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Mar 10, 2015 - ResourceSmart Arvada Helps Reduce the Cost of Living Through Green Home Upgrades

Arvada, CO……The City of Arvada has hired ICAST, a Jeffco based 501(c)(3) non-profit, to administer its ‘ResourceSmart Arvada’ program.

ResourceSmart Arvada helps improve the standard of living for low-income families and fixed-income seniors living in Arvada through green upgrades to their homes.  ICAST installed energy efficiency upgrades for 256 low-income families living at Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) properties, and another 138 low-income families living at three other affordable housing properties across Arvada.

ResourceSmart Arvada also received support from Xcel Energy and the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The green upgrades not only reduced the utility costs for these 394 families by approximately $45,000 annually (money they can now spend on other necessities such as medicines or food) but also made their homes more comfortable, healthy, and safe.

ICAST is hosting an event to recognize the City of Arvada and Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) for their commitment to help reduce the cost of living for low-income families.   Please join the Arvada City Council, the Regional Director of HUD, and the Executive Director of JCHA to celebrate their collective accomplishments:


Recognition of ResourceSmart Arvada

March 20, 10 a.m.

Aspen Ridge Apartments (an affordable housing property benefitting from the program)

11051 W 63rd Place, Arvada, CO 80004


About ICAST:

ICAST ( – Founded in 2002, ICAST provides economic, environmental, and social benefits to communities in a manner that builds local capacity. Through our arket-based solutions, ICAST promotes a triple bottom-line approach to community development.