How It Works

We can help you get on the Path to Zero

Start the Conversation 

Tell us about your project and get connected to our energy advisors. Enrolling during the earliest stages of your project will ensure access to the full suite of CORE’s incentives and resources for your energy improvements.

Assess Your Space

We will reach out to you and schedule an energy advising session by phone to evaluate the energy performance of your building. By knowing where you’re starting, we can help you design the most impactful changes.*

Get Expert Advice

Once you’re enrolled and assessed, we’ll be at your side through the process from beginning to end, co-creating a personalized plan that maximizes impact and minimizes confusion. Did we mention this service is free?

Take Action

With your energy plan, custom incentives and contractor list in hand, start making energy improvements to your building. Enjoy your healthier, more comfortable, low-carbon space!

Step 1: Assess + Ease In
Step 2: Tighten Building Envelope
Step 3: Electrify Mechanicals
Step 4: Power Renewably

Getting to Zero, One Step at a Time

Marty Treadway is betting the future is already here when it comes to carbon-free living.

By day, as CORE’s Program Director, he’s a Certified Energy Manager and an evangelist for net-zero buildings, the kind that generate as much energy as they use. By night, as a family man (husband to Trina Ortega and father to two boys), he is co-creating a life in Carbondale that is steering away from fossil fuels and toward fun. To flip the switch, he and Trina recently sold their residence across the highway and purchased an old, leaky cold house in town. Good-bye commute, hello energy project!

In this photo story, we break-down the steps that Marty took to get net zero done and show how you can do it too.

See the Path to Zero come to life
Marty Treadway This Cold House Path to Zero Balanced Ventilation Qualified Contractors
PC: Daniel Bayer Photography

Let’s Get Going!

A better life starts with a better space. Tell us about your project in the form at right. The second you hit submit, we’re on the job connecting you to our free energy advising, incentives and resources. We can’t wait to get going with you.

If you have any issues with our form, please email or call us  (970-925-9775) and we will help you.

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