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Sustainability in Core Operations

DOT ensures its operations and facilities meet performance goals to reduce consumption of natural resources and minimize impacts on the environment.

A Snapshot of Our Agency

Agency Size and ScopeFY 2012FY 2013
Total Number of Employees as Reported in the President's Budget56,91955,883
Total Acres of Land Managed141,723139,929
Total Number of Buildings Owned9,78210,015
Total Number of Buildings Leased (GSA and Non-GSA Lease)1,1301,402
Total Building Gross Square Feet (GSF)29,476,10932,303,213
Operates in Number of Locations Throughout U.S.5151
Operates in Number of Locations Outside of U.S.99
Total Number of Fleet Vehicles Owned397393
Total Number of Fleet Vehicles Leased6,0725,753
Total Number of Exempted-Fleet Vehicles (Tactical, Law Enforcement, Emergency, Etc.)9885
Total Amount Contracts Awarded as Reported in FPDS ($Millions)6,3806,054

In order to meet public laws, Presidential mandates, and lessen the impact of operations, DOT has set milestones to reduce impacts on natural resources while increasing the use of alternative technologies to function sustainably. DOT monitors and reports on performance metrics to ensure targets are met.

Sustainability Initiatives & Targets

Greenhouse Gas EmissionsGreenhouse Gas Emissions Scopes 1 & 2
Greenhouse Gas EmissionsGreenhouse Gas Emissions Scope 3
BuildingSustainable Buildings
Gas PumpFleet Management
Water DropWater Management
PollutionPollution Prevention
Shopping CartSustainable Acquisition
Light BulbElectronic Stewardship
Solar PowerRenewable Energy
RainClimate Change Adaptation
ContractsPerformance-based Contracts

Our Performance

See our reports to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to track our annual progress.

See our latest Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP)

Updated: Thursday, December 18, 2014