December 2021

December Meeting

We are happy to welcome ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler for our December meeting. The meeting will be held outside of our normal schedule, with a dinner meeting in South Bend on the first Thursday of the month. There will be no meeting in the Highland area this month.

Please note that the time and location below are different from originally posted.

Biography:

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

Professional

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 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.

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. 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.

Mick chaired the USGBC LEED Technical Committee, served on the LEED Steering Committee and is a past member of several USGBC technical and education groups. He also authored portions of the original ASHRAE Green Building Guide, and served on technical groups for the New Buildings Institute.

Personal

Mick and Jen have three children -- Ben (married to Mandi, grandson Ian), Caroline (married to Aaron, grandson James) and Karl -- who are all blessings to them. Jen and Mick are quite active at First Evangelical Lutheran Church where Jen is an organist. Mick loves to sing 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.

Abstract:

Developed by TC 1.07 (Business, Management & General Legal Education), this interactive session has participants break into small groups and discuss ethics cases that have been adjudicated by the NSPE (or by State Boards). Due to the interactive nature of this seminar, you will have the opportunity to engage in spirited debate in a small group setting, present “your findings,” and not just listen to the presenter talk about ethics.

Three to four cases will be presented, along with the final outcome. Real cases are used because they have generally reached an official conclusion that has been published, along with the reasoning behind the outcome. You’ll discover that there are nuances and also surprises as you consider responsibilities and ethics.

Recommended audience: Anybody in the construction industry: Project managers, consulting engineers, contractors, facilities managers and students.

Dinner Meeting - December 02

Professional Cost: $20 (includes dinner)
Student Cost: Free for student chapter members! (sponsored by the chapter)
Check-in and
cash bar: 5:00 - 6:00 pm EST
Dinner/Program:
6:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Tippecanoe Place
620 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN 4660
https://www.tippe.com/

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