California Public Employees Retirement System (CALPERS)

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE'RE DOING

CalPERS has long been a leader in sustainability and is committed to preserving the State's natural resources. Executive Order B-18-12 mandates state agencies to reduce their total grid-based energy by 20% by 2018 as compared to 2003. The total energy use represented on this website reflects only part of the story. This measure does not account for the 62% increase in total square footage that CalPERS has experienced since 2003, through the acquisition of additional properties to the existing headquarters.

The total energy use only measures an increase in energy. Rather than comparing total energy usage to determine savings, a more appropriate unit of comparison, for this situation, is energy use intensity (EUI) which provides energy consumption per square foot. This allows for a better means to measure energy consumption despite the increase in square footage. In 2016, Lincoln Plaza's EUI was reduced by 32% as compared to 2003.

CalPERS will continue to make significant efforts to reduce the impact of the organization's operations on the environment. For more information on Lincoln Plaza's Green Building Accomplishments visit the website.

Below are a few of the achievements and updates to the conservation program:

  • In May 2014, Lincoln Plaza East/West building was rated LEED Certified Platinum® by USGBC, Lincoln Plaza North building received LEED Certified Gold® in August 2014 followed by Lincoln Plaza South building achieving LEED Certified Gold® in October 2015.
  • Lincoln Plaza buildings are Energy Star Certified, with energy performance within the 87th percentile of buildings in the national population. In 2017, Lincoln Plaza South rated 94, Lincoln Plaza East/West scored 94, and Lincoln Plaza North received 87.


Facilities1

The following is a list of facilities for this agency or department.

1 Not all facilities may be listed here for this agency.

USE PER YEAR
progress through 2017
44.39%
increase
Energy Increase:
19954205.8 kBtu
2017 vs. 2003
23.11%
reduction
Water Saved:
6.07 Million Gallons
2017 vs. 2010
78.79%
reduction
Reduced Emissions:
5.1 Thousand MT
2017 vs. 2010
WATER USE
DURING DROUGHT
31.54%
reduction
2017 vs. 2013
DEPARTMENT AT A GLANCE
CALENDAR YEAR 2017
64.9
Million kBtu
Total Grid Energy Usage
3
Total Facilities
20.19
Million Gallons
Total Water Usage
1.24
Million sqft
Total Floor Space
1.37
Thousand MT
Total GHG Emissions
3
Total LEED Certified Buildings
3.16
Million kWh
Total Generated From Renewable Sources