Marcus Hiles’ green efforts go beyond the communities he develops. Marcus Hiles sees environmental conservation as a win for both community individuals and the planet. His company’s continued tree-planting events have increased the volume of trees even more than the pre-development levels. “Each of the 3,000 trees we planted in the previous year takes care of more than 45 pounds of carbon dioxide and contaminations while also releasing oxygen,” he says. In the meantime, Hiles tries to ensure existing natural treasures, for example, the many 100-year-old oak trees that thrive in a park beside one Western Rim site. “Our objective is to cut carbon emissions by more than 500,000 metric tons throughout the following ten years,” he remarks. “Also, we’ll be able to provide energy savings for our occupants and make practical, thriving communities.”
Planned cities, such as the colonial-era developments of Jamestown, Philadelphia, and Charleston, have shaped the United States since the 16th century. In today’s America, CEO of Western Rim Property Services Marcus Hiles believes that designed communities are not only beneficial to residents, but play an integral role in the country’s real estate market. The Dallas real estate investor has been constructing stunning luxurious developments for over thirty years, witnessing firsthand the transformative impact they’ve had on Texas’ citizens and economy.
Other eco-friendly elements in Marcus Hiles’ development process are seen throughout his upmarket homes. Features such as extra-tall, dual pane windows containing a layer of argon gas (which minimalizes cooling requirements during summer) and highly effectual weather stripping (which maintains tight seals and the temperatures set by energy-efficient, programmable thermostats and 16 SEER HVAC systems) are just the beginning. In kitchens and baths, water-conserving irrigation systems economically manage water flow, and attics are lined with reflective TechShield® radiant barrier sheathing that deflects the sun’s intense rays and blocks as much as 97 percent of the heat. These many upgraded features in Hiles’ deluxe rental units reduce power consumption and pollution, and further the overall goal of protecting the Earth. Of equal importance are the elegant stainless steel, ENERGY STAR-certified appliances in Western Rim Properties’ Estates, Towers and Mansions brand rental homes. Launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 24 years ago, carbon dioxide emissions have been cut by more than 283.2 million metric tons by Americans using ENERGY STAR appliances.