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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


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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NCG Reaches 1+ million sq. ft. Certified Under the USGBC’s LEED Program

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 @ 12:56 / by Sara Kravitz posted in LEED, LEED Cerified Buildings, LEED Certification, LEED Certified


Newman Consulting Group (NCG), based in Bloomfield Hills, MI, is proud to announce that it has surpassed the milestone of 1 million square feet of LEED certified space.

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Entrepreneur and Energy Efficiency Expert, Jim Newman Receives National Distinction

Tue, Jul 10, 2012 @ 12:28 / by Sara Kravitz posted in ASHRAE, USGBC, Green Building, LEED


James L. “Jim” Newman received the Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) at theRon Jarnagin (left), president of ASHRAE, congratulates Jim Newman on receiving the Distinguished Service Award at the ASHRAE Annual Conference. Annual Conference held recently in San Antonio, TX.

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