Introducing BGV Sustainability

Breckenridge Grand Vacations believes that we have an important role to play in our community. That is why we are so committed to our sustainable efforts. Our mission is to dedicate ourselves to responsible business practices that ensure minimal impact to the local mountain environment by mindful development, resource conservation and waste reduction.

Breckenridge Grand Vacations implemented its recycling program in 2013. Since then, the program has grown significantly and BGV’s average annual waste diversion rates meet or exceed the Town of Breckenridge and Summit County averages.  BGV also offers food scrap composting for employees, and guests of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and Grand Timber Lodge can make use of countertop compost pails available at the Front Desks. In addition, employees have access to an electronics recycling program that collects broken electronic devices in a central location and transports them to the Summit County Resource Allocation Park for proper disposal. When taking into consideration scrap metal, e-waste, compost, glass and comingled recycling, in 2018, our waste diversion rate reached nearly 40%!

Waste Diversion Efforts Are Ongoing At Our Resorts And Offices

These bins are located in each room and in common areas. We strongly encourage employees to participate
in our composting program and offer
compost bins to owners and guests upon arrival.



Each property conveniently offers a shuttle service to transport owners and guests around town. Shared airport shuttles are also available. Owners and guests can take advantage of the free public bus system throughout Summit County, providing access to ski resorts and neighboring towns.


These can be purchased in the on-property sundry shops and help eliminate the use of plastic bags at the grocery store.


These stations can be found at all of our properties to help discourage guests and owners from purchasing plastic water bottles.


Each property has a Sustainable Champion. This person is responsible for monitoring contamination rates, keeping signage up-to-date, and discussing our sustainability initiatives with new employees.


Breckenridge Grand Vacations is one of the largest shareholders in a community solar power array. Partnering with the Town of Breckenridge and Clean Energy Collective, BGV purchased enough solar panels to offset 100% of the electricity consumed at the company’s corporate offices.


The Grand Colorado on Peak 8 has been recognized by Green Globes during the planning and building process for implementing sustainable building practices and energy performance efficiency.


Breckenridge Grand Vacations is a stakeholder in the county’s Climate Action Plan, where goals are discussed to help make Summit County a more sustainable mountain town.

Solar Garden

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The Grand Colorado on Peak 8 works closely with Xcel Energy and other utility companies to  track our usage and make sure all buildings are as efficient as possible. We were awarded Highest Energy Savings – Business Solutions Center by Xcel Energy, recognizing us for our efforts in reducing CO2 productions by 822 tons and energy savings of 1,446,575  kWh in 2018.

Resource Wise is a program offered through the partnership of the High Country Conservation Center, Summit County Government, and the Towns of Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco and Silverthorne. The program helps businesses improve their sustainable efforts and increase energy efficiency. Each of our properties have achieved the highest status possible in this program — Gold.

The BGV Sustainability Department works diligently to make sure that we are a steward of the environment in Breckenridge and beyond.

2018 – All resorts are Resource Wise Certified – Gold Status

2017 – Grand Colorado on Peak 8 becomes a Green Globe Certified Member

2016 – Featured in a Town of Breckenridge video highlighting certified Sustainable Breck Businesses.

2015 – Grand Timber Lodge and Grand Lodge on Peak 7 installed electric vehicle charging stations to better serve guests who drive electric cars.

2015 – High Country Conservation Center’s Greener Summit Business Award. This award recognizes Summit County businesses that make the effort to establish environmental programs for their clients, employees, and community.

2015 – Both the Breck Inn and the Connect Breck office building join the Sustainable Breck Business program.

2014 – TripAdvisor Green Leader

Recognized by TripAdvisor as a Green Leader for Grand Lodge on Peak 7, Grand Timber Lodge, Gold Point Resort and Breck Inn.

2014 – Sustainable Breck Certifications

This certification was awarded to Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and Grand Timber Lodge by the Town of Breckenridge and the High Country Conservation Center. The certification recognizes adherence to the strict green standards set by the Town of Breckenridge.

2012 – Greener Summit Business Award

The award given by the High Country Conservation Center recognized Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ efforts to institute environmental programs for employees and customers.

Adopt a Trail Program

BGV employees are very committed to the conservation and sustainability of the town they live in. On four days each year, BGV employees partner with the Adopt-a-Trail Program of the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District to work to maintain the Peaks Trail, among other trails and wildlife preserves, with 40-50 employees participating annually. Since 2011, BGV has donated $39,000 to FDRD to support this trail preservation work.

Beginning in 2013, the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Wellness Committee began subscribing to a local community garden each summer to allow groups of employees to keep gardens.

Sustainability Champions

Meet Your BGV Sustainable Champions:

Feel free to reach out to any of us with questions. We are happy to help and answer any questions or concerns you may have!

Emily Kimmel

Emily Kimmel

Recycling and Sustainability Manager

Taylor Magnus

Taylor Magnus

Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator

Becca Clark

Becca Clark

Senior Owner Support Specialist

Bonnie Thacker

Bonnie Thacker

Spa Concierge

Carrie Scheick

Carrie Scheick

Corporate Assistant

Jazmin Pimentel

Jazmin Pimentel

Housekeeping Manager

Melinda James

Melinda James

Front Desk Associate

Jessica Alvarez

Jessica Alvarez

Room Quality Supervisor

Shannon Rogers

Shannon Rogers

Nail Technician

Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle

Business Analyst Project Manager

Juan Toapanta

Juan Toapanta

Room Quality Supervisor

Matt Howard

Engineering Manager