Heat Pumps

Slipstream conducts research, implements market interventions, and delivers industry-leading education all focused on scaling heat pump adoption for space heating.

Areas of focus

Water heating

According to ENERGY STAR, replacing all residential electric water heaters less than 55 gallons in the U.S. with heat pump water heaters (HPWH) could prevent annual greenhouse gas emissions of 140 billion pounds. We are conducting research, training the market, and piloting new approaches to move this critical end use toward an electric future.

Learn more with our heat pump trainings and resources

Grow your own practical knowledge of heat pumps with the free trainings and educational resources we provide as part of our continuing education catalog. Please create a free account to access the full catalog of past recordings and online courses.

May 26, 2022

Dual fuel heat pumps: advancing beneficial electrification

Any heat pump is better than no heat pump. Dual fuel heat pumps can advance electrification in the short term and ease the market into a more fully electrified future.
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May 6, 2022

A technical powerhouse for Wisconsin's clean energy transition: Slipstream to provide expertise to multiple Energy Innovation Grant projects

Slipstream's technical know-how and energy planning expertise will help communities build climate resilience and solidify Wisconsin and its committed communities as leaders in the clean energy transition.
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March 3, 2022

Heat pump water heaters in cold climates

Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) can make a significant impact on decarbonizing water heating in residential buildings. However, the market has struggled to adopt HPWHs in cold climates such as the Midwest. This is probably due to two common misconceptions:
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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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April 5, 2021

Air-to-water heat pumps and hydronic systems

In this session, hydronics expert John Siegenthaler describes the breadth of currently available air-to-water heat pumps, including their performance characteristics.
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June 1, 2020

Dual fuel air-source heat pump pilot

Cold climate heat pumps provide economic, environmental, and grid benefits Can cold climate heat pumps deliver worthwhile results to homeowners and utilities? How do we design effective programs and product rebates to encourage heat pump adoption?
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January 1, 2019

HyGCHP Modeling Tool

Reduce the cost of implementing geothermal heat pump systems on your building projects by going hybrid. A hybrid geothermal heat pump system can lower your costs by reducing the peak capacity of your ground loop and allowing you to install a smaller, less expensive ground heat exchanger. HyGCHP is a software module that can help you analyze this option!
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