Department of General Services (DGS)

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE'RE DOING

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. DGS helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, administrative hearings, legal services, building standards, oversight of structural safety, fire/life safety and accessibility for the design and construction of K-12 public schools and community colleges, and funding for school construction.

DGS is reducing its environmental footprint through sustainable state government operations and practices. As California’s business manager, DGS provides real estate services for state agencies and manages many of the state’s largest office buildings. A majority of DGS buildings have been retro-commissioned to improve operations and maintenance and enhance energy efficiency. DGS also leads the state in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification efforts with more than half of its buildings LEED certified.




In response to Governor Brown’s declaration of a drought in California, DGS took a series of immediate and aggressive water conservation actions at state facilities. Water conservation measures initiated by DGS include: cutting the amount of water used in landscaping, upgrading irrigation systems and indoor plumbing fixtures in DGS buildings, shutting off fountains and water features on state property, and instituting a moratorium on nonessential landscaping projects at state facilities.


Facilities1

The following is a list of facilities for this agency or department.

1 Not all facilities may be listed here for this agency.

USE PER YEAR
progress through 2016
15.6%
reduction
Energy Saved:
192.87 Million kBtu
2016 vs. 2003
11.38%
reduction
Water Saved:
33.31 Million Gallons
2016 vs. 2010
48.42%
reduction
Reduced Emissions:
60.73 Thousand MT
2016 vs. 2010
WATER USE
DURING DROUGHT
27.66%
reduction
2016 vs. 2013
DEPARTMENT AT A GLANCE
CALENDAR YEAR 2016
1.04
Billion kBtu
Total Grid Energy Usage
55
Total Facilities
259.29
Million Gallons
Total Water Usage
16.19
Million sqft
Total Floor Space
64.69
Thousand MT
Total GHG Emissions
29
Total LEED Certified Buildings
0
kWh
Total Generated From Renewable Sources