In each of the Estates, Towers, and Mansions brand communities built and maintained by renowned property developer Marcus Hiles throughout the Lone Star state, residents enjoy resort-like lifestyles and modern conveniences. With rich wood and Italian marble flooring to the cooling radiant barrier roof panels in the attics of Western Rim’s properties, lavish interiors, and green practices go hand in hand. The appealing design of extra-tall, dual pane windows says nothing of their functionality: a layer of argon gas with a solar heat gain coefficient minimum of 0.22 cuts heat loss in colder months by up to 75 percent, and helps minimize cooling requirements during summer. Energy bills are likewise controlled by highly effectual weather stripping; tight seals regulate the temperatures set by programmable thermostats and HVAC systems, which use much less energy than standard thermal comfort units. Homes come treated with cellulose sound insulation, giving residents peace from the outside noise, diminishing volumes between walls and floors by 80 percent. Water-conserving irrigation tracks feed opulent baths outfitted with jetted tubs and rainwater showerheads, while refined gourmet chef-quality kitchens feature ENERGY STAR stainless steel appliances from Whirlpool® brand.