CORE, CLEER + GCE Launch Fall Energy Innovation Series

October 8th, 2018|

Want to improve the efficiency of your home? Interested in building to net-zero? Do you think affordable housing should also come with lower monthly utility bills? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we have the series for you. This fall, CORE is teaming up with [...]

Town of Basalt Presents “Zero Energy Ready” Training

October 7th, 2018|

This summer, the Town of Basalt unanimously passed the 2018 Sustainable Building Regulations. As a result, contractors applying for building permits in Basalt are required to earn two hours of eligible training. See the regs here. No need to fret about that requirement! Basalt is hosting a series of [...]

Local Savings Help A Growing Business

September 12th, 2018|

Dave Clark and Tom Clark Jr. (left to right) have a laugh at their Aspen store  juggling oranges in the revamped produce section. Photo credit: Michele Cardamone Photography Forty years ago, Tom Clark Sr. opened his first market in Aspen. Since then, the store donning his last [...]

Partnering for Sustainable AND Affordable Housing

August 14th, 2018|

Architectural renderings of Basalt Vista created by  2757 design+build co. Affordable Housing. Often the topic of newspaper headlines, local radio stations, or conversations at the coffee shop. It’s also been a thorn in the side for our communities, struggling to diplomatically address the issue. How do we [...]

This Little Box Can Help Your Business Save Big

August 13th, 2018|

The Annabelle Inn knows that saving energy means saving money. Business owners looking to improve their energy efficiency often ask one question: which project saves the most money? For Annabelle Inn, the answer was adding variable frequency drives (VFDs) to the hotel’s hot water circulation pumps, a [...]

Most People Don’t Know Where GHG Emissions Come From, Do You?

July 12th, 2018|

CORE recently unveiled a new engagement station, the Question of the Day. Stop by our table at local events, like the Aspen Saturday Market, to submit your answer. If you’ve seen the CORE table at events lately, you’ve probably been asked the question: “what is the largest [...]

Fitz Cahall: Where Public Lands + Energy Meet

June 16th, 2018|

If Fitz Cahall had a motto, it might be “life as a creative opportunity.” The one-time hyphenated dirtbag (climbing guide-photoshoot manager-journalist) seems to have a knack for seizing the moment. Take, for example, when the print magazines he was writing for were flaming out and the 2008 downturn hit [...]

She’s not just making vodka, she’s distilling change.

June 15th, 2018|

What does it take to build one of the world’s most sustainable distilleries? Ask Carbondale’s Connie Baker. On a whim, the former contractor went to distilling school where she fell in love with making vodka, discovering that, “it can be made from almost anything.” She spent the next [...]

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