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Certification still LEEDing the way

Field Office, an office development project by developer project^, received a LEED platinum rating last year. (Sam Tenney/DJC) By: Chuck Slothower in Focus on Energy and Sustainability February 15, 2019 1:47 pm For Portland developer Project^, sustainability is part of every development. Project^ is one of many local developers that still place value in environmental building certification programs even as energy codes and market expectations have raised the baseline, making nearly every project more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. For Project^, third-party certifications such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, better known as LEED, ensure that everyone on a ... Read more

Highest Rated Home

Our Net Zero home is the highest rated sustainable home and the first LEED Platinum certified home under the new and more stringent version 4 standards. At Pringle Creek Community, we are honored to receive this certification, and we are proud to continue being a leader in sustainable development. This very special home is now available for purchase. Better Builders of Oregon (BBO) built our Net Zero home. BBO are experts in green building, and have specialized in insulated concrete forms (ICF) for almost 30 years. Our Net Zero home uses 100% recycled polystyrene and concrete for its exterior, ... Read more

Celebrate Love

Valentine’s Day is will be here soon, and there’s a whole lot of love going around. How do you celebrate love? How do you feel loved? At Pringle Creek Community, we think love starts with you and self care, and a big part of your life is usually spent at home.  Why not choose to live in a community that promotes health and well-being? The new Net Zero home is a sustainably built and innovative home that is now available in our community. This beautiful home has a spacious open plan positioned to let the morning sun spill into your ... Read more

Love Every Day

Start 2019 off right in a home that you love. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to think about love at a whole other level. Living in our beautiful and energy efficient Net Zero home could bring you love every day of the year. With an open plan that let’s in plenty of light and a master on the main, this could be your dream home. You’ll also love the courtyard and patio that is great for entertaining, too. Step inside the Net Zero home Our community is also an extension of the Net Zero home, and ... Read more

Plant for the Planet

Pringle Creek Community sponsored the annual Plant for the Planet Academy. This year, there were five Climate Justice Ambassadors and students from six different schools who came together for this event. The day was filled with learning about climate change, climate justice, and how to plant trees. When youth get together in varying age-groups and learn by doing something tangible, like planting a tree, it's powerful. Digging a hole that's about a foot or two in the ground sounds like a simple task, but it can also be tougher than you think, and also very rewarding. Sometimes it's a good ... Read more
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