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Romantic Technology

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 ... Read more

Stoller Family Estate LEEDing BCorp

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 ... 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

Spring brings Green building

Spring has sprung and so has the building season.  Builders have broken ground on two new homes up in our Net Zero loop.  One will be a two-story custom home for new neighbors and the other is a single level, three bedroom, two bath home that we are building for resale.  Both houses will be highly energy efficient LEED and Net Zero certified. LEED certification ensures that they are built green, with sustainable methods and materials, and energy efficient systems throughout, while the builder also takes care to minimize waste and erosion.  LEED also signifies a home that is ... Read more

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Us!

Pringle Creek Community is a cutting edge sustainable community development in Salem, Oregon, an innovative community with a LOT of wonderful and interesting features.  Below are a few aspects of our community development that you may not be aware of.  Read on! We have an edible landscape!  Fruit trees and berries are abundant and available to our residents.  Pringle Creek Community residents enjoy sharing the delicious fruit that grows in our shared green spaces.  When the cherries, peaches, pears, apples or berries are ripe, we notify our residents so that they can harvest fresh fruit for eating, pie or jam ... Read more
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