DMV OPENS ITS LATEST ENERGY EFFICIENT OFFICE WITH GRAND OPENING IN CLOVIS

California Department of Motor Vehicles
Media Relations Office
2415 First Avenue, MS F-122, Sacramento, CA 95818
Contact: DMV Media Relations

August 8 , 2007

Clovis – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) officially dedicated a new, larger and more energy efficient office serving the City of Clovis and surrounding communities today with special ceremonies and an open house to showcase the new facility. The building is in the midst of earning Silver certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building rating system.

A picture of DMV Director George Valverde

DMV Director George Valverde speaks during the August 8 dedication of the
new Clovis Field Office.

"The DMV is committed to building energy efficient offices which contributes to customer and employee well-being and productivity," said DMV Director George Valverde. "The Clovis office is built in a growing community with the customer in mind."

Director Valverde noted that the Department looked at Clovis as an opportunity to find a location which afforded more interior space as well as ample customer parking.

The Clovis office is the first State-leased facility of its kind to earn LEED certification in the State of California. Clovis joins South Sacramento and San Ysidro as the department's first "green" field offices.

The office includes a well-designed ventilation and monitoring system, reduced-flow plumbing fixtures that will conserve water, and a storm run-off system that will settle out sediment reducing the load on the city's infrastructure. The facility also includes a carport, a small garden setting with benches and a motorcycle test pattern.

Obtaining Silver LEED certification also required sorting and recycling waste during construction.  New materials were also specified with high recycled content. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. It was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, a 10,000-member non-profit trade organization, which has developed the LEED system to promote a whole-building approach to sustainability.


Don’t Stand In Line, Go Online! Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Web site (www.dmv.ca.gov), including online appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions.
DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, which is under the direction of Secretary Dale E. Bonner. The DMV licenses drivers; maintains driving records; registers and tracks official ownership of vehicles and vessels; investigates auto and identity-related fraud; and licenses car dealers, driving schools, and traffic violator schools.


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