Marcus Hiles’ rental homes, townhomes and apartments incorporate energy efficient features without sacrificing upscale amenities. The roof of each building includes highly reflective radiant barrier sheathing that can reduce heat transfer by nearly 97 percent, and cut indoor temperatures by 30 degrees. High-quality weather stripping and dual pane windows containing a layer of argon gas and a minimum solar heat gain coefficient of 0.22 further assist in preventing heat loss. On the inside, every apartment features Energy Star rated appliances to reduce the resident’s carbon footprint and lower utility costs. For air conditioners, the industry standard sits at a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of 12 to 14, however Hiles insists that only units with SEER values higher than 16 be used. This results in residents across his 15,000 properties lowering their carbon emissions by 32,000 tons while accruing almost half a million dollars in savings.
Marcus Hiles Builds Energy Efficient Features Into Residential Units
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