Smart-home technology is no longer reserved for early adopters and tech gurus. Today, new companies and technologies are emerging to relieve homeowners’ headaches, as well as make understanding and operating a smart home as easy as pie.
Thank you to the judges of the Brevard County Parade of Homes for selecting LifeStyle Homes as a Platinum Award winner.
If you’re looking for something productive to do this weekend, or want more info on sustainable living practices, check out these events.
The Homebuilders and Contractors Association of Brevard’s (HBCA) Spring Parade of Homes kicks off this Saturday. LifeStyle Homes is once again entering our model home in Viera’s Seville at Addison Village neighborhood.
On Thursday, March 9th, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., LifeStyle Homes will be hosting a realtor luncheon at our Pineda Springs model home. All real estate professionals on the Space Coast are invited to attend.
An amendment to help spur more solar installations in the Sunshine State will be on your 2016 Florida Primary Election Ballot. LifeStyle Homes encourages you to vote YES!
The DOE Housing Innovation Awards recognize nation’s top builders on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes.
With the completion of Kim and Dale Klaus’s solar home, we’re pleased to report that LifeStyle has now built 75 solar homes!
This chart provides a month-long visual representation of a solar system’s energy production. On certain days, the solar system produced more energy than its owners used (represented by points with negative kilowatt hours.)
It’s because of their love of the great outdoors and a motivation to protect the environment that the Hammonds chose to build a LifeStyle solar-power home. Read on.
With building strategies determined, the home site selected, the plans engineered, and building permit in hand, we are finally ready to break ground on this remarkable 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 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.
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.”
Builder opens a self-sustaining “electric-bill-free” model home in Cross Creek Lake Estates
Dr. Vijay Katukuri and his wife, Dr. Mahathy Katukuri, are passionate about environmental conservation. So we were thrilled when this couple chose to build a LifeStyle Homes’ solar-powered zero-energy home.
While we’re proud of the design and craftsmanship of each of our homes, LifeStyle’s newest zero-energy model home at the Estates at Harmony stands out as a favorite among the LifeStyle team.
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.
In April 2014, LifeStyle Homes was featured on the cover of SpaceCoast Business magazine. The article focused on the legacy behind LifeStyle Homes, as well as the builder's energy-efficiency building practices and solar-powered homes.
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 - 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 [...]
LifeStyle Homes, Inc. of West Melbourne, FL – the area’s leading builder of solar-powered homes – is proud to announce a new partnership with SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY), America’s No. 1 full-service solar power provider.
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 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 - 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 15, 2013 - You know how we at LifeStyle Homes, your Brevard builder of solar-powered homes, keep going on about our dream of building affordable homes that make enough of their own electrical power to support the families that live in them PLUS re-charge two electric automobiles in their garages overnight? [...]
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 [...]
Melbourne, FL - August 25, 2013 - LifeStyle Homes is proud to be your Brevard County Solar-Powered Builder. Our national-leading line of HERS 59 SunSmart(SM) homes and truly remarkable solar-powered HERS 0 (zero), Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV(SM) homes offer our customers game-changing home energy cost savings as well as significant family home health benefits. Both [...]
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 - June 30, 2013 - It's a good thing that we pause each year in mid-summer to reflect on the heroic courage of our nation's founding fathers in declaring our independence on July 4, 1776. It is even more appropriate that we honor the servicemen and women who leave their families and loved ones behind and take their stand [...]
Melbourne, FL - June 23, 2013 - When considering the purchase of a guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart(SM) or remarkable Net Zero Energy, Sun Powered, SunSmartPV(SM) home from LifeStyle Homes in Brevard County, Florida, you would do well the keep the principle of COST NEUTRALITY in mind. The bottom line of COST NEUTRALITY is that you [...]
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 26, 2013 - All of us at Brevard County builder LifeStyle Homes wish you the very best for a happy Memorial Day. May it be a blessing for you all and the beginning of a great summer in the Sun. As the Nation's leading builder of guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart(SM) homes [...]
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 [...]
Melbourne, FL - April 21, 2013 - Free Electricity for LIFE is what you get with a Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV(SM) home from LifeStyle Homes in Brevard County, Florida. How can that be, you ask? Actually, how it works is pretty simple. It's also automatic, requires no moving parts and is completely silent. Best of [...]