CORE team L>R: Phi Philerman, Hannah Itzler, Lara Whitley, Mac Scott, Trish Chew, Marty Treadway, Mona Newton, Mike Bouchet. Not pictured: Andrea Hingley, Louisa Kimmel.
May 19, 2020
Hello CORE family,
Our reality has changed a lot since we snapped this carefree staff photo last fall. Even though we’re adapting our practices in response to COVID-19, our mission remains constant. We are shoulder-to-shoulder with you in our work to co-create a healthy, carbon-free world.
Here are the latest steps we’re taking to protect you, our staff and the climate:
Health and Safety
- We are continuing to provide remote care to the community, as we have throughout the pandemic. All staff members are working and available to you by email and phone.
- As of May 11th, our Aspen office is open to the public, with no more than 50% of our employees working in-person, per the Business Safety Plans we have filed with Pitkin and Garfield Counties.
- Team members and energy analysts are honoring all social distancing and hygiene requirements. We are sensitive to differing levels of comfort with on-site projects and will work with community members on an individual basis to ensure comfort with our practices before any work begins.
- We are monitoring public health orders regarding events and are developing programs that will have remote and in-person options so that we can adapt as needed.
Our Energy Assessment program has been reinstated, following all county protocols under “Landscaping and other services” guidelines. These include — and are not limited to — masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing (to the extent possible within buildings). When scheduling appointments, we review protocols with each resident to establish a shared understanding of and comfort with practices that take place indoors.
For homeowners and renters who want to make energy improvements at home, but who are on a limited income or unemployment, CORE’s Income-qualified Program is available for Pitkin and Eagle County residents who are at or below 80% of the area median income. Unemployment, or other household assistance, automatically qualifies residents for the program, while three recent pay stubs can also establish household income. Learn more about the program.
Remote energy advising, by phone and email, continues. You may schedule an appointment with our energy advisors and we will walk you through your energy-saving options and co-create a personalized plan that maximizes the impact for your space. In fact, this expert advice is free in the Roaring Fork Valley! Sign up here.
Our rebates, which have been in place throughout the pandemic, remain ready to support your energy projects. All accompanying energy-assessment requirements are reinstated.
DIY Energy Saving
While the stay-at-home orders went in effect, we developed DIY checklists and videos for saving energy. Designed for the homeowner and business owner making energy improvements without contractor support, they are applicable under any circumstances and perfect for DIYers. Check them out below:
Thank you for your understanding during this time. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 970.925.9775 and via email.
In good health,
The CORE Team