Rental homes, townhomes and apartments built by Marcus Hiles always include energy efficient features without sacrificing luxurious amenities. For example, the roof of each building is installed with highly reflective radiant barrier panels that can reduce heat transfer by almost 97 percent and indoor temperatures by 30 degrees. High-quality weather stripping complements dual pane windows with a layer of argon gas and a solar heat gain coefficient of a minimum of 0.22 to further assist in heat loss prevention. Inside, every apartment is equipped with Energy Star rated appliances which not only reduce the resident’s carbon footprint, but also lower utility bills. Air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of over 16 are used, above the industry standard of 12 to 14 SEER. As a result, residents across his 15,000 homes have reduced their carbon emissions by 32,000 tons, and saved almost half a million dollars.