CORE’s Net Zero Homes Grant aims to support homes in the Roaring Fork Valley that use little or no external energy. Net Zero Homes produce as much energy as they consume over the course of a given year, thereby achieving net zero energy consumption.
This grant utilizes the HERS Index to measure the performance of your new home, and pays MORE the better your house performs – or the less energy your home uses. The goal of this grant is to decrease energy consumption, reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, promote the use of renewable energy, educate the community, and develop more sustainable and replicable energy technologies. Our hope is that any new home that gets built here in the valley produces as much energy as it consumes.