Calling All Advanced Lighting Projects: Submit for Recognition Today

By Better Buildings Beat Team on Apr 07, 2022

DOE’s Integrated Lighting Campaign (ILC), part of the Better Buildings Initiative, was launched in 2020 to work with facility owners, operators, and managers to demonstrate how to maximize savings with lighting upgrades. Through this effort, partners have demonstrated the greater impact of integrating lighting with other building systems to achieve energy and non-energy benefits. DOE offers resources, support, and recognition to participants.

In 2021, after its first full year of operation, the ILC recognized 13 participants for the performance of their advanced and connected lighting systems. The participants were announced virtually in August during the annual Illuminating Engineering Society conference and formally recognized during a Better Buildings webinar in September.

IMEG, a Better Buildings ally and one of the 13 participants recognized in 2021, implemented several emerging lighting techniques in its new Chicago office. (Photo: © 2021 Andrew Bruah Photographer)

This year, new categories have been added to recognize new priorities with a special focus on equity and deployment of underutilized technologies. The deadline to submit projects for recognition has been extended to April 15, 2022.

New categories this year include:

  • Lighting in horticulture or greenhouse farming applications. The ILC is looking to recognize connected lighting projects that resulted in better crop yield and contributed to plant growth and health.
  • Alternative third-party financing. This category seeks to recognize projects, indoor or outdoor, that leveraged innovative approaches to help maintain, operate, and/or finance (such as Lighting-as-a-Service, utility incentives, or energy conservation grants) their advanced lighting installation.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion. This special designation recognizes organizations or people using advanced lighting to support equitable outcomes for underserved communities, underrepresented groups, or minority-owned businesses.


Click here for more information about this year’s ILC recognition categories.

For more information about the Integrated Lighting Campaign, and to join, visit