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How We’re Funded 2018-07-10T21:01:57+00:00

CORE is a non-profit organization whose work in carbon reduction is generously funded by the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program known as REMP. In 2000, CORE, the City of Aspen and Pitkin County launched this groundbreaking program — the first of its kind in the world — to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. CORE distributes the REMP funds in the form of rebates and grants with oversight from the City and County. Since the program’s inception, we have awarded more than $8.2 million in REMP funds to the community.

How REMP Works

Pitkin County and Aspen building codes are designed with a strict “energy budget” for new buildings and substantial remodels. Homeowners and commercial property owners who wish to consume additional energy for snowmelt, outdoor pools, spas and, in Pitkin County, excess square footage, have the option of installing a renewable energy system on site or making a mitigation payment in lieu to REMP. Those payments become the pool for rebates and grants.

We make this happen by:

Support CORE

Although CORE receives support from REMP funds, the demand for rebates and grants far exceeds our existing funding. If you believe in advancing clean energy in the Valley and supporting a transition from fossil-fuel dependency to clean energy independence, please donate. Contributions from people like you — individual donors, corporations, foundations, nonprofits and government partners — make all the difference.

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Our Supporters

Our work would not be possible without the generous support of our grantors and sponsors:

  • Aspen Thrift Shop
  • Colorado Water Conservation Board
  • Environment Foundation of the Aspen Skiing Company
  • GEO Biomass Consortium Grant
  • GEO Main Street Efficiency Initiative
  • Google Grant
  • Governor’s Energy Office
  • Home Depot Green Building Grant
  • ICLEI Solar Incentives Grant
  • Patagonia Environmental Grant
  • Pollution Prevention Advisory Board
  • The Aspen Institute
  • The Brady Foundation
  • The Denver Foundation
  • The Department of Energy
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • The Ruth Brown Foundation
  • The Town of Basalt
  • The Turner Foundation
  • U.S. Department of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant
  • Xcel Energy