Environmental conservation is a great passion of Marcus Hiles, a well-known Texas real estate developer. “I wish to reduce carbon footprint on the planet that is why I made nature an integral part in building communities,” he remarks. In the Lone Star State, there are over 15,0000 upscale rental townhomes and apartments that flaunt the philosophy of Hiles as the Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services. Installing appliances with ENERGY STAR labels from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is paramount in his green building practices. Thanks to ENERGY STAR, a U.S. program launched in 1992, the country was able to reduce 283.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. In Texas, the average citizen spends $1650 on electricity yearly as well as $400 on using natural gas, but through the use of energy saving appliances, their utility bills were reduced by 50%.