As a second important step, Marcus Hiles profoundly urges renters and buyers to remain perseverant with the latest ENERGY STAR rated appliances. Launched in 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR voluntary labeling program, has become a significant driving force in purchasing decisions. Each year, consumers and program partners obtain 320 million energy efficient products that cut utility bills by more than $31 billion. “Compared to other devices just ten years old, with ENERGY STAR you can reduce almost half of your energy bill,” Hiles emphasizes.
Texas’ intense summer temperatures often cause air conditioners to work overtime, especially those that service building with traditional roofing insulation, says Western Rim Property Service CEO Marcus Hiles. A roof without highly reflective radian barrier panels absorbs the sun’s energy, heating up attics and attached air ducts. By equipping all of his buildings with these panels, Hiles’ residents enjoy homes with eliminated heat transfer and drastically reduced cooling needs.
Texas bounced back from the recession with jobs increasing two years sooner than the nation as a whole, and by January 2016 had 1.3 million jobs had been created since its pre-recession employment peak. Marcus Hiles urges an understanding of the Texas Consumer Confidence Index (CCI), that calculates financial optimism through savings and spending habits. In May 2016 the CCI in Texas was 117.6, compared to the the national CCI of 92.6. The financial growth in the state has provided a upsurge to the housing market and local communities. The cost of residential property increased by 5.9 percent over previous years.
Marcus Hiles, CEO & Founder of Western Rim Property Services, is a leader of eco-friendly initiatives that offer natural resources to both his residents and the surrounding indigenous wildlife. The expert real estate developer’s most recent cause, to plant 2,500 trees per year across Texas’ neighborhoods, parks and green spaces, will benefit the local environment for years to come. A long-term objective, Hiles estimates that over 30,000 trees will be planted over the course of ten years.