Posts Categorized: Builders Challenge Home

Progress Report: DOE “Zero-Energy Ready Home” Taking Shape in Pineda Springs

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… There are very few homes built to this caliber of energy-efficiency in the United States, so we are very gratified to be building the first one of its kind on the Space Coast.

We’re Breaking Ground on the Space Coast’s FIRST Department of Energy “Zero-Energy Ready Home”

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With building strategies determined, the home site selected, the plans engineered, and building permit in hand, we are finally ready to break ground on this remarkable home!

Energy Savers Spotlight: Meet The Adams Family

Posted by & filed under 250 SunSmart homes, Builder's Joy, Builders Challenge Home, Building Science, Energy Efficiency, Florida Solar Energy Center, Indialantic home, RESNET, Saving Energy, SunSmart.

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We at LifeStyle Homes are celebrating the completion of our 250th LifeStyle SunSmart℠ home! We couldn’t be happier to have built this milestone home for such a wonderful family – Mark and Beth Adams, and their adorable daughter Lily. The Adams family chose our Bimini home plan with some special modifications for their Indialantic property.

Tracing Our Roots in Solar Powered Homes

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Melbourne, FL – February 2, 2014 – We have often mentioned our building scientist friends at the Florida Solar Energy Center, in this Blog, and we have thanked them for their guidance and inspiration, but probably not often enough or strongly enough. The truth is, they showed us the way we have followed in our […]

LifeStyle Homes: A DOE Research Partner

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Builders Challenge Home, Building Science, Buying a Home, DOE Challenge Home, Energy & Environmental Building Alliance, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Green Homes, New Homes Brevard County, RESNET, SunSmart.

Melbourne, FL – Sunday, October 13, 2013 – Since we returned from the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance Conference in Phoenix, discussions with the U.S. Department of Energy have accelerated regarding the possibility that LifeStyle Homes may agree to build a DOE Challenge Home to test the latest thinking of building scientists about how to […]

LifeStyle Homes: Our Net Zero Journey

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Builders Challenge Home, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – December 09, 2012 – We thought you might like to read the short history of how we came to build guaranteed HERS 60 LifeStyle SunSmart℠ homes and our truly remarkable Net Zero Energy LifeStyle SunSmartPV homes. It’s an exciting story that proves good things actually happen to people who try to do […]

LifeStyle Homes: Adopting a Higher Standard

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Melbourne, FL – August 12, 2012 – If you have followed this blog at all, you know that LifeStyle Homes has been following the high standard of energy efficient performance set by the Department of Energy in its Builders Challenge program. This is one federal government initiative that in our opinion is brilliant – so […]

A Mission to Make Housing Better for All

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Melbourne, FL – August 05, 2012 – At times, even we at LifeStyle Homes, who have been at  the center of the energy efficiency revolution in new home building, are perplexed at what has happened … and what hasn’t. Thanks to our wonderful customers, we have enjoyed wonderful success with our guaranteed HERS 60 SunSmart℠ […]

Customer Satisfaction: Our Primary Goal

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Melbourne, FL – July 15, 2012 – In light of our policy statement regarding energy efficiency last week, it seems appropriate to re-visit a subject we have mentioned before in this blog. To recap last weeks statement, LifeStyle Homes appreciates the effort of the Building America program managers in the U.S. Department of Energy to […]

A Clear Focus on Ownership Cost Savings

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A Statement of Energy Policy from LifeStyle Homes Melbourne, FL – July 1, 2012 – As regular readers of this blog no doubt know, the recent history of LifeStyle Homes has revolved around the Builders Challenge program from the Department of Energy in Washington. The Builders Challenge program led us to develop our SunSmart℠ Energy […]