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Steady Growth

Pringle Creek Community is giving a warm welcome to new residents this winter. Steady growth is happening with three new homes built by Spectra Construction almost near completion, and we are looking forward to welcoming three new families into our community who hail from the Southwest and Oregon! Two of these homes are on the geothermal loop and gain great energy efficiency by using the earth's ambient temperature for heating and cooling. Both homes are one-level with one home at 1,300 square feet and the other at 1,000 square feet. Rigid insulation has been installed on the exterior of the homes ... Read more

Net Zero Building

Pringle Creek Community is excited to announce a free event called, Lessons from a Pioneering Net Zero Building, centered around sustainability and lessons learned with the restoration of historic Painters Hall, the first LEED Platinum certified community building in the nation. Green building expands beyond Painters Hall, with homes using renewable energy and sustainable materials to provide a more self sufficient and healthy community. Take a glance at some Pringle Creek designs to inspire future home building ideas.  Regional Allies for Efficiency - Salem, Oregon Lessons from a Pioneering Net Zero Building, Painters Hall at Pringle Creek Community PRESENTED BY JAMES MEYER (ARCHITECT, ... Read more

Mother Earth News

Pringle Creek Community has been featured in Mother Earth News! Kurt Jacobson writes about PCC's history, Colleen Owen's brilliant urban farming skills and educational organic gardening series coming up in spring, and the beauty of building green homes with vast amounts of green space for a healthier lifestyle. Jonathan Schachter, a resident of PCC and our Development Director also expands upon how energy efficient his own home is, even during the hottest months of summer. Read the article for more information on how Pringle Creek Community may serve as an example for developers across North America: Pringle Creek: A New ... Read more

The Beauty of Energy Efficient Homes

Innovation is found in the very seams of the buildings being made at Pringle Creek Community. The beauty of energy efficient homes is that they are healthier and save you money in the long run. Our guiding principles are nature, innovation, and community. These three principles guide our way when making design decisions on what materials to use when building a home,  sustainably managing the land, and cultivating community. We’ve been at the forefront of sustainable practices, and other communities and builders have begun to come out of the woodwork, because deciding to live in an urban oasis is ... Read more

Look inside the Net Zero home

The Net Zero home is remarkable in so many ways. This two-level 4 bedroom and 2.5 bath comes with renewable energy technology and uses more environmentally safe materials to make it an overall healthier home for you and your family. Not to mention, it looks gorgeous. Let's take a closer look inside the Net Zero Home to show you the sustainable amenities it has to offer. Open Houses for the Net Zero Home | 1884 John Muir Circle Saturday, July 23 (12 - 3:00pm) Wednesday, July 27 (5 - 8:00pm) Open Houses in August will be happening, too! Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter. Click Here ... Read more
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