ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise with a history of designing and launching programs to meaningfully impact communities and provide sustainable resource solutions.

ICAST staff discussing goals for 2017.

To provide economic, environmental, and social benefits to communities in a manner that builds local capacity.

Core Values:
Everyone at ICAST shares a commitment to

  • Make triple bottom line (social, economic, and environmental) impacts
  • Create real-world solutions that improve people’s lives
  • Build local capacity through our projects
  • Implement solutions in a cost-effective manner
  • Educate people on sustainability in a way that motivates them to take action
  • Work with integrity


  • Preserving affordable housing
  • Creating healthier & safer homes
  • Investing in communities in a way that builds local capacity
  • Educating people on the importance of sustainable resource use

Economic Impact

  • Creating sustainable jobs
  • Investing in local economies
  • Increasing property values & profitability
  • Saving households on their utilities costs

Environmental Impact

  • Reducing carbon emissions & mitigating the climate crisis
  • Eliminating water waste
  • Reducing pollution from energy production
  • Preventing unnecessary development by preserving existing housing