The DesignLights Consortium Announces Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s Statewide Energy Efficiency and Renewable Resources Program, as Host Sponsor of its 2024 Controls Summit

Registration for the October 15-16 Summit in Milwaukee is now open, with an Early Bird rate through September 15

MEDFORD, MA –July 8, 2024 – The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today announced FOCUS ON ENERGY®, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable resources program, will be the host sponsor of the DLC Controls Summit in Milwaukee, October 15 and 16.

“The DLC is proud to have Focus on Energy among our energy efficiency program members since 2011, and excited to announce that they’ll serve as host sponsor for our 2024 Controls Summit,” DLC Executive Director and CEO Tina Halfpenny said. “We look forward to collaborating with Focus on Energy and other members and stakeholders as we share ideas for unlocking the potential of networked lighting controls to save energy, reduce carbon and enable a suite of smart building functions.”

Aligned with the theme “Integration for the Future,” this year’s summit will provide opportunities for utility executives, energy efficiency specialists, lighting controls manufacturers and installers, decarbonization advocates and other industry stakeholders to discuss the latest trends in networked lighting controls (NLC) and collaborate on ways to eliminate barriers to wider market adoption.

“We are excited to be the host sponsor of the DesignLights Consortium Summit. We look forward to collaborating with industry leaders, sharing insights, and advancing energy-efficient lighting solutions,” said Focus on Energy Managing Director Lisa Stefanik. “Wisconsin is a shining example of what is possible when implementing lighting changes in business.”

The Summit will take place from Tuesday, October 15, through Wednesday, October 16, at The Westin Hotel, Milwaukee. Interested participants can register and make hotel reservations here . An Early Bird rate is available through September 15, 2024. (Please note that, since space is limited, registration is restricted to no more than two attendees per company or organization. Please contact to request additional registrations.)

NLCs have had low market penetration despite research showing they can increase energy savings of commercial lighting projects by an average 49 percent beyond LED savings alone (with even greater potential when paired with HVAC). The DLC Controls Summit will gather professionals who design, promote, install, and incentivize NLCs to collaborate on ways to get NLCs into more commercial buildings of all types and sizes. Attendees will also have educational and networking opportunities. See the full meeting agenda here .

Those encouraged to attend the Summit, include:

  • DLC member efficiency programs
  • Utility energy efficiency program staff and efficiency program implementers
  • Lighting controls manufacturers and representatives
  • Lighting controls installers and other trade allies
  • Decarbonization advocates

Visit here for more information.


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