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
News
News | January 30, 2020 by Kristin Haas

Deb Dynako named co-chair of AESP Innovations in Tools and Technology Committee

We are proud to announce that Slipstream’s Deb Dynako has been elected as co-chair of the 2020 Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) Innovation in Tools and Tech Committee. More
eco green community
Blog | January 23, 2020 by Dan Streit

How we assess the impact of our mission

“Slipstream champions and delivers innovative energy initiatives that produce enduring economic and environmental benefits for all.”  Slipstream’s mission statement drives the organization’s work and guides everything from long-term strategic planning to day-to-day operations. For 40 years, we maintained our focus on this objective by designing and delivering research, financing, training, marketing, and incentive programs that help individuals, businesses, and communities use energy more efficiently and sustainably.  More
Publication
Publication | January 22, 2020 by Scott Pigg

Passive House in Affordable Housing: Measuring Performance

How does the Passive House Institute U.S. (PHIUS) Certification construction compare to conventional high-performance approaches to construction in affordable housing? To understand the impact, our researchers performed a field study to monitor and evaluate two different Chicago-area six-flat properties to gain valuable insights on the value of passive design. More
Adrian Scott and others gather in the kitchen of a mobile home owner to discuss winterization
Blog | January 9, 2020 by Kristin Haas

Slipstream partners with Growing up Healthy to help manufactured homes residents reduce energy costs during winter

Providing solutions to energy challenges is a pillar of Slipstream’s mission. When we can live out that mission while impacting those in need, we are reminded of the importance of our work and why we are grateful to do it. So, when Growing up Healthy, a coalition of organizations and agencies addressing social factors influencing the health of families in Rice County, Minnesota, asked for our assistance we did not hesitate.  More
News
News | January 7, 2020 by Dan Streit

Slipstream partners with Croatan Institute to create financing model for regenerative agriculture

The agriculture industry significantly impacts global greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, as well as local and global water quality and quantity issues. Conventional farming practices are unsustainable in their effects on the land and soil. This is a problem that requires immediate action, which is why we are honored to be a part of creating a solution. More
News
News | January 3, 2020 by Kimberly Johnston

New year brings a new program for Slipstream's Financial Services Division

Slipstream’s mission to make smart energy choices easy and accessible to everyone is being realized one step at a time. Financing is one of the major barriers to individuals making energy efficient updates to their home. We are proud to kick the new year off  by launching the Illinois Energy Loan Program with our utility partners. More