Commercial + Industrial

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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November 17, 2021

Integrating Lighting and HVAC Controls: Solutions for High Performance Buildings

Explore the potential benefits of integrating networked lighting controls (NLC) with HVAC controls to improve building energy performance.
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May 14, 2020

Load shifting: The measures that can save energy and carbon together

In Minnesota—one of many states pursuing an aggressive set of climate goals—50% of statewide electricity production is estimated to come from wind and solar by 2035. At the same time, traditional efficiency measures are reaching saturation in the market.
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May 28, 2019

How do we make refrigeration more energy efficient?

Refrigeration is a massive energy suck in commercial and industrial buildings. So much so that tremendous effort has been put into measures to reduce energy use in refrigeration systems across the country.
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