Learn the latest energy tech and earn Continuing Education credits, to boot

Slipstream's mission is to accelerate climate solutions for all, and that means helping you expand your energy knowledge on your own time. Stay current on the best ways to use technology to drive down energy use and save costs with our free, on-demand courses.

Many webinars also qualify for Continuing Education credits, including AIA, AFE, BOC, WI PE, and more—so you can stay up-to-date on your credentials as you keep up with energy innovations.

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The catalog below includes all the courses and webinars available for you to attend at any time. Search by title or keyword, or use the dropdowns to browse by topic or by the Continuing Education credits awarded by each course. Also visit our list of live online courses.

About Continuing Education Credits: To receive CE credits for a webinar, you will need to pass a quiz with a score of 80% or greater. Once you complete all modules and pass the quiz, a course completion certificate will be available within the learning management system; you may download these any time by clicking on the certificate icon next to your initials. All credits have different expiration dates, so it is to your advantage to take the quiz as soon as possible. If you need credits submitted on your behalf, please contact credits@slipstreaminc.org.

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Education

Heat Pump Clothes Dryers — Minnesota Field and Consumer Research Findings

Clothes dryers are a significant component of residential electricity use. Spurred by the emerging availability of heat pump clothes dryers in U.S. markets and their common use in Europe, we examined the potential for adding these high-efficiency dryers to utility program portfolios. This webinar will present the results of field and consumer research conducted in Minnesota over the last several years. We’ll look at the energy and non-energy co-benefits of full-size hybrid heat pump clothes dryers in single family homes, users’ experience with the dryers, and the potential application of ventless heat pump dryers in multifamily new construction.
Credits: None
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Commercial + industrial, Energy management, Energy meters

Submeters and power monitoring

Join us to understand the best applications and benefits of submetering and power management systems.
Credits: BOC, BOMI, WI PE
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Education, Residential

Offsite construction from the ground up

Jon Golz (Enercept SIPs) lays out what you need to know about offsite construction, including how panelized and modular practices fit in with current market conditions. In the Fireside Chat, we'll continue the discussion with builders who use offsite construction to achieve high-performance buildings while meeting energy efficiency goals. This is the second of six sessions for the all-virtual 2021 Better Buildings: Better Business Conference.  Credits are only available for the technical session, not the fireside chat.
Credits: BPI, NAHB, NARI, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
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Education, Net zero for all, Residential

Energy management through smarter neighborhoods

Experts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) cover three ways in which communities can work together to provide more resilient, reliable homes through smart controls and advances in energy management. In the Fireside Chat, ask Slipstream researchers and HVAC expert Rex Ambs (Geofurnace Heating and Cooling) about the future of home heating, from cold-climate heat pumps to decarbonization. This is the first of six sessions for the all-virtual 2021 Better Buildings: Better Business Conference.  Credits are only available for the technical session, not the fireside chat.  
Credits: BPI, NAHB, NARI, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
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Education

2021 Xcel Energy Trade Ally Event

There are three videos included with this course: 1. Xcel Energy and Focus on Energy updates and news, presented by: Brian Elwood, Lori Drilling and Mike Yates with Xcel Energy and Scott Bloedorn with Focus on Energy  2. Make Your Facility Assessments More Effective (business-focused breakout session), presented by: Rebecca Ellis and Miles Ryan with Questions & Solutions Engineering 3. Smart(er) Thermostats Plus a Bonus: HVAC Service Via Bluetooth & the Internet (residential-focused breakout session), presented by: Ryan Hoger with Temperature Equipment Corp.
Credits: None
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Codes + standards, Education, Multifamily

Wisconsin commercial building code for low-rise residential application: Do you measure up?

Multifamily projects present unique code compliance challenges. The residential code for one and two family unit homes does not apply – you have to switch to the commercial code for these larger projects. There are mandatory energy calculations that often get missed. There’s slab edged insulation and more. How do some of the changes in Wisconsin’s commercial code affect your multifamily projects? Join us as we explore how Wisconsin’s code has changed. We’ll show you multiple calculation methods you can use to meet the energy code. Our instructor, a code official himself, will share the problem areas he runs into over and over in the field. We’ll walk you through real-world scenarios.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE, WI-DSPS, Commercial Building Inspector Certification
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Commercial + industrial, Education

How to increase cooling tower efficiency

Knowing how to make your cooling tower as energy efficient as possible can save your facility energy, water, and operating costs. It can also help extend the equipment service life and decrease the amount of chemicals required for water treatment. So, how do you make your cooling tower more energy efficient?  Join us for a webinar with Kate Brebrick from Kinergetics, LLC. Kate will highlight components of a cooling tower system and opportunities for improving system performance. She will perform a cooling tower performance demonstration to show common efficiency opportunities and their impact. Kate will use examples and real data to illustrate energy efficiency gains.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE, WI-DSPS, Commercial Building Inspector Certification
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Codes + standards, Commercial + industrial, Education

Wisconsin commercial building code: Do you measure up?

Slab edge insulation requirements. Lighting controls. Do your projects present some of the challenges Wisconsin code inspectors see in the field? Are you up to date on new energy calculation methods to meet Wisconsin’s commercial code? Join us as we explore how Wisconsin’s code has changed. We’ll show you multiple methods you can use to meet the energy code. Our instructor, a code official himself, will share the problem areas he runs into over and over in the field. We’ll walk you through real-world scenarios. We’ll share methods that have been approved to help you meet code, and show you how to apply these approaches to help you meet code more efficiently. 
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE, WI-DSPS, Commercial Building Inspector Certification
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Commercial + industrial, Education

Compressed air systems: Stop the leaks, or replace with electric tools?

Join one of our top-rated faculty to learn how to improve reliability, quality, and productivity – while saving money and energy. You’ll learn convenient rules of thumb to compare the costs between compressed air system applications and electrically operated equipment. We’ll share useful calculations and help you understand when replacement adds convenience. We’ll also help you choose and use ultrasonic leak detectors – when compressed air turns out to be the best answer for your situation. You’ll come away with practical strategies you can apply immediately.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE
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Beneficial electrification, Education, Energy policy, Utility business models

Load shifting: the market potential for carbon and energy savings

Building code advancements continue to chip away at program baselines. Some of our tried-and-true energy savings measures come close to saturating the market. It's getting tougher – and more expensive - for utilities to meet savings goals. Utilities can prioritize measures that: shift time of use reduce overall energy use, and lower costs and emissions – all without disrupting the grid.  But when load shifting increases overall energy use, there’s a conflict with energy efficiency policy. Load shifting can also create a potential incentive for load building. 
Credits: None