Decarbonization and Electrification

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Decarbonization and Electrification By Pamela Martineau / Issue: June 2022 NATIONAL HOUSING & REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION Efforts in Affordable Housing Still in Early Stages Affordable housing communities across the nation have much to gain from decarbonization and electrification, yet unfamiliarity with new technologies, the high cost of retrofitting buildings, and complicated access to funding sources and incentives have slowed the conversion. These issues …

June 2022 Policy Blog

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  Kristen Cheriegate  |  ICAST Policy Analyst ******************* White House Announcements The White House has been busy and released multiple fact sheets and press releases in relation to the housing and energy industries. Modernize Building Codes, Improve Climate Resilience, and Reduce Energy Costs In this June 1 announcement, the White House highlighted that modernized energy …

ICAST’s Work with Environmental Justice Communities Advances Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

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ICAST’s Work with Environmental Justice Communities Advances Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion  As recently announced, ICAST was awarded $50,000 in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to serve multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) property owners in environmental justice (EJ) communities in New Mexico. Maintaining healthy, affordable housing is a clear EJ goal: it promotes healthy, productive, and sustainable environments for …

ICAST founder and president Ravi Malhotra discusses decarbonization at multifamily affordable projects in New York and Utah

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Case Study: Getting Ahead of the Decarbonization Curve  By Mark Fogarty / Issue: June 2022 Projects in New York and Salt Lake City Save Tons on Carbon Annually Decarbonization, changing from fossil fuels to electric, is a word affordable multifamily asset managers are going to need to learn in a hurry, if they don’t know it already. …

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ICAST Signs Contract to Create Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes in Environmental Justice Communities

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ICAST Signs Contract to Create Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes in Environmental Justice Communities  ICAST recently signed a contract with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to facilitate green upgrades for small business multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) property owners in New Mexico. ICAST will provide property owners with the necessary support to help them pursue green retrofits, including information on the …

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May 2022 Policy Blog

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  Kristen Cheriegate  |  ICAST Policy Analyst ******************* White House Publishes Clean Energy Opportunities On April 20, the White House published a fact sheet on the Administration’s creation of cost-saving clean energy opportunities to combat the climate crisis. The following are included directly from the publication:   HUD-Assisted Multifamily Housing Benefits from Solar     …

ICAST Releases Resource Guide for Deploying Innovative Green Technologies in Multifamily Housing

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ICAST Releases Resource Guide for Deploying Innovative Green Technologies in Multifamily Housing Since 2020, ICAST has been implementing a U.S. Dept. of Energy-funded program to catalyze the mass adoption of very high-efficiency (VHE) heat pump-based HVAC and water-heating technologies in multifamily affordable housing (MFAH). VHE heat pumps can help reduce MFAH residents’ utility bills, cut carbon emissions, and preserve and …

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April 2022 Policy Blog

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  Kristen Cheriegate  |  ICAST Policy Analyst ******************* President Biden Releases Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Proposal On March 28, President Biden released his $5.8T fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget proposal. The final FY22 budget was not everything the President had hoped for, so it is fair to wonder how well the proposed budget for FY23 …

Biden's State of Union March 2022

March 2022 Policy Blog

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Kristen Cheriegate  |  ICAST Policy Analyst ******************* President Biden’s State of the Union Address Regarding energy, President Biden’s March 1 State of the Union (SOTU) address is arguably one of the most important recent events from the Executive Branch. It was there that the President said that energy-savings options his Administration supports would save the …

ICAST Awarded $2 Million Healthy Homes Production Grant

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ICAST Awarded $2 Million Healthy Homes Production Grant The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded ICAST a $2M Healthy Homes Production Grant to retrofit at least 200 low-income (LI) multifamily homes in New Mexico. ICAST will collaborate with local partners to identify properties with significant home environmental hazards (e.g., …