Announcements: ICAST Adds Maine to Its Service Territories

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ICAST is excited to announce our upcoming expansion into Maine, where we are launching and implementing multifamily-focused Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) services. In collaboration with MaineHousing, the State’s WAP Administrator, we will provide high-quality, cost-effective weatherization upgrades to benefit low-income households by reducing their energy burdens and improving the health and safety of their homes. We look forward to bringing …

Turning Retrofits into Reality

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Navigating energy retrofits of existing multifamily homes Originally published in Enterprise by Vesna Jaksic Lowe     In Chicago, an affordable housing community will undergo major rehabilitation work, with updates that include high-efficiency windows, new solar panels, and all-electric appliances. The 60-unit Brainerd Senior Center, owned by Full Circle Communities, is benefiting from several programs, including decarbonization funding from the City …

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ICAST Experts Weigh In: Optimizing Health and Energy Solutions for Affordable Housing

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Max Wilkinson | Healthy Homes Program Manager Mr. Wilkinson helps design and shepherd ICAST’s efforts to improve home health for tenants in multifamily affordable housing. ICAST’s goal with every multifamily retrofit is to increase home health, safety, comfort, and affordability for low- and moderate-income tenants. We have a custom, whole-building approach—in other words, we identify and deliver the best solutions …

ICAST Selected to Conduct Solar Feasibility Analysis for Tribe in New Mexico

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The Pueblo of Zia, a federally recognized Tribe situated atop a basalt mesa in north-central New Mexico, has retained ICAST to determine the feasibility of solar installations on their land. ICAST will explore two types of solar systems: a 5 MW community solar farm on tribal land, and smaller solar systems to be installed behind-the-meter on Zia Pueblo’s buildings, such …

ICAST Reaches 100 Employees

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Brad Varnedoe | HR Generalist Mr. Varnedoe supports the organization by assisting in employee recruitment, onboarding, and retention. In September of 2023, ICAST reached a milestone of 100 active employees. Some have been on deck since ICAST’s infancy, and others joined during the period of rapid growth we’ve been sustaining for the last six years. Regardless of their start dates, …

ICAST Experts Weigh In: How to Bring Quality Retrofits to the Multifamily Market

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Monica Paici | Director of Marketing Ms. Paici supports the organization by developing marketing plans, implementing promotional programs for ICAST’s work, and overseeing the design and distribution of ICAST publications. If you have been following our coverage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), you know that ICAST has been working to educate housing and energy …

TBL Fund Experts Weigh In: Scaling Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands

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By Scott Griffin | Business Development, TBL Fund Mr. Griffin oversees TBL Fund grant and investment lifecycles. He fosters relationships with investors and grantors alike, helping develop proposals and managing document and information exchange to ensure TBL Fund has the financial resources to further its mission. Climate change threatens Tribal homelands, food sources, cultural resources, and sacred ways of life. …

ICAST Experts Weigh In: Green Upgrades – Customer Satisfaction and Keeping Costs Low

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By Rob Foley | Technical Solutions Specialist  Mr. Foley supports the organization with his expertise in energy auditing, capital need assessments, and energy modeling.   New incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) have elevated high-efficiency heat pump HVAC technology in our news feeds and conversations. ICAST has been promoting and installing these systems for years because we recognized their potential …

ICAST Experts Weigh In: What We Can Learn from Other Countries About Scaling Heat Pump Technology

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Jeff Hargis | ICAST Senior Technical Project Manager  Mr. Hargis supports the organization by leveraging his expertise in energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and project management to help drive ICAST’s green retrofit projects.   Heat pumps for space and water heating are receiving growing attention in the U.S. as a means of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and reducing utility costs. More …

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ICAST Experts Weigh In: Optimizing Health and Energy Solutions for Affordable Housing

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Max Wilkinson | Healthy Homes Program Manager Mr. Wilkinson helps design and shepherd ICAST’s efforts to improve home health for tenants in multifamily affordable housing. ICAST’s goal with every multifamily retrofit is to increase home health, safety, comfort, and affordability for low- and moderate-income tenants. We have a custom, whole-building approach—in other words, we identify and deliver the best solutions …