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News | August 13, 2019 by Chris Schultz-Buechner

Climate Crisis Roundtable

Slipstream vice president and sustainability guru, Karen Weigert, contributed her insights on the climate crisis—and solutions—to help the U.S. House of Representatives develop innovative climate policy.  Karen spoke as part of a panel of experts for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. She provided thought leadership on the impacts of climate change in the Great Lakes region.  More
Dilli and Scott in 1980s
Blog | August 1, 2019 by Scott Pigg

Part II: Life lessons through Nepal's changing landscape

In the first installment of Scott Pigg’s story, he discussed Nepal’s changed landscape that he encountered thirty years after his original visit. Scott now confronts the difficult realizations, after visiting a long-time friend, regarding climate change and how our society impacts our carbon emissions. This is the rest of his story. More
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News | July 30, 2019 by Chris Schultz-Buechner

Karen Weigert Joins USGBC Board

Karen Weigert, Slipstream’s vice president of business strategy and regional operations, joins the 2019 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) board of directors. Karen fills one of four director seats open this year. The new board members were selected for their expertise in business and market development, organizational strategy and innovation, nonprofit governance, sustainability, and the built environment. More
Nepal footbridge
Blog | July 23, 2019 by Scott Pigg

Part I: Life lessons through Nepal's changing landscape

Scott Pigg, principal researcher, took a trip back to Nepal this year to visit a spot where he had some personal history. Upon visiting, he had some realizations about the stark differences between Nepal’s landscape thirty years ago and today. These harsh insights support the reasons why our team at Slipstream works so hard to make a clean energy future a reality. This is Scott’s story. More
Woman Celebrating during Sunset
Blog | July 11, 2019 by Alyssa Spiel

The value of volunteering: leadership, learning, and lifelong connections

As we all know, the way we consume information is constantly (and quickly) evolving—and marketers are challenged with keeping tabs on the latest trends and tools for social media, web design, email marketing, mobile apps, artificial intelligence, and more. At Slipstream, our goal is to stay on the cutting edge and blaze new trails in our journey to influence a clean energy future. Alyssa Spiel, Marketing Manager at Slipstream, took it upon herself to be a part of that cutting edge. Here’s her story. More
Bike to work week party.
Blog | June 26, 2019 by Kristin Haas

Slipstreamers live mission by reducing their own carbon footprint

It is one thing to work for a non-profit organization devoted to energy efficiency and renewables but it’s another to take it to heart and choose to walk the talk. Throughout the first two weeks of June, Slipstream’s Bike Commuter Challenge took over our Madison and Chicago offices. The first week of the challenge coincided with Wisconsin’s Bike to Work week. More
University of Chicago
Blog | June 13, 2019 by Connor Jansen

High performance building consulting - a look back and forward

To serve the mission at Slipstream, our work sits at the crossroads between human health and wellbeing, energy efficiency and equity, and clean and reliable power. To meet our goals in these areas we typically develop and implement large scale initiatives based around utility partnerships and programs. More
research, analysis, discovery, illustration, word group, development
Blog | May 28, 2019 by Andy Lick and Greg Marsicek and Scott Hackel and Joe Zhou

How do we make refrigeration more energy efficient?

Refrigeration is a massive energy suck in commercial and industrial buildings. So much so that tremendous effort has been put into measures to reduce energy use in refrigeration systems across the country. Even though the industry has worked tirelessly to install system controls, there is still a long way to go. Our research team has continued to look for more aggressive solutions in the refrigeration world. More
money; piggy bank
Blog | 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
Saranya Gunasingh
News | May 16, 2019 by Chris Schultz-Buechner

Slipstream's Saranya Gunasingh Receives "40 Under 40" Award

We're excited to congratulate Saranya Gunasingh, who was recently named a recipient of Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 40 Under 40 Award! The program, now in its 12th year, recognizes 40 nonresidential building industry professionals age 40 and younger. More