Reports, Tools, and Resources
The DLC's Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) project is developing a suite of tools and resources to enable widespread adoption of networked lighting controls in commercial buildings. These new resources will include research reports, calculation tools, and new rebate strategies to support DLC Member utility programs in including networked lighting control technology in their programs.
Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls
This report explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. Three actionable use cases work to show why interoperability is a core component for ongoing operation of energy savings programs and is essential for the long-lasting relevance of NLCs.
Report: Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems
The DLC has completed a data-gathering and analysis project that develops reliable estimates of energy savings for networked lighting controls technology. The public report supports utilities in establishing networked lighting control rebates/incentives and energy savings assumptions.
New Networked Lighting Controls Rebates/Incentives
The DLC is working with Members and the lighting industry to develop more consistent, predictable, and high-volume approaches to incenting networked lighting control technology. These new incentive and rebate approaches will make it easy for energy efficiency program participants to predict what the incentive will be for an lighting controls project.
When combined with the Networked Lighting Controls QPL, this new approach will provide the framework necessary to enable at-scale partnerships with the lighting market to achieve widespread adoption of lighting controls technology.
ALCS Energy Savings Estimator Tool
In partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the DLC is developing a calculation tool to help utility companies estimate energy savings for networked lighting controls projects that layer multiple lighting control strategies over one another. The tool will use the best available data and methodologies to estimate energy savings compared to existing conditions and several energy codes.
The tool will first be made available to DLC Member utility energy efficiency programs in 2017, and eventually the wider market.