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Blog | May 7, 2020 by Kiara Fullham

For better homes, is it Net Zero or Passive House?

You may have heard of Barry Schwartz’s famous “Paradox of Choice.” The premise of Dr. Schwartz’s paradox is simple: while our instinct is to believe that more choice is better, too many choices can overwhelm us and make our lives more difficult. More
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Blog | April 22, 2020 by Kristin Haas

Earth Day: a history lesson

Did you know 2020 marks 50 years of Earth Day? Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin U.S. Senator, Gaylord Nelson. He was inspired to do something drastic after witnessing a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969. At the time, a student anti-war moment was in full effect and Senator Nelson had the great idea of using that energy for public awareness around air and water pollution, which could force environmental protection onto the political agenda. Senator Nelson assembled a team and chose April 22 as the day. More
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News | April 17, 2020 by Kristin Haas

National Grid Rhode Island chooses Slipstream to assess innovative emerging technologies

National Grid Rhode Island selected Slipstream to add innovation to their efficiency programs and increase their program savings potential by kilowatt hours and therms. Slipstream will assess three new emerging technologies. These include:  More
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Publication | April 11, 2020 by

Refrigeration condenser fan VFD pilot

This field study evaluated the performance of variable frequency drives retrofitted to condenser fans in supermarket refrigeration systems. More
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City of Providence building energy code compliance process review

Code compliance: the only path to energy savings from advanced codes Many cities lean on advanced building energy codes to meet climate action plan goals. Energy savings that drive reduced emissions and bill savings for businesses and consumers are two great benefits. But are all buildings under construction following code? The City of Providence, RI partnered with Slipstream to find out. More