COVID-19 Update May Program

Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus and Introduction to ASHRAE Position Document and Epidemic Task Force

Location: online meeting


5/11/2020 noon-1pm

Speaker: Former ASHRAE President, Chair of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force William P. Bahnfleth, PhD, PE, FASHRAE, FASME, FISIAQ Professor of Architectural Engineering The Pennsylvania State University

If you would like CEUs for this event please remember to reach out to Haily ( after the meeting.

January Social

Join the Wisconsin ASHRAE Chapter alongside YEA (Young Engineers Association) for a happy hour and time to connect with colleagues.   We will not be doing the brewery tour, but feel free to sign up for one if you desire.  All current ASHRAE members will receive 2 drink tickets.  

Location: Lakefront Brewery

Date: January 23rd, 2020

Time: 5pm – 7pm


December Program

Thomas M. Lawrence, Ph.D. – ASHRAE Standard 189.1 and the International Green Construction Code

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on Thursday December 19th Thomas Lawrence will be presenting ” ASHRAE Standard 189.1 and the International Green Construction Code “.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Lawrence is the Mechanical Engineering program lead with the University of Georgia, and has 35 years of professional experience. He spent the first 18 years in industry and after going back for his PhD at Purdue he has been at UGA since January 2004.

Dr. Lawrence is the past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 2.8 and is a member of the committee that wrote and maintains ASHRAE Standard 189.1 for High Performance Green Buildings. As an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, he gives seminars on green building design at venues around the world. Dr. Lawrence was named an ASHRAE Fellow in 2016 and is a Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors for ASHRAE.

Dr. Lawrence has a B.S. with Highest Distinction in Environmental Science from Purdue University (1978), a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University (1982) and a second M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Washington University in 1989. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in the spring of 2004.

Presentation Description:

ASHRAE, in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illumination Engineers Society, developed Standard 189.1 for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings with the initial release occurring in 2010. The Standard provides the minimum requirements for a high-performance green building, and was developed with the intent to provide a balance of environmental factors involved with designing, building, and planning for the operation of buildings. Since the initial release, the Standard has continually evolved as a result of changes in the industry and in relation to other Standards such as 90.1 This session provides a detailed summary of the key changes that are being incorporated in the release of the 2017 version of Standard 189.1 and how this Standard will relate to the International Green Construction Code with the 2018 code cycles revisions.

Registration and itinerary for the December Meeting are below. 

Cost: Free to ASHRAE members, $15 for guests


December 19th , 2019
11am -12pm Networking
12pm – 1pm – Presentation 

Trane (Milwaukee Office) 234 W Florida St, Milwaukee, WI 53204


November Program

Mick Schwedler – Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings – Achieving Zero Energy

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on November 19th Mick Schwedler will be presenting ” Advanced Energy Design Guide for K-12 School Buildings – Achieving Zero Energy “.

Speaker 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.

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.

Presentation Description:

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. Recommended audience: School Boards, administrators and Principals, teachers, consulting engineers, contractors, facilities managers, and students.

Registration and itinerary for the October Meeting are below. 

Cost: Free to ASHRAE members, $15 for guests


November 19th , 2019
5pm -6pm Networking
6pm – 7 PM – Presentation 

Thunder Bay Grill, N14W24130 Tower Pl, Pewaukee, WI 53072