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Open House Saturday, March 28th

Finishes and Features - an open house event highlighting our newly constructed, energy efficient, 'Net Zero' home will be Saturday, March 28 from 1-4pm. The house is located at 1884 John Muir Circle SE in Salem, OR. The open house is part of the builder’s “Building Better Buildings” event series where the public is invited to tour a recently completed custom high performance home. Wine and appetizers will be served, and visitors are encouraged to ask the builder questions about high performance building practices and technologies. “Visitors can get a firsthand look at the choices and conveniences found in a high performance ... Read more

Painters Hall Featured in Passive House+

 Originally published in Issue 1 Volume 1 of Passive House+ —  The creation of beautiful, sustainable, low energy buildings is the hallmark of the Living Building Challenge (LBC), an environmental design paradigm which has evolved through the Cascadia Region Green Building Council and the International Living Future Institute, both based in Oregon, USA. One of the first buildings certified under this rigorous design methodology is Painters Hall, a community centre originally built in the 1930s. Located on a 32 acre mixed use site in Salem, Oregon, the upgraded building has achieved zero energy status, the LEED platinum standard and LBC ‘Petal’ ... Read more

Benefits of Sustainability

From our friends at the Federal Highway Administration comes this condensed summary on the Benefits of Livability. Seriously, the FHA is part of a federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities that includes the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing.  All trying to do good work by sharing their expertise and coordinating their efforts. Aside from a bit of jargon, there are great points here.  They begin by listing some of the Economic Benefits (including energy savings and lower maintenance costs) followed by Public Health Benefits (which gets personal pretty quickly), and finally they address Environmental Benefits, pointing notably to ... Read more

Community Open House! July 15th, 1-3pm

Pringle Creek Community invites you to an Open House on Sunday afternoon, July 15th, from 1-3 pm.Come out and experience for yourself one of America's Top-Ten Green Communities. Walk through healthy and high-performance homes, visit with residents, and find out for yourself what makes living at Pringle Creek so special. There will be a self-guided walking tour along sidewalks and trails, tours of the gardens and glasshouses and Painters Hall, our LEED Platinum Net Zero Energy Community Center. You will have the chance ... Read more

Salem Green + Solar Fair 2011

Are you interested in increasing the value of your current home? Would you like to learn what green-building leaders in the region have done with their homes? Want to talk with experts and owners about design, products, and strategies to help get you there?Join us Saturday, October 1st for:Salem Green + Solar Fair 2011Brought to you by Salem AIA, Pringle Creek Community, Marion County Public Works Environmental Services, and Solar OregonThe focus of this year’s fair is on increasing the value of your home through green renovation & remodeling! Join 14 other cities across Oregon for this annual event!We will ... Read more
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