DALLAS, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Seasoned philanthropist and property developer, Marcus Hiles has always advocated for environmentally friendly choices that promote conservation, contribute to waste reduction and eliminate pollution. In an ongoing effort to ensure that the company, Western Rim Property Services, builds following a plan that surpasses government standards, Hiles' proactive steps to reduce carbon emissions result in increased cost savings for those enjoying the upscale amenities that make his residences so special.
Marcus Hiles is proud to protect the native foliage in the designs of his developments through extensive walking/jogging paths and private, on-site parks define exclusive locations nestled alongside expanses of countryside, undisturbed ponds and pristine streams. At the Estates Woodland in Magnolia, the century-old oaks and pines of the W.G. Jones State Forest border the property, providing access to leafy trails and scenic lakes. In San Antonio, the Mansions at Briggs Ranch boast rich, indigenous flora of the Hill Country, such as historic mountain laurels, are beneficial for removing excess carbon dioxide. Trees are a prominent component in Hiles' ecological objectives: through his company's ongoing program to enlarge the canopy of shade trees, 2,500 trees are installed annually.
Other vital elements of Marcus Hiles' sustainable development process are extra-tall, dual pane windows containing a layer of argon gas minimizing cooling requirements during summer, while highly effectual weather stripping maintains tight seals as well as temperatures set by energy-efficient, programmable thermostats and 16 SEER HVAC systems. In kitchens and baths, irrigation systems use resources economically, and attics are lined with reflective TechShield® radiant barrier sheathing that redirects the sun's intense rays to block as much as 97 percent of its produced warmth.
Founder and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, Marcus Hiles underwrites a variety of ecological and educational causes. Hiles has personally contributed more than 59 acres of parkland to the state of Texas for local wildlife conservation and the preservation of public use green space. The Pepperdine and Rice Universities graduate has generously donated more than $2.5 million to public and private K-12 school programs.