Awards & Recognition
LifeStyle Homes Receives Aurora Award at 2018 Southeast Building Conference
The best and brightest builders around the Southeast United States gathered at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center on Friday evening, August 17, to celebrate the 39th annual Aurora Awards.
This year’s competition drew nearly 400 entries in 61 categories including commercial, office space, renovated projects, mixed-use, affordable, multi-family projects, site planning, single-family production, and custom homes.
LifeStyle Homes was honored to be a Silver Aurora Award recipient in the Best Solar Energy Home category. Our former Seville model home in Viera—the LifeStyle St. Thomas—was recognized for its superb use of energy-efficient building components, finished with a 7.98 solar system using state-of-the-art solar tiles. The home performs at a better-than zero-energy level, having scored a -5 on the HERS Index.
LifeStyle Homes Named a Finalist in the Florida Today ‘Volunteer Recognition Awards’
LifeStyle Homes was named a finalist in Florida Today’s signature “Volunteer Recognition Awards.” The 26th-annual event took place at the Bernard Simpkins Fine Art Center at Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa.
LifeStyle Homes was nominated in the 2017 Business of the Year category. In LifeStyle’s 33 years in business, the company’s employees have done extensive volunteer work in a variety of capacities.
Public education and local schools has been a longtime focus of LifeStyle’s charitable efforts. In addition to educational outreach, LifeStyle was nominated for its efforts in building an “outdoor garden sensorium” for the M.O.R.G.A.N. Project; a cottage for Nana’s House gated community; as well as renovations at the PAL House in West Melbourne.
LifeStyle Homes Wins Platinum Award at Spring 2017 Parade of Homes
Thank you to the judges of the Brevard County Parade of Homes for selecting LifeStyle Homes as a Platinum Award winner. LifeStyle walked away with top honors in our price category during the Homebuilders and Contractors Association (HBCA) of Brevard Parade of Homes awards gala.
The Spring 2017 Parade represents the second time LifeStyle Homes has entered our St. Thomas at Seville model home in the competition. We continue to be proud of this model home which showcases standout architectural features, intricate details at every turn, and innovative technology.
The model also landed the Best Feature award for its 7.98 roof-integrated solar system. The solar system blends into the home’s tile roof to create electricity to run the entire household.
LifeStyle Homes Wins Platinum Award at Fall 2016 Parade of Homes
At the HBCA Parade of Homes awards ceremony, held on October 27, LifeStyle Homes received the Platinum Award for our St. Thomas model home in Viera’s Seville at Addison Village neighborhood. The model home took top honors in the $700,000-$800,000 category. During the Parade, the judges also awarded LifeStyle Homes a “Best Feature” merit award for the home’s integrated solar tiles.
LifeStyle Homes received multiple honors at the Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA) Parade of Homes awards ceremony
The Parade took place from March 11-16. It marked LifeStyle’s first time entering the TCBA Parade of Homes since opening two model homes in the Indian River County market. Both of these homes—the St. Croix at Cross Creek Lake Estates in Sebastian, and the Santa Cruz at Huntington Place in Vero Beach—were selected out of a pool of 15 homes as winning homes.
Specifically, LifeStyle’s Cross Creek Lake Estates model home was recognized as a Platinum Award winner in the $300,000-$400,000 category.
LifeStyle’s Huntington Place model home was recognized as a Platinum Award winner in the $400,000-$500,000 category. In addition, this model home received the on-the-spot Merit Award for Best Kitchen, the Grand Award for the $400,000-$500,000 category, as well as the People’s Choice Award.
LifeStyle Homes: Winner of Keep Brevard Beautiful’s 2015 Sustainability Award in Developer & Builder Category
Keep Brevard Beautiful selects LifeStyle —once again— as the recipient of its Developer & Builder Sustainability Award
During the fourth-annual Riverfest, Keep Brevard Beautiful honored LifeStyle Homes with this wonderful award for our deployment of LifeStyle SunSmart℠, as well as our commitment to building clean and sustainable solar-powered homes throughout the Space Coast. This is the second time LifeStyle Homes has received this honor, as we were the first builder to receive this award during the inaugural event in 2013. We are thrilled to be recognized by our community for our sustainability efforts.
LifeStyle Homes: Winner of Best Net Zero Home in North America
The Net Zero Energy Coalition cites the St. Croix model from LifeStyle Homes as North America’s Best Net Zero Production Home of the Year!
We are extremely proud to have won this prestigious award in a Canadian competition as the only non-Canadian entry for our Capron Ridge, Tralee Bay Estates model home (since sold). The judges commented on the fact that this home delivers true net-zero-energy performance in an architectural package that makes it totally compatible with the conventional up-scale homes that surround it. The St. Croix is not an expensive one-off custom home designed to win a competition, rather a home designed to compete for sale with similarly priced conventional homes in its market. It is entirely reachable by mainstream American consumers, which makes it an especially remarkable achievement.
LifeStyle Homes Wins Platinum Award at Spring 2018 Parade of Homes
It was an honor for LifeStyle Homes to once again enter our St. Thomas at Seville model home in the HBCA Parade of Homes. Even better, the model took home the Platinum award in its price category for the second year in a row. The Parade judges expressed their pleasure in the home’s integrated solar system, as well as its architectural design features. In fact, the “Flow of Indoor/Outdoor Space” was voted by the judges as one of the best features of the Parade.
LifeStyle Homes Earns Prestigious Housing Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that LifeStyle Homes has been awarded a 2016 Housing Innovation Award in the Custom Homes (Spec) category.
“Housing Innovation Award winners such as LifeStyle Homes are leading a major housing industry transformation to zero energy ready homes. This level of performance is the home of the future because it improves the way Americans live by substantially reducing or eliminating utility bills, ensuring engineered comfort way beyond traditional homes, protecting health with a comprehensive package of indoor air quality measures, and helping maximize the largest investment of a lifetime,” said Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office.
“These winners are leading the movement to Zero Energy Ready Homes that provide better places for Americans to live, stronger communities, and a more economically and environmentally resilient nation,” said Rashkin.
LifeStyle Homes: Aurora Award Winner for Best Environmental Design
Pineda Springs solar-powered model home receives prestigious honor at 2015 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC)
LifeStyle Homes was honored to receive an Aurora Award at the 2015 Southeast Building Conference (SEBC). The conference is recognized as the leading and largest building trade show in the Southeast United States. The event culminates with a formal dinner and presentation of the Aurora Awards—commonly thought of as the “Grammy Awards” of the region’s home building industry.
This year, LifeStyle Homes was humbled to win an Aurora Award in the category of “Environmental Design” for our Pineda Springs model home. This solar-powered home—the LifeStyle St. Croix—won for its employment of LifeStyle SunSmart℠. A 5.13 KW roof-mounted solar-system and electric-car charging station are also included with this home, allowing it to achieve this award-winning status.
LifeStyle Homes: Winner of Sustainable Florida’s 2014 Best Practice Award in Small Business Category
Sustainable Florida names LifeStyle Homes the winner of the Best Practice Award for LifeStyle SunSmart℠
LifeStyle Homes was honored to receive the Best Practice Award for its sustainability efforts by the statewide organization, Sustainable Florida. The awards ceremony took place at Streamsong Resort in Hardee County during Sustainable Florida’s annual Working on the Green Sustainability Summit. With 80 admirable applicants throughout the state of Florida who are all dedicated to sustainable business practices, LifeStyle Homes was honored to be a finalist in both the Small Business and Green Building categories, as well as take home top honors in the Small Business category.
LifeStyle Homes: Aurora Award Winner for Best Solar Energy Home
The St. Croix model wins the 2011 Southeast Builders Conference Aurora Award for Best Solar Energy Home!
Our remarkable net-zero-energy St. Croix model home in Capron Ridge, Tralee Bay Estates (since sold) is cited for blending state-of-the-art energy efficiency with traditional architecture to produce an extraordinary high performance home.
The Aurora competition brings together home builders and related professionals from 16 southern states each year to recognize the best of the best in new home construction and design. Winning an Aurora Award is a genuine acknowledgement of superior achievement in the home building industry.