Commercial + Industrial

April 29, 2024

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) is an efficient commercial HVAC solution in cold climates

VRF can reduce energy use and carbon emissions in cold climates for commercial and multifamily HVAC when installed correctly.
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April 11, 2024

Strategic decarbonization for large commercial buildings

Slipstream will study an approach for strategic decarbonization of large, complex commercial buildings, including pathways to electrification.
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November 15, 2023

MassCEC launches BETA: Commercial Buildings Pilot to streamline decarbonization

The new initiative aims to develop a replicable set of models that commercial buildings can follow to prepare for the state’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
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September 13, 2023

Very High Efficiency (VHE) HVAC retrofits for commercial buildings

We're testing a new whole-system approach to HVAC that could go a long way toward making commercial buildings more efficient.
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June 27, 2023

Advancing the electrification of RTUs in the Commercial and Industrial market

Packaged rooftop units, or RTUs, make up around 40% of the commercial and industrial market. What are the barriers keeping energy efficiency programs from tapping into this market?
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August 15, 2022

Energy efficiency programs continue despite Michigan's legislative sunset: Slipstream delivers programs for five municipalities and cooperatives

Slipstream's ten-year partnership with Michigan Electric Cooperative Association (MECA) concluded in December 2021 due to a legislative sunset for cooperatives and municipalities. We influenced our partners to continue energy efficiency programs beyond the legislation's sunset and advance their programs to help improve climate resilience. Slipstream will proudly administer programs five Michigan providers.
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June 24, 2022

Effective strategies for using thermal energy storage in refrigerated facilities

Refrigeration thermal energy storage (RTES) is an emerging technology which presents an opportunity to save energy and reduce or shift peak demand in refrigerated facilities.
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May 5, 2022

Master your building controls, on-demand

Building controls can drive big energy savings - if they are properly implemented. We’re here to help. We partnered with energy experts to guide you at every step of your controls learning journey - from the fundamentals to advanced building controls, from design to implementation.
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February 25, 2022

The State of Commercial Electrification: HVAC

​A decade ago, there wasn't a clear mainstream path to electrify commercial HVAC systems in cold climates. As the market demanded solutions, manufacturers hit the lab to advance heat pump technologies.
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January 26, 2022

Savings hidden in the code: The limits of energy code as a baseline

What's a simple climate measure that could save 80 million kWh and over 3 million therms without any new regulations? If you could find one, you'd feel like you’d cracked some sort of code.
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