ICAST Approved by CNCS to be VISTAs Host Site

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ICAST has partnered with the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) as an AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) host site. ICAST has been approved by CNCS to host 5 full time VISTAs over the next year to help build its capacity in serving low-income communities and fighting poverty. The VISTA members will work with ICAST on research projects, …

UCAIR believes ICAST has the potential to help clean Utah’s air

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ICAST is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) has awarded us a 2020-2021 UCAIR Grant. The purpose of the UCAIR Grant is to maximize the effectiveness of UCAIR’s mission through collaboration with organizations, such as ICAST, working to improve Utah’s air quality. UCAIR is a Utah-based statewide clean air partnership created …

Project Sunlight – Key Insights on Developing and Financing Low-Income Solar Projects and DER

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ICAST was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to implement a national initiative to overcome the hurdles of deploying solar energy for low-income populations living in multifamily affordable housing (MFAH). Working closely with stakeholders representing utilities, MFAH owners, and investors, ICAST is completing its first 18-month phase of this three-year project. Critical deliverables …

The Metro Condos: Working During the Pandemic

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ICAST is performing energy upgrades to The Metro Condominiums, a midrise multifamily building in downtown Salt Lake City. Unlike most of our energy efficiency projects, this project focuses on common area lighting upgrades to the parking garage, exterior, hallway, and stairwells.

ICAST’s work in Weld County, CO

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In July of 2018, ICAST (the International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology), a Colorado based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was awarded a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to reduce carbon emissions in Weld County, Colorado. ICAST provides clean energy solutions to multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) that can reduce carbon emissions. With the help of the …

ICAST Champion: Edwards Mother Earth Foundation

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Edwards Mother Earth Foundation has supported ICAST via grant funding through its ClimateWise Building Initiative since 2016. The Foundation has championed ICAST’s innovative ideas, allowing it to find new and innovative ways to improve climate outcomes for buildings which house low income families. This support has allowed ICAST to explore the limits of net zero energy design in multifamily affordable …

Wattsmart Multifamily Biz. Partner of the Year 2019

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At this year’s Utah Housing Matters Conference in Park City Utah, Rocky Mountain Power presented the Wattsmart Affordable Housing Multifamily Partner of the Year 2019 to Danville Development Corporation. The Award, now in its second year, recognizes an organization in the multifamily industry that has made a significant impact within the Rocky Mountain Power service area.  Danville Development Corp focuses …