California now has a total of 125 state-owned and state-leased buildings that are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The LEED program rates buildings for qualities like efficiency, sustainability and air quality to promote healthier and safer buildings for their occupants and communities.

New or renovated buildings and leases more than 10,000 square feet and existing buildings and leases more than 50,000 square feet must be LEED certified under Governor Brown’s green building executive order. Using LEED, California’s state building managers are able to track progress toward sustainability targets and earn nationally recognized certification.  

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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