Salem site closes in on platinum designation
Pringle Creek building to get highest 'green' rating
By Beth Casper, Statesman Journal, October 29, 2009
Just try to find a draft or even a tiny air leak in the new community center at Pringle Creek Community.
Its walls are so thick, its ceiling so insulated and its heating so efficient that nary a wisp of energy will leave the building.
The so-called Painter's Hall is so "green" that it is on track to get the highest green-building rating by the U.S. Green Building Council: platinum.
It will be the first platinum commercial building in Salem, one of ...