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General Services Annex

  • Address:  1257 Ferry St, SE  Salem, OR  97301
  • Tenant(s):  Department of Administrative Services 
  • Square footage: 3,380
  • Year completed: 1954
   

Building History
The General Services Annex was constructed around the same time as the General Services Building in the 1950s. It served as overflow for its larger neighbor. Many folks don't realize there is a small space between them - they are distinct buildings.
 
Over the years, the General Services Annex has hosted many sections and programs from Department of Administrative Services, primarily from the Operations and Maintenance Section of the Facilities Division. It's also housed the Disabilities Commission and countless other state agencies.
 

Green Team

 The General Services Annex will join the General Services Building's team when they launch in mid-2010.
 

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
45,384
1,085
$3,682
 
2001
33,741
1,205
$3,464
-11%
2002
30,463
1,311
$3,891
-11%
2003
27,632
1,472
$3,614
-8%
2004
38,690
1,415
$4,783
+4%
2005
37,442
1,563
$5,030
+8%
2006
47,437
699
$5,136
-12%
2007
47,856
741
$5,504
-18%
2008
49,841
855
$6,339
-3%
2009
43,228
909
$5,561
-10%
 
 
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.

September 2009
 
 

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.
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