4CORE Certified Business Partners

Are you visiting Durango, Colorado, and looking for ways to contribute to the environment while supporting local businesses? We have an exciting invitation for you! Discover and support businesses that have gone the extra mile to become 4CORE (Four Corners Office Of Resource Efficiency) Green Business Certified. These exceptional establishments have taken significant steps to transform their operating practices and policies, ensuring they minimize their impact on our precious local resources.

By patronizing these forward-thinking businesses, you not only contribute to the climate solution but also show them that it's worth being green. Together, let's embrace the power of sustainable choices and create a brighter future for our planet.

What is the 4CORE Green Business Certification?

The certification process involves multiple steps. Firstly, 4CORE determines the business goals for certification and arranges a comprehensive energy assessment conducted by their Building Performance Institute professional. In addition to evaluating energy usage, this assessment also considers commuting behaviors, business footprint, and employee information.

Based on these assessments, businesses will receive recommendations for implementing upgrades and enhancements.

4CORE is a 501(c)(3) that provides programs and projects throughout the four-corners region focused on increasing energy efficiency.

What is Audited and Changed for Partners to Achieve Their Certification?

Each certified business undergoes assessments and scoring in the following categories, each consisting of between 5 and 17 criteria:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Climate
  • Transportation and Commuting
  • Materials- Production
  • Materials & Waste- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Compost
  • Food
  • Water
  • Landscape
  • Toxins
  • Air Quality
  • Buildings
  • Community and Social Equity
  • Implementation and Reporting
  • Innovation and Accomplishments