Summit Sustainable Building Code
The Summit Sustainable Building Program seeks to encourage construction of efficient and healthy buildings by considering the entire life cycle of a building, reducing its overall resource consumption, eliminating or reducing use of toxic materials, and significantly reducing the operating costs of buildings.
The Sustainable Building Program addresses all residential construction and additions. The program is a points-based system in three sections: Mandatory Measures; Secondary Measures, which includes Intensive Energy Measures; and the Sustainable Building Menu. The checklist listed below will automatically calculate points needed and/or achieved.
CHECKLIST: (**Please note: this checklist is a tool to make point calculations easier for the user; it is not mandatory for compliance and may not be appropriate for all users; every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the checklist and point calculations within, but no guarantees are made by the authors of the checklist or the High Country Conservation Center)
RESOURCE GUIDE: This document is meant to be used in conjunction with the checklist, the Resource Guide provides explanation of items in the checklist.
Appendicies for Resource Guide:
Appendix 1 – Summit County’s Heating Climate
Appendix 2 – Building Advisory Group Members
Appendix 4 – Resource Guide Source List
Appendix 5 – Insulation Fact Sheet
Appendix 6 – Payback Periods
Appendix 7 – Sample Deconstruction Plan
Appendix 8 – Point Summary (not currently used)
Appendix 9 – In th process of being updated. Please see our Rebates and Incentives Page.
Appendix 10 – Sample Interpretation Request
QUESTIONS? For questions related to a specific building project, please contact the appropriate building department. For questions about the Resource Guide or Checklist please contact the High Country Conservation Center at 668-5703.
Town of Breckenridge Building Department: 970.453.3180
Town of Frisco Building Department: 970.668.5276
Summit County Building Inspection: 970.668.3170
Green Building Resources: