Karpman Consulting has developed and delivered numerous public and private energy modeling
trainings, and is a USGBC, AIA and RCEP continuing education provider. In addition to the popular
two-day eQUEST Appendix G Modeling training, two new trainings are due out in 2011: Energy Cost
Budget Method and Intermediate Energy Modeling in eQUEST. See Schedule for upcoming events.
To earn points for LEED NC Energy and Atmosphere Credit 1, buildings must be modeled in approved software, following ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G. This hands-on training focuses on applying Appendix G modeling protocol using eQUEST software. The training starts with an introduction to Appendix G and an overview of the key features of eQUEST. It then focuses on a case study involving an office building, providing in-depth discussion of related ASHRAE requirements and step-by-step process of modeling it in eQUEST, starting with Wizard Mode and completing the work in the Detailed interface including Parametric Runs tool. Methods to convert available project data into eQUEST-friendly inputs are demonstrated. Additional topics include model quality assurance and troubleshooting, strategies to increase modeling productivity such as the use of global parameters, user defaults, expressions, and user libraries, and documenting results following LEED requirements. Handout include 150+ booklet with step-by-step description of the case study modeling, spreadsheet with supporting calculations, and sample user library. Class size is limited to 25 people, with two instructors, one of whom helps individuals with the exercises. Attendees earn 14 GBCI CE hours towards the LEED Credential Maintenance Program and 14 CEs through AIA. The class also qualifies for continuing education for professional engineers in most states. See Schedule for upcoming events.
Energy Modeling for Code Training
This eight hour training discusses the application of energy modeling to code compliance and high performance buildings. Both the Energy Cost Budget Method (ASHRAE 90.1 Section 11) and the Performance Rating Method (ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G) are covered. This training is for architects, engineers, property managers, building code officials, and all others with an interest in energy modeling and the whole building approach to energy efficiency. Karpman Consulting will provide continuing education credits for registered architects, professional engineers, building code officials (pending), and LEED professionals. See Schedule for upcoming events or visit www.nyserdacodetraining.com.
Maria has 20 years of experience in building science, energy modeling, and software design. She participates on national panels such as RESNET Software Verification Committee, Energy Star™ Multifamily National Working Group, and LEED for Midrise Multifamily Working Group. She also led the development of Simulation Guidelines for LEED for Midrise Multifamily system, as well as major modeling-based incentive programs in New York and New Jersey. Maria developed the curriculum for and has conducted numerous trainings on building energy simulation attended by hundreds of professionals. She holds advanced degrees in engineering and computer science, and is certified by ASHRAE as a Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP). She is an NYU Faculty member and principal of Karpman Consulting.
Mike has over five years of energy modeling experience using a variety of modeling tools, including eQUEST and EnergyPlus. Since 2009 he has been chair of the IBPSA-NY energy modeling technical committee. Mike helped develop the curriculum for and has co presented dozens of eQUEST workshops. His background is in engineering and business, and he is an adjunct faculty member at New York University. Mike is Vice President of Karpman Consulting.