Marcus Hiles proves, throughout his numerous apartment development projects, that LEED Certification is cost-effective, efficient, and valued by today’s rental customer. The fact that LEED-Certified Apartment Construction has skyrocketed, increasing tenfold since 2008, underscores its place in the market. Hiles’ neighborhoods show solid numbers that the LEED formula of eco-friendly materials, along with focus on performance, smart grid thinking, and efficient water use are directly related to better financial returns and rental rates, optimized health and productivity of renters, improved public relations, as well as ongoing reductions in expenditures for energy and operating costs.

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