PCRI’s New Homes Make News

September 22, 2010 · by pcriadmin · PCRI

Did you see us in last Sunday’s Oregonian?  Our new homes are part of the City of Portland’s Build it Green! homes tour and were featured in the September 19 “Homes and Rentals” section of the paper.

The article highlights PCRI’s new homes and some of the features we’ve built in to ensure energy efficiency and low utility costs, durability and low maintenance costs as well as sustainability–sustaining the neighborhood and viable housing options as well as being mindful of our precious natural resources.

“The great thing about the show is it gives you a chance to see how green building technology works.  It’s so much more valuable than seeing houses on the Internet or reading a book,” Valerie Garrett said in the article.  She is the Green Building Specialist and the coordinator for the tour at City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

Other affordable new homes by Orange Splot/Proud Ground and Habitat for Humanity are also featured in the article and on the tour.  The Oregonian feature pointed out the homes’ affordability and the increased benefit of green building strategies for affordable homes.

“The builders are making [the homes] available at below-market prices, and are including the same kinds of green features as other homes on the tour.  Those green features make the homes even more affordable because they keep energy costs to a minimum,” the article said.

Tickets to the Saturday, September 25 tour can be picked up for $15 from Ecohaus at 819 SE Taylor Street.  Tour hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Ecohaus will also host a free information fair from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. that is open to everyone.

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