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Research

U.S. Department of Defense Cree lighting demonstration

Does smart lighting deliver on its promises? We test lighting and controls performance to find out. Occupancy sensors. Daylight harvesting. Simple, automated commissioning. AND significant energy savings. Smart lighting developers promise they can do it all—but how do these technologies deliver when installed in real buildings? Continue reading
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Publication

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
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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
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Research

SEDC market characterization in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois

Small embedded data centers—your most overlooked opportunity for energy savings Have you considered how much energy your small embedded data center (SEDC) consumes? SEDCs are estimated to account for nearly one percent of the total electricity use in the U.S. As much as one third of this usage is unnecessary, but most energy efficiency programs or IT service providers overlook it. Continue reading
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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