TechShield® is a proven way for residents to efficiently cut utility costs. “On average, residents of our Estates, Towers and Mansions communities have lowered their bills by about 17 percent every month,” says Western Rim’s Marcus Hiles. Time-tested through installation in over 1.5 million homes across the U.S., the ecologically sound product utilizes wood sourced through programs which are certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. This initiative is a conservation program created by its parent non-profit organization, SFI Inc. promotes responsible wood production methods. The use of these environmentally safe roof panels combines with 16 SEER air conditioners, programmable thermostats, dual-pane windows, weather stripping and full depth cellulose sound insulation in Marcus Hiles’ Fort Worth company’s homes, townhomes and apartments to stand as a true testament to the rise of upscale, energy-efficient housing.