How Can Lighting Design Enforce a Company’s Brand?

Originally published by USGBC Colorado, February 16, 2016 Jeff Bentley, LC Lighting Designer There are several ways that lighting can reinforce a company’s brand or Mission and Vision Statement. Corporate branding has always been important and with the advent of color printing and color television, color joined the font and logo, among other aspects, as another … Continued

Performance Based Design Services Creates Measurable Results

MKK’s consulting services consider the whole life cycle of a building – its design, construction, and operation. In order to optimize the building’s life cycle performance it’s important to start a project with measurable goals for energy, water, comfort and other important project objectives. A performance-oriented design process can iteratively use analysis to inform good … Continued

Rapid Performance Modeling: Analysis at the speed of design.

Bioclimatic design starts with an understanding of climate, site, program and the building’s potential geometry. This early decision-making tool can help guide climate responsive design and capitalize on the free energy flows of the climate to provide comfort and delight. Passive strategies can be seamlessly integrated with the architectural design concepts and the active building … Continued

Performance + Design Innovation Lab: Visionary Engineering.

  MKK’s Innovation Lab is a team of high performance building specialists dedicated to advancing the future of building performance and sustainability. The next generation of high performance buildings will revolutionize new sources of value for building owners and occupants. Provide lower operating costs and lower total cost of ownership. Reduce waste while creating a … Continued

The WELL Building Revolution: Health for All

  Excerpt from Building Dialogue, June 2015 edition. Imagine Healthier Buildings Imagine buildings that are designed to help you thrive, where the indoor environment is tuned to take care of your body and mind. Imagine human comfort being taken to the next level by designing buildings as complete sensory environments, with not only improved thermal comfort, … Continued

MKK Sustained Growth on ENR Mountain States List

  A true testament to the market conditions and the firm’s commitment to client service, MKK Consulting Engineers moved up four ranks to place 16th overall on this year’s ENR Mountain States Colorado/Wyoming Design Firms list. As the top ranked Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) and Energy Services specific company on the list, MKK continues to deliver high … Continued

MKK Renews Xcel Energy EDA Contract

MKK is thrilled to announce that we have renewed our contract with Xcel Energy to provide Energy Design Assistance (EDA) for clients to pursue energy efficient rebates through its various programs.  This program seeks to encourage its customers to pursue energy efficiency measures above and beyond what is required by code because Xcel believes it is a truly worthwhile … Continued

Modern Hotel Guests Drive MEP Trends With More Emphasis on Control

Excerpt from High-Rise Hotel Technology: Modern MEP Systems Improve Guest Experience Originally published by High Rise Facilities Magazine, June 2015 Craig Watts, PE, LEED AP Principal/Vice President and Director of Corporate Market Development   More than Just a Pretty Interface Millennials are impacting everything in hotels – right down to the MEP systems. “In the next 10 to … Continued

Why Energy Modeling is Art

Why Energy Modeling is Art Originally published on the USGBC blog Amir Rezaei-Bazkiaei, PhD, BPAC, LEED GA Energy Modeler When Edvard Munch was painting The Scream, he probably didn’t know that the piece would leave many art lovers in awe for years to come. I am not an art professional, but I believe that he … Continued

Designing the Invisible

I just made a bold career move. Originally published on the USGBC blog Tom Hootman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Performance + Design Innovation Lead I just made a bold career move. After 20 years of developing a successful and rewarding career as a sustainable design architect I decided to reinvent myself as an engineer. For … Continued

Weed Industry Hot Topics for 2015: Energy Consumption And Banking

This article was first published on Main Street.   DENVER (MainStreet) – As Colorado celebrates its first year of legal weed that fueled a construction and real estate boom, industry leaders predict that 2015 will be a year that other states look to the state for expertise in everything from banking to energy consumption as the industry grapples … Continued

Tackling Energy Consumption within the Existing Built Environment

Tackling Energy Consumption within the Existing Built Environment: Energy Audits and Re-Commissioning Ken Urbanek , Director of Engineering MKK Consulting Engineers, Inc., Denver In terms of energy consumption, our current building stock accounts for 47.6% of all the energy consumed in the U.S. and 74.9% of all of the electricity produced in the U.S. These … Continued

USGBC Colorado Green Schools Summit – Integrating Ground Source Heat Pump Systems in High Performance Schools

USGBC Colorado Green Schools Summit Integrating Ground Source Heat Pump Systems in High Performance Schools Craig Watts, together with Colorado Springs School District 11’s Neil Case and Major Engineering’s Jack Major will present “Integrating Ground Source Heat Pump Systems in High Performance Schools” at this year’s USGBC Colorado Green Schools Summit on November 8, 2013. … Continued

Xcel Energy’s Newest EDA Program Provider

Now offering comprehensive energy analysis on new and renovation construction projects at no-cost to you MKK Consulting Engineers (MKK) is proud to announce its participation as a Colorado Xcel Energy Open Energy Design Assistance (EDA) Program provider. The EDA program provides energy modeling, funding to offset the cost of design, and financial incentives to improve … Continued