ICAST was recently selected as a 2021-2022 UCAIR Grant recipient for its project: Bringing Beneficial Electrification to Utah’s Low-Income Community.
ICAST’s project will retrofit 2,000 multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) homes with energy efficiency measures, health, and safety, and water conservation upgrades to reduce lifetime energy consumption by 22 million+ kWh. ICAST will install at least 500 VHE Heat Pump Systems on MFAH properties. Overall, ICAST aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including, but not limited to, ~35,000 tons of CO2, ~55 tons of NOX, and ~42 tons of SOX.
The grant awarded is for $25,000.00. Previous funding received from UCAIR in 2020 helped ICAST far exceed its accomplishments from the year prior: Between December 2020 and April 2021, ICAST was able to serve more than 11,000 residents – a 49% increase from the 5,625 residents served in the year prior.
UCAIR is a statewide clean air partnership created to make it easier for individuals, businesses, and communities to make small changes to improve Utah’s air. Continued partnership with UCAIR enables ICAST to maximize its impact in target areas to improve the efficiency, health, and quality of MFAH and reduce emissions of criteria pollutants that cause Utah’s poor air quality.