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Net Zero Building

Pringle Creek Community is excited to announce a free event called, Lessons from a Pioneering Net Zero Building, centered around sustainability and lessons learned with the restoration of historic Painters Hall, the first LEED Platinum certified community building in the nation. Green building expands beyond Painters Hall, with homes using renewable energy and sustainable materials to provide a more self sufficient and healthy community. Take a glance at some Pringle Creek designs to inspire future home building ideas.  Regional Allies for Efficiency - Salem, Oregon Lessons from a Pioneering Net Zero Building, Painters Hall at Pringle Creek Community PRESENTED BY JAMES MEYER (ARCHITECT, ... Read more

Look inside the Net Zero home

The Net Zero home is remarkable in so many ways. This two-level 4 bedroom and 2.5 bath comes with renewable energy technology and uses more environmentally safe materials to make it an overall healthier home for you and your family. Not to mention, it looks gorgeous. Let's take a closer look inside the Net Zero Home to show you the sustainable amenities it has to offer. Open Houses for the Net Zero Home | 1884 John Muir Circle Saturday, July 23 (12 - 3:00pm) Wednesday, July 27 (5 - 8:00pm) Open Houses in August will be happening, too! Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter. Click Here ... Read more

Sustainable Village

At Pringle Creek Community, all of our buildings are LEED certified. LEED certification means that the buildings are made with materials which are better for the environment and create a more sustainable village. This includes using renewable and geothermal energy as well as rainwater harvesting. Some of our homes are designed to be completely "Net Zero," meaning the energy produced from renewable energy sustains the home throughout the year. LEED certification is not only better for the environment, but also less expensive in the long run. In addition to this, our urban garden produces fresh organic food for residents ... Read more

Getting Paid for Using Renewable Energy

At Pringle Creek Community, we champion sustainability through our renewable energy practices. Our homes have options of using solar with the potential of giving back to the grid. This means our residents receive credit for energy they produce. ANNA BRUCE-LOCKHART | June 9, 2016 View Original Source at World Economic Forum.  This country made so much clean energy it had to pay people to use it BY ANNA BRUCE-LOCKHAROn a bright and blustery day last month, a surreal event took place in the world of German energy prices. Sunny and windy weather lit up the country's solar and wind farms, causing a surge of ... Read more

Pringle Creek Community featured in The Power of Zero

At Pringle Creek Community, we embrace sustainable practices that produce net zero solutions. Sharing innovative approaches with the greater community creates a more diverse conversation for these sustainable solutions to emerge. The International Living Future Institute has written an article about the new book called, The Power of Zero: Learning from the World's Leading Net Zero Energy Buildings. This book features net zero projects from across the nation including the Zero Cottage in San Francisco, Smith College's Bechtel Environmental Classroom in Whatley, Massachusetts, as well as our very own Painters Hall at Pringle Creek Community. The Power of Zero book describes ... Read more
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