Region VI CRC 2021
April 29th thru May 1st
Technical Session 1 - Advanced Energy Design Guide
Mick Schwedler, P.E., LEED-AP, ASHRAE President-Elect
Friday, April 30 - 8:00 - 9:00 am
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 presentation gives a broad overview of all the developed Advanced Energy Design Guides, the processes used to develop those guides, and examples of technologies, tips, systems and other recommendations in the AEDG Series to reduce building energy consumption by 30% to 50%, and also covers information on the newest Zero Energy guides.
Mick Schwedler 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 Treasurer on the ASHRAE Board of Directors and has been nominated for the position of ASHRAE President-Elect (2020-2021). 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 on project committees for the 50% Hospital and Office Buildings AEDGs. He is Past President of the La Crosse Area ASHRAE Chapter and 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), 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.