About Brittany LaClair

Brittany is CORE's content and events coordinator. She graduated with an Environmental Studies degree from the University of Vermont where she became passionate about sustainability and mitigating climate change. In her free time, she loves the outdoor activities Aspen has to offer such as snowboarding, hiking, camping, and paddle boarding.

The Social Costs of Methane

By |2021-09-09T11:36:06-06:00September 9th, 2021|Blog Feed|

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 […]

How to Zero: Your Climate, Your Path

By |2021-09-09T11:03:09-06:00September 8th, 2021|Blog Feed|

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 Pump Webinar Series

By |2021-09-09T12:15:05-06:00September 8th, 2021|Events|

Heat Pumps for Homes with Ducted Furnaces

When: September 14 @ 5:30pm

Register for FREE

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 Pump Webinar Series

By |2021-09-01T12:31:33-06:00September 1st, 2021|Events|

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 […]

Heat Pump Webinar Series

By |2021-08-30T08:43:51-06:00August 16th, 2021|Events|

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 […]

Basalt Sunday Market

By |2021-08-09T10:59:53-06:00August 9th, 2021|Events|

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!

CORE’s Guide to Getting Solar

By |2021-08-10T16:43:23-06:00August 2nd, 2021|Blog Feed|


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. […]

TACAW- Wednesday Night Live

By |2021-07-29T09:49:26-06:00July 29th, 2021|Events|

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!

Wednesday Night Live will take place every Wednesday through August 11th. Enjoy street […]

SLEEP is Essential for Building Health

By |2021-07-13T13:36:54-06:00July 7th, 2021|Blog Feed|

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 […]

Top 10 Energy Terms We Want You To Know

By |2021-07-15T11:26:10-06:00June 24th, 2021|Blog Feed|

1. Path to Zero

Definition: CORE’s 5 step plan to get you and your home to carbon-free living.

Why it’s important: The Path to Zero is the most effective order to tackle commercial or residential energy upgrades. […]

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