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 [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Brevard County Homes
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 [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Free Electricity for LIFE!
Melbourne, FL – April 14, 2013 – Reasonably priced new homes that make as much electricity as they use are NOT a fantasy of the future. At LifeStyle Homes, we are building Net Zero Energy homes in Brevard County (Osceola County, also) today, and our wonderful customers are buying them. Those great people wouldn’t be [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Net Zero Energy Homes
Melbourne, FL – April 7, 2013 – If you are reading this blog post north of the Mason-Dixon Line, you may be wondering when spring will finally reach you. Not to gloat, but even with a cooler than normal spring in Florida, we’re seeing low 80′s during the day and high 60′s at night. Everything [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Come On, The Water’s Fine
Melbourne, FL – April 2, 2013 – You deserve a heads up for good news if you are a regular reader of this blog! LifeStyle Homes is excited to announce we’re on the way to building our guaranteed HERS 59 SunSmart(SM) homes and our remarkable HERS 0 (zero) Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV(SM) homes in two [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Two New Communities!
Melbourne, FL – March 28, 2013 – If you own a LifeStyle Homes Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV home, you have our permission to feel pretty proud about what you are doing for your family and for the environment also. Your home makes enough electricity from the free power of the sun to provide all you [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Congratulate Yourself!
Melbourne, FL – March 12, 2013 – We reported in this blog last week that as a national leader in building Net Zero Energy homes, LifeStyle Homes has been invited to participate in a major conference focusing on getting more Net Zero Energy homes built in North America. This conference, to be held this fall [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: A Net Zero Energy Leader
Melbourne, FL – March 03, 2013 – We are pleased at LifeStyle Homes to have received an invitation recently from the Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition of Canada to attend a groundbreaking international energy summit in San Diego, CA, this fall focused on advancing net zero energy home construction across North America. Regular readers of this [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Invited to Energy Meeting
Melbourne, FL – February 24, 2013 – It should be no surprise to anyone that the long term strategy for LifeStyle Homes is to provide affordable Net Zero Energy for All our customers. The pursuit of that goal has led us to build our remarkable SunSmartPV(SM) line of homes which really do produce as much [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes – Net Zero Energy for All
Melbourne, FL – February 17, 2013 – In one sense, we are delighted when our customers tell us other builders are telling them, “We build our homes just like LifeStyle does.” or, “We put the same stuff in ours that they do to make their homes so energy efficient.” The good part of that is [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Consumer Energy ALERT!
Melbourne, FL – Sunday, February 10, 2013 – LifeStyle Homes is proud to announce that we are advancing our minimum performance HERS guarantee for our SunSmart(SM) homes from HERS 60 to HERS 59. One number may seem like a small change, but it’s not! We have to claw and scratch for every bit of gain [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: FLASH! Now, It’s HERS 59!
Melbourne, FL – November 4, 2012 – Last week we commented on an interesting article about Net Zero Energy for homes that appeared in a recent issue of U.S. News & World Report. This week we want to invite your attention to another recent article that appeared in EcoHome Magazine on the same subject, the [...]Keep reading More on LifeStyle Homes & Net Zero Energy
Melbourne, FL – October 28, 2012 – The venerable U.S. News & World Report magazine recently published an interesting article explaining cutting edge technical advancements in extreme energy efficiency for homes – the same advancements LifeStyle Homes has been using for three years, now. The plain fact is that LifeStyle Homes is the real cutting [...]Keep reading U.S. News & LifeStyle Net Zero Energy
Melbourne, FL – October 14, 2012 – There’s an idea floating around that homes that make all the electricity they need must be science fiction dreams for the future. No so! We have built 6 of our truly remarkable Net Zero Energy SunSmartPV(SM) homes right here on the Space Coast and we promise you, earthlings [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Net Zero Energy Today!
Melbourne, FL – October 07, 2012 – It’s not often you get the chance to own the very best of something without having to pay a premium for it. If you enjoy the idea of stepping out by stepping up, read on. We are offering you an opportunity to establish genuine leadership and be admired [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes – Elevate Your Profile!
Melbourne, FL – September 23, 2012 – Last week we wondered with you why people thinking about building a new home would choose to build a conventional energy pig home over a modern, technologically-superior SunSMART(SM) guaranteed HERS 60 home from LifeStyle Homes. After all, conventional homes – brand new conventional homes – start out being [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Cost Neutrality Nutshell
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 [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Moving Ahead with RESNET
Melbourne, FL – August 26, 2012 – A wonderful thing happened this week to LifeStyle Homes. We received a call for help from our building science friends at the Florida Solar Energy Center in nearby Cocoa, FL. It seems that the President of the University of Central Florida (UCF being the parent organization of FSEC) [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: About Paying Forward
Melbourne, FL – August 19, 2012 – It’s no secret that home building in the United States has taken a huge hit in the Great Recession. Gone from the scene are many local building companies, some of them household names in Brevard County. We’ve even experienced national builders in our market closing up shop and [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Looking Ahead
Melbourne, FL – August 12, 2012 – If you have followed this blog at all, you know that LifeStyle Homes has been following the high standard of energy efficient performance set by the Department of Energy in its Builders Challenge program. This is one federal government initiative that in our opinion is brilliant – so [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes: Adopting a Higher Standard
Melbourne, FL – July 22, 2012 – Next week, the annual Southeast Builders Conference will be held in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Home builders from sixteen southern states have been invited to come, and LifeStyle Homes will be well represented. You’ve got to believe that anything we can learn that will make [...]Keep reading We Would Like to Know Your Opinion
Melbourne, FL – July 15, 2012 – In light of our policy statement regarding energy efficiency last week, it seems appropriate to re-visit a subject we have mentioned before in this blog. To recap last weeks statement, LifeStyle Homes appreciates the effort of the Building America program managers in the U.S. Department of Energy to [...]Keep reading Customer Satisfaction: Our Primary Goal
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 [...]Keep reading A Clear Focus on Ownership Cost Savings
Melbourne, FL – June 17, 2012 – All of us here at LifeStyle Homes wish all of you a very happy Fathers Day. Do something nice for your Dad today, even if you can only communicate with him in your heart. This week, we have been involved with our building science friends at the Florida [...]Keep reading Fathers Day Thanks to FSEC Scientists
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, [...]Keep reading “Cocooning” Takes On a Whole New Meaning
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 [...]Keep reading Uh Oh, Alberto Says, “Hello, Get Ready!”
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 [...]Keep reading Early In The Morning 100 Years Ago Today
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, [...]Keep reading March Madness, or is it March Magic?
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 [...]Keep reading LifeStyle Homes Energy Efficiency Policy
Melbourne, FL – So what do Elvis and light bulbs have to do with one another? Probably nothing unless you believe Elvis Presley brought a whole new idea to Rock ‘n Roll music, and light bulbs have long symbolized bright new ideas. Yet, we the people of LifeStyle Homes cannot let January 8th pass without [...]Keep reading Remembering Elvis, and Other Lightbulb Matters