Marcus Hiles Beats Industry Averages For Sustainability

Marcus Hiles Beats Industry Averages For Sustainability

Internally and externally, buildings are thoughtfully constructed with the highest quality materials in order to be ecologically proactive, yet visually stunning. Roofs and attics are equipped with reflective, radiant TechShield® barriers that reduce heat transfer by up to 97 percent, and can lower indoor temperatures by over thirty degrees during harsh summer months. High-density weather stripping and dual pane windows with a layer of argon gas and a solar heat gain coefficient of at least 0.22 further assist in climate control and protection from the elements. Only air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 16 or more are used, and inside, programmable thermostats allow residents to use up to 30 percent less energy, reducing their utility bills and carbon footprint. By maintaining standards well above industry averages, Hiles and Western Rim provide comfort in the most extreme weather conditions, ensure a respectful, mutually beneficial relationship with the environment, and have lowered carbon emissions by 32,000 tons across over 10,000 properties.

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