Marcus Hiles Chairman of Western Rim Focuses on EcoFriendly Real Estate Projects Business Wire public statement

“DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Based in Dallas, the renowned real estate tycoon Marcus Hiles is a devoted philanthropist with a vision for sustainable developments. u201cWhen I was in my 20s, I envisioned creating communities that were both beautiful and environmentally safe,u201d he recalls. u201cIu2019m proud that Iu2019ve been able to bring my concept to fruition in cities around Texas.u201d
Marcus Hilesu2019 upscale rental townhomes and apartments include energy-efficient features, such as the highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels installed in attics which serve to reflect the heat. u201cThese panels reduce up to 97 percent of heat transfer, making attics about 30 degrees cooler,u201d Hiles states. Dual pane windows include a layer of argon gas and have a solar heat gain coefficient of at least 0.22, which can reduce heat loss by as much as 75 percent. Hilesu2019 developments across Texas also incorporate ENERGY STAR appliances, which reduce the carbon footprint in addition to cutting utility bills. And, while building codes require new buildings to use air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 13 or 14, Hiles installs units with SEER values of 16 or more. As a result, residents are able to save almost half a million dollars and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32,000 tons each year. Marcus Hilesu2019 developments also create public and private parklands and preserves.”

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