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, HVAC, Residential

Achieving envelope airtightness goals with an aerosol sealant

In this session, we will be discussing aerosol sealants for sealing new and existing homes and apartments. Results with this technology can reduce home leakage by 70-80%. Experts Dave Bohac, Center for Energy and Environment, and Mike Lyon, AeroBarrier lead this discussion. In the Fireside chat, we welcome Robert Parkhurst, Slipstream, for a conversation on ASHRAE ventilation rates. This is the fifth 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
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Education, HVAC, Residential

Smart(er) thermostats PLUS a bonus: HVAC service via Bluetooth & the Internet

In this free webinar, dive into the common functions of a smart thermostat and the role of HVAC in an overall home-automation system.
Credits: BPI, NAHB, NARI, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-HVAC Inspector Certification
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Education, HVAC, Residential

Assessing and testing high efficiency residential boilers

Join us for an engaging discussion on how to maximize system efficiency of boiler systems, including strategies for more effective assessments and inspections. By learning what it takes to ensure proper assessment and installation, we can meet specifications while improving customer satisfaction and comfort.  We continue the overview of high-efficiency water boilers with an interactive discussion. Our panel experts will discuss the technology of today's systems and the challenges of installing, evaluating, and verifying high-efficiency boilers. This is the fourth 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, Boiler-Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification, UDC-HVAC Inspector Certification
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Beneficial electrification, Commercial + industrial, Education, Emerging tech, Grid-interactive efficient buildings, Heat pumps, HVAC, Demand control ventilation (DCV), Variable refrigerant flow (VRF), Net zero for all

Commercial building electrification: Accelerating decarbonization in cold climates

The transition to an electrified building sector is already underway. Despite a few remaining barriers, current technology makes it possible to decarbonize virtually all the energy demands from buildings. While much of the attention focuses on electrification of the transportation and residential building sectors, industry trends have opened the window of opportunity for electrifying commercial buildings—including cold climates.
Credits: BOC, BOMI, WI PE
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Commercial + industrial, Education, Emerging tech, HVAC

Adsorbent air cleaning: A new way to think about ventilation

In commercial HVAC systems, one of the biggest challenges is managing the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air. A common solution is to use a large amount of outdoor air for ventilation—a method that uses a lot of energy in order to heat and cool the outdoor air. Adsorbent air cleaning is an emerging technology that filters VOCs directly from the indoor air, making it a promising way to achieve indoor air quality while saving energy. 
Credits: AIA, GBCI, WI PE
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Climate resilience, Communities, Education, Energy management, Energy policy, Net zero for all

Collaborative energy planning: how small municipalities can benefit from working together

View a free webinar recapping how seven communities in Dane County came together to leverage their resources and collaborate on energy plans.
Credits: None
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Commercial + industrial, Education

DIY: Maximizing facility assessments for hydronic systems

As with Part 1, this webinar focuses on common deficiencies, this time with a focus on hydronic systems. Through a mix of video, live presentation, and open dialogue, we'll discuss everything from pumps to cooling towers. About this webinar series  This two-part series will be a mix of live presentations and embedded DIY videos identifying deficiencies in actual facilities, as well as open dialog between attendees and the speakers. Join us as we roll up our sleeves for this fast-paced and interactive virtual training series.  To view part one, click here. 
Credits: BOC, BOMI, WI PE
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Education, Heat pumps, HVAC, Residential

Air-to-water heat pumps and hydronic systems

In this session, hydronics expert John Siegenthaler describes the breadth of currently available air-to-water heat pumps, including their performance characteristics. He then shows how to combine these heat pumps in both new and retrofit situations, sharing practical do’s and don’ts as well as several templates that can serve as starting points for optimal system design. We continue the overview of air-to-water heat pumps with John Siegethaler and Jim Cusack from Enertech with an interactive discussion of how to apply these technologies to meet our energy efficiency goals. This is the third of six sessions for the all-virtual 2021 Better Buildings: Better Business Conference. 
Credits: BPI, NAHB, NARI, NATE, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-HVAC Inspector Certification
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Commercial + industrial, Education

DIY: Maximizing facility assessments for air systems

When it comes to facility assessments, you can make the most of your efforts by focusing on the most common deficiencies that have the greatest potential for energy savings. In this webinar, our speakers will discuss common deficiencies in air systems and demonstrate how to quickly identify them in real facilities—both with and without the help of a building automation system. About this webinar series  This two-part series will be a mix of live presentations and embedded DIY videos identifying deficiencies in actual facilities, as well as open dialog between attendees and the speakers. Join us as we roll up our sleeves for this fast-paced and interactive virtual training series. 
Credits: BOC, BOMI, WI PE
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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