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How We’re Funded2018-11-01T15:21:15+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 carbon fee program— the first of its kind in the world — to mitigate the environmental impacts and greenhouse gases produced by large homes. 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

REMP is part of Aspen’s and Pitkin County’s Energy Code that applies to new construction and large remodels.  Under REMP, homeowners and commercial property owners who choose to install energy-using systems such as snowmelt, outdoor pools, spas, or large square footage have the option of installing a renewable energy system on site, or choosing a mitigation payment option instead. Those payments become the pool for CORE rebates and grants.

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Support CORE

If you believe in advancing clean energy in the Valley and supporting a transition from fossil-fuel dependency to clean energy independence, we invite you to 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
  • Richard Goodwin Family Foundation
  • 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