California State Lottery Headquarters Building - LEED EBOM Silver
California Lottery Commission

The 165,000 square foot California Lottery Headquarters building in Sacramento is the central administrative building for the California Lottery, occupied by 450 Lottery employees and the state Lottery Commission. Ackerstein Sustainability guided the building team to successfully certify the Headquarters LEED EB O+M Silver in February, 2016. 


The 4-year old building was designed and constructed to operate sustainably: key features include a solar PV array, a green roof, and daylight responsive lighting all of which contributed to a LEED for New Construction certification upon completion. However a holistic sustainable operations and maintenance program was never put in place after the Lottery moved into the building.  In addition, in order to meet the Governor’s Green Building Mandate deadline, the project team had to work with a very compressed certification timeline. Ackerstein Sustainability worked with the Lottery Operations staff on all aspects of the project, ensuring systems were in put in place so that the day-to-day building operations met the CA Lottery’s internal sustainability goals and achieved LEED Certification.

The building’s waste audit identified the opportunity to divert a large percentage of landfilled waste into an organics collection for compost, the Lottery is in the process of incorporating this into their waste management program.  The employee transportation survey revealed a solid carpool base, and more importantly, significant interest from employees who drive alone to work to explore carpooling as a transportation alternative. The Lottery is working to promote and support the expansion of carpooling amongst employees.  Finally, the Lottery realized the importance of ongoing training and education for their operations team in sustainable building operations and is offering ‘green’ trainings and professional development opportunities going forward.