Here to Help you Navigate the Path to Energy Efficient Living

4CORE is dedicated to helping homeowners, business owners and renters use energy effectively and efficiently in their homes and at work. To that end we offer a number of services including:

  • CARE- Colorado Affordable Residential Energy program. An income qualification energy audit and rebate program
  • Energy Smart Colorado-provides safe, comfortable homes and energy savings for assessments, upgrades and rebates

  • Regional Directory of Contractors (energy audits, weatherization and upgrades, etc)

Past 4CORE Weatherization clients.

Derek Wadsworth from SolarWorks educating
about energy consumption and  solar production.

Credits, Rebates & Tips

Federal Tax Credit 

  • Residential Renewables: 30% of the cost of the system for qualifying renewables installed after 2008 (no maximum).
  • Corporate Tax Credit: 30% for solar, fuel cells, small wind and 10% for geothermal, microturbines and CHP

Utility Rebates

Where do I get an Energy Star Appliance?

ENERGY STAR appliance rebates are offered through area vendors as well as through manufacturers. For more information, go to the Energy Star Web site and enter your zip code and any appliances you are interested to obtain a rebate for.

What do I do with my old Refrigerator? Get another rebate!

  • $25 for recycling a refrigerator/freezer
  • Recycle rebates are available year round

Low-Income Energy Assistance Programs

  • La Plata County LEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program)
    • LEAP is designed to help eligible households pay part of their utility costs for their main heating source. Eligibility requirements include:  paying home heating costs to an energy provider, fuel dealer or as part of rent; applicant or a member of the household being a permanent legal resident of the United States and Colorado; and maximum family household gross income falling within specific guidelines.
  • Colorado Energy Office
    • Low-Income Weatherization: In partnership with local agencies and the U.S. Department of Energy, the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) offers a free Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to Colorado’s low-income residents. WAP works to maximize energy cost savings for each client by providing them with cost-effective energy efficiency services.
  • Housing Resources Weatherization Services
    • If you currently receive financial assistance from any of the following programs you automatically qualify for weatherization services:
      • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
      • Aid to the Needy and Disabled (AND)
      • Old Age Pension (OAP)
      • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
      • Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
      • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
      • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Quick and easy tips for immediate savings