We did it! Kudos to the International Living Future Institute for leading the way.From Sustainable Business Oregon:http://assets.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2012/04/first-two-net-zero-buildings-certified.html"Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 3:58pm PDTFirst two 'net zero' buildings certified under new standardSustainable Business OregonBy Christina WilliamsLess than a year after launching the new Net Zero Building Certification program, the first two buildings — including one in Oregon — to earn the designation were announced this week by the International Living Future Institute.Painters Hall, a community center in Salem's Pringle Creek neighborhood, earned certification as a net zero building, along with IDeAs 72 Design Facility in San Jose, Calif. Both buildings ...
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Pringle Creek Community, a fledgling green development on the old Fairview Home property off Strong RD SE. The ancient and towering smoke stack from a bygone day looms above the building where the painters, who maintained the many buildings on the then state owned facility, worked and stored their equipment and supplies. The décor is an eclectic mix and includes large tables for big groups or intimate tables and conversation groupings with easy chairs, couches ...
We are really proud to be a part of this program!Thanks Alan, Beth & Bailey for your great leadership in Marion County!Read more about it here, here, here and here.If you are already EarthWISE certified, come join us to celebrate! Date: Saturday, Feb. 26Time: 2:30 to 5:30Tours: at 3, 4, and 5Who: Owners, CEOS, Green Teams (spouses and children welcome).Where: Painter Hall (directions at: http://www.pringlecreek.com/directions.htm)What: Snacks, soft drinks, coffee, funHow: By RSVP to Alan Pennington
Pringle Creek won an award for its innovative approach to trees, landscaping and homebuilding. It’s the 17th year of awards, presesented by Oregon Community Trees and the Oregon Department of Forestry. James Santana attended the Urban and Community Forestry Conference, held this year at the Oregon Gardens, to receive the award, which was in the "Development" category, one of eight categories overall.Paul Ries, manager of ODF’s urban forestry program, states on the award webpage, "These recipients are to be commended for their efforts to improve the livability of our cities. Their actions are notable for showing creativity, initiative, and ...
Pringle Creek Community is on Natural Home magazine's list, America’s Top 10 Best Green-Built Neighborhoods.The magazine states that "our favorite planned communities strive for responsible construction and promote sustainable living.”
Two and half years ago Natural Home published a similar listing, their top 10 “green housing projects,” and Pringle Creek was also on that list.
Two entries on the new list that weren't on the previous list are in Oregon:
Mosier Creek is in the small town of Mosier, seven miles west of Hood River. The other is Northwest Crossing in Bend.