Submitted by Don MyersA lot of progress is being made at Pringle Creek everyday. 1) The Village Green is being created even as 2) we prepare to put in the beautiful porous concrete streets of the Village Center. This concrete product (from local environmental innovator, Scott Erickson) will function ecologically like our pervious asphalt. It will also define the urban Village with a material that is more like a plaza or patio than a residential street. This is just a small example of the thought and passion that go into every decision here at Pringle Creek. 3) Unique street ...
This article, “Keeping it ‘Green’ with Panels and More” is a New York Times primer on what it means to build a green home. Note the range of choices and tools to build your home with stewardship of the environment in mind. Make sure you get to page 2 of the article, where it mentions that certification by Earth Advantage is a more stringent measurement than the LEED program. Pringle Creek homes will exceed the Earth Advantage standards.Page 2 also talks about an award-winning home designed by PCC architect Nathan Good. That home is featured in the page 1 ...
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Project reflects push for efficiency
Officials: Homes will have energy conservation focus
by Beth Casper, May 27, 2007
The new energy-efficient, green homes at Pringle Creek Community won't be cheap. The 1,400-square-foot model home under construction will set someone back $432,000. It's a price some would consider steep given that new construction prices in south and southeast Salem range between $370,000 and $450,000.
And that's for a home almost twice as big, according to the Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service.
But that's not the point of this home.
November 28, 2007Here is what makes Cottage Home #1 a gold award finalist:From the beginning, Pringle Creek and Bilyeu Homes went all-out. Beginning in the fall of 2006, the design team, led by James Meyer and Mark Kogut of Opsis Architecture, held weekly workshops with Pringle Creek’s select builders and the Oregon Department of Energy (ODE) to establish performance goals for the exterior envelope and work out constructability issues. This collaborative process helped the entire team to understand the architect and builder perspective while learning about the energy performance of different envelope systems for the home. The team vetted ...
Salem site closes in on platinum designation
Pringle Creek building to get highest 'green' rating
By Beth Casper, Statesman Journal, October 29, 2009
Just try to find a draft or even a tiny air leak in the new community center at Pringle Creek Community.
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 ...