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Newman Consulting Group wins “Exemplary Project Award” for 2017 from Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association

Tue, Dec 05, 2017 @ 03:03 / by Doug Elbinger, Energy Systems Analyst posted in PACE, Building Energy, Energy Audit, Energy Savings, indoor air quality, Sustainability, Green Building, GLREA

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Farmington Hills, MIDuring the Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) in Lansing, MI, on Dec 2nd, Jim Newman, Managing Partner of Newman Consulting Group LLC (NCG), accepted GLREA’s 2017 “Exemplary Project Award.” NCG was commended for work on preserving The Whitney Restaurant using PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) to finance new building energy systems. The Exemplary Project Award, presented annually by the GLREA, recognizes the renewable energy or energy efficiency project that demonstrates the most innovative and practical use of technologies and methods for creating or conserving energy.

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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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