Methane has been a large topic of conversation here at CORE and in the environmental community. Methane is 84 to 87 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 20-year span , so by focusing on reducing methane emissions, we will have a larger immediate impact on climate change. Colorado is set to be the first state to consider the social costs of methane, putting the cost at $1,756 per short ton vs the carbon dioxide cost at […]
The Path to Zero: How to Unlock Incentives
We are all on the Path to Zero – zero fossil fuels, zero energy waste, zero carbon emissions. The Path to Zero is the most effective order to tackle energy upgrades in your home or space by taking the guesswork out of which project you should take plus rebates and incentives to make it happen. It doesn’t make sense to […]
Heat Pumps for Homes with Ducted Furnaces
When: September 14 @ 5:30pm
Time to replace your failing or old furnace? Tired of being hot and want to add air conditioning to you furnace system? Learn how a Cold Climate Heat Pump heating and cooling system can save you money on heating bills, make your home more comfortable and reduce reliance on natural gas or propane.
This webinar is focused on practical information and tips for homeowners and will cover […]
Heat Pumps for Homes with Electric Baseboard Heating
When: September 7 @ 5:30
If you are interested in reducing your high electric bills from electric baseboard heating this seminar is for you. Learn how a Cold Climate Mini-split Heat Pump heating and cooling system will save you 50-70% on heating bills, are easy to retrofit into existing homes and can make your home more comfortable. This webinar is focused on practical information and tips for homeowners and will cover […]
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps – cooling and complimentary heating for existing homes, and remodels or additions
When: August 31st @ 5:30
Are you looking to add cooling to your existing house, condo or townhouse with radiant heating? Are you remodeling or expanding your home and need to add heating and cooling?
Learn how a cold climate mini-split heat pump is the most flexible and cost- effective heating and cooling solution for homes heated with a boiler that want to add cooling or supplemental […]
When: August 15th from 10am – 2pm
Where: Downtown Basalt
Come visit CORE at the Basalt Sunday Market and learn about the awesome programs and services we provide. We will have our engagement station set up to show how you can take steps on the Path to Zero to reduce your carbon emissions. There will be prizes and a chance to win an e-bike! Look for the yellow tent!
PHOTO: DANIEL BAYER PHOTOGRAPHY
Renewable energy is a big part of getting to net-zero carbon emissions and for homes and businesses, solar is king. Sometimes the hardest part of a project is getting started, but don’t let that slow you down. This guide takes you through the step-by-step process to make getting solar easier than ever.
There are two main types of solar installations to consider – solar photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal. […]
August 4th @ 5-8pm – FREE EVENT
Location: TACAW Willits and downtown Basalt
Town of Basalt, Basalt Chamber, and VOICES presents Women’s Voices with Music, Dance, & Stories – inspired by CORE’s Stories of Climate Change. Voices received funding from CORE to purchase a solar generated portable stage where these performances will take place. Check out CORE’s engagement station and enter to win an e-bike!
Photo of Chalet Lisl, one of the lodges involved in SLEEP.
Aspen’s history is part of what makes this ski town so special. From the Wheeler Opera House to Smuggler Mine, the past is all around us. But things are changing at a rapid pace, and Aspen is at risk of losing its small ski town charm (think Little Annie’s and Boogies Diner). CORE has an awesome program in place to preserve history while […]
1. Path to Zero
Definition: CORE’s 5 step plan to get you and your home to carbon-free living.
- Step 1: Access & Ease In
- Step 2: Tighten the Building Envelope
- Step 3: Electrify Mechanicals
- Step 4: Power Renewably
- Step 5: Drive Change