Sustainability at Pringle Creek Community:
Across the country and around the world, people are working hard to achieve high levels of sustainability. Sustainability is “The ability to meet present needs without compromising the needs of future generations” (United Nations Brundtland Commission). At Pringle Creek Community (PCC) we integrate the three legs of sustainability (environment, community, and economy) into every opportunity and effort. PCC’s commitment to sustainability is unmatched in any other mixed-use development anywhere.
A variety of live/work opportunities within the neighborhood allow for small shops, groceries, cafes, restaurants, and other services within easy walking distance. This builds a sense of community by supporting local business development, reducing car use, and creating opportunities for social interaction throughout the day.
Diversity of Housing Types
A range of housing choices (single-family homes, cottages, live-work studios, rowhouses, accessory dwelling units) attract people in different stages of their lives, creating a vibrant, intergenerational community.
A neighborhood with interconnected trails, parks, green corridors and streets designed to calm traffic, creates a safe and friendly environment for walkers, runners, and children.
Providing a variety of transportation choices (Bicycle, walking, rail, with plans in place for municipal bus and community car share) gives greater flexibility, freedom, and easier access to services, schools, and employment beyond the boundaries of the neighborhood.
Protect Natural Assets and Open Spaces
Preserving green corridors, natural areas and open space allow the ecological function of natural ecosystems to thrive. Parks and community gardens provide a breath of fresh air in a busy world and a place for neighbors to gather and interact.
Integrate with Natural Systems
Working with natural systems, as opposed to against them, builds a healthy co-existence with the natural world. Examples include native plants that filter stormwater alongside pervious streets that recharge the aquifer which supplies the district ground-source geothermal loop.
Protect & Improve the Watershed
Chemical-free landscaping, water conservation, native plant restoration, and onsite stormwater management significantly reduce our impact upon the watershed, helping to eliminate stormwater pollution and decrease the demand put on municipal infrastructure.
Reuse & Recycle Resources
Reusing material in construction such as wood debris that can be recycled such as mulch.
Build efficient, compact, innovative structures that use less energy, materials and resources, use natural light, good design, and healthy indoor air quality to make buildings that are attractive, comfortable and build to last for generations.
Homes at Pringle Creek are unique, healthy, and green. Find a home in Oregon’s LEED certified homes.