16th May 2022
ASHRAE Presidential Address: Personal Growth. Global Impact. Feed the Roots. by Mick Schwedler, 2021-22 ASHRAE President.
Venue: Event Theatre K-G21, Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University, (LSBU) Southwark Campus, Keyworth St, London, SE1 6NG (2 minutes’ walk from Elephant and Castle Underground Station) See campus map.
Registration link: EventBrite
17:00-17:05 Welcome by Professor George Ofori, Dean of LSBU School of the Built Environment and Architecture
17:05-17:10 Welcome by Patrick Prendergast, President of ASHRAE London & South East Chapter
17:10-17:40 Personal Growth. Global Impact. Feed the Roots. Keynote address by Mick Schwedler, ASHRAE President 2022-2023 + Q&A session
17:40-17:55Launch of LSBU Level 4-6 short courses in Zero Carbon Buildings
17:55-18:00 Designing Zero Carbon Buildings Using Dynamic Simulation Methods, book info by Prof Lubo Jankovic, Professor of Advanced Building Design at the University of Hertfordshire and Vice-President of ASHRAE London & South East Chapter
18:00-19:00 Reception with finger buffet and beverages
This event is open to ASHRAE Members and non-members alike and will re-launch the London & South East Chapter’s technical event programme in partnership with LSBU. All are welcome, and we look forward to meeting anyone with an interest in Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Building Services, Facilities Management, Building Commissioning and Performance, Net Zero Building Design and Operation, MEP Engineers, Building Scientists, Building Energy specialists, IAQ, IEQ, WELL practitioners etc. Wherever you are in your Career path, whether you are a student, a craft apprentice, a technician, an academic or a seasoned engineer, we would love to meet you and to offer help and support to enable you to ‘grow’ as you progress on your career journey.
Mick Schwedler, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED AP is ASHRAE’s Society President for the 2021-22 term. Schwedler previously served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as president-elect, treasurer, vice president and director-at-large.
For his time and devotion to ASHRAE and the HVAC&R industry, Schwedler is a recipient of the Fellow Award, Exceptional Service Award, Standards Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Service Award. Schwedler’s 'Low-Load Chillers and System Efficiency' was published in the ASHRAE Journal in February 2017 and was his seventh published in the ASHRAE Journal. His work has also been featured in publications, such as HPAC Engineering, Trane Engineers Newsletters and Trane Applications Engineering Manuals.
"We each are involved in ASHRAE for different reasons and volunteer in our chosen ways. We do it because we grow - professionally and personally –- and help others do the same. We do it because that global impact serves the worlds, as well as our personal, future generations. All this occurs because we are true to our deep, widespread and strong technical roots, grassroots and personal roots."
In addition to his time served on the Board of Directors, Schwedler served as chair of the ASHRAE Technology Council, chair of ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 90.1-2010, chair of the Advanced Energy Design Guide Steering Committee, and as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He is Past President of the La Crosse Area ASHRAE Chapter and has held ASHRAE Society-level roles on many standing committees, technical committees, and presidential ad hoc committees.
Schwedler’s theme focuses the impact of connections to foster personal and professional growth and how ASHRAE’s historical and present-day structure continues to lead to the development of future industry professionals that impact the world.
"How did you get here today and become part of this expansive root system? Who helped you grow, encouraged you - that is, who ‘fed your roots?’ Collectively, our personal growth and united efforts have produced global impacts ... to serve humanity ... the first three words of ASHRAE’s mission."
He also stresses the importance and responsibility each of has as he asks, "Whose roots will you feed in the next three months?"
In addition to his contributions to ASHRAE, Schwedler is an Applications Engineer at Trane, located in La Crosse, Wis. and has been active in the development, training, and support of energy efficient systems since 1982.
At Trane, Schwedler aids customers in system optimization (in which he holds patents) and chilled water system design. He has given technical seminars throughout North America, as well as in the Far East and South America. He has also presented such information as well as other sustainable education to over 30,000 people as presenter and host of Engineers Newsletter Live broadcasts and ASHRAE satellite events. Mick was intimately involved with energy modelling as author of significant portions of the TRACETM (Trane Air Conditioning Economics) program’s equipment section.
Schwedler is a 1981 graduate from the University of Wisconsin Solar Energy Lab with a Master of Mechanical Engineering, and he earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from North-western University in 1980.
Mick Schwedler, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED AP
2021-22 ASHRAE President