Step 1: Assess + Easy Action

Get an Energy Assessment. It’s the first step in all of CORE’s programs and gives you access to all of the services including DIY easy, energy saving improvements.

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An energy assessment is the first step on CORE’s Path to Zero, and should be done to any home or commercial space. Assessments give you an in depth look at how your space uses energy. The assessor looks at how much energy you use, where you are inefficient, and then gives you quick fix solutions as well as the most cost effective options on how to make improvements. This will lower your utility bills, make your space more healthy and comfortable, and lower your carbon emissions. Plus, once you get an assessment, CORE provides energy advising and rebates to make your energy upgrades happen!

Homeowners: CORE is able to offer energy assessments for just $100 (a $500 value!). Homes above 3,000 square feet or mechanically complex homes will incur additional costs. This amount is typically 5 cents per square foot over 3,000 square feet and 10 cents per square foot over 6,000. Customers pay their analyst directly.

A better life starts with a better space. As soon as you submit this form, we’re on the job connecting you to our free energy advising, incentives and resources. If you have any issues with our form, please email or call us (970-925-9775) and we will help you.

Easy Actions + Energy Saving Measures Include:

LED lighting provides the same or higher quality of light, uses 75 percent less energy, and lasts 25 times longer than the old incandescent bulbs. This translates to less environmental impact, lower utility bills, and less bulb-changing and -shopping. While they’ve got a higher upfront cost than the old incandescents, their price has dropped dramatically. Swapping out your incandescents for LEDs is a no-brainer!

It’s more convenient than ever before to make your home comfortable and energy-smart. Control your home — and your utility bills — with thermostats, sensors and other smart devices designed to allow you to easily monitor, manage, track your systems.

Programmable Thermostat: These models control your heating and cooling system, allowing you to choose your temperature settings throughout the day. The device will send cues to your heating and cooling system to turn on or off.

Smart Thermostat: Controlling the temperature of your home has never been simpler. Wi-fi enabled — “smart” — thermostats are so user-friendly that there is no programming required and they can be operated remotely. Accordingly, you only use heat when you are home.

Heat Tape Control: Heat tape reduces the formation of icicles and ice dams on your roof and creates a path for melted water to go. But your heat tape doesn’t need to run all the time; actually it’s more efficient if it doesn’t. Timers and moisture sensors can help regulate the system. Basically, it is only turned on when it’s needed most (above freezing outside or only during daytime hours).

Lighting Controls: These can include timers, occupancy sensors and even daylighting controls, designed to only put light when and where you need it most. These types of controls are getting more sophisticated every day. In short, controls are an easy way to maximize the savings of your LED-retrofit project.

Energy Monitor: These monitors allow you to see how much energy you’re using and/or producing hour-to-hour, day-to-day, month-to-month. An added bonus, you can also see if something with your system is off. For example, if a solar panel is being blocked. Ask us about how we can help get one of these systems installed at your home or business!

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How quickly will an energy analyst come to my home?

It will take less than three weeks.

I am going on vacation. Will the energy analyst work around that?

Yes! You just need to make arrangements directly with the analyst.

Do I need to be present for the assessment?

Yes, you must be home to walk the assessor through your space. Same goes for commercial assessments, someone must be there to give access to utility closets, mechanical rooms, and electrical panels.

How often do I need to get a home energy assessment?

You need to have an energy assessments every five years or after a major remodel, whichever comes first.

I don’t know the answer on a required field. What do I do?

Ask your contractor or give us a call!

How long will it take to schedule my commercial site visit?

You visit will be scheduled within one to two weeks after we receive all of your utility bills.

Why do you require my utility bills?

When you submit your utility bill, it verifies your electric service territory and helps CORE measure the energy impact of your project. This way we can customize the advice we give you.

What is a W-9 and why do I need to complete it?

The W9 form, aka the “Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification”, keeps you in good graces with Uncle Sam and provides CORE with the information we need to process your rebate quickly and accurately.

CORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to leading the Roaring Fork Valley to a carbon-free, net zero energy future.