The Invisible Hand of Energy Efficiency

October 4th, 2019|

“As business owners, energy efficiency is the best investment we can make,” says Gretchen Leary, co-owner of Duemani. She and her team are hard at work optimizing the carbon footprint of the 110-seat restaurant, set to open at Thanksgiving in Aspen’s former Rustique space. PC: Michele Cardamone Photography When Gretchen [...]

Latest Carbon Emissions Reports

October 1st, 2019|

CARBON-EMISSIONS REPORTS SHOW UPPER VALLEY NEEDS TO WORK HARDER AND FASTER TO REACH CLIMATE GOALS CORE and Local Governments Release Latest Carbon-Emissions Findings (October 2, 2019) Aspen, CO — Today, on National Energy Efficiency Day, a partnership of upper valley governments supported by the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) [...]

Experience Electric Workshops

September 26th, 2019|

Update: Check out Craig Farnham's presentation on electric vehicles! If you’ve been thinking about buying an electric vehicle – or you’re just curious about the technology – you’re not alone. EV’s are becoming increasingly popular, and most manufacturers now offer one or more electric models. Responding to growing demand, [...]

Stream the 2nd Annual Roaring Stories

September 15th, 2019|

When did climate change become real to you? The 2nd Annual Roaring Stories sought to answer this very real question by sharing personal experiences. On June 5th, 6 storytellers spoke to a sold-out audience at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies Rock Bottom Ranch. With the help of Writ Large [...]

It’s Getting Hotter. How to Keep to Keep Your Cool, Efficiently.

June 17th, 2019|

CORE launches 2019 rebate for evaporative cooling This we know: our summers will be hotter and drier. Climate projections indicate that statewide annual temperatures are expected to warm between 2.5°F and 5°F by 2050. What exactly does that look like? Well, if Denver is on track to reach temperatures [...]

This Is What Local Solar Tastes Like

June 14th, 2019|

Potatoes unearthed in Emma, chard harvested in Old Snowmass, herbs raised at Cozy Point. Who doesn’t love the bounty of Roaring Fork Valley produce and the simple efficiency of connecting food producers to food consumers? The local food movement has helped to develop more resilient food networks, bolster local [...]

Yes, She’s an Energy Warrior

June 11th, 2019|

Did you know that less than a quarter of all workers employed in energy-efficiency fields are women? Solar companies, utilities, and other facets of the energy industry also report uninspiringly low numbers of female participation. Today we are celebrating boundary-pushing women who are bucking the trend. Below are five [...]

Smart Design: Affordable Green-Building

June 11th, 2019|

Local contractors, builders, and architects can take advantage of hands-on, green-building seminars on an active jobsite in Carbondale. The trainings are part of a series titled, “Smart Design: Affordable Green-Building.” Participants will have the opportunity to experience affordable green-building in action. The seminars will be held on [...]

Snowmaking Outside of the Box

May 30th, 2019|

Aspen Skiing Company’s in-house snow and energy experts in the heart of the snowmaking beast -- the primary pump house -- on Snowmass Mountain. L-to-R: Jonathan “Jonboy” Beal, Ryland French, Frank White, Colin “Smartest Snowmaker” Martin, Jesse “Trailbone” Thome. PC: Michele Cardamone Photography Our livelihoods and recreation — and some [...]

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