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A New Energy Standard Residential | LIFESTYLE HOMES L LIFESTYLE’S SUNSMART PROGRAM STRIVES FOR ZEROENERGY HOMES. BY LIBBY JOHN ifeStyle Homes has always maintained a reputation for supplying great craftsmanship, smart design and a commitment to excellence. That reputation has led it to become one of the leading homebuilders in central Florida, the company says. However, in November 2008, founding partner Larry Hufford took the Melbourne, Fla.based company a big step further when he directed it to pursue the goal of building netzero energy homes within five years. The result so far is the LifeStyle Homes SunSmart Energy Initiative, a program undertaken in partnership with the Florida Solar Energy Center, which is turning out homes that are 40 percent more energy-efficient than competitive new homes and 70 percent more energy-efficient than homes built just a few years ago. Every LifeStyle SunSmart home will meet the tough standards for energy efficiency, construction quality and indoor air purity set by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Builders Challenge program. “We are the first home builder in our market and only the 41st builder in the nation to become a certified Builders Challenge Partner,” LifeStyle Director Jake Luhn explains. “LifeStyle SunSmart homes save our customers substantial money on their energy bills from day one and our customers can rely on those saving being exactly what we promise, because every SunSmart home is tested and certified by the SunSmart Energy was of building net-zero energy homes »LifeStyle Homes’five years. Net-zeroInitiativehomesstarted in 2008 with the goalmuch renewable energy as they use. within the next energy are those that generate as LifeStyle Homes www.buildingalifestyle.com • Headquarters: Melbourne, Fla. • Service: Energy-efficient homes “This is an opportunity to differentiate ourselves in the market, provide a superior home for our customers and help our environment at the same time.” –Jake Luhn, director OCTOBER 2009 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Construction Today - October 2009
Construction Today - October 2009
Regional Spotlight: Southwest
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC
C.H. GUERNSEY & Co.
First Gulf Development Corp.: Meadowvale Corporate Centre
Jacobsen Construction: Workers Compensation Fund Headquarters
Novak Construction Co.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
HBD Construction Inc.: Edwardsville Crossing
Ledcor Construction: Napa, Calif.
Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp.
Myers & Chapman Inc.
Summit Contractors Group Inc.
Wilcox Construction Inc.
Special Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions
Hensel Phelps: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Sky Train
Circle Construction LLC
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Everett, Wash., Department of Public Works
Imco General Construction Inc.: Arlington WWTP
New Prince Concrete Construction
R.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.
Stanek Constructors Inc.
Fort Lewis: New Barracks, Army Growth Complex and Support Battalion
Torcon Inc.: Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bovis Lend Lease: FBI Denver HQ
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
Bird Construction Co.: Shearwater Helicopter Base
Carbon Constructors Inc.
Consultants & Builders Inc.
Emerick Construction Co.: Rock Creek Middle School
Broadmoor/Boh Brothers Construction Co.: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
Cahill Contractors Inc.: The Oakland Museum of California Phase 1
Flintco Inc.: Germantown Women & Children’s Pavilion
Gamma Construction Co.
Kreizenbeck Constructors: BSU Student Union
Pizzagalli Construction Co.: FAHC Radiation Oncology
Robins & Morton: Lincoln Hospital
Steele & Freeman Inc.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction: Armed Forces Retirement Village
BBL Construction Services LLC: The Glen at Sugar Hill Apartments
Chelsea Investment Corp.
Affirmed Housing Group
Westland Construction Inc.: Bridges at Citifront
Product Showcase: Plumbing Equipment
Hunzinger Construction Co.: Johnson Controls Headquarters
B.L. Harbert International LLC: S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex
Duke Construction: Monarch Beverage Co. Headquarters
Irish Construction Co.
TMU LLC (Triune)
Last Look: Consultants & Builders Inc.
Construction Today - October 2009