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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

Look inside the Net Zero home

The Net Zero home is remarkable in so many ways. This two-level 4 bedroom and 2.5 bath comes with renewable energy technology and uses more environmentally safe materials to make it an overall healthier home for you and your family. Not to mention, it looks gorgeous. Let's take a closer look inside the Net Zero Home to show you the sustainable amenities it has to offer. Open Houses for the Net Zero Home | 1884 John Muir Circle Saturday, July 23 (12 - 3:00pm) Wednesday, July 27 (5 - 8:00pm) Open Houses in August will be happening, too! Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter. Click Here ... 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

Energy Efficiency Creates Low-Cost, High Quality Comfort

Man!  It is super windy around here these days with the weather shifting from fall into winter.  Although I hear the wind whipping around outside, giving me thoughts of chilly, cold experiences, I am really comfortable here in the office at Painters Hall.  The level of coziness continues to surprise me; I grew up in Minnesota and recall very well cold winter evenings hanging out by the fireplace.  Our house was warm, but I remember my Dad reminding us to quickly close the doors to keep the heat in; I even recall seeing frost on the inside of the windows when ... Read more
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