Our Net Zero home is the highest rated sustainable home and the first LEED Platinum certified home under the new and more stringent version 4 standards. At Pringle Creek Community, we are honored to receive this certification, and we are proud to continue being a leader in sustainable development. This very special home is now available for purchase.
Better Builders of Oregon (BBO) built our Net Zero home. BBO are experts in green building, and have specialized in insulated concrete forms (ICF) for almost 30 years. Our Net Zero home uses 100% recycled polystyrene and concrete for its exterior, which adds to the extreme energy efficiency. In fact, our Energy Performance Score (EPS) issued by the Energy Trust of Oregon shows that we have scored 60 out of 200, with 113 being an average home’s energy efficiency (lower scores are better). That means, we are almost 75 points better regarding energy efficiency than a traditionally constructed home. What does that mean as far as bills? The Energy Trust estimated that for this 4 bedroom and 2.5 bath home the owner’s annual energy bill would be $1,199 or just $100 per month. Now, that’s savings!
Our Net Zero home is built with healthy and sustainable finishes and comes with energy efficient appliances to boot. We are nestled in an urban oasis setting with almost 12 acres of our sustainable community dedicated to green space. This includes an urban farm composed of historic green houses, Cluckingham Palace–the chicken house, orchards, and indoor/outdoor gardening plots for residents. The urban farm also offers a CSA (community supported agriculture), which means that residents can purchase a share at the beginning of the growing season and be able to get a basket full of organic veggies almost every week from June – January. The green space also has places to wander and just be like the cedar groves and serene Pringle Creek, our namesake.
Curious about the highest rated home in Oregon? Please contact us to set-up a tour to experience this incredible feat of modern excellence that exists right in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Salem, Oregon.