Technology Performance Exchange Project
A collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Federal Energy Management Program Office and the Building Technologies Office, the Technology Performance Exchange will establish a Web-based portal and accompanying database that allows technology suppliers to submit product performance data that private and public sector end users can use to make fact-based procurement decisions. Suppliers will populate the database with technologies that affect building activities, including construction, commissioning, maintenance, monitoring, equipment, and verification.
This project will help the U.S. energy efficiency technology market by providing objective product performance data to building engineers and designers. Such data will allow these stakeholders to perform their own business case assessments without having to incur the costs associated with testing the equipment individually. Once DOE establishes a standard methodology, technology suppliers will be responsible for populating the database.
The Technology Performance Exchange is currently in development. DOE expects to release the first version in early 2013.