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Bayview mosaic wall art
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
building exterior
Join us on June 10, 2021 for part two of our webinar series with EPA ENERGY STAR as we unpack performance-based procurement for architects and building designers. Read more
Exterior of the Tierra Linda development. Photo credit: Gordon Walek
Highlights from a study of two side-by-side projects of affordable housing new construction to compare energy efficiency between Passive House Certification and ENERGY STAR. Read more
USGBC Impact conference
The 2019 IMPACT conference will be held April 8-9 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and will be co-located with the Green Schools Conference & Expo (GSCE), Read more
EUI Analyzer
This tool compiles publicly available data on actual building performance alongside industry references. It supports EUI goal-setting for projects that integrate an energy performance target. With this knowledge, users can make informed decisions on future and current building performance standards. Read more
Publication
We studied the viability of performance-based procurement (PBP) to achieve higher energy savings, without increasing capital cost to owners, through early owner involvement, goal setting and energy modeling. The study also examined the role that conservation improvement programs (CIPs) could play in supporting this approach. We tested the PBP method in six pilot projects and observed the outcomes. We supplemented our study with assessment of existing programs, interviews and analysis through the Sustainable Buildings 2030 program, and outreach to energy modeling professionals. Read more