The EcoSmart Solution Transforms Your Home Into a Power Plant
Imagine if your home could generate its own clean, renewable energy. What if it could provide its own heating, cooling, hot water and electricity? And suppose it could lower consumption, safeguard the environment and save money? That’s precisely the big idea behind our EcoSmart Solution technology.
Leveraging EcoSmart technology and good energy behavior, it is actually possible for your Whisper Valley home to generate as much power as it uses. We call it a zero energy capable solution. And we believe it’s a genius way for us all to live.
Unheard-Of HERS Ratings
HERS (Home Energy Rating System) is the industry standard for measuring a home's energy efficiency. The lower the score, the better. Today’s newly built, high-performance homes earn scores of around 60, meaning they are typically 40% more energy efficient than a standard home. But EcoSmart homes in Whisper Valley target a HERS rating of 25 or below and typically receive scores of 16-25. In other words, they’re roughly 75-80% more energy efficient than standard homes!
A Complete Solution to Save Natural and Financial Resources
Our EcoSmart Solution (ESS) combines an innovative geothermal infrastructure with additional energy resources to create an integrated technology package. Together, these elements work to generate power, reduce usage, eliminate noise and cut your utility bills.
Our community-wide network of vertical and horizontal piping draws on the clean, thermal energy of the Earth. Each home is connected to this system through a geothermal heat pump which provides heating, cooling and hot water while reducing consumption by up to 70%!
Geothermal Ground Source Heat Pump
Builders in Whisper Valley use ESS-certified heat pumps in place of traditional HVAC systems. These efficient units not only reduce heating and cooling costs by more than 50%, they provide homeowners with a tax credit (ITC) of 26%.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power
Every home in our community uses solar photovoltaic panels to turn the immense power of the sun into clean electricity. Pollution-free with no greenhouse emissions, this remarkable technology can dramatically lower utility bills and also receives a 26% tax credit.
Google Nest Smart Home Technology
Whisper Valley homes come equipped with a suite of Google Nest family of products including the Nest x Yale Lock, Nest Hello, Google Next Hub and the Nest Learning Thermostat, which adapts to your schedule to maximize comfort and minimize energy usage. And the “Works with Nest” program integrates with over 10,000 smart home products.
To optimize performance and reduce overall energy consumption, Energy Star-rated appliances are used in every home in Whisper Valley.
Energy Monitoring System
Our Sense energy monitoring system provides real-time information about energy use and solar production. It empowers Whisper Valley homeowners to see how electricity is being used so they can identify opportunities to save by adjusting consumption.
Garage Electric Vehicle Chargers
All homes in Whisper Valley are pre-wired for Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations. Homeowners can opt to install this system in their garage which can charge their electric vehicles 3-5 times faster than a 120 VAC standard outlet.
Optional Energy Storage System
To protect against potential power outages, an optional energy storage solution can be integrated into any home for added peace of mind. This system can maintain indoor climate control even if the community grid is offline for any reason.
Living EcoSmart Saves So Much
As a Whisper Valley homeowner, you’ll conserve both natural and financial resources. The outstanding efficiency of our innovative EcoSmart Solution enables you to save money while you help save our planet.
Average HERS rating
Targeted max HERS rating
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Solar & geothermal tax credit
East Austin's Zero Energy Capable Community
Learn about Whisper Valley’s healthy lifestyle amenities and zero energy capable homes and how the entire community is connected together by an innovative geothermal loop field, the GeoGrid™, to maximize efficiency.
With everything that it has to offer, Whisper Valley is one of the most talked-about master-planned communities ever envisioned. Here are just a few of the comments we’ve received from our satisfied homeowners.
We are always looking for additional developers and builders of large-scale new construction projects to create energy-efficient communities and homes. Working together, we can provide homeowners with affordable, comfortable and sustainable living, using a groundbreaking, eco-friendly solution. Learn how you can become an EcoSmart Solution builder.