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The Bayview Foundation wanted to provide modern, affordable housing for their community to not only lower utility bills and reduce emissions, but also enhance indoor air quality, daylighting, and a connection to nature. With a grant from Madison Gas and Electric, Slipstream helped the team set and reach their sustainability goals. Read more
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. Read more
A family enjoying a comfortable home
Michigan Saves hosts a program for DTE Energy customers in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties that combines low-interest financing with rebates. The program provides access to home upgrades for comfort, health, and lower energy bills that might not be otherwise accessible. The monthly loan payment is contingent upon household income, which means more people with low or limited incomes can access energy upgrades. Read more
A family camping
In a ten-year partnership with Michigan Electric Cooperative Association (MECA), Slipstream advanced energy efficiency research and proved the impact of our programs through high kWh and energy cost savings for frontline communities.  Read more
What’s E4E? The goal of the E4E project is to collaborate with low-income communities of color to reduce the burden of high energy costs. To achieve this goal, we will introduce a community mapping tool called Streetwyze that helps everyday people share their voice about issues that are important to them in their community. Read more
An interview with Jenny Carney, co-founder of the BIT Building framework, on how BIT empowers owners of small buildings to make energy efficiency improvements. Read more
city skyline with blurred heart-shaped lights
The Greenbush neighborhood is one of Madison’s most culturally diverse communities. Three hundred of its residents live in the Triangle/Monona Bay neighborhood in the heart of downtown Madison. The Bayview Foundation wanted to provide modern, affordable housing for their community - not only lower utility bills but build net-zero energy buildings. The Bayview Foundation partnered with Horizon Development to expand to 500 residents in two new apartment buildings and eight townhome buildings. Read more
Second harvest food bank
At Slipstream, our organizational values aren’t just buzzwords; they inform the way we live and work every day. One of those values is Commitment to Community, or a dedication to serve the communities in which we live and work. As with all we do, we believe in doing the most good we can in order to provide long-lasting benefits to those who need them most. Read more
The Energy Efficiency Guidebook is a comprehensive resource for community-owned electric and gas utilities. Funded by the Energy Foundation, the guidebook serves as a roadmap for energy efficiency program planning and provides step-by-step recommendations for program design, implementation, tracking and evaluation. It includes basic spreadsheet tools for assessing energy efficiency potential and analyzing program cost-effectiveness. It also includes links to other resources that are available to support the program planning and implementation process. Read more