Lighting Technology Energy Solutions
Did you know?
- Lighting accounts for more than 16% of electricity usage in small to medium sized commercial buildings (under 100,000 square feet)
- More than 97% of all commercial buildings fall into this size category
- According to the Lighting Controls Association, coupling lighting with controls can generate as much as 38% energy cost savings
Thank you to all who participated in this exclusive pilot program!
We are in the final stages of reporting on our LiTES Program, a three year public-private partnership with the DOE, DTE, Consumers Energy, and IBEW. The goal of this effort was to understand the potential impact of advanced/networked lighting control technologies within small to medium sized buildings, which represent 90% of the commercial building stock in the US.
Over the course of the program, we deployed advanced/networked lighting control technology in 27 buildings, which was shown to reduce energy use on average 29% in small and medium commercial buildings. Measurement & verification (M&V) performed at 10 select sites was shown to net overall energy savings of 515,968kWh, corresponding to GHG emission reductions equivalent to 299.45 metric tons avoided CO2. We trained over 300 building owners, contractors, facility manager, installer and property managers, and received feedback from dozens of participants in the value chain via surveys and interviews.
Look for detailed reports to be released on our website soon.
For more information, please reach out to Nathalie Osborn, our director of smart grid initiatives.
Contractors and electricians: gain new skills to help your customers save money and energy
Get your skills up to date on the most advanced networked lighting control technologies and installation methods. You’ll also learn about sales tools, benefits and new business models that will help you have a real impact on your customer’s bottom line.
- Michigan Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (MALCTP) is provided by the Detroit Electrical Institute Training Center (EITC) in Warren, MI. MALCTP provides comprehensive training and certification for electricians and electrical contractors which include the integration of advanced lighting controls, system troubleshooting, design and maintenance. Classes are restricted to IBEW-NECA contractors. Please visit detroiteitc.org for more information.
- Consumers Energy and DTE Energy host training opportunities for their respective trade ally networks. Please contact them directly to learn more about upcoming training.
Advanced lighting controls are developing at light speed! Cost-effective energy efficient systems are easier to install and commission. And, system benefits are evolving beyond light to help improve the way we work and live.
The LiTES Program found advanced/networked lighting controls to be instrumental in furthering energy conservation efforts. Measurement and Verification (M&V) performed at 10 demonstration sites resulted in achieved energy savings ranging from 3.67% to 46.55% and an average 29.19% reduction in energy use reduction attributed to the implementation of ALC/NLC systems in small and medium commercial buildings. Additionally, the 10 M&V sites net overall energy savings of 515,968kWh, corresponding to GHG emission reductions equivalent to 299.45 metric tons avoided CO2.
Consumers Energy and DTE Energy will continue to provide incentives for advanced/networked lighting controls projects for commercial and industrial customers. To learn more about their respective incentive programs, please visit:
- Consumers Energy Business Energy Efficiency Solutions Programs
- DTE Energy Business Incentive Programs
Click here to search for additional utility incentive programs that provide rebates on energy-efficient lighting solutions, or visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Energy Efficiency to search for policies and incentives near you.