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Lots Happening

Have you ever thought when it rains, it pours? Well, right now, summer is hot and fruit is ripening! We are all a buzz with welcoming new families to the neighborhood and starting new builds. A gorgeous lot nestled on the geothermal loop with a view of the fir grove is under contract, and another brilliant lot that's zoned for high solar potential has just sold. "Lots happening" here! There are builds happening on John Muir Loop with plans for Net Zero model as well as two attached homes. The Net Zero is a two-level that's a 4 bedroom ... Read more

Open Community Event

Pringle Creek Community is excited to host an Open Community event! In past years, residents have opened their homes to the Salem community and beyond so that people can come see what living sustainably is all about. This year, we will have a tour of resident homes, our community center and events space, historic spaces zoned for commercial use, innovative and sustainable technologies, and the urban farm. Umpqua Bank will be serving up ice cream, construction loan advice, and perhaps even some live music! Saturday, June 24th, from 1 – 4:00pm, tours will commence. These include home designs from 1,200 ... Read more

Sustainable Energy Systems

At Pringle Creek Community, we have many options available for you to make your home be more energy efficient with sustainable energy systems. Renewable energy is definitely an integral part in making your home more sustainable. Why renewable energy (of course, our first reaction to that question is Why not?!...but let's examine this further). First, what's the opposite of renewable? It's finite. That means, once the energy resource is gone, it's gone bye-bye for probably millions of years. That's a long time in dog years. Renewable energy doesn't run out because it's powered by the sun, and the sun has ... Read more

Healthy Homes

Our homes are inspired by nature and its healthful benefits. Pringle Creek Community is one of the healthiest communities in the country, with a location in the 2nd healthiest city in the nation, Salem, Oregon. Building with healthful materials, keeping energy efficiency in mind, and providing a shared dedicated green space for residents to thrive are just some of the reasons we champion green living along with an overall healthy lifestyle. Our healthful homes are built with low VOC (volatile organic compounds) that reduce or completely eliminate chemical off-gassing that occurs in run of the mill paint, flooring, and ... Read more

Coal Museum turns to Solar

At Pringle Creek Community, innovative renewable energy systems power our residents' homes.  It's not only better for the earth, but also less expensive in the long run. As this Kentucky Coal Museum has learned, "solar is cheaper." It's a bit poetic to think that a coal museum also knows that solar is the most cost effective choice to make. Renewable energy systems just make sense for a home buyer who wants to see their dollar stretch as well as having the added bonus of living more sustainably. Read more about how a coal museum turns to solar: Kentucky coal museum ... Read more
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