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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 2012 FY 2013
Total Number of Employees as Reported in the President's Budget 56,919 55,883
Total Acres of Land Managed 141,723 139,929
Total Number of Buildings Owned 9,782 10,015
Total Number of Buildings Leased (GSA and Non-GSA Lease) 1,130 1,402
Total Building Gross Square Feet (GSF) 29,476,109 32,303,213
Operates in Number of Locations Throughout U.S. 51 51
Operates in Number of Locations Outside of U.S. 9 9
Total Number of Fleet Vehicles Owned 397 393
Total Number of Fleet Vehicles Leased 6,072 5,753
Total Number of Exempted-Fleet Vehicles (Tactical, Law Enforcement, Emergency, Etc.) 98 85
Total Amount Contracts Awarded as Reported in FPDS ($Millions) 6,380 6,054

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 Emissions Greenhouse Gas Emissions Scopes 1 & 2
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Greenhouse Gas Emissions Scope 3
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
Contracts Performance-based Contracts

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: Tuesday, August 26, 2014