Please watch our calendar for changes:

Due to the coronavirus and venue closings,

some of our events have had to be canceled or postponed.

Some meetings and presentations may be

converted to a Video Conference or a Webinar.

Monthly Membership Meetings

Monthly membership meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of the month from 11:30-1:00pm at the Adventure Science Center's Jack Wood Hall, 800 Fort Negley Blvd. 37203. Lunch is free for paid chapter members and students. The cost is $15 for guests and those with unpaid chapter dues. The meeting schedule for the 2021-2022 year is as follows.


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Meeting dates:

  • Thur. Sept 16

  • Tues. Oct 19

  • Tues. Nov 9

  • Tues. Dec 14

  • Tues. Jan 11

  • Tues. Mar 8

  • Tues. April 12

  • Tues. May 10

Next Meeting: Thursday, September 16th

11:30 AM thru 1:00 PM

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


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.

Mick serves as 2021-2022 ASHRAE President. 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.


The Advanced Energy Design Guide for Hospitals – Reducing energy consumption by 50%

Classification: Intermediate

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 program provides a brief history of the AEDG Series, and then focuses on the 50% Large Hospital AEDG which will be covered in detail including examples of recommendations, case studies, technologies, systems, and controls to reduce energy use by 50% or more (compared to ASHRAE 90.1-2004).

Recommended audience:

Hospital facility managers and environmental directors, ASHE members, consulting engineers, contractors, facilities managers, and students.

ASHRAE Undergraduate Scholarship

The Nashville Chapter awards one $2500 scholarship and one $1500 scholarship to local students interested in an HVAC field and enrolled in a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree program. Download the application and apply today! The deadline for applicants is December 31st, 2020.

Scholarship Application and Information