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ASHRAE Detroit February Chapter Meeting

February 16, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
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Virtual Meeting


ASHRAE Detroit February Chapter Meeting

(Virtual Meeting)


February 16, 2021

12:00 – 1:15 PM EST




The link to the virtual meeting can be found in the registration page and the confirmation email once you have registered. A Microsoft account is required to join the meeting through Microsoft Teams. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the virtual meeting. Thank you for your understanding and patience.




Please join your ASHRAE and ASPE counterparts for a 1 hour, Virtual – Lunch and Learn (via Microsoft Teams) with Mick Schwedler to help you better understand Chilled Water Systems.


Meeting Topic: High Performance Chilled Water Systems

Chilled water systems have been used for more than 80 years.  During that time, there has been a consistent effort by manufacturers and system designers to develop equipment, design strategies and control methods that result in the highest performing chilled water systems possible. 

This presentation discusses system configurations, design parameters and system control techniques that can help owners and design teams reduce chilled water first costs, system operating costs and environmental impact.


Speaker Biography:

Mick Schwedler, PE, FASHRAE, LEED AP BD+C

Trane Staff Applications Engineer

Region VI


La Crosse, WI

[email protected]

Mick has been involved 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) and chilled water and water source heat pump system design.

Mick serves as a President Elect on the ASHRAE Board of Directors and 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 on project committees for the 50% Hospital and Office Buildings AEDGs. He is Past President of the La Crosse Area ASHRAE Chapter and presently misses serving on Technical Committees.

Moving beyond energy to an environmental perspective, Mick Chaired the LEED Technical Committee and served on the LEED Steering Committee. He is also a past member of several USGBC technical and educations groups, authored portions of the original ASHRAE GreenGuide and served on technical groups for the New Buildings Institute.

Mick and Jen have three children -- Ben (married to Mandi with grandson Ian), Caroline (married to Aaron with grandson James), and Karl -- that 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 whenever possible, 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.

We will carry out the Virtual Lunch and Learn using Microsoft Teams.  You can participate a number of ways.  First, you can click on the virtual meeting link which will take you to the screen below.  From there, you can download Microsoft Teams onto your device of choice prior to the event or bookmark the page and join the meeting by viewing on the web.  Most Microsoft Teams features are available on the web version so with either selection, the content and experience will be the same.  If you are downloading the software, we would advise that you do that a day in advance.  If you use the web, please log on 10-15 minutes early to familiarize yourself with the tool. 

If you are not familiar with MS Teams, please click the demo link below:

Alternatively you can add Microsoft Teams to your iPhone/iPad by visiting the Apple App store.