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The Future According to Jack Fox

By |2021-04-13T14:10:45-06:00April 13th, 2021|Blog Feed|

April 22 marks the 51st Earth Day and serves as a fresh reminder that our climate dilemma didn’t develop overnight. There were times our relationship with fossil fuels was healthier and fueled new technology and economic progress. But, the time for a tough breakup has long since passed. Gen Z didn’t have a say in the world they inherited, but its leaders are stepping up to create a […]

Full Throttle Ahead for Father-son E-sled Team

By |2021-04-07T10:56:45-06:00April 7th, 2021|Blog Feed|

Greg and Connor Hoffman have been spending a lot of time in their garage lately. But not on your average father-son garage project.

On a Sunday in early February, Connor, a Basalt High School sophomore, was painstakingly placing hundreds of battery cells into a large, slotted container. It was part of a three-day process of building a custom battery pack for a retrofitted electric snowmobile.

For Connor, who has been fascinated with robots and electric cars since he was 5 years old, […]

It’s All HERS

By |2021-01-22T13:44:25-07:00January 21st, 2021|Blog Feed|

When buying a new car, most people pay attention to — and factor in — the gas-mileage sticker in the window. But did you know that there’s a similar, nationally accepted energy rating system for homes? 

It’s called the Home Energy Rating System, or HERS. Developed by RESNET, a nonprofit focused on achieving a nationwide, net-zero-energy residential sector by 2040, the HERS Index is the industry standard — recognized nationally and internationally — by which […]

Electrify Our Future

By |2021-01-22T17:59:23-07:00January 21st, 2021|Blog Feed|

Have you ever thought about what more electricity can do for you? For the planet? As it turns out, it’s a lot more than you might expect. When it’s beneficial electrification — yes, we know, this is the kind of terminology that might make your eyes glaze over — it has the potential to move us firmly toward a cleaner, more efficient, and safer energy future.

Beneficial electrification is the process […]

Talking Climate with George Newman

By |2021-02-24T13:46:48-07:00January 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 |2020-12-14T12:30:33-07:00December 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 […]

2020 Energy Warrior Awards

By |2020-12-10T13:31:52-07:00December 9th, 2020|Blog Feed|

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Energy Warrior Awards. CORE established the annual awards last year during the organization’s 25th anniversary. The Energy Warrior Awards honor Roaring Fork Valley champions of clean energy and climate restoration in six categories. The 2020 award recipients are: Joani Matranga (Lifetime Achievement), Ben Koons (Homeowner), Beatriz Soto (Professional – Community), Chris Bilby (Professional – Innovation), Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (Business), and Bruce Matherly (People’s Choice)

“CORE was founded by many […]

Energy Warrior Award for 2020 People’s Choice Category

By |2020-11-24T17:56:51-07:00November 24th, 2020|Blog Feed|

Please join us in congratulating Bruce Matherly, 2020 Energy Warrior in the People’s Choice category. Bruce was nominated for this honor by two different people, Jeffrey Woodruff and Natacha Kiler (who submitted this tribute), and received the top votes from our community.

“Bruce Matherly is an Energy Warrior who walks the walk and supports clean energy and the environment in his personal and professional life. It is not his job and it brings him no glory.  His […]

2020 Energy Warrior Lifetime Achievement Award

By |2020-11-24T18:08:40-07:00November 20th, 2020|Blog Feed|

Upon arriving in the Roaring Fork Valley more than 30 years ago, this Energy Warrior threw her energy and attention into her first love — alpine skiing — spending days shredding deep powder with ski patrollers and others, learning the mountain slopes.  Within a few years, her primary focus turned to the biggest challenge of our lifetime: climate change.  

She was one of CORE’s first employees, working side by side with Randy Udall ideating programs like the […]

Energy Warrior Awards 2020 Business of the Year

By |2020-11-24T19:43:25-07:00November 13th, 2020|Blog Feed|

For forward-thinking energy systems + low-carbon facilities that are part of their strategic planning, we’re honored to present this nonprofit with the 2020 Energy Warrior Award in the Business category. This is a modern Energy Warrior with a 50-year history, going back to the organization’s early executive directors who strove for net zero energy before it was even a thing. In their wish to eliminate the carbon footprint of all facilities, Tom and Jody Cardamone began a trajectory […]

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