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Heat pumps: Gaining ground in cold climates

There are many advantages to using a heat pump versus another heating and cooling system that uses fossil fuels—even in cold climates. This article, sponsored by Xcel Energy, describes how education, better training, and marketing programs can help heat pumps gain ground in cold climates. Andrew Kotila, Slipstream program manager, shared his recommendations on promoting this advancing technology. Thank you to Xcel Energy and Building Performance Journal for the opportunity to share this article. Continue reading
Linda French
News

Sustainable finance expert joins Slipstream board of directors

Linda French, assistant chief counsel for trade association ICI Global, recently joined the Slipstream board. French possesses 16 years of experience in the financial services industry and that combined with her passion for sustainability will bring a new and unique perspective to the board. Continue reading
commercial building plans
Research

Codes push building performance forward. Efficiency programs don’t need to…

Minnesota raised the bar on commercial building energy performance with historic code advancements. Utilities still have a vital role to play in the commercial new construction market. But how will the utility role change? Continue reading
commercial building
Research

Add Retro-commissioning to energy efficiency programs to boost savings…

Slipstream’s field study found that programs that add retro-commissioning (RCx) can recapture energy savings that are lost as buildings age. Our report outlines triggers to identify the most promising targets for RCx and the important role training can play. Continue reading
commercial building
Blog

Building ventilation and the Coronavirus

Slipstream has received several questions regarding building systems and preventing the spread of Coronavirus. Below are answers from our research team about what you can do to prepare your building ventilation system. Q: Does the coronavirus spread through the air? Continue reading