As summer promises to be the hottest this year, renowned real estate developer Marcus Hiles shares his four easy-to-follow tricks to help those in search of an apartment as well as potential homebuyers drastically decrease their electricity bills. Chairman and CEO of Texas-based Western Rim Property Services, Hiles follows his own advice very closely, applying each energy saving hint in the apartments and homes his company builds. First, he suggests to invest in the windows that are energy-saving. His houses are appointed with windows that have a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.22 to 0.24, such as the Cascade Low E Argon Gas Win Pro Series. Through heat flow, old windows from the 1980s may lose up to 100 times more energy than an insulated hard wall. Hiles suggests that “while older casements, transoms, and sliders are undeniably classy and authentic, only the modern windows and frames will prevent air and energy leakage, reducing your heat loss by 75 percent.”
Marcus Hiles, the environmentally conscious CEO of Western Rim Property Services, has four simple tips that will allow renters and homeowners to dramatically decrease their energy costs. As the Founding Chairman of his company, Hiles’ values run deep throughout the corporate culture, and each of his development’s take advantage of energy efficient strategies and appliances.
As a corporate and real estate businessman in Texas, Marcus Hiles is interested in the lone star state’s track record for promoting new business investment. “Establishments are choosing to build their companies in Texas in because of the advantages of business-friendly policies and a reliable workforce,” he explains. It is becoming common to see outside investors moving in to the state. Already more than a half million jobs have been established and exportations have increased progressively. Last year, exports had a worth of $251 billion, an amount which increased by 93 percent over the previous decade with trade agreement partners. The rest of North America makes up the most of Texas export recipients, with sales growing in other regions like, China, Korea, and Brazil. States like California, which lost over 1,500 businesses in the last eight years, would see benefits from Texas’ pro-growth stance as it works to encourage more companies, greater numbers of jobs, and increased exports in the years to come.
Marcus Hiles understands the benefits of urban wilderness and is proud to stand with organizations like American Forests in their mission to create and preserve these spaces. Urban wildernesses are important to local ecosystems because they promote happiness among residents. But they also play a vital role in retaining ground and rainwater, cleaning the city’s air, creating life-giving oxygen. The shade created by trees can keep a car fifty degrees cooler than if it were parked in the sun. American Forests works to study municipal forests and educate the public about the importance of parks and wilderness spaces in our daily lives, providing information such as the fact that two trees produce enough oxygen for one person and pull twenty pounds of air pollution out of the air each year. Natural spaces in urban areas must be created, maintained, and preserved by the public for the benefit of the entire community.