Marcus Hiles discusses barrier breaking cutting edge designs including giant, wall-replacing floor to ceiling windows. These modern windows allow for large amounts of natural light and seamlessly blend nature with indoor, making relaxation easier to achieve and the home a more desirable place to be in.
Water, and especially heated water, is a significant source of emissions in most first-world countries, with over ten gallons used per person per day. Marcus Hiles encourages residents to take shorter, cooler showers, cut back on baths, and turn off the faucet when brushing or shaving as simple conservation techniques for those interested in cutting emissions. By installing low flow showerheads and toilets, residents can make an even more serious impact.
Marcus Hiles practices his competence in analyzing the impact that different building features and materials have on energy loss when planning and building. He uses window placement plans that embellish a housing development’s information and materials — and run-down fluctuating Texas temperatures — to restrain heat gain in the summer and promote heat retention in the winter. Through the placing of windows with the proper solar coefficient, frames that prevent air leakage, and shading devices, the loss of a home’s heated air and cooled air is decreased. This produces fewer carbon emissions and greater cost savings. For the purpose of alleviating the transfer of heat from the sun through the roof and into air ducts, Hiles harnesses the power of radiant roof panels to heave summer heat away from the home, thus lowering cooling costs by five to ten percent. He creates higher value by installing air conditioning systems that have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) that exceeds government standards. This charts in continuous reductions in carbon and generates over $420,000 in energy savings for those living in Western Rim Property Services communities.