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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.  


Mission: 
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.
Refer a Friend
Refer a friend to the HomeRx Program and when they complete their assessment we'll send you $25!

You can get $25 per pal when you refer and they complete a HomeRx Assessment by August 30th, 2014. And get this- there is no limit to the amount of friends you refer.

That means if you get the Smiths, the Davises, the Joneses, the Wallances, and your cousin Cliff to complete a HomeRx Assessment, we send you a check for $125.


Safety, Efficiency and Comfort

The HomeRx provides a streamlined process for homeowners to save money on utility bills and improve home health. This is done by assessing your home, linking you with financing and incentives, making energy efficiency improvements, and having work inspected and approved by a 4CORE inspector. 


You spend much of your time in your home, so why not make it efficient, safe, and comfortable, while also saving money on utility bills?  

New incentives help make it possible!

Learn more here

Solarize Our Community

100 Solar PV Systems Committed!

As of June 23, 2014: We've confirmed 100 clients committed to installing solar photovoltaic systems through the program. Participants have confirmed their commitment to install solar by signing contracts with local contractors. 

A total of 387 people signed up for Solarize La Plata, and five solar contractors have distributed 219 solar system proposals. Fifty-one systems have been installed, with the goal of having all systems installed by the end of summer.

The group also set a goal of 325 kilowatts (kW) of newly installed system capacity, which has already been met and exceeded. The 99 systems represent a total of 538 kW that will now be provided by solar, a clean, renewable source of energy. This translates to 584 metric tons of carbon pollution prevented each year, or the equivalent of 123 cars removed from the road for one year. In addition, 8 jobs have already been created by the demand for these 99 new solar PV systems, which is generating over $2,000,000 for our local economy in only six months.

Find more information here


Healthy Homes, Healthy Families - free workshops!

Improving the Air Quality and Safety of your Home:
A Healthy Home is designed, built and maintained to support our health and basic needs and protect us from illness and injury.

 Healthy Home Principles:
  • Keep it Dry
  • Keep it Clean
  • Keep it Well-Ventilated 
  • Keep it Pest-Free
  • Keep it Well-Maintained
  • Keep it Free from Contaminants 

Radon Mitigation

"Radon Mitigation for New Homes" webcast for builders & building departments
August 5th, 2014
12:45 - 2pm
Pine River Valley Bank in Durango
Register here

Final Event

Community Celebration of Healthy Homes & Radon Awareness in La Plata County
Tuesday, August 19th
11 am - 1:30pm
La Plata County Fairgrounds, La Plata room upstairs
Lunch provided.
RSVP here
4CORE is grateful for the support of Local Funding Partners