DLC Summit 2022


Tuesday, May 24, 2022
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Aloft Boston Seaport District, Boston, MA

Join us at Aloft Boston Seaport District in Boston, on May 24, 2022, for the 2022 DLC Summit: Lighting the Path to a Decarbonized Future.

Work with us to transition the QPL to drive adoption of advanced lighting for financial savings and carbon reduction in buildings and outdoor environments. During this summit, we will be looking at lighting as a system and identifying the steps that are needed for evolving the DLC technical requirements. This includes addressing needs for the energy efficiency programs to incorporate scalable, connected lighting.  We invite you to join us in for a one-day working meeting to provide input.

Key Topics:

  • Driving energy and financial savings in buildings and outdoor environments while reducing environmental impact
  • Addressing stakeholder needs and overcoming barriers to adoption
  • Applying a systems approach to new versions of the DLC technical requirements

Who Should Attend

The DLC Summit Meeting is an opportunity to network, learn and collaborate on bringing high quality lighting technologies into buildings across the globe. The meeting is a great event and resource for:

  • DLC members (Utilities & Energy Efficiency Program staff)
  • Lighting Manufacturers & Representatives
  • Lighting Designers/Specifiers/Engineers
  • Testing Laboratory Representatives
  • Lighting Distributors and Installers
  • Lighting Standards Development Organizations

Due to space limitations, we are limiting registration. Manufacturers that produce NLC systems and SSL products may send two representatives each. Manufacturers that produce both NLC systems and SSL products may send a total of four representatives.


Monday, May 23, 2022

4:00pm-6:00pm Welcome Reception (Optional)

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00am – 9:30am Welcome and Introductions
The Decarbonized Future: Lighting the Path Forward
Tina Halfpenny, Executive Director/CEO, DLC
Maggie McCarey, Energy Efficiency Director, MA Department of Energy Resources
9:35am – 10:30am Panel Discussion
Successful Implementation of Connected Lighting
Moderator: Dorene Maniccia, Director of Market Strategy & Development, DLC
Panelists: Naveed Khan, Manager, Technical Services, conEdison
Marc Hodges, Director of Solutions Sales – Lighting, Sonepar USA
Elijah Ercolino, Director of Engineering & Building Systems, Boston University
10:30am – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 11:00am Introduction of Topics for Discussion Sessions, Stuart Berjansky, Technical Director, DLC
11:00am – 12:10pm Discussion Session #1
Let’s Talk Interoperability – D2Di (Device-to-device interoperability)
12:15pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:05pm – 2:15pm Discussion Session #2
Making Room for Room Controls
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
2:35pm – 3:40pm Discussion Session #3
To Efficacy and Beyond
3:45pm – 4:45pm Panel Discussion
Whose Footprint is that? Embodied Carbon and Sustainable Lighting Design
Alexandra Gadawski, HMFH Architects
Sara Schonour, Vice President of Education and Engagement, Lytei
Dr. Nathaniel Jones, Senior Building Scientist & Regional Research Specialist, Arup
4:45pm – 5:00pm Closing/Adjourn

*Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Panelists and Presenters

  • Elijah Ercolino, Dir. of Engineering & Building Systems, Boston University

    Elijah Ercolino is the Director of Engineering at Boston University where he leads the Mechanical Electrical & Plumbing (MEP) and Building Automation Systems (BAS) teams. Elijah works collaboratively and interdisciplinary with research, academics, construction and operations to support the University’s missions including the Climate Action Plan goal of carbon free by 2040.

  • Alexandra Gadawski, HMFH Architects

    Alexandra Gadawski WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C is an architect and sustainability leader at HMFH Architects, where her passion for building performance and knowledge of lighting design has made her crucial to projects at every stage. Providing integral support to project teams, Ms. Gadawski uses her skillsets to push sustainable initiatives and assist in problem solving for complex designs. Her commitment to promoting student wellness is reflected in her daylight and energy modelling, as well as her research into healthy material options. With a background in energy consumption and voluntary building standards, Ms. Gadawski holds a Master of Science in Environmental Design of Buildings from Cardiff University in Wales and a Master of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design.

  • Marc Hodges, Director of Solution Sales - Lighting, Sonepar USA

    Marc Hodges serves as director of solution sales – lighting, for Sonepar USA. He works with all 14 of Sonepar USA’s operating companies, assisting them in serving their customers in the local market. Marc earned his LC (Lighting Certification) in 2016 and serves on the DLC’s Industry Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Sonepar USA, Marc held positions with Cooper Electric Supply, Southern California Illumination, and Irby.

  • Dr. Nathaniel Jones, Senior Building Scientist & Regional Research Specialist, Arup

    Dr. Nathaniel Jones is a leading expert in design for visual and thermal comfort. He is a senior building scientist and regional research specialist at Arup, an architecture professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology, and a board member of the US affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. His portfolio at Arup includes numerous daylighting, visual and thermal comfort, microclimate, air quality, and COVID-19 disinfection projects. Nathaniel created comfort.arup.com, Arup’s advanced online comfort modeling tool, and Accelerad, a suite of open-source GPU-based lighting and daylighting simulation tools used by architects, engineers, and educators around the world. He is the author of over twenty peer-reviewed papers related to occupant health, comfort, and building energy use.

  • Naveed Khan, Technical Services Manager, ConEd

    Naveed is the Technical Services Manager of Energy Efficiency Programs at Consolidated Edison where he designs and implements Large and Small Commercial, Multifamily and Residential Gas and Electric Energy Efficiency and Clean Heat Programs. He has been actively involved in ASHRAE Technical Committees and has worked in the energy efficiency industry for over 10 years. He’s currently serves as a Co-chair of the NY TRM Management Committee. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State, holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Maggie McCarey, Energy Efficiency Director, MA Department of Energy Resources

    Maggie McCarey is the Energy Efficiency Division Director at the Department of Energy Resources where she leads DOER’s energy efficiency policy and program efforts. In her role, Maggie oversees innovative energy efficiency and peak demand reduction programs, grants to expand low and moderate income access to energy efficiency, support for zero energy and passive construction, and development of building codes and standards.

  • Sara Schonour, Vice President of Education and Engagement, Lytei

    Sara Schonour is the Vice President of Education and Engagement at Lytei, where she helps lead a team of lighting enthusiasts who tell empowered stories about light. Prior to working at Lytei, Sara founded and led the award-winning CannonDesign Lighting Studio, where she and her team designed exceptional architectural lighting designs to clients around the world.

    Sara is highly engaged in both the design and her local community, and regularly volunteers her time. She serves on multiple industry boards, and wears many hats at the Footlight Club – her local community theater. Sara has taught as adjunct faculty and guest lecturer for multiple university lighting programs, and speaks regularly at local and national conferences on various topics surrounding light, engineering, and now, what it’s like to be on reality TV! You can see another side of Sara on the hit Netflix show, Baking Impossible.


Aloft Boston Seaport District
401-403 D St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 530-1600

The DLC Group Rate of $279+ taxes (currently 14.95% and a 1.5% tourism fee) is good until 5/2/2022. Call the hotel directly at (617) 530-1600 or click here. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Book your reservations early to ensure you receive the discounted rate. Read more about the location here.


COVID-19 Policy

The health and safety of our attendees is important to the DLC. The DLC will comply with all local, state and federal COVID-19 mandates.

*These policies are subject to change. The DLC will update this page on an ongoing basis.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by 5/2/2022, will receive a refund, minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations received after 5/2/2022, and no shows, will not receive a refund.

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