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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

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

Net Zero Home Life

A new Net Zero home is being built on John Muir Loop by Better Builders of Oregon, and it is looking fantastic. This is a home that not only looks good, but has some rad green technologies for you and your family, too. Green tech is a snazzy term, but let’s unpack it a bit to better understand what it really means. There’s the ICF that it’s being built out of, which stands for Insulated Concrete Forms. Better Builders of Oregon has been using this green building technique for many years, and it’s been absolutely amazing to see the ICF go up ... Read more

Green Details

Going green isn't a fashion fad, it's here to stay. Entrepreneurs all over the world, including Aaina Jain of Blu & Blue are making products that are not only "butter soft" but safe for children to wear. Right down to the selection of buttons. At Pringle Creek Community, we pay attention to the details. From choosing sustainable materials for building our homes to roaming around our urban farm and being able to pluck ripe fruit right off the branch (or vine), we believe in the importance of a healthy and strong community. With green on the brains of many ... Read more
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