Equity 4 Energy (E4E) Project

What’s E4E? The goal of the E4E project is to collaborate with low-income communities of color to reduce the burden of high energy costs. To achieve this goal, we will introduce a community mapping tool called Streetwyze that helps everyday people share their voice about issues that are important to them in their community. Continue reading
Exterior of the Tierra Linda development. Photo credit: Gordon Walek

Can Passive House help us build more efficient affordable housing?

Highlights from a study of two side-by-side projects of affordable housing new construction to compare energy efficiency between Passive House Certification and ENERGY STAR. Continue reading
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Demonstration sites needed: Help Slipstream study variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems in Minnesota

Slipstream is looking for buildings to study variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems in Minnesota. Continue reading

Refrigeration Thermal Energy Storage Pilot

Slipstream is looking for buildings with large refrigeration systems for a pilot study of efficient thermal energy storage. Continue reading
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Designing a program to put heat pump water heaters in rural homes

When designing residential programs, much of our work involves getting end users to adopt technology that can reduce the carbon footprint of their homes. One of the biggest means of decarbonization is electrification, the practice of adopting electric versions of mechanical systems that would otherwise require fossil fuels such as natural gas or propane. Continue reading
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Reimagining HVAC in New Manufactured Housing

Slipstream, partnering with the University of Central Florida–FSEC Energy Research Center and the Washington State University Energy Program, received nearly $1,000,000 from U.S. Department of Energy to reimagine HVAC in new manufactured housing (MH) over three years. Our project team seeks to evaluate, refine, and field test new approaches for delivering space heating and cooling in manufactured homes to improve energy efficiency, durability, and indoor air quality without significantly increasing production and MH siting costs. Continue reading
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Minnesota building owners: improve your energy efficiency with modern HVAC controls

Nominate your commercial building for a field demonstration of efficient building controls. Continue reading
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DOE Commercial Energy Code Field Study

The U.S. DOE has contracted with Slipstream to lead its Commercial Energy Code Field Study being conducted in the Midwest. We are looking for commercial buildings larger than 75,000 sq. ft. with complex HVAC (heating and cooling controlled by a BAS) to participate in this study.  Continue reading

Be the Future of Buildings

Nominate your commercial building to our pilot program to drive energy savings via state-of-the-art integrated controls. Continue reading
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Webinar: Performance-based Targets for Commercial New Construction: The Building Owner’s Perspective

In February 2021, Slipstream presented at a webinar hosted by ENERGY STAR® entitled Performance-based Targets for Commercial New Construction: The Building Owner’s Perspective. Continue reading