The American Solar Energy Society has established this award for passive solar pioneers. It honors those in the passive field whose pioneering work set the stage for others to follow. Honorees are men and women who developed the theories, early research efforts, new concepts, and opportunities for later researchers to develop. Their foresight, innovative thinking, and creativity opened the doors for others.
Nominations are invited for distinguished members of the passive solar field meeting the following requirements:
1. The nominee must be a true pioneer in the field. His/her contributions must have been in the early stages of the creation and development of significant ideas, theories, and concepts. His/her original thinking and research provided the beginning of later theories and development.
2. No geographical limitations are imposed, nor must nominees be members of the society.
Previous Passive Pioneer Winners
2012 Mark Chalom, Pioneering architect and Edna Shaviv, computer-aided architectural design tool.
2010 Richard Levine, University of Kentucky
2009 Baruch Givoni, UCLA
2008 David Wright, Grass Valley, California
2007 Harvey Bryan, Arizona State University
2006 Malcolm Wells, Brewster, Massachusetts
2005 Steven Paul Badanes, University of Washington
2004 David A. Bainbridge, Alliant International University
2003 Ralph Lewis Knowles, University of Southern California
2002 Donald Prowler, Donald Prowler & Associates
2001 Murray Milne, University of CA, LA
2000 Pliny Fisk III, Ctr Max Potential Building Systems
1999 Robert Keller, Kalwall Corporation
1998 Bill and Susan Yanda, New Mexico
1997 John Reynolds, University of Oregon
1996 Ken Haggard and Polly Cooper, San Luis Obispo Solar Group, California
1995 Anne Dunning, SOLARCON, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1994 Edward Mazria, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1993 Phil Niles, CalPoly University at San Luis Obispo
1991 Native Americans
1990 Bruce Anderson, Earth Day, USA
1989 Steve Baer, Zomeworks Corp.
1988 Norman B. Saunders, Weston, Massachusetts
1987 John I. Yellott, Arizona State University
1986 Harold Hay, California
1985 Jeffrey Cook, Arizona State University
1984 J. Douglas Balcomb, Los Alamos National Laboratory
1983 Peter Van Dresser, New Mexico
1982 Wendell Thomas, Celo, North Carolina
1981 Loren Neubauer, Davis, California
1980 Albert Dietz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1979 George and Fred Keck