Storm Window and Insulating Panel Campaign
What is the Storm Window and Insulating Panel Campaign?
The Storm Window and Insulating Panel (SWIP) Campaign is a collaborative initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and managed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to accelerate the adoption of low-emissivity (low-e) storm windows and insulating window panels (sometimes called window inserts or secondary glazing)—delivering energy savings and comfort in residential and commercial buildings at a fraction of the cost of full window replacements. The SWIP Campaign serves as a national platform and one-stop-shop for sharing information and recognizing successes of key stakeholders, including utilities, energy efficiency programs, weatherization organizations, home performance contractors, and others.
Goals of the SWIP Campaign
- Increase awareness, visibility, and build the body of knowledge
- Establish a national platform for sharing information and best practices
- Help launch and promote new utility and energy efficiency programs
- Provide technical assistance and key resources
- Provide support to increase adoption in weatherization programs
- Recognize organizations that demonstrate success in adopting or promoting secondary glazing technologies
- Work with utilities and agencies to launch new pilot programs
Benefits of Joining the SWIP Campaign
- Access to technical assistance
- Easy access to key resources to support storm window adoption and deployment
- Listing on the campaign website, as appropriate
- Recognition opportunity for demonstrating excellence in encouraging the use of low-e storm windows and insulating panels