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Web article praises community-building at Pringle Creek

A new web article on the Worldchanging site, "Outside Ideas: Sustainable Community at Pringle Creek" is very complimentary:   But these building components do not themselves alone create communities that are exciting, inclusive and rooted places for people to live. In my own experience as a professional planner, I have been involved with a number of green building projects and innovative neighborhood developments, but when it comes to successfully creating a sustainable community, only one stands above the rest.The Pringle Creek sustainable development in Salem, Ore. offers much more than your conventional residential subdivision; it offers individuals the chance to be ... Read more

Pringle Creek featured in Environmental Design + Construction magazine

Here is the latest magazine article about Pringle Creek Community. It is in a special issue of Environmental Design + Construction magazine, their annual "LEED" issue. The article focuses on Pringle Creek's LEED Platinum (and award-winning) Cottage Home.   SDI went all out for the first house completed at the development, known as the Learning Home. It was the first house in the Pacific Northwest to earn LEED Platinum certification and just the sixth in the country. It earned 103 points, which was, as of June 2007, a record. The house also won a silver EnergyValue Housing Award in the Custom ... Read more

Silver Award for Cottage Home!

This is more recognition that Pringle Creek's Cottage Home #1 is no ordinary house. The NAHB Research Center gave it a silver Energy Value Housing Award. The award ceremony was February 13 at the 2008 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida. It's a huge trade show, with attendance of over 90,000. Pringle Creek’s Don Myers attended.Cottage Home #1 was a finalist in the “production” category in the “moderate” climate region. It is the first house built at Pringle Creek. It was built by Salem homebuilders Larry and Blake Bilyeu and designed by Opsis Architecture of Portland. It features advanced ... Read more

Pringle Creek honored by Cascadia Green Building Council

On December 13, 2007, Pringle Creek Community was honored by the Cascadia Region Green Building Council in Seattle Washington. More than 200 Cascadia members attended the gala celebration to recognize the most advanced green building projects constructed in 2007.Cascadia Region GBC is one of the three original chapters of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the organization that does LEED certification. The Cascadia region covers Oregon, Washington and British Columbia but includes members from Alaska, Idaho and Montana. The Cascadia Council is the premier green building organization in the Northwest. They have forged alliances with cities, planners, architects, ... Read more

One of the ten best in the country, says Natural Home Magazine

Pringle Creek Community is on Natural Home Magazine’s list of the top ten green housing developments. It’s a ten-way tie; the developments are listed alphabetically by city. In addition to recognizing the potential for carbon-neutral living and net-zero energy homes at Pringle Creek (all Pringle Creek homes are expected to achieve LEED-Silver, Gold or Platinum), the magazine takes note of these great features:Geothermal heating in 70 homes, commercial and mixed-use buildingsForest Stewardship Council-certified lumberGreen restoration of historic buildings and greenhousesPorous asphalt street system for managing rainwaterOnsite biodiesel co-op; community flex car (car-sharing)Creek and wetlands restoration; tree preservation planCommunity garden ... Read more
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