"Two of SWA's modelers attended last week's advanced modeling training here in NYC. They both walked away with valuable knowledge that they will put to use immediately. Thanks for hosting these events - we look forward to more in the future!"

– Paula M. Zimin, AIA, Director, Simulation Services, Steven Winter Associates

“Thank you for a great Training! The training was very informative. I would think that you should develop day 3 and 4 courses, since there is much more cover!”

– Alec Strongin PE, CEM, LEED® AP, Synergy Engineering

“I am pleased to report that the attendees in the two-day seminar gave you very good scores. The majority were in the 4 or 5 [range], out of a high of 5. Clearly, they were satisfied with the material and presentation. Thanks again and we look forward to the next one. ”

– Robert Morgenstern, Director - NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate

“Maria really gave a good introduction to eQUEST and modeling for New Construction in general. She broke down the 90.1 standards and how to use it for creating models. I would highly recommend this training. I think it is the type of training that you could go to a couple times and gain knowledge every time."

– Don Kasper, Energy Engineer, Taitem Engineering

“I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. In my position at Mass DOER, I am a reviewer for compliance with the Mass Greenhouse Gas Reduction Policy and Protocol of building projects submitted to the Mass EPA (MEPA) office.”

– John Ballam, Energy Engineer, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

"The training was absolutely fantastic. I really feel like I learned a lot. I had a very long list of questions prepared ahead of time, and the presentation and exercises had all but one covered without me even asking!"

– Gayathri Vijayakumar, LEED AP, Steven Winter Associates

“Maria did a great job of teaching practical information and making some really difficult stuff fairly easy to digest; plus she gave out a useful handout that I can use as a reference in the future. If any of you get the chance I highly recommend going to one of these trainings. I can't imagine trying to take on a tool like eQUEST without an introduction from someone like Maria.”

– James Hauswirth, Taitem Engineering

“The most important part, for me, was hearing the most efficient way to use eQuest. Even in the wizard, the amount of data you can enter is daunting. Knowing which screens to do there and which to do in detailed mode is critical.”

– Kathryn Reinecke, Alpine Green Solutions

“This training proved extremely beneficial to my daily job and I reference the handouts from this class on a regular basis. Maria does a great job in covering a vast amount of information in this two-day class. I highly recommend this class to anyone performing building simulations for LEED or other ASHRAE based programs. It is invaluable. My only remaining questions are when are you going to develop intermediate and advanced level classes, and how can I sign up?”

– Shelley Beaulieu, LEED AP, TRC Energy Services

“I recently took two courses, "Intermediate HVAC Modeling in eQUEST" and "Water-Side HVAC and High Performance Systems in eQUEST, with Nick as the instructor. The courses were excellent due to Nick’s level of enthusiasm, knowledge, and experience with the material. He catered the atmosphere and pace of the courses to the needs of the group allowing for questions and interactivity among the participants. I gained valuable tips beyond the topics typically covered in the courses to help with improving productivity and model accuracy which I found extremely valuable. I highly recommend these two courses and Nick as an instructor.”

– Christina LaPerle, PE, Senior Energy Engineer at The Daylight Savings Company

“I have taken two training's with Nick and also have had him make personalized training materials. He has been an outstanding resource enabling me to learn commercial energy modeling using equest. He presents the material in a way that is easy to understand for all skill levels. During training he also takes the time to answer individual questions and if he does not have an immediate answer he puts in the extra effort to find out.”

-Daryl Strom, PE, CEM, EBCP, MEng, President at DSR Engineering PC

“Nick’s experience with eQuest and LEED energy modeling greatly improved my understanding of both concepts. His hands on course taught me the crucial features of eQuest while following ASHRAE standards of energy modeling. I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to gain insight in energy modeling.”

-Evan Hardy, Mechanical Engineer at HENRY ADAMS, LLC

“Nick was a great instructor and made a 3-day long eQUEST training painless. He was willing to answer any questions that came up throughout the class and adjust the pace of the class as needed when students encountered any difficulties. Nick was able to create a friendly and supportive environment that made all skill levels comfortable and excited to learn more.”

-Stefani Demetriou, Energy Engineer, MFBA, LEED Green Associate

“Nick provided an engaging eQUEST training at my company. He taught the lesson at a comfortable pace and ensured everyone was up to speed. Nick's training provided a great refresher for me. In addition, he demonstrated to inexperienced participants the practical uses of energy modeling. If you are new to energy modeling or need modeling guidance on advanced systems, I highly recommend Nick Allen-Sandoz.”

-David Chen, Energy Engineer at NYC Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)