Health + Energy

Slipstream believes exploring the intersection of health and energy can help communities forge a stronger, more resilient future.

Programs that improve the environments where people live—such as weatherization and energy efficiency programs—have benefits beyond meeting people's energy needs. We can design programs and interventions that can impact people's health as well.

Our research explores the ways to better connect people with programs that improve their homes, which in turn can make a positive impact on health, safety, and quality of life.

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April 12, 2023

We can make commercial buildings safer in the post-pandemic future

Better building operation can help us optimize both energy use and people's health — but we need to know more.
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September 29, 2022

Integrating health and energy to serve households with low incomes

CenterPoint Energy's Integrating Health and Energy Efficiency Research project investigates new approaches to reaching utility customers most in need of energy efficiency improvements by exploring how to integrate energy efficiency and healthcare services to serve income-qualified families.
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September 26, 2022

Assessing the cognitive benefits of weatherization programs

Led by researchers at the University of Michigan and funded by the National Institutes of Health, this study is designed to estimate the health impacts of weatherization programs
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September 1, 2022

Community-driven weatherization and decarbonization

Through support of the Pembroke-Hopkins Energy Efficiency Project, we hope to understand what it really takes to support rural community members in the clean energy transformation.
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July 26, 2022

Healthy, affordable housing for all: It's the right thing to do

The Principles of Environmental Justice (EJ) and the Jemez Principles of Democratic Organizing can guide us to build affordable housing solutions with impacted communities.
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March 30, 2022

Health and home: The underrated benefit of weatherization services

Weatherization and EE programs should take health co-benefits into account to make an even bigger impact on the lives of their customers.
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November 9, 2021

Community prioritization and weatherization: Unpacking Milwaukee’s climate and equity plan with Matt Donath

Matt Donath has a lot on his mind.
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October 29, 2021

Weatherization as community care: Peter Kilde on the mission to improve homes and lives

Weatherization is essential to making our homes more resilient to the effects of climate change, but its positive effects can be seen beyond the windows and siding.
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July 29, 2021

Slipstream to study the intersection of energy and health

Slipstream is launching a research project for CenterPoint Energy focused on exploring ways to integrate health and energy services to serve Minnesota families.
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May 20, 2021

Reimagining HVAC in New Manufactured Housing

Slipstream, partnering with the University of Central Florida–FSEC Energy Research Center, Washington State University Energy Program, and Northwest Energy Works received nearly $1,000,000 from U.S.
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