Meeting/Event Information

January 2020 Tech Session

January 08, 2020
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
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The Country Club of Sioux Falls
3400 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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

Applications Engineer


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.


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.

Technical Sessions

Mick's morning technical seminar from 8:30-11:30. Topics will be:

  • “Upgrading Existing Chilled Water Systems”.
  • “High Performance Chilled Water Systems”.
  • “Chilled Water Systems for YEA Members: What the Baby Boomers and Gen Xers Have Done WRONG!!! (Part I)”.

**Your registratoin fee will go towards the Chapter's RP contribution for the year.


$50.00 PDH Registration

$25.00 Non-PDH Registration

$50.00 PDH Registration

$25.00 Non-PDH Registration