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 operating costs.

What is it?

The Summit Sustainable Building program addresses all residential construction and additions. The program is a points-based system in three sections: Mandatory Measures; Secondary Measures, which include Intensive Energy Measures; and the Sustainable Building Menu. The checklist listed below will automatically calculate points needed and/or achieved.

Please Note: This checklist is a tool designed 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, but no guarantees are made by the authors of the checklist or HC3.

The Resource Guide provides explanations of items in the checklist and is meant to be used in conjunction with it.


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 (970) 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
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