News
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
Publication
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
News
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
plastic cups
Blog | March 18, 2020 by Andy Lick and Lee Shaver

How can we fix the state of plastic recycling?

In honor of Global Recycling Day on March 18, we asked our researchers to comment on the state of recycling and why it’s so important. Slipstream’s Andy Lick, analyst, and Lee Shaver, engineer, give you an overview of the current state of recycling and what we can do today to make it better. Current state More
Women's group coffee
Blog | March 5, 2020 by Kristin Haas

Meet some of Slipstream’s fierce women in honor of Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month – a time to commemorate and encourage the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. In honor of this important month, we want to recognize the inspiring and unstoppable Slipstream women. This is just a small sample of the incredibly creative, innovative, and strong women who strive to live our mission every day. Enjoy learning about these passionate individuals that we are so honored and proud to have at Slipstream. More
Publication
Publication | February 26, 2020 by Steve Kihm

What utility executives should be thinking about in 2020

There are many ways innovation can disrupt your business–sometimes disruption can be acute; other times, it happens so gradually that by the time you even notice, it might be too late for action. In Energy Central, Slipstream’s Steve Kihm, principal and chief economist, and Karen Weigert, vice president business strategy and regional operations, share stories of businesses impacted by both types of disruption. Learn how these businesses responded, the long-term effects they experienced, and the lessons that utilities can take from their stories. More
PACE Wisconsin
Blog | February 20, 2020 by Kimberly Johnston

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program makes waves during first two years

As one way to eliminate barriers and make smart energy choices accessible to everyone, we turn to financing. EFS, the financial services division of Slipstream, was created to make efficiency upgrades and renewable energy technologies affordable for your home or business. As part of EFS, we are the program administrator for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) programs.  More
Second harvest food bank
Blog | February 6, 2020 by Elizabeth Schroeder

Our commitment to community

At Slipstream, our organizational values aren’t just buzzwords; they inform the way we live and work every day. One of those values is Commitment to Community, or a dedication to serve the communities in which we live and work. As with all we do, we believe in doing the most good we can in order to provide long-lasting benefits to those who need them most. More
News
News | January 30, 2020 by Kristin Haas

Slipstream co-creates ASHRAE's Smart Grid Application Guide: Integrating Facilities with the Electric Grid

As the modern grid evolves, the electricity supply and demand will be more dynamic than ever. We need two-way communication between electric service providers and building energy management systems. Slipstream’s engineers created foundational education to empower building owners, designers, and building operators to build and operate for smart grid design. ASHRAE’s Smart Grid Application Guide: Integrating Facilities with the Electric Grid is the first and only of its kind developed for building designers and operators. More