The Department of General Services has released updated building operations and maintenance guidelines focused on achieving operating efficiency improvements and water and resource conservation in state buildings.

The green guidelines provide state building and facility managers with best practices and procedures for integrated pest management, drought measures, landscaping practices and maintenance of building exteriors.

The DGS management memo is part of a series of directives to state agencies designed to implement Governor Brown’s Green Building Executive Order (EO B-18-12) on energy and resource conservation in state buildings.

Read DGS Management Memo 15-06.

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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