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, and...

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...

July 27, 2018

Whisper Valley – A New Kind of MasterPlanned Community in Austin

Whisper Valley is an eco-conscious master-planned community in East Austin. Featuring zero-energy capable homes, healthy lifestyle amenities and high tech products, Whisper Valley is a community unlike any other. [ Watch Online... ] Source: Whisper Valley YouTube

April 24, 2018

Energy-efficient houses worth more than their counterparts

NRG Energy Inc. and Reliant Energy showcase an energy-efficient home at MainStreet America in Houston. The home features energy-saving framing and insulation systems, solar panels on the roof and a separate solar-powered canopy. [ Read More... ] Source: Houston Business Journal

January 16, 2018

Developing the Future in Master Planned Communities

As master planned communities shift toward natural amenities, landmark features, and mixed demographics, developers keep a watchful eye on what's to come. [ Read More... ] Source: Probuilder.com

December 11, 2017

Austin’s Whisper Valley Makes Green Housing More Affordable

Residents are moving into their new homes in Whisper Valley, an eco-friendly neighborhood in eastern Travis County. According to Austin's NPR station KUT, the new development, located just 20 minutes from downtown Austin, is intended to make green housing options more affordable. [ Read More......