The DMV’s new office in Fresno became the state’s first zero net energy building since Gov. Jerry Brown in 2012 issued a directive compelling state departments to offset their energy use when they renovate facilities.
The DMV’s new office in Fresno became the state’s first zero net energy building since Gov. Jerry Brown in 2012 issued a directive compelling state departments to offset their energy use when they renovate facilities. Juan Esparza Loera Vida en el Valle file photo, 2014
The DMV’s new office in Fresno became the state’s first zero net energy building since Gov. Jerry Brown in 2012 issued a directive compelling state departments to offset their energy use when they renovate facilities. Juan Esparza Loera Vida en el Valle file photo, 2014

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Are Jerry Brown’s green state buildings worth their price?

November 14, 2017 02:46 PM

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