Green initiatives are the cornerstone to the vision of rental market developer Marcus Hiles. “Creating communities that work in harmony with nature and lessen humanity’s carbon footprint is a responsibility I embrace,” he stated. Chief of Western Rim, has adapted his view of life into action in over fifteen thousand escalating rental houses and departments in Houston. One base of his environmental friendly building practices is using appliances labeled by the U.S. EPA as ENERGY STAR. Since the program launched in fourteen years ago, Americans’ ENERGY STAR appliance has decreased carbon dioxide production by 283.2 million metric tons.
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Hiles’ environmental stewardship extends well beyond the residences he builds. Because he views environmental responsibility as a win for both community members and the planet, his company works to protect existing arboreal treasures near the sites, including the hundreds of 100-year-old oak trees that thrive in a designed park next to one community. Hiles bold tree-planting initiatives increase the volume of a community’s tree canopy to exceed pre-development levels. “Each of the 3,000 trees we planted last year sequesters over 45 pounds of carbon dioxide and pollutants while releasing oxygen,” he says. “Our bold goal is to lessen carbon emissions by more than 500,000 metric tons over the next decade. In the process, we’ll deliver energy savings to our residents and create sustainable, livable communities.”
Marcus Hiles, the CEO who fulfilled the unmet demand for affordable luxury living options in 1990 with the founding of Western Rim Property Services, now owns more than 15,000 upscale rental residences across the state of Texas. The inspirational real estate developer’s dedication to creating communities has led to developments surrounded by lush green spaces and unparalleled services that contribute to the growth, well being, and happiness of all who live there.
In all of the communities built and managed by Marcus Hiles throughout the Lone Star state, residents enjoy resort-style living and upgraded conveniences. From the rich wood and Italian marble flooring to the cooling radiant barrier roofing in the attics of Western Rim’s Estates, Towers and Mansions brand properties, lavish interiors and green construction go hand in hand. The striking design of extra-tall, dual pane windows belies their functionality: a layer of argon gas with a solar heat gain coefficient minimum of 0.22 reduces heat loss in colder months by as much as 75 percent, and helps minimize cooling requirements during summer. Energy bills are likewise controlled by highly effectual weather stripping; tight seals regulate the temperatures set by programmable thermostats and HVAC systems, which use substantially less energy than standard thermal comfort units. Homes are also treated with cellulose sound insulation, giving residents protection from outside noise, diminishing volumes between walls and floors by 80 percent. Water-conserving irrigation systems feed opulent baths outfitted with jetted tubs and rainwater showerheads, while ENERGY STAR stainless steel Whirlpool® brand appliances provide stylish and sustainable choices for the refined gourmet chef-quality kitchens.