Patent office’s open data efforts detailed in new report
April 17, 2015
As the U.S. patent office has been working to boost its open data offerings, a new report offers a look at where the agency currently stands.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The General Services Administration issued a request for information to gather input on new sustainable building technologies in support of its Green Proving Ground program that aims to find technologies that have the potential to improve economic and environmental performance in federal buildings.
The RFI invites industry and stakeholders to submit information to the program, which will be used in the selection process for technologies to test as part of GPG’s 2013 program. Technologies that are chosen for the program are tested in GSA’s federally-owned buildings.
GSA is seeking information on innovative building technologies and practices that can be donated or provided via testing agreements at no cost. The RFI will remain open until November 23.
GPG leverages GSA’s real estate portfolio as a test bed to evaluate the viability of emerging building technologies and practices to save energy, water and reduce operational costs. Results from these evaluations will continue to assist GSA in finding ways to make buildings more efficient and assist industry in deploying new technologies and practices into the broader market.