Posts Categorized: Photo Voltaic

Celebrating Solar on Earth Day

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On April 22, 1970 — the first Earth Day — millions of Americans came together to fight for a clean, sustainable environment. At that time, the general population knew little about solar power and the massive impact it would eventually have on the conservation and protection of our planet.

New Poll Says 77% of Floridians Support Net Metering. Where Do You Stand?

Posted by & filed under Brevard Solar Powered Homes, Building Science, Energy Efficiency, Florida Power & Light, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Net Metering, Net Metering Policy in Florida, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, SunSmart.

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Floridians want solar-system owners to continue to receive credit for the energy their solar systems add to the grid, without the threat of utility companies imposing unnecessary fees.

SPECIAL SOLAR PROMOTION!

Posted by & filed under 30th Anniversary Celebration, Builder's Joy, Building Science, Energy Contest, Energy Efficiency, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Solar-Powered, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV.

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If you’re thinking of building a solar-powered home with LifeStyle Homes, now is the time to make your move! For the next two months, LifeStyle Homes is offering an additional 15% off our new, lower solar-system prices.

High Quality Construction Supports Energy Efficiency

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Melbourne, FL – March 02, 2014 – In our continuing quest toward our goal at LifeStyle Homes to provide affordable new homes that make enough electricity on their rooftops to sustain the families living in them and recharge two electric automobiles overnight, all for free, we often talk about high-tech things like the photovoltaic panels […]

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 […]

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 […]

Follow the Money in Solar Power Policy

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Florida Solar Energy Center, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Solar-Powered, SunSmart, SunSmartPV.

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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 […]

LifeStyle Homes Thanksgiving Preview

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Energy Efficiency, Green Homes, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV.

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You know our dream at LifeStyle Homes. We are on a quest to offer affordable homes that generate sufficient electricity from rooftop photovoltaic panels to power the home at no cost (figured over a year’s time) plus pay for recharging two electric automobiles sitting in the garage overnight.

LifeStyle Homes: Accelerating Toward Goal

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We have told you our goal is to offer affordable new homes that make all the electricity they need to support a family of five and produce enough surplus that can be sold back to the utility company to pay for recharging two electric cars overnight.

LifeStyle Homes School Renovation Update

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Melbourne, FL – October 07, 2013 – Returning to its roots, LifeStyle Homes has recently completed a major donation in kind by renovating the front office reception area of University Park Elementary School, here in Melbourne. “We love to do projects like this,” said Larry Hufford, Founding Chairman of LifeStyle Homes. “Remember, both my late […]

LifeStyle Homes EEBA Conference Report

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Melbourne, FL – September 29, 2013 – Our LifeStyle Homes blog this week is a continuation of our post last week. If you are new to LifeStyle Homes, please read last week’s post to get the entire story of the remarkable experience we enjoyed this week. We were pleased and excited to attend the annual […]

LifeStyle Homes Phoenix Success Story

Posted by & filed under Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy & Environmental Building Alliance, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Florida Solar Energy Center, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, SunSmart, SunSmartPV.

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 Builder of Solar-Powered Homes

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Melbourne, FL – September 15, 2013 – You know how we at LifeStyle Homes, your Brevard builder of solar-powered homes,  keep going on about our dream of building affordable homes that make enough of their own electrical power to support the families that live in them PLUS re-charge two electric automobiles in their garages overnight? […]

Brevard Solar-Powered LifeStyle Homes

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Melbourne, FL – September 08, 2013 – Please click on the red text below to see the complete text of this blog. Of course, we hope you will want to read it all the way through, but what we really want you to see first is our brand new LifeStyle Homes corporate logo. It will […]

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 Solar-Powered LifeStyle Homes

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

Melbourne, FL – August 11, 2013 – Standing for something and becoming known for it are important elements of success in business.  We hope you think of us as the only source of Brevard Solar-Powered LifeStyle Homes.  Our family-owned home building business started right here in Brevard County in 1984. Next year, we will celebrate […]

Brevard Net Zero Missing Ingredient II

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

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, […]

Net Zero Energy Homes in Brevard

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, 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, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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 […]

Energy Efficient Homes for Brevard

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, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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

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, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Got Your 6, 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 – 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!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Policy, Energy Star, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, 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 – 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?

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, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, 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, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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 – Attitude Is Everything

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

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

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Custom Home Service, 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, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, 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, 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 – 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

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

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!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Policy, Energy Star, 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, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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

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, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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!

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, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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!

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, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, 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, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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

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 – 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

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

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

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, Living at Home, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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: You Are Thankful, Right?

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Got Your 6, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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

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, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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 […]

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: 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

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 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 […]

It’s That Time Again for the Third Time

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Star, 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, Storm Readiness, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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 […]

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 […]

Faith + Knowledge + Guts Bring Success!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Efficiency, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town, Water Star.

Melbourne, FL – April 08, 2012 – This is a blog about the significance of the coming dawn. On this Easter Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate the risen Christ, many at sunrise services. The parallel is obvious, isn’t it? But in our secular business world, we can at last say with conviction that the […]

Dramatic Monterey I Design Plan Unveiled

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Melbourne, FL – March 25, 2012 – We think it’s high time to let you in on a great secret. LifeStyle Homes has completed a brand new model home in the exclusive Levanto neighborhood of the new town of Viera, FL. This very special home combines the best ideas we have learned from our many […]

LifeStyle Homes Energy Efficiency Policy

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Buying a Home, Energy Policy, Energy Star, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, New Homes Brevard County, Photo Voltaic, Saving Energy, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Town of Viera, Water Star.

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 […]