Marcus Hiles is a firm supporter of quality of life, which is, he explains, determined primarily by the home, the events experienced within it, and the greater community. By developing neighborhoods inspired by local landscapes and vibrant metropolitan areas, Hiles’ expertise ensures luxurious, active lifestyles for all those who live within his communities. Each Western Rim property is hand-crafted to highlight scenic trails, lakes, and lush green spaces, with convenient access to prominent business parks, top-tier schools, universities, and expansive shopping and dining districts. Thanks to Hiles, affordable urban living is easily achieved near the internationally acclaimed cities like San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth.
Marcus Hiles thinks that natural spaces are fundamental in Western Rim properties combined with the urbane highlights and eco-friendly features. People can unwind in the urban and private parks, which often have easy access to walking trails and dog, run parks. Marcus Hiles maintains overall existing greenery, which purifies air pollution while segregating carbon dioxide. This brings down ozone harming pollutants in general by reducing energy use. With Hiles building fancy homes in the Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio areas on an ongoing basis, he has furthered the whole development of those locations by increasing the tree cover more than their previous state—more than 3,000 trees were planted last year alone. “We will continue displaying our expertise in environment preservation and respect for the earth, while making our communities participate in protecting the planet,” Hiles remarks.
Peaked temperatures cause air conditioners work overtime, and Western Rim Property Services CEO Marcus Hiles identifies traditional roofing insulation as the culprit. The roof of a home absorbs the sun’s radiant energy, in turn heating the attic and air ducts, leading to increased cooling costs. Hiles believes that, on the other hand, highly reflective radiant barrier roof panels installed in the attic reflect that heat and reduce up to 97 percent of heat transfer from the underside of the roof. “This cheap trick will keep your attic up to 30 degrees cooler,” he says.
Architectural trends are currently highlighting outdoor designs which boast low maintenance and high style. Marcus Hiles, CEO of Western Rim Properties, has seen rising demand for open-air spaces that are both sustainable and reduce costs. Eco-friendly, conservation-minded choices such as rainwater/graywater systems and permeable pavement are picking up steam around the country. Using a rooftop collection system, rainwater harvesting redirects rain falling on the building to a well to be treated and reused on-site; while graywater utilizes dirty domestic waste water and recirculates it for restrooms and other non-drinking purposes, cutting the need for sterilized fresh water. Another modern concept for environmentally minded construction, permeable paving, actually dates back thousands of years to the time when people first created roads by placing stones in beds over the ground. The practice allows rainwater to pass through small cracks and pass through more than three layers of filtration (paving material, gravel, fabric, sand) before becoming absorbed by the earth below. This process reduces runoff and pollution, controls the flow of storm water to gutters and drains, restocks local groundwater supplies and also provides a skid resistant surface for walkways, patios, and driveways. Many attractive patterns of permeable pavement often incorporate crushed stone, brick, and recycled concrete.