Help us make housing more affordable and sustainable for low-income families, seniors, and disabled individuals. Donations will be leveraged to upgrade affordable housing properties using green and clean energy technologies. These upgrades measurably impact communities, resource use, and local economies by providing safer, healthier, and more efficient homes. Community members see real reduction in their utilities bills, carbon footprint and water waste.

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Official Name
ICAST Internationl Center for Appropriate & Sustainable Technology​​​​​​​
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International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology
Date Established
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
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Headquarters Address
777 South Wadsworth Blvd.
Building 4, Suite 205
Lakewood, CO 80226
Colorado Location
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777 South Wadsworth Blvd.
Building 4, Suite 205
Lakewood, CO 80226
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Mission Statement

ICAST's mission is to provide economic, environmental, and social benefits to communities in a manner that builds local capacity.

Organization History

ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology) is an 11 year old 501(c)(3) organization with headquarters in Lakewood, Colorado and offices on the Western Slopes and Eastern Plains. ICAST was started as an initiative at the University of Colorado and spun-off as an independent nonprofit in early 2002. Until 2007, ICAST was housed on the Colorado School of Mines campus. ICAST partners with government, private, and other organizations to help local citizens in the community development process. ICAST also offers a unique Service Learning model that allows students to receive academic credit for working on its community projects. ICAST activities range from the deployment of an innovative 'market-based' model for energy efficiency retrofits for the under-served, to installation of renewable energy, waste utilization and sustainable agriculture solutions in a manner that enhance local sustainability. More information about ICAST and its programs can be found at


"ICAST is synonymous with professionalism in every sense of the word. From the energy audit that was conducted, they are presenting us with several options which will enable us to upgrade our facility and make better use of our funds which is a win-win for us."
-- Frank Proffer, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Pueblo, CO

"Once the retrofit was completed, we started saving money on energy cost, which means more money can be spent towards our organization's mission."
-- Paul Major, President and CEO of Telluride Foundation

"Although it was difficult to work around the children when school was in session, the auditors and technicians were very respectful and did a great job!"
-- Greta Shackelford, Little Red Schoolhouse

"The residents have been very happy with the heat and insulation in each of their apartments. And when our residents are happy, we are happy. They also seem to like the new lights in their bathrooms too. Again, happy residents is a good thing."
-- Natalie Bowman, Executive Director, Rifle Housing Authority

"These new LED lights allow my grandchildren to safely play outside into the evening, and I can leave my apartment at night without worrying who may be lurking in the corridor."
-- Greenleaf Apartment Resident

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