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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A native Detroiter, Douglas Elbinger is a business professional with an extensive record of achievement driving sales and profitability through a focus on marketing, public relations, team building and exceptional customer service.
Over the last several years he has focused his efforts on renewable energy and energy conservation. In 2011 he co-founded Detroit, Michigan based Greenlancer.com, a cloud-based solar energy design service and one of the Quicken Loans family of companies. More recently, he has become an advocate for PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing and is affiliated with Newman Consulting Group LLC, a internationally recognized team of experts in commercial and industrial energy management, to help building owners and facility managers implement energy conservation measures.
Elbinger serves on the board of directors of the Michigan Energy Efficiency Contractors Association (MEECA), and is a regular contributor to Environmental Network News (http://www.enn.com), Renewable Energy World (www.renewableenergyworld.com) and Construction Association of Michigan Magazine (www.cam-online.com). In 2016, Doug was named Director of the Michigan Sustainable Living Summit by the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA). Click here to read Doug's articles.