MKK Expands Innovation Lab with Sustainability Hire

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Penny Cole Joins MKK in Newly Defined Role

MKK Consulting Engineers, Inc. (MKK), a leading mechanical, electrical, plumbing and sustainable design firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Penny Cole, LEED AP BD+C as our Innovation Lab’s High Performance Design Lead. Penny will be responsible for leading MKK’s sustainable design and building performance analytics services. Penny joins the Innovation Lab, a team of high performance building specialists, dedicated to advancing the future of building performance and sustainability. We provide innovative design and building performance services and solutions to unlock new sources of value for building owners and occupants.

Penny Cole, LEED AP BD+C, joins MKK with over 10 years’ experience in HVAC design and sustainability consulting with a specialty in high performance building design and simulation. Penny will advance MKK’s mission of high performance by combining her distinctive experience with simple, thoughtful solutions that drive down energy and water use, while improving occupant comfort and enjoyment. She is experienced in the detailed analysis required to optimize building performance and the collaboration required to convey technical sustainable strategies.

“Penny will be a great addition to our Innovation Lab” said Kevin Pope, PE, QCxP, LEED AP, and President/CEO. “Her experience and skillset coupled with the skills of the existing team will provide exciting possibilities for our clients as well as internal sharing of knowledge across all our offices. I am truly excited about the opportunity we have to change the way sustainably and performance are delivered in the built environment.”

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury - Christchurch, New Zealand and a Master’s of Science Degree in Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Systems Program, from the University of Colorado - Boulder, Colorado, Penny is skilled in the full cycle of a building’s systems.

About MKK Consulting Engineers:
For over 55 years, MKK Consulting Engineers, Inc. (MKK) has been dedicated to exceptional performance, designing and engineering mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for new construction, renovations, and expansion projects in a variety of markets. MKK also provides sustainable design, energy modeling and commissioning services. It serves clients from its headquarters in Greenwood Village, Colorado, with branch offices in Billings and Helena, Montana; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Bogota, Colombia. For more information, please visit us at

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