Prairie Crossing homes are Earth-Advantage certified which means we use green building materials wherever we can and make sure our finished products are built to be sustainable. As a result, our model homes use less water and less energy. So how do we stay sustainable at Prairie Crossing? By following the five pillars of Earth-Advantage certification, we make sure we build energy-efficient homes that utilize resources the right way. Here are the five pillars we build by:

Energy

Prairie Crossing homes are built with smart insulation and sealing, keeping your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Having a house that is prepared for the seasons will save energy and will ultimately save you money.

Health

There are materials used to build homes that ultimately aren’t safe for the homeowner. Prairie Crossing homes are not built with materials that produce harmful chemicals. They also feature state-of-the-art filter and ventilation systems that will help reduce airborne contaminants.

Land

Prairie Crossing homes are built to be conscious of the land around them, including in the development phase. Each home will feature a low maintenance yard with native flora and fauna, promoting a healthy landscape which will, in turn, use less water and reduce waste.

Materials

When it comes to building a new house, it’s important to use green building materials whenever possible. This means we use local materials and natural resources for roofing, decking, cabinetry, and sheetrock.

Water

Prairie Crossing homes feature tankless water heaters with recirculating pumps and low maintenance landscaping with a drip and sprinkler system. These features will lower water consumption for the homeowner and ultimately help save on utility bills.

Prairie Crossing | Green Building Materials

The Earth-Advantage certification is a third-party inspection that is meant to help builders create sustainable homes. Prairie Crossing builders, Central Oregon Building Company, use green building materials wherever they can. They are conscious of the land they build on, and their final product is one that is water and energy efficient. Come tour our homes today to see what sustainability looks like in a new home.