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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Commercial + industrial, Education

Making the case for ongoing commissioning (Xcel Energy Virtual Energy Efficiency Forum, Part 1)

In this course, we’ll demonstrate how many existing buildings can greatly benefit from a simpler form of OCx. Despite the limitations of available data from such buildings, we can perform less sophisticated, but arguably equally beneficial processes to improve building performance. Just as no two buildings are alike—a common refrain in building operations—no two applications of ongoing commissioning should be alike, either. This presentation will detail case studies of buildings that have taken advantage of OCx services. We will cover the processes used, overall best practices, and the benefits of applying these concepts to a variety of buildings.  This course will also feature two special presentations on: 
Credits: BOC, BOMI, WI PE
New home construction
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Education, Passive design, Residential, Sustainable design

High-performance homes

Building a high performance home can lower your utility bills, increase energy efficiency, and create a healthier home with better indoor air quality. We welcome a panel of experts from the design and construction fields to discuss the benefits of high performance homes. We'll continue the conversation in the Fireside chat with a live Q&A with the panel. This is the final session (six of six) 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, PHIUS CPHC, RESNET, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
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Commercial + industrial, Education

Making the case for ongoing commissioning

Ongoing commissioning (OCx) has become an industry buzzword in recent years. Typically, OCx applies to new, high-performance buildings, in which a building automation system (BAS) collects and analyzes performance data to help fine-tune the building’s operation. However, such high-performance buildings make up a very small portion of the current building stock in the U.S.
Credits: BOC, BOMI, WI PE
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Education

Electric Vehicles 101

Join a webinar on September 22 that dives into the basics of the shift to electric vehicles (EVs), including an attendee Q&A.
Credits: None
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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