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Whisper Valley showcases sustainable living

Austin Media News | 26 Oct, 2018

Whisper Valley, a master-planned community in the Manor area, offers a unique package of green features, including solar panels, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and community gardens.

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In Autonomous Vehicles, Future Garages Go Away

Austin Media | 22 Oct, 2018

One Friday morning late last month, a fully electric, 12-person EZMile EZ10 Gen II shuttle whispered from its current top cruising speed of 12 mph to a designated school bus stop. [Read More] – Forbes

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Geothermal and Solar Combine in Net-Zero Community

Austin Media News | 18 Oct, 2018

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. [Read More] – Contractor Magazine

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Whisper Valley Taste of East Austin Festival

Austin News | 13 Oct, 2018

The Taste of East Austin Festival will kick off with a 5K run, followed by live music and food from East Austin restaurants and food trucks, local artisans and boutiques, and fun activities for the kids. [Read More] – Culture Map Austin

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Whisper Valley Showcases Sustainable Living

Austin Media | 02 Oct, 2018

Unfolding in the rolling hills south of Manor in Travis County is a community offering a unique combination of renewable energy generation, energy-efficient homes and sustainable living. [Read More] – Bluebonnet Electric

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IFMA members at our monthly luncheon

Austin News | 13 Sep, 2018

The next membership luncheon in September will feature Axel Lerche, co-founder of EcoSmart Solution LLC (ESS). EcoSmart is an energy service company that helps land developer and production builders to build better and more sustainable homes. [Read More] – IFMA

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Whisper Valley Phase II Close to Groundbreaking

Austin News | 14 Aug, 2018

Built with three defining principles in mind—sustainability, technology and healthy living—Whisper Valley is a $2 billion master-planned community developed by Taurus Investment Holdings. [Read More] – My Realty Line

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Whisper Valley: Setting A New Standard For Sustainable Planned Communities

Austin Media News | 07 Aug, 2018

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 on a July trip to Austin I accompanied […]

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Member Highlight: David Hankowsky, Francis Solar

Austin News | 31 Jul, 2018

This month, we have decided to profile a new member, Francis Solar, and its president, David Jankowsky. Jankowsky has enjoyed a wide-ranging career as a lawyer and project developer that has taken him across the planet. Over the course of that professional trajectory, he has worked on energy project development and project finance across multiple […]

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Episode 14: Erik Norwood and Zack Embry, CURB

Austin Media | 31 Jul, 2018

The energy monitoring device can be installed inside the electrical panel of the house by any electrical contractor in an hour. Unlike other energy monitoring systems, CURB measures the energy usage of everything inside your home, from the HVAC to appliances to lights in individual rooms. That enables homeowners to make smart decisions about energy […]

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