At Pringle Creek Community, all of our buildings are LEED certified. LEED certification means that the buildings are made with materials which are better for the environment and create a more sustainable village. This includes using renewable and geothermal energy as well as rainwater harvesting. Some of our homes are designed to be completely "Net Zero," meaning the energy produced from renewable energy sustains the home throughout the year. LEED certification is not only better for the environment, but also less expensive in the long run. In addition to this, our urban garden produces fresh organic food for residents ...
At Pringle Creek Community, we champion sustainability through our renewable energy practices. Our homes have options of using solar with the potential of giving back to the grid. This means our residents receive credit for energy they produce.
ANNA BRUCE-LOCKHART | June 9, 2016
View Original Source at World Economic Forum.
This country made so much clean energy it had to pay people to use it
BY ANNA BRUCE-LOCKHAROn a bright and blustery day last month, a surreal event took place in the world of German energy prices.
Sunny and windy weather lit up the country's solar and wind farms, causing a surge of ...
At Pringle Creek Community, we embrace sustainable practices that produce net zero solutions. Sharing innovative approaches with the greater community creates a more diverse conversation for these sustainable solutions to emerge.
The International Living Future Institute has written an article about the new book called, The Power of Zero: Learning from the World's Leading Net Zero Energy Buildings. This book features net zero projects from across the nation including the Zero Cottage in San Francisco, Smith College's Bechtel Environmental Classroom in Whatley, Massachusetts, as well as our very own Painters Hall at Pringle Creek Community.
The Power of Zero book describes ...
At Pringle Creek Community we love innovative ways to live sustainably. There is no easier way to reduce your footprint than by simply living tiny. The article below showcases how Tiny homes can become a beautiful reality.
STACEY MATTISH | March 29, 2016
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5 awesome places where you can start your tiny living today
BY STACEY MATTISH
Tiny houses are springing up across America. Television shows are being devoted to the topic of living tiny and the benefits of living tiny. People blog about the subject, and magazines are being published that center solely around tiny houses. ...
Living Room Realty will be hosting an open house this Saturday from 11:00am - 2:00pm at 1884 John Muir Circle, SE Salem, OR 97302. Please come meet our wonderful broker Julia and take a tour of the house and community while enjoying some nibbles.
The house we are showing is a LEED Platinum home located in the idilic John Muir loop, perched on a hill overlooking pringle creek. It was built with the most energy efficient systems available, including but not limited too: Smart sustainable design, large solar array, tankless water heater, bamboo floors carpet & solid wood frame energy star windows, open ...