Nancy Clanton


Founder & CEO

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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.

Notable Work Includes:

  • Topic editor for the 9th Edition IESNA Lighting Handbook and her committee wasresponsible 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).

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