The Department of General Services (DGS) has numerous concurrent and impactful projects being implemented statewide. The information below highlights a few projects to share some of the innovative recent accomplishments from DGS’ Office of Sustainability.
Canopy Solar Photovoltaic System – Office of Emergency Services
A new Canopy Solar Photovoltaic System at The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in Mather, CA is projected to save about $1,659,000 over the 25-year contract. Savings estimate is compared to paying their local utility for the same amount of electricity. It was installed last year and saves Cal OES money and meets mandates for renewables.
Energy Saving Retrofit – California Highway Patrol
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy in West Sacramento aimed to reduce annual energy use by replacing existing lighting with new high-efficiency LED lighting. The retrofit saved 1.2 million kilowatt hours, which is 27 percent more than was originally projected. The energy savings could power more than 120 homes for a year and provided efficient lighting for the various tasks and activities at the academy.
Electric Vehicle Service Equipment Installation – California Department of Public Health
The Richmond-based California Department of Public Health Lab is a zero net energy (ZNE) building that produces as much clean renewable energy as it consumes at the energy generation source over the course of a year. The installation of an additional 37 Level II Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE) chargers, including four EVSE stalls that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), contributes to the facility’s sustainability.
Learn more about energy-saving retrofits, clean energy generation projects, electric vehicle infrastructure and policy development at the DGS Office of Sustainability website.