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  • Address: 800 Summer St, NE Salem, OR 97301
  • Tenant: Secretary of State's Office, Archives Division
  • Square footage: 68,290
  • Date completed: 1991
   Archives Building 

Building History
The Oregon State Archives Building opened in 1991. The two story building features underground parking for 26 vehicles. The exterior is made of marble and granite. Engraved in the exterior walls and the surrounding pavement are several quotes related to Oregon. 
 
Mill creek flows between the State Archives Building and the Veterans' Building. A trail along the side of the State Archives Building is part of the Mill Creek Watershed Education Program, which was funded in part by the Oregon State Lottery and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Governor's Watershed Enhancement Board.
     
Source:   http://myweb.msoe.edu/~westr/salem3
 

Green Team

 The Archives Building plans to create a Green Team.
 

Sustainability
Energy Conservation
The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has designated its buildings as resource conservation zones. This means DAS works hard to save energy and water in its buildings, as well as ensure employees and tenants recycle to the best of their ability. The goal is to save taxpayer money and care for the environment to the greatest extent possible.
    
Energy Savings Report
  DAS compares all bills to the calendar year 2000 as a baseline.  The goal and OAR require a 20 percent reduction in electricity and natural gas usage by 2015. DAS does not adjust the buildings without baseline adjustments for weather or any other factors. The savings column represents the combined electric and gas savings in Btu’s compared to the year 2000 usage. The Energy Cost column includes the totals for electric and gas – not all utilities.    

Year
Electrical Usage (kWh)
Gas Usage (therms)
Energy Cost
Savings over the year 2000
2000
1,303,720
57,750
$98,782
 
2001
1,217,623
53,118
$109,124
-7%
2002
1,194,877
52,099
$134,497
-9%
2003
1,233,219
44,634
$117,562
-15%
2004
1,210,593
33,846
$110,366
-27%
2005
1,231,170
41,366
$127,260
-18%
2006
1,255,594
40,612
$138,707
-18%
2007
1,217,073
31,646
$135,684
-28%
2008
1,053,270
32,575
$133,434
-33%
2009
977,883
31,032
$120,849
-37%
 
 
Electricity Scorecards
The quarterly scorecard provides a quick report on electricity reductions, compliance with the 20 percent reduction target, recent night audit results, and tips for conservation. Here are the scorecards for the building.

October 2009
January 2010
May 2010
 
 
Night Audits
 As part of the effort to conserve resources, DAS conducts quarterly night audits of the buildings. They walk through the spaces to ensure that lights, appliances, and equipment remains off during unoccupied times. Here are the results of the audits for the building.

August 2009 
February 2010 
 
 

Transportation

 The manner in which we travel to and from the building impacts sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions. The following summarizes the sustainable transportation options around the building.
 
Bike Routes
http://www.cityofsalem.net/Departments/PublicWorks/TransportationServices/tr_planning/BikeMap/Pages/default.aspx 
 

Certifications or Awards
The following summarizes the recognition received for the building:

  • EarthWISE certification from Marion County. This is a designation for organizations who commit to observe environmentally-friendly practices in their facilities.
EarthWISE logo 

Renovations and Major Projects
The following summarizes the capital projects in the building:
 

Year
Type of Project
Project Description
Incentives Received*
Resource Savings Expected
Pictures
2010 or 2011
Replacement
Chiller is scheduled to be replaced in 2010 or 2011. ARRA funds, ETOEnergy savings not yet calculatedNot yet
      
 
*
ETO = Energy Trust of Oregon incentives for energy efficiency measures
ARRA funds = American Revitilization and Recovery Act from the federal government provided grant opportunities for state projects around energy efficiency. DAS chose this project as one of the recipients of the ARRA funds.