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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