Sebastian, FL– LifeStyle Homes, Inc. of West Melbourne, FL recently finished Sebastian’s first new-construction zero-energy home. Equipped with an 8.1 kW roof-mounted solar system, this home achieves a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score of -5. (A HERS score of 0 is needed to qualify a home as “zero-energy.”)

This model home is LifeStyle Homes’ St. Croix home plan with modifications. It is located in the idyllic community of Cross Creek Lakes Estates. At 3,491 (total) square feet, it features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a great room, and a three-car motor-court garage.

LifeStyle Homes a family-owned company celebrating 30 years in business is headquartered in Brevard County. While the builder has built hundreds of homes for Brevard County residents, this home represents LifeStyle’s new presence in Indian River County.

LifeStyle Homes maintains an on-going partnership with the building scientists of the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in Cocoa, FL. FSEC aided LifeStyle in developing its energy-efficiency “LifeStyle SunSmart℠” building package, which comes standard on every new home. FSEC’s building scientists also helped LifeStyle become the first builder to construct a solar-powered zero-energy home on Florida’s East Coast in August 2010.

“We are proud to have built over 250 highly energy-efficient SunSmart℠ homes, over 30 of which are solar-powered homes, for residents of Brevard and Osceola counties,” said Jordan Luhn, CEO of LifeStyle Homes. “We can’t wait to start building our ‘homes of the future’ for residents of Indian River County as well.”

LifeStyle’s model home in Cross Creek Lake Estates is anchored by Jay Hopay, a LifeStyle Homes’ new home sales specialist who will help home buyers either select and personalize a new home from LifeStyle’s portfolio of home plans, or design a custom home through LifeStyle’s Custom Home Division.

“We are happy to now be building dream homes for Indian River County residents within Cross Creek Lakes Estates, or on their own properties in Sebastian or Vero Beach,” said Hopay. “We also offer enticing incentives for area realtors and brokers, and we look forward to establishing mutually beneficial relationships with these professionals.

“We invite anyone interested in our clean, smart, energy-efficient homes to stop by our Cross Creek model home for a private tour.”

LifeStyle’s Cross Creek Lake Estates model home is located at 205 Yearling Trail, Sebastian. Open Mondays – Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Call (412) 973-4490 or visit for more information.

*Actual home nets $0 annual electricity costs. Pool not included in zero-energy calculations.

About LifeStyleHomes, Inc.
Founded in 1984, LifeStyleHomes, Inc. is a family-owned home builder on Florida’s East Coast. Each new homebyLifeStyleis built SunSmartand is guaranteed to score a60 or lower on the HERS Index. LifeStylehas won manyawards for its solar-powered homes, including the Florida HomeBuilders Association (FHBA)’s Aurora Award for thebest solar-energy home; as well as the North American Net Zero Energy Production Homeof theYear, which was awardedbythe Net Zero Energy HomeCoalition.