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EarthWISE Certification

We are proud to be awarded for EarthWISE Certification yet again, and to be among businesses and organizations in the area that uphold green standards. The Crosby Hop Farm, Salem Urban Development, Spring Valley Dairy, Straub Environmental Center, and many more were certified this year! We are leaders in sustainability, with our LEED Certified homes, our Zero Waste community and events center are all designed to be energy efficient and leave a lighter footprint on the earth. Additionally, our organic urban farm plays a huge environmental role in our community, providing healthy and nutritious, fresh food to residents, the ... Read more

B-Corp Best

Pringle Creek Community is honored to announce that we are on B-Corps' list Best for the World 2017. We are alongside B-Corps in the region like A to Z Wineworks, Idealist, Yogi Tea, and our real estate broker, Living Room Realty. Being a B-Corp means your business adheres to rigorous social and environmental standards that help the community. We are proud to be a leader of such an awesome global movement. The 2017 Best for the World Honorees 846 Companies Leading the Way to a Shared and Durable Prosperity for All | View Original Article There is little debate about the future world in which we’d ... Read more

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
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