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Laws of Nature

At Pringle Creek Community, we are wishing you an Earth Day filled with a spring that sings from the tree tops. Our mission is inspired by nature, community, and innovation to make the pale blue dot even more healthy and beautiful for generations to come. Here's to another year powered by the sun.  Remember when you were a child? Remember what it was like to walk (and sometimes stumble) on the grass, stomp in a puddle, or make a mud pie? Were you the child who was notorious for climbing trees barefoot to get a birds eye view of the world below? ... 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

Wine and Energy Efficiency

What do Pringle Creek Community and Bordeaux, France, have in common? We both are using geothermal technology to make more energy efficient homes. Geothermal energy works by using the constant temperature of the earth as a way to heat and cool homes more efficiently. How efficiently you may ask? During the hottest months of summer a couple of years back, a resident recollected on only paying about $40 per month to cool their home. Overall, whether heating or cooling our geothermal homes here at Pringle Creek, the cost relative to traditional methods is far less. Beyond living more sustainably through energy ... Read more

Create a Splash

Custom homes that are sustainably built are just one hallmark of Pringle Creek Community. With the freedom to choose what types of finishes comes many possibilities - including in the bathroom! The bathroom is quite an important place in the home that everyone uses. There are many choices of Thrones (also known as toilets) for a custom built home along with many choices on tubs, showers, and faucets. Traditional toilets may use up to 7 gallons of water per flush, but the water conserving dual-flush toilets installed here typically use between 1 – 3 gallons per flush. Taking a shower ... Read more
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