It’s been a long road, but we did it! LifeStyle Homes has successfully built the first and only U.S. Department of Energy “Zero-Energy Ready Home” in Brevard County.
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.
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 [...]
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(SM) 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 [...]
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 [...]
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(SM) Energy [...]
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 [...]
Melbourne, FL - MAY 13, 2012 - The phone calls and emails have been flying furiously this week between LifeStyle Homes in Melbourne, FL, and leading officials of the Department of Energy in Washington. Now that DOE has released the particulars for their second generation Builders Challenge program, they have been recruiting builders to commit [...]