The Peak One Neighborhood is designed with sustainable living in mind. The location, layout, neighborhood amenities, and building details all have been chosen with an eye towards helping owners live a more green life.
Sustainability starts at the community level. The Town of Frisco has adopted the “Clean Tracks” program to guide the transition to a more green future. The Peak One Neighborhood will help the Town achieve its goals by providing a unique place for local families to live, with the following amenities:
- Great Location: the Neighborhood is only a few blocks from Main Street and the Frisco Historic Park, is right next to the Summit County Rec Path and Peaks Trail trailhead for National Forest access, with Frisco Elementary School just down Belford Street. A social trial network connects residents with two parks, two greens, and a community garden.
- Reduced Auto Dependence: the in-town location helps residents stay out of their cars. Walk to the Summit Stage stop, which connects to the Frisco Transfer Center, with connections to Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Vail, and beyond. Hop on the bike path to get to the Frisco Peninsula, the Marina, or ride around Lake Dillon.
- Efficient Layout: the homes are located on smaller lots, using less land, yet still maintain privacy for each family. Alleys hide cars and garages while streets and greens allow inviting front porches on every home.
- Helping Habitat: an existing wetlands at the southeast edge of the site will be preserved, and streets have been designed to use the on-site stormwater to recharge and improve the quality of these wetlands for bird and animal habitat.
The Peak One commitment to sustainability carries through to each building, with systems and details to reduce material usage, operating costs, and our carbon footprint.
Advanced Building Envelope: each home includes blown-in insulation (known as ‘BIBS’) with R23 walls and R48 roofs, as well as closed cell spray foam at key points to help keep the heat in and the cold out, based on Mc Crerey Construction high country building experience.
Energy Star Appliances: Peak One homes will include ‘Energy Star’ appliances, rated to use less energy and save owners money.
High Efficiency Boilers and Water Heating: Peak One homes will have high efficiency condensing boilers with anticipated ‘Triangle Tube’ technology, and will use tankless hot water heating, to reduce operating costs and BTU usage.
Recycling and Storage: Each home will include a recycling center integrated into kitchen cabinetry, to make it easier to recycle, and will include storage for gear and personal items essential to high country living. Many homes include a garage as an owner option.