Sustainable design

News
Colorado-based Heart of a Building (HoB) and Colorado State University (CSU) chose Slipstream to deliver a series of technical online courses to Slipstream’s and the U.S. Green Building Council’s audience of architects, engineers, and other building professionals. HoB and CSU will create videos of building case studies that focus on ways buildings are transforming from the places we inhabit to spaces in harmony with nature. More
Keller Center
Discover daylighting benefits in a beautiful historical building What if you could experience the outdoors—minus extreme weather—indoors? Slipstream’s experience with daylight design and advance building techniques brings the wellness benefits of natural light into the Keller Center in Chicago. People working inside this Edward Durrell Stone postmodern masterpiece now have access to the Harris Family Forum at the nucleus of the building. This four-story atrium is the building’s most prominent feature and connects to the outdoors via skylights. More
city skyline with blurred heart-shaped lights
The Greenbush neighborhood is one of Madison’s most culturally diverse communities. Three hundred of its residents live in the Triangle/Monona Bay neighborhood in the heart of downtown Madison. The Bayview Foundation wanted to provide modern, affordable housing for their community - not only lower utility bills but build net-zero energy buildings. The Bayview Foundation partnered with Horizon Development to expand to 500 residents in two new apartment buildings and eight townhome buildings. More
Wrigley Building
Retrofit for energy efficiency without compromising aesthetics, productivity or historic landmark status. Does your historic building need an upgrade, but you’re worried an energy efficient retrofit could compromise the look? Slipstream worked closely with the Perkins + Will team to design a five-floor new office space in the iconic Wrigley Building—and to enhance energy performance. More
Accelerate Performance process
Empowers building owners and developers to achieve desired energy performance goals. More
Back-of-the-Envelope calculator
Our Back-of-the-Envelope calculator is a learning tool that allows anyone to interact with a building as an energy system. You can see real-time energy connections between building components, isolate the effects of changing a single energy parameter, or produce concept-level energy and CO2 emissions estimates. When it comes to building energy consumption, nearly everything affects everything. It's very difficult to get a feel for energy efficiency among the complicated interactions. 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. More
Publication
The building at 749 University Row is a highly energy efficient, multi-tenant office building constructed in Madison, WI in 2013. More