Posts Categorized: Energy Policy

Solar’s Potential To Significantly Slow the Pace of Global Warming

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“Crazy As It Sounds, Solar Could Be The World’s Most Important Energy Source By 2050.” Recently, Fast Company published this story citing that solar energy is in position to “meet an ever-increasing share of energy demand.

There’s More to Energy Efficiency in New Homes Than Meets the Eye

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Melbourne, FL – February 23, 2014 – It might seem strange showing you an iceberg to make a point about solar-powered homes, but when we share the point, you’ll get it in a flash and maybe even roll your eyes. Wait for it… Here it comes…There’s more to energy efficient new homes than meets the […]

Understanding the Courage It Took to Go Solar

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Melbourne, FL – February 16, 2014 – A couple of weeks ago, we posted a blog in this space briefly recounting the historical development of the LifeStyle Homes Energy Efficiency Initiative.  You can find it two clicks to the right. The major purpose of that piece was to thank again our building scientist friends at […]

Follow the Money in Solar Power Policy

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Melbourne, FL – January 26, 2014 – At Lifestyle Homes, we think it’s high time that government at all levels decides to get behind solar power as the ready-right-now way to attack our country’s energy crisis. We know what can be done, because we are doing it. Everything we learned about how to advance solar […]

Brevard County’s Economic Drivers Are Strong

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Melbourne, FL – January 19, 2014 – Our good friends over at Spacecoast Living magazine have included a special Discover Brevard section in January’s issue that paints an encouraging picture of our economic future. It touts the number of leading edge technology companies active in Brevard County, the high quality of jobs they offer and […]

LifeStyle Homes Phoenix Success Story

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Phoenix, AZ – Yes, this is the LifeStyle Homes you know and love in Central Florida, only this week  some of us are in Phoenix, Arizona participating in the annual Energy and Environmental Building Alliance Conference, as guests of our building science friends at the Florida Solar Energy Center. We will have the great opportunity […]

Brevard County Solar-Powered Builder

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Melbourne, FL – August 25, 2013 – LifeStyle Homes is proud to be your Brevard County Solar-Powered Builder. Our national-leading line of HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes and truly remarkable solar-powered HERS 0 (zero), Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes offer our customers game-changing home energy cost savings as well as significant family home health benefits. Both […]

Brevard Net Zero Missing Ingredient II

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Melbourne, FL – August 04, 2013 – In last week’s discussion about the marvels of the Solar-Powered, Net Zero Energy Homes being built by LifeStyle Homes right here in Brevard County, we told you there was something left out of our story; the Brevard Net Zero Missing Ingredient. Like the eleven o’clock TV news people do, […]

Energy Efficient Homes for Brevard

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Melbourne, FL – July 14, 2013 – LifeStyle Homes is proud to be the leading builder of energy efficient homes for Brevard County, Florida. Our customers are reaping many benefits. First, our guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes deliver significant family health benefits by cleaning up indoor air quality – responding to the fact that the […]

LifeStyle Homes-Big Energy Week Ahead

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Melbourne, FL – July 7, 2013 – A big energy efficiency week is coming up for LifeStyle Homes. It’s time for the annual Southeast Builders Conference in Orlando, hosted by the Florida Home Builders Association. A number of your LifeStyle friends will be going to see what’s new in building products and technologies. High on […]

LifeStyle Homes – Cost Neutrality For You!

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Melbourne, FL – June 23, 2013 – When considering the purchase of a guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ or remarkable Net Zero Energy, Sun Powered, SunSmartPV℠ home from LifeStyle Homes in Brevard County, Florida, you would do well the keep the principle of COST NEUTRALITY in mind. The bottom line of COST NEUTRALITY is that you […]

LifeStyle Homes – Good Design Always Wins

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Melbourne, FL – June 16, 2013 – Being among the leaders in building high performance homes, both our guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes and our truly remarkable Sun Powered Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes, we at LifeStyle Homes eagerly await the arrival of each issue of GreenBuilder magazine, perhaps the leading magazine devoted to energy […]

LifeStyle Homes – Green or Energy Efficient?

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Melbourne, FL – June 9, 2013 – At least two good things happened at this week’s National Association of Home Builders Spring Board of Directors meeting in Washington, DC. A whole lot of home builders from all across the nation gathered to share stories of market recoveries in their home areas. That was one activity […]

LifeStyle Homes – Attitude Is Everything

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Melbourne, FL – May 19, 2013 – It has been an interesting and exciting week at LifeStyle Homes! With the departure of our wonderful CEO, our management team has been digging into their new tasks and have vowed to take the company to new heights. Positivism rules, and there is an even higher appreciation of […]

LifeStyle Homes: Brevard County Homes

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Melbourne, FL – April 28, 2013 – Last week we discussed how the Brevard County home builder, LifeStyle Homes, has become a national leader in constructing and selling truly remarkable Net Zero Energy Homes. There magical homes, which we  brand LifeStyle SunSmartPV℠ homes, generate as much electrical power from the free power of the sun […]

LifeStyle Homes: Free Electricity for LIFE!

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Melbourne, FL – April 21, 2013 – Free Electricity for LIFE is what you get with a Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ home from LifeStyle Homes in Brevard County, Florida. How can that be, you ask? Actually, how it works is pretty simple. It’s also automatic, requires no moving parts and is completely silent. Best of […]

LifeStyle Homes: Net Zero Energy Homes

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

Melbourne, FL – April 14, 2013 – Reasonably priced new homes that make as much electricity as they use are NOT a fantasy of the future. At LifeStyle Homes, we are building Net Zero Energy homes in Brevard County (Osceola County, also) today, and our wonderful customers are buying them. Those great people wouldn’t be […]

LifeStyle Homes: Come On, The Water’s Fine

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Melbourne, FL – April 7, 2013 – If you are reading this blog post north of the Mason-Dixon Line, you may be wondering when spring will finally reach you. Not to gloat, but even with a cooler than normal spring in Florida, we’re seeing low 80’s during the day and high 60’s at night. Everything […]

LifeStyle Homes: Two New Communities!

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Melbourne, FL – April 2, 2013 – You deserve a heads up for good news if you are a regular reader of this blog! LifeStyle Homes is excited to announce we’re on the way to building our guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes and our remarkable HERS 0 (zero) Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes in two […]

LifeStyle Homes: Congratulate Yourself!

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Melbourne, FL – March 28, 2013 – If you own a LifeStyle Homes Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV home, you have our permission to feel pretty proud about what you are doing for your family and for the environment also.  Your home makes enough electricity from the free power of the sun to provide all you […]

LifeStyle Homes: A Net Zero Energy Leader

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Melbourne, FL – March 12, 2013 – We reported in this blog last week that as a national leader in building Net Zero Energy homes, LifeStyle Homes has been invited to participate in a major conference focusing on getting more Net Zero Energy homes built in North America. This conference, to be held this fall […]

LifeStyle Homes: Invited to Energy Meeting

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Melbourne, FL – March 03, 2013 – We are pleased at LifeStyle Homes to have received an invitation recently from the Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition of Canada to attend a groundbreaking international energy summit in San Diego, CA, this fall focused on advancing net zero  energy home construction across North America. Regular readers of this […]

LifeStyle Homes – Net Zero Energy for All

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Melbourne, FL – February 24, 2013 – It should be no surprise to anyone that the long term strategy for LifeStyle Homes is to provide affordable Net Zero Energy for All our customers. The pursuit of that goal has led us to build our remarkable SunSmartPV℠ line of homes which really do produce as much […]

LifeStyle Homes: Consumer Energy ALERT!

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Melbourne, FL – February 17, 2013 – In one sense, we are delighted when our customers tell us other builders are telling them, “We build our homes just like LifeStyle does.” or, “We put the same stuff in ours that they do to make their homes so energy efficient.” The good part of that is […]

LifeStyle Homes: FLASH! Now, It’s HERS 59!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Policy, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Power & Light, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – Sunday, February 10, 2013 – LifeStyle Homes is proud to announce that we are advancing our minimum performance HERS guarantee for our SunSmart℠ homes from HERS 60 to HERS 59. One number may seem like a small change, but it’s not! We have to claw and scratch for every bit of gain […]

More on LifeStyle Homes & Net Zero Energy

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Melbourne, FL – November 4, 2012 – Last week we commented on an interesting article about Net Zero Energy for homes that appeared in a recent issue of U.S. News & World Report. This week we want to invite your attention to another recent article that appeared in EcoHome Magazine on the same subject, the […]

U.S. News & LifeStyle Net Zero Energy

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

Melbourne, FL – October 28, 2012 – The venerable U.S. News & World Report magazine recently published an interesting article explaining cutting edge technical advancements in extreme energy efficiency for homes – the same advancements LifeStyle Homes has been using for three years, now. The plain fact is that LifeStyle Homes is the real cutting […]

LifeStyle Homes: Net Zero Energy Today!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Photo Voltaic, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – October 14, 2012 – There’s an idea floating around that homes that make all the electricity they need must be science fiction dreams for the future. No so! We have built 6 of our truly remarkable Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes right here on the Space Coast and we promise you, earthlings […]

LifeStyle Homes – Elevate Your Profile!

Posted by & filed under Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Power & Light, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, New Homes Brevard County, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – October 07, 2012 – It’s not often you get the chance to own the very best of something without having to pay a premium for it.  If you enjoy the idea of stepping out by stepping up, read on. We are offering you an opportunity to establish genuine leadership and be admired […]

LifeStyle Homes: Cost Neutrality Nutshell

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

Melbourne, FL – September 23, 2012 – Last week we wondered with you why people thinking about building a new home would choose to build a conventional energy pig home over a modern, technologically-superior SunSMART℠ guaranteed HERS 60 home from LifeStyle Homes. After all, conventional homes – brand new conventional homes – start out being […]

LifeStyle Homes: Moving Ahead with RESNET

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

Melbourne, FL September 9, 2012 – We have discussed before in this blog the good work the U.S. Department of Energy has been doing to encourage the Nation’s home builders to build more energy efficient homes. It was under the auspices of a DOE project, the Building America program, that our building science friends at […]

LifeStyle Homes: About Paying Forward

Posted by & filed under Building Science, Energy Policy, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – August 26, 2012 – A wonderful thing happened this week to LifeStyle Homes. We received a call for help from our building science friends at the Florida Solar Energy Center in nearby Cocoa, FL. It seems that the President of the University of Central Florida (UCF being the parent organization of FSEC) […]

LifeStyle Homes: Looking Ahead

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Melbourne, FL – August 19, 2012 – It’s no secret that home building in the United States has taken a huge hit in the Great Recession. Gone from the scene are many local building companies, some of them household names in Brevard County. We’ve even experienced national builders in our market closing up shop and […]

LifeStyle Homes: Adopting a Higher Standard

Posted by & filed under Builders Challenge Home, Building Science, Energy Policy, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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 […]

We Would Like to Know Your Opinion

Posted by & filed under Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Policy, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, New Homes Brevard County, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, Viera New Town.

Melbourne, FL – July 22, 2012 – Next week, the annual Southeast Builders Conference will be held in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Home builders from sixteen southern states have been invited to come, and LifeStyle Homes will be well represented. You’ve got to believe that anything we can learn that will make […]

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 […]

Fathers Day Thanks to FSEC Scientists

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

Melbourne, FL – June 17, 2012 – All of us here at LifeStyle Homes wish all of you a very happy Fathers Day. Do something nice for your Dad today, even if you can only communicate with him in your heart. This week, we have been involved with our building science friends at the Florida […]

“Cocooning” Takes On a Whole New Meaning

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Melbourne, FL – June 10, 2012 – Coined by futurist thinker Faith Popcorn, in the nineteen seventies, “Cocooning” refers to the inclination of American consumers to seek a safe and secure refuge from the stresses of modern life in their own homes. The concept, as well as the word, have become part of our culture, […]

Uh Oh, Alberto Says, “Hello, Get Ready!”

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, DOE Challenge Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Florida Green Building Coalition, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Living at Home, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – May 20, 2012 – Yes, friends and neighbors, it’s that time of year again when we should all take stock of our readiness to make it through another season of possible inclement weather. This Sunday evening, Tropical Storm Alberto is stumbling around offshore near Jacksonville, sort of like a drunken sailor. Chances […]

Early In The Morning 100 Years Ago Today

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Melbourne, FL – April 15, 2012 – Few events in history resonate with so many people around the world as the tragic loss of RMS Titanic, the pride of the White Star Line, which occurred 100 years ago today. Some of us at LifeStyle Homes will pause a moment today, and maybe say a small […]

March Madness, or is it March Magic?

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Melbourne, FL – March 11, 2012 – All of us at LifeStyle Homes are excited for our friend and leader, Jake Luhn, that his beloved Bonnies, from the St. Bonaventure University men’s basketball team, won the Atlantic 10 Conference championship today and will be goin’ dancin’ next week in the NCAA Division I Tournament. Jake, […]

LifeStyle Homes Energy Efficiency Policy

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Melbourne, FL – March 04, 2012 – The buzz has been building for several months now about new and more demanding targets for high performance homes coming from the federal government. There are draft proposals out there, and final decisions are expected at most any time now. At LifeStyle Homes, we are grateful to all […]

Remembering Elvis, and Other Lightbulb Matters

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Melbourne, FL – So what do Elvis and light bulbs have to do with one another? Probably nothing unless you believe Elvis Presley brought a whole new idea to Rock ‘n Roll music, and light bulbs have long symbolized bright new ideas. Yet, we the people of LifeStyle Homes cannot let January 8th pass without […]

FLASH! Breaking News on Lightbulb Changes

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Melbourne, FL – Over this past weekend both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed the massive spending bill that will prevent government shutdown, with a measure added which would suspend the ban on manufacture of 100 watt incandescent lightbulbs presently slated to take effect January 1, 2012. We first reported on this issue on our LifeStyle Homes Blog […]