Smart buildings and automation
We discover ways to make buildings and equipment smarter through sensors, controls, connectivity, and communication. Advances in integrated building systems tell a building when to automatically adjust its systems based on occupancy data, so that a building only pulls energy from the grid when people need it.
Load flexibility strategies
Demand management is key to modulating a building’s demand on the grid. Strategies such as load shedding and load shifting lighten the burden during off-hours, while commercial efficiency measures range from reducing overall energy use to making buildings more self-sufficient.
- Load shedding (HVAC, plug load, lighting)
- Load shifting (HVAC, thermal energy storage)
- Distributed energy resources (Solar PV, wind)
- EV charging
- Battery storage
Testing GEB solutions in the field
Through pilot studies and field tests, Slipstream proves the practical applications that make grid-interactive efficient buildings possible. We identify the equipment and strategies that can expedite energy efficiency and make buildings an extension of the grid more quickly.
We’ve partnered with Prescriptive Data and Kinetic Buildings to exhibit Synapse software at U.S. General Services Administration sites—and turned our own Madison headquarters into a GEB test bed.
Technical assistance and training resources
Slipstream not only tests solutions that make our buildings smarter—we also make building operators smarter by sharing technical expertise at no cost. Slipstream offers free educational tools, webinars, and training to encourage the adoption of Smart Building and GEB technologies and help designers and facility managers evolve their knowledge.
Our GEBs Partners
- U.S. Department of Defense
- U.S. Department of Energy
- U.S. General Services Administration
- ASHRAE Task Force for Building Decarbonization
- Ace IoT Solutions
- Acuity Brands
- Mecho Shades
- Prescriptive Data
- Kinetic Buildings
- Arizona State University