Monthly Archives:: October 2011

Recession Spikes Home Energy Costs

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Melbourne, FL – New information from The Economist indicates consumer spending on home energy costs increased the most between 2007 and 2010 of any spending category tracked. Measuring annual real (corrected for inflation) consumer spending per household during the period, spending on household utilities, fuels and public services was up by 22 percent. Next in line for […]

LifeStyle Homes: WOW! We Win Again!

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Melbourne, FL – We interrupt your regularly scheduled Blog to bring you this FLASH BULLETIN. We have just received word that LifeStyle Homes has won the North American Net Zero Energy Production Home of the Year Award from the Net Zero Energy Home Coalition based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We can’t tell you how wonderful this is […]

LifeStyle Homes: A Fourth Helping of Nature's Greens

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Melbourne, FL – No, guys, we aren’t offering the greens you eat with pork chops when you’re in the south, although that sounds pretty good right about now. What we’re doing this week is continuing our brief exploration of national programs encouraging home builders to increase the performance of the homes they build in terms of […]