After Kyle M, a successful Colorado direct marketing business man became a father his perspective changed. Watching his children grow older and seeing the environmental challenges they would face, he began to learn all he could to convert his Colorado home from an energy hog to an energy miser. Kyle succeeded. He hired a Denver solar engineering firm to install a 10 kW solar photovoltaic array which reduced his electric bill by 75 percent. He put in a solar greenhouse which brings heated air into the home and doubles as a cozy family room. He switched out his light bulbs to compact fluorescent (CFLs) which use about 1⁄4 the energy of incandescent light bulbs. Perhaps most importantly he used technology to assist him and his family to make significant lifestyle changes to conserve energy. He learned that by programming simple occupancy sensor devices to turn lights off in key rooms after two minutes of no activity, he could dramatically reduce his energy usage – without the constant reminders  his family “… please turn the lights off when you leave the room!” Kyle set an even higher goal when he decided to buy a lot on Timber Trail Road to build a ski in/ski out mountain home in Breckenridge. This luxury Summit County house would be a net zero energy home. The goal was to design and build an 8,000 sq. ft. highly attractive mountain home that fit seamlessly into the existing neighborhood and whose renewable energy systems were well integrated into the overall house design. Over the following months, a skilled and committed team of professionals was brought together to achieve these goals. This is the first time in Summit County that a team of this depth and experience in environmental building and renewable energy solutions has been assembled.

"Sun, Earth & Science" - Creating a Zero Energy Home

"Sun, Earth & Science" - Creating a Zero Energy Home

We are pleased to invite you to a free environmental seminar entitled…

“Sun, Earth and Science” – Creating a Zero Energy Home

Join us for a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 4 pm with Apres Ski Reception following, and Sunday, Feb. 28th from 1-3 pm at 238 Timber Trail Road, Breckenridge. This private custom home will be open to visit on Feb. 27 & 28 from 10 am till 5 pm.

Preview the energy saving systems inside Breckenridge’s First Zero Energy Luxury Mountain Home before the drywall goes in.  Through the collaborative efforts of an experienced team of building, design, and engineering professionals, we are pleased to invite you to see first-hand a variety of creative solutions that reduce the expected energy footprint of this 8,000 squae foot Custom Mountain home to zero!

  • Learn how renewable energy systems integrate and support one another, e.g. how solar electric energy can power the pumps for a geo exchange space heating and cooling system.
  • See the high performance insulation inside and outside the walls that increase heat conservation by 40%
  • See various examples of engineered lumber that use 30% less material and allow for increased insulation capacity.
  • Understand how to transform lighting control systems into energy management systems.

Meet the team of installers and suppliers to ask questions regarding application for your home, business or client.

Hear short presentations from:

Please join us for an Apres Ski Party directly after the Saturday seminar.  To get an accurate food count, we would appreciate your RSVP.  Please RSVP by leaving a comment on this blog, send an e-mail to or by call us at 970-453-2230.

DIRECTIONS: From Frisco follow Hwy 9 South to Breckenridge.  Highway 9 will turn into Main Street after the round-about.  Go to the 2nd stop light this will be Ski Hill Road. Turn Right on Ski Hill Road and continue up the mountain for 1.3 miles to 4 O’Clock Run Road.  Turn left on 4 O’Clock Run Road.  Turn Right on Timber Trail Road and the home is located on the Right.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday, February 27th or Sunday, February 28th.

Building materials for this project were purchased from Breckenridge Building Center, Trilogy’s preferred supplier.

965 N Ten Mile Dr. , Unit A1 Frisco, CO 80443
Phone: 970-453-2230

Email: information at trilogybuilds dot com
Facebook: TrilogyPartners
Twitter: @trilogybuilds
Instagram: trilogybuilds
Youtube: The Trilogy Partners Channel
Houzz: trilogy-partners