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Dane counties
Many of the largest US cities adopted ambitious goals to reduce their energy and carbon emissions. However, not all communities have the same resources to tackle complex issues of reducing overall energy consumption. To leverage the resources that collaboration can provide, seven communities in Dane County (Fitchburg, Marshall, Middleton, Monona, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, and Waunakee) came together to develop energy plans that provide clear guidance on near term actions for each community. 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
An illustration of the benefits we see in the Wisconsin Climate Task Force's proposals
The Wisconsin Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change recently released an expansive new plan to address this crisis. Here are the three of the steps we think can make a vital impact. Read more
Accelerate Performance process
This U.S. DOE-funded initiative empowers owners and developers to achieve desired energy performance goals. It will change the way they procure their buildings. Read more
eco green community
“Slipstream champions and delivers innovative energy initiatives that produce enduring economic and environmental benefits for all.”  Slipstream’s mission statement drives the organization’s work and guides everything from long-term strategic planning to day-to-day operations. For 40 years, we maintained our focus on this objective by designing and delivering research, financing, training, marketing, and incentive programs that help individuals, businesses, and communities use energy more efficiently and sustainably.  Read more
News
We are excited to be named a Green Master by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC), for the fourth year in a row. The Green Masters Program is a recognition and assessment program for Wisconsin businesses interested in improving and promoting their sustainability initiatives. The objective of the program is to provide companies with a benchmark for themselves and the ability to compare their sustainability performance to other companies.  Read more
core periphery network
This blog originally appeared on Colorado State University’s website. Slipstream worked with a team at the Institute for the Built Environment to develop an on-demand webinar on the Integrative Design Process.  Read more
Milwaukee Business Journal
The Milwaukee Business Journal published an article titled, “A Sustainable Surge: Popular support, technological advances and attractive financing propel energy-efficiency and the adaptive re-use of existing buildings.” Our very own Connor Jansen, senior product manager, and Kim Johnston, senior marketing manager, were featured in the article to provide insights on how to make buildings more sustainable, why it is important to do so, what resources are available to help mitigate costs, and what trends are coming for the future. Read more
News
We are excited to share that Karen Weigert, Vice President of Business Strategy and Regional Operations, will present at BloombergNEF's annual summit in New York City!  Read more
News
Wisconsin Manufacturer, Inpro, First to Onboard Following its mission, to champion and deliver innovative energy initiatives that produce enduring economic and environmental benefits for all, Slipstream developed a tool to support the tracking of sustainability efforts for businesses and their supply chain. Slipstream’s Sustainability Tracking System (STS) provides a customizable solution to assist businesses with sustainability planning and reporting. 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