What You Need to Know about DLC Requirements V4.0

DesignLights Consortium™ is implementing the final step in the Technical Requirements Version 4.0. What does this mean for you?

Here are the two pertinent facts of the new requirements:

  1. A revision to the required efficacy levels for the “DLC Standard” classification and the “DLC Premium” classification.
  2. A transition timeline, which includes a new element of identifying products that meet the V4.0 Technical Requirements on the QPL ahead of the final de-listing, in addition to the traditional grace periods.

The implementation timeline will allow transition to the new requirements through the end of March 2017. On April 1, 2017 any product that does NOT meet the new requirements will be removed.

DLC will clearly identify products that meet the V4.0 requirements on the QPL starting early January 2017 through the end of March 2017. These products will remain on the QPL, even though they do not meet the V4.0 requirements, until April 1, 2017. As of April 1, 2017, products that do not meet the V4.0 requirements will be removed from the active QPL, and ONLY products that meet the new requirements will be considered qualified.

So, how are you going to manage all the products that are being removed from the QPL and know which ones still meet the requirements?

If you want real-time energy savings calculations, incentive estimates and program details for both custom and prescriptive measures with the click of a button – AND – access to all qualified products by type, category or SKU (INCLUDING THE NEW DLC V4.0 REQUIREMENTS) get in touch with us today. Let us show you what the Encentivizer™ platform can do for your business.

It’s also important to know these pending changes for the DLC QPL won’t impact the PJM EER program. Get more info on PJM Energy Efficiency as a Resource.

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AESP’s National Conference 2017 – Destination Innovation

Spending Valentine’s Day away from home on business – in a destination city like Orlando, at Universal Studios theme park no less – is one of those times when we all need to have that very understanding loved-one and family back home. But we can all give a thanks to AESP for having our backs by providing this great infographic as some level of proof of how hard we all worked that week at the AESP National Conference.

The truth is….these statistics don’t tell half the story.  The Encentiv Energy team is new to the AESP membership, having joined in 2016, and this was our first AESP National Conference, both as exhibitors and attendees.  It would be hard to imagine a more important and better opportunity for us to participate in an event that will prove to be more meaningful for the continued growth and success of our company.

It felt like all 780+ attendees stopped to see us in Booth 804, and everyone was very engaging and genuinely interested to hear our story:

  • who is Encentiv Energy
  • what is our Encentivizer SaaS platform of EE awareness, estimate and submit tools (learn more here)
  • how we harness the power of information to provide a better way for the industry to manage the utility incentive process (see how)

Not only did we enjoy meeting and talking with everyone – after all, growing your business in a cost-effective manner is why we all invest the time and dollars in attending conferences like this – but we made the effort to get involved. All three of us – our CEO, CTO and VP of Utility Programs – joined different Topic Committees.  What a great opportunity to further network, to contribute to the AESP organization, and to hear first-hand about the latest developments and best practices of our peers – the many experts in this exciting and ever-changing industry.

So again, thank you to everyone that helped make our first AESP National Conference a great experience, by making the effort as well – the AESP Staff, Board Members, Sponsors, Exhibitors and attendees.  And congratulations to the AESP Energy Award Winners.  The conference theme of Destination Innovation called our name, and we’re glad we made the tough trip to Orlando in February – and glad we remembered to send flowers and candy to those at home!

See you next year in New Orleans!

by Steve Shearson, Vice President of Utility Programs