Buyer awareness and expectation are driving forces as our clients increasingly look for sustainability features in the home of their dreams. As a “green home” design-build company, Lifestyle Homes, Inc. is an official builder partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. These entities perform third party project evaluation, inspections, testing, and verification, which guarantee our homes are designed and built to standards well above other homes in the market today. Only a select group of the top builders in the country meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified by these guidelines.

While each home must meet minimum thresholds, sustainability measures tend to vary depending on the project scope and the goals of the client. Meanwhile, Lifestyle Homes, Inc. consistently incorporates DURABILITY, HEALTH, and ENERGY CONSERVATION AND EFFICIENCY as the three cornerstones of every project. Our time-tested green practices promise to deliver homes that sustain authentic and enduring architectural styling, high quality craftsmanship, and superior materials and technology to ensure a home that is persistent in beauty, lasting in performance, and easily maintained.

DURABILITY: Our homes are designed and built to last, while remaining low maintenance.

HEALTH: Our homes are designed to optimize air quality, using materials, strategies, and systems that ensure a healthy indoor environment.

ENERGY CONSERVATION AND EFFICIENCY: Smart design accompanied by enhanced energy efficiency means a reduced environmental impact as well as significant financial savings.”

1. Air Sealing

Air Sealing to Create a Tight Building Envelope (Energy Savings and Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

2. Capillary Break

Capillary Break at Footing for Moisture Control (Durability and Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

3. Insulated Header

Insulated Headers for Reduced Thermal Bridging (Energy Savings)

4. Sealed Ductwork

Sealed Ductwork to Create a Tight Building Envelope (Energy Savings and Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

5. Insulated Duct Work

Insulated Ductwork to Mitigate Heat Loss (Energy Savings)

6. Plumbing Insulation

Insulated Plumbing to Mitigate Heat Loss (Energy Savings)

7. Radon Vent

Radon Venting to Mitigate Any Future Soil Gas Issues (Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

8. HRV

Heat Recovery Ventilator for a Constant Supply of Fresh Air (Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

9. Wind Baffles

Wind Baffles for Moisture Control (Durability and Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

10. Blower Door Test

Blower Door Testing to Diagnose Air Infiltration Issues (Energy Savings, Durability, and Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

11. Duct Leakage Test

Duct Leakage Testing to Diagnose Air Infiltration Issues (Energy Savings, Durability, and Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

12. High Performance Windows

High Performance Windows to Mitigate Heat Gain and Loss (Energy Savings and Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

13. Rain Screen

Rain Screen for Drainage and Evaporation (Durability and Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

14. Pest Control

Insect Screens for Pest Prevention (Durability)

15. Below Grade

Below Grade Exterior Insulation and Water Protection (Durability and Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

16. Pre-wired for PV

Pre-wiring for Photovoltaics for Future Installation (Energy Savings)

Energy Modeling

Energy Modeling to Target Passive and Active Strategies (Energy Savings)

18. Temporary Climate Control During Construction Phase

Temporary Furnace Installation for Climate Control During Construction Phase (Energy Savings, Durability, and Healthy Indoor Air Quality)

Aging in Place

Aging in Place advanced planning to accommodate future lifestyle needs while reducing reconstruction demands (Energy Savings, and Durability)

Moisture Control Details

Moisture Control Details on all exterior surfaces, all intersections and penetrations (Energy Savings, Durability, and Healthy Indoor Air Quality)