Jim Newman is one of the country’s most experienced energy efficiency and green building professionals. Known as the “Dean of Green,” Jim is a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and a recognized expert on sustainability and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) — especially as it relates to curbing the spread of viruses such as the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19.
Today he uses his career expertise to help building owners, facility managers, architects and engineers improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ) in new and existing buildings. He also has been instrumental in helping organizations in the U.S. access PACE financing for implementing energy conservation measures.
Jim is Owner/Managing Partner of Newman Consulting Group headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C), an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer (DL), an Operations and Performance Management Professional (OPMP) and a Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP). Jim has been recognized by industry peers as a Fellow of ASHRAE (FASHRAE) and a Fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit (FESD).
As a trainer for ASHRAE Energy Standard 90.1, the basis for building codes in most states, he has trained hundreds of architects, engineers, code officials and contractors on the use of the Standard. He also trains professionals preparing for BOMA’s High Performing Building Certification. Jim served as co-chair of the IAQ sub-committee for the new chapter on Climate Change in the 2021 ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook.
He received a BSME from Tufts University, Boston, MA, and continued his education for an MBA degree at the University of Detroit and Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.
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