ICAST Signs Contract to Create Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes in Environmental Justice Communities
ICAST recently signed a contract with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to facilitate green upgrades for small business multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) property owners in New Mexico. ICAST will provide property owners with the necessary support to help them pursue green retrofits, including information on the benefits of energy efficiency (EE) and water conservation (WC) upgrades, property assessments and appropriate scopes of work, and information on financing options implementation. We will leverage our innovative one-stop-shop to support property owners throughout the project.
ICAST will target environmental justice communities in both rural and urban New Mexico; we anticipate that this project will help:
Improve MFAH residences’ indoor air quality, thus mitigating health issues such as asthma;
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by poor building performance;
Increase awareness of how the built environment can contribute to pollution; and
Conserve increasingly scarce natural resources.
This project is funded under the EPA’s Region 6 Office via the Healthy Environmental Living Program (HELP).