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  • Address: 1175 Center St, NE  Salem, OR  97301
  • Tenant: Real Estate Agency
  • Square footage: 11,142
  • Date completed: 1945
   Real Estate Building 

Building History
The Real Estate Building was built in 1945 as a grocery store. It is a one-story building made of concrete and masonary brick. Around 1970, it was converted into a landramat and in 1978, it was renovated again, this time into a bank. The interior space was modified to accommodate offices, a vault was created, and a drive-through teller system installed. 
 
The State of Oregon obtained the building in 1990. Another overhaul was completed. This time the interior space was expanded to make room for more offices and the drive-through area enclosed for a break room. The building housed many state agencies over the past 20 years, most recently the Real Estate Agency.

Green Team

 The Real Estate Building plans to launch a Green Team soon.
 

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
243,905
8,201
$17,973
 
2001
155,267
6,012
$14,913
-32%
2002
184,957
6,652
$21,778
-18%
2003
202,604
6,869
$21,046
-17%
2004
183,549
7,900
$21,869
-14%
2005
198,265
8,148
$24,615
-10%
2006
206,124
7,471
$26,248
-12%
2007
196,639
7,973
$27,497
-11%
2008
199,764
7,556
$28,853
-13%
2009
188,427
7,473
$27,198
-16%
 
 
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 quarterly night audits of the buildings. They walk through the spaces to ensure that lights, appliances, and equipment remains off during u onoccupied times. Here are the results of the audits for the building.

 
Usage was down from last audit. Good job!
March 2010 
Usage increased slightly from the last audit.
 
 

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. 
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