The EPA has recognized Karpman Consulting as a Multifamily High Rise Review Organization (MRO), to provide independent third-party review and oversight of ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise (MFHR) program submittals. Karpman Consulting is also an approved MRO for projects participating in the NYSERDA Multifamily New Construction Program (MF-NCP).
We led the development of the MFHR Simulation Guidelines and the Performance Path Calculator and are intimately familiar with the program rules. Our engineers have provided design support and energy modeling for numerous multifamily projects and delivered energy modeling trainings. In-depth understanding of the program rules combined with the hands-on energy modeling experience makes us uniquely qualified to help your projects achieve its energy goals and streamlines the project approval.
Please contact us for more information on the certification process, fees and available discounts. We can help you troubleshoot modeling issues with the Enhanced Review option, and also offer hourly technical support. We typically respond to your questions in less than three days (and often the same day) and have review turnaround of 20 business days or less.
Eva (Skorupka) Spazzarini CEM leads Karpman Consulting’s work as an ENERGY STAR Multifamily Review Organization (MRO). Eva has reviewed numerous energy modeling submittals for incentive programs, such as the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program, the New Jersey Pay for Performance Program, and the EPA ENERGY STAR Multifamily High-Rise Program. Eva has implemented reporting templates, including for LEED NC v4 Pilot Credit (based on ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G) and the EPA MFHR Performance Path Calculator, and has expert knowledge of Excel. She has experience using eQuest, DOE2.1, TREAT, OpenStudio and THERM. She earned a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2014) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with an Architecture Minor from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2012), and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
Christina LaPerle PE, BEMP, CEM, CBCP is the lead reviewer for Karpman Consulting’s work as an ENERGY STAR Multifamily Review Organization (MRO). Christina is a licensed Professional Engineer, ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP), an AEE Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and an AEE Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP). She has over 7 years experience in energy engineering performing energy audits, energy modeling, and retro-commissioning for both existing buildings and new construction. Christina has developed energy modeling tools to enhance workflow efficiency and regularly performs energy modeling technical reviews for incentive and above code program submissions including the New Jersey Pay for Performance Program and the Energize Connecticut Whole Building Program. She also contributes to the development of incentive and above code program simulation guidelines and tools. Christina has implemented reporting templates, including EPA MFNC Performance Path Calculator, and has expert knowledge of Excel.