"4CORE's Sustainable Building Education Program is providing an essential community service. As a non-profit developing Energy Star affordable housing, Colorado Housing Inc. benefits from the high quality workshops 4CORE offers. In just one week, three of our staff attended 4CORE workshops, at an extremely affordable rate, and learned about two new trends in energy efficient homes that we hope to tap into.
Thanks to 4CORE, we will be exploring the use of energy efficiency mortgages. These loan products are a perfect fit for our clients who may have difficulties qualifying for homeownership, but receive a significant break on operating costs once they move in to their Energy Star home. We are also able to plan strategically for changes to the Energy Star program. CHI has been building Energy Star homes since 1997, and is committed to keeping up with changes in the program. While we are comfortably ahead of the curve right now, just 'keeping up' will become increasingly difficult in the very near future. A recent full-day workshop with guests Sam Rashkin and Gord Cooke offered a clear and inspiring view of what this future will look like.
Without 4CORE, keeping up with innovations in the field would require costly travel for information that exists right here at home. The Sustainable Building Education program provides a cost-effective local forum for professionals to tap into each other's expertise and help boost our community forward towards an innovative future."
Ophelia Wilkins, Development Director
Colorado Housing Inc.