Jim Newman is one of the country’s most experienced energy efficiency and green building professionals. Known as the “Dean of Green,” Jim regularly speaks across the U.S. and internationally to industry leaders, 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.
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 – especially as it relates to curbing the spread of coronaviruses such as COVID-19. 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 Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C), an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer (DL), an Operations and Performance Management Professional (OPMP), 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 to be published 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.
Click here to see where Jim is speaking next.
Click here for articles and professional papers by Jim.
Click below for one of Jim's most popular talks, "How to Transform an Existing Building into a Sustainable Facility."