Press Release Archives


  • Governor Brown Honors California Organizations With 2013 Environmental Leadership Award: CalEPA Press Release

  • California’s State Vehicle Fleet Among the Nation’s Greenest. DGS NewsWire

  • Department of General Services Director Fred Klass talks energy savings in state buildings through a partnership with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District and its smart grid initiative. Watch the SMUD video!

  • New mental health treatment building at California State Prison-Sacramento receives Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification: CDCR Press Release

  • Mental Health Treatment Building at California Medical Facility Receives Top Honors for Energy Efficiency: CDCR Press Release

  • Governor Brown’s office issues a 2013 Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan: Read the Action Plan.

  • DGS Wins State's Top Environmental Honor: DGS NewsWire





  • DGS and the Department of Mental Health Build State-of-the-Art "Green" Kitchen at Metropolitan State Hospital in Southern California (DGS Press Release) December 2009
  • State Buildings Plug Into Smart Grid (DGS Press Release) November 2009
  • State of California's "Green" Building Portfolio Continues to Grow: 25 State Office Buildings Cited for Energy & Environmental Leadership. (DGS Press Release) October 2009
  • California Green Building Standards Code Serves as Key Resource for New International Code. (CA Building Standards Commission Press Release) September 2009
  • State of California's New Central Plant Online; Heating and Cooling 20,000 State Workers: Largest facility of its kind built to meet LEED Gold 'green' standard. (DGS Press Release)  August 2009
  • New Caltrans solar projects will save state $52.5 million in energy costs, support jobs and reduce global warming (Caltrans Press Release) June 2009

  • DMV dedicates new green facility in Tracy. (DMV Press Release) January 28, 2009


  • State Officials Announce Completion of California's New 'Green' Central Plant Steelwork (DGS Press Release) (Video) September 12, 2008
  • Scientists Promote Global Cooling with White Roofs and Cool Pavements (CA Energy Commission Press Release) September 9, 2008
  • State of California Announces Latest "Green" Buildings (DGS Press Release) (FTB Green Guide Booklet) July 10, 2008
  • Franchise Tax Board and CA Department of General Services Win SMUD Award for Responsible Energy Stewardship (SMUD Press Release) June 23, 2008
  • State of California Launches the Nation's First Statewide Green Buildings Database (DGS Press Release) June 4, 2008
  • Green Means Gold for State Health Buildings: U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Awards LEED Gold for Operations & Maintenance (DGS Press Release) April 10, 2008
  • State Awards First 'Green Schools' Funding Grant to Animo Venice Charter High School. (State Allocation Board Press Release) February 28, 2008
  • State's First Renovated Building Gets Green Designation. (DGS Press Release) February 27, 2008


  • Energy Policy Report Puts Greenhouse Gas Reductions Front and Center of State Agenda. CA Energy Commission Press Release (December 5, 2007)
  • State Breaks Ground on New Central Plant. DGS Press Release (November 28, 2007)
  • Public Utilities Commission Approves Innovative Plan to Make Energy Efficiency "Business as Usual" in California. PUC Press Release (October 18, 2007)
  • Regulations Passed to Begin Funding "Green Schools" for California. DGS Press Release (October 3, 2007)
  • CA Department of General Services and Integrated Waste Management Board Recognized as Green Electronics Champions. DGS Press ReleaseU.S. EPA Press Release (October 2, 2007)
  • Public Utilities Commission Decision Gives Commercial Building Tenants a Tool to Lower Power Bills and Increase Energy Efficiency & Demand Response. PUC Press Release (September 7, 2007)
  • DMV Opens Energy-Efficient Office in Clovis. DMV Press Release (August 8, 2007)
  • DMV San Ysidro Office Earns Incentives for "Going Green." DMV Press Release (June 6, 2007)
  • Department of General Services Celebrates Earth Day; Announces Plans for US Green Building Council Certification of Ziggurat Building. DGS Press Release (April 17, 2007)
  • New DMV Office Certified Green. DMV Press Release (March 6 2007)
  • DMV Office Becomes Part of Million Solar Rooftops Plan. DMV Press Release. (January 30, 2007)


  • Energy-Efficient State Capitol Christmas Tree Powered by Fuel Cell. See CalEPA Press Release (December 6, 2006)
  • California Honored for Energy Efficient & Environmentally Responsible State Buildings. See DGS Press Release (November 17, 2006)
  • DMV Opens Green, Energy-Efficient Office in Southern California. See DMV Press Release (October 25, 2006)
  • State & Utilities Join Forces to Save Energy in State Buildings. See DGS Press Release (August 29, 2006)
  • Education Building Achieves Highest Environmental Honor. See DGS Press Release  (July 27, 2006)
  • California State Government Takes the Lead, Reducing the Flow of Old Carpet in Landfills See DGS Press Release.  (June 14, 2006)
  • CA State Teachers Retirement Fund to Build Green Headquarters Building along the Sacramento River. See CalSTRS Press Release. (April 12, 2006)