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Silver Award for Cottage Home!

This is more recognition that Pringle Creek's Cottage Home #1 is no ordinary house. The NAHB Research Center gave it a silver Energy Value Housing Award. The award ceremony was February 13 at the 2008 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida. It's a huge trade show, with attendance of over 90,000. Pringle Creek’s Don Myers attended.Cottage Home #1 was a finalist in the “production” category in the “moderate” climate region. It is the first house built at Pringle Creek. It was built by Salem homebuilders Larry and Blake Bilyeu and designed by Opsis Architecture of Portland. It features advanced ... Read more

Cottage Home #1 is award finalist!

Number one in so many ways already. Pringle Creek Community’s first home, Cottage Home #1, is the first LEED-Platinum home in the Northwest and the highest point-getter in the highest LEED category (see here). Now it has a chance to win a gold award at the 2008 Energy Value Housing Awards.The awards program, in its 13th year, is put on by the National Association of Home Builders. The program “was created to help educate the home building industry and the public about successful approaches to energy-efficient construction that can be implemented by mainstream builders.”The 2008 winners will be announced ... Read more

The first of many

Construction of the first home at Pringle Creek Community has begun! This "cottage home" will be a leading example of green home design. It will be 25% more energy efficient than a typical home built to the current energy code requirements—by using special framing, geo-thermal heating, natural ventilation and other means.This cottage will be featured on the 2007 Tour of Homes, in June. It won’t be too long before one or more of the other types of homes--Row House, Tall House, Side-by-Side, Net-Zero, and Live-Work—will be under construction.Click here to go to a more informative item that is on ... Read more

New developments at Pringle Creek

Submitted by Don MyersA lot of progress is being made at Pringle Creek everyday. 1) The Village Green is being created even as 2) we prepare to put in the beautiful porous concrete streets of the Village Center. This concrete product (from local environmental innovator, Scott Erickson) will function ecologically like our pervious asphalt. It will also define the urban Village with a material that is more like a plaza or patio than a residential street. This is just a small example of the thought and passion that go into every decision here at Pringle Creek. 3) Unique street ... Read more

Statesman Journal reprint

The Statesman Journal article is no longer available for this hyperlink but the text is reproduced below. Project reflects push for efficiency Officials: Homes will have energy conservation focus by Beth Casper, May 27, 2007 The new energy-efficient, green homes at Pringle Creek Community won't be cheap. The 1,400-square-foot model home under construction will set someone back $432,000. It's a price some would consider steep given that new construction prices in south and southeast Salem range between $370,000 and $450,000. And that's for a home almost twice as big, according to the Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service. But that's not the point of this home. The ... Read more
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