EcoSmart’s vision and capabilities are demonstrated at the award-winning 2,000-acre Whisper Valley community in Austin, Texas. At full capacity Whisper Valley includes 7,500 affordable and sustainable homes, two million square feet of commercial space, two schools, and the 600-acre Whisper Valley Park. Each home is connected with EcoSmart’s ultra-efficient centrally installed GeoGrid™, a community-wide geothermal loop system, installed prior to the land development process. In addition, every house includes a high-quality geothermal Heatpump, a Solar PV-System, and a Smart Home technology package. Whisper Valley was voted as Green Builder Sustainable Community of 2019.
Whisper Valley is a 2,067-acre master-planned development encompassing creatively designed residential neighborhoods and business districts, set amongst 700 acres of beautiful parks, scenic trails, rolling hills, meandering streams, and quiet meadows. Planned future neighborhood services, village-type restaurants, retail, office areas, two school campuses, an emergency services center, and a transportation center will make Whisper Valley a convenient place to live, work, shop, and play.
500+ residential homes with three lot sizes – 50ft, 60ft, 70ft
About the GeoGrid™
The heart of the EcoSmart program is the GeoGrid™, a geothermal district system that uses the earth below our feet to heat and cool the home. Geothermal heat pumps reduce energy consumption for space conditioning by up to 70%. Installed during the early phases of the development, the GeoGrid™ became part of the infrastructure, similar to the community-wide water, sewer, and electric utility lines. For the underground vertical and horizontal geothermal piping, EcoSmart is using a polyethylene piping product, which comes with 50 years of warranty against any breakage.