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Truly a Community Center

Our community center, Painters Hall, is the main hub of Pringle Creek Community (PCC) life where community members gather for yoga, movie night, walking group, family, and celebratory events. Painters Hall is a beautiful Net Zero building, meaning that through its 220Kwh solar array it makes as much energy (more, in our case) as it requires to serve its energy needs annually.  It is an award-winning Net Zero and LEED platinum commercial building, the first of its kind in the country! Painters Hall serves as both a model of environmental sustainability as well as a community meeting place that ... Read more

We’ve Joined Renew Oregon!

We recently joined the Renew Oregon coalition!   Renew Oregon is a new coalition with a mission to create "A clean energy future for Oregon: An Oregon with good-paying jobs, clean air and water and healthy communities. A prosperous Oregon protected for future generations. We (Renew Oregon) are working to transition away from dirty, polluting energy to a clean, energy-efficient economy." Pringle Creek Community is happy to participate with other businesses, organizations, faith and educational groups, healthcare professionals, farmers, parents, entrepreneurs, and individuals to create a healthy, prosperous Oregon. After all, Pringle Creek Community set the standard for how to live and thrive using clean solar and ... Read more

A Healthy Home is Truly a Happy Home!

Enjoying a home that you KNOW is healthy really brings a deep sense of peace and comfort - and happiness.  A 'healthy home' is one that is free of toxic chemicals, chemicals that can easily and quickly enter your bloodstream and that of your children.  The materials used to build a conventional home, for example glues used in particle board or chemicals in paint, off-gas and add a variety of toxins to the air in the home.           Here at Pringle Creek Community, we believe that a healthy home is a key part of a healthy life.  Attention is given to the ... Read more

Recognition for our LEED Development – A Job Well Done

Recognition for a job well done is always appreciated! Recently, an architect specializing in LEED commercial buildings from Prairie Architects, Inc, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, visited us. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an international third-party rating system that recognizes best-in-class building practices focused on protecting human health and the environment. All of our buildings at Pringle Creek Community are LEED certified at the gold and platinum levels.   Our visitor read about Painters Hall, our LEED platinum, net zero energy, community center online. While visiting relatives in Salem, he insisted they take the opportunity to visit us and ... Read more

Solar Panels Make the Net Zero Home Complete

Our latest build, the Net Zero house in John Muir Circle, is now truly a Net Zero home!  SolarCity technicians installed 24 solar panels that will create an estimated 6,165 kwH of power annually.  This is enough energy to offset 234,643 pounds of CO2 over 20 years, equivalent to driving a car 254,010 miles or saving 47,046 gallons of water that would be used to generate electricity. To live in this home is certainly to live lightly!  Each time you turn on the lights, the television, or use the refrigerator, you'll have the sun an your solar panels to thank, ... Read more
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