Choosing to build a net zero energy home can have a huge effect on not just reducing your environmental footprint, but on the cost of your home over its entire lifespan. You may have to invest more money into building a net zero energy home, but that the savings you’ll experience over the home’s life will be well worth it.

Trilogy Shares Ways to Selecting Zero Energy Home Plans


Once you factor in utility incentives or tax credits, your net zero energy home will only cost between 5 and 10 percent more to build than a normal home. The leftover difference will be recouped over the next 5 to 10 years in energy savings.

One of the key aspects to designing a net zero energy house is to build the most efficient building envelop that you can afford. The building envelope is the thermal barrier between the inside of your home and the outside of your home. The more effective it is, the less heat will leak out during the winter and the less cool air will escape during the summer.

Consider the benefits of designing a net zero energy home and contact us at Trilogy Builds for advice on selecting the green home design for you.

At Trilogy we believe strongly in sustainable or green building practices, as you can see from our earlier post this week about our Net-Zero Energy home in Breckenridge. That is why we wanted to share with you the Town of Breckenridge’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Through January 31, 2011 you can bring your live Christmas trees to 710 Wellington Road near the Breckenridge Equestrian Center to be recycled. Please make sure you remove all your ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stand before taking your tree to the recycling site.

The Town of Breckenridge will be repurposing the trees into mulch to be used around the Breckenridge area. From more information please visit

Happy Holidays from Trilogy!

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