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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

Painters Hall mentioned in Statesman article on WOU

We received a brief mention in today's Statesman Journal, as Painters Hall was the first LEED Platinum building in Salem. Congratulations to Western Oregon University! Link to Statesman Journal article WOU hall becomes first Polk LEED Platinum buildingJustin MuchStatesman JournalAugust 4, 2011The newly anointed nexus on the Western Oregon University campus just officially earned its green stripes.Ackerman Hall, which opened in September, achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).The Hall’s builders aimed for the Platinum rating from the onset, while its architect, Kurt Haapala, also prized the building’s physical location ... Read more

New cottage homes for sale!

We have three homes currently under construction this summer, priced between $259,500 and $329,000. The first (the Alder) is already spoken for, and has a young family (Keith and Alicia + boys) moving in September 1st!The Coho combines smart modern design with a traditional craftsman look. It is designed by Architect Ross Chapin.The second home (the Coho) is now available for sale, and it is going to be awesome -- 20ft lofted ceiling above the kitchen and living space, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, custom cabinetry and countertops, ultra-efficient ground-source heating and cooling for remarkably low utilities, LEED® Platinum ... Read more
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