In the last thirty years, real estate developer Marcus Hiles has been making striking properties all over Texas. His goal of creating upscale homes combined with his immense knowledge of design trends and high demand styles has led to his tremendous success. This shift in the real estate market has affected what is expected of room partitions, exteriors and even the possible purposes of homes themselves: unconventional architectural developments have led to net-zero energy buildings that balance total energy consumption with the amount of renewable energy they create. Passive and active houses offer dual energy conservation processes for minimizing all heating and cooling bills. Other than this remarkable progress in construction techniques, these positive transformations are bringing more ease, space and light into today’s living spaces and redesigning the way we live.