Bruce Haglund receives Leadership in Solar Architecture and Design Award

Haglund @ Virtual ASES Annual Awards and Fellows Ceremony

Our humble SBSE editor and communications chair, Professor Bruce Haglund at the University of Idaho, has been awarded the Leadership in Solar Architecture and Design Award (formerly the Passive Pioneer Award) by the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) at this year's virtual conference ASES Solar 2020.

“For outstanding leadership in solar architecture and design, with deep contributions in the development of computer-aided solar design tools; building response to climate; daylighting history/scientific visualization of lighting; building performance case studies and analysis; prototyping and building an artificial sky for testing daylighting design options; and mentorship and training of generations of architects, engineers, and design professionals at Solar Conferences, training sessions, and workshops around the globe–all with a quiet and humble commitment to passive low energy design and steadfast enabling of others to be leaders in this area.”

Bruce is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Idaho as well as an ASES Fellow and Life Member. He is a true leader in solar architecture and design and has deeply contributed over the last 40 years, influencing successful generations of future design professionals with a focus on the development of computer-aided solar design tools; building response to climate; daylighting history/scientific visualization of lighting; building performance case studies and analysis; prototyping and building an artificial sky for testing daylighting design options, and the consistent training of architects, engineers, and design professionals at Solar Conferences, training sessions, and workshops across the country and internationally.

Professor Haglund has presented more than 50 papers in solar design, daylighting, and performance-related topics at conferences; co-authored two seminal books (Simulating Daylighting with Architectural Models, 1987, published by DNNA with U.S. Department of Energy; and Insideout: Design Procedures for Passive Environmental Technologies, published by John Wiley &Sons, 1992), that laid out seminal strategies for design.

He is a natural collaborator with his students and colleagues. At ASES and ISES conferences, he has chaired and moderated technical sessions and continues to be a tireless solar advocate for students to present their work.

Bruce is quietly humble about his commitment to passive low energy design and steadfast in his efforts and activities to enable others to be leaders in this area.

Congratulations from the entire SBSE community - we are proud of you!