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Publication | September 29, 2022 by Lee Shaver

The Role of Energy Management Information Systems in Wisconsin's Focus on Energy Program

Building on the work of the DOE’s Smart Energy Analytics Campaign, we conducted research to quantify the savings potential of EMIS in Wisconsin's Focus on Energy program. More
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Publication | September 27, 2022 by Scott Hackel and Scott Schuetter

The Present and Future of Decarbonizing through Electrification in Commercial Buildings in the Midwest

The U.S. building industry is not on track to decarbonize fast enough to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. This paper describes five typologies that deserve strong consideration for action on near-term electrification of heating in the Midwest. More
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Publication | September 27, 2022 by Maddie Koolbeck and Lee Shaver and Jeannette LeZaks

Weathering the Storm: Microgrid feasibility studies for municipal applications

This paper includes lessons learned about most applicable tools and best methodologies and processes when assessing microgrid feasibility. Presented at the 2022 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. More
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Publication | September 27, 2022 by Dan Streit and Jeannette LeZaks

Energy Efficiency is (Only) Part of the Solution

This paper shows how energy programs can offer holistic solutions for overburdened communities that save energy while equitably providing quality of life benefits. Presented at the ACEEE 2022 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. More
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Publication | September 27, 2022 by Kevin Gries and Dan Cautley and Justin Margolies

Residential Heat Pump Water Heater Performance in the Upper Midwest

Read our field study of 9 residential heat pump water heaters installed in partially conditioned basements in Michigan’s cold climate. Presented at the ACEEE 2022 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. More
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Publication | June 30, 2022 by

Sun Prairie Library Microgrid Feasibility Analysis and Community Resiliency Planning

Slipstream recently completed feasibility studies on existing sites in two Wisconsin cities, Madison and Sun Prairie. Each city had its own reasons for exploring how a microgrid might help it meet its climate and resiliency goals. More
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Publication | June 30, 2022 by Andrea Cherney

City of Madison Microgrid Feasibility Analysis: Engineering Operations and Streets West

Slipstream recently completed feasibility studies on existing sites in two Wisconsin cities, Madison and Sun Prairie. Each city had its own reasons for exploring how a microgrid might help it meet its climate and resiliency goals. More
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Lighting and HVAC Integrated Controls Savings Estimator

Describe the characteristics of your commercial building to estimate the potential savings you can achieve with integrated controls.  LAUNCH THE ESTIMATOR More
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Publication | December 31, 2021 by

MECA Air Source Variable Refrigerant Flow Field Study

In a field study for Michigan Electric Cooperative Association (MECA), we monitored VRF systems at two hotels—both located in Michigan's notoriously frigid climate. At each site, we collected data on energy usage, space temperatures, and VRF supply temperatures for at least 12 months to ensure that we captured seasonal performance. More
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Publication | December 23, 2021 by

Installed Performance of Heat Pump Water Heaters in a Cold Climate

Slipstream recently conducted a robust monitoring study on heat pump water heaters for MECA, in which we studied the latest generation of HPWHs in the cold climate of the upper Midwest. The project included a field study of HPWH performance in nine homes in rural or village settings. More