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Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-1812, which mandates State Agencies to implement energy efficiency at State Owned Buildings. The Executive Order is an unfunded mandate and thus the Agencies hold the responsibility to arrive at strategies to meet the executive order. The Department of General Services (DGS) was designated as the lead department to assist State Agencies to meet the order. As a result, DGS formed the Statewide Energy Retrofit Program. The Statewide Energy Retrofit Program will utilize the services of pre-qualified “Energy Service Companies” to conduct preliminary assessments and investment grade audits. Contracting will be done through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), thus the savings will be guaranteed by the ESCOs. The Program will use several funding sources including Utility On-Bill Finance Programs, the State’s own revolving loan program, and another loan program called GS $Mart.