Sponsored By: Cooper Lighting, Forest Lighting, TÜV, Digital Lumens, VaOtpo and  LTL

2015 DLC Stakeholder Meeting Agenda

Agenda is subject to change.


Monday, August 3, 2015 Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Thursday, August 6, 2015
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Monday - August 3, 2015 (pre-conference workshops)

12:00–5:00 p.m. Registration opens (On-site registration available)
1:00–5:00 p.m.

Informal Sessions/Workshops:
(room may be limited; first come first serve)

CEU Courses:

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Efficiency Programs 101

SSL 101

Quantifying Advanced Control Measures in Industrial Lighting Projects

Sponsored by: Digital Lumens

2:30-3:30 p.m.

DLC 101

Advanced DLC

Designing with LED Luminaires

Sponsored by: RAB Lighting

3:30-4:30 p.m.

CALC 101

Building Codes and Commercial Lighting Driving Toward Zero Energy

Tunable LED Lighting

Sponsored by: Eaton's Cooper Lighting

6:00-8:00 p.m.

On Site “Happy Hours” Reception, sponsored by:    

8:00-10:00 p.m. "Sights and Lights" Bus Tour of Washington, D.C., sponsored by: 
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Tuesday - August 4, 2015

7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00–8:30 a.m.

Welcome To Washington, D.C.!

8:30–9:15 a.m.


9:15–10:15 a.m.

Industry Collaboration and Market Opportunities

  • Fritzi Pieper, DLC (moderator) 
  • Elizabeth Freeman, GE 
  • Brienne Willcock, Illuminart
  • Dan Mellinger, Efficiency Vermont

Just as the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, more can be achieved through collaboration among communities in the energy efficiency and lighting markets than they can accomplish on their own. There is especially great potential for Efficiency Programs and Industry players to collaborate in order to leverage market opportunities. In this session, energy efficiency programs and manufacturers wear each other’s shoes to come up with innovative ideas for stronger partnerships and new programs to navigate the changing energy efficiency and lighting landscapes.

10:15- 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

DLC Policy Development

  • Irina Rasputnis,DLC (moderator)
  • Terry Clark, Finelite (invited)
  • Naomi Miller, PNNL

In addressing a rapidly evolving technology and changing market place, DLC has near-constant need to both develop new program policies and revisit existing ones. This session set the stage for gathering feedback on specific policy revision needs from the Stakeholder community. As a first, critical example, it will also motivate the need for policy development on an area of market development currently receiving significant attention: color-tunable luminaires. Why are they important? How do they work? What are the benefits? What are best practices for evaluating the efficiency and quality of such types of products? Learn about this lighting approach and contribute to the discussion of policy development!

12:00-12:45 p.m.


1-2:30 p.m.

Discussion Sessions - NEW!

  • Agricultural/Horticultural Lighting
  • Family Grouping Variability 
  • Expanding Retrofit Kit Policy
  • Warranty/Reliability

This new format of conversation is a continuation of the DLC policy development discussions. Attendees will be able to choose between roughly four-to-six discussions with topics decided through the member prioritization process on policy development. DLC staff will focus on priority areas of policy development and revision activity, soliciting stakeholder comment and feedback on each topic area. Potential discussions include field-adjustable luminaires, provisions for multiple drivers or LEDs within family groups, products that operate off DC-micro grids, and more!

2:30-3 p.m.



3:00–5:00 p.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:


Structured Networking (By invitation only)

Learn more.

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Guidance for Specialty Products

  Private Labels

4:30-5:00 p.m.

Scaled Performance Methodology

Website Navigation

6:00 p.m.

Offsite Reception @ National Geographic Society, sponsored by:                        

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Wednesday - August 5, 2015

7:00–8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00–8:45 a.m.

State of the DLC

  • Christina Halfpenny, DLC
8:45–10:00 a.m.

DLC Category Development

While the DLC currently covers many high-value categories of luminaires, there are still applications for LED lighting in the market that it does not address. Annually, DLC goes through a process of evaluating potential new application categories it could add, driven by member priorities for potential energy savings. This session will focus on the draft specifications for the categories prioritized in this cycle. It will include explanation of motivations, reasoning behind the specifics of each proposed criterion, and discussion of comments received on how the proposals could or should be change to better serve the needs of the market and member programs. Join the discussion to help DLC develop the specifications for the next group of categories and primary uses added to the Technical Requirements Table!

10:00–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30–12:00 p.m.

DLC's Commercial Advanced Lighting Controls

  • Gabe Arnold, DLC (moderator)
  • Michael Poplawski, PNNL
  • Kandice Cohen, Eaton
  • David Bisbee, SMUD

DLC is developing new tools and resources to support adoption of Advanced Lighting Controls. In addition to specifications, DLC will introduce a savings estimation tool, training programs for designers and installers, improved rebate structures and more. Learn about these exciting new developments and get involved.

12:00–12:45 p.m. Lunch

1:00–3:00 p.m.

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions: 

Transition to the v3.0 Technical Requirements

Structured Networking (by invitation only)

Learn more.

2:00–2:30 p.m.

Guidance for Specialty Products

Private Labels

2:30 –3:00 p.m.

Scaled Performance Methodology

Website Navigation


3:00-3:30 p.m.   Break   
3:30–4:30 p.m.

Illuminating the Way to an IoT Future

LEDs have changed the nature of lighting from general illumination to the communications hub of the entire building system. We are seeing the advent of advanced lighting controls, building automation communication, way-finding and plenty more functions from our lighting systems. And the lighting industry is becoming home to people from microelectronics and communications backgrounds as well as from traditional lighting. The panel will look at current examples and future trends that we will see more and more. 

4:30 p.m. Wrap and Adjourn 
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Thursday - August 6, 2015    (DLC Members Only)

7:30–8:00 a.m. Breakfast/Opening Remarks
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. DLC Member Meeting
12:00 p.m. DLC Member Meeting Ends

DLC members are regional, state, utility, and energy efficiency programs throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Structured Networking

Structured Networking offers a unique opportunity for your business to meet with DLC member programs. The goal is to increase understanding between individual manufacturers and utility and energy efficiency programs, in order to maximize the value of incentive programs as well as leverage market opportunities. Participation in the small group meetings is open to all attending manufacturers, but it not guaranteed as room is limited. Conference sponsors receive preference in the selection process. In order to be eligible for selection in Structured Networking, manufacturers must register by 12pm EST June 15th, 2015. 



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About DLC

The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is a project of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), a regional non-profit founded in 1996 whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. The DLC promotes quality, performance and energy efficient commercial sector lighting solutions through collaboration among its federal, regional, state, utility, and energy efficiency program members; luminaire manufacturers; lighting designers and other industry stakeholders throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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