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ESD Honors Jim Newman with TechCentury Image Award

Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 02:50 / by Sara Kravitz

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Farmington Hills, MI    Jim Newman, owner and managing partner of Newman Consulting Group, LLC (NCG) in Farmington Hills, Mich., was honored with the Engineering Society of Detroit’s (ESD) TechCentury Image Award at ESD’s annual dinner on June 20. According to ESD, the award is presented annually “to individuals who have helped promote the engineering and technical professions through involvement in the community, mentoring, public service, public speaking, and presentations to various groups.”

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Jim Newman to be Featured Speaker on Energy Conservation and Sustainability in ESD Spring/Summer Lineup

Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 12:38 / by Sara Kravitz posted in Sustainability, Green Building, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, energy conservation, continuing education

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Farmington Hills, MI.       Highlighting all things green and sustainable, Jim Newman will present an educational sessions for the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) during their spring/summer series. Mr. Newman's session will highlight green and sustainable engineering and building management.

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ASSE Names Jim Newman Engineer of the Year

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 02:43 / by Sara Kravitz

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Farmington Hills, MI    Jim Newman was named Engineer of the Year at the ASSE (American Society of Sanitary Engineering) Michigan Chapter’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.

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Redevelopment of Old Lansing State Journal Facility in Eaton County to Create New Jobs and Save Energy

Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 02:56 / by Sara Kravitz posted in PACE, Building Energy, Energy Savings, energy efficiency, energy efficient lighting

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Farmington Hills, MI   Eaton County Treasurer, Bob Robinson, announced the redevelopment of the old Lansing State Journal facility under PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy). Mr. Robinson said that “the PACE energy efficiency financing program has proven its value for promoting economic growth in Eaton County.” This is the second PACE project in the county.ProVisions Delta BC 2.jpg

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Temple Kol Ami Receives Prestigious Environmental Construction Honor

Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 01:19 / by Sara Kravitz posted in IAQ, Green, Green Schools, Green Design, USGBC, Green Building, LEED, LEED Cerified Buildings, Energy Savings, indoor air quality

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1st synagogue in Michigan and only the 7th nationwide to receive LEED certification

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Michigan, April 15, 2016 – Temple Kol Ami has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED©) certification for its Religious School Wing. The formal presentation honoring the Temple was Sunday, May 1st.

At the encouragemeIMG_1991_cropped.jpgnt of Senior Rabbi, Norman T. Roman, and then Assistant Rabbi, Ariana Silverman, the 2008 construction, which also renovated the synagogue’s administrative offices, added 2,300 square feet to both the basement and main level, and was constructed with great care and consideration to the environmental impact.

The Temple’s building committee worked closely with the architect, contractor and LEED consultant. They had to make many decisions about materials and design to ensure not only an environmentally responsible construction, but also a significantly healthier indoor environment than what is experienced by students in non-LEED certified classrooms.

The itemized list below shows just how exhaustive the process was to satisfy the very strict LEED criteria:

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