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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 Scope FY 2011 FY 2012
Total Number of Employees as Reported in the President's Budget 58,103 56,919
Total Acres of Land Managed 176,319 141,723
Total Number of Buildings Owned 10,020 9,782
Total Number of Buildings Leased (GSA and Non-GSA Lease) 1,420 1,130
Total Building Gross Square Feet (GSF) 32,770,848 29,476,109
Operates in Number of Locations Throughout U.S. 51 51
Total Number of Fleet Vehicles Owned 272 397
Total Number of Fleet Vehicles Leased 5,814 6,072
Total Number of Exempted-Fleet Vehicles (Tactical, Law Enforcement, Emergency, Etc.) 43 114

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 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Building Sustainable Buildings
Gas Pump Fleet Management
Water Drop Water Management
Pollution Pollution Prevention
Shopping Cart Sustainable Acquisition
Light Bulb Electronic Stewardship
Solar Power Renewable Energy
Rain Climate Change Adaptation

Our Performance

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

See our 2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan (SSPP)

Updated: Thursday, December 5, 2013