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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

Gorgeous Build-Ready Lot Sold

A gorgeous build-ready lot on John Muir Circle at Pringle Creek Community was just sold to a beautiful couple who believes in living sustainability. As residents they are a part of Pringle Creek Community, a sustainable development, nestled in southeast Salem. It’s about 33 acres, and almost a 1/3 of it is shared green space. That means residents get access to an urban farm, cedar groves, the creek, and a whole lot more. The urban farm has a couple of historic and restored glass houses, and residents can choose to have indoor and outdoor gardening plots. There are orchards and ... Read more

Green Building Model

You don't have to be a celebrity to live green, but it's definitely fun to read up on what innovative building is happening out in the world. Leonardo DiCaprio has been promoting sustainable living for awhile, and now putting his efforts in creating a LEED Certified hotel to serve as a model for green building. Just like the model that DiCaprio is serving up, we have been a model for innovation and green building since the beginning. We believe in taking innovative approaches and using them to build homes that are healthy and also beautiful. What is the dream ... Read more

Get Lost

Have you ever had a day where you don't know where the time went? A day that you woke up, the sun was shining and beckoning you to go outside and greet it? The day continues with preparing breakfast with the fam, then heading out for a walk about the neighborhood. You continue on a walking path both aimlessly and full of joy and contentment as you hear the rustle of leaves when the wind passes through them. You accidentally get your foot wet, because the glimmer of the creek hit your eye just right, but you laugh and ... 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
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