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Not much to say about Pringle Creek getting the National Association of Home Builders' Green Land Development Project of the Year award that isn't covered in our press release except yippee!Don Myers, Mark Kogut, James Meyer 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

Two presentations by architect Nathan Good: An intro and an in-depth

GREEN HOMESPresented by Nathan GoodThursday, March 8, 2007 (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)ANDSaturday, March 10, 2007 (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)Both are at the Straub Environmental Learning Center, 1320 A Street (by Olinger Pool, North Salem HS)On March 8, Architect Nathan Good will provide an introduction to environmentally benign and energy-efficient home design.The March 10 presentation will be a more in-depth program, covering everything from site selection, building orientation and design concepts, to material options, indoor air quality and costs. The program will address both new and remodeled homes and is geared to a broad range of participants, including ... Read more

Complete and compact neighborhoods

Here are a couple related items that demonstrate the great work being done by Sightline Institute (formerly Northwest Environment Watch), a Seattle-based think tank founded in 1993 by Alan Durning. First, from Sightline’s “Daily Score” blog, a post about new research that shows kids grow up healthier in walkable neighborhoods.That item links to this item from Sightline’s sustainability toolkit, “Build Complete, Compact Communities:”Growing in well-planned neighborhoods improves our health and economy, saves our time and farmland, strengthens our communities, and conserves our natural areas. Poorly planned growth wastes all those things.Building complete, compact communities—the opposite of poorly planned sprawl—yields ... Read more

Build a Green Home (the Good way)

This article, “Keeping it ‘Green’ with Panels and More” is a New York Times primer on what it means to build a green home. Note the range of choices and tools to build your home with stewardship of the environment in mind. Make sure you get to page 2 of the article, where it mentions that certification by Earth Advantage is a more stringent measurement than the LEED program. Pringle Creek homes will exceed the Earth Advantage standards.Page 2 also talks about an award-winning home designed by PCC architect Nathan Good. That home is featured in the page 1 ... Read more
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