Net Zero Grant

Homeowners can apply for up to a one-time payment of $10,000 to electrify their home and go net zero.
CORE’s Net Zero Homes Grant aims to support homes 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.


For Net Zero Homes


This grant utilizes the HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index to measure the performance of your new home.

  • Deadline: None, rolling application period
  • Funding: $10,000
  • Requires that a project achieve a final HERS Index number of 10 or below after construction completion, as tested by a certified RESNET HERS Rater (dynamic content for HERS raters contact info)
  • The HERS rating process begins at the design phase! Do not begin construction of your home without contacting CORE for initial project advice
  • There are several inspections required in addition to your building inspections to achieve a final HERS Index rating
  • One-time only grant per household, per physical address
  • Funds will only be released once final HERS index and final Certificate of Occupancy (not temporary) have been submitted to CORE staff


Please have the following documents on hand:
  • Signed W-9
  • Project documents (architectural or engineering drawings, photographs, and/or presentations that will clarify the project)

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CORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to leading the Roaring Fork Valley to a carbon-free, net zero energy future. Under the guidance of a Board of Directors–made up of elected officials, utility representatives, and committed citizens–CORE helps people, businesses, municipalities, facilities and nonprofit organizations save natural resources and lower energy bills while reducing their carbon footprint.