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


2019 October Program

Douglas Reindl, PhD PE- ASHRAE 15 update

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on October 17th Doug Reindl will be presenting “ASHRAE 15 Update”.

Speaker Bio:

Douglas Reindl is a professor and chair with appointments in the Department of Engineering Professional Development and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he is the founding director of the Industrial Refrigeration Consortium (IRC) at UW-Madison. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin and actively involved in ASHRAE, IIAR, and IIR.

Professor Reindl is an ASHRAE Fellow and a past recipient of ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award. HE was the first recipient of ASHRAE’s George C. Briley Award for the best refrigeration article in the ASHRAE Journal. He is a past chair and currently serves as a member of ASHRAE’s Standard 15 committee – Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems. Professor Reindl has published 7 books and over 100 technical papers on topics including: industrial refrigeration, building mechanical systems, energy systems, and solar energy.

Presentation Description

Standard 15 (Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems) is one of ASHRAE’s oldest standards dating back to 1919.  The purpose of Standard 15 is to specify safe design, construction, installation, and operation of refrigeration systems.  All engineers that work with building mechanical systems should have a basic understanding of this Standard and for those engineers that work closely with refrigeration or chilling systems must have a deeper understanding of this standard and its requirements.  This presentation will provide a review of Standard 15 and highlight recent changes to the standard.  Common misapplications of the standard will be presented and discussed.

GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0920014344


Registration and itinerary for the October Meeting are below. 

Cost: Free to ASHRAE members, $15 for guests


October 17th , 2019
11:00 – noon – Networking
noon – 1:00 PM – Presentation 

Ring and Du: 17400 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53045


ASHRAE Volunteer Event: Hunger Task Force

We have space for up to 10 volunteers to help hand out water and food to race participants at the MKE Beer Run on Saturday October 12th, 9am-noon. We will meet at The Bavarian Bierhaus ( 700 W Lexington Blvd, Glendale, WI 53217 ). There will be a social hour after volunteering at the bierhaus. Please register here:

YEA Event

We will be watching the Brewer/Packer games on September 5th. Feel free to stop by to enjoy some drinks/appetizers and meet the other Milwaukee YEA Members! Make sure your co-workers are members of ASHRAE so they can join in the fun.

Thank you to our co-sponsor Johnson Controls! If you would like to become a sponsor for future YEA Events please contact our YEA committee chair Heather Kozlowski

Room is reserved from 6:30-10:00pm

Times for the games:

  • Brewers v. Cubs @ 6:10pm
  • Packers v. Bears @ 7:20pm 

SportClub “Boot Room”

750 N Jefferson Street Milwaukee, WI 53203