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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Us!

Pringle Creek Community is a cutting edge sustainable community development in Salem, Oregon, an innovative community with a LOT of wonderful and interesting features.  Below are a few aspects of our community development that you may not be aware of.  Read on! We have an edible landscape!  Fruit trees and berries are abundant and available to our residents.  Pringle Creek Community residents enjoy sharing the delicious fruit that grows in our shared green spaces.  When the cherries, peaches, pears, apples or berries are ripe, we notify our residents so that they can harvest fresh fruit for eating, pie or jam ... Read more

Truly a Community Center

Our community center, Painters Hall, is the main hub of Pringle Creek Community (PCC) life where community members gather for yoga, movie night, walking group, family, and celebratory events. Painters Hall is a beautiful Net Zero building, meaning that through its 220Kwh solar array it makes as much energy (more, in our case) as it requires to serve its energy needs annually.  It is an award-winning Net Zero and LEED platinum commercial building, the first of its kind in the country! Painters Hall serves as both a model of environmental sustainability as well as a community meeting place that ... Read more

Net Zero Energy Building Certification!

We did it! Kudos to the International Living Future Institute for leading the way.From Sustainable Business Oregon:http://assets.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2012/04/first-two-net-zero-buildings-certified.html"Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 3:58pm PDTFirst two 'net zero' buildings certified under new standardSustainable Business OregonBy Christina WilliamsLess than a year after launching the new Net Zero Building Certification program, the first two buildings — including one in Oregon — to earn the designation were announced this week by the International Living Future Institute.Painters Hall, a community center in Salem's Pringle Creek neighborhood, earned certification as a net zero building, along with IDeAs 72 Design Facility in San Jose, Calif. Both buildings ... Read more

Mid-Valley Green Awards

The 2nd Annual Mid-Valley Green Awards is April 9th at Salem Conference Center! Get your tickets from the Straub Center!Painters Hall was nominated for Green Building of the Year. We will see you at the dinner! Read more

EarthWISE 100th certification!

We are really proud to be a part of this program!Thanks Alan, Beth & Bailey for your great leadership in Marion County!Read more about it here, here, here and here.If you are already EarthWISE certified, come join us to celebrate! Date: Saturday, Feb. 26Time: 2:30 to 5:30Tours: at 3, 4, and 5Who: Owners, CEOS, Green Teams (spouses and children welcome).Where: Painter Hall (directions at: http://www.pringlecreek.com/directions.htm)What: Snacks, soft drinks, coffee, funHow: By RSVP to Alan Pennington Read more
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