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Blueprint Tasks: Resources

Below is Action Item 4 and associated tasks from the strategy, Building Better Buildings: A Blueprint for Sustainable State Facilities (Blueprint). The Blueprint contains a ten-point plan to implement the Governor's sustainable building goal. Links to key deliverables are provided, if available.

Action Item 4 Invest additional resources for full-scale implementation of sustainable building practices. Due Date


Identify the existing fiscal resources in various state agencies that are applicable to the sustainable building effort.



Prepare and submit a joint program budget change proposal that reflects the identification of new resources and the redirection and/or augmentation of existing resources to fund the recommendations in the Blueprint.

May 2002


Pursue additional funding options to implement the sustainable building goal.



  • Identify and analyze options for financing capital outlay projects. Consider the state's G$Smart program, municipal and investor owned utility programs, Power Authority bond funding, Public Utility Commission's public goods charge monies, federal, state, nonprofit grant funding, and other mechanisms.


4-3b Prepare and submit proposals for additional funding.



Prepare a proposal to include an additional funding increment for design analysis in capital outlay budget packages. The Department of General Services proposed and the Department of Finance reviewed and approved increasing design fees on a project-by-project basis.


Last updated: September 4, 2014
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