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East Austin’s Whisper Valley, a zero-energy capable master-planned community by developer Taurus of Texas, was named Best New Community by The Homebuilder Association of Greater Austin.

All homes at Whisper Valley, which features local builders Avi Homes and Pacesetter Homes, include solar panels, pre-wiring for a garage-mounted EV charging station, and a Bosch geothermal heating and cooling system. The entire community is connected by a geothermal loop field, which maximizes the residences’ efficiency and contributes to their zero-energy capable designation. The homes also meet the City of Austin’s carbon-neutral standard for new construction homes.

"Industry awards validate our team's efforts to create a groundbreaking community in Austin that is affordable, healthy, and environmentally sensitive for our homeowners" says Douglas Gilliland, president of Taurus of Texas. "Whisper Valley is a game-changer for homebuyers who want to live an eco-friendly lifestyle in every aspect of their home, and do it affordably."

The homes start from the $200,000s to the $400,000, and duplex and triplex options are available from Pacesetter Homes.

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