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Imagine Climate Image Gallery

By |2019-04-16T14:22:17-06:00April 12th, 2019|Blog Feed|

In March, CORE launched a month-long celebration of climate art and technology to kick-off our 25th anniversary: “Imagine Climate.” This creative initiative, which brought in 14 artists and scientists over 28 days, included a climate art exhibition at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Future Energy panel at Aspen Center for Physics, “The Human Element” film screening and conversation at The Temporary, and the “We Are the Asteroid II” public art installation at Aspen Skiing Company’s Fanny Hill in […]

Dear Future Me

By |2019-04-16T14:43:25-06:00April 10th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Our interactive exhibit at the March screening of “The Human Element.” PC: Dan Bayer. 

“What we have to unflinchingly look in the eye is how much choice we still have. The hard part is not wrestling with how bad things could get — it’s understanding how much responsibility we still have to make things better.”

Alex Steffen, writer and futurist

What will you do to make the world a […]

Let CORE Be Your Matchmaker

By |2019-03-11T12:53:45-06:00March 11th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Just as dating apps have changed the dynamic of finding love, CORE is changing the relationship you have with your home. Think of us as your energy matchmaker. We give you tips and set you up with the right contractors so that a comfortable, low-carbon home can be yours. 

One of the hottest technologies on the market is the cold-climate, air-source heat pump. It’ s a sleek, easy-to-install heating and cooling system that puts us all on […]

25 Reasons You Should Get a Home Energy Assessment

By |2019-03-11T12:54:48-06:00March 10th, 2019|Blog Feed|

In celebration of 25 years of innovation, we present 25 reasons you should sign up for a home energy assessment. As an added bonus, for the month of March, Roaring Fork Valley residents can get the assessment for free.  Claim your free assessment.

1. It’s the biggest bang for your buck! The assessment is valued at over $600 and for the month of March, you can sign-up for FREE.

2. Caring about climate […]

Use Cold Air to Heat Your Home? You Bet.

By |2019-04-04T10:01:10-06:00February 8th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Can you use cold air to heat your home? You bet. Just ask a Swede. In Sweden, a legit cold climate, they’re staying toasty with heat pumps. Unlike other heating systems, heat pumps don’t generate heat to keep your home cozy and warm — they take heat from the air. Recent advances mean this technology is now burning a hot path into cold-climate homes in the US.

Heat pumps warm a home by transferring heat from the outside […]

Imagine Climate: CORE’s 25th Anniversary in Bright (LED) Lights

By |2019-02-12T16:11:39-06:00February 8th, 2019|Blog Feed|

We Are the Asteroid II, a public art installation by Justin Brice Guariglia that will be exhibited at Anderson Ranch Arts Center as a centerpiece of CORE’s 25th anniversary, Imagine Climate: a celebration of climate art + technology.

“The ecological crisis we face today is the moral imperative of our time. At this critical juncture, art must be used as a positive force for social and political change, and to […]

Proving Net Zero Is Possible: On a Budget + a Challenging Slope

By |2019-02-11T09:42:52-06:00January 31st, 2019|Blog Feed|

Ben Koons working on his net zero home’s heat recovery ventilator (HRV), a key component in addressing air quality in a tight home. PC: Daniel Bayer

No one would say Ben Koons gives up easily. Not only did he achieve his goal of being an Olympic skier – but despite the odds – his dream sustainable home is now under construction.

Born and raised on the South Island of New Zealand, he […]

Why Waste Something?

By |2019-01-10T11:39:31-06:00January 10th, 2019|Blog Feed|

Sally Cole in her carbon-neutral art studio. PC: Michele Cardamone 

A pioneering approach that protects habitat

So many animals flow through Sally Cole’s mid-valley property on the Roaring Fork River that her friends nicknamed her place “Sally’s Wild Kingdom.” (Or when they want to give their gregarious friend a ribbing: “Wild Sally’s Kingdom.”) The herons, deer, bear, elk, coyotes, owls and ermine don’t quibble the point; to them it’s just home.

A Midwest transplant […]

Let’s Start A Climate Resolution

By |2019-01-10T11:43:23-06:00January 10th, 2019|Blog Feed|

The month of January often marks a clean slate. It’s a fresh calendar to start with and a commitment for many, to making positive change. That could mean resolutions to sign up for a gym membership, start the keto diet or spend less money.

But what if your resolution could make a larger impact? What if it could do more to tip the scale?

Here at CORE, in our professional and personal lives, we act […]

The Home of the Future is Electric

By |2019-01-16T12:07:00-06:00January 10th, 2019|Blog Feed|

We know that our fossil fuel addiction is destabilizing the climate. And yet, in much of our daily lives—from showering to sautéing—it’s been difficult to find a viable alternative, so we continue to emit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That’s all changing: electricity is getting cleaner, creating a clear path to a fossil-free future.

What if everything ran on gasoline? This Nissan Leaf commercial has electricity looking better […]