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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. Continue reading
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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. Continue reading
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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. Continue reading
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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. Continue reading
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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. Continue reading
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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. Continue reading
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Counting Change

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. Continue reading
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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), Continue reading
Happy Holidays!

'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! Continue reading
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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. Continue reading