Event | November 12, 2019
Why should you go? Besides hearing from the most innovative residential builders and remodelers in the Midwest, you will also experience: Interactive displays with national experts Competitive edge business sessions Collaboration with like-minded colleagues Continuing education credits Wet and wild indoor entertainment at the waterpark More
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Blog | November 7, 2019
At Slipstream, we have employees who prioritize making their own homes more energy efficient. Ben Heymer, Senior Project Manager in our Chicago office, is one of those employees and featured his home in the Illinois GreenBuilt Home Tour in August. This was the seventh annual home tour where attendees can meet builders, designers, and homeowners behind the green homes and learn energy-efficient strategies to implement in their own homes. The GreenBuilt Home Tour features exceptional, award-winning, and nationally-recognized homes throughout Illinois.  More
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Blog | October 28, 2019
Slipstream has a rich history supporting the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) locally in Wisconsin and across the country. We develop and deliver building science and programmatic trainings as well as support the development and maintenance of program specifications and guidance. We do this by serving on Standard Work Specifications (SWS), Building Performance Institute, and Home Energy Professional Certification scheme committees. Because of this rich history, it should be no surprise that we are excited to be celebrating National Weatherization Day on Wednesday, October 30. More
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Blog | May 17, 2019
Imagine heading to the grocery store with your list of ingredients for your meals for the next month. Then, imagine not seeing prices listed for any items and not being charged for anything until the month is over. So, you have four weeks’ worth of groceries that you have consumed but no clue how much you spent on them. This is how our energy bills work. Electricity is one of the few things in life we pay for well after we use it. More
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Blog | April 5, 2019
Nearly two decades ago, Slipstream (formerly WECC) partnered with FOCUS ON ENERGY®—Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program—to develop a residential new construction pilot program in the northeastern part of the state. More
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Research | December 20, 2018
We conducted an in-depth study of 100 high energy consumption homes in Minnesota. The goal was to help conservation program managers better understand the factors contributing to high usage, quantify the energy savings potential associated with common conservation measures, and identify program strategies that could be used to effectively target those opportunities. Watch our three-part video series IN THIS PLAYLIST: More
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Research | December 20, 2018
We also characterized Wisconsin’s rental sector based on a statewide sample of 180 rental properties, ranging from single-family rental homes to large apartment buildings. The study provided a statistically representative picture of building characteristics, appliances and equipment; benchmarked energy usage; assessed energy efficiency opportunities; and explored linkages between energy efficiency opportunities and knowledge, attitudes and behavior on the part of building tenants, owners and managers. More
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Research | December 20, 2018
We characterized energy use in Minnesota’s multifamily sector and identified untapped energy efficiency opportunities. We also explored energy-related behaviors and attitudes of multifamily building owners and tenants. Our research team sampled 120 buildings across the state; gathered information from building owners and tenants through on-line and mail surveys; and evaluated the payback period of 25 common energy and water savings measures in multifamily housing. More
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Blog | December 16, 2018
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—but also one of the most expensive. Give yourself the gift of energy savings. By making just a few small changes, you could see a big difference on your energy bill. Read on to discover five easy tips and tricks for saving energy this holiday season and beyond! More
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Blog | August 21, 2018
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
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