Our Awards

Engineering Society of Detroit TechCentury Image Award

In June, 2018, Jim Newman received ESD's TechCentury Image Award, presented annually to individuals who have helped promote the engineering and technical professions through community, educational, professional and social media involvement. 

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association Exemplary Project Award

In December, 2017, NCG was commended for work on preserving The Whitney Restaurant using PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) to finance new building energy systems. The Exemplary Project Award, presented annually by the GLREA, recognizes the renewable energy or energy efficiency project that demonstrates the most innovative and practical use of technologies and methods for creating or conserving energy.

ASSE Engineer of the Year

In February, 2017, Jim Newman was recognized by ASSE (American Society of Sanitary Engineering) with the John E. Matthews Award for Engineer of the Year, which is given annually to an engineer who best exemplifies the professionalism during his or her career as displayed by ASSE member and leader John Matthews, PE, CIPE, FASSE.  

EcoWorks Sustainable Communities Champion

In September, 2015, Jim Newman was named an EcoWorks Sustainable Communities Champion. Newman, along with two other Michiganders and a local organization, were recognized at the EcoWorks annual breakfast for demonstrating a deep commitment to modeling sustainable solutions, and perhaps more importantly, encouraging others to adopt sustainable practices as well. Former Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm, was the keynote spaker at the annual event. 

Legend in Energy

In October, 2012, Jim Newman was named an Association of Energy Engineers "Legend in Energy." This mark of distinction is bestowed to qualified professionals who meet certain criteria of recognition or service to the organization. 

ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award 

In June, 2012, Jim Newman received the Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE at the 2012 Annual Conference held in San Antonio, TX. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes members for giving their time and talent on behalf of the Society.

A Life Member, Newman is an ASHRAE-Certified Operations and Performance Management and Building Energy Assessment Professional, and also serves as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.  He is a past member of the ASHRAE Detroit Chapter Board of Governors, and has served on various international technical and policy committees. Since 2002, he has been a certified trainer on ASHRAE/ANSI/IESNA Energy Standard 90.1, and has trained hundreds of architects, engineers and facility managers on the Standard. See a clip from the presentation here.  

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) - Distinguished Lecturer

In February, 2010, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. selected Jim Newman as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer effective July 1. The ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer program provides ASHRAE chapters, student branches, and other organizations with lecturers equipped to speak on relevant subjects of interest to ASHRAE members and guests.

Some of Mr. Newman’s topics include: LEED and Integrated Design; Tax Deductions from the Energy Policy Act of 2005; Transforming an Older Building into a High-Performance Facility, to name only a few. To see a partiallist of topics please visit the ASHRAE website.For further topics, see Speaking Engagements.

Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) - College of Fellows

In March, 2010, the Engineering Society of Detroit, its Board of Directors, and Executive Committee of the College of Fellows, nominated Jim Newman as a member of the ESD College of Fellows. ESD Fellows are members of unusual distinction, conferred by invitation of the Board of Directors for outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in their professions as evidenced by accomplishments in the following major areas: technical achievement; professional achievement; ESD service and leadership; and professional society service and leadership – as indicated by honors and awards, publications and patents, academic service and leadership, and community service and leadership.

The Engineering Society of Detroit, formed in 1895, has been a leader in Southeastern Michigan, whether by promoting the engineering and scientific professions or by providing invaluable technical assistance to the community. Beginning with thirteen members it has grown to over 6,000 members. (www.esd.org)

Detroit Free Press - Michigan Green Leaders for 2010
In Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

In February, 2010, Jim Newman was nominated along with 350 other individuals, businesses and non-profits for the prestigious ‘Michigan Green Leader’ award. Out of 350 nominations, 16 companies or individuals were awarded the ‘Michigan Green Leader Award’ and fourteen others, including Jim Newman, received ‘Honorable Mention’. The judges of the event stated that the additional winners were selected because they were deemed as individuals/companies that showed significant merit in the field of innovation, job creation, products and services, sustainable development, community advocacy, conservation and much more.

Corp! Magazine Green Initiatives Champion Award 

In January, 2010, Corp! Magazine recently honored James L. Newman, Owner and Managing Partner of Newman Consulting Group, LLC with their ‘Green Initiatives Champion’ award. The award honors individuals/companies who have demonstrated exemplary efforts in eco-friendly initiatives including air quality, green building/business practices and environmental stewardship. Mr. Newman also appeared on a panel entitled “Michigan’s Going Green – Now What?”

More about Jim Newman and Newman Consulting Group

Jim Newman has been a staunch supporter of initiatives designed to reduce energy use, protect the environment and help people for over 40 years. Four years ago he brought his expertise to Newman Consulting Group, LLC, (NCG) consultants for Energy Efficient & Sustainable Buildings. The firm has grown from six associates to almost twenty with the expectation of increasing staff by 50% by the end of 2010. Jim is a speaker and trainer whose expertise is sought on Green and Sustainable projects throughout the U.S. and internationally. He is also an active supporter of his community, donating much of his time and expertise to many non-profit organizations.

Newman Consulting Group is an EPA Energy Star® Partner and a Rebuild Michigan® Partner. The Group assists architects, engineers, building owners and contractors throughout the world to design and construct more energy-efficient and sustainable buildings to LEED Guidelines. They also assist building owners to retrofit existing buildings to use less energy while maintaining or improving the indoor air quality.

Further, NCG assists building owners in the U.S. to receive the tax deduction benefits of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005) as well as stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and provides energy audits and design assistance to the Department of Defense in the U.S. and Europe.

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