September 2021

The 2021 ILC Recognition Webinar is now available for on-demand viewing. Watch it here to learn more about energy-saving lighting projects, other benefits of integrating lighting systems, and how ILC Supporters are helping spur the adoption of advanced sensors and controls and the integration of lighting with other building systems. Congratulations to our exemplary Participants and Supporters!

May 2021

Video: Driving Adoption of High-Impact Envelope and Integrated Lighting Strategies, https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/webinars/driving-adoption-high-impact-envelope-and-integrated-lighting-strategies

The Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC) completed its first full year since its launch during the Better Buildings Summit of 2020. The ILC team presented alongside DOE’s Buildings Envelope Campaign at the 2021 Better Buildings Summit. ILC presented the summary of the breadth of projects that submitted for recognition in this inaugural year. ILC was joined by presenters discussing real-world benefits of current integrated lighting strategies and best practices for making lighting integration projects successful. Whole-building energy savings and non-energy benefits were among the benefits discussed by Jay Amundson (University of Minnesota) and Scott Hackel (Slipstream). Both organizations are partners of the ILC.

The Lighting Controls Association (LCA), an ILC Organizer, published a new learning module, EE302., Part 3: A Year with a Networked Lighting Control System. Education Express is a free online education program (registration is required) that provides opportunities for continuing education units. The new module was designed to help building owners/managers and electrical industry consultants visualize networked lighting controls as tools that can be used to improve operations while also saving energy.

To learn more and take the module visit LCA Education Express.

February 2021

The Integrated Lighting Campaign hosted a webinar about participant recognition. Watch this webinar to learn how to utilize ILC resources, request free technical assistance, and get recognized for your efforts to adopt advanced lighting systems and/or integrate your lighting with other building systems to deliver added value. During the webinar, panelists reviewed the newest project categories and shared what you need to include about your project(s) in order to be considered for recognition.

January 2021

DOE released a case study for the Tinker Air Force Base. By replacing the existing lighting with LED fixtures, this project saved more than 60% energy compared to the existing technology. This is consistent with savings of converting either fluorescent or high-intensity discharge fixtures with either new LED fixtures or retrofit kits, which typically result in at least 45% savings. The lighting controls saved between 8-23% compared to the LED baseline. Because LEDs are very efficient, the new LED baseline uses less energy. As a result, the 20%+ savings does not result in sufficient savings for a reasonable payback. However, using lighting controls to control other building systems can make the lighting and control system more cost effective.

September 2020

U.S. Department of Energy, https://www.energy.gov/

This U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides up to $80M to help advance innovative building technologies, including next generation lighting.

June 2020

The ILC is designed to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities and benefits of advanced lighting controls and integrated lighting systems.

The Next Frontier in Lighting: Getting Connected with the Integrated Lighting Campaign workshop is now available at the Better Buildings Solution Center.  View all the recorded presentations and materials from the 2020 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit.

April 2020

This toolkit collects resources to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities from high-efficiency interior lighting solutions.

February 2020

DOE Better Buildings, https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov

2015 – 2019 ILC outcomes report distills four years of results and lessons learned.