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.

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. […]

The CORE Grant is back!

By |2021-07-16T12:32:31-06:00June 4th, 2021|Blog Feed|

After a year hiatus, we are excited to announce the CORE Grant (formerly the Randy Udall True Pioneer Grant) is rejoining the funding lineup! We can all agree 2020 was a trying year, and due to covid-19 we had to put our flagship grant on a pause and make a couple of changes. We are taking advantage of our updated territory (Pitkin and Eagle Counties in the Roaring Fork Valley) to […]

Vote for a Carbon-free Future

By |2021-07-16T13:03:25-06:00May 12th, 2021|Blog Feed, Events|

You’ve probably heard of Holy Cross Energy, but like most people, you might not think about your utilities much after that. As the valley’s largest utility, it might be worth taking a closer look, since they are responsible for providing clean, sustainable electricity options from Aspen to Vail. HCE is a cooperative, which means it’s the customers who have a say in decision making, so that’s where you come in. The energy coop is having an […]

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