Behavior change

plastic cups
In honor of Global Recycling Day on March 18, we asked our researchers to comment on the state of recycling and why it’s so important. Slipstream’s Andy Lick, analyst, and Lee Shaver, engineer, give you an overview of the current state of recycling and what we can do today to make it better. Current state More
Vehicle maintenance facility
Sometimes the simplest things can have the greatest impact when saving energy in commercial buildings. The key is to identify those opportunities. Slipstream worked for several years with Belkin International and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in a Department of Defense sponsored study to evaluate a Belkin technology designed to identify and quantify specific electric loads operating at any given time. The system works by applying machine learning algorithms to measurements made where electrical service enters a building. More
Dilli and Scott in 1980s
In the first installment of Scott Pigg’s story, he discussed Nepal’s changed landscape that he encountered thirty years after his original visit. Scott now confronts the difficult realizations, after visiting a long-time friend, regarding climate change and how our society impacts our carbon emissions. This is the rest of his story. More
Nepal footbridge
Scott Pigg, principal researcher, took a trip back to Nepal this year to visit a spot where he had some personal history. Upon visiting, he had some realizations about the stark differences between Nepal’s landscape thirty years ago and today. These harsh insights support the reasons why our team at Slipstream works so hard to make a clean energy future a reality. This is Scott’s story. More
Bike to work week party.
It is one thing to work for a non-profit organization devoted to energy efficiency and renewables but it’s another to take it to heart and choose to walk the talk. Throughout the first two weeks of June, Slipstream’s Bike Commuter Challenge took over our Madison and Chicago offices. The first week of the challenge coincided with Wisconsin’s Bike to Work week. More
money; piggy bank
Imagine heading to the grocery store with your list of ingredients for your meals for the next month. Then, imagine not seeing prices listed for any items and not being charged for anything until the month is over. So, you have four weeks’ worth of groceries that you have consumed but no clue how much you spent on them. This is how our energy bills work. Electricity is one of the few things in life we pay for well after we use it. More
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Nearly two decades ago, Slipstream (formerly WECC) partnered with FOCUS ON ENERGY®—Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program—to develop a residential new construction pilot program in the northeastern part of the state. More
News
We are excited to share that Karen Weigert, Vice President of Business Strategy and Regional Operations, will present at BloombergNEF's annual summit in New York City!  More
Publication
Download the report Prepared for Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Prepared by Illume Advising, LLC and Slipstream. More
Publication
We conducted an in-depth study of 100 high energy consumption homes in Minnesota. The goal was to help conservation program managers better understand the factors contributing to high usage, quantify the energy savings potential associated with common conservation measures, and identify program strategies that could be used to effectively target those opportunities. This study was funded by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. (Also known as the high energy user study.) More
Publication
Prepared by Cool Choices and Slipstream (formerly Energy Center of Wisconsin). More
Publication
This report summarizes findings from a billing analysis and participant interviews a year after the end of the game at Miron Construction. Participants scored by taking and reporting sustainable actions related to energy, water, indoor air quality, waste management and food. Impacts of the program include electricity savings and a persistence of sustainable practices a year after the game ended. More