ILC Exemplary Performance Recognition

2021 Recognition Cycle

The Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) is a recognition and guidance program designed to help facility owners, operators, and managers. The ILC focuses on high-efficiency lighting and control systems that are integrated with other building systems (e.g., HVAC and/or plug loads) for added efficiency and performance. The ILC also focuses on the integration of lighting with operational functions (e.g., asset tracking, wayfinding, security systems, etc.). This form is intended for the Recognition process for:

  • ILC Participants (organizations including building owners, operators, and managers) to submit projects that they would like to have considered for recognition.
  • ILC Supporters (utilities, manufacturers, energy efficiency organizations, lighting designers, and ESCOs) to submit for recognition for their efforts to support and implement the use of advanced technologies that facilitate integration in buildings.
Contact Information:
I would like to submit recognition for:
Exemplary Participant: I am submitting for my, or on behalf of another, organization for building(s) that have integrated their lighting system with other building systems or utilize advanced lighting sensors and controls.
Exemplary Supporter: My organization has been an active Supporter of the ILC through programs or incentives that accelerate the adoption of advanced sensors or the integration of lighting systems, or through Campaign recruitment and support.
Building Information
Buildings being submitted:
Lighting Sensors/Controls Categories
The Campaign is interested in how sensors and controls are enabling deeper energy savings in lighting applications, improving building operations, and creating enhanced user/occupant experiences.  This category seeks to recognize uses of sensors and controls that go beyond basic occupancy, daylighting, dimming, and scheduling approaches.
Provide a written narrative about how your lighting system sensors and controls are going beyond the norm; the novel capabilities they provide, and the resulting outcomes (e.g., incremental savings, improved business operations, occupant satisfaction, etc.). Sites will be evaluated on the novelty of the approaches and the benefits/outcomes. Please note any building automation system or energy management information system platform used to integrate controls and include additional information deemed informative, including summary data quantifying energy benefits, business operation benefits, or occupant satisfaction (e.g., from formal or informal surveys).
Integrated Categories
This category seeks to recognize integration of lighting and plug load meter and control systems, with a focus on energy savings. For example, lighting control signals can often be used to control plug load devices that are plugged into controlled outlets or panels. Similarly, energy signals from plug load devices could help inform lighting controls.
Provide a written narrative about how your plug load device(s) interact and integrate with the lighting system. Sites will be evaluated on the number of plug load points (e.g., receptacles) that integrate with the lighting system and innovative approaches taken. Please include an estimated aggregate average of loads being controlled, and estimated number of controlled receptacles. Please note any building automation system or energy management information system platform used to integrate controls and include additional information deemed informative.
This category seeks to recognize innovative approaches the integration of HVAC and lighting systems. For example, lighting controls that are integrated with HVAC systems can indicate when a space is vacant to modify air flow or temperature set points during periods when spaces are un-occupied.
Provide a written narrative about how the lighting controls interface with the HVAC system. Submissions should include information about the spaces where the controls are deployed, how the reduction to the HVAC system works (e.g., VAV boxes, bladders in the vents, thermostat setback, etc.), and the number of lighting fixtures per HVAC points. Please note any building automation system or energy management information system platform used to integrate controls and include additional information deemed informative.
This category recognizes new, novel uses of integrating the lighting to provide features other than simply lighting a space. Some examples include; grid services, external shading systems integrating with electric lighting, using sensors in the lighting to provide data about space utilization or asset tracking, or other unique features.
Provide a written narrative about how the electric lighting system integrates with other equipment or provide novel features. Some examples of eligible entries in this category include:
  • Integration of the electric lighting system with an enhanced daylight system (e.g., shade control)
  • Integration of lighting sensors with security systems (e.g., using occupancy sensor signal or gunshot detection)
  • Integration of lighting with asset management systems (e.g., using real-time location)
  • Integration of lighting with people (e.g., employees, clients, etc. via indoor positioning/location services, etc.)
  • Unique approaches to creating information feedback systems (advanced notice when a lamp or driver should be replaced, application efficiency information to optimize use, etc.) using luminaire sensor data to support building operations or managers
  • Integration of lighting with the electric grid, photovoltaics, and/or energy storage batteries for the purpose of demand reduction, flexible load management, grid services, resiliency, etc.
  • Other innovative approaches in lighting that do not fit within one of the other categories
Energy Efficiency Organization
Service Provider (i.e., ESCO, Lighting as a Service)
Program Description
Description of Program including start/end dates – please include pilot demonstrations if applicable, or Description of Contributions to the Integrated Lighting Campaign
(e.g., number of buildings/systems impacted, energy savings measured, Participants/projects recruited to the ILC, etc.)