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B the Change That You Desire!

What do Ben & Jerry's, Etsy, Seventh Generation, Dansko, and Pringle Creek Community all have in common?  We are all B Corporations! Pringle Creek Community is now a B (for Benefit) Corporation, part of the global business community inspiring businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world but to also be the best FOR the world, a community that is working to use the power of commerce  as a force for good vs just for profit.  A 'B Corp', or Benefit Corporation, commits to earning financial returns as well as creating social and environmental value. There are currently over 1,500 Certified B ... Read more

2016 is Here! See the New Developments at PCC

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 ... Read more

Is Pringle Creek Community the Same as Co-Housing?

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 ... Read more

Truly a Community Center

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 ... Read more

Solar Power Generation at Painters Hall

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 ... Read more
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