ICAST Grows Library of Resources for Scaling Clean Energy in Underserved Communities

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New Community Solar Resources: ICAST works nationally with disadvantaged communities (DACs) to develop their assets for solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS). Recently, we published a new web page discussing our work. The page features: Our community-scale solar PV and BESS projects with Tribal and utility clients and A new guidance document containing best practices and recommendations for states …

Update on ICAST’s Heat Pump Training Program

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Update on ICAST’s Heat Pump Training Program Audrey Knox | Workforce Training Manager Ms. Knox manages the implementation of ICAST’s workforce training initiatives in collaboration with ICAST’s partners across the country. Stakeholders across the country recognize that heat pumps are the future of HVAC and domestic hot water. Thankfully, we see growing awareness and adoption of these technologies—note, for example, …

ICAST Experts Weigh In: Housing Policy Priorities for 2024

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By Kristen Cheriegate: Senior Policy Analyst | Ms. Cheriegate navigates ICAST through the policy world to obtain real-world solutions, funding resources, and networks with potential partners to provide more services to low- and moderate-income households. ICAST’s mission never falters, and we continue to scale the delivery of green solutions to positively impact vulnerable households in low-income and disadvantaged communities (LIDACs). In …

How Programs Can Navigate Aggressive Change to Achieve Deep Energy Savings in Multifamily

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Rapid market, regulatory, and policy evolutions are creating opportunities for utilities to coordinate with key stakeholders to identify and harness untapped methods of achieving their program goals. The U.S. is beginning to see a slow transition away from natural gas-based efficiency measures as electrification has emerged as a leading decarbonization strategy and a growing pathway for utility energy efficiency programs. …

Tying it All Together

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Tying it All Together Timing and Key Considerations for Green Funds and Programs By Ravi Malhotra, NH&RA Tax Credit Advisor, November 2023 Federal agencies have steadily made progress in rolling out the new funds from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Multifamily property owners can fold these dollars into capital stacks for projects that incorporate solar and …