January Program Grand Rapids- Mick Schwedler -Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings – Achieving Zero Energy

January 20, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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University Club - Grand Rapids
111 Lyon St. NW #1025
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Topic:
Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings – Achieving Zero Energy

Since 2002, ASHRAE, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), USGBC, and AIA, with support from the Department of Energy, have collaborated on a series of Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) that result in significant energy savings in the built environment beyond what is expected by using only ASHRAE Standard 90.1. The AEDG series of documents is now one of the most popular publications in ASHRAE’s history with over 600,000 copies in circulation.

This program provides a brief history of the AEDG Series, and then focuses on the newest group in the AEDG series – Achieving Zero Energy. The first volume in this new series is for Zero Energy K-12 School Building Design, and the program will highlight the major steps and integrated, systematic approach for achieving Zero Energy in schools.

BIO:

Mick has been active in the development and support of HVAC systems for Trane since 1982. As an applications engineer his areas of expertise include system optimization (in which he holds patents) as well as chilled water and water source heat pump system design.

His primary activities include assisting designers in proper application of products and systems in buildings, and writing system application manuals and newsletters. In addition, he has presented technical information to tens of thousands of engineers through Trane’s Engineers Newsletter Live series, and ASHRAE webcasts. Mick has given technical seminars throughout North America, as well as in the Far East and South America, and published a number of articles within the industry. Prior to his work with Trane, Mick received his MSME from the University of Wisconsin Solar Energy Laboratory and BSME from Northwestern University.

Mick serves as a Vice President on the ASHRAE Board of Directors and has been nominated for the position of ASHRAE Treasurer (2019-20). He is an ASHRAE Fellow, recipient of ASHRAE’s Exceptional Service, Distinguished Service, and Standards Achievement Awards, and was Chair of SSPC 90.1-2010 (if you have any comments about that!). Mick also served as Chair of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee and was on project committees for the 50% Hospital and Office Buildings AEDGs.

Moving beyond energy to an environmental perspective, Mick presently chairs the LEED Technical Committee and serves on the LEED Steering Committee. He is also a past member of several USGBC technical and education groups, authored portions of the original ASHRAE Green Building Guide, and served on technical groups for the New Buildings Institute.

Personal

Mick and Jen have three children -- Ben (married to Mandi), Caroline (married to Aaron) and Karl -- who are all blessings to them. Their family is quite active at First Evangelical Lutheran Church where Jen is an organist. Mick sings in barbershop quartets, and golfs when work and volunteer activities allow. Raised 30 miles from Green Bay, WI in the 1960’s, Mick is an avid (or is that rabid?) Packer fan.

Parking:

Free parking in 5/3 ramp off Ottawa or Monroe St. for the meeting. Tell parking ramp booth attendant that you’re there for ASHRAE meeting.

Schedule:

5:00 – 6:00 Social
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 Program

Questions to Ryan Fiebig @ [email protected] for both Kalamzoo and Grand Rapids meetings.

Tickets

$30.00 Member Registration

$35.00 Non-Member Registration

$20.00 Students/Retirees Registration