Interior Lighting Campaign

The Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) is a recognition and guidance program designed to help facility owners and managers take advantage of savings opportunities from high efficiency interior lighting solutions. The initial Campaign focus is troffer lighting, with a goal to document upgrading of 1 million troffers to high-efficiency troffer systems by April 2017. Projects completed through April 2017 are eligible for awards recognition in spring of 2017. Campaign organizers, Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA), Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Energy serve on the ILC Organizing Committee.

Lighting accounts for roughly 20% of the electricity use in a typical commercial building, and the most commonly used light source in these indoor applications is the linear fluorescent lamp. Troffers operate for more than 10 hours a day and collectively consume over 96.7 TWh of electricity annually, as much energy as 8.9 million homes would consume in a year. By adopting the Better Buildings Alliance specification for troffers, building owners can save more than 50% on a one-for-one basis, and up to 80% with the use of controls. The specification encourages greater reduction in connected power through the use of efficient LED sources and lighting controls.

Benefits of Joining:

  • Resources available from the ILC include specifications, case studies, utility incentive lists, and educational webinars to help building owners make sound lighting decisions.
  • Limited technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy is available to site owners and managers who sign up.
  • Sites that join the ILC will be recognized on the ILC web site, and those that show exemplary performance will be eligible for awards.
  • Organizations that don't directly own or operate facilities but that support the goals of the ILC can join as Supporters, and receive recognition for their involvement.

Join the ILC as either a Participant (e.g., site owner, manager, or operator) or a Supporter (utility, energy efficiency organization, ESCO, lighting designer/engineer, lighting manufacturer or distributor or other organization that supports the ILC goals).

ILC Resources:

High-Efficiency Troffer Lighting Specification

High Efficiency Troffer Lighting Fact Sheet


Interior Lighting Campaign - Manufacturer's Guide Webinar

Save Energy and Money in Troffer Lighting: Join the Interior Lighting Campaign Now