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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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Publication | April 11, 2020 by

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
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Blog | April 9, 2020 by Kristin Haas

Why diversity and inclusion matters to us

April is Diversity Month and serves as a reminder to all of us to celebrate other cultures and populations. At Slipstream, we are focusing on how to make our workplace as inclusive and diverse as possible. We strive for our workplace to reflect the diversity of our customers and clients. In order to do so, our diversity and inclusion team meets regularly to plan and implement internal initiatives that will help us meet these goals. More
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News | April 2, 2020 by Alyssa Spiel

Slipstream continues to deliver expert training and technical assistance services for the Wisconsin Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources for next five years

Slipstream is thrilled to continue providing training and technical assistance services for Wisconsin’s Home Energy Plus program, which is offered through the Department of Administration’s Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR). Slipstream has successfully delivered the Home Energy Plus program, which helps reduce the energy burden on income-qualified Wisconsin households, since 2003.  More
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News | April 2, 2020 by Kristin Haas

Slipstream earns three-year Alliant Energy contract extension to continue massive kilowatt-hour savings

Slipstream has a long history helping utilities achieve energy savings in the lighting space. Alliant Energy placed their trust in Slipstream once again to deliver their Iowa Be Bright program. The Be Bright program incentivizes customers to purchase ENERGY STAR® light bulbs at participating retailers. These light bulbs are at a special low price due to the Alliant Energy buy-down program. More
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Publication | March 30, 2020 by

ASHRAE Position Document on Airborne Infectious Diseases

As COVID-19 spreads across the United States, this document helps building designers and operators understand how the virus is transmitted and how we can reduce the risk of being infected by properly operating air-conditioning and ventilation equipment. Presentation by Peng Xu, PhD, PE, MBA, Professor, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. English translation by Slipstream. More
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News | March 27, 2020 by Kristin Haas

Slipstream contributes to ambitious U.S. DOE initiative advancing productivity and resilience in the built environment

Slipstream’s team of researchers, with support from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grants, will illuminate the future of energy productivity - both inside buildings and on the evolving grid. By partnering with DOE, our team will be on the front lines of needed change in the flexible building technology space which includes heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting. This research will: More
heating and cooling
Publication | March 20, 2020 by Justin Margolies

Beneficial Electrification with Dual Fuel Home Heating

There are several benefits of dual fuel space heating instead of all-electric space heating. These include resiliency, allowing consumer-members to adapt to changing temperatures, and improving comfort while still providing an opportunity for beneficial electrification. Slipstream’s Justin Margolies contributed to an article titled, “Advancing Beneficial Electrification: The Role of Dual Fuel Home Heating Systems in Cold Climates.” Check it out to learn more about this technology and applications specifically for colder climates. More