About the Instructors

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s HVAC SAVE curriculum was developed in partnership with Energy Stewards international. Our instructors are nationally recognized and have many years of industry experience.

Tim Hanes

Tim Hanes has been working in the energy efficiency world for the past 14 years. He is the Vice President of ESI, Inc as well as a partner of Cenergy, LLC, the largest Home Energy Consulting firm in the state of Iowa. As a RESNET certified rater, Tim specializes in the whole house approach to energy efficiency. With the NCI Air Balancing certification, Tim has been able to implement HVAC system performance testing and analysis into Cenergy’s service offering. Tim is regularly consulted by industry professionals on his approach to field testing and analysis of HVAC systems. He is a certified geothermal installer and a member of the Iowa Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSPA). Tim is also a trainer for NCI and is frequently asked to speak at energy efficiency related conferences and events around the country.

Dave Swett

Dave Swett is the owner and President of Real World HVAC.  He has substantial field experience as an HVAC specialist and energy rater and has developed and provided design, installation and service training and consulting services throughout the Midwest for the past 25 years.  Dave holds numerous professional HVAC certifications with NATE, RESNET, RSES and other industry organization.  He is also a technical contributor to ACCA for the development and update of many of the ACCA technical reference standards.  Dave has degrees in HVAC technology and business/economics.