Wed, Jun 01


The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse

Past President's Night

This month's theme is Past President's Night and the event includes an in-person visit from Society President Mick Schwedler, who will address his presidential theme for the 2021-2022 year.

Past President's Night

Time & Location

Jun 01, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, 5136 Prince St, Halifax, NS B3J 1L4, Canada

About the Event

About this event

This month's theme is Past President's Night and the event includes an in-person visit from Society President Mick Schwedler, who will address his presidential theme for the 2021-2022 year.

Event Description:

This event will be our last "hybrid" of the year, with options to attend virtually or in person with fellow members and past presidents, while enjoying good food and drinks*! The in person event will include a social, Tapas-style meal, and live stream of the presentation for those who are unable to attend. There are a limited number of in person tickets available so make sure to register early!

*Registration prices for attending in person include 1 free drink ticket; Past President's will receive 2 free drink tickets.

About President Schwedler's Professional Life:

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.

About President Schwedler's Personal Life:

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.

Theme abstract - Personal Growth. Global Impact. Feed the Roots:

Who are the people who invested in you, encouraged you and helped you grow? Who will you give back to and invest in? “Personal Growth. Global Impact. Feed the Roots.” explores ASHRAE’s expansive root system from the Society’s founding to its extraordinary global growth and impact to the built environment. Three sets of roots were established to help members grow – member-to-member connections, grassroots chapters and regions, and technology. The presentation examines how ASHRAE cultivates these deep, widespread, and strong roots to collectively provide global benefits today as well as for future generations.

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