September 26, 2023

The role of utility programs in market transformation

The market transformation of air-source heat pumps will take teamwork. We discuss what utilities can consider when designing programs to encourage market transformation.
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September 25, 2023

Panel upgrades are a key pathway to full electrification

Upgrading panel service to 200A is likely the most cost-effective and simplest way to enable residential electrification in cold climates at this time.
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July 5, 2023

Transforming a Market: How Wisconsin was first to get high-efficiency furnaces in (almost) every home

The market transformation of air-source heat pumps will take teamwork. In the early '90s, stakeholders in Wisconsin helped successfully transform the market for high-efficiency furnaces.
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November 8, 2022

Do it right the first time: Electrify the residential new construction market

Demand for all-electric homes is at an all-time high, driven by rising fossil fuel costs and higher consumer awareness about the relationship between carbon emissions and climate change.
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September 27, 2022

Lessons on Listening: What utilities can learn from grassroots organizers

Slipstream launched a utility funded pilot program in 2019 to explore how a trusted community-based organization (CBO) could increase energy efficiency program participation. We started with the best of intentions. But every engineer knows intentions don't matter when the building falls. Through hard, honest reflection we realized where our intentions and our actions didn't align.
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August 19, 2022

Heat Pump Clothes Dryers

Heat pump clothes dryers can potentially save energy in both single– and multifamily homes. But do heat pump dryers have a place in energy efficiency programs?
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August 15, 2022

Energy efficiency programs continue despite Michigan's legislative sunset: Slipstream delivers programs for five municipalities and cooperatives

Slipstream's ten-year partnership with Michigan Electric Cooperative Association (MECA) concluded in December 2021 due to a legislative sunset for cooperatives and municipalities. We influenced our partners to continue energy efficiency programs beyond the legislation's sunset and advance their programs to help improve climate resilience. Slipstream will proudly administer programs five Michigan providers.
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July 27, 2022

Lower interest rates for people with lower incomes: Slipstream improves equity in clean energy finance with innovative New York program

Slipstream continues to partner with NYSERDA to achieve New York’s ambitious clean energy goals as mandated by the state’s Climate Act. 
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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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March 10, 2022

Can smart vents save energy in residential HVAC systems?

Slipstream investigated the energy savings and market potential for smart vent technology.
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