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Pringle Creek’s geothermal heating and cooling system

At Pringle Creek Community we've been busy with several projects--cottage homes, Painter's Hall, greenhouses, geo-thermal system, two new custom homes, and organizing our community gardens, as well as other endeavors. So much going on that we've neglected to keep up to date about it here on the "community news" page. We'll get caught up right now and over the next few weeks.Regarding Pringle Creek Community's geo-thermal heating and cooling system, here, from the case study by Opsis Architecture, is a brief explanation:A well designed for domestic water use and irrigation, located at the Pringle Creek site, has been utilized ... Read more

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Springtime at last.While the housing market has slowed and our economy has become more fragile, Pringle Creek Community is moving forward with key projects that support our goal of creating a unique community that can serve as a model of sustainable development.Our innovative geo-thermal system is up and running and saving Pringle Creek Community homeowners on their utility bills; we expect to complete the LEED-Platinum restoration of Painters Hall--as a community center and home of the Sustainable Living Center--in early June; the fully restored Lord & Burnham glasshouses have blossomed into the Pringle Creek Conservatory; two green roofs have ... Read more

Pringle Creek featured in Terrain.org

Pringle Creek is featured in a fascinating web magazine: "Terrain.org. A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments is a twice yearly online journal searching for that interface--the integration--among the built and natural environments, that might be called the soul of place." The article is One Green Thing Leads to Another: Sustainability at the Pringle Creek Community.Pringle Creek Community’s portion of the old institution had been used for growing food in the gardens and in the two historic Lord and Burnham glass greenhouses, each more than 2,500 square feet in size, and contained the institution’s central steam-heat plant and ... Read more

More recent photos

All the camas planted in the rain gardens are in full bloom, deep purple.A view of the new custom cottage showing the front porch. They are putting on the rigid insulation, a component of the rain screen system that is one of our green building standards for all homes.The injection well is being drilled this week for the ground-source geothermal system. After the water is used in the ground-source geo district heating/cooling system, it irrigates the orchards, community gardens and parks. All the excess is re-injected back into the aquifer.A close-up of sedums we have growing in xeriscape areas. ... Read more

Sustainable Industries Journal article features Pringle Creek

Pringle Creek is one of the projects discussed in There goes the neighborhood, an article in the May issue of Sustainable Industries Journal. The article is about the new LEED-ND (neighborhood) certification. Pringle Creek has applied for LEED-ND. Below are the paragraphs relating to Pringle Creek.   A major ski resort and a former training site for disabled workers are among the projects aiming for certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Neighborhoods (ND) program, which will evaluate up to 120 pilot projects at various stages of planning and construction across the ... Read more
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