|Buy Green Fuel: Renewable Diesel |
Renewable diesel is made from renewable resources and has a lower carbon intensity than conventional diesel. Because this commodity is made from renewable resources, it is considered an environmentally preferable purchase. The Department of General Services has recently released new contracts and policy (Management Memo 15-07) for renewable diesel fuel.
View the Fuel Contracts
|CA Recognized for Green Fleet |
During the annual Green Fleet Conference held in Ohio earlier this month, the State of California was recognized for its green fleet operations. The award competition, which is open to all federal, state, and local governments, is judged based on seven categories: fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet utilization, education, executive and employee involvement, and supporting programs.
View State of California Contracts for cars and trucks.
Read more about the 2015 Government Green Fleet Award.
|Announcing New and Improved Layout for Buying Green |
Welcome to the new and improved Buying Green website. This new layout will provide better support and functionality for large screen monitors and mobile device users. While content accessibility has improved, please ensure your devices are running the most updated version of your browser for the best viewing experience.
|Government EPP Programs Across the Nation Now Profiled on NASPO |
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) Green Purchasing Committee set out to identify and share environmentally preferable purchasing best practices. California's EPP program contributed as part of the committee in the recently developed State Green Purchasing Profiles. These profiles highlight each state that practices green purchasing. Navigate the profiles using the State Green Profile Map
|California Drought News & Resources |
The California Drought Portal is the primary source of news reporting California's current drought issues and conditions. Additionally, it links to resources and partnering websites for further information.
Save Our Water, a statewide website, provides ideas and inspiration for permanently reducing water use.
|DGS EPP and SABRC Compliant Contracts |
The California Department of General Services (DGS) offers statewide contracts that assist state agencies and the legislature to achieve State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign (SABRC) compliance, as defined by Public Contract Code Sections 12153-12156, and support California Department of Resources, Recycling, and Recovery’s (CalRecycle) waste diversion goals. These contracts offer and promote products containing recycled materials that meet the SABRC postconsumer recycled content requirement for that category. As state agencies increase their SABRC purchases and recycled resource utilization improves in the marketplace, solid waste intended for California’s landfills will be diverted and subsequently lessen the burden of waste management on future generations.
The Buying Green website contains links to EPP and SABRC compliant contracts. Additionally, the DGS State Contract Index List indicates, both, EPP and SABRC compliance by contract.
Click here to view the State Contract Index List
Click here for more information on SABRC and SABRC reporting
|Buying Green Lamp Lifecycle Calculator |
DGS' Environmentally Preferable Purchasing program partnered with California Lighting Technology Center to develop a web-based lifecycle cost calculator to calculate cost of lamp ownership over time. The calculator displays an estimated comparison between existing lighting technologies and more new energy efficient technologies that are commercially available today.
|Learn How to Buy Green |
DGS EPP program and California Procurement & Contracting Academy (Cal-PCA) have partnered to educate state buyers on Buying Green through Cal-PCA Basic. Attend any Cal-PCA Basic to learn the basics on how to incorporate EPP into your procurement.
|Green Best Practices: Measuring EPP Success |
In a presentation for NASPO on Green Best Practices, the State of California EPP program explored the topic of ‘measuring success” and shared California’s experience and challenges in developing metrics and assessing spend versus environmental impacts.
Recorded Webinar with slide deck:
NASPO Green Purchasing Webinar Series, Resources
|Green Guide for Greener State Buildings |