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Meeting Agenda


*Subject to change until the Stakeholder Meeting.
 

PRE-CONFERENCE  •  Monday, April 1

8:00am - 12:00pm DLC Members-Only Meeting and Breakfast (by invitation only)
12:00pm - 5:00pm Conference Registration
  WORKSHOPS AND STRUCTURED NETWORKING
1:00pm - 2:00pm Introduction to Flicker Metrics In this workshop, you’ll learn about common flicker metrics. With its V5.0 revision, the DLC has proposed minimum flicker thresholds that all products must meet based on the Short Term Flicker (Pst), Stroboscopic Visibility Measure (SVM), and Percent Flicker, as well as reporting requirements for Flicker Index. Learn about why these metrics are important, how they are determined, and how they will be used by the DLC.
  • Naomi Miller, Senior Lighting Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Applying IEC 62443 Standards to Protect Against Cyber Threats This workshop will describe how the IEC 62443 global standards for industrial network and system security can be applied by manufacturers of networked lighting control systems. 
  • William Goble, Principle Partner, exida.com 
 
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 - 3:00pm Introduction to Spectral Power Distribution This workshop will provide an introduction into the metrics that can be derived using the spectral power distribution (SPD) of a light fixture, such as, for example, the emitted light’s color appearance, color rendering properties or its capability to impact alertness. With its V5.0 revision, the DLC has proposed that SPD information will be reported for each DLC qualified product. In this workshop you will learn why SPD information is important to be reported, how SPD information is collected, and what metrics are based on SPD information.
  • Michael Royer, Lighting Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 
TBA
3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm Introduction to Product Glare
Metrics 
This workshop will provide an introduction to the Unified Glare Rating (UGR) metric and IES BUG (Backlight, Uplight, Glare) luminaire classification system. With its V5.0 revision, the DLC has proposed that UGR and “G” metrics will be reported for each DLC qualified product to assist QPL users in identifying products that may contribute more or less to discomfort glare. In this workshop you will learn what these metrics are based on, how they are determined, and how they can be used in a meaningful way.
  • Naomi Miller, Senior Lighting Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
TBA
6:00pm - 8:00pm Evening Networking Reception



DAY 1  •  Tuesday, April 2

7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 8:30am Welcome to St. Louis!
  • Christina Halfpenny, Executive Director, DLC
  • Catherine Werner, Sustainability Director, City of St. Louis
8:30am - 10:00am Solutions-Based Lighting
Lighting solutions that provide high quality of light and control are tools that the lighting industry and utilities can leverage to achieve deeper engagement and energy savings with customers. When harnessed, quality of light can provide more comfortable, productive, and safer environments. Conversely, when quality of light is not addressed, lighting can be uncomfortable and even negatively impact customers. In this panel, we'll hear from leading experts on the latest research on lighting’s impact on human physiology, health, and productivity, and how we can harness this benefit to achieve more energy savings and provide greater benefits to our customers.  
  • Moderator - Gabe Arnold, DLC
  • Panelist - Robert Soler, VP Human Biological Research and Technology, BIOS: Biological Innovation & Optimization Systems 
  • Panelist - Carol Jones, VP Integrated Systems Development, Axis Lighting 
  • Panelist - Naomi Miller, Senior Lighting Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
10:00am - 10:15am Discussion Session Commercial Break 
We'll tee up what to expect from the following discussion sessions to help you choose which to attend.
10:15am - 10:30am Break
  CONCURRENT DISCUSSION SESSIONS
10:30am - 12:00pm Interactive Discussion:  Controllability
Weigh in on the latest draft of the V5.0 revision and help us narrow in on the best outcome for controllable products.
  • Damon Bosetti, DLC
Interactive Discussion: 
Cybersecurity

Discuss cybersecurity as it relates to the adoption of networked lighting controls. 
  • Levin Nock, DLC
Interactive Discussion:
Glare and Distribution

Discuss and give feedback on the V5.0 glare and light distribution policy proposal. 
  • Ute Besenecker, DLC
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:30pm Lighting and the Smart Building
We often hear about smart buildings, but what does that really mean? What benefits can they provide? And which benefits are most compelling for the asset manager, the utility provider, or the occupant? What is the role of lighting in smart buildings? Is lighting a backbone of smart buildings or a participant on the sideline? Join us for an engaging discussion of lighting's roles in the smart building's future. 
  • Moderator - Christina Halfpenny, Executive Director, DLC
  • Panelist - Ron Zimmer, President & CEO, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) 
  • Panelist - Darlene Pope, Former Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability Services, JLL / Founder and Producer of the Building Energy Summit
2:30pm - 3:00pm Break
  BREAKOUT SESSIONS AND STRUCTURED NETWORKING
3:00pm - 3:30pm The DLC SSL Review Process: A Look Behind the Curtain A presentation of a visual timeline of the steps involved in the review process, when and why they happen, and some “behind the scenes” explanation of how and why DLC performs specific product validation.
  • Bernadette Boudreaux, DLC
DLC SSL Qualification: Quantifying the Value This presentation provides direct correlation between qualification/QPL listing with the downstream commercial impacts of utility rebate programs including examples of listed products and actual rebates they have received.
  • Matt Rusteika, DLC
Submitting a Successful Networked Lighting Controls Application This session will review the application process for networked lighting controls, including listing fees and the annual re-application process. The session will also cover ways to avoid issues frequently encountered such as incomplete references, interviews with field sites, and scheduling delays for webinars and invoice payment.
  • Levin Nock, DLC
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)
3:30pm - 4:00pm Fast Five: Tips for Fast and Painless SSL Product Qualification This session will  review a simple  checklist of  extra steps to  take to make  sure your application  is prepared and  submitted  correctly to ensure  smooth and fast  processing.
  • Brady Nemeth, DLC
Office Hours: The DLC is IN This breakout provides an opportunity to discuss program questions, concerns or ideas with DLC team members in a small group or individual setting.
  • Paul Ayers, DLC
Submitting a Successful Horticultural Lighting Application This session will review the application process for Horticultural fixtures, and highlight frequently asked (and resolved!) questions. We will use input this session for planning future work on our application management IT systems, so be prepared to think creatively!
  • Damon Bosetti, DLC
4:00pm - 5:00pm Reconvene and Report
We will reconvene in a full-conference session to report out on the most important insights distilled from each discussion session.
6:30pm Off-Site Reception @ The City Museum



DAY 2  •  Wednesday, April 3

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 10:00am The Hort Report
LED-based horticultural lighting is a new and rapidly evolving aplication, so let's collect the data and see what it can tell us. Get the scoop on the initial product, market, and utility programs as DLC staff discuss the trends and pinch points they've been seeing in product application and program policies. 
  • Moderator - Damon Bosetti, DLC
  • Panelist - Lauren Morlino, Emerging Technologies & Services Manager, Efficiency Vermont
  • Panelist - Corinne Wilder, Director Global Business Operations, Fluence Bioengineering 
  • Panelist - John Wilson, Strategic Products Manager, Lighting Design Lab
10:00am - 10:15am Discussion Session Commercial Break 
We'll tee up what to expect from the following discussion sessions to help you choose which to attend.
10:15am - 10:30am Break
  CONCURRENT DISCUSSION SESSIONS
10:30am - 12:00pm Interactive Discussion:
Efficacy and Flicker

Discuss DLC’s upcoming efficacy update and proposed flicker policy to better understand our comprehensive approach to V5.0.
  • Axel Pearson, DLC
Interactive Discussion:
Color and Spectral Quality

This session will provide the opportunity to discuss and give feedback on the V5.0 color quality and light spectrum policy proposal. 
  • Ute Besenecker, DLC

Interactive Discussion:
Energy Monitoring and Interoperability

Discuss how networked lighting controls capture data to allow further exploration of products and NLC adoption.
  • Levin Nock, DLC
12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm - 2:15pm Light, Health and Energy: A Balancing Act for Wellness and Efficiency
As we gain a better understanding of how light affects our health, wellness, and productivity, more specific information about product performance is needed in order to select light sources that will promote wellness and minimize negative impacts. At the same time, best practices that include boosting or reducing light (and energy) at the right times present an opportunity to manage energy use with proper product selection and more sophisticated lighting controls. We will discuss these considerations, some of the tools being used to predict non-visual impacts of light, and identify resources available to help align with human-centric lighting project goals. 
  • Moderator - Liesel Whitney-Schulte, DLC
  • Panelist - Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D. and Director, Lighting Research Center 
  • Panelist - Gayathri Unnikrishnan, Director, Standard Development, Light Concept Lead, International WELL Building Institute
  • Panelist - James Benya, Principal Illuminating Engineer and Lighting Designer, Benya Burnett Lighting Design
2:15pm - 2:30pm Break
  BREAKOUT SESSIONS AND STRUCTURED NETWORKING
2:30pm - 3:00pm
 
The DLC SSL Review Process: A Look Behind the Curtain A presentation of a visual timeline of the steps involved in the review process, when and why they happen, and some “behind the scenes” explanation of how and why DLC performs specific product validation.
  • Bernadette Boudreaux, DLC
DLC SSL Qualification: Quantifying the Value This presentation provides direct correlation between qualification/QPL listing with the downstream commercial impacts of utility rebate programs including examples of listed products and actual rebates they have received.
  • Matt Rusteika, DLC
Submitting a Successful Networked Lighting Controls Application This session will review the application process for networked lighting controls, including listing fees and the annual re-application process. The session will also cover ways to avoid issues frequently encountered such as incomplete references, interviews with field sites, and scheduling delays for webinars and invoice payment.
  • Levin Nock, DLC
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)
3:00pm - 3:30pm Fast Five: Tips for Fast and Painless SSL Product Qualification This session will  review a simple  checklist of  extra steps to  take to make  sure your application  is prepared and  submitted  correctly to ensure  smooth and fast  processing.
  • Brady Nemeth, DLC
Office Hours: The DLC is IN This breakout provides an opportunity to discuss program questions, concerns or ideas with DLC team members in a small group or individual setting.
  • Paul Ayers, DLC
Submitting a Successful Horticultural Lighting Application This session will review the application process for Horticultural fixtures, and highlight frequently asked (and resolved!) questions. We will use input this session for planning future work on our application management IT systems, so be prepared to think creatively!
  • Damon Bosetti, DLC
3:30pm - 4:30pm So, What's Next?
Where do we go from here? We will reconvene in a full-conference session to report out on the most important insights distilled from each discussion session and outline future direction based on two days of intensive workshopping.
4:30pm 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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