Geothermal and Solar Combine in Zero Energy Capable Community

The neatly trimmed boulevard that leads visitors into the 2,063-acre Whisper Valley planned community development east of Austin, Tex., meanders past immaculate newly built one- and two-story contemporary homes, a lush community vegetable garden, and a modernistic Discovery and Amenities Center with spacious offices and a fitness center overlooking a spectacular outdoor swimming pool.