Media: Welcome NALMCO (U.S. Department of Energy)

May 28, 2019

From the U.S. DOE, Better Buildings®:

In December 2018, the Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) welcomed the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies® (NALMCO®) as a co-organizing participant. NALMCO joins fellow ILC organizers: the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Better Buildings program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)...

...To find out more about NALMCO, we spoke with NALMCO’s representative on the organizing committee, Erik Ennen, CLMC, CLCP.  Ennen sees NALMCO’s participation on the committee as a win-win for both organizations.

“I see NALMCO’s role on the ILC coordinating committee as a great opportunity for NALMCO to contribute to the DOE goal of 3.5 million luminaires replaced or newly installed by December 2019. On the NALMCO side, it contributes to awareness for our members..."

...Ennen acknowledges the NALMCO certifications helped him in his own work at CEE by enabling him to look at lighting and controls in a facility from a holistic viewpoint to maximize energy savings. He hopes NALMCO’s new role with the ILC may encourage others to achieve certification.

Ennen noted that NALMCO’s lighting controls certification has filled an industry need and several large organizations are turning to NALMCO for training.

“When we first launched the controls certification in 2016 in partnership with the Lighting Controls Association (LCA), Graybar—a national lighting and electronics installation company—came on board. They have about 100 people in their portfolio that were handling lighting controls quotes and resources. Their company mandate was to have everyone in that role be certified through NALMCO...”

Read the full article at the U.S. DOE, Better Buildings®