Climate resilience

Dane counties
Many of the largest US cities adopted ambitious goals to reduce their energy and carbon emissions. However, not all communities have the same resources to tackle complex issues of reducing overall energy consumption. To leverage the resources that collaboration can provide, seven communities in Dane County (Fitchburg, Marshall, Middleton, Monona, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, and Waunakee) came together to develop energy plans that provide clear guidance on near term actions for each community. More
News
We are excited to be named a Green Master by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC), for the fourth year in a row. The Green Masters Program is a recognition and assessment program for Wisconsin businesses interested in improving and promoting their sustainability initiatives. The objective of the program is to provide companies with a benchmark for themselves and the ability to compare their sustainability performance to other companies.  More
Select Committee
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
News
Slipstream vice president and sustainability guru, Karen Weigert, contributed her insights on the climate crisis—and solutions—to help the U.S. House of Representatives develop innovative climate policy.  Karen spoke as part of a panel of experts for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. She provided thought leadership on the impacts of climate change in the Great Lakes region.  More
University of Chicago
To serve the mission at Slipstream, our work sits at the crossroads between human health and wellbeing, energy efficiency and equity, and clean and reliable power. To meet our goals in these areas we typically develop and implement large scale initiatives based around utility partnerships and programs. More
curved glass building
Our research team is passionate about solutions that inspire responsible energy use and research that advances energy systems. It is important to us to make our tools and information readily available to building designers and facility staff since they can change the way impactful decisions are made. That’s why we developed the only FREE climate data toolkit. 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
News
Slipstream is pleased to welcome Karen Weigert as Vice President of Business Strategy and Regional Operations. Weigert brings collaborative leadership skills and a vision for a sustainable future to Slipstream—an organization she calls a "planet-fixing, people-enabling machine!" More
Counting Change
Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Think of something that is important to you. What did you pick? Our changing climate already impacts what’s important to you, whether that’s your child’s health, favorite vacation spot or your retirement portfolio. More
Future climate data
We provide a set of future climate files for use within your energy modeling tools. Data is available for sixteen locations representing the major North American climate zones. More
Publication
ACEEE 2016 paper by Scott Schuetter, Saranya Gunasingh and Doug Ahl. More
Blog
Leaders from around the world have convened in Paris this week to develop multilateral solutions for combating climate change. Potentially game-changing in scope, many are hoping that the 21st Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will result in binding agreements to curb greenhouse gas emissions and keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius. More
Publication
The goal of this project was to examine the impacts of climate change on the energy use and operating costs at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC), located in southern Mississippi. Specifically, we quantified the expected impacts on future energy consumption, peak energy demand and energy costs due to climate change at the SSC facility. We also developed potential adaptation approaches through the application of energy efficiency technologies. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES More