Happy New Year! 2016 is here! We're excited about the possibilities the new year brings. We've started a new business relationship this year, we are now an authorized B-Corporation, we're breaking ground on two new resident's homes, we're planning new spec home builds, and we're going to garden like never before!
As mentioned in a recent blog, we've begun a new business relationship with Living Room Realty (LRR), a real estate group that is grounded in the same sustainable principles as we are. The LRR brokers we're working with, Gavin Shettler, Julia Robertson, and Nicolette Hannah are experts in green ...
Pringle Creek Community (PCC) and co-housing communities share many common, desirable features such as pedestrian friendly streets and trails, higher density, centralized living, open space, and a community center where people can gather and celebrate. Although there are similarities between the two community types, the differences, which are subtle, are also significant.
The main differences exist in three areas - Pringle Creek Community's planning process vs that of a co-housing development, the type of common, residential gathering space, and the degree of community involvement in decision making.
Co-housing communities are typically planned, created, and developed by the people who desire to live together in community. The ...
Our community center, Painters Hall, is the main hub of Pringle Creek Community (PCC) life where community members gather for yoga, movie night, walking group, family, and celebratory events. Painters Hall is a beautiful Net Zero building, meaning that through its 220Kwh solar array it makes as much energy (more, in our case) as it requires to serve its energy needs annually. It is an award-winning Net Zero and LEED platinum commercial building, the first of its kind in the country! Painters Hall serves as both a model of environmental sustainability as well as a community meeting place that ...
At Pringle Creek Community, we benefit immensely from harnessing the sun's power. Our community center, Painters Hall, has a 220 Kwh (kilo watt hour) solar array on the roof. It is the source of power for the community center - AND our geothermal system pump as well as our street lights. Pretty impressive, right?
See our PV dashboard to witness our solar power generation in real-time.
As you could see by looking at the PV dashboard, the sun provides us a LOT of energy, saving us an incredible amount of money. We are actually credited most months due to a generation ...
Our Net Zero house is finished and ready for new residents!
This Saturday the builders, Winsome Construction, will welcome visitors to tour and hear all about the finishes and features that make the house unique. It is a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house. The master bedroom is on the main floor with back patio access & view. The kitchen and living room are open and bathed in plenty of natural light. The house is a 'smart' house with the capacity to connect to digital devices that allow you to monitor your home from afar.
Appetizers and wine will complement the ...