ILC Supporter Eligibility
Supporters of the ILC include energy efficiency organizations, ESCOs, utilities, lighting designers, product manufacturers, and system integrators. Supporters are organizations that share information about the ILC, and the high-efficiency innovative interior lighting solutions, products, and services they offer. Supporters also encourage their members or customers to join the ILC. To become a Supporter for free, fill out this online form.
This category seeks to recognize ILC Supporters who advance and encourage novel applications of controls and sensors that facilitate the integration of lighting with other building systems. Examples include:
- 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 support for advanced controls and lighting integrated with other building systems for improved energy and building performance.
ENERGY JUSTICE, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION CHAMPION
This category seeks to recognize Supporters for efforts to support and encourage the use of advanced lighting that also support Energy Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (JDEI)1. Examples include:
- Organizations or individuals offering high quality jobs that are accessible to those in disadvantaged communities (DACs) through workforce training programs or other pathways.
- Organizations or individuals who prioritize accountability to local communities by signing Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) or by otherwise contributing towards equitable outcomes of surrounding communities, minimizing burden, or decreasing environmental exposure to toxins or dangerous chemicals.
- Organizations or individuals who show a thoughtful and considered JDEI approach to company-level plans and protocols (e.g., internal/corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance policies) that is based on research and data and showing actual or planned impact.
- Organizations or individuals who are able to increase access to low-cost capital in DACs.
- Organizations or individuals who increase clean energy jobs, job pipeline, and job training for individuals from DACs.
1Such as those supportive of, or aligned with, the definitions from the U.S. DOE Office of Economic Impact and Diversity Equity in Energy initiative.