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Net Zero Blue Skies

A Net Zero home is nearing completion, and it is exciting to watch all the details come to fruition. From setting the foundation, and now to the beautiful blue paint color, things are moving along. There’s still a chance to choose some of the finishes going inside, and we have plans to finish this gorgeous home by late summer. It’s called Net Zero, because the home is so energy efficient, with the addition of solar panels, it has the capacity to generate the same amount of energy that the homeowners use. It’s been amazing to see Better Builders of Oregon using their ... Read more

Best Home Buying Time

Here at Pringle Creek Community, we have created one of the most sustainable and livable neighborhoods in the country. While we build homes for people to purchase, mostly we sell lots for folks to build their own custom green homes. It’s already been a busy season with new residents moving in, construction about to start on several houses, and lots being sold. Many of our new community members are aware of the rising costs of building and financing a new home, and got ahead of the curve by starting their projects as soon as they were able to move forward. The ... Read more

Romantic Technology

What do the Net Zero home and Rome's Pantheon have in common? The key to this mystery lies deep in the materials used in these architectural wonders. Innovation sometimes comes from revisiting ideas that worked in the past, and putting a different spin on them. The Romans were known for many brilliant technologies, one of them concrete, and they incorporated this building method when building the Pantheon almost 2,000 years ago. It’s quite mind boggling to think that they made mental leaps like integrating materials found in the area such as volcanic ash into the structure. This made it so ... Read more

Green Building Movement

At Pringle Creek Community, we've been championing green building since the very beginning. In fact, we have the 1st LEED Platinum certified community center in the nation. What does LEED certified mean? Simply, it means taking steps to building which leaves a lighter footprint on the earth and saving you money in the long run. This can be by adding solar panels, using healthful materials, sourcing from local businesses, and much more. We are proud to be a part of the Green Building Movement. Won't you join us? See what living sustainably looks like first-hand at our Green Streets ... Read more

Green Streets

Green Streets is coming to you on Saturday, June 16th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Tours will be starting at Painters Hall, where there will be vendors and wonderful things to share. There will be a chance to partake in honey tastings and samplings of some of our organic produce fresh off the farm! We may also have some tasty beverages to quench your thirst before or after a nice little jaunt around our community. One of our green certified contractors, Better Builders of Oregon, will be there with an onsite presentation on ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) which they are using on our ... Read more
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