Field Office, an office development project by developer project^, received a LEED platinum rating last year. (Sam Tenney/DJC)
By: Chuck Slothower in Focus on Energy and Sustainability February 15, 2019 1:47 pm
For Portland developer Project^, sustainability is part of every development.
Project^ is one of many local developers that still place value in environmental building certification programs even as energy codes and market expectations have raised the baseline, making nearly every project more energy efficient and environmentally responsible.
For Project^, third-party certifications such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, better known as LEED, ensure that everyone on a ...
Valentine’s Day is will be here soon, and there’s a whole lot of love going around. How do you celebrate love? How do you feel loved? At Pringle Creek Community, we think love starts with you and self care, and a big part of your life is usually spent at home. Why not choose to live in a community that promotes health and well-being? The new Net Zero home is a sustainably built and innovative home that is now available in our community.
This beautiful home has a spacious open plan positioned to
let the morning sun spill into your ...
Turning a house into a home is about love. At Pringle Creek Community, there’s a lot of ingredients that combine together to make that happen. These include nature, innovation, and of course, community. Take the Net Zero home for example. Although mentioning the innovative ICF construction might not sound like love at first, once you receive an energy bill that is much lower than you could’ve imagined due to the tightly sealed envelope it provides…you may think otherwise.
Long-term thinking goes hand-in-hand with a partnership that will last. With the Net Zero home being solar-ready, this means that there’s more potential ...
What do the Net Zero home and Rome's Pantheon have in common? The key to this mystery lies deep in the materials used in these architectural wonders. Innovation sometimes comes from revisiting ideas that worked in the past, and putting a different spin on them. The Romans were known for many brilliant technologies, one of them concrete, and they incorporated this building method when building the Pantheon almost 2,000 years ago. It’s quite mind boggling to think that they made mental leaps like integrating materials found in the area such as volcanic ash into the structure. This made it so ...
It’s B-Corp month, and guess what? We are happy to see other B-Corps in the Willamette Valley strutting their stuff. B-Corps are businesses that go through a rigorous assessment of standards assuring that the business operates to improve the life of workers, community, and environment. Pringle Creek Community is a certified B-Corp. Our homes are LEED certified, and we have the first LEED Platinum community center in the nation. Stoller Family Estate also champions sustainability with the first LEED Gold winery in the world. Cheers to being a part of the B-Corp family and leading the way for more businesses who do ...