Throughout all communities, Marcus Hiles’ buildings are thoughtfully constructed with the highest quality materials in order to be ecologically proactive, yet visually appealing. Roofs and attics are equipped with reflective, radiant TechShield® barriers that reduce heat transfer by nearly 97 percent, cooling by over thirty degrees during harsh summer months. High-density weather stripping and dual pane windows with a layer of argon gas and a solar heat gain coefficient of at least 0.22 further assist in climate control and protection from the elements. Air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 16 or higher are used, and inside, programmable thermostats allow residents to use up to 30 percent less energy, trimming their utility bills and carbon footprint. By exceeding industry averages, Marcus Hiles and Western Rim provide comfort to residents in the most extreme weather conditions, ensure a respectful, mutually beneficial relationship with the environment, and lower carbon emissions by 32,000 tons across more than 10,000 rentals.
Much more than just a tool for weight loss, regular exercise is critical in decreasing one’s risk of heart disease, staving off injuries, feeling well mentally, remaining physically fit, and living longer. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), exercise maintained over the course of one’s life is imperative in warding off heart attacks, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2-diabetes, obesity, breast and colon cancer, osteoporosis, and depression in people of all ages, including children. Research from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine indicates that maintaining an active lifestyle may help a person add five years to their life expectancy. Meanwhile, explains Marcus Hiles,The Lancet’s studies discuss the mental and social benefits: “a sense of purpose and value, a better quality of life, improved sleep and reduced stress, as well as stronger relationships and social connectedness.”
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