For Marcus Hiles, who is famous in Texas real estate development, nature preservation is critical. “As a way of decreasing the carbon footprint on earth, I always make certain that the locales I develop are harmonized with nature,” he says. Glancing at more than 15,000 lavish rental residences found in the Lone Star State, one can attest that Hiles, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Western Rim Property Services, has been successful in turning his philosophy into reality. His crucial green building customs involve provision of appliances that are ENERGY STAR approved by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ENERGY STAR is a 1992 U.S. program and since its launch, people in America were able to decrease carbon dioxide emissions that amount to 283.2 million metric tons. With the use of energy saving appliances, ordinary citizens in Texas spending $1650 annually on electric bills and $400 per year on natural gas can reduce half of their energy costs.