Whisper Valley Brings Geothermal to Entry Level

When homeowners at Whisper Valley, a $2 billion master-planned community in Austin, Texas, get their first utility bills, the numbers are often shocking. The typical U.S. household spends more than $2,000 a year on total energy bills, with the largest share going toward heating and cooling expenses, according to Energy Star. But for Whisper Valley residents, it’s not unusual to see utility bills in the single digits.