Florida builder LifeStyle Homes is the February 2021 RESNET HERS® Index Builder of the Month. In 2020, LifeStyle Homes had an average HERS® Index Score of 40.6, more efficient than the national average score of 58. In conjunction with guidance offered by RESNET Accredited Provider Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), LifeStyle Homes created its SunSmart℠ energy initiative. All new homes built by LifeStyle Homes were guaranteed to meet at least a HERS Index Score of 60 and produce 40% energy cost savings when compared to conventional homes. Co-owner and Marketing Director Karen Kicinski says, “LifeStyle Homes promises to build highly energy-efficient homes through our SunSmart program. Backing this promise with a guaranteed HERS® rating of 60 or less means that a third party will essentially ‘check our work.’ This gives our homebuyers greater confidence that the homes we build for their families will save them money in the form of lowered energy bills.” “Today’s consumers are smart and savvy and understand that a home should be built as tight and energy-efficient as possible. There’s no reason a new home’s energy bills should be the same as a comparable older home’s energy bills.” Read more of the profile here.