The Pringle Creek Community has added another LEED-certified house to its collection of energy-efficient homes. The latest home has 2,035 square feet of living space that is powered primarily through solar energy — the first in the neighborhood.
Built by Winsome Construction, a local green builder, the house has all the features today’s homeowners crave: skylights, wood and tile floors, custom-finished wood cabinets and granite and quartz countertops.
How old is the green building movement? That's hard to say. But even a hundred years ago, downtown Newberg and McMinnville planners were very "green" in some ways, according to board members of the Green Building Guild of Yamhill County.
The Green Building Guild of Yamhill County is an association of building professionals dedicated to promoting green building practices like those demanded by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and the U.S. Green Building Council.
The three-day show featured more than 40 exhibitors, hawking everything from pots to barns, and drew a big crowd in the process... Stassens set up shop under a giant decorative truss he built specifically for home shows. He was quickly greeted by a woman for whom he had recently built a home on McMinnville's west side
Winsome Homes is an Oregon builder with an impressive portfolio of ICF homes. One of its projects, the Stonehaven townhomes, is a great example of how ICF construction can be cost-effective for different types of residential dwellings.
It's a challenge to figure out the relative merits of new technology, and balance appealing, sustainable, earth-friendly practices with family-friendly budgets, according to Shan and Wendy Stassens of McMinnville, owners of Winsome Construction.
A children's playhouse, constructed by Winsome Homes of McMinnville, will be presented to the holder of the winning ticket in a fundraiser for the McMinnville Playschool.
The McMinnville Downtown Association is taking bids on a child-size gingerbread cottage being auctioned off as a joint fundraiser for the association and Habitat for Humanity.
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