Posts Categorized: Florida Green Building Coalition

Net Zero Energy Homes in Brevard

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Melbourne, FL – July 28, 2013 – LifeStyle Homes is proud to be the center for Net Zero Energy Homes in Brevard County. Our truly remarkable, Sun Powered, Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ homes produce as much electricity as they’ll consume during a year’s time, giving rise to our positioning phrase, “Free Electricity for LIFE!” If […]

Building Science in Brevard County

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Melbourne, FL – July 21, 2013 – LifeStyle Homes is proud to be the center for Building Science in Brevard County, Florida. Our guaranteed HERS 59 LifeStyle SunSmart℠ homes are today affording their owners guaranteed 40 percent energy cost savings compared to comparable homes built conventionally and  whopping 70 percent compared to similarly sized homes […]

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 – Energy Independence Day Would Help Us Stay Strong and Free

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Melbourne, FL – June 30, 2013 – It’s a good thing that we pause each year in mid-summer to reflect on the heroic courage of our nation’s founding fathers in declaring our independence on July 4, 1776. It is even more appropriate that we honor the servicemen and women who leave their families and loved ones behind and take their stand […]

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 – Market Rebound is Here!

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Melbourne, FL – June 2, 2013 – No matter where you look, evidence of housing recovery is plain to see. The widely regarded Case Shiller Home Price Index reported historic double digit percentage price gains in the last year across the national housing market. This is astounding news and most welcome, not only for the […]

LifeStyle Homes – Happy Memorial Day!

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Melbourne, FL – May 26, 2013 – All of us at Brevard County builder LifeStyle Homes wish you the very best for a happy Memorial Day. May it be a blessing for you all and the beginning of a great summer in the Sun. As the Nation’s leading builder of guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes […]

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 – Hail and Farewell

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Melbourne, FL – May 12, 2013 – Brevard County Home Builder of Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV℠ and guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart℠ homes, LifeStyle Homes, is pleased to announce that our great CEO, Jake Luhn, son of company co-founder, John Luhn, is leaving us to accept a dream position as the Number One Assistant Men’s Basketball […]

LifeStyle Homes: Things You Can Count On

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Melbourne, FL – May 05, 2013 – In a world that sometimes seems out of control, it’s nice to gather together things you can count on. Most often, it’s people you trust, who you know will be there for you whatever. If you’ve got a couple of those, count yourself lucky. Sometimes, maybe just a […]

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

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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 Fine Start with HERS 59

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Melbourne, FL – March 17, 2013 – At LifeStyle Homes we are focused on building homes that provide Free Electricity for LIFE! We can do that for you right now. Just choose one of our truly remarkable LifeStyle SunSmartPV℠ homes. What we’re still working on is making these homes more affordable so that they could […]

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 – 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!

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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 […]

LifeStyle Homes: Old, New & Something Red

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Melbourne, FL – February 03, 2013 – OK, so it doesn’t rhyme, but we think of red all the time. LifeStyle Homes began building high quality homes for the great people of Brevard County back in 1984. Our first logo was hand painted red on white in a style not too much different from what […]

LifeStyle Homes: Recovery Gathering Steam!

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Melbourne, FL – January 27, 2013 – Thank goodness, the light at the end of the tunnel is here, and it isn’t a train! Everywhere you look, the signs of real recovery in residential real estate are strong and getting stronger! At LifeStyle Homes we are delighted, to say the least, and excited to be […]

LifeStyle Homes: You’re Going to Love RESNET

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Melbourne, FL – January 13, 2013 – We have said in this blog from the beginning that the LifeStyle Homes journey forward in energy efficiency started with the stellar help we received from the Florida Solar Energy Center in nearby Cocoa. FSEC is a research affiliate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando. It […]

LifeStyle Homes: Better Than a Health Club

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Melbourne, FL – January 06, 2013 – It’s great to join a gym in January, but less than half of folks who do will still be using their memberships after 90 days. A better idea might be to join the family of LifeStyle home owners and do some permanent good for your health and the […]

LifeStyle Homes: Best Idea for New Year’s

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Melbourne, FL – December 26, 2012 -If you didn’t move fast enough to take advantage of our astounding stocking stuffer offer, you still have time to give your family the ultimate gift for the New Year: A Brand New Home from LifeStyle Homes! OK, so it’s a bit late to GET one by New Year’s […]

LifeStyle Homes: Our Net Zero Journey

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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: You Are Thankful, Right?

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Melbourne, FL – November 18, 2012 – Sure, there is turmoil and uncertainty, not to mention pain, but through it all most Americans have a lot to be thankful for. We sincerely wish you are among them. At LifeStyle Homes, we have so much to give thanks for and so many to thank that it […]

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

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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 […]

The High Touch of Net Zero Energy Homes

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Melbourne, FL – October 21, 2012 – Net Zero Energy new homes are as High Tech as it gets in home building. At LifeStyle Homes we know this from actual experience. We have built more Net Zero Energy homes than almost anybody in the world and we have built them right here on Florida’s  Space […]

LifeStyle Homes: Net Zero Energy Today!

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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!

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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: Forget Sticker Shock!

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Melbourne, FL – September 30, 2012 – In our view, Southwest Airlines is the new Delta, and thank goodness there is one. The September edition of the Southwest Spirit inflight magazine includes an interesting  article on “Environomics”, written by Lisa Holton, who makes the point that up front sticker shock is preventing more rapid adoption […]

LifeStyle Homes: Cost Neutrality Nutshell

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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: Why Not Energy Efficient?

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Melbourne, FL – September 15, 2012 – It is a continuing wonderment to us why anyone would decide to build a conventional new home when it would be possible for them to have LifeStyle Homes build a guaranteed HERS 60, cost neutral, SunSmart℠ home for them instead. After all, a guaranteed HERS 60 home will […]

LifeStyle Homes: Moving Ahead with RESNET

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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

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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 […]

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℠ […]

We Would Like to Know Your Opinion

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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 […]

It’s That Time Again for the Third Time

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Melbourne, FL – June 24, 2012 – NUTS! Another storm! The third one of this very young season. Let’s hope that this time, all of you within range of significant summer storms are thoroughly prepared for whatever Mother Nature brings. Your writer could open a refreshment stand with the stock of sodas, sports drinks and […]

Fathers Day Thanks to FSEC Scientists

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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, […]