About


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.

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


 

ICAST staff discussing goals for 2017.

Core Values:
Everyone at ICAST shares a commitment to

  1. Make triple bottom line (social, economic, and environmental) impacts, with a focus on disadvantaged communities
  2. Deliver creative real-world solutions at scale, consistently and efficiently
  3. Educate and train residents to build local capacity
  4. Support a dedicated team that works with integrity

Social Impact


  • 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

ICAST Diversity Statement:

 ICAST is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.  

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.  

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.