DLC News
June 28, 2018

Boston Hosts National Energy Efficiency Conference July 9 - 11

Horticultural lighting, lighting-health connection, and using lighting innovation to  expand the “smart” building movement are among topics on tap for US and Canadian manufacturers, utility efficiency officials and energy thought leaders.  

For Immediate Release: June 26, 2018
Contact: Lisa Capone lisacapone410@gmail.com; 781-589-0326

The Design Lights Consortium (DLC)®, a Medford, Massachusetts based non-profit working across the US and Canada to improve the efficiency of high-quality lighting technologies, will hold its annual Stakeholder Meeting, bringing together leading US and Canadian professionals from across the solid-state lighting and energy efficiency industries. The conference coincides with a significant increase in demand for horticultural lighting for food crops and newly-legal cannabis cultivation facilities in several states, as well as development of more efficient products to replace first-generation LEDs, new research on the impact of lighting on human health, and the potential for networked lighting solutions to drive the movement toward smart, connected buildings.  Ranging from energy efficiency programs managers and executives, utility contractors, and lighting manufacturers and designers, to laboratory technicians, installation companies and government agencies, conferees will explore these and other topics. See details here.
With lighting generating five to six percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, efforts to dramatically increase building efficiency while improving lighting efficacy and quality are critical to efforts by states and cities to rein in electricity usage and meet GHG reduction targets. The DLC works with federal, state, and utility efficiency program administrators and the lighting industry across North America to raise the bar on lighting quality and efficacy globally. Its Qualified Products List (QPL) of over 375,000 lab-tested luminaires, is the industry standard for products approved for use in utility-led efficiency programs across North America.   

  • Hundreds of solid state lighting and efficiency professionals from over 30 US states, Canada and China
  • Welcome remarks by:
  • Christina Halfpenny, DLC Executive Director
  • Brad Swing, City of Boston Director of Energy Policy and Programs
  • Carlos Nouel, National Grid VP of New Energy Solutions
  • Tilak Subrahmanian, Eversource VP of Energy Efficiency
  • Full list of speakers and panelists here.

Boston Park Plaza, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
Monday, July 9 – Wednesday, July 11, 2018
**For media credentials, please contact:  Lisa Capone at lisacapone410@gmail.com; 781-589-0326.