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Net Zero Energy Here and in the News

Homes at Pringle Creek Community are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified at the gold and platinum levels meaning their building materials, building processes, and use has a minimal negative impact upon the environment.  These homes also are very energy efficient, most currently using our geothermal system to heat and cool their homes and requiring little energy to power resident's needs due to abundant natural lighting and built-in efficiencies. We also have Net Zero Energy buildings.  Our community center, Painters Hall, is beyond Net Zero since it's 220 kWh solar array along with it's connection to the geothermal ... Read more

Beautiful Interiors – Net Zero Home for Sale

Finally - some pictures of the interior of our new Net Zero home!  We've staged it to help give people an idea of how one might live in this gorgeous house. It feels very comfortable, roomy, warm, and welcoming the minute you walk in the front door. The first floor master bedroom is especially cozy and located strategically to offer maximum privacy while also near the beautiful kitchen & dining area. There's tons of natural light that pours into each room, underscoring the subtle but very real energy efficiency of the entire house. All of this could be yours! This LEED ... Read more

Open House this Saturday 1:00 – 4:00

Our Net Zero house is finished and ready for new residents! This Saturday the builders, Winsome Construction, will welcome visitors to tour and hear all about the finishes and features that make the house unique.  It is a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house. The master bedroom is on the main floor with back patio access & view.  The kitchen and living room are open and bathed in plenty of natural light.  The house is a 'smart' house with the capacity to connect to digital devices that allow you to monitor your home from afar. Appetizers and wine will complement the ... Read more

The Goats are Nearly Finished

Wow - those goats can eat, and eat, and eat...! They've done a magnificent job of chowing down on the Himalayan blackberry, English ivy and, yes, the Japanese knotweed, too! Yay! Rachel and Bill McCollum have been very busy working to keep one-step ahead of the goats' appetites putting up new stretches of fencing so that they can continually move the goats along as they eat - and to prevent them from munching on the trees! Here's a short video of the goats moving from one area to the next: goats moving to bridge They also set up a small 'petting zoo' ... Read more

Goats Grazing in the City

The goats are coming, the goats are coming!  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th, Yoder Goat rental is bringing about 30 goats to Pringle Creek Community to help control the invasive weeds along our stretch of Pringle Creek.  They'll stay with us until their job is finished - likely through Friday or Saturday this week, March 20th or 21st.  The Yoder's will put a few goats in a separate pen sometime during their stay, either Thursday or Friday, to allow children to get up close to the goats - to allow the kids to meet the kids! The Statesman Journal article ... Read more
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