|Free Educational Webinar Series Features Advice from Industry Experts
1. Affordable Housing Solutions in a Challenging Environment
Panelists will take a step back, and look at the prospects of affordable housing in light of potential federal budget cuts. This outlook will go over which programs are likely to survive, and the new ideas and initiatives that are likely to sustain the affordable housing industry for years to come.
2. Simplifying RAD
Undertaking a RAD conversion can be a daunting task. But with the right advice, PHAs can access several important benefits to upgrade their properties. In this webinar, attendees will learn how to take full advantage of RAD public-private partnerships.
3. Leveraging Green Lending Programs to Increase NOI
There are several lending incentives available from FHA, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac to increase profitability and implement capital improvements. These programs can reduce your MIP and loan costs by as much as 40 basis points! In this webinar, attendees will learn how to take advantage of available green lending programs for multifamily housing, and how to determine which options are cost-effective for specific projects.
Announce the Launch of Our New Website!
ICAST (International Center for Appropriate & Sustainable Technology) has been working on a re-branding project so we can more clearly define the services we provide. This branding includes a new look and a new website.
We are excited to announce that our new website is now live! We hope you will take a look at our new site, which will allow us to more effectively highlight our expertise in multifamily housing retrofits, green consulting, green financing and impact investing. As we grow in each of these areas, this website will be the foundation of information and education for all who work with us in the future.
We look forward to hearing your feedback on the new site! If you have thoughts/comments/questions please email them to email@example.com
PACE Comes to Aggieland
Join us at these PACE events near you:
|Service provider training – Dallas 9/27
Join the Texas PACE Authority for the 2nd Dallas PACE Service Provider Training!
PACE Part 2.0 with a focus on Tax Liabilities and Real Estate Law
Learn everything you need to know about solar and PACE.
Learn about the benefits of PACE for Bexar County.
Join the Texas PACE Authority at the Eco El Paso Conference to learn about how PACE Financing can benefit commercial properties.
Mark your calendars.
A Free Car Wash + ICAST news
TBL, a US Department of Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), is offering real estate investment opportunities in the Multi-Family Affordable Housing (MFAH) space. TBL is looking for debt and equity investments to finance green upgrades in MFAH. Contact us today!
ICAST Launches Resource Guide
In partnership with the Oak Hill Fund, ICAST has developed a Multifamily Green Rehabilitation Resource Guide aimed at helping service providers, and owners preserve affordable housing across the country.
ICAST Partners with Wells Fargo on Grant
ICAST was recently awarded the Wells Fargo Clean Technology and Innovation Grant to help Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) implement Energy Performance Contracts.
ICAST Wins SEP Grant from CDPHE and Noble Energy
ICAST has won the Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) Grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) in partnership with Noble Energy. As a result, ICAST will implement green upgrades including: energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality remediation, and renewable energy solutions for Weld County tenants living in affordable housing properties.
Impact Investor Survey 2016
The sixth edition of the Annual Impact Investor Survey is based on an analysis of the activities of 158 of the world’s leading impact investing organizations, including fund managers, foundations, banks, development finance institutions, family offices, pension funds, and insurance companies.
A Water Free Car Wash
Taylor Mitcham was an engineering student at Penn State when she got the idea to develop a car washing system that used no water. Located in State College, PA, Simple Car Wash serves all of Centre County with a water-free, on-location car washing service.
Making Efficiency Work for Small Business Landlords and Tenants
Ninety percent of the commercial real estate market is made up of small and medium buildings whose landlords and tenants are waiting to be engaged on sustainability. Recognizing this, IMT and (COSE) just wrapped up a two-year initiative in Cleveland to improve the small business community’s understanding of sustainability.
Work at ICAST
Are you passionate about helping neglected populations, clean energy and helping make a difference? We have jobs and volunteer opportunities for smart individuals whose goals align with our mission. Currently, we have several jobs, internship, and volunteer opportunities available.
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ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology)
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ICAST Wins Energy Efficiency Award
Public Service of New Mexico (PNM) awarded the 2016 Greatest Project Savings Award for Multifamily Properties to ICAST for Camion Real Apartments in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This 248-unit property will save $40,968 in utilities costs annually.
ICAST Signs Its First EPC Project
ICAST is managing an energy performance contract (EPC) for Truth or Consequences Housing Authority for its 100 public housing units in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. ICAST will help with installation of energy conservation measures and solar PV systems on these affordable housing units.
ICAST Welcomes New Team Member
Josh Troxell joined the ICAST team this month as a Business Development Executive! Josh brings extensive experience in sales, logistics, and quality assurance to ICAST, and will spearhead efforts to serve low and moderate-income markets across multiple states.
New HUD Efficiency Reporting Requirements
The US Dept of Housing and Urban Development announced a proposal that would require multifamily property owners of certain properties and Public Housing Authorities to submit information on energy and water consumption that would be used for benchmarking their portfolio of properties.
Colorado Researchers Produce Lithium Ion Electrodes from Brewery Wastewater
Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder have come up with a process to produce a fast-growing fungus, Neurospora crassa, in the sugar-rich wastewater from breweries, which can be used to make anodes for lithium-ion batteries.
First Water-Energy Climate Registry Takes Shape in California
California Governor Brown has signed a bill creating a voluntary greenhouse gas registry to capture the energy intensity of water use in the state. The new law charges the California EPA with the creation of a Water-Energy Nexus Registry.
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Congratulations to the City of Houston for a
Great PACE Hearing
Thanks to all who attended the hearing in support of Houston’s PACE program on October 21.
You can see what was covered in the hearing HERE.
Notice of Public Hearing:
Cameron & Willacy Counties
We invite you to support the establishment of PACE programs in both Willacy and Cameron counties. Show your support at a public hearing to be held at the Harlingen Public Library on Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm.
A copy of each county’s PACE Report is available for public inspection at the following locations and websites:
Learn How to PACE Your Community
2015 CATEE Pre-Conference Workshop:
“Putting PACE into Action” on Dec. 1
If you are a local government official or staff person interested in establishing a PACE program in your county or city, then this “Putting PACE into Action” workshop is for you. The 2015 Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency (CATEE) Conference is hosting a free pre-conference workshop on December 1, 2015 from 9-12:30 in Galveston.
The workshop will give you the tools and background necessary to create and implement a PACE program in your area. Come and hear from local government officials with experience implementing PACE programs,Keeping PACE in Texas, The Texas PACE Authority and other stakeholders active in efforts to establish PACE programs throughout Texas.
The CATEE Conference connects public and private decision makers and thought leaders with the purpose of helping communities improve decisions that determine the energy and water intensity of the built environment. Register for the conference HERE.
Note: The “Putting PACE into Action” portion of the conference is free.
PACENation is a PACENow initiative to build a nation-wide PACE financing community. Sign up for PACENation
Attend the first PACENation Summit on Feb 29 – Mar 2 in Denver, Colorado to learn the latest on all things PACE in the US. More info
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