Modeling in the 2018 Washington & Seattle Energy Codes with ASHRAE Appendix G

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Training Description

Washington state is switching to the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 2016 Appendix G modeling protocol this summer, and the current modeling method based on IECC Chapter C407 will no longer be acceptable. The Seattle code will reference ASHRAE Standard 90.1 2019 and will use carbon emissions as the metric for demonstrating compliance instead of energy cost. The 90.1 2016 Appendix G modeling protocol is also integral to many above-code programs such as the EPA ENERGY STAR Multifamily High-rise program and the LEED NC v4 Alternative Performance Rating Method pilot credit. This full day training will allow participants to develop an in-depth understanding of the general concepts and technical requirements of the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 2016 Appendix G modeling protocol, and will highlight the differences introduced in the 2019 edition of the Standard. The training targets professionals with architectural and engineering backgrounds who would like to obtain a working knowledge of the 90.1 Appendix G modeling protocol in order to perform energy modeling, review modeling-based submittals, or work with modelers more effectively on a team.

Instructor: Maria Karpman LEED AP, BEMP, CEM

Maria has 20 years of experience in building science, energy modeling, and software design. She has completed numerous energy modeling projects for new and existing buildings and has led the development of technical polices for major modeling-based incentive programs as well as national programs such as the EPA Energy Star Multifamily High Rise Program. She has authored papers and presented at the ASHRAE, IBPSA, and AIA conferences among others, and is a member of the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 committee. She has developed and delivered trainings on energy modeling and performance-based code compliance that have been attended by over a thousand building industry professionals. Ms. Karpman holds advanced degrees in engineering and computer science, has served as an NYU adjunct faculty member, and is the principal of Karpman Consulting.


Six years of experience in commercial building design or equivalent education, familiarity with the ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and some experience with the building energy modeling.