Awards and Recognition

Awards take many forms, but the ongoing relationships we maintain with our many clients are the highest form of praise and recognition.

In fact, many of our recognitions we share with our Design Professional clientele. These awards highlight our ability to work as a team with Architects and other Professional Design Consultants, which for us makes them very rewarding. M&E Engineering values and appreciates all of our clients.
In our early years an energy conservation project resulted in the Award for Energy Innovation-1986, a prestigious award presented by the Department of Energy for "...distinguished contribution to our Nation's energy efficiency."

As a team member with
Conron & Woods Architects, Santa Fe

  • Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) - new office building 2010 AGC Best Building and Winner Green Building Technology 2010 LEED Gold for New Construction

  • New Mexico History Museum - new building

  • 2011 SW Contractor Honorable Mention Cultural

  • Costilla Lodge 2011 AGC New Mexico building Branch and ENR Southwest - Best Building

  • Villagra Building - tenant improvements in historic building 2006 LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors

As a team member with
Environmental Dynamics, Inc., Albuquerque

  • Cognitive Behavioral Institute of Albuquerque - clinic 2009 LEED Platinum for New Construction

  • Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority, Rio Rancho - office 2010 LEED Platinum for New Construction

As a team member with
AOS Architects, Santa Fe

  • Existing Student Casita, SMU Taos Campus - renovation student housing 2010 LEED Gold

  • New Student Casita, SMU Taos Campus - student housing 2010 LEED Gold for New Construction

As a team member with
Huitt Zollars Architects, Albuquerque

  • Santa Fe Farmer’s Market - multipurpose building 2009 LEED Gold for New Construction

  • As a team member with NM State Parks, Santa Fe

  • Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center 2012 LEED Gold for New Construction

Corporate History

Established in 1981, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Inc. (M&E Engineering) conducts mechanical and electrical engineering in New Mexico and the southwest region. Since that time we have become one of the largest engineering firms in Northern New Mexico with a client base of architects, educational institutions, hospitals, government entities, and private businesses.

Through the years, the firm has developed expertise and received recognition in the areas of energy conservation, retrofit design and environmental issues. In 1988 the corporate officers directed the firm to further develop expertise in the area of environmental engineering service, radon, lead contamination, PCBs, USTs and, specifically, asbestos. This direction resulted, in part, from requests by existing clients seeking the same level of professionalism in their environmental projects as they had grown to expect in their building projects.

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Our Team


Karl Tipton, P.E.

Project Engineer - Mechanical and Electrical

Mr. Tipton joined the M&E Engineering team in 2005 with experience in engineering design and management. He leads a broad range of commercial engineering design projects, providing expertise in mechanical and electrical system evaluation, selection, and specification. This includes experience in the latest generation of HVAC and electrical systems. He provides construction management on all his projects which enables him to manage the engineering project from start to finish. In addition, he has extensive experience in load/energy modeling and life cycle cost analysis. He is a member of ASHRAE and AEE technical societies.

PE Architectural & Electrical - New Mexico (#21200)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University

Michel Fidel

Vice President
Environmental Specialist and Construction Administration

As a project manager and construction administrator at M&E Engineering, Mr. Fidel is committed to a successful project for the Owner. He brings a wealth of asbestos experience to the team. His background includes large scale inspection, management plan development, and extensive project management of asbestos removal jobs. His ability to explain conditions and work with regulating agencies is valued. His knowledge of construction practices, as well as his relationship to contractors and subcontractors, allows him to positively impact the construction phase of our projects.

AHERA Inspector, Management Planner, and Contractors and Supervisors, original certificates University of Southern California and University of Texas.
General Contractor, GB-98, 014847

Eastern New Mexico University - 1970-1973, B. S. Industrial Arts Education