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DGS Central Plant

Designed to eliminate water discharge into the Sacramento River and provide greater energy efficiency, the Central Plant at 6th and Q Streets in Sacramento provides chilled water for cooling, steam for heating and compressed air for controls to 23 existing State-owned office buildings in the downtown Capitol area. The complete project included a new facility, demolition of the existing plant built in 1968 and a new thermal energy storage.

At the time of its completion, the new facility was the most energy efficient central plant west of the Mississippi River. In addition, the design-build team’s solution provided the State with an all new campus with room for expansion, a LEED Platinum certification versus the required LEED Silver and no disruption to the existing plant’s operations during construction.


  • Site Planning
  • Architectural Design
  • Fire Marshal Reviews
  • Construction Documenta­tion
  • Construction Support


  • 2012 Governor’s Environmental and Economical Leadership Award for Sustainable Facilities
  • 2011 Western Council of Construction Consumers – Exceptional Project Award
  • 2011 Building Design + Construction Building Team Awards – Bronze
  • 2011 DBIA-WPR “Magic of Design-Build” Awards – Best Civic Project
  • 2011 McGraw-Hill/ENR California – Best Government/Public Building
  • 2011 SacTown Magazine’s Best of the City Award
  • 2011 – 2012 Sacramento Business Journal’s Real Estate Project of the Year Award
  • 2011 – National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) / ICIP Award of Excellence, Winner of Sustainability
  • 2010 Steel Tank Institute – Tank of the Year
  • 2010 Liberty Mutual Silver Safety Award

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California Department of General Services


Sacramento, CA


78,500 s.f.


October 2010