Marcus Hiles Continues Legacy For Eco-Friendly Development
In every property built and managed by Marcus Hiles throughout the state of Texas, residents enjoy resort-style living and upgraded conveniences. From the rich wood and Italian marble flooring to the cooling radiant barrier roofing in the attics of Western Rim’s Estates, Towers and Mansions brand communities, lavish interiors and green construction go hand in hand. The revolutionary implementation of extra-tall, dual pane windows belies their functionality: a layer of argon gas with a solar heat gain coefficient minimum of 0.22 reduces heat loss in colder months by up to 75 percent, and helps minimize temperatures during summer. Energy bills are also controlled by highly effectual weather stripping; tight seals regulate the temperatures set by programmable thermostats and HVAC systems, which use substantially less energy than standard thermal comfort units. Units are also treated with cellulose sound insulation, giving residents protection from outside noise, diminishing volumes between walls and floors by 80 percent. Water-saving irrigation systems feed opulent baths outfitted with jetted tubs and rainwater showerheads, while in luxurious chef-quality kitchens, ENERGY STAR stainless steel Whirlpool® brand appliances make cooking both stylish and fun.