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News | June 1, 2020 by Joe Zhou

Texas A&M University partners with Slipstream to improve ASHRAE’s Advanced Energy Design Guide Series

Texas A&M University chose Slipstream to partner on a two-year ASHRAE research project to optimize supply air temperature control for dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS). The goal of this project is to develop optimal control strategies for commercial building dedicated outdoor air systems. This will help utilities achieve their energy saving goals and help government and facility managers save energy - and costs. More
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News | May 29, 2020 by

Should weatherization programs consider non-energy benefits in the cost-effectiveness test?

Weatherization provides more benefits to residents outside of saving energy. However, the Department of Energy (DOE) guidelines don’t allow programs to count improvements that don’t tie directly to energy cost savings. We aim to change that. The results of this literature review could influence the DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to include non-energy impacts (NOIs), like health in the cost-effectiveness analysis for weatherization measures. This will lead to more weatherization projects. More
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Blog | May 21, 2020 by Kristin Haas

The importance of examining unconscious bias

What is unconscious bias and why should we talk about it? Unconscious bias is an inherent or learned stereotype about people that everyone forms without realizing it. Our unconscious bias happens in the background of our brains. It’s important to become aware of our bias, to ensure we make the best decisions— personally and professionally. Slipstream started the conversation to educate staff on the importance of becoming aware of our unconscious bias and the impact it has on decision making. More
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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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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