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ICF Explained

At Pringle Creek Community, we are all about providing sustainable and innovative home options. When it comes to building, we’d like to re-introduce you to ICF. ICF stands for insulated concrete forms. It’s composed of concrete, expanded polystyrene (EPS), and metal support structures to secure the inside. When you see a home made out of ICF being constructed, it almost looks like a gigantic Lego project! What is EPS anyway? It almost sounds and looks like styrofoam, but it’s not!  EPS doesn’t release CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) into the air, and can be re-used multiple times. You might remember hearing about the ... Read more

Wonderful Winter Gardening

Some may think that produce stops happening in the Pacific Northwest in September. Truth is, there is still so much more fresh and organic produce growing. Thanks to our expert Urban Farmer, Colleen Owen, we have great tasting and nutritious food through January, and sometimes February. Colleen has even had fellow master-gardeners out at the greenhouses learning how she gets the best yield for her winter gardening. Our urban farm has greenhouses, orchards, and a lot more (yes, there's a Cluckingham Palace...). What's good in October? Glad you asked. If you're feeling cozy, then winter gourds are the ticket. You ... Read more

Healthy Urban Forests

At Pringle Creek Community, we understand how important nature is for the health of our community. It only makes sense that adding more trees to urban areas help make our community even healthier. That's why we have over a 1/3 of our development dedicated to green space. This includes cedar groves, orchards, and much more. There's something awe-inspiring about looking up at a tree that's almost 10 times bigger than you. It makes you think big, and reach for the sky. We are innovative for many reasons, and nature is definitely a major inspiration for what we do. The Reason ... Read more

Green Building Catches On

At Pringle Creek Community, we’ve been doing green building since the beginning. We get that it’s where the future of building is going, and we also adhere to the highest of green building standards with every home being LEED certified. It comes as no surprise that more builders are beginning to follow these practices that we have been advocating since we were founded.   GREEN BUILDING CATCHES ON NAHB, Dodge study: Third of builders report building green on more than 60% of portfolio. BUILDER | September 27, 2017 | View original source. A new study out Wednesday from Dodge Data & Analytics and the ... Read more

Home Values

Zillow projects that home values will increase over 5% within the next year in the Salem area. With rising home prices, we are excited to share our plans to build three new homes on John Muir Circle that you can get in from the ground up. Our builds include the Net Zero home, which is a 2-level that is 2,100+ square feet, 4 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom home. There are also two attached homes that offer many possibilities and are 900+ square feet each with the option of adding more. One is a two-level, and the other is a 1-level. ... Read more
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