The Mansions McKinney provides nothing but the most deluxe amenities for those who desire extravagance every day. You’ll enjoy access to an elaborate clubhouse featuring two luxurious, resort-style pools, a high-tech fitness center, and a modern lounge with HDTV entertainment. And those lucky enough to live in “The Square” will enjoy an elevated amenity offering. Whether relaxing in your posh home, indulging in the select community offerings, taking in the area’s delightful surroundings, or heading downtown for some entertainment, you’ll love every aspect of your lifestyle and home.
Architectural trends have extended to hot outside designs which boast low maintenance but high style. Western Rim’s Marcus Hiles has watched first-hand as the demand rise for open-air spaces that are sustainable and reduce costs has steadily risen. Eco-friendly, conservation-minded choices such as rainwater and graywater harvesting systems and permeable pavement are becoming more common throughout the country. Utilizing a rooftop collection system, rainwater harvesting redirects raid from gutters to storage in a well to be treated and repurposed on-site. Graywater takes prior-used wastewater from the home and recirculates it to rest rooms and non-drinking purposes, lessening the need for fresh water and lowering the amount of sterilization. Another popular idea for environmentally minded construction is permeable paving, a process that actually dates back thousands of years to the point when people first made roads by putting stones in beds over the ground. The practice allows the rain to pass through small openings between four layers of filtration (paving material, gravel, fabric, sand) before becoming absorbed by the earth below. The benefits include lowering runoff-based pollution, controlling the flow of storm water to gutters and drains, refilling local groundwater supplies and providing a skid-resistant surface for sidewalks, patios and driveways; with the many attractive patterns often feature crushed stone, brick, and recycled concrete.
Marcus Hiles reassures people looking to buy or rent to that properties with amenities such as a central air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of 16 or higher is beneficial. Although the Department of Energy has made It mandatory for the current air conditioners to have at least a 13 to 14 SEER rating, the higher the number, the better. “Compared to a 15-year-old home or apartment with a 10 SEER unit, this will cut your air conditioning bill by 60 percent,” he notes. Hiles and Western Rim Properties, are committed to air conditioner efficiency, providing more than $424,000 in energy savings to community members annually. “In five years, they’ll have collectively saved over $6 million,” he marvels. “Plus, over the next decade, we’ll lesson carbon dioxide emissions by 327,000 tons.”
Marcus Hiles implements his expertise in analyzing the consequence that various building features and materials have on energy loss when planning and building. He utilizes window placement strategies that leverage a housing development’s course and materials — and take into consideration fluctuating Texas temperatures — to prevent heat gain in the summer and promote heat retention in the winter. Through the installation of windows with the proper solar coefficient, frames that prevent air leakage, and shading devices, the loss of a home’s heated air and cooled air is lowered. This resorts in fewer carbon emissions and greater cost savings. In order to minimize the transfer of heat from the sun through the roof and into air ducts, Hiles composes the power of radiant roof panels to bounce summer heat away from the home, thus lowering cooling costs by five to ten percent. He produces advanced value by installing air conditioning systems that have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) that exceeds governmentrulings. This results in more reductions in carbon and generates over $420,000 in energy savings for those living in Western Rim Property Services communities.