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Romantic Technology

What do the Net Zero home and Rome's Pantheon have in common? The key to this mystery lies deep in the materials used in these architectural wonders. Innovation sometimes comes from revisiting ideas that worked in the past, and putting a different spin on them. The Romans were known for many brilliant technologies, one of them concrete, and they incorporated this building method when building the Pantheon almost 2,000 years ago. It’s quite mind boggling to think that they made mental leaps like integrating materials found in the area such as volcanic ash into the structure. This made it so ... Read more

Green Building Movement

At Pringle Creek Community, we've been championing green building since the very beginning. In fact, we have the 1st LEED Platinum certified community center in the nation. What does LEED certified mean? Simply, it means taking steps to building which leaves a lighter footprint on the earth and saving you money in the long run. This can be by adding solar panels, using healthful materials, sourcing from local businesses, and much more. We are proud to be a part of the Green Building Movement. Won't you join us? See what living sustainably looks like first-hand at our Green Streets ... Read more

Green Streets

Green Streets is coming to you on Saturday, June 16th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Tours will be starting at Painters Hall, where there will be vendors and wonderful things to share. There will be a chance to partake in honey tastings and samplings of some of our organic produce fresh off the farm! We may also have some tasty beverages to quench your thirst before or after a nice little jaunt around our community. One of our green certified contractors, Better Builders of Oregon, will be there with an onsite presentation on ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) which they are using on our ... Read more

Net Zero Home Life

A new Net Zero home is being built on John Muir Loop by Better Builders of Oregon, and it is looking fantastic. This is a home that not only looks good, but has some rad green technologies for you and your family, too. Green tech is a snazzy term, but let’s unpack it a bit to better understand what it really means. There’s the ICF that it’s being built out of, which stands for Insulated Concrete Forms. Better Builders of Oregon has been using this green building technique for many years, and it’s been absolutely amazing to see the ICF go up ... Read more

Eat Your Greens

Don’t forget to eat your greens! Remember your mom or pop telling you that? Well, the greens grown on the Pringle Creek farm are absolutely delicious and they are available to all who subscribe to our CSA. So, instead of cringing, you might be smiling from ear to ear (ahem, you’ve got a little spinach in your teeth…). Community Supported Agriculture is called CSA for short. Now, if you don’t know what it means, no worries. In brief, people in the community pay a farmer in advance for a share in the produce she or he harvests throughout the year. At ... Read more
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