October 26, 2018

East Travis County community using sun, air to make clean drinking water

AUSTIN — As Austinites line up to pick up bottled water, an East Travis County community is using the sun and the air to make some of its own. The Whisper Valley community near FM 973 and South Highway 130 recently installed Zero Mass Water's SOURCE hydropanels at its clubhouse. They've come in...

August 7, 2018

Whisper Valley: Setting A New Standard For Sustainable Planned Communities

The Whisper Valley sustainable community project first came onto my radar screen at last year’s GridNEXT event. There I met Axel Lerche, an articulate and passionate spokesman talking about a new way of creating sustainable communities. I kept hearing about Whisper Valley over the next year,...

July 27, 2018

Eco-friendly East Travis County community not sweating the heat wave

In the Whisper Valley community, solar and geothermal technologies are bringing down residents' utility bills. AUSTIN — You won't meet too many people who are enjoying the triple-digit temperatures that have blasted Central Texas. But people in the Whisper Valley community in East Travis...

December 8, 2017

REHAU Partnership Opens Zero-Energy Housing Community

A partnership between polymer innovator REHAU and the parent company of EcoSmart Solution (ESS),Taurus Investment Holdings, has announced that a sustainable housing community called Whisper Valley has opened in East Austin, Texas. The project cost $2 billion to develop and includes 7,500 homes,...

January 30, 2017

Home Construction Gets Underway in Whisper Valley

Home construction is officially underway in Whisper Rising, Phase I of Whisper Valley. The $2 billion master-planned development will be the largest zero-energy capable housing community in the nation. Whisper Rising features Austin home builders Avi Homes and Pacesetter Homes. Combined,...

November 18, 2016

First Google Fiber Community is Also Zero Energy

AUSTIN, TX—Model home construction is officially underway in Whisper Valley, according to Taurus Investment Holdings. The $2 billion master-­‐planned development will be the largest zero-­‐energy-­‐ready housing community in the nation. The first neighborhood, called Whisper Rising,...

September 1, 2016

On the Path to Net Zero

High-performance housing developments bring energy efficiency and new technology to communities around the country. HIGH-PERFORMANCE HOUSING is no longer limited to just a few homes here and there. Enter the high performance housing development market, in which entire communities are built as...