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March 21, 2019 by Scott Schuetter and Kristin Haas
Future climate data for energy modeling — how could it benefit you?
Our research team is passionate about solutions that inspire responsible energy use and research that advances energy systems. It is important to us to make our tools and information readily available to building designers and facility staff since they can change the way impactful decisions are made. That’s why we developed the only FREE climate data toolkit. More
March 7, 2019 by Austin Dowd
Cannabis farming: utilities have power to make growing industry more energy efficient
The cannabis industry is going through a change, we are amid a wave of legality. Cannabis is now legal in some form in most states and territories in America. As a result, legal cannabis production is a booming emerging industry with rapid expansion and large energy needs. More
February 21, 2019 by Rachel Krogman
Manufactured homes – delivering powerful and personal impacts
Being a part of something that provides purpose and meaning in your everyday life is not something most people can say about their jobs. However, I am one of the lucky ones. Since 2016, Slipstream has been delivering a manufactured homes program for the Michigan Electric Cooperative Association (MECA), providing needed diagnostic and retrofit services to a customer base that traditional residential energy efficiency programs have overlooked. This program changes lives. More
February 4, 2019 by Robin Lisowski
Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Think of something that is important to you. What did you pick? Our changing climate already impacts what’s important to you, whether that’s your child’s health, favorite vacation spot or your retirement portfolio. More
January 18, 2019 by Kristin Haas
USGBC Impact conference – April 8-9: will you be there?
The 2019 IMPACT conference will be held April 8-9 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and will be co-located with the Green Schools Conference & Expo (GSCE), More
December 16, 2018 by Elizabeth Schroeder
'Tis the Season for Energy Efficiency!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—but also one of the most expensive. Give yourself the gift of energy savings. By making just a few small changes, you could see a big difference on your energy bill. Read on to discover five easy tips and tricks for saving energy this holiday season and beyond! More
December 12, 2018 by Andy Lick and Lee Shaver
Who is the real Rodney Dangerfield of energy? Part two
Source: Rodney.comThe last post left off with a real cliffhanger about which energy source has the most valid claim to be the coveted Rodney Dangerfield of energy. More
December 6, 2018 by Andy Lick and Lee Shaver
Who is the real Rodney Dangerfield of energy?
Rodney Dangerfield died almost 15 years ago but the legacy of “no respect” lives on in the minds of energy geeks looking to catch a headline. He may be best known for one-liners involving some form of “I don’t get no respect!” Proponents of different energy sources have used this tag line to relate to and ask the commons for more of what Rodney never got enough of for their favorite energy source. Why are proponents of energy sources eager for awareness by continuing to invoke this image? More
November 1, 2018 by Kevin Frost
Engineers Without Borders: building a better world for others
Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) is an international nonprofit organization. Their mission is to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs. Seventhwave’s Kevin Frost, project manager, has been involved in EWB for 12 years. This is his story. More
October 26, 2018 by Elizabeth Schroeder
How WECC is Saving Energy
Over the summer, WECC completed retrocommissioning at our main office building in Madison, Wisconsin. Here at WECC, we are passionate about the environment, and are constantly seeking out opportunities to be more energy efficient. Retrocommissioning the building is just one way that we are “walking the walk” with our commitment to saving energy, starting with our own building. More