Welcome to SOLAR 2014!

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 12.16.15 PMThere’s still time to register for the ASES National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2014, convening at San Francisco’s InterContinental Hotel, July 6-10. More than 100 papers, presentations and panel discussions are scheduled across 40 sessions, covering key developments in passive building, resource assessment, solar heating and cooling, photovoltaics, sustainability, transportation, water and energy and distributed wind. ASES Technical Division meetings will be held daily — see solar2014.org/program for the schedule.

And don’t miss the special forum for “Emerging Professionals” at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7, and “60 Years of ASES and ISES,” at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8.

Earn AIA Credits. Once again, the conference offers the opportunity for architects to earn necessary continuing education credits through the American Institute of Architects (AIA). To take advantage of this service, see the instructions available on site during the event. Many thanks to ASES architects Doug Balcomb, Harvey Bryan, Eric Carlson, Glen Friedman, Jack Hedge, Dave Panich and John Reynolds for renewing the AIA relationship.

Attend the ASES Membership Meeting. Mark your calendar: The ASES Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 9, from 1:15 to 3:00 p.m., at San Francisco’s InterContinental Hotel (fifth floor). All ASES members are invited to attend. The “ASES Annual Report” for 2013 will be distributed to attendees (and will be available ahead of time at ases.org). ASES officers and staff, including the new executive director, Carly Rixham, will be on hand to discuss programs, initiatives, long-range plans — and, of course, to answer questions.