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PRE-CONFERENCE  •  Monday, July 10

8:00am - 12:30pm DLC Members-Only Meeting and Breakfast (by invitation only)
12:00pm - 5:00pm Conference Registration
1:00pm - 5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops
  INFO SESSIONS WORKSHOPS CEU COURSES
     1:00pm - 2:00pm PDF Download Efficiency Programs 101
   • Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC
PDF Download Energy Codes and Lighting: What You Need to Know This presentation will provide an overview of lighting energy codes for commercial buildings as applied across the US. It will cover the basis for required codes, some history, adoption and compliance across the country, development of the requirements, and details on the major requirements and how they are implemented. Participants will be provided a thorough understanding of why we have codes, how they are developed, and what the specific requirements entail. Also covered will be how the requirements may vary by state and what future codes may look like.
   • Eric Richman, PNNL
CANCELLED: Advanced Lighting Systems: Beyond Energy Savings Much like traditional lighting changed to LED systems, modern lighting is now transitioning to advanced interconnected systems. The frontier of the "internet of things" (IoT) is signaled by the use of networked controls, integrated sensors, and the data and applications that come with them. Learn ten key things you should know about IoT in commercial and industrial venues, ten things you need to evaluate connected lighting systems, and the ten things you will need to help your clients understand this emerging area.
   • Joe Bokelman, Eaton
     2:00pm - 2:30pm Break
     2:30pm - 3:30pm PDF Download DLC Networked Lighting Controls 101
   • Gabe Arnold, DLC
PDF Download What is New and Upcoming in Standards and Test Methods Standards and test methods are the building blocks of performance evaluation, and as technology advances, so do test methods and standards. Find out what is new, what is in development, and how each can potentially impact efficiency programs, DLC policy, and product design.
   • Austin Gelder, UL
How IoT is Changing the Lighting Industry  This course will identify several ways in which IoT is changing the Lighting Industry as we know it. We’ll cover topics such as big data, the costs associated with IoT implementation, how job descriptions are changing, how Lighting-as-a-Service is evolving, the need for new metering and reporting standards, the importance of BMS integration and well-designed GUIs, and how new training initiatives have become critical to ensure the success of our rapidly-changing industry.
   • Shayna Bramley, IQ Solutions
     3:30pm - 5:00pm PDF Download DLC Solid-State Lighting QPL 101
   • Irina Rasputnis, DLC
How IoT is Changing the Lighting Industry (CEU) This course will identify several ways in which IoT is changing the Lighting Industry as we know it. We’ll cover topics such as big data, the costs associated with IoT implementation, how job descriptions are changing, how Lighting-as-a-Service is evolving, the need for new metering and reporting standards, the importance of BMS integration and well-designed GUIs, and how new training initiatives have become critical to ensure the success of our rapidly-changing industry.
   • Shayna Bramley, IQ Solutions
Lighting for the Learning Environment As solid-state lighting and networked lighting controls introduce change in the educational sector, it is important to understand that many of the design considerations of the learning environment have remained the same. This course will help attendees understand the requirements and overcome the challenges of lighting educational facilities. The course will include a discussion of current trends and codes that influence design, and delve into the solutions that can be implemented to create learning environments of the future. 
   • Tanya Hernandez, Acuity Brands
6:00pm - 8:00pm Evening Happy Hour Reception sponsored by  RAB Lighting



DAY 1  •  Tuesday, July 11

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast sponsored by  Eaton
8:00am - 8:30am Welcome to Portland, Oregon!
   • Christina Halfpenny, DLC
   • Susan Stratton, NEEA
   • Chip Taylor, Eaton
8:30am - 9:00am PDF Download Keynote: Potential and Opportunity for Lighting in the Energy Revolution Mark Lien brings decades of experience and forward thinking to discuss the future of lighting. How does innovation change the way we use lighting and what opportunities exist for industry collaboration to integrate with advanced energy solutions?
   • Mark Lien, IES
9:00am - 10:15am PDF Download Efficacy vs. Lighting Quality: It Doesn't Have to be a Trade-off
   • Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC (moderator)
   • Edward Bartholomew, National Grid

   • CJ Brockway, SparkLab
   • Mark Lien, IES

DLC Technical Requirements help define the highest-performing SSL products, but certain lighting quality features make the DLC efficacy standards a challenge for manufacturers who want to provide their customers a product they’ll love. After all, you can see lighting quality, but you can’t see efficacy. Join a lighting designer, a DLC efficiency program Member, and an IES representative to discuss how the DLC can objectively define and incorporate lighting quality features into future versions of the Technical Requirements. 
10:15am - 10:45am Break sponsored by  
10:45am - 12:00pm PDF Download Prospecting for the Value of Energy Data
   • Gabe Arnold, DLC (moderator)
   • Teddy Kisch, Energy Solutions
   • Jim Edelson, New Buildings Institute

   • Lee Featherstone, Schneider Electric

Building and lighting system energy data holds a wealth of untapped potential for the lighting industry. Here’s the short list: energy data can expand business models, eliminate cost barriers, improve system performance, and save utilities millions in M&V costs. Discuss the opportunities and challenges of standardizing and scaling this data in order to harness its tremendous potential.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
     1:00pm - 2:00pm PDF Download Col-LAB-boration with Labs DLC review staff will discuss common issues they encounter within laboratory test reports as well as issues that arise when laboratories submit applications on behalf of manufacturers. You will then participate in a group discussion about ways the DLC can best work with accredited laboratories to ensure the integrity of the data on the QPL. 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 space is limited. Conference sponsors receive preference in the selection process.
(by invitation only)
     2:00pm - 2:30pm PDF Download Supporting Documentation for SSL Applications Familiarize yourself with the issues that DLC reviewers commonly encounter with solid-state lighting supporting documentation during the application review process. This session will provide you with information on what the DLC evaluates when reviewing product specification sheets, safety certifications, self-certification statements, and the solid-state lighting application form. PDF Download Common SSL Application Questions Join the DLC application review team lead to learn about the most common questions that arise for both applicants and reviewers during the solid-state lighting application process. This session will provide guidance to ensure that you provide as much relevant information as possible in your product applications in order to expedite the review process and get your products listed on the QPL quickly.
     2:30pm - 3:00pm PDF Download DLC Website Updates and Searching the SSL QPL The DLC Solid-State Lighting QPL has undergone many changes in the past year. DLC staff will discuss the new QPL functionality, tips and tricks for finding products successfully, and what additional features you can expect on the QPL in the future. This session will also provide an opportunity for you to see and ask questions about the DLC’s new Application Portal for submitting product applications. PDF Download V4.2 Category Nuances and Allowances This session will dig into the details of various new elements of the V4.2 Technical Requirements for solid-state lighting, including the new T5 and T5HO categories, rules for Hazardous Location Lighting, and the application of Allowances. Transition guidance and examples for applying Allowances will also be discussed.
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Discussion Sessions
This format of conversation will be held in facilitated medium-sized breakout groups. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose between the following topics:

  • PDF Download Digging Deeper into Horticultural Lighting Horticultural Lighting is a different animal from existing DLC categories – from metrics and testing, to performance needs, to end use and form factor. This discussion session will solicit audience input on the direction that the DLC is taking in developing Technical Requirements for horticultural lighting products. Some of the questions we will dive into are: What are the applications? Which metrics should DLC be looking at? Where should DLC set the thresholds? How should DLC address quality performance?
  • PDF Download Color Tuning: Assessing Performance Color tuning offers a huge range of benefits: with a color-tunable product, end-users can customize lighting to the needs of individual spaces, enhance an environment for maximum comfort, productivity, and employee satisfaction, improve aesthetic, and even adjust for circadian rhythm. There are a number of critical questions that must be resolved before the DLC can create a suitable policy and provide a pathway to qualification for these products. Participants in this session will provide input on which color tuning capabilities (dynamic RGB, dim-to-warm, saturated) should be included in a draft policy and how products should be tested. Come prepared to discuss determining worst-case efficacy, lumen maintenance, and LM-80 considerations.
  • PDF Download The Five W's of Energy Monitoring Some of the most interesting data we receive from our new classes of lighting control systems have to do with energy consumption. Continuous device-level metering used to be impossible. With it, there is potential to dramatically simplify M&V, or try entirely new classes of incentive programs. But to gain traction via widespread adoption, we need to precisely define the usage scenarios and describe how they shape requirements for the data. In this session, we'll use the “5Ws” approach to brainstorm specific needs for several different usage scenarios and share our output with the ANSI C137 committee. Bring your thoughts on the Who, What, Where, When, Why, (and bonus How) for specific uses of energy data: resolution, accuracy, precision, latency, and beyond.
  • PDF Download Field-Adjustable Products The ability to adjust SSL products outside the factory offers many benefits if done correctly, but runs the risk of negatively impacting energy savings and user experience when done improperly. This discussion session will explore the opportunities for developing a DLC policy to qualify field adjustable products, and tackle the main challenges to implementation. Be ready to discuss the defining the type(s) of features that are commonly field adjustable, who typically makes adjustments, the effect of field adjustable features on product quality and energy savings, and how these products should be identified on the QPL.
6:00pm Off-Site Reception at the Oregon Zoo sponsored by Acuity Brands



DAY 2  •  Wednesday, July 12

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am PDF Download Keynote: Circadian Light for Your Health and Well Being We have long known that the daily pattern of light and darkness influences our sleep and daytime wakefulness. But as we have increasingly become an indoor species, our evolved connections to this cycle have diminished. This presentation will address how combinations of daylight and specially-designed electric light can reconnect us to our natural rhythms and improve sleep, daytime alertness, sense of vitality, and emotional functioning.
   • Judith Heerwagen, US General Services Administration
9:00am - 10:15am PDF Download Gaining Perspective: DLC Requirements, QPLs, and Efficiency Programs
   • Irina Rasputnis, DLC (moderator)
   • Gabe Arnold, DLC (moderator)
   • Kyle Hemmi, CLEAResult
   • Peter Jacobson, Con Edison
   • Jeffrey Schwartz, ICF


Rapid advances in technology, applications, and program strategy can turn the DLC Technical Requirements into continuously moving targets. The progressive nature of the lighting industry necessitates forward-thinking priorities and careful planning. In this interview-style panel, take a peek at the upcoming DLC technical roadmap and consult DLC efficiency program Members on their priorities for the next few years.
10:15am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 12:00pm PDF Download Harvesting the Benefits of Horticultural Lighting 
   • Irina Rasputnis, DLC (moderator)
   • Philip Smallwood, Strategies Unlimited
   • Travis Williams, Fluence Bioengineering
   • Doug Oppedal, Evergreen Consulting Group
  

Over the past few years, solid-state horticultural lighting has exploded onto the market, leaving in its wake a set of unfamiliar terminology, developing test procedures, and a very different approach to determining product performance and quality. So where are we headed with this technology? Dive into the market outlook, energy savings opportunities, DLC Technical Requirements development process, and considerations for selecting application-appropriate products in this panel.
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
     1:00pm - 2:00pm PDF Download Beyond the Technical Requirements: DLC Program Compliance DLC policies can sometimes be confusing, yet all DLC stakeholders are responsible for being in compliance with program rules beyond just the Technical Requirements. A surveillance testing program was introduced in 2017 to complement the DLC’s existing logo compliance program. These programs have been enacted to protect the value of the DLC for all stakeholders. Hear from the program leads as they discuss the latest updates to the guidelines and find out how your organization can be proactive to remain compliant with all DLC guidelines. 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 space is limited. Conference sponsors receive preference in the selection process.
(by invitation only)
     2:00pm - 2:30pm PDF Download Suppporting Documentation for SSL Applications Familiarize yourself with the issues that DLC reviewers commonly encounter with solid-state lighting supporting documentation during the application review process. This session will provide you with information on what the DLC evaluates when reviewing product specification sheets, safety certifications, self-certification statements, and the solid-state lighting application form. PDF Download Common SSL Application Questions Join the DLC application review team lead to learn about the most common questions that arise for both applicants and reviewers during the solid-state lighting application process. This session will provide guidance to ensure that you provide as much relevant information as possible in your product applications in order to expedite the review process and get your products listed on the QPL quickly.
     2:30pm - 3:00pm PDF Download DLC Website Updates and Searching the SSL QPL The DLC Solid-State Lighting QPL has undergone many changes in the past year. DLC staff will discuss the new QPL functionality, tips and tricks for finding products successfully, and what additional features you can expect on the QPL in the future. This session will also provide an opportunity for you to see and ask questions about the DLC’s new Application Portal for submitting product applications. PDF Download V4.2 Category Nuances and Allowances This session will dig into the details of various new elements of the V4.2 Technical Requirements for solid-state lighting, including the new T5 and T5HO categories, rules for Hazardous Location Lighting, and the application of Allowances. Transition guidance and examples for applying Allowances will also be discussed.
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm PDF Download NEBs All Around Us
   • Damon Bosetti, DLC (moderator)
   • Alex Do, Acuity Brands
   • Will Walker, Eaton
   • Dan Petrillo, Digital Lumens
   • Jeff Schlegel, EE Regulatory Expert
   • Carol Jones, Enlighted


Non-Energy Benefits (or "NEBs") are touted everywhere we turn. However, focusing on energy savings often leaves uncertainty about how to validate NEBs. Who's benefiting? How are NEBs being valued, especially to those outside the energy decision chain? We'll hear from panelists involved in real-world projects and leave with an expanded view of just how much more lighting can offer the built environment.
5:00pm Wrap and Adjourn



*What is 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 space is limited. Conference sponsors receive preference in the selection process.

 

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