In 2011 the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services issued a request for applications (RFA) for METS participants. Product companies were required to provide cost-effective improvements in the following areas:
- HVAC and lighting controls and sensors
- Meters, sub-meters, and related measuring and monitoring software
- HVAC and service hot water systems
- Building management systems
- Energy and plug load management systems
- Renewable energy (e.g. solar PV, solar heating, wind geothermal)
- Envelope technologies, including roof, wall, fenestration, foundation, and assembly systems
- Clean distributed generation, including combined heat and power
- Lab and fume hood technologies
- Interior finishes and/or furnishings that reduce toxic indoor gases
- Water efficiency, including recycling systems and uses
- Storm water management in buildings and sites
- Analytical tools and software
Recently, a panel of technical experts chosen by the City Council and the Bloomberg administration reviewed proposals and selected finalists based on competitive criteria including benefits and savings of projects, product viability, scalability, and job creation. Recently, the City matched four municipal sites with green tech companies, and is seeking placement for two additional projects. See the list of locations, companies and projects.
For periodic updates on METS, visit Innovative Technologies.