Importance of Micro-Grids and Regenerative Design with Nancy Clanton

Nancy E. Clanton, PE, FIES, FIALD, LEED Fellow 

Nancy is CEO of Clanton & Associates, founding the sustainable lighting design firm in 1981. Nancy speaks throughout the nation on topics relating to sustainable design, energy efficiency, and light pollution, and has been an instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.   

Her notable work includes:

  • Served as the Lighting Group Leader for the 2009 C40 meeting in Seoul Korea.
  • Topic editor for the 9th Edition IESNA Lighting Handbook and her committee was responsible for the production of the IES Recommended Practices on Outdoor Lighting.
  • Group leader for the “Greening of the White House” initiative and received the 1999 “Contribution to the Built Environment Award” from the Colorado North Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
  • Received the International Clean Design Award 2013.
  • Received ACEC Colorado Outstanding Woman Engineer Award 2013.
  • Served as a final editor for the Advanced Lighting Guidelines, California Energy Commission.
  • Chairperson for the IES Lighting of Public Spaces committee.
  • Past chairperson for the IES Outdoor Environmental Lighting Committee, Mesopic Committee and joint IDA/IES Model Lighting Ordinance Task Force.
  • Past member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Lighting Designers.
  • Past member of the Board of Directors International Dark Sky Association (IDA).
  • Past member of the Board of Directors of the Illuminating Engineering Society.
  • Voting member of the ISO TC 205 WG7.
  • Past member of the USGBC EQ TAG.

Nancy obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering with an emphasis in Illumination from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Colorado and Oregon. She is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), International Association of Lighting Designers, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Show Highlights 

  • Nancy shares what it was like to be part of the first charrette. 
  • Understanding the importance of daylighting and bringing back what electric lighting should be.
  • Hear how Nancy is preparing the States to get cities ready to become “smart cities.”
  • Nancy’s essential questions every green builder should ask themselves will motivate and transform your career.
  • World designing guidelines in helping educate and bring back green design to every single project.
  • Number one, but access to views and daylighting number two. 
  • Learn what’s important to people’s productivity to create new design and how the shape of buildings function.

“Go for it. Question. Question things. Question the way they’ve always been done, and explore brand new ways of doing it, but also get feedback after you’ve designed something. Go back and talk to people that are using your buildings.”

 -Nancy Clanton

(Transcript Available on here and on the GBES website)

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