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May 17, 2019 by Jeannette LeZaks
Can prepay energy programs save you money?
Imagine heading to the grocery store with your list of ingredients for your meals for the next month. Then, imagine not seeing prices listed for any items and not being charged for anything until the month is over. So, you have four weeks’ worth of groceries that you have consumed but no clue how much you spent on them. This is how our energy bills work. Electricity is one of the few things in life we pay for well after we use it. More
May 2, 2019 by Melanie Lord
Restoring the original American landscape
Many of Slipstream’s employees take our mission to heart and live it out in their everyday lives. Melanie Lord, project manager, is someone who does just that. Her passion for restoring some of Wisconsin’s beautiful prairies to healthy ecosystems is a tangible extension of her work at Slipstream where we’re focused on reducing the environmental footprint of our energy use. This is her story. More
April 18, 2019 by Kevin Frost
Engineers without Borders - building a better world for others
Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA) is an international nonprofit organization and, like Slipstream, is trying to advance initiatives that produce enduring economic and environmental benefits for all. Their mission is to build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs. Slipstream’s Kevin Frost, project manager, has been involved in EWB for 12 years. This is his story. More
April 4, 2019 by Andy Kuc
Changing the landscape of new home construction in Wisconsin
Nearly two decades ago, Slipstream (formerly WECC) partnered with FOCUS ON ENERGY®—Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program—to develop a residential new construction pilot program in the northeastern part of the state. More
March 20, 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 17, 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