Environmental protection and preservation of plant life on planet Earth is really important to the philosophy of Houston house market specialist Marcus Hiles. “Creating communities that work in harmony with nature and lessen humanity’s carbon footprint is a responsibility I embrace,” he notes. One foundation of his green friendly building practices is installing appliances labeled by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR. Western Rim Property Services translated their financial point of view into action in over fifteen thousand upswing rental townhomes and apartments in the Lone Star State. Since the ENERGY STARS’ launch in 1992, Americans’ ENERGY STAR usage has diminished CO2 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.