Primary Eco-friendly Strategies By Western Rim Properties – Marcus Hiles
The housing sector is the major contributor in a person’s carbon footprint due to an excessive use in gas, electricity, water and waste disposal. Marcus Hiles, Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, elucidated recently the many steps his firm takes to provide environmentally friendly and energy-efficient houses, and the methods tenants can follow at home to further this. For the common US citizen, heating and cooling adds up to almost 50% of carbon emissions. To lower these, each Western Rim property uses three basic approaches: effective insulation, Energy Star rated systems, and programmable thermostats with state-of-the-art options to set different temperatures for certain rooms. More weather stripping and the blocking of draughts will offer higher protection from the elements, and raise a home’s ability to maintain a steady climate. Using the thermostat to divide rooms into warmer or cooler zones and avoiding usage when away will create higher savings.