Month: November 2016

Hiles Points Out Benefits Of Cost-Reducing Outdoors Design Trends

Hiles Points Out Benefits Of Cost-Reducing Outdoors Design Trends

Hiles Points Out Benefits Of Cost-Reducing Outdoors Design Trends

Architectural trends are extending to outdoor designs built around low maintenance requirements but retaining high style. Marcus Hiles has watched the demand rise for relaxing outdoor spaces that are sustainable and financially beneficial. Eco-friendly, conservation-minded choices such as rainwater and graywater harvesting systems and permeable pavement are leading the way. Utilizing a rooftop collection system, rainwater harvesting collects moisture from the air and funnels it to storage in a well, then treats and repurposes the water on-site. Graywater takes used domestic wastewater and recirculates it for rest rooms, plant watering, and non-drinking purposes, lessening the need for fresh water and lowering the amount of sterilization. Another seemingly novel idea for environmentally-minded design is permeable paving. This process dates back thousands of years, to the time when society first made roads by putting stones atop beds which sat above the ground. The design allows rain to pass through small openings between four layers of filtration – paving material, gravel, fabric, sand – before being absorbed by the earth below. Benefits include reduced runoff and pollution, controlled flow of storm water running into gutters and drains, reduced need for sprinkler use, and a skid resistant surface for walk and driveways. Many attractive patterns are buil with crushed stone, brick, and recycled concrete.

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Marcus Hiles Implements Platforms To Cut Water Waste

Marcus Hiles Implements Platforms To Cut Water Waste

Marcus Hiles Implements Platforms To Cut Water Waste

Water, especially when heated, is a significant source of emissions in most developed countries. Over ten gallons are used per person each day. By taking shorter, cooler showers, eliminating baths, and turning off the faucet when brushing or shaving, residents in Marcus Hiles’ communities can significantly cut their water consumption. Installing low flow showerheads and toilets will also help a serious impact be made.

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Marcus Hiles Cites Advantages of Environmental Responsibility to Housing Developments

Marcus Hiles Cites Advantages of Environmental Responsibility to Housing Developments

Marcus Hiles Cites Advantages of Environmental Responsibility to Housing Developments

Marcus Hiles makes use of his expertise in analyzing the effect that various building features and materials have on energy loss when planning and building. He utilizes window placement strategies that promote a housing development’s introduction and materials — and take into consideration fluctuating Texas temperatures — to prevent heat accumulation in the summer and increase heat retention in the winter. Through the setting up 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 decreased. This resorts to fewer carbon emissions and greater cost savings. In order to lessen the transfer of heat from the sun through the roof and into air ducts, Hiles improvized the power of radiant roof panels to bounce summer heat away from the home, thus lowering cooling rates by five to ten percent. He makes greater number by installing air conditioning systems that have a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) that exceeds government mandates. This results in consistent reductions in carbon and generates over $420,000 in energy savings for those living in Western Rim Property Services communities.

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