Marcus Hiles’ duty towards the environment extends past the buildings he creates. His firm’s  tree-planting exercises have expanded the volume of trees even more than pre-improvement levels. “Each of the 3,000 trees we planted a year prior deals with more than 45 pounds of carbon dioxide and toxins while releasing oxygen,” he states. Meanwhile, Hiles tries to conserve existing arboreal treasures, for instance, the numerous 100-year-old oak trees that grow in a recreational park next to one Western Rim site. Marcus Hiles sees natural protection as a win for both people and the planet. “Our goal is to minimize carbon emanations by more than 500,000 metric tons all through the next decade,” he says. “At the same time, we’ll have the capacity to deliver savings for our tenants and make more flourishing communities.”

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