The Woodlands GREEN Builds on Net Zero
The Woodlands GrassRoots Environmental Education Network (GREEN) is an organization NATiVE is currently working with that promotes net zero strategies including natural resource conservation, recycling, solid waste reduction, safe and sensible care of our air and water resources, and other responsible actions that protect the environment and it foster sustainability in The Woodland’s Township and greater community. Located in the Greater Houston area, this township strives to cultivate resilience within the growing township and further demonstrate and showcase its net zero community with electric transportation, solar power, rainwater collection, and wildlife protection, to name a few.
Whisper Valley – A Master Planned Case for Net Zero Communities
Another example of of a community planned to showcase its net zero efforts is Whisper Valley near, in Manor, TX, a growing suburb of Austin. With leading-edge technology and sustainable practices, this community demonstrates advances in geothermal, solar, and conservation technology, allowing residents to reduce their carbon footprint and live in harmony with nature. Community gardens, geothermal heat pumps, high-efficiency appliances, home energy monitoring systems, solar power, electric vehicle chargers, and energy storage systems all help conserve and preserve natural and financial resources for residents. Homes produce 70% less energy than traditional homes, while also generating plenty of energy themselves.