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Green Details

Going green isn't a fashion fad, it's here to stay. Entrepreneurs all over the world, including Aaina Jain of Blu & Blue are making products that are not only "butter soft" but safe for children to wear. Right down to the selection of buttons. At Pringle Creek Community, we pay attention to the details. From choosing sustainable materials for building our homes to roaming around our urban farm and being able to pluck ripe fruit right off the branch (or vine), we believe in the importance of a healthy and strong community. With green on the brains of many ... Read more

LEED Platinum Building

At Pringle Creek Community, we built the first LEED Platinum Certified community center in the nation, so we know how awesome it is to build to that level of sustainability. Our community center, called Painters Hall, serves as a resident amenity as well as being available to rent out to the public. This overlay of private vs. public use is a wonderful mix of cross pollination. Painters Hall hosts resident activities geared around health and wellness, be it yoga to become more present or book club for socializing and strengthening bonds within community. Green building is also a part ... Read more

Pervious Pavement

At Pringle Creek Community, we are leading innovation. We are the early adopters of what is called green living. One piece to our sustainable development is pervious pavement. How is that beneficial to the environment? It means that our roads allow water from rain and snow to go straight back into the water table rather than getting displaced, picking up pollution along the way, and potentially causing flooding. We know that water is a precious resource, and in Oregon, we've got a lot of it during the rainy season. Our Maintenance Manager, Paco Sanchez, does a fantastic job at making ... Read more

Healthy Urban Forests

At Pringle Creek Community, we understand how important nature is for the health of our community. It only makes sense that adding more trees to urban areas help make our community even healthier. That's why we have over a 1/3 of our development dedicated to green space. This includes cedar groves, orchards, and much more. There's something awe-inspiring about looking up at a tree that's almost 10 times bigger than you. It makes you think big, and reach for the sky. We are innovative for many reasons, and nature is definitely a major inspiration for what we do. The Reason ... Read more

EarthWISE Certification

We are proud to be awarded for EarthWISE Certification yet again, and to be among businesses and organizations in the area that uphold green standards. The Crosby Hop Farm, Salem Urban Development, Spring Valley Dairy, Straub Environmental Center, and many more were certified this year! We are leaders in sustainability, with our LEED Certified homes, our Zero Waste community and events center are all designed to be energy efficient and leave a lighter footprint on the earth. Additionally, our organic urban farm plays a huge environmental role in our community, providing healthy and nutritious, fresh food to residents, the ... Read more
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