Homes

solar panels on roof
Efficient electric homes offer a world of benefits for both builders and home buyers—and a new, exciting way for utilities to incorporate emerging technology into their energy efficiency portfolios.   In 2019, Slipstream was asked to collaborate with an Illinois utility to envision what the next generation of residential efficiency programs might look like. Earlier this year, we launched a pilot with the objective of recruiting Illinois builders to go all-electric while linking solar and EV offerings into an integrated, comprehensive package. More
News
Slipstream is thrilled to continue providing training and technical assistance services for Wisconsin’s Home Energy Plus program, which is offered through the Department of Administration’s Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources (DEHCR). Slipstream has successfully delivered the Home Energy Plus program, which helps reduce the energy burden on income-qualified Wisconsin households, since 2003.  More
Prescriptive Programs
We have the experience, industry relationships, and marketing savvy to transform the marketplace. More
Beneficial Electrification
In our 2018 Energy Outlook, we pointed to several emerging trends that are likely to shape our work in the future—including a cleaner grid, local focus, a growing energy storage market, and heat pump technology for space and water heating and cooling. While these developments are exciting on their own, the combination is indicative of a fundamental transformation of the power sector. More
Publication
A presentation on findings from 2015 pilot programs in Wisconsin and Michigan. More
Meter
Humans have been building homes for thousands of years. However, until fairly recently, we didn’t have the knowledge or technology to understand their inner workings. A home is much more than a simple structure; when it doesn’t work properly, materials and energy are wasted, occupants can feel uncomfortable, and conditions can even be unsafe or unhealthy. More
Beneficial Electrification
You likely glance at your energy bill each month, but do you really understand what you’re reading?  Utility bills can be confusing, as they tend to contain many abbreviations, numbers, and miscellaneous charges that most customers are unfamiliar with. While all utilities display information a bit differently, we decoded the sample energy bill below as an example. See the image and corresponding explanations for more details! More
Save Energy
Temperatures are dropping and the days are getting shorter—which means it’s time to change the way you use energy at home. Following are seven easy actions you can take to prepare your home for the cooler months ahead. Just a few small changes can make a big difference, so get started today!  More
Beat the Heat
Summer is officially here, which means it’s time for sandals, cookouts, pool parties – and, of course, trying to stay cool. Nobody wants to spend their summer worrying about their utility bill. Fortunately, rising temperatures don’t have to mean rising energy costs. Read on for five easy ways to beat the heat and soak up the savings. More
Publication
Cooperative and Municipality Programs in the Digital Future: Insight into incorporating smart devices in small-scale energy efficiency programs. More
Publication
Article by Jeannette LeZaks and Ingo Bensch, Home Energy Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015. More
Publication
Using Seasonal and Connectivity-Based Differences in Residential Thermostat Use to Maximize Savings: A pilot to test the impacts of residential, Wi-Fi-connected thermostats. More
Whole House Retrofit
Existing homes—especially those built before 1990—offer great potential for energy savings. More
Homes
Whether you want to engage existing homeowners, those planning to build a new home, or are targeting income-qualified customers, Slipstream has you covered. More
Kits
Many homeowners don’t know where to begin when it comes to saving energy—providing a package of energy-saving products gets them started. More
Direct Install
Many homeowners have not yet made the switch to energy efficient lighting, appliances, or other products. More
Manufactured Homes
Address an underserved market, address customer bill repayment issues, and realize more energy savings. More