Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings

Grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) change when they use energy to lower demand on the grid. By scheduling energy use not just when people need it, but also when it's best for the grid, GEBs reduce the need for fossil fuels to power our buildings.

Through GEBs, we can combine energy efficiency and demand flexibility to make buildings more comfortable and save energy.

April 21, 2022

Training for the smart building transition: Slipstream awarded two new tech transfer projects with IREC

Our expertise in advanced building controls and energy technologies will help IREC and its stakeholders meet the requirements of the clean energy economy and advance the transition to smart buildings.
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February 25, 2022

The Three Pillars of GEB Controls

Balancing energy supply and demand is the puzzle in front of utilities as renewables clean up the grid. The key lies in buildings that change when they use energy.
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February 25, 2022

Beyond the Building: Grid-building interactivity is key to decarbonization 

The many actors of our energy industry are all turning to take on carbon as our primary target—some slowly and stubbornly beginning that transition, others already there. We used to count kWh, Btus, number of widgets installed, or number of buildings certified. Now we're counting carbon.
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January 27, 2022

Slipstream researchers take on three new projects for the U.S. Department of Defense ESTCP in 2022

Slipstream will serve as the prime applicant or a key partner in three of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)'s new projects for fiscal year 2022.
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December 23, 2021

Slipstream awarded Department of Energy Connected Communities grant to prove GEBs at scale

Slipstream was awarded over $5 million to establish a scalable business model for utilities to enable more grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs).
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September 1, 2021

Lighting, HVAC, and plug load integration

The Integrated Controls study team performed a pilot study for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Integrated Lighting Campaign to integrate building systems more efficiently to produce greater cost savings and climate solutions.
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May 20, 2021

Slipstream thought leaders join ASHRAE’s Task Force for Building Decarbonization

Congratulations to two Slipstreamers for their recent appointments to ASHRAE’s new Task Force for Building Decarbonization.
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May 19, 2021

Commercial building electrification: Accelerating decarbonization in cold climates

The transition to an electrified building sector is already underway. Despite a few remaining barriers, current technology makes it possible to decarbonize virtually all the energy demands from buildings.
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August 14, 2020

U.S. General Services Administration chooses Slipstream to test innovative grid-interactive efficient building solutions

We are honored to be a part of two grid-interactive efficient building (GEB) solutions to be tested in U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) facilities. The pilot projects will determine how well these GEB solutions improve building energy efficiency.
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July 17, 2020

Better buildings, cleaner grid. Slipstream commits to new solutions around building/grid interaction

Why are so many utilities pivoting to grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEB)? Because load flexibility is becoming as important to decarbonization as energy efficiency. In some jurisdictions, utility demand charges can be 30-70% of a customer’s utility bill.
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