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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.
From September 23, 2008 Statesman Journal:
Businesses from construction to retail are working to GO GREEN
Pringle Creek is helping Salem-area builders gain environmental skills
Greening your business makes sense. What began as part of the environmental movement has become good business practice as the cost of energy soars and the demand for healthy products grows.
The emergence of green marketing during the past few years is nothing short of amazing. Small businesses and giant conglomerates are on the bandwagon. BP and Exxon promote renewable resources while the local dry cleaners advertise nontoxic methods.
Environmentally responsible products and services are everywhere. But consumers are ...