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Net Zero Blue Skies

A Net Zero home is nearing completion, and it is exciting to watch all the details come to fruition. From setting the foundation, and now to the beautiful blue paint color, things are moving along. There’s still a chance to choose some of the finishes going inside, and we have plans to finish this gorgeous home by late summer. It’s called Net Zero, because the home is so energy efficient, with the addition of solar panels, it has the capacity to generate the same amount of energy that the homeowners use. It’s been amazing to see Better Builders of Oregon using their ... Read more

Romantic Technology

What do the Net Zero home and Rome's Pantheon have in common? The key to this mystery lies deep in the materials used in these architectural wonders. Innovation sometimes comes from revisiting ideas that worked in the past, and putting a different spin on them. The Romans were known for many brilliant technologies, one of them concrete, and they incorporated this building method when building the Pantheon almost 2,000 years ago. It’s quite mind boggling to think that they made mental leaps like integrating materials found in the area such as volcanic ash into the structure. This made it so ... Read more

Net Zero Home Life

A new Net Zero home is being built on John Muir Loop by Better Builders of Oregon, and it is looking fantastic. This is a home that not only looks good, but has some rad green technologies for you and your family, too. Green tech is a snazzy term, but let’s unpack it a bit to better understand what it really means. There’s the ICF that it’s being built out of, which stands for Insulated Concrete Forms. Better Builders of Oregon has been using this green building technique for many years, and it’s been absolutely amazing to see the ICF go up ... Read more

Groundbreaking Lot 23

Why is breaking ground so fun? It means that the building is starting and there are so many possibilities! We have just broken ground on Lot 23, John Muir Loop. The plans are for a wonderful LEED Certified home with Net Zero potential. It’s a spacious 2-level, 4 bedroom, and 2.5 bath. It has plenty of room for you and your family to stretch out and enjoy the sun-filled rooms and expansive open plan layout. If you’re a family that’s just welcomed your first child (or third), if you’re a family with lots of fur children, or just want the extra ... Read more

The Beauty of Energy Efficient Homes

Innovation is found in the very seams of the buildings being made at Pringle Creek Community. The beauty of energy efficient homes is that they are healthier and save you money in the long run. Our guiding principles are nature, innovation, and community. These three principles guide our way when making design decisions on what materials to use when building a home,  sustainably managing the land, and cultivating community. We’ve been at the forefront of sustainable practices, and other communities and builders have begun to come out of the woodwork, because deciding to live in an urban oasis is ... Read more
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