ICAST VHE Resource Guide

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White Papers

Case Studies

  • Fact sheets for MF property owners and managers.
  • Fact sheet designed to help policymakers and regulators.
  • Information sheets on workforce development programs.
  • Case studies for deploying VHE technologies in MF properties.

Guide Features

ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to provide economic, environmental, and social benefits to underserved communities in a manner that builds local capacity. ICAST has a 20-year history of designing and managing utility-led, state, inter-state, and federal programs that leverage innovative green technologies to benefit low- and moderate-income communities.

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Fact Sheets

  • White Paper on industry best practices for deploying VHE technologies in MF housing and MFAH.
  • White Paper on policy and regulatory hurdles to large-scale adoption of VHE technologies in MF and affordable housing.
  • White Paper that summarizes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming policies that support or impede the adoption of VHE systems.

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This publication is part of a multi-year project designed to catalyze the adoption of very high-efficiency (VHE) technologies, such as heat pump-based heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and hot water systems, in multifamily (MF) housing—specifically, MF affordable housing (MFAH). VHE heat pumps can help reduce MF residents’ utility bills, cut carbon emissions, and preserve and improve affordable housing. Mass deployment of VHE solutions can benefit the power grid, create local jobs, and stimulate local economic development. This Resource Guide is meant to help MF owners and managers, policymakers, regulators, utilities, energy efficiency program implementers, and affordable housing stakeholders overcome the barriers to deploying VHE technologies in MF properties.