Part 2: Overcoming Barriers to Achieving Sustainable and Affordable Housing

Achieving higher efficiency standards for multifamily (MF) housing in the US could be a game changer that not only provides billions of dollars in economic benefit but also significantly improves the standard of living for millions of people.  In a 2014 study, the McKinsey Global Institute argues that the housing industry would need to cut costs by about 30% to …

ICAST in the Denver Business Journal

New feature article from the Denver Business Journal on the Department of Energy Grant awarded to ICAST for work in the affordable housing sector.

Part 1: Barriers to Achieving Sustainable and Affordable Housing

Census data shows that nearly 60% of multifamily (MF) properties were built before 1980, and more than half of MF rental units available are at least 50 years old. These aging properties are inefficient and often in need of significant rehab. A National Resource Defense Council study estimated $6.5 billion of net benefit (after accounting for costs) is achievable by …

Channel 9 News Story on ICAST

Evening news segment focusing on a Department of Energy grant awarded to ICAST. Filmed at the Murdock Apartments in Denver, which were retrofitted by ICAST in 2016.

ICAST Wins Department of Energy Grant

ICAST was awarded a ~$1 million grant by the US Department of Energy to build ICAST’s capacity to provide energy efficiency retrofits and green upgrades to multifamily housing projects nationwide.

ICAST 2015 Annual Report Released

In 2015, ICAST expanded its service territory to Texas, where Triple Bottom Line Foundation became an official Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) lender. In New Mexico, our Multifamily Retrofit Program became a contractor to the state Mortgage Finance Authority for their new multifamily weatherization assistance program, and a Trade Ally to Xcel Energy and PNM, and NM Gas. Read more about ICAST’s team, programs, …