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Research

Energy efficiency pays off for low-income households

The national Weatherization Assistance Program has been working to reduce the energy burden on low-income households for more than 40 years. And it works! Households continue to reap savings years after weatherization. Households participating in Wisconsin's Home Energy Plus Low-Income Weatherization program can save $500 each year on average. Their homes are more energy efficient and more comfortable—warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer. Continue reading
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Energy and new homes in Minnesota

About 13,000 new homes and several hundred multifamily buildings are built in Minnesota each year and many existing homes are added on to or renovated. How do these projects compare relative to energy code? What kinds of beyond-code energy savings opportunities are still out there and how might utility conservation programs help to capture them? Continue reading
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Load shifting

Utilities: Consider load shifting to avoid cost and emissions in the Midwest  Advancing codes and standards. Measures reaching market saturation. It's getting more expensive and tougher for utilities to meet savings goals. Continue reading
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News

Slipstream's Madison HQ named a 2020 Dane County Climate Champion

The Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change has crowned Slipstream's Madison headquarters as a 2020 Climate Champion, honoring our efforts to transform our workplace into a model of energy efficiency. Continue reading
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Research

Low-rise multifamily code compliance. Can we do better for people and…

Compliance with building energy codes is key to ensure home and business owners benefit from the intended energy savings. If we don’t use effective methods to understand energy code compliance, we can’t establish accurate baselines for energy efficiency programs or understand what energy savings are left on the table. Compliance insight will equip program managers to make the case for compliance improvement and enhancement programs. This is especially important for low-rise multifamily buildings. Continue reading