Strategic Plan Goals - Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability (OS) is responsible for coordinating and developing DGS’ policies to reduce California’s environmental footprint by greening the state’s buildings, fleet, and other purchases and practices. 

Strategic Goals


  • Install 30 megawatts (MW) of solar power at state facilities in 2017 to contribute toward an overall goal of 100 MW installed in state facilities by 2020.
  • Develop a comprehensive recycling policy and implement integrated recycling programs in 58 DGS-owned buildings.
  • Implement governor’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) action plan goals by assessing total number of parking spots statewide and installing 840 Level 1 and 65 Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in state parking facilities.*
  • Reduce energy usage in existing state facilities by 2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) as Phase 1 of a three-year project for a total of 25 million kWh reduction.
  • Publish an online Sustainability Policies and Best Practices Manual for state agencies.
  • Complete a zero net energy (ZNE) policy for state facilities and deliver training to client agencies.

*Goal carried over from 2016

View the 2017 Strategic Plan Booklet here.