DENVER, (January 5, 2015) – MKK Consulting Engineers, Inc. (MKK), a leading mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy services firm, announced the addition of Tom Hootman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as the Performance + Design Innovation Lead.

A true leader in innovative design, Tom Hootman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, joins MKK with over 20 years’ experience in architecture and engineering. Tom’s specialty is the design and engineering of net zero energy buildings and communities, by providing strategic guidance and research. His role also included identifying upcoming trends in sustainability and forming strategic partnerships with local and national firms. Tom is the author of “Net Zero Energy Design: A Guide for Commercial Architecture”, published by Wiley in 2012, which offers no-nonsense strategies, step-by-step technical analysis, and valuable examples, in addition to developed case studies.

“We are very excited to have Tom join MKK,” says Kevin Pope, PE, QCxP, LEED AP, President/CEO. “We believe his background and expertise will further differentiate MKK as a leader in sustainable design and help us continue our push towards Net-Zero design.”

In his new role at MKK, Tom will be charged to advance MKK’s mission of “Consult More, Consume Less” and to progress its national leadership position around innovative problem solving, high performance engineering and sustainable design. With a degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Wyoming, Tom will shift his focus back to engineering and be an integral part of sustaining MKK’s client relationships.

With the addition of Tom, MKK will continue to offer the same great services for our clients, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and energy services.