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.