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Mick SchwedlerMick Schwedler, 2021-22 ASHRAE President

Mick Schwedler, 2021-22 ASHRAE President
Mick Schwedler, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED AP, 2021-22 ASHRAE President

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.

Mick’s theme for the 2021-22 ASHRAE Society Year is “Personal Growth. Global Impact. Feed the Roots.”

“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 world’s, as well as our personal, future generations. All this occurs because we our 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 modeling as author of significant portions of the TRACE™ (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 Northwestern University in 1980.

Presidential Address: Personal Growth. Global Impact. Feed the Roots.

Presentation abstract: Who are the people that 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.  

President Schwedler in the Media:

HPAC Engineering | "On the Air"
HPAC 'On The Air': Connecting with ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler



Presidential Presentation

Personal Growth.
Global Impact.
Feed the Roots.

Read the complete manuscript of Mr. Schwedler's address given at the 2021 Leadership Moment (.pptx is 100 MB)View Mick's PowerPointRead Mick's Manuscript
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Mick’s Presidential Address

Personal Growth. Global Impact. Feed the Roots.

2021-22 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler shares the Society theme during his inaugural address at the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Annual Conference on June 30, 2021

Monthly Presidential Video Series:

Member to Member Connection: Mental Health and the Pandemic

The first Member to Member Connection of 2022 is a bit different and contains an important message for everyone. This month, we break from the interview format, and I take a few minutes to get real about the pandemic and importance of mental well-being. I touch on finding ways to work together, embracing technology as a means of connection and how both tie into ASHRAE’s mission to serve humanity. I hope you’ll watch the video and share it with anyone who may benefit from the message. 

New videos drop the first Thursday of each month and previous videos can be seen in a comprehensive list here.

ASHRAE thanks Hurst Boiler, Daikin, and Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions for their support of the ASHRAE President’s leadership messages.