Marcus Hiles certainly goes an extra mile when it comes to environmental initiatives than what’s required in his projects. A case in point is his company’s tree plantations every year that has improved the quantity of tree coverage a lot more than the pre-development levels. Marcus Hiles knows that environmental preservation is beneficial to both occupants in the neighborhood and the planet. “All the 3,000 woods we planted last year takes care of significantly more than 45 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and impurities while also releasing oxygen,” he says. Furthermore, Hiles also ensures that natural foliage is protected, like the many 100-year-old oak woods that grow in a park beside one Western Rim site. Our ambitious target is to decrease carbon emissions by significantly more than 500,000 metric tons throughout the next decade,” he remarks. “Also, we’ll manage to offer energy savings for the occupants and make sustainable, booming communities.”
The reflective TechShield® is proven to help renters effectively reduce their utility costs. “On average, residents of our Estates, Towers and Mansions communities have lowered their bills by about 17 percent every month,” Hiles notes. Having been time-tested through its installation in more than 1.5 million homes across the U.S., these ecologically sound products are made of wood sourced through programs certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, a conservation program created by non-profit organization SFI Inc. to promote responsible wood production. The use of these eco-friendly roof panels combines with 16 SEER air conditioners, programmable thermostats, dual-pane windows, weather stripping and full depth cellulose sound insulation to ensure that Marcus Hiles’ Fort Worth company’s homes, townhomes and apartments serve as a true advancement in upscale, energy-efficient housing.
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.”