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The Department of General Services has released new guidelines designed to reduce energy use in new building design and construction; major building alterations and building additions; existing state-owned buildings, and new and renegotiated state building leases.

The guidelines – a result of Governor Brown’s green building executive order which calls for more energy efficient state buildings and operations- will help state agencies improve the efficiency of their facilities, reduce operating costs and reduce state government’s impact on the environment.

Read DGS Management Memo 15-04.

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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