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Oregon State Treasury Resiliency Building

Salem, OR

The new Oregon State Treasury Office Building is a state-of-the-art resilient building.  The 2-story, 36,000 square foot building is the first in Oregon to be certified United States Resiliency, Platinum in addition to Net Zero and LEED Gold.  The building will have complete redundancy including 240kw photovoltaic array, back-up generator, redundant domestic water & sewer.

The facility is a demonstration of resilient design, designed to protect occupants from a Cascadia Subduction Zone magnitude 9.0 earthquake, foods, wildfires, algae blooms, pandemics, windstorms, and/or a volcanic eruption. It is designed to be operational 24 hours, post-disaster for the 100 full-time OST staff, as well as support staff from other state agencies.

GBD and consultant teams integrated resiliency into the design in all aspects including structural base isolation, passive ventilation, heating, lighting, and on-site power-water-sewer capacities.

Sustainable features include:

  • Solar photovoltaics with battery storage sized to sustain operation for at least 96 hours without a utility grid connection
  • Electrical distribution structured into three distinct branches – normal, critical, and life safety – to achieve the necessary loads for continued operation
  • Emergency generator tied into a microgrid
  • The building has been modeled to consume 43%less energy than an ASHRAE 90.1-2016 baseline, exceeding the target of a 30% reduction and meeting the Oregon SEED requirement of 20% below Oregon Energy Code
  • The project will also meet the requirements of Energy Trust of Oregon’s Path to Net Zero incentive with an EUI that aligns with Architecture 2030 Challenge milestones (target of < 14 kBtu/sf/year, currently modeled EUI is less than 5 kBtu/sf/year)
  • A facility life expectancy of 100 years
SIZE

36,000 sf

CLIENT

PJs Land Development LLC

SUSTAINABILITY

United States Resiliency Platinum

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS

National Association of Landscape Professionals - Gold

Northwest Ceiling Bureau - Project of the Year

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  • 1120 NW Couch St., Suite 300 Portland, OR 97209
  • (503) 224-9656 gbd@gbdarchitects.com