DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Marcus Hiles has successfully applied his philosophy of sustainability and environmental stewardship into action in over 15,000 upscale rental townhomes and apartments throughout Texas. One cornerstone of his eco-friendly building practices is installing appliances labeled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR. Since the program’s launch in 1992, Americans’ ENERGY STAR usage has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 283.2 million metric tons. With the average Texan paying $1,650 per year in electrical bills and another $400 annually for natural gas, energy efficient appliances mean utility savings of up to 50 percent.
Marcus Hiles employs window placement strategies that leverage a housing development’s orientation and materials – and take into account fluctuating Texas temperatures – to prevent heat gain in the summer and promote heat retention in the winter. Through the installation of windows with the proper solar coefficient, frames that prevent air leakage, and shading devices, the loss of a home’s heated air and cooled air is minimized. This results in fewer carbon emissions and greater cost savings. In order to lessen the transfer of heat from the sun through the roof and into air ducts, Hiles harnesses the power of radiant roof panels to bounce summer heat away from the home, thus lowering cooling costs by five to ten percent. He produces further value by installing air conditioning systems that have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) that exceeds government mandates.
A graduate of Pepperdine and Rice Universities, Marcus Hiles has spent more than a decade creating properties that exemplify his vision of luxury living. He is known for his ability to select premiere tracts and build extraordinary developments that incorporate private lakes, parklands, and vineyards. Hiles is also a dedicated philanthropist who underwrites a variety of educational and environmental initiatives.
About Western Rim Property Services:
Western Rim Property Services, Inc. develops, owns, and manages apartment homes in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Houston, Texas. Known to offer a contemporary, high quality and luxurious lifestyle to its residents, the firm’s mission is simple: build the highest quality homes in the very best locations, maximizing views with signature amenities, in superior school districts. This assures a rapid lease-up and excellent customer acceptance.