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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Sustainable design

Regenerative design, development and the LENSES framework 100

Discover LENSES (Living Environments in Natural, Social and Economic Systems) and learn how this regenerative development process and facilitation framework enhances existing design and sustainability practices.
Credits: None
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Commercial + industrial, Renewables

Solar electric systems for your business: what to know before you buy

Has your business been considering solar electric systems? Join us to learn the basics of solar integration. After discussing solar specific definitions and terminology, you will be taken through a simple series of steps to understand how solar can work for you. Chris Collins will explain utility involvement with three different net metering policies. Discover how to determine how much solar can fit on a given roof and how to factor in shade. Chris will provide a basic comparison between facility usage with and without improved energy efficiency measures and solar production. To conclude the webinar, Chris will present three existing installations - from small to large.
Credits: AFE, AIA, BOC, BOMI, WI PE, WI-DSPS, Commercial Building Inspector Certification, Electrical, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
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Commercial + industrial, Renewables

Solar electric systems for your business: a closer look

Want a deeper dive into what is needed prior to, during and upon completion of solar installation? Join Chris Collins as he provides a follow-up to his first solar electric systems webinar "what to know before you buy" and provides in-depth instruction on racking techniques, a detailed look at roof types and appropriate attachment methods. You will understand the impacts of building and array orientation and how to include them in production estimates. Chris provides a more comprehensive description of utility interconnection including insurance requirements and suggested utility involvement periods.
Credits: AFE, AIA, BOC, BOMI, WI PE, WI-DSPS, Commercial Building Inspector Certification, Electrical, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
rooftop HVAC equipment overlaid with text reading "Know your code"
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Codes + standards, Commercial + industrial

IECC 2015-Wisconsin’s new energy code for HVAC systems

Did you know Wisconsin recently joined Illinois and Michigan as states in the Midwest to implement the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2015 version? This brings many changes and additions to the previous energy code such as equipment efficiency ratings, economizer rules and compression staging. This webinar will address aspects of the IECC 2015 that apply to HVAC systems and summarize many of those key changes for commercial buildings. Join us to gain a better understanding of HVAC systems and their compliance requirements and how these “new” requirements can be beneficial to the building owner.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI-DSPS, Commercial Building Inspector Certification
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Commercial + industrial, Lighting

Understanding and managing power quality issues with LED lighting

LED manufacturers continue to develop products to reduce lighting energy and meet new energy efficiency standards. Join us to learn about LED lighting power quality specifications that should be considered before purchasing and installing LED systems. You will understand how to avoid LED lighting pitfalls such as reduced life, higher than expected operating costs and operational problems for other facility equipment. We will also discuss several current voluntary and mandatory government and industry standards that offer guidance and present minimum recommended values to avoid common issues that arise with LED lighting systems. You will also learn strategies to troubleshoot LED lighting issues on your own.  
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI PE, WI-DSPS, Electrical
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Lighting

Brave new world for lighting retrofits

About 75% of the benefits of an energy efficient project can come from non-energy benefits, yet some organizations around the country do not promote them. This is a great time for a market transformation to motivate customers to save energy and money. After this webinar, you will have the knowledge to encourage organizations to make a change and improve. We will discuss advanced financial tools and non-energy benefits including human centric lighting and advanced lighting controls.
Credits: AFE, BOC, BOMI, WI-DSPS, Electrical
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Residential

Advancements in window and wall technology

Windows are one of the most important features of a building envelope, allowing us to maintain a connection with the outdoors while we remain comfortable and safe indoors. The window industry has been challenged to deliver see-through products that provide energy efficiency, occupant comfort, safety, beauty and low maintenance. This session explores the elements of window design for energy performance and looks at advancements that have been made to meet ENERGY STAR® target levels for windows and doors.
Credits: NARI, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification
Illustration of interior and exterior of house showing parts of a ducted mini split
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HVAC

Ducted mini splits applications and performance

This session explores both ductless and ducted mini splits, with a focus on the latter. Performance and operation for cooling and heating is discussed, with a focus on cold climate heat pump operation. Case studies on basic installations for older homes and on inverter-driven ducted mini-split systems are shared, highlighting the impact they have on low load, high-performance homes.
Credits: NARI, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification, UDC-HVAC Inspector Certification
silhouette of person in a cape next to the text "Introducing Awesome Walls"
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Residential

High performance wall assembly and details

Wall assembly details like corners, deck connections, fastening schedules, tapes, window bucks, furring strips and cladding attachment present challenges. Our presenter is a nationally recognized green design and building expert who set out to determine if there was a simple high performance wall system to resolve these challenges in new construction, remodeling and retrofit situations. Join us to hear the results of his extensive pursuit. He’ll walk through each layer of wall assembly and share lessons learned, as well as the strategies and materials behind this new approach he’s dubbed the 'awesome wall.’
Credits: NARI, WI-DSPS, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification
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HVAC, Residential

Next step in thermography

Own an infrared camera and want to expand into the commercial market? Watch this on-demand webinar to learn the major differences between residential and commercial building thermography. We review the electrical and mechanical systems thermographers should be familiar with and discuss how to perform a commercial roof inspection. Tool and certification recommendations, as well as safety and insurance requirements are also reviewed.
Credits: NARI, WI-DSPS, UDC-Construction Inspector Certification