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.