USGBC - Northern California Chapter

Outdoor Lighting: Changing the Conversation

Nancy Clanton, renowned expert in sustainable lighting design, calls it “safety in numbers” - the default for illuminance, measured footcandles. It’s the bane of lighting designers and a major challenge in reconciling appropriate illumination levels with client expectations. One size does not fit all. What we see is reflected light so intensity, glare, color rendering, contrast and adaptation play the pivotal roles in the visual experience. Lighting technology continues to advance at a rapid rate so collaboration and testing alongside key constituents is crucial to achieve the right light solutions. Rick Utting, Director of Lighting at Landscape Forms, will present the latest guidance and technology that leave participants armed to evaluate outdoor lighting for future projects.

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About the Speaker


rick uttingRick Utting, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Landscape Forms, Inc.
Rick Utting is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Landscape Forms, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of site furniture and outdoor lighting.  He holds a Master of Science degree from Western Michigan University and is a frequent speaker on the topic of Outdoor LED Lighting including continuing education credits for ASLA and AIA.  Rick has twenty five years’ experience directing product development including two award winning lights sponsored by the International Association of Lighting Designers and the U.S. Department of Energy.  As a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, Rick collaborates with North America’s leaders in lighting to stay abreast of emerging technology and industry trends.  Rick’s most recent contribution to the lighting community is the creation of the Lighting Leadership Xchange, an annual event that fosters the exchange of information between lighting design professionals and students from undergraduate illumination programs.


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Building the Resilient City: Risks and Opportunities

Join your peers and experts in real estate, finance, climate risk, and policy to learn how development can minimize loss and mitigate risk, and how smart development can uncover new opportunities in an uncertain future.

The ULI Urban Resilience Program will present the Building the Resilient City conference at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco on September 4 and 5. Learn how resilience and climate change will affect your work and how to develop plans for your community to survive and thrive in the face of adversity.

  • Understand the risk landscape to make informed investment decisions. Find opportunities to retain insurability, attract tenants, and maintain business continuity.
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  • Hear from experts how municipal climate adaptation planning will affect the development process.

USGBC-NCC Members receive 15% off. Use the code USGBC when registering.

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Northern California Facilities Expo




Discover the latest technology, equipment and trends, gain knowledge and inspiration from industry experts, and share ideas with fellow facilities professionals who face the same challenges that you do — all for free! Attending Northern California Facilities Expo will have a positive impact on your business and career, while having zero impact on your wallet.

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Workshop: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep

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VERGE San Francisco

VERGE San Francisco

VERGE San Francisco
Palace Hotel - October 27-30

VERGE is GreenBiz Group's global event series focused on how technology accelerates sustainability solutions across industries and sectors. VERGE San Francisco will convene the world’s largest companies, technology innovators and cities to create broad ecosystem of players that breaks down silos and creates new opportunities for business. Attendees come from buildings and facilities, fleets, real estate, IT, energy, sustainability, strategy, and other business functions. The program focuses on practical, scalable, solutions-oriented topics through six program tracks: new energy systems, next-gen buildings, resilient cities, sustainable mobility, smarter supply chains, and the food-energy-water nexus.

USGBC-NCC members receive 10% off registration. Use the discount code VSF14NCC when registering.

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