Are Builders Getting Bang for the Buck?

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Reprinted from Tax Credit Advisor  Issue: May 2021 by Scott Beyer A Balancing Act Around Energy Efficient Construction Energy efficient construction (EEC) is a focus area for cities and states as they move to reduce carbon emissions – after all, current buildings account for nearly 40 percent of such pollution. In many jurisdictions, developers—and consumers, to whom costs are passed …

ICAST Announces Partnership with Pepco

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The Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco), an electric utility based out of Washington DC, has awarded ICAST a three-year contract to implement its new energy efficiency program for low-income multifamily housing in the District of Columbia. ICAST will focus on deep retrofit measures such as energy-efficient heat-pump HVAC and hot water upgrades to maximize savings. Income qualified properties with three …

ICAST Launches Low-Income Multifamily DSM Program for Evergy, Inc.

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ICAST is partnering with ICF to manage Evergy’s Low-Income Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program in Kansas City and Western Missouri. The whole building’s custom program focuses on impactful “deep energy” retrofits, such as HVAC replacements, domestic hot water replacements, increased insulation, etc. ICAST is bringing its innovative, hassle-free, one-stop-shop service model to help. The goal of this program is to achieve …

ICAST Awarded Grant from Albuquerque Community Foundation

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ICAST is excited to announce that it was selected to receive its first grant award from Albuquerque Community Foundation’s Emergency Action Fund for its New Mexico green job initiative. In light of COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturn, ICAST has retooled its Green Construction Careers (GC2) initiative to serve the greater Albuquerque community impacted by COVID. ICAST will work with …

ICAST Receives Grant from Wells Fargo for its New Mexico Work

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Wells Fargo continues to support ICAST for our work in New Mexico, including affordable housing, climate change, and workforce training initiatives. This funding will allow for us to serve 2,500 low-to-moderate income households across the state. In 2019, ICAST was able to achieve in New Mexico, in part due to support from Wells Fargo: 85 projects completed $19M in lifetime …

ICAST Wins an Edwards Mother Earth Foundation Grant to Help Launch Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Initiative

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ICAST is delighted to announce that it was selected to receive $90,000 from Edwards Mother Earth Foundation to help launch its Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) initiative. This initiative will deploy ICAST’s innovative One-Stop-Shop (OSS) model in several Californian CCA programs, educating them on the efficiency and innovation of the OSS model, in order to provide high-quality green rehabilitation and workforce …

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 …

ICAST Moves Into Its New Headquarters

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ICAST recently moved into TBL Fund’s recently acquired office building, located at 7400 W. 14th Ave., Denver, Colorado. In the first phase of renovations, new energy efficient windows, insulation, low-flow fixtures, appliances and LED lighting were upgraded. Construction cameras captured the action during the upgrades. Click on the video for a time-lapse of the renovation process. We announced the move …