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 […]
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 […]
*WARNING: THIS VIDEO WILL MAKE YOU HUNGRY
When it comes to healthy food that tastes outrageously good, Chef Martin Oswald is your guy. As the executive chef at Pyramid Bistro in Aspen and Mix 6 in Snowmass Village, his creativity in the kitchen is well-known. What’s not as well-known is that Chef Martin does it all without fossil fuels. His kitchens, at home and at his restaurants, are all-electric. Chef Martin joined us at Ben Koon’s net-zero […]
PHOTO: COLORADO STATE CAPITOL/ CAPITOL.COLORADO.GOV
The 2021 Colorado state legislature adjourned in May passing over 30 bills that will advance clean buildings, climate action, environmental justice, transportation electrification, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and just transition from gas to electricity. This legislation will support achieving the state’s goal of reducing Greenhouse gas emissions 50% from 2005 levels by 2030 and 90% by 2050, an achievable and necessary objective.
The majority of the newly […]
PHOTO: DANIEL BAYER PHOTOGRAPHY
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. […]
Paul Soldner loved the sun. The pioneering ceramist, teacher, founder of Anderson Ranch Arts Center, inventor (of Soldner pottery equipment, among a dozen patents), and self-taught green builder employed the sun’s power, energy, light, and symmetry in both his artwork and in the design and construction of his home and studio — which spanned 40 years and incorporated local, natural, and recycled materials whenever possible. Now, with CORE’s help, his […]
Sometimes the biggest hurdle between you and energy upgrades is finding funding. We want to help you cut through the cost barriers and bring your energy ideas to life. Here are some of our favorites to get the gears turning:
If your home or business is in Pitkin or Eagle counties within the Roaring Fork Valley, you can stack utility rebates on top of CORE incentives for up to 50% of your energy project funding. […]
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 […]
1. Path to Zero
Definition: CORE’s 5 step plan to get you and your home to carbon-free living.
- Step 1: Access & Ease In
- Step 2: Tighten the Building Envelope
- Step 3: Electrify Mechanicals
- Step 4: Power Renewably
- Step 5: Drive Change