Karpman Consulting offers a coordinated curriculum of eQUEST energy modeling training, designed to help students master the marketable skill.

We take a hands-on approach to energy modeling training. Most trainings feature extensive modeling exercises where attendees practice applying the theoretical concepts covered during the class.

We also believe in an incremental approach. Attendees are exposed to energy modeling in the introductory class (100-level), are given a foundation in the two day, 200-level classes, and are given the opportunity to build their skills and develop in-depth understanding in the 300-level intermediate and advanced classes.

We realize that no two attendees are alike, and our curriculum offers the flexibility to meet the needs of a variety of professionals. For example, those familiar with energy modeling concepts may wish to start with the 200-level class. Modelers with several years under their belts may choose to enroll in 300-level intermediate and advanced classes to build mastery and dig deeper.

We have developed a reputation for excellence in teaching and expertise in the field. Our trainings carry name recognition and are a reliable means to career advancement and professional growth for energy professionals.

Curriculum Map


Course Descriptions

Modeling 101: Energy Modeling for Code Compliance, High Performance Buildings, and Building Retrofits

This eight hour (1 day) training familiarizes building professionals including architects, engineers, building code officials and incentive program administrators with the fundamental concepts of whole building energy simulation, the energy modeling protocols of ASHRAE Standard 90.1, and the various applications of energy modeling including design optimization, demonstrating compliance with the energy code, LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, EPA Energy Star for Multifamily Highrise certification and incentive program participation. Click here for additional information.

Registration Fee: $360

Modeling 201: eQUEST Energy Modeling for Existing Buildings

This sixteen hour (2 day) hands-on training develops the technical skills necessary for analyzing the energy performance of existing buildings through energy modeling, including model calibration to utility bills to improve the accuracy of projected savings from retrofits, and identifying cost effective energy conservation opportunities. The course will also cover related ASHRAE Standards and guidelines. Click here for additional information.

Registration Fee: $923

Modeling 202: eQUEST Energy Modeling for New Construction

This sixteen hour (2 day) hands-on training develops the technical skills necessary for modeling new commercial and multifamily buildings, including efficient work flow and productivity strategies, model quality control, and the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 Appendix G (used in LEED NC modeling). Click here for additional information.

Registration Fee: $825

Modeling 203: ASHRAE 90.1 Modeling for LEED v4, ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise, and Code Compliance

This sixteen hour (2 day) hands-on training develops the technical skills necessary for modeling commercial and multifamily buildings in the new version of eQUEST following the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 as used in NYS ECCC 2016, ENERGY STAR Multifamily High-rise Program, Enterprise Green Communities, LEED NC v4 Alternative Performance Rating Method pilot credit (formerly Energy and Atmosphere Credit 1 and Prerequisite 2), draft LEED v4.1 and various other programs for green buildings that are based on 90.1 2016 Appendix G. The hands-on exercises include modeling a mixed-use building start to finish. The training also covers efficient work flow, productivity tips, and simulation quality control.  

Registration Fee: $820

Modeling 301: Intermediate HVAC Modeling in eQUEST

This eight hour (1 day) hands-on training will build on the foundation established by Modeling 201 or Modeling 202 above, to enhance attendee modeling skills beyond the beginner level. The focus will be on the most common HVAC systems and related energy efficiency measures. The training is applicable to modeling both new and existing buildings. Click here for additional information.

Registration Fee: $471

Modeling 302: Water-Side HVAC and High Performance Systems in eQUEST

This one-day training covers intermediate and advanced topics in eQUEST modeling. Water-side HVAC modeling is covered, including boilers, chillers, and heat rejection and the associated distribution systems. Modeling techniques for high performance systems are also discussed, including VRF (variable refrigerant flow) systems, dedicated outdoor air systems, and chilled beam systems. The training focuses on eQUEST’s detailed data edit interface, and significant time is spent exploring detailed and hourly reports. Additional intermediate and advanced topics are also covered. Click here for additional information.

Registration Fee: $471

Modeling 310: Simulation Requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1 2007 / 2010 / 2013

This one-day training compares the energy modeling requirements of Standard 90.1 2007, 2010, and 2013. Jurisdictions and rating authorities such as LEED and NYSERDA are beginning to transition to the newer versions of the standard. As a result, it is important for professionals involved in new construction and major renovation projects to be familiar with all three versions of the code, including key differences between versions. This training provides that knowledge, with a focus on high impact areas and practical implications for projects. Click here for additional information.

Registration Fee: $471

Cancellation Policy

For cancelations made at least 30 days prior to the training start date, 75% of the registration fee is refunded. No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the training start date, however 100% of the fee paid may be applied toward any future training delivered by Karpman Consulting. There is no fee for transferring the registration to a different training or a different attendee.