Pringle Creek

Pringle Creek is a 32-acre sustainable living community located in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Salem, Oregon. On March 26, 2007, Pringle Creek was awarded the National Home Builder Association’s (NAHB) Land Development of the Year award. Here are some of Pringle Creek’s features:

  • The developers saved 80% of the trees on the lot
  • The remaining 20% of the trees were milled and used for building materials for the development
  • The designers saved 35 percent of the land as open space for trails, parks and a village center
  • They created porous roads, alleys, and sidewalks that allow water to filter back into the aquifer – 90% of the storm runoff returns to the aquifer
  • Homes were designed to meet Earth Advantage™ and Energy Star™ standards
  • The houses use geothermal heat, extra insulation, and passive solar design features to reduce energy consumption
  • Some homeowners sell excess electricity to local electric companies
  • Community gardens allow citizens to grow their own foods and social with one another
  • Citizens can purchase bio-diesel at the local gas station

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