2022 Recognition Cycle - Closed

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, 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.

ILC Participants (organizations including building owners, operators, and managers) are encouraged to submit projects—indoor or outdoor—that they would like to have considered for recognition. The Campaign seeks to highlight applications that have a positive impact on energy justice, diversity, equity, or inclusion. Projects that support the unique needs of under-served communities through their deployment or installation should provide relevant information in the narratives.

I would like to submit recognition for:
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.
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, through Campaign recruitment and support, and/or through diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Participant Information:
Participant Information:
Submitter Information
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 the use of sensors, controls, and other capabilities in lighting, indoor or outdoor, that go beyond the norm of general occupancy, daylighting, dimming, and scheduling approaches.  In particular, the Campaign is interested in applications where sensors and controls are enabling deeper operational savings in lighting applications and/or creating an enhanced user/occupant lighting experience.  Examples in this category include:
  • Exemplary luminaire-level lighting control implementation
  • Exemplary networked lighting control implementation
  • Exemplary tunable white lighting implementation
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 details provided regarding the benefits/outcomes.
Please note the system type installed (LLLC, NLC, etc.), any building automation system or energy management information system platform used to integrate controls, and 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 the building (e.g., layout, occupancy trends, etc.) and how the lighting controls interface with the HVAC system.
Submissions should include information about the spaces where the controls are deployed, how the adjustments to the HVAC system work (e.g., VAV boxes, bladders in the vents, thermostat setback, etc.), the number of lighting fixtures per HVAC points, and an estimate of HVAC energy savings resulting from the integration of the lighting system sensor data. Please note any building automation system or energy management information system platform used to integrate controls and include additional details deemed informative.
This category recognizes new, novel uses of integrating the lighting to provide features other than simply lighting a space. Indoor or outdoor projects may submit in this category. 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. If any educational or communication approaches were undertaken to support the adoption of these integrations by end-users, please specify them.
Provide a written narrative detailing any measured or perceived benefits of the noted integration(s).
This category seeks to recognize exemplary projects in horticulture applications that integrate lighting with HVAC, water, and/or other systems to optimize energy efficiency, improve crop yield/quality, reduce the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides, and/or provide other non-energy benefits.
Provide a narrative describing the grow facilities, information about the grow systems including lighting, HVAC, and water as applicable, and how the systems are integrated and controlled.
Please note any energy, water, or yield impacts observed from a prior installation, or any known differences between similar growth operations utilizing different lighting technologies/approaches. Sites will be evaluated based on the qualitative and quantitative data demonstrating the benefits of high-efficiency lighting and advanced sensors and controls in lighting.
This category seeks to recognize projects, indoor or outdoor, that leveraged innovative approaches to help maintain, operate, and/or finance (Lighting-as-a-Service, utility incentives, etc.) their advanced lighting installation, with an emphasis on lighting projects aligned with the ILC technology areas of interest.  Some examples include:
  • Highlight benefits and experience of lighting-as-a-service (LaaS) and other similar approaches that extend product lifetime and support maintenance or improved End-of-Life outcomes (such as reuse, remanufacturing, recycling, and proper disposal of e-waste)
  • Service and/or financing models that support ongoing system optimization of advanced lighting systems to realize energy savings and improved lighting performance
  • Alternative financing options that allowed for superior technology to be installed up front
Provide a narrative describing the innovative approach(es) taken for maintaining, operating, and/or financing the lighting system, alternatives considered, and how the selected approach(es) were advantageous and helped overcome any existing barriers to the adoption of an advanced lighting system.
Please include any benefits to the project owner, as well as any environmental or ecological benefits from the model or approach. Please describe how the model used ties into elements of circular economy such as reduction of carbon impact (both operational and embodied carbon), improved End-of-Life outcomes (e.g., remanufacturing or recycling of materials, proper disposal of e-waste, or reuse of materials into new products) or reduced use of materials and products overall.
Supporter Information
Supporter Information:
Energy Efficiency Organization
Service Provider (ESCO, Lighting as a Service)
Submitter Information
Supporter Recognition
ILC Supporters (energy efficiency organizations, ESCOs, utilities, lighting designers, system integrators) are encouraged to submit an overview of their efforts to support and encourage the use of advanced lighting controls and technologies that facilitate integration of lighting with other building systems in buildings to improve efficiency and performance.  Supporter recognition may include one or more of the following:
  • Innovative utility programs designed to support adoption of advanced/integrated lighting systems
  • ILC partner recruiting through newsletters, webinars, blogs, or other mechanism that support the ILC and its goals
  • Referrals and number of ILC Partner joins due to the Supporter’s efforts
  • Technical assistance provided for the development of recognition submissions on behalf of ILC Partners
  • Other examples of how ILC Supporters are engaging sites in support of advanced use of controls and lighting integrated with other building systems for improved energy and building performance
Description of Program including start/end dates – please include pilot demonstrations if applicable, or Description of Contributions to the Integrated Lighting Campaign.
Provide supporting data such as number of buildings/systems impacted, energy savings calculated/measured, outreach efforts on behalf of the ILC, Participants/projects recruited to the ILC, etc.
The ILC seeks to recognize Supporters for exemplary efforts in advanced lighting that support energy justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion (JDEI), such as those supportive of, or aligned with, the U.S. DOE Office of Economic Impact and Diversity Equity in Energy initiative. Some examples include:
  • Successful efforts to deploy advanced and/or integrated lighting solutions in underserved communities
  • Efforts targeted to support JDEI initiatives/programs including, but not limited to, supporting a diverse community and/or participants and minority-owned businesses
  • Advanced lighting programs (e.g., incentives, grants, etc.) targeted specifically to address JDEI
Describe the effort(s) and how they relate to advanced lighting, why the JDEI approach and actions taken are important, and any impacts realized to date. Quantify the anticipated impacts, how the plan was implemented, and the results – using metrics or models.
Provide supporting data such as program manuals, website links, quantitative data, and testimonials.

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