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News | November 22, 2019 by Frank Greb

Bryan Van Stippen joins Slipstream’s Board of Directors

We are excited to welcome Bryan Van Stippen, Program Director at the National Indian Carbon Coalition (NICC), to the Slipstream board!  More
Better Buildings: Better Business
Blog | November 21, 2019 by Kristin Haas

Better Buildings: Better Business Conference - A 22-year legacy

At Slipstream, it is our goal to provide the education and solutions for everyone to make smart energy choices. The Better Buildings: Better Business Conference is one way we try to achieve that goal in the residential building industry. Slipstream has been putting on the Better Buildings: Better Business Conference since 1998. More
Blog | November 7, 2019 by Kristin Haas

Employee caught in the Slipstream: Ben Heymer updates 1900s home

At Slipstream, we have employees who prioritize making their own homes more energy efficient. Ben Heymer, Senior Project Manager in our Chicago office, is one of those employees and featured his home in the Illinois GreenBuilt Home Tour in August. This was the seventh annual home tour where attendees can meet builders, designers, and homeowners behind the green homes and learn energy-efficient strategies to implement in their own homes. The GreenBuilt Home Tour features exceptional, award-winning, and nationally-recognized homes throughout Illinois.  More
Home performance person
Blog | October 28, 2019 by Kristin Haas

Celebrate National Weatherization Day with knowledge from our weatherization experts

Slipstream has a rich history supporting the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) locally in Wisconsin and across the country. We develop and deliver building science and programmatic trainings as well as support the development and maintenance of program specifications and guidance. We do this by serving on Standard Work Specifications (SWS), Building Performance Institute, and Home Energy Professional Certification scheme committees. Because of this rich history, it should be no surprise that we are excited to be celebrating National Weatherization Day on Wednesday, October 30. More
Publication
Publication | October 18, 2019 by

Q-Sync Motor Performance in Walk-in Coolers and Freezers

Q-Sync motors are a new type of innovative, highly efficient and cost-effective, permanent magnet synchronous (PMSM) motor. Between our own field research and the existing literature, studies find that in reach-in and walk-in cooler and freezers, Q-Sync motors cost-effectively use 50% - 80% less energy than traditional shaded-pole (SP) and permanent split capacitor (PSC) motors, and are even more efficient than the newer electronically commutated (EC) motors. More
PACE Illinois
News | October 10, 2019 by Kimberly Johnston

Slipstream Plays Key Role as C-PACE Engine in Illinois

(Chicago, IL) Slipstream is proud to be part of the C-PACE operations for the Illinois Energy Conservation Authority (IECA), providing core commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) program administration services in participating Illinois counties. Slipstream provides the proprietary C-PACE platform, used by commercial property owners, capital providers and contractors, along with the Slipstream PACE Project Center online portal. The Slipstream C-PACE Team manages the application process and provides technical review of projects. More
core periphery network
Blog | October 10, 2019 by Kristin Haas

6 Principles of high performing teams

This blog originally appeared on Colorado State University’s website. Slipstream worked with a team at the Institute for the Built Environment to develop an on-demand webinar on the Integrative Design Process.  More
Milwaukee Business Journal
Blog | September 17, 2019 by Connor Jansen and Kimberly Johnston and Kristin Haas

Slipstreamers share sustainability insights in Milwaukee Business Journal

The Milwaukee Business Journal published an article titled, “A Sustainable Surge: Popular support, technological advances and attractive financing propel energy-efficiency and the adaptive re-use of existing buildings.” Our very own Connor Jansen, senior product manager, and Kim Johnston, senior marketing manager, were featured in the article to provide insights on how to make buildings more sustainable, why it is important to do so, what resources are available to help mitigate costs, and what trends are coming for the future. More
Sam Simonotta home
Blog | September 6, 2019 by Kristin Haas

Employee caught in the Slipstream - Sam's journey to net-zero

At Slipstream, we have employees who want to walk the talk when it comes to energy efficiency. Sam Simonetta is one of those people. Sam considers himself fortunate to be able to live net-zero (NZ) in a home he and his wife, Christine, designed and built -- with a lot of help. As a kid, Sam dreamed of generating his own electricity from wind power, and in 2001 he and Christine decided it was time to make that happen. Their aspirations didn’t take shape overnight though. More
Select Committee
Blog | August 28, 2019 by Karen Weigert

Climate Crisis Roundtable

Earlier this year I joined Slipstream to help reduce carbon emissions and strengthen communities. Or, as I put it when I updated my LinkedIn profile, “More community. Less carbon. Great careers.”  A couple of weeks ago, as I was digging in from my base in Chicago, I was asked to speak at a roundtable held by the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. Communities everywhere will be part of creating solutions to climate change. I served as Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chicago for about five years, and they wanted me to address Chicago’s experience.  More