The Department of General Services’ Sustainability and Energy Management Division (DGS-SE) is responsible for transforming the District’s utilities and building footprint, through energy and sustainability efforts while saving taxpayer dollars and creating local jobs. The District’s real estate portfolio provides workspace to 77 agencies, serves approximately 100,000 occupants each weekday , and is composed of approximately 40 million square feet of building space across more than 840 facilities. The DGS-SE Division has three core objectives: limit portfolio resource consumption and environmental impacts, increase digital control and system knowledge of the building portfolio, and, deliver cost savings to District taxpayers and agencies.
DGS-SE supports citywide climate and sustainability initiatives, such as Carbon Neutral and Climate Resilient DC, Sustainable DC 2.0, and Clean Energy DC plans. Mayor Bowser’s pledge to make Washington, DC carbon-neutral and climate-resilient by 2050 will transform Washington, DC into the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city for both District residents and employees.
Summary of Services
The DGS-SE Division executes the following high-performance program and policy efforts that cut across the entire agency:
• Data, Technology, and Education
• Climate and Energy
• Building Design and Operations
• Water and Stormwater
• Trash, Recycling, and Composting
• Health and Safety
By the Numbers
DGS-SE is advancing the following Sustainable DC targets:
• Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2032
• Increase the use of renewable energy to make up 50% of the District’s energy supply
• Cut citywide energy use by 50 % relative to 2012