James L. Newman, CEM, CSDP, LEED AP BD+C, ASHRAE OPMP & BEAP - Managing Partner

Jim NewmanJim 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 US and internationally to professionals, student groups and the media about sustainability and green technology.

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). In 2012, he was named a Green Leader by Corp! Magazine and the Detroit Free Press.

Jim Newman has been involved in this industry long enough to be both a seasoned expert and a pioneer.

  • Internationally recognized speaker and writer on Indoor Air Quality, Energy Conservation, Green Design and Efficient Operating and Maintenance, USGBC and LEED®. Click here for a list of Seminar Topics.

  • Helped develop ASHRAE’s Energy Policy Document for 2008.

  • Participated as an energy auditor in the pilot program for the new ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) Program to measure, verify and certify energy used by commercial buildings. Read more about bEQ here

  • Served as LEED Project Administrator for many types of LEED-certified buildings in the U.S., as well as elsewhere in the world, with certifications ranging from Certified to Platinum.

  • Teaches classes on becoming a LEED Accredited Professional

  • Member of the Energy and Environment Committee of BOMA International (Building Owners and Managers Association) and Chair of the local chapter’s Sustainability Task Force.

  • Past Board member of the U.S. Green Building Council - Detroit Regional Chapter (DRC) and of the ASHRAE local chapter.

  • Past Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee of USGBC-DRC, a member of the Green Schools Advocacy Committee and teaches municipalities how to Green their cities and attract Green development.

  • Writes a column for the Detroit ASHRAE Chapter on LEED and Sustainable Design

  • Co-author of "Current Critical Issues in Environmental Law - Green Buildings and Sustainable Development," published by Lexis Nexis, June, 2008.

Jim is an active member of many technical societies and is the spokesperson on energy and environmental issues for the Engineering Society of Detroit. 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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