Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about the Storm Window and Insulating Panel (SWIP) Campaign are listed below. For all other questions, please reach out to the campaign team at or by filling out the contact form.

What is the purpose of the SWIP Campaign?

The SWIP Campaign aims to accelerate the adoption of modern, high-performance storm windows and insulating panels. The campaign provides a platform for technical assistance and access to key resources, such as guidance on implementation, best practices for contractors and installers, independent assessment of available storm window products, utility incentive programs, case studies, and lessons learned. 

Who is eligible to join the campaign?

Organizations, including home performance contractors, utilities and energy efficiency organizations, weatherization agencies, manufacturers and others that install or can contribute to advancing the adoption of modern, high-performance storm windows and insulating panels are eligible to join the campaign. Still unsure if your organization is eligible? Contact us.

How do I join the SWIP Campaign?

Joining the SWIP Campaign is quick and easy. After filling out a quick form, we will review it and contact you. Please visit our Join web page to learn more about joining as a Campaign Partner

Is there a cost associated with joining the campaign?

Joining the SWIP Campaign is free. In addition, there is no cost to your organization to access resources, technical assistance, or submit for recognition


What are the benefits associated with joining the campaign?

Benefits include access to resources, including guidance documents, case studies, utility incentive lists, and educational webinars to help aid the adoption of modern, high-performance storm windows and insulating panels. By joining the campaign, you can also:

  • Receive technical assistance.
  • Stay informed of the latest news through the campaign newsletter.
  • Demonstrate your organization's leadership and help build the body of knowledge.
  • Be recognized for your organization's role in advancing the adoption of modern, high-performance storm windows and insulating panels, as applicable.

Please contact us via our online web form to reach out directly to the research team.

What is my role if I join as a campaign partner?

Types of campaign partners vary, so it depends.

  • Utilities and Energy Efficiency Program Implementers
    • Inform the SWIP Campaign of the incentives you provide
    • Share best practices for implementing storm window and insulating panel programs and any information developed (e.g., reports, white papers, guidance)
    • Encourage the use of storm windows and insulating panels among your peers
  • Weatherization Organizations (including WAP grantees, sub-grantees, and non-federal weatherization organizations)
    • Encourage the use of storm windows and insulating panels among your peers
    • Include modern, high-performance storm windows in energy audits
    • Work with the SWIP Campaign team to develop a storm window pilot
  • Manufacturers
    • Get products rated by the Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC)
    • Get qualifying products certified with ENERGY STAR
    • Participate in training events, utility programs, and pilots

If you would like to explore additional ways that your organization could contribute to the SWIP Campaign, please contact us.

How can I request technical assistance?

As a campaign partner, you are eligible to receive technical assistance covering topics that may include: installation best practices, utility program design, weatherization application, and more. The SWIP Campaign team will review your request and provide information that may be useful in storm window adoption efforts. Placing a request for technical assistance is simple. To get the process started, access our online 'Contact Us' web form and our team will respond as quickly as possible.