Texas reached post-recession job recovery more than two years before the rest of the nation, as well as contributed more that 1.3 million jobs to its pre-recession employment numbers. Marcus Hiles, real estate investor and developer, contributes the success to the state’s growth policies.
Renowned Dallas real estate developer and the environmentally conscious CEO of Western Rim Property Services, Marcus Hiles, employs four simple techniques to dramatically lower his residents’ energy bills. Hiles’ first measure is to install windows with a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.22 to 0.24. When compared to old windows from the 1980s, which lose 100 times more heat than an insulated wall, the energy efficient windows will reduce heat transfer by 75%.
The pledge of Texas government to move towards deregulation and reduce spending would be beneficial for other states allowing them to increase growth according to businessman, Marcus Hiles. Over a decade, the leaders in Texas have implemented policies designed to encourage businesses and residents to flourish. No corporate or personal income tax is one advantage that officials have accepted. As well, during each session, the Legislature curbs spending growth.
As Texan cities continue to grow, urban wilderness areas are vital to local ecosystems. They create life-giving oxygen, help retain ground and rain water, and filter toxins from the community’s air – enough that two trees create enough oxygen for one person. Marcus Hiles is proud to support American Forests and create urban wildernesses to benefit communities throughout Texas. American Forests studies these urban forests and the negative impacts of declining natural preserves in metropolitan areas. They seek to educate the public and provide useful information like the fact that two trees can make enough oxygen for one human and annually absorb twenty pounds of air pollution. The parks that they populate provide shade and reduce heat retention. A car parked in the shade is fifty degrees cooler than one parked in the sun. It is important that natural spaces in urban areas be developed and maintained through human intervention and assistance.