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Another top ten award for Pringle Creek

Our Pringle Creek Cottage won an award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA Seattle's contest, called "What Makes It Green," judged 60 submissions from all over the northwest and pacific regions--entries from from Montana to Hong Kong. About the Cottage Home the jury said:This project has it all. The individual strengths of the project (small footprint, cistern) and the use of green infrastructure on a community level makes this an exemplary exercise in sustainable development.Click here for the 34-page online magazine (pdf). The "Top Ten Regional Green Awards" article is on page 25, the Pringle Creek item ... Read more

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
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