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Certification still LEEDing the way

Field Office, an office development project by developer project^, received a LEED platinum rating last year. (Sam Tenney/DJC) By: Chuck Slothower in Focus on Energy and Sustainability February 15, 2019 1:47 pm For Portland developer Project^, sustainability is part of every development. Project^ is one of many local developers that still place value in environmental building certification programs even as energy codes and market expectations have raised the baseline, making nearly every project more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. For Project^, third-party certifications such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, better known as LEED, ensure that everyone on a ... Read more

Pringle Creek Love

Turning a house into a home is about love. At Pringle Creek Community, there’s a lot of ingredients that combine together to make that happen. These include nature, innovation, and of course, community. Take the Net Zero home for example. Although mentioning the innovative ICF construction might not sound like love at first, once you receive an energy bill that is much lower than you could’ve imagined due to the tightly sealed envelope it provides…you may think otherwise. Long-term thinking goes hand-in-hand with a partnership that will last. With the Net Zero home being solar-ready, this means that there’s more potential ... Read more

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

Agrihood Lifestyle

The combination of community and nature in the middle of an urban environment, with sustainable innovation to boot, is something we've been doing for years. A major advantage to living at Pringle Creek Community is that our many acres of open space includes a very productive farm and orchard. It's great to see how agrihoods are now catching on, and how they're benefiting communities and businesses. The weather in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley couldn't be better for growing lush gardens and delicious healthy organic produce. Here's to the agrihood lifestyle! The rise of the agrihood: Farmscape helps companies and communities ... 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
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