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Harness Energy Live Healthy

How do you harness all the wonderful energy that's going on at Pringle Creek Community? It's one of the healthiest communities in the nation in part due to our green building standards, which are LEED Certified Silver and above. With LEED Certified homes nestled into 32 acres with over a 1/3 of the community dedicated to shared green space that includes an urban farm and a relaxing creek, this urban oasis is great for healthy living for you and your family. LEED Certification is awarded based on a compilation of points generated from sorts of things like using energy efficient ... Read more

Sustainable Energy Systems

At Pringle Creek Community, we have many options available for you to make your home be more energy efficient with sustainable energy systems. Renewable energy is definitely an integral part in making your home more sustainable. Why renewable energy (of course, our first reaction to that question is Why not?!...but let's examine this further). First, what's the opposite of renewable? It's finite. That means, once the energy resource is gone, it's gone bye-bye for probably millions of years. That's a long time in dog years. Renewable energy doesn't run out because it's powered by the sun, and the sun has ... Read more

Healthy Homes

Our homes are inspired by nature and its healthful benefits. Pringle Creek Community is one of the healthiest communities in the country, with a location in the 2nd healthiest city in the nation, Salem, Oregon. Building with healthful materials, keeping energy efficiency in mind, and providing a shared dedicated green space for residents to thrive are just some of the reasons we champion green living along with an overall healthy lifestyle. Our healthful homes are built with low VOC (volatile organic compounds) that reduce or completely eliminate chemical off-gassing that occurs in run of the mill paint, flooring, and ... Read more

Wine and Energy Efficiency

What do Pringle Creek Community and Bordeaux, France, have in common? We both are using geothermal technology to make more energy efficient homes. Geothermal energy works by using the constant temperature of the earth as a way to heat and cool homes more efficiently. How efficiently you may ask? During the hottest months of summer a couple of years back, a resident recollected on only paying about $40 per month to cool their home. Overall, whether heating or cooling our geothermal homes here at Pringle Creek, the cost relative to traditional methods is far less. Beyond living more sustainably through energy ... Read more

Winter Wonderland

Pringle Creek Community has become a winter wonderland this week. Residents are enjoying the snow, and finding some good places to sled and make snow angels! The cedar and sequoia branches are adorned with snowflakes, while other trees are glistening with ice. The greenhouses are holding up to winter temperatures with gardens growing inside. Because homes are energy efficient, they're keeping warm and cozy at a lower cost than traditional homes. We hope that you are enjoying the wintery weather too by playing in the snow, taking double dog dares, and sipping on some hot cocoa while strategizing what the ... Read more
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