The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) recently announced the winners of the 2011 Lighting Control Innovation Award created in 2011 as part of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards program, which recognizes professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design.

LCA sponsors this award, which recognizes projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications.

Criteria for the new award, along with submissions forms and procedures, can be viewed at Final judging took place May 16, 2011 in Philadelphia during LIGHTFAIR International, and LD+A announced the winners in August.

In 2011, IES received 20 submissions for the award, and recognized eight with an Award of Merit:

First Congregational Church of Los Angeles (First Circle Design LLC)
Cleveland Public Library Rice Branch (Tec Inc. Engineering & Design)
Wynn Las Vegas Typical Rooms and Suites Lighting Controls (Wynn Hotel and Casino)
U.S. Department of Energy (RNL) (recently published at the LCA website)
University of Colorado Center for Community (M-E Engineers, Inc.) (recently published at the LCA website)
Groom Energy Intelligent LED Lighting Upgrade Project (Groom Energy Solutions)
Integrated Design Associates (Integrated Design Associates)
City of Dreams Resort Bubble Theater (Lightswitch Architectural)

The last project, City of Dreams, also won a Special Citation for the “use of controls as an art form for an entertainment environment.”

Stay tuned at the LCA website to see the winning projects, which will be published throughout the year.