About Mac Scott

Mac grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where energy, water and the environment were frequently the topic of dinner table conversations. He enjoys taking part in all of the incredible outdoor opportunities the Roaring Fork Valley has to offer. Backpacking, hiking, skiing, disc golf and playing soccer are just a few of the ways he might to spend a nice day. On the not so nice days, you will find him listening to new music and working on his latest knitting project.

Talking Climate with George Newman

By |2021-07-16T13:08:53-06:00January 19th, 2021|Blog Feed|

We had the chance to sit down with George for a quick Q&A about his history with CORE, the climate and a friendly chat about politics. January 20th was the perfect day to interview George. Talking to an influential local politician on the day of Joe Biden’s historic nomination was quite the treat. George served as a Pitkin County commissioner for 12 years, the maximum allowed under the term limit. He served all 12 of those years on […]

Ready-for-Winter Restaurant Checklist

By |2021-07-16T13:14:38-06:00December 10th, 2020|Blog Feed|

CORE is Here to Help! 

Connect with CORE for FREE energy advising

Stretch your funds with CORE Rebates: Cash-back incentives for restaurants on electric infrared outdoor heaters, HVAC systems, dishwashers, fryers, ovens and more.

DIY Ways to Prep Your Restaurant for Winter 

Thermostats: Program your thermostat to match your business hours. For unoccupied buildings, turn down to 50 degrees to save energy while keeping pipes from […]

Living the Net-zero Dream

By |2020-11-06T19:25:35-07:00October 10th, 2020|Blog Feed|


Net-zero living is a whole lot more accessible than it used to be, but you don’t have to take our word for it. DIY homebuilder and Al Beyer Design architect, Ben Koons, is back to take us on a tour of his net-zero dream home. In CORE’s latest video installment, Koons doesn’t just break down what it means to live carbon-free, he shows us how it’s done.

Roaring Stories: Climate of Love – Watch on Youtube

By |2021-05-18T12:05:04-06:00August 19th, 2020|Events|

We are proud to present Roaring Stories: Climate of Love in its entirety and in full HD.

Watch Roaring Stories!

The 2020 Roaring Stories theme is “Climate of Love”:

Have you ever fallen in love with a place — the same way you can fall in love with a person — and seen it change before your eyes? Maybe because of climate change? What happened next? We invite you to bring stories of […]

ICYMI: Breathe Easy: return safer, recover faster

By |2021-05-06T09:58:26-06:00August 18th, 2020|Blog Feed|

Needlepoint bi-polar ionization (NBPI) is possibly another way to say “the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to create safe indoor spaces in the era of COVID-19.”

CORE’s Commercial Program Manager, Mike Bouchet, will be joined by Dani Carr and David Schurk from Carrier West for the webinar.

Here’s what you can expect to learn from the experts:
• How NBPI technology works.
• Why NBPI is effective against COVID-19.
• How businesses, restaurants, schools and hospitals are using NBPI to operate safely at full […]

Old-school Aspen, New-school Solutions

By |2021-07-06T09:36:26-06:00July 29th, 2020|Blog Feed|

You don’t need a time machine to experience the rich history of the town formerly known as Ute City. Tourists and locals alike can get a taste of the good ol’ days by staying in one of Aspen’s historic small lodges. The City has recognized 13 boutique hotels for their historical, economic, and cultural importance. But old buildings aren’t exactly known for their efficiency, and in a city with ambitious climate action goals that matters — a lot. […]

CORE IQ: Free Energy Assessment + Much More

By |2020-08-04T10:04:15-06:00June 30th, 2020|Blog Feed|

Want to make energy improvements at home, but on a limited income — or on unemployment? CORE’s Income-qualified Program has you covered. You could be eligible for a free energy assessment and enhanced rebates to cover a majority of energy-efficiency project costs.

Find out if you qualify!

#YouArePowerful DIY Series – Lighting

By |2020-08-04T10:41:47-06:00June 12th, 2020|Blog Feed|

Mac’s back at it again with Episode 2 of our new DIY video series to get you started down the Path to Zero. This two-minute lowdown covers LEDs, which produce better lighting using 75% less energy and lasting 25 times longer than old-school incandescent bulbs. Tune in for pro tips on brightness, color, rebates and more!

COVID Lockdown or Climate-Action Smackdown?

By |2020-08-04T10:40:40-06:00May 15th, 2020|Blog Feed|

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day was only coming around once a lifetime. So when our partners at 5Point Adventure Film threw down a challenge — create a mini-video of the Imagine Climate Billboard Project, from the living rooms of its artist-inventors, in a week — there was only one answer. Yikes! Then Yes. Here’s the CORE and 5Point collaboration.

Produced by Regna Jones, Mac Scott and Lara Whitley

Edited by Michael Stevens
Still photography by Stonehouse Pictures

Special […]

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