Jun 10, 2012

“Cocooning” Takes On a Whole New Meaning

2012-06-10T17:59:42+00:00 June 10th, 2012|

Melbourne, FL - June 10, 2012 - Coined by futurist thinker Faith Popcorn, in the nineteen seventies, "Cocooning" refers to the inclination of American consumers to seek a safe and secure refuge from the stresses of modern life in their own homes. The concept, as well as the word, have become part of our culture, [...]

May 21, 2012

Uh Oh, Alberto Says, “Hello, Get Ready!”

2012-05-21T04:23:25+00:00 May 21st, 2012|

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 [...]

May 14, 2012

LifeStyle Homes Ups the Quality Challenge

2012-05-14T04:35:03+00:00 May 14th, 2012|

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 [...]

May 7, 2012

We’ve Been Counting Up Energy Efficiency

2012-05-07T03:57:32+00:00 May 7th, 2012|

Melbourne, FL - May 06, 2012 - We're getting ready to introduce a new feature on our LifeStyle Homes website that will display up to date numbers for guaranteed HERS 60 SunSmart(SM) homes and Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV homes built to date. Every time we complete another of these remarkable homes, we'll update the numbers [...]

Apr 28, 2012

Move Ahead Smartly by Focusing Your Mind

2012-04-29T01:21:01+00:00 April 28th, 2012|

Melbourne, FL - April 29, 2012 - At LifeStyle Homes, we genuinely care about your quality of life. Our principal contribution toward that is most likely made through building our guaranteed HERS 60 SunSmart(SM) energy efficient homes and our truly remarkable Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV(SM) homes, which over a year's time generate as much electricity [...]

Apr 16, 2012

Early In The Morning 100 Years Ago Today

2012-04-16T05:13:23+00:00 April 16th, 2012|

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 [...]

Apr 8, 2012

Faith + Knowledge + Guts Bring Success!

2012-04-08T20:11:33+00:00 April 8th, 2012|

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 [...]

Apr 1, 2012

Brighter Days Just Ahead for Housing

2012-04-01T22:21:42+00:00 April 1st, 2012|

Melbourne, FL - April 01, 2012 - It is becoming clearer day by day that the national economic recovery is gathering momentum, and many of us would say, "It's about time." Understand two things please. Number 1: This is NO April Fools joke. Number 2: We at LifeStyle Homes have nothing to complain about. Sales [...]

Mar 26, 2012

Dramatic Monterey I Design Plan Unveiled

2012-03-26T04:01:05+00:00 March 26th, 2012|

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 [...]

Mar 19, 2012

Dreaming of a One-of-a-Kind Custom Home?

2012-03-19T01:27:22+00:00 March 19th, 2012|

Melbourne, FL - March 18, 2012 - If you know LifeStyle Homes, you probably know us as builders of cutting edge energy efficient homes that save our customers boatloads (Yes, he meant boatloads) of cash on their energy bills while providing a higher quality of indoor life as well. We build these homes under the [...]

Mar 12, 2012

March Madness, or is it March Magic?

2012-03-13T19:36:07+00:00 March 12th, 2012|

Melbourne, FL - March 11, 2012 - All of us at LifeStyle Homes are excited for our friend and leader, Jake Luhn, that his beloved Bonnies, from the St. Bonaventure University men's basketball team, won the Atlantic 10 Conference championship today and will be goin' dancin' next week in the NCAA Division I Tournament. Jake, [...]

Mar 4, 2012

LifeStyle Homes Energy Efficiency Policy

2012-03-05T01:40:06+00:00 March 4th, 2012|

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 [...]

Feb 27, 2012

LifeStyle Homes at Harmony, Florida – SWEET

2012-02-27T02:22:36+00:00 February 27th, 2012|

Melbourne, FL, February 27, 2012 - Truth be told, there are so many residential communities built around golf courses in Florida, they sort of run together. That's why we are so proud to have been invited to build our remarkable LifeStyle HERS 60 guaranteed energy efficient SunSmart(SM) homes and our Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV(SM) homes [...]

Feb 19, 2012

Spend a Moment With OUR TEAM

2012-02-19T19:55:44+00:00 February 19th, 2012|

Melbourne, FL - February 19, 2012 - At LifeStyle Homes, we pride ourselves on being all about our customers. We live by the idea that as long as we focus on satisfying them, our needs will be taken care of, both as a company, and as a professional family of individuals. It takes an extraordinary [...]

Feb 12, 2012

A Better Alternative to Value Engineering

2012-02-12T22:35:11+00:00 February 12th, 2012|

Melbourne, FL - February 12, 2012 - At LifeStyle Homes, we pride ourselves on building beautiful homes that are extremely efficient; not only in providing significant energy cost savings, but also in providing maximum useable space with minimum waste. Larry Hufford, our founding partner and continuing design guide, is almost rabid about not including any [...]

Feb 6, 2012

Excellence Will Build Our Bright Future

2012-02-06T05:15:43+00:00 February 6th, 2012|

Melbourne, FL - February 05, 2012 - The LifeStyle Homes family is most likely enjoying the Super Bowl right about now; a true presentation of excellence in football. And, Madonna was pretty excellent herself in her halftime show, wasn't she? All well and good, we say, and let's hope everyone enjoyed both shows. But truth [...]

Jan 29, 2012

LifeStyle Excitement Building in Harmony

2012-01-29T23:08:53+00:00 January 29th, 2012|

Melbourne, FL, January 29, 2012 - It's getting really close now - the much anticipated completion of the LifeStyle Homes brand new Tustin model home in the new Town of Harmony, FL. Designed by the renowned team at Canin Associates, Architects and Planners, of Orlando, the Tustin will bring cutting edge thinking about enjoyable and [...]

Jan 23, 2012

We Also Have a Dream at LifeStyle Homes

2012-01-23T03:58:36+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|

Melbourne, FL - January 15, 2012 - This weekend, we at LifeStyle Homes will join in remembering the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many of us know Dr. King primarily by the signature phrase of his address delivered on August 28, 1963, to the multitude gathered in front of the Lincoln [...]

Dec 19, 2011

FLASH! Breaking News on Lightbulb Changes

2011-12-19T03:16:22+00:00 December 19th, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - Over this past weekend both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed the massive spending bill that will prevent government shutdown, with a measure added which would suspend the ban on manufacture of 100 watt incandescent lightbulbs presently slated to take effect January 1, 2012. We first reported on this issue on our LifeStyle Homes Blog [...]

Dec 12, 2011

LifeStyle Homes: For Net Zero Energy Homes

2011-12-12T03:00:44+00:00 December 12th, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - LifeStyle Homes is your source for affordable Net Zero Energy Homes in Brevard County, Florida.  We can say that for sure because no other builder of popularly priced homes in this area has attempted a Net Zero Energy Home. We might not have attempted our first one either, had it not been for the [...]

Nov 28, 2011

Consumers Say Housing Market to Recover

2011-12-03T10:54:51+00:00 November 28th, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - In a national survey, an overwhelming 72 percent of people say now is a very good time to buy a home. Bargain pricing on new and used homes and historically low mortgage interest rates are making people anxious to grab their piece of the recovering real estate market before it's too late. At LifeStyle Homes, [...]

Nov 21, 2011

We Know What We Are Thankful For!

2011-11-21T04:22:06+00:00 November 21st, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - We have more to be thankful for at LifeStyle Homes than we could ever mention in a Blog post, but let's start by saying we are thankful for you. Since you are reading this, you have an interest of some sort in the homes we build and maybe in our company itself. If it [...]

Nov 14, 2011

Major Lightbulb Changes Coming: Oh My!

2011-11-14T04:30:17+00:00 November 14th, 2011|

LifeStyle Homes, Melbourne, FL - It seems that effective January 1, 2012, lightbulb manufacturers will no longer be allowed to produce 100 watt incandescent lightbulbs - the number one favorite kind and wattage of lightbulbs consumers have preferred for generations. If we're correct on this, as soon as stocks of these bulbs run through the distribution chain [...]

Oct 25, 2011

Recession Spikes Home Energy Costs

2011-10-31T15:36:24+00:00 October 25th, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - New information from The Economist indicates consumer spending on home energy costs increased the most between 2007 and 2010 of any spending category tracked. Measuring annual real (corrected for inflation) consumer spending per household during the period, spending on household utilities, fuels and public services was up by 22 percent. Next in line for [...]

Oct 16, 2011

LifeStyle Homes: WOW! We Win Again!

2011-10-16T19:44:01+00:00 October 16th, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - We interrupt your regularly scheduled Blog to bring you this FLASH BULLETIN. We have just received word that LifeStyle Homes has won the North American Net Zero Energy Production Home of the Year Award from the Net Zero Energy Home Coalition based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We can't tell you how wonderful this is [...]

Oct 2, 2011

LifeStyle Homes: A Fourth Helping of Nature's Greens

2011-10-02T19:23:13+00:00 October 2nd, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - No, guys, we aren't offering the greens you eat with pork chops when you're in the south, although that sounds pretty good right about now. What we're doing this week is continuing our brief exploration of national programs encouraging home builders to increase the performance of the homes they build in terms of [...]

Sep 25, 2011

LifeStyle Homes: Third Serving of Alphabet Soup

2011-09-25T16:53:58+00:00 September 25th, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - This is our third serving of information concerning the efforts being made to bring home building into the rising energy efficiency economy. A lot of hard work is being done by a lot of good people to bring this about, but it has generated a lot of confusing program names and measurement standards as the [...]

Sep 18, 2011

LifeStyle Homes: Alphabet Soup – Part Two

2011-09-18T18:36:49+00:00 September 18th, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - It is becoming ever more clear that the new economy in the U.S., when we get a new economy, will be based on clean-renewable-sustainable energy. A lot of work is going on at a feverish pace to get the CRS Energy movement started and remarkable progress has been made already. The media [...]

Aug 28, 2011

LifeStyle Homes: Badge of Honor

2011-08-28T18:01:07+00:00 August 28th, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - Every one of the SunSmartSM HERS 60 homes built by LifeStyle Homes, and every one of our remarkable Net Zero Energy HERS 0 SunSmartPVSM homes proudly displays a special badge of honor awarded to it by the U.S. Department of Energy. It is known as an EnergySmart Home Scale placard, and it displays that home's independently-tested and [...]

Aug 13, 2011

LifeStyle Homes: Some Excellent Photos for You

2011-08-13T16:16:58+00:00 August 13th, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - For the last several weeks we have been reporting on LifeStyle Homes winning the Aurora Award for Best Solar Energy Home at the recent Southeast Builders Conference in Orlando. In the best traditions of Ed McMahon, I have been filling time using words to describe what happened at the Award ceremony until some [...]

Jun 5, 2011

LifeStyle Homes: Coming to Harmony, Florida

2011-06-05T19:38:07+00:00 June 5th, 2011|

Melbourne, FL - We are immensely happy to announce that LifeStyle Homes has been selected to construct an idea home of innovative design and technology in Harmony, central Florida's largest Green-Certified master planned community. Located along U.S. Highway 192 near St. Cloud in southeast Osceola County, midway between I-95 in Melbourne and I-4 in Celebration, Harmony is an award-winning, forward-thinking home [...]

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