Blog | January 27, 2021 by Andy Lick

Could switched reluctance motors be "the LEDs of Motors"?

In partnership with ComEd Emerging Tech, Slipstream researchers are looking into the potential energy savings of a different kind of motor. More
An illustration of the benefits we see in the Wisconsin Climate Task Force's proposals
Blog | December 30, 2020 by Robin Lisowski

Three climate solutions from the Wisconsin Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change Report that excite us

The Wisconsin Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change recently released an expansive new plan to address this crisis. Here are the three of the steps we think can make a vital impact. More
Exterior view of the Slipstream Headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin
News | December 1, 2020 by Scott Schuetter

Slipstream's Madison HQ named a 2020 Dane County Climate Champion

The Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change has crowned Slipstream's Madison headquarters as a 2020 Climate Champion, honoring our efforts to transform our workplace into a model of energy efficiency. More
Publication
Publication | November 17, 2020 by Scott Pigg

Energy use by residential gas water heaters: a technical field study in 10 Wisconsin homes

Published: 2010 As part of a larger national project investigating the performance of residential gas-fired water heaters, the Energy Center of Wisconsin has monitored and evaluated performance of several types of water heaters in 10 southern Wisconsin homes. Report number: 254-1 More
heating and cooling
Publication | September 4, 2020 by Andrew Kotila

Heat pumps: Gaining ground in cold climates

There are many advantages to using a heat pump versus another heating and cooling system that uses fossil fuels—even in cold climates. This article, sponsored by Xcel Energy, describes how education, better training, and marketing programs can help heat pumps gain ground in cold climates. Andrew Kotila, Slipstream program manager, shared his recommendations on promoting this advancing technology. Thank you to Xcel Energy and Building Performance Journal for the opportunity to share this article. More
Linda French
News | September 1, 2020 by

Sustainable finance expert joins Slipstream board of directors

Linda French, assistant chief counsel for trade association ICI Global, recently joined the Slipstream board. French possesses 16 years of experience in the financial services industry and that combined with her passion for sustainability will bring a new and unique perspective to the board. More
commercial building
Blog | August 19, 2020 by Kevin Frost

Building ventilation and the Coronavirus

Slipstream has received several questions regarding building systems and preventing the spread of Coronavirus. Below are answers from our research team about what you can do to prepare your building ventilation system. Q: Does the coronavirus spread through the air? More
News
News | August 14, 2020 by Joe Zhou

U.S. General Services Administration chooses Slipstream to test innovative grid-interactive efficient building solutions

We are honored to be a part of two grid-interactive efficient building (GEB) solutions to be tested in U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) facilities. The pilot projects will determine how well these GEB solutions improve building energy efficiency. They will also test the ability to control the building energy system for load shedding and load shifting in order to reduce building peak demand and demand charges. More
News
News | August 11, 2020 by Marge Anderson

Rising sustainability star, Charles Hua, joins Slipstream board

Slipstream announced today that Charles Hua joined its board. Hua is an undergraduate at Harvard University studying statistics and mathematics with a minor in energy and environment. He joins Slipstream as the youngest member in the board’s history. More
News
News | August 10, 2020 by Melanie Cannon

Suzanne Harmelink re-elected to the Building Performance Association board of directors

Congratulations to Suzanne Harmelink on her re-election to the Building Performance Association board of directors. Suzanne is one of 17 board members which also includes representatives from organizations dedicated to advancing the home and building performance industry.  More