A bit of persistence on our end, coupled with manufacturers’ declining costs, has moved us to a point where it makes sense to include LEDs in our homes.
While there are advantages and disadvantages to both options, if you’re on the fence, we at LifeStyle Homes strongly encourage you to consider the following five benefits of building a new home.
Just recently, the National Solar Jobs Census released its 2014 numbers on employment figures and projected growth on a national level—and the results are highly encouraging.
This week, we’d like to re-introduce you to a home we recently revamped and relaunched, the LifeStyle Nevis. This home plan will serve at LifeStyle’s model home (currently under construction) in Alamanda Key.
Dreaming of slipping into retirement while living in a community that beckons you to relax, unwind, and feel as if you’re on vacation in the Florida Keys every day? If so, Alamanda Key is just your ticket.
Similar to a car's MPG rating, your H.E.R.S. score will reveal just how efficient your home is, as well as how much you can expect to save on your monthly electricity bills.
“Crazy As It Sounds, Solar Could Be The World’s Most Important Energy Source By 2050." Recently, Fast Company published this story citing that solar energy is in position to “meet an ever-increasing share of energy demand.
San Marino Estates is the epitome of luxury living in North Melbourne. All homes feature paver driveways, tile roofs, granite or quartz countertops, tile in all main living areas, built-in stainless-steel appliances, and many more upgrades.
This all-electric vehicle represents the most efficient, technologically advanced vehicle on the road today. If you’re wondering why LifeStyle invested in an electric vehicle, allow us to explain.
With all the great schools, attractions, and conveniences afforded by living in North Melbourne, growth in this area is continuing at a healthy pace. And the introduction of LifeStyle Homes’ Pineda Springs neighborhood presents another opportunity for residents to build their dream home here.
It’s no secret that the release of noxious CO2 emissions into our atmosphere is a problem that needs to change. Thankfully, the solutions are right in front of us.
Seven years ago, LifeStyle Homes built a home for Pam Collver’s parents in Titusville's Sisson Meadows. Pam and her husband, Charlie, were “impressed with the quality of construction and attention paid to even the smallest details.” So, when it came time to build their own home, the couple says “LifeStyle was their first choice.”
If you’re not keeping tabs on your energy usage, your electric bills can easily creep up during summer months. Luckily there are things you can do to help keep your electricity bills at bay all summer long. Take heed to these tips.
Last week, we officially opened the doors to our newest model home in Cross Creek Lake Estates. While we’re elated about the opening of this model home, we’re also extremely proud to be one of the preferred builders in this gorgeous Sebastian neighborhood.
Like most outdoor-loving residents of Brevard County, the LifeStyle team was happy to welcome Bass Pro Shops to our community, and even happier when its general manager, James King, chose us to build his new home!
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.
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.
It was in April 1984 that two former school teachers, Larry Hufford and John Luhn, built “The Challenger” – a 1,360 square-foot model home in Palm Bay. The completion of this home signified the launch of LifeStyle Homes. Today, exactly 30 years later, the LifeStyle team is looking back at all the achievements, milestones, and turning points that got us where we are today.
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.
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.
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 [...]
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Dark Sky Festival – one of the premier events of the Town of Harmony. If you’ve never been to this festival, we strongly encourage you to check it out this Friday and Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Melbourne, FL - January 19, 2014 - Our good friends over at Spacecoast Living magazine have included a special Discover Brevard section in January's issue that paints an encouraging picture of our economic future. It touts the number of leading edge technology companies active in Brevard County, the high quality of jobs they offer and [...]
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 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.
We are so used to paying hefty monthly electric bills and only people over 50 remember when gasoline sold for less than a dollar per gallon. Think what your life would be like with no electric bill and no gasoline purchases!
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.
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 - 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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(SM) success story to attendees at the Excellence in Building Conference & Expo sponsored by [...]
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, [...]
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(SM) 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 [...]
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 - 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(SM) homes deliver significant family health benefits by cleaning up indoor air quality - responding to the fact that the [...]
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 [...]
Melbourne, FL - June 16, 2013 - Being among the leaders in building high performance homes, both our guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart(SM) homes and our truly remarkable Sun Powered Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV(SM) homes, we at LifeStyle Homes eagerly await the arrival of each issue of GreenBuilder magazine, perhaps the leading magazine devoted to energy [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Melbourne, FL - May 12, 2013 - Brevard County Home Builder of Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV(SM) and guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart(SM) 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 [...]
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 [...]
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(SM) homes, generate as much electrical power from the free power of the sun [...]