Posts Categorized: RESNET

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.

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.

High Quality Construction Supports Energy Efficiency

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

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 […]

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

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Custom Home Service, Design- Build, Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Florida Solar Energy Center, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Lake Nona Medical City, Living at Home, New Homes Brevard County, RESNET, Satisfying Customers, Saving Energy, Solar-Powered, SunSmart.

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 […]

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.

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 Congratulates FSEC on Grant

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LifeStyle Homes is pleased to let you know that the Florida Solar Energy Center has been awarded a major grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to work on making it easier for Floridians to add solar energy to their existing homes.

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: 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 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 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 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 […]

LifeStyle Homes Happy Labor Day Wishes

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Melbourne, FL – September 1, 2013 – Labor Day is one of our favorite holidays at Brevard County Builder LifeStyle Homes. It gives us a chance to reflect on the huge contributions of loyalty, skill, craftsmanship and professionalism we have received from our sub-contractors over the years. One of the things that distinguishes LifeStyle Homes […]

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 LifeStyle Solar-Powered News

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August 18, 2010 – We are excited to announce that representatives from LifeStyle Homes, in Melbourne, will be traveling to Phoenix, AZ, next month to join our building science friends from the Florida Solar Energy Center in presenting the LifeStyle SunSmart℠ success story to attendees at the Excellence in Building Conference & Expo sponsored by […]

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, […]

Building Science in Brevard County

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, DOE Challenge Home, Energy Efficiency, Florida Green Building Coalition, Green Building, Green Homes, Harmony Florida new town, Net Zero Energy Home, New Homes Brevard County, RESNET, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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

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?

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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!

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 – Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, Building Science, Buying a Home, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Solar Energy Center, Fun Events for the Family, 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, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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

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 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: Consumer Energy ALERT!

Posted by & filed under Builder's Joy, 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, Net Zero Energy Home, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, Viera New Town.

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 […]

LifeStyle Homes: Old, New & Something Red

Posted by & filed under 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, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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: 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

Posted by & filed under 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, New Homes Brevard County, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, Viera New Town.

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: 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: 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 […]

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 – 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: Forget Sticker Shock!

Posted by & filed under 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, New Homes Brevard County, RESNET, Saving Energy, Sun Powered Homes, SunSmart, SunSmartPV, Viera New Town.

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: 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

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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) […]