In every community built and managed by Marcus Hiles throughout the Lone Star state, residents enjoy resort-style living and state-of-the-art conveniences. With rich wood and Italian marble flooring and cooling radiant barrier roofing in the attics of Western Rim’s Estates, Towers and Mansions brand properties, the luxe interiors and green construction go complement each other. The appealing design of extra-tall, dual pane windows complements their functionality: a layer of argon gas with a solar heat gain coefficient minimum of 0.22 reduces heat loss in colder months by as much as 75 percent, keeping cooling requirements down during summer. Energy bills are likewise controlled by highly effectual weather stripping; tight seals keep control of the temperatures set by programmable thermostats and HVAC systems, which use substantially less energy than standard thermal comfort units. Homes are also treated with cellulose sound insulation, giving residents protection from outside noise, diminishing volumes between walls and floors by 80 percent. Water-conserving irrigation systems feed opulent baths outfitted with jetted tubs and rainwater showerheads, while ENERGY STAR certified Whirlpool® brand stainless steel appliances provide stylish and sustainable options for the refined gourmet chef-quality kitchens.