DMV Dedicates New Field Office in Tracy
California Department of Motor Vehicles
Media Relations Office
2415 First Avenue, MS F-122, Sacramento, CA 95818
Contact: DMV Media Relations
January 27, 2008
TRACYThe California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) officially dedicated its new, larger, energy-efficient Tracy Office this morning during special ceremonies at 2785 Auto Plaza Drive in Tracy.
“The DMV has the customer and the environment in mind when we construct new DMV facilities,” said DMV Director George Valverde. “With the growth of San Joaquin Valley in recent years, this is a building that will serve the growing needs of the City of Tracy.”
At the direction of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Green Building Initiative (Executive Order S-20-04), the DMV and other state agencies are taking measures to reduce electricity use in government buildings 20 percent by 2015. Designed to maximize energy conservation efforts, the 9,600 square-foot office will replace the DMV quarters on 324 E 11th Street since 1987. The new office – which opened December 15 to the public – will service approximately 115,000 customers annually with 19 DMV employees.
The new DMV building will be the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building in southern San Joaquin County. Upon final certification the facility will achieve “LEED Silver” certification as recognized by the United States Green Building Council.
This energy efficient building design and site development has been incorporated with sustainable building materials, energy monitoring building systems, on-site energy production through the use of roof mounted photo-voltaic panels, extensive use of day lighting and glazing systems, drought-tolerant landscaping, and water-efficient plumbing and irrigation systems.
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.
“The DMV is a leader in green government operations,” said California Department of General Services Director Will Bush. “DGS is proud to partner with DMV in managing this, and several other DMV building projects around the state, which are models of energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.”
Today’s event highlights the DMV’s stepped-up effort toward building more energy-efficient field offices with the customer in mind. New offices have previously been opened in Rocklin, East Riverside, (Riverside County) Fairfield (Solano County) West Hollywood (Los Angeles County), Bishop (Inyo County), King City (Kern County), Clovis (Fresno County), San Ysidro (San Diego County), and South Sacramento (Sacramento County).
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 titles vehicles and vessels; investigates auto and identity-related fraud; and licenses car dealers, driving schools, and traffic violator schools.
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