Esteemed Texas real estate developer Marcus Hiles has great passion for taking care of Mother Nature. “I aspire to reduce carbon footprint by making communities and nature as one,” he says. The realization of his philosophy as the head of Western Rim Property Services is highlighted at over 15,000 upper-class Texas rental townhomes and apartments. The appliances inside these rental residences are ENERGY STAR certified under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Introduced in 1992 in the U.S., the ENERGY STAR program has helped Americans minimize the emissions of carbon dioxide by as much as 283.2 million metric tons. The $1650 annual cost of electric bills and $400 cost of natural gas among average Texas residents were decreased by approximately 50 percent by using energy saving appliances.