Monthly Archives:: August 2011

LifeStyle Homes: Badge of Honor

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Star, Green Building, Green Homes, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – Every one of the SunSmartSM HERS 60 homes built by LifeStyle Homes, and every one of our remarkable Net Zero Energy HERS 0 SunSmartPVSM homes proudly displays a special badge of honor awarded to it by the U.S. Department of Energy. It is known as an EnergySmart Home Scale placard, and it displays that home’s independently-tested and […]

LifeStyle Homes: A Way Forward – Chapter Two

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Green Building, Green Homes, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV.

Melbourne, FL – Two weeks ago, this Blog recounted the decision made three years ago at  LifeStyle Homes to build energy efficient homes as a way to preserve the company in what was predicted to be tough economic times ahead.  That prediction surely turned out to be correct!  The success of our SunSmartSM HERS 60 Homes and now our SunSmartPVSM […]

LifeStyle Homes: Some Excellent Photos for You

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Energy Star, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – For the last several weeks we have been reporting on LifeStyle Homes winning the Aurora Award for Best Solar Energy Home at the recent Southeast Builders Conference in Orlando. In the best traditions of Ed McMahon, I have been filling time using words to describe what happened at the Award ceremony until some […]

LifeStyle Homes: A Way Forward for Us All?

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Economic Engine, Green Building, Green Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV.

Melbourne, FL – The Moody Blues being a favorite band of mine, I am certainly acquainted with the thought, “Isn’t Life Strange?” Your writer is this day involved in four separate streams of professional thinking involving four different people that seem to be making themselves into a set of some sort. Maybe that is a clue to […]