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Courtyard cottages

Springtime is around the corner and its a great time to come out and see what's new at Pringle Creek Community. Designer and builder Spectra Construction has two cottage homes that are close to completion. These unique single-level homes are two bedroom/two bath, LEED gold certified, and are each available for under $200,000. This includes landscaping and access to the geo-thermal heating and cooling system. The courtyard cottages share a common backyard green space. They are at different stages of construction but in both cases a buyer is able to choose finish details such as cabinet design, paint colors, ... Read more

Photo log: Painter’s Hall

The door pull on the front door is old steam pipe from the conservatory.The trellis is also made of old steam pipe reclaimed from the conservatory.The steps up to Painter's Hall are made from broken up slabs from deconstructed buildings and from trees milled onsite.This photo shows the trellis and one of the two Painter's Hall entryway double doors.Painter's Hall going for LEED platinum: we're almost there.Below is a photo of the solar panels on the Painter's Hall. The photo and caption are from an article in the Sunday Oregonian about the new Sanyo solar panel manufacturing facility in ... Read more

Painters Hall going for LEED platinum

The Statesman Journal had a fine article the other day (and then reprinted in a special "South Salem" section) about Pringle Creek's remodeled Painter's Hall: Salem site closes in on platinum designation.Its walls are so thick, its ceiling so insulated and its heating so efficient that nary a wisp of energy will leave the building.The so-called Painter's Hall is so "green" that it is on track to get the highest green-building rating by the U.S. Green Building Council: platinum.It will be the first platinum commercial building in Salem, one of 11 in Oregon and one of 52 along the ... Read more

Photo log

Springtime at last.While the housing market has slowed and our economy has become more fragile, Pringle Creek Community is moving forward with key projects that support our goal of creating a unique community that can serve as a model of sustainable development.Our innovative geo-thermal system is up and running and saving Pringle Creek Community homeowners on their utility bills; we expect to complete the LEED-Platinum restoration of Painters Hall--as a community center and home of the Sustainable Living Center--in early June; the fully restored Lord & Burnham glasshouses have blossomed into the Pringle Creek Conservatory; two green roofs have ... Read more

Pringle Creek featured in Environmental Design + Construction magazine

Here is the latest magazine article about Pringle Creek Community. It is in a special issue of Environmental Design + Construction magazine, their annual "LEED" issue. The article focuses on Pringle Creek's LEED Platinum (and award-winning) Cottage Home.   SDI went all out for the first house completed at the development, known as the Learning Home. It was the first house in the Pacific Northwest to earn LEED Platinum certification and just the sixth in the country. It earned 103 points, which was, as of June 2007, a record. The house also won a silver EnergyValue Housing Award in the Custom ... Read more
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