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Property Distribution Center

  • Address: 1655 Salem Industrial Drive  Salem, OR 97301 
  • Square footage: 70,050 
  • Tenant:  Department of Administrative Services, State and Federal Surplus Section 
  • Year constructed: 1974
   

Building History
The Property Distribution Center consists of a large warehouse space for storing equipment and supplies, and some small office space.
 
The rest of the building history is under construction.
 
State and Federal Surplus: http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/SSD/SURPLS/index.shtml 

Green Team

 The Property Distribution Center launched a Green Team in the 1990s.

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
309,607
18,008
$26,908
 
2001
285,235
14,521
$27,082
-15%
2002
277,284
16,687
$31,488
-9%
2003
287,234
13,772
$29,527
-18%
2004
310,792
13,568
$31,541
-15%
2005
316,517
14,287
$36,064
-12%
2006
337,353
14,494
$36,281
-9%
2007
304,127
14,605
$40,242
-13%
2008
284,074
18,408
$44,112
-2%
2009
270,626
23,422
$48,097
+14%
 
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.

2009
2010
 
 
 
 
May
 
 
August
 
November
 
 
Night Audits
 As part of the effort to conserve resources, DAS conducts semi-annual night audits of this building. 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.

July 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/ITandFacilities/GIS/Documents/trans_bike_salem2006-fullcityside%5B1%5D.pdf 
 

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.