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Salem Motor Pool

  • Address: 1100 Airport Road, SE, Salem, OR 
  • Square footage: 19,511 
  • Year constructed: 1979
   

Green Team

 State Fleet, the DAS Program that manages the Salem Motor Pool, implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) in 2004. 
 
Coordinator: Sara Clark
 
The EMS is a part of Fleet's policy to promote sustainability in all facets of the Fleet program.
 
Fleet has received ISO 14001 certification as a result of implementating the EMS; ISO 14001 is an internationally recognized standard used to manage and improve environmental performance. Fleet is recognized as one of the nation's only government fleets to obtain this standard.

More information:  http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/SSD/FLEET/ems.shtml

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
505,301
17,935
$35,664
 
2001
458,249
14,204
$37,555
-15%
2002
443,828
17,016
$48,539
-9%
2003
442,756
15,226
$44,571
-14%
2004
443,842
13,258
$43,486
-19%
2005
437,405
11,785
$45,474
-24%
2006
440,198
11,266
$48,207
-25%
2007
395,964
13,564
$50,709
-23%
2008
434,152
14,521
$55,246
-17%
2009
419,913
13,481
$55,629
-21%
 
 
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 unoccupied times. Here are the results of the audits for the building.

 
The building's use went down after the first audit. Nice job!
February 2010 
The building's use went up 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. 
 
  •  ISO 14001 certification, 2004