Mueller is leading the way as a model for sustainable community design. Here are a few of the forward-thinking features we've incorporated into Mueller's land plan:
Home designs are very resource efficient, use non-toxic and recyclable materials, and help maintain and improve air and water quality.
The community's extensive greenspaces and utility systems also go a long way to keep Mueller clean, green and sustainable.
Austin Energy has built a groundbreaking on-site power plant that provides substantial environmental benefits.
The mixed-use community plan gives Mueller residents a lifestyle full of choices that don't involve getting in their cars. Recreation, transit, shopping, entertainment, employment—it's all right here at Mueller
Mueller gives green building the green light!
We're fortunate to be located in Austin because of its status as a national leader on the green building scene. Austin Energy, a community-owned electric utility company, has established a number of environmental initiatives dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of the environment while providing affordable, reliable energy.
Its Green Building Program—one of the most aggressive in the country--incorporates national LEED standards. As a result, Mueller's designs are resource-efficient, use non-toxic and recyclable regional materials and help maintain and improve air and water quality. The program is designed to promote better health, greater comfort and lower utility bills.
The Austin Independent School District Performing Arts Center (PAC) is home to the district’s band, orchestra, theater, dance and visual arts performances. The 68,363 sq.ft. facility includes a 1,200 seat theater, dance studio, recording studio, multi-purpose room and administrative offices. A 250-seat black box theater provides flexible performance space for smaller events and training. The building is also available to rent for public events. The project achieved both an Austin Energy Green Building 5-Star rating and a LEED Gold certification.
H-E-B at Mueller, an 83,600 sq. ft. retail store and fresh food market, includes a pharmacy, café, and community meeting space. It is located in the Mueller neighborhood, a mixed-use urban village with excellent access to public transportation, open space and bike routes. Input from the 16 surrounding neighborhoods informed the design which showcases a number of sustainable design innovations. As a result, H-E-B at Mueller achieved significant energy and potable water use reductions and has been awarded an AEGB 4-Star Rating, as well as LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification.
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is the region’s only dedicated freestanding pediatric facility and a Level 1 trauma center. Owned and operated by Seton Healthcare Family, a health ministry of Ascension Health, it has a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists caring for kids and adolescents using a family-centered approach. Renowned for its innovation and environmental sustainability, Dell Children’s Medical Center is the first hospital in the world to achieve LEED-Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council—and a clean and efficient combined heat and power (CHP) system was a key part of this achievement.
Austin Energy, the local municipal utility, owns and operates the CHP system for Dell Children’s Medical Center, in an innovative arrangement that benefits both the utility and the hospital complex.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas Mentoring Center is located in Rathgeber Village. Sited in the Mueller neighborhood, this village offers non-profit organizations headquartered here opportunities to share community resources. The 21,000 sq. ft. two-story building is the new headquarters for the organization and quadruples the amount of space compared to their previous facility, allowing the organization room to grow to serve more children and families. Picking up on the local hill country aesthetic, native limestone and sandstone feature prominently on the exterior, topped by sloped metal roofs, awnings and canopies. Exterior cedar plank ceilings and soffits continue that theme and are carried into the interior building details.
Come on out and get to know Mueller. To get acquainted with the full vision for Mueller, please visit our information center, Mueller Central, located at 4550 Mueller Blvd. Click here for address and operating hours.
To download your copy of the Mueller Development Plan, click here.
For more information regarding Mueller's Design Book, click here.