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Open house set at new Energy Resource Center

CLEER, CORE and Energy Smart Colorado will host an open house to celebrate their new Energy Resource Center in Carbondale from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18.

Everyone is invited to visit the new, energy efficient office in Suite 7 at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., a solar-powered building that produces more energy than it uses.

Visitors can see the center's high-efficiency LED lighting and energy displays, talk with vendors demonstrating clean energy products, and meet the energy coaches and staff of CLEER, CORE and Energy Smart Colorado, a statewide program helping households and businesses become more energy efficient.

"We invite residents and businesses to come to the Energy Resource Center and learn about the best solutions and rebate opportunities for saving money and improving their homes and businesses, " said Mona Newton, executive director of CORE, the Community Office for Resource Efficiency.

Alice Laird, executive director of CLEER: Clean Energy Economy for the Region, said, "We are partnering to accelerate clean energy solutions and to better serve the public. Collaborating to share one space will make it easier for people to know where to go for rebates and assistance. It also increases the impact our organizations can have together."

Maisa Metcalf, a CLEER energy coach and manager of the center's remodel, noted that a team of contractors helped make the Energy Resource Center an example of resource-efficient design.

The team included Green Line Architects, Rick Lawrence Construction, Aspen Deconstruction, One Source Lighting, All-Phase Electrical Supply, Green-Tech Electrical, Ben Custom Painting, Handcrafted Carpets and Lutron Controls.

Donors to the project to date are Berthod Motors, Jim and Connie Calaway, Russ Criswell, Judy Perry, R.H. Crossland Foundation, Holy Cross Energy, SourceGas, Xcel Energy and an anonymous donor.