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Lots Happening

Have you ever thought when it rains, it pours? Well, right now, summer is hot and fruit is ripening! We are all a buzz with welcoming new families to the neighborhood and starting new builds. A gorgeous lot nestled on the geothermal loop with a view of the fir grove is under contract, and another brilliant lot that's zoned for high solar potential has just sold. "Lots happening" here! There are builds happening on John Muir Loop with plans for Net Zero model as well as two attached homes. The Net Zero is a two-level that's a 4 bedroom ... Read more

Sustainable Community

Meet Melinda, Jeff, and baby Elliot. Melinda and Jeff hail from Central Oregon and were looking to live in a more sustainable community. When the offer to move to Salem for a new job happened, they started their search for a place to call home. A place that would be a warm, welcoming, sustainable, and a safe neighborhood for the new bundle of joy they'd soon be welcoming into the world. "Jeff has always wanted to live in a house with green technology." - Melinda When it comes to living sustainably Melinda says, "Jeff has always wanted to live in a ... Read more

Net Zero Building

Pringle Creek Community is excited to announce a free event called, Lessons from a Pioneering Net Zero Building, centered around sustainability and lessons learned with the restoration of historic Painters Hall, the first LEED Platinum certified community building in the nation. Green building expands beyond Painters Hall, with homes using renewable energy and sustainable materials to provide a more self sufficient and healthy community. Take a glance at some Pringle Creek designs to inspire future home building ideas.  Regional Allies for Efficiency - Salem, Oregon Lessons from a Pioneering Net Zero Building, Painters Hall at Pringle Creek Community PRESENTED BY JAMES MEYER (ARCHITECT, ... Read more

Getting Paid for Using Renewable Energy

At Pringle Creek Community, we champion sustainability through our renewable energy practices. Our homes have options of using solar with the potential of giving back to the grid. This means our residents receive credit for energy they produce. ANNA BRUCE-LOCKHART | June 9, 2016 View Original Source at World Economic Forum.  This country made so much clean energy it had to pay people to use it BY ANNA BRUCE-LOCKHAROn a bright and blustery day last month, a surreal event took place in the world of German energy prices. Sunny and windy weather lit up the country's solar and wind farms, causing a surge of ... Read more

Pringle Creek Community featured in The Power of Zero

At Pringle Creek Community, we embrace sustainable practices that produce net zero solutions. Sharing innovative approaches with the greater community creates a more diverse conversation for these sustainable solutions to emerge. The International Living Future Institute has written an article about the new book called, The Power of Zero: Learning from the World's Leading Net Zero Energy Buildings. This book features net zero projects from across the nation including the Zero Cottage in San Francisco, Smith College's Bechtel Environmental Classroom in Whatley, Massachusetts, as well as our very own Painters Hall at Pringle Creek Community. The Power of Zero book describes ... Read more
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