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First Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Project in Macomb County

Mon, Aug 14, 2017 @ 08:25 / by Jim Newman posted in PACE, Green Building, energy efficiency, Macomb, energy efficient lighting, Building Energy Management Systems, Optimized Building Solutions, HVAC

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Farmington Hills, MI  The Garfield Metro Building, a medical office building at 37555 Garfield Road, in Clinton Township, is the first commercial building in Macomb County to take advantage of new PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing that adds value to property through a direct increase in NOI (Net Operating Income). The PACE program, an innovative financing structure, makes it possible for owners of commercial, industrial, and other non-residential properties to obtain long-term financing at very favorable rates for energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy.

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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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Oakland County Beer Distributor Uses PACE For Groundbreaking Project

Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 01:59 / by Sara Kravitz posted in solar, Green, PACE, clean energy

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ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Jan. 20, 2016) – Powers Distributing, a beer distributor in Orion Township, Michigan, teamed up with Newman Consulting Group, Lean & Green Michigan, and Michigan Solar Solutions to complete Michigan’s first refinanced PACE project (Property Assessed Clean Energy). The groundbreaking project opens the door for additional energy efficiency financing in Orion Township and elsewhere. Project Highlights:

---First PACE project in Oakland County

---First ‘Refinance’ PACE project in Michigan

---First Beer Distributor in USA to finance energy efficiency with PACE

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