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News

Rising sustainability star, Charles Hua, joins Slipstream board

Slipstream announced today that Charles Hua joined its board. Hua is an undergraduate at Harvard University studying statistics and mathematics with a minor in energy and environment. He joins Slipstream as the youngest member in the board’s history. Continue reading
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Blog

How can Minnesota improve their light levels and save on cost?

Lighting in commercial buildings has been the target of energy efficiency programs for years, with the primary strategy one-for-one fixture replacement. However, recent changes to federal standards for fluorescent lamps and more stringent building and product codes, have eroded these program savings. Market changes are forcing energy efficiency programs to look beyond efficacy-based, one-for-one replacement incentives. Research in other Midwestern states shows that LED-lit spaces in commercial buildings are often over-lit, which leads to excess energy usage and dissatisfied occupants. Continue reading
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Research

Dual fuel air-source heat pump pilot

Cold climate heat pumps provide economic, environmental, and grid benefits Can cold climate heat pumps deliver worthwhile results to homeowners and utilities? How do we design effective programs and product rebates to encourage heat pump adoption? We monitored residential centrally ducted, dual fuel air-source heat pumps in Michigan to find out. Continue reading
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Research

MGE commercial building analytics and benchmarking

How can a city develop business energy efficiency baselines by building type? We break it down. Do you have the energy and property data needed to understand how buildings in your community or service territory perform against other similar buildings? We worked with Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) to link utility data with property tax data in new ways. The result? A robust dataset that can be used to inform city-wide programming. The City of Madison and MGE wanted to drive more energy savings to help business customers. Continue reading
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Research

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