Construction of the Porterville Developmental Center’s new main kitchen and administration building —a Department of General Services-managed project—has been honored with two awards from the Western Council of Construction Consumers.

Overseen by the DGS Real Estate Services Division for the California Department of Developmental Services, the project won the WCCC’s Exceptional Project Achievement Award in the New Buildings category, as well as the Sustainability Excellence Distinction Award.

According to the WCCC, the awards were presented to organizations with projects demonstrating “safe, cost-effective, high-quality construction…that are both inspirational and instructive to our industry.”

The awards were presented at the Western Council’s annual Owners’ Project Excellence Awards program held in Costa Mesa, California.

Last year, the buildings earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for new construction. DGS works with other state agencies to ensure that their buildings meet the goals set by Governor Brown through his Green Building Executive Order, which calls for new or renovated state buildings larger than 10,000 square feet to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED “silver” certification or higher

Photo by Michael Urbanek.  

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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