DGS sustainability manager Dan Burgoyne (L) talked about how the state is conserving water at government facilities during a panel discussion today at the Green Technology summit in Sacramento.

Sustainability experts from the DGS Real Estate Services Division shared how the state is moving toward greener, Zero Net Energy buildings. There was also a workshop focused on how DGS’ Procurement Division is helping state agencies buy greener products and develop green contracts.  The Building Standards Commission was on hand with information on CALGreen building code updates. Deputy State Architect Bob Chase provided an update on implementation of Proposition 39 for school district’s planning to increase energy efficiency and other sustainability measures on their campuses.

Read more about the summit.

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services 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, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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