Marcus Hiles, Chairman and CEO of Western Rim Property Services, disclosed recently the several measures his firm takes to provide environmentally friendly and energy-efficient homes, and the methods tenants can follow at home to further this. The housing sector is the leading contributor in a person’s carbon footprint very often because of the needless use in gas, electricity, water and waste disposal. In fact, for a regular US citizen, heating and cooling adds up to almost 50% of carbon emissions. To lower these, each Western Rim property uses three basic methods: effective insulation, Energy Star rated systems, and programmable thermostats with modern options to set different temperatures for certain rooms. Extra weather stripping and the blocking of draughts will definitely offer a higher protection from the elements, and raise a home’s ability to maintain a steady climate. Using the thermostat to segregate rooms into warmer or cooler zones and avoiding usage when away will lead to higher savings.