In 2000, the City of Aspen and Pitkin County launched the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP). Designed to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, REMP is the first program of its kind in the world. By requiring new homes to mitigate their environmental impacts, REMP has raised over $12 million for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
How does REMP work? The Pitkin County and Aspen building codes require a strict “energy budget.” Homeowners and commercial property owners who wish to consume additional energy for snowmelt, outdoor pools, spas or excess square footage have the option of installing a renewable energy system onsite or paying a mitigation fee instead.
CORE distributes the REMP funds in the form of rebates and grants, with oversight from the City and County. To learn more about how REMP operates as a building code, please visit the Aspen Building Department or Pitkin County Building Department, where you will find information on all the City and County’s efficient building programs.
To find projects supported by REMP Green Key Grants, as well as other CORE projects, click here.