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4CORE Announces Grand Prize Winner of HomeRx Energy Efficiency Makeover Contest

Durango, CO - (October 2, 2012) - Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE) is proud to announce the grand prize winner of the HomeRx Energy Efficiency Makeover Contest. Launched in May 2012, the HomeRx Energy Makeover Contest has now awarded three local families with home energy efficiency improvements to enhance comfort and reduce energy consumption.

4CORE’s selection committee chose La Plata County homeowner Emily Lloyd as the grand prize winner for the contest. Lloyd will receive a free comprehensive energy audit by WeatherCo to identify potential energy savings and other areas of improvement. Insulation is provided by ProBuild and air sealing services will be provided by 4CORE. The Grand Prize is valued at $1,500.

“My daughter and I were fortunate enough to receive assistance from the Regional Housing Alliance to purchase our town home, but our electric baseboard heat costs over $300 in the coldest winter months,” said Emily. “We are really looking forward to having our home 'made over' with energy saving, bill-deducing solutions.”

The HomeRx Energy Makeover Contest was created to help raise awareness of 4CORE’s energy efficiency programs. 4CORE provides resources for homeowners to save money on rising utility bills, while addressing common health and safety risks for occupants. In addition to providing certified weatherization services, 4CORE helps local residents reduce the use of natural resources, save energy and costs, and enjoy a better quality of life.

“4CORE’s programs and activities have directly helped residents save thousands each year in utility bills,” said Gregg Dubit, Executive Director of 4CORE. “The HomeRx Makeover Contest is an extension of our commitment to promote and maintain a vibrant, resilient and thriving community through expanded programs and partnerships.”

4CORE would like to thank its partners and supporters of the HomeRx Makeover Contest, including WeatherCo, ProBuild, Treehouse Communications, Energy Check LLC, 810 Pixels, Annadel Building Solutions LLC, and Verified Green.

For additional information, please contact 4CORE at info@fourcore.org or (970) 259-1916.

About 4CORE

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing resource efficiency through coalition-building, implementing education and outreach, and providing resource efficiency services. As Southwest Colorado’s resource conservation hub, 4CORE inspires local communities to become resilient and maintain a high quality of life through energy and dollar savings. 4CORE benefits from the generosity of its partners: the Governor’s Energy Office, Empire Electric Association, La Plata County, Town of Ignacio, La Plata Electric Association, the City of Durango, the City of Cortez, the Town of Silverton, and many event sponsors. For more information or to donate to 4CORE, please visit our website atwww.fourcore.org.