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.

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

  • Make triple bottom line (social, economic, and environmental) impacts
  • Create real-world solutions that improve people’s lives
  • Build local capacity through our projects
  • Implement solutions in a cost-effective manner
  • Educate people on sustainability in a way that motivates them to take action
  • Work 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


  • Creating sustainable jobs
  • Investing in local economies
  • Increasing property values & profitability
  • Saving households on their utilities costs


  • Reducing carbon emissions & mitigating the climate crisis
  • Eliminating water waste
  • Reducing pollution from energy production
  • Preventing unnecessary development by preserving existing housing