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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
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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
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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
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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
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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