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Aspen CORE Funds $1.29Mn in Energy Grants, Rebates (Ind Report)
Community Office for Resource Efficiency
Date: 2019-04-08
In Aspen, Colorado, the not-for-profit Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) reports it issued rebates and grant funding totaling $1.29 million ifor energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the Roaring Fork Valley in 2018. the form of grants and rebates, according to its annual impact report, which was released in March. The agency is partially funded by carbon mitigation fees paid by developers.

CORE's 2018 investments include a robust grant program that has awarded $750,000 for energy efficiency and clean energy, leveraging an investment of $13 million in projects across the Roaring Fork Valley. Grants awarded include projects like Basalt Vista Affordable Housing, the first-ever net-zero neighborhood, and solar photovoltaic (PV) on Snowmass Village Town Hall. An additional $540,000 was provided to residential and commercial property owners through a rebate program.

In 2018, approximately 289 energy projects were completed and over 370 homes received a home energy assessment -- one of CORE's flagship programs -- valued at over $600 and available to residents year-round for a $100 cost. Last year's projects avoided a total of 3,140 metric tons of carbon emissions, the equivalent of planting 51,921 trees, according to a press release. (Source: CORE, Aspen Daily News, 6 April, 2019{ Contact: CORE, 9970) 925-.9775, Energy@AspenCore.org, www.aspencore.org

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