PORTLAND, Ore. – May 20, 2021 - U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Buildings Technology Office announced their support for a new initiative, Partnership for Advanced Window Solutions (PAWS), to accelerate the national availability and adoption of advanced and highly efficient windows and window attachments that improve occupants’ comfort and reduce building energy use.
NEEA is leading the formation of this public-private collaboration to promote cost-effective, high performance window solutions for new and existing building stock in the Northwest and across the nation. PAWS’ partners include utilities, national labs, window manufacturers, state agencies, regional energy efficiency organizations trade organizations and NGOs with a building efficiency mission.
The collaboration plans to employ a variety of proven Market Transformation strategies, including:
Advanced window technologies and windows attachments have tremendous capacity to save energy in residential homes and commercial buildings. These products have application across most of the nation and are available today but are underutilized or emerging. To meet the alliance’s building envelope goals, we need to collaborate with partners across the country to rapidly scale adoption of these products to transform the market.
PAWS is addressing two priority opportunities for the alliance:
More information on the DOE Initiative for Better Energy, Emissions, and Equity (E3 Initiative) is available on DOE's website.