Jim Newman is one of the country’s most experienced energy efficiency and green building experts. Known as the “Dean of Green,” Jim regularly speaks across the U.S. and internationally to professionals, student groups and the media about sustainability and green technology. He has been involved in this industry long enough to be both a seasoned expert and a pioneer. Recently he began using his career expertise to help new and existing buildings use PACE financing for improving energy efficiency.
Jim Newman is Owner/Managing Partner of Newman Consulting Group headquartered in Farmington Hills, MI. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP), a LEED Accredited Professional, an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer (DL), an Operations and Performance Management Professional (OPMP), a Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) and a Fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit (FESD).
An active member of many technical societies, he has received many awards. In 2010 Jim was named a Green Leader by the Detroit Free Press, and a Green Initiatives Champion by Corp! Magazine. In 2012 and 2013, he received the Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE. He’s been recognized as a Legend in Energy by the Association of Energy Engineers (2012), a Sustainability Champion by EcoWorks (2015), and received ESD’s TechCentury Image Award in 2018. He is a certified trainer for ASHRAE Energy Standard 90.1, the basis for building codes in most states, and has trained hundreds of architects, engineers, code officials and contractors on the use of the Standard.
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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