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Blog | January 23, 2020 by Dan Streit

How we assess the impact of our mission

“Slipstream champions and delivers innovative energy initiatives that produce enduring economic and environmental benefits for all.”  Slipstream’s mission statement drives the organization’s work and guides everything from long-term strategic planning to day-to-day operations. For 40 years, we maintained our focus on this objective by designing and delivering research, financing, training, marketing, and incentive programs that help individuals, businesses, and communities use energy more efficiently and sustainably.  More
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Publication | January 22, 2020 by Scott Pigg

Passive House in Affordable Housing: Measuring Performance

How does the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) Certification construction compare to conventional high-performance approaches to construction in affordable housing? To understand the impact, our researchers performed a field study to monitor and evaluate two different Chicago-area six-flat properties to gain valuable insights on the value of passive design. More
Adrian Scott and others gather in the kitchen of a mobile home owner to discuss winterization
Blog | January 9, 2020 by Kristin Haas

Slipstream partners with Growing up Healthy to help manufactured homes residents reduce energy costs during winter

Providing solutions to energy challenges is a pillar of Slipstream’s mission. When we can live out that mission while impacting those in need, we are reminded of the importance of our work and why we are grateful to do it. So, when Growing up Healthy, a coalition of organizations and agencies addressing social factors influencing the health of families in Rice County, Minnesota, asked for our assistance we did not hesitate.  More
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News | January 7, 2020 by Dan Streit

Slipstream partners with Croatan Institute to create financing model for regenerative agriculture

The agriculture industry significantly impacts global greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, as well as local and global water quality and quantity issues. Conventional farming practices are unsustainable in their effects on the land and soil. This is a problem that requires immediate action, which is why we are honored to be a part of creating a solution. More
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News | January 3, 2020 by Kimberly Johnston

New year brings a new program for Slipstream's Financial Services Division

Slipstream’s mission to make smart energy choices easy and accessible to everyone is being realized one step at a time. Financing is one of the major barriers to individuals making energy efficient updates to their home. We are proud to kick the new year off  by launching the Illinois Energy Loan Program with our utility partners. More
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News | January 2, 2020 by Chris Schultz-Buechner

New decade, new CEO: Frank Greb takes the helm at Slipstream

Frank Greb became the president and CEO of Slipstream, an innovator in creating solutions for a clean energy economy, on Jan. 1. Greb was the former Slipstream COO and takes over from Mary Schlaefer who recently retired from the organization.  More
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Blog | December 17, 2019 by Dan Cautley

A simple timer reduced energy consumption in a military facility by 34,000 kWh annually

Sometimes the simplest things can have the greatest impact when saving energy in commercial buildings. The key is to identify those opportunities. Slipstream worked for several years with Belkin International and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in a Department of Defense sponsored study to evaluate a Belkin technology designed to identify and quantify specific electric loads operating at any given time. The system works by applying machine learning algorithms to measurements made where electrical service enters a building. More
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News | December 13, 2019 by Robin Lisowski

Slipstream is named a Green Master for fourth year in a row

We are excited to be named a Green Master by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC), for the fourth year in a row. The Green Masters Program is a recognition and assessment program for Wisconsin businesses interested in improving and promoting their sustainability initiatives. The objective of the program is to provide companies with a benchmark for themselves and the ability to compare their sustainability performance to other companies.  More
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Publication | December 10, 2019 by

Dust Control Strategies for Energy Upgrades

Dust created during a weatherization job or home performance upgrade is more than just a nuisance—in some cases, it can pose health and safety risks. Effective dust control can protect workers and occupants from lead or asbestos, improve project efficiency, and boost customer satisfaction. Cory Chovanec, Building Science Specialist, shared dust control best practices for the winter 2019 edition of Home Energy Magazine.  More
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Blog | December 5, 2019 by Kristin Haas and Greg Marsicek

Slipstream Energy Engineer gives E4TheFuture insights on smarter energy savings

Our Energy Engineer, Greg Marsicek, was interviewed by Carina Wallack of E4TheFuture for a recent blog post titled, “Smarter Energy Savings: Technology’s Expert Voices.” Greg was featured with several other experts in the field from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Google, and Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. Check out Greg’s portion of the interview below and head over to E4TheFuture for the full article.  More