In 2012, Governor Brown issued a sweeping executive order directing all state agencies, departments, and other state entities to reduce their energy use by 20 percent by 2018 (compared to a 2003 baseline). Recently, a new website has been launched tracking their progress- and making it available to the public.
At http://www.greenbuildings.ca.gov/, you can browse the progress made by each state department towards reaching the energy conservation goals. California’s State Buildings have already reached a 22% reduction in water usage, although the goal has been accelerated to 25% by the end of 2015 in light of the drought.
Many departments have made great progress with reducing energy usage. For example, the California Department of Health has shown a 30% reduction in energy usage at its buildings since 2003. Others however, are not making as much progress, and some have even shown an increase in energy usage. The California Office of Emergency Services, for example, has seen a 52% increase in energy consumption since 2003.
Overall though, California State buildings have reduced their energy usage by 12%, and are on-track to meeting the 20% reduction goal.