June 21, 2021

Practical Tips for Summer Energy Savings

Brutal Texas temperatures have finally returned for the summer. With ERCOT issuing alerts to conserve, online discourse has been heated over recommendations to bump thermostats up to 78 degrees. And we get it, no one wants to endure sweltering conditions inside their own home! This inspired...

June 16, 2021

Why You’ll Want to Live in a Geothermal Community

One of the many advantages of moving to Whisper Valley in Austin, TX is that you’ll be living in a first-of-its-kind geothermal community. Every home utilizes a combination of geothermal heating and cooling and solar PV to deliver zero energy capable housing. In fact, Whisper Valley is the...

March 10, 2021

Eco-Friendly Organization Tips for Your Home

Spring cleaning is upon us! Take your housework a step further by committing to a more sustainable home environment. If you’re ready to get your home in shape but aren’t sure where to start, check out Whisper Valley’s eco-friendly organization tips for your home. Eco-Friendly...

January 13, 2021

What Does Zero-Energy-Capable Living Mean?

Whisper Valley is unlike any other sustainable community in the nation thanks to the EcoSmart Solution, the green energy service provider to all the homeowners in our community. EcoSmart utilizes geothermal heating and cooling paired with solar PV to power your home, enabling zero-energy-capable...

December 23, 2020

Winter Energy Saving Tips

Want to stay warm while keeping your energy bill low this winter?  Follow Whisper Valley's winter energy saving tips to help you save money and increase your home’s overall efficiency. Start off by setting your thermostat at 68 degrees or lower in the winter. Each degree higher uses 3 percent...

June 8, 2020

How to Practice Good Energy Behavior

Austin summer temperatures are heating up, but your energy bills don’t have to skyrocket when you live in an energy-efficient new home and practice good energy behavior. In fact, Whisper Valley homeowners have received energy bills as low as $10 thanks to our zero-energy-capable homes and by...

April 22, 2020

Commit to Going Green this Earth Day

Today marks the 50th celebration of Earth Day! While many people often think that going green means making massive changes in your day-to-day routine, this could not be further from the truth. Every small decision makes a big impact on our community. Here are a few ways to start working towards...

December 27, 2019

Make a Green New Year’s Resolution

The new year is drawing near and you may be pondering how you can be your best self in 2020. Challenge yourself to make a bigger impact by incorporating sustainable living practices into your daily life! Check out Whisper Valley’s ideas for a green new year’s resolution and let us know your...

August 28, 2019

Tips to Reduce Plastic Waste

Plastic waste has become an alarming crisis across the world, ending up in landfills, oceans and other natural environments. A study published in Science Advances last year found of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic that has been produced, 6.3 billion metric tons has become plastic waste. In...

June 28, 2019

Green Startups in Austin

Austin’s tech corridor is rapidly expanding, and a new report by Hired also shows Austin tech workers’ salaries rose 15 percent in a three-year period. Austin is quickly becoming a tech mecca for startups, including companies committed to sustainability. Today on our blog, Whisper Valley is...