Who is 4CORE? 

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE) inspires our community to be resource-savvy.  Every day we offer training opportunities, provide efficiency services, and share energy saving information throughout Southwest Colorado. The resulting resource conservation saves energy and money by helping individuals, families and businesses thrive.  

4CORE serves Southwest Colorado as the leading resource for the effective and efficient use of energy to promote and sustain vibrant local communities.

4CORE's Focus Areas:
  • Energy Efficiency, health, and safety focus for commercial buildings and homes,
  • Innovative Solutions, or forward thinking energy solutions, including solar photo voltaic (PV),
  • Resource Efficiency Education for building professionals and residents, and
  • Energy Information Hub, distributing relevant, accurate information and resources for decreasing energy use.
What is 4CORE
4CORE and Partner Calendar
Energy to Evolve Blog
Durango is Offering Cash Incentives to Help You Save
Climate Change Got you Down?
Bank of Colorado Durango Branch is Investing in Savings
Keep 4CORE's Engine Running
Solar Barn Raising Demystified
La Plata County in the LEED
One Millennial Can't Code
A Family's Journey to the Sun: Part Two
A Family's Journey to the Sun: Part Three
A Family's Journey to the Sun: Part One
Rebates through HomeRx

Now is the time to find out how much you can $ave!

The City of Durango, Atmos Energy, Source Gas, and all the electric utilities in Southwest Colorado are offering rebates on energy assessments and upgrades.

We'll link you with these rebates, assess your home or business, let you know which energy saving upgrades will save you the most, and how to improve health and safety for your family or employees.

Refuel Colorado Fleets

4CORE is assisting vehicle fleets, fuel providers, and auto dealers in La Plata and Montezuma Counties with assessing the viability of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) through Energy Coaching.  Organizing stakeholder meetings, conducting fleet audits, and disseminating information on incentives, tax credits, AFV models and refueling infrastructure, are all components of Energy Coaching.  4CORE is able to customize Energy Coaching services based on the needs of the particular fleet, fuel provider or auto dealer.

“Refuel Colorado Fleets energy coaches will support the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles.  Each community will determine what makes sense for them, be that electric, natural gas, propane, or other vehicle types.  Each of these fuels provides economic and environmental benefits, making this an exciting project.” – Jeff Ackerman, Director, Colorado Energy Office

Refuel Colorado Fleets is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to the Colorado Energy Office.  The project is being led and managed by CLEER: Clean Energy Economy for the Region, a nonprofit based in Carbondale with the mission to “accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy, increase energy independence, and reduce our contribution to climate change”.

4CORE is grateful for the support of Local Funding Partners