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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

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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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

Codes push building performance forward. Efficiency programs don’t need to be left behind.

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