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Yoga is focus of South Salem community

STATESMAN JOURNAL January 6, 2015 | Cindy Ulshafer In a secluded yet inviting subdivision, a class is held every Thursday afternoon. Located off of Industrial Drive SE, a few residents call Pringle Creek Community home, and it also is the setting of Painters Hall where yoga was practiced on Dec. 18. A handful of students bring their yoga mats every week. The class is open to the public, according to resident and community general manager Jane Poznar, who sponsors the class and also participates. Teacher Alyson Budde asks a nominal fee to help cover the rent of the hall. She said she leads ... Read more

Painters Hall Featured in Passive House+

 Originally published in Issue 1 Volume 1 of Passive House+ —  The creation of beautiful, sustainable, low energy buildings is the hallmark of the Living Building Challenge (LBC), an environmental design paradigm which has evolved through the Cascadia Region Green Building Council and the International Living Future Institute, both based in Oregon, USA. One of the first buildings certified under this rigorous design methodology is Painters Hall, a community centre originally built in the 1930s. Located on a 32 acre mixed use site in Salem, Oregon, the upgraded building has achieved zero energy status, the LEED platinum standard and LBC ‘Petal’ ... Read more

Event Space at Pringle Creek

Painters Hall is our community building at Pringle Creek Community and is available as an event space to the public. Painters Hall rents for $100 an hour with a complimentary hour for set up/take down. We also offer non-profit rates that help bring the cost down for organizations that are in line with our mission at Pringle Creek. This rental fee includes use of our tables, chairs, sound system and projector as well as our kitchen facilities. Linens are also available for an additional fee. Our zero waste initiatives are an important feature of the space. Additionally, we offer catering ... Read more

Benefits of Sustainability

From our friends at the Federal Highway Administration comes this condensed summary on the Benefits of Livability. Seriously, the FHA is part of a federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities that includes the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing.  All trying to do good work by sharing their expertise and coordinating their efforts. Aside from a bit of jargon, there are great points here.  They begin by listing some of the Economic Benefits (including energy savings and lower maintenance costs) followed by Public Health Benefits (which gets personal pretty quickly), and finally they address Environmental Benefits, pointing notably to ... Read more

New Planters in the Glasshouses

Paco just built three new planters in the Pringle Creek Glasshouses, andNicole (Urban Farmer) is ready to put them to good use! She will growlettuce greens and herbs for Painters Hall Café and Farm Stand sales in thecommunity. Shangri-La and Leslie Middle School are continuing to use theirbenches in the Conservatory for their gardening programs as well. Read more
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