November 2018 Newsletter


ICAST Launches Project SunLight: Bringing Solar Energy to Multifamily Affordable Housingment


ICAST was selected to receive ~$1 Million award from the U.S. Department of Energy, Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to develop new ways to accelerate the adoption of photovoltaic (PV) technologies. The project will develop, coordinate, and pilot a new approach that partners with local utility’s, multifamily affordable housing property owners, investors and other stakeholders, to create a shared solar model that can aggregate multiple properties into one project.

For more information, please read our press release here.

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Large Scale Green Retrofits Continue for ICAST Teams


In Albuquerque, NM, ICAST will perform lighting upgrades in 122 units across two Uptown Square Apartment Buildings. In West Jordan, Utah, ICAST will be replacing all interior and exterior lighting as well as installing Nest Thermostats and aerators in 288 units at the Woodgate Apartments. Finally, ICAST will be upgrading all the exterior lighting at the Sandpiper Apartments in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The ICAST Staff Grows


October welcomes new employees to ICAST.  Nick Grahf has joined the team as the DSM Manager.He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and six years working in the industry. In Salt Lake City, Hayden Miller has been hired as an Assistant Site Supervisor. Please help us in welcoming them to the team.



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Certified Green Buildings may have an advantage in capital markets

Research indicates that green certification lowers the cost of capital for real estate investors, because certified buildings have a more attractive risk profile and may be more resilient during tough economic times.  Click here to learn more


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Large Scale Green Retrofits Continue for ICAST Teams


The West Coast Electric Highway - one of the longest electrified corridors in the World - is demonstrating that electric vehicles are here for the long haul. The West Coast States of California, Oregon, Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia laid out a shared vision to promote the use of biofuels, hybrids, electric or zero-emission vehicles, and hydrogen fueled vehicles.

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3 Ways for Utilities to Encourage Customers to Improve Energy Efficiency


Energy providers are in a unique position in the marketplace in that they want customers to use less of their product. Yet, encouraging them to do so can be a challenge. What’s the best way to persuade them to change their behavior? There may not be one answer to that question, but there are several options utilities can experiment with to find out which work best for their market.

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Future Events ICAST will be Attending


ICAST President - Ravi Malhotra will be presenting and members of ICAST will attend this event.

Utah Housing Coalition, Housing Matters Annual Conference – November 7th & 8th – Ogden, UT

http://www.utahhousing.org/conference.html



Past Events ICAST Attended


ICAST President - Ravi Malhotra, and Business Development Executive – Drew McDowell will attend this event

Housing Colorado NOW! Annual Conference – October 3rd & 5th – Vail, CO

https://www.housingcolorado.org/page/nowannualconference