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.
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.
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 encouragement 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:
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
At the EcoWorks 7th annual breakfast in September, Jim Newman of Farmington Hills, Managing Partner of Newman Consulting Group, LLC, was named a Sustainable Communities Champion for 2015.