Housing property companies are under increasing pressure by residents and potential buyers alike to conform to environmental regulations and ensure the reduction of the ecological footprint these projects may have on the surrounding areas. As the ‘green’ movement builds pace, the market for housing buyers has become one of environmental conscious and socially aware professionals, weary of their carbon footprint. Whilst many companies struggle financially and morally to ensure their developments meet environmental standards, some have excelled in this area and through a well maintained vision of integrity and commitment, have become admirable in the competitive business market.
Nancy Hiles and Marcus Hiles are two such people who are ahead of the game in the environmental stakes. Marcus, the CEO of Western Rim Property Services and his partner have long spoken about the importance of protecting their local environment, both being born and raised Texans. This vision has become integral to their company philosophy and has ensured they have retained a good reputation amongst buyers and others in the market. So what aspects of the Western Rim projects have made the projects so green?
To begin with the sites on which the properties are developed commit to using the natural environments to as unobtrusively as possible integrate the houses into the landscape. They utilize natural parks, forests and rivers to include them in the design of the complexes, without spoiling the natural habitats that exist there already. Not only does this make them nice for the residents living their, but upholds some level of aesthetic expectation of the wider community who of course may be weary of such development projects.
The designs of the apartments themselves are also created with an eye to keeping the ecological footprint of the developments as low as possible. They use weather stripping, reflective radiant barrier roof decking in the attic, dual pane low e-windows, and top of the range sound insulation. All the units are serviced by HVAC systems, which uses 39% less energy than the standard. CFL and LED light bulbs are used to further reduce energy usage, and all the landscape systems are designed using water conserving irrigation systems. Every aspect of these projects underlines Marcus and Nancy Hes commitment to creating eco-friendly projects, that don’t sacrifice any element of the luxury lifestyle their residents want to enjoy. Marcus and Nancy Hiles- The Real Estate Couple.