MKK Consulting Engineers will be presenting complimentary Innovation Seminars on the Future of High Performance Design this March in Montana.


High performance buildings are a pathway to enhancing the value the design profession brings to building owners by providing innovative building solutions that empower businesses, organizations and communities to achieve their goals and objectives. This seminar will explore the emerging and future trends in high performance design and how to apply them in practice.


Some of the key questions explored include:


What are the leading frameworks for understanding high performance design?

How do ideas such as net zero buildings, living buildings and WELL buildings deliver performance and value?

How can the building design and delivery process be innovated to improve high performance outcomes?

How can ideas such as thermal autonomy or daylight autonomy provide high performance design feedback and how can a process called soft landing help building owners bridge the gap from high performance design intent to high performance operation?

Where do I find innovative design solutions that can cost-effectively enhance building performance?

Three Seminars to Choose From

March 1  Billings (Northern Hotel, 19 N Broadway)

March 2  Bozeman (Element Hotel, 25 East Mendenhall Street)

March 3  Helena  (Best Western Great Northern Hotel, 835 Great Northern Blvd)

All presentations will be from 11:30am – 1:30pm.  
AIA HSW Credits and other professional certification credits will be available.
If you are unable to attend a seminar and would like to schedule a private meeting with the experts, please contact Kim Robertson directly at  Limited availability.

Meet the Experts

Tom Hootman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Provisional WELL AP
Performance + Design Innovation Lead
Tom is an architect, engineer and author, and works at the visionary intersection of architecture and engineering. Designing high performance, net zero buildings that also provide superior human comfort and health benefits to occupants requires the innovative integration of architectural solutions and next-generation building systems.
Kate Du Mez, CEM, LEED AP BD+C
Building Performance Engineer
Kate, an Architectural Engineer, focuses on identifying energy efficient solutions in building systems. Her experience is in commissioning, retro-commissioning, energy audits, and energy modeling.  This provides her a unique perspective in how it can be used to improve the way the built environment satisfies the needs of occupants without doing so at the expense of the natural environment.
Clint Laferriere, PE, LEED AP
Electrical Engineer
Clint, a Client Project Manager, has spent his entire career devoted to the design of both electrical and lighting systems for a variety of project types. Motivated by helping others, he thrives on meeting clients’ needs while creating sustainable solutions, and developing others to be successful at doing the same.
Chris Drake, PE
Mechanical Engineer
Chris, as a Client Project Manager, has served in a variety of roles, including project design, quality control, and client relations. In 2012, Chris and his family relocated to Helena, to build, lead and grow the firm’s new branch office.


Click here to register online.


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