Energy conservation in leased space
Oregon has some of the most aggressive sustainability requirements in the country and agencies are expected to exercise wise stewardship of Oregon's environmental resources. The Oregon Sustainability Board was created in 2001 by the Oregon Sustainability Act. Since its inception, the Board worked with state agencies to create sustainability plans and encouraged innovation among communities. The Board re-instituted the Interagency Sustainability Coordinators Network comprised of representatives from the top 25 key agencies to implement and monitor internal agency operations for conservation efforts. More information about sustainability efforts in state agencies is available on the DAS sustainability website.
Water reduction in leased space
On July 27, 2015, Governor Brown issued Executive Order 15-09 directing state agencies to reduce water consumption by 15 percent or more across all state-owned facilities on or before December 31, 2020, and to work with private building owners who lease facilities to state agencies to reduce non-essential water consumption at their buildings. As the state explores avenues to conserve water in its own assets, we kindly ask that you look for ways to reduce non-essential water consumption wherever practicable. Learn more about drought conditions in Oregon and suggestions for water conservation. We are grateful for whatever you can do to help.