November 2020 Newsletter

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


ICAST is partnering with ICF to manage Evergy’s Low-Income Multifamily Energy Efficiency Program in Kansas City and Western Missouri. ICAST is bringing its innovative, hassle-free, one-stop-shop service model to help.

For the full blog post, click here.


JPMorgan Chase Adopts Paris-Aligned Financing Commitment

JPMorgan Chase said today that it is adopting a financing commitment that is aligned to the goals of the Paris Agreement (“Paris”). As part of its strategy, the Firm intends to help clients navigate the challenges and capitalize on the long-term economic and environmental benefits of transitioning to a low-carbon world.

“Climate change is a critical issue of our time. The goals set in the Paris Agreement are commendable and ambitious, but the world is not on track to meet them,” said Daniel Pinto, co-President of JPMorgan Chase and CEO of its Corporate & Investment Bank. “While the world has a long way to go, we at JPMorgan Chase want to do more. That means working with clients, policymakers and advocates to transition our economy and turn the goals of Paris into a reality.”

For the full story, click here.


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ICAST Featured in Solar Power World


ICAST was featured in a Solar Power World article regarding our partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to provide solar power to low-income multifamily housing communities.

ICAST recently completed the first phase of the project, where we performed feasibility studies in differing utility and third-party markets. These studies provided insight into the barriers and potential solutions to installing and financing low-income solar projects.

For the full story, click here.


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DOE grants $65 million for ‘smart’ homes that talk to electric grid, like one in CLT


Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, appearing Tuesday in Charlotte, announced up to $65 million in federal grants to expand testing of “grid-interactive” efficient buildings nationwide.

While better insulation and windows save on energy costs, the Department of Energy’s Connected Communities program supports emerging technology that lets homes and buildings interact directly with each other and the electrical grid. Homes that can automatically adjust interior temperature settings during the day, for example, save energy while helping utilities more efficiently meet power demands.

For the full story, click here.


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