As the owner of The Whitney, a 125-year-old, 21,000 square foot mansion turned restaurant, our HVAC, 214 windows, and lighting systems were old and tired and in serious need of updating. Jim Newman and his team introduced us to the PACE program , walked us through the application process, stayed closely involved throughout the extensive work and continued to be available to answer questions and provide guidance when the work was completed. We completed a nearly $900,000 renovation and updating program that we couldn’t possibly have done without PACE. Now the systems are all working and the restaurant is humming. Thank you PACE and thank you Newman Consulting Group!
We chose Newman Consulting because I knew of Jim and his stellar reputation. I was very pleased to have your company work with us. We invested $13,200 in the initiatives you had identified for the Academic Administration Building, and our actual savings exceeded $20,000 (annually) so I would say it was very successful. As a university, for the money we invested in the several projects you did versus the value we received, it was an exceptional use of our money.
Director of Utilities & Energy Management
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan USA
Jim Newman has been very involved with the Architectural Engineering (AE) students at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) for several years now. His guest lectures are exciting, practical and give the students first-hand knowledge that they cannot easily get in the classroom. Jim also regularly reviews Capstone projects and provides the students with guidance that is based on years of experiences. Jim Newman is an asset to the AE Program, to Lawrence Tech and to Metro Detroit.
Nicole C. Annis-Alajaj, PhD
Lawrence Technological University, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
I am deeply appreciative of Jim's in-depth experience and willingness to see us through the entire project, with PACE of course, but in other areas that will become obvious to us both as we go along.
Chuck Tollefsen, President
Jim Newman was a speaker at our Michigan Geothermal Energy Association (MGEA) annual conference at the Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino in Mt. Pleasant, MI where we have held the event for the past 5 years. We were honored and delighted that Jim agreed to speak to our group since he does speaking engagements all over the world. His presentation was riveting and engaging - he challenged us to look at things differently.
We discovered that Jim was heavily involved in the energy efficiency design work for the Soaring Eagle Resort and Casino that resulted in the chiller plant being reduced from 4,000 to 3,000 tons. The Casino also won an Indoor Air Quality award two years after it was built. Small world, isn't it?
Larry Kaufman, Executive Director
Michigan Geothermal Energy Association (MGEA)
West Bloomfield, MI
Thank you for an excellent ASHRAE and Sustainability workshop at our historical 40th NOMA Conference (National Organization of Minority Architects). Your seminar “Green & Sustainable Practices: How to Design a Healthier, More Profitable Building with Integrated Design" received excellent survey responses from the individuals who attended the conference. I believe our members were very pleased with both the seminar and your presentation. You gave valuable insight for the design professional to use on a daily basis.
Saundra Little, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP – Principal, Centric Design Studio
Past President NOMA Detroit Chapter – Co-Chair 2012 NOMA Conference
Thank you for the dedication and tireless effort you have exhibited in putting together the five seminars on LEED and ASHRAE Standards in Dubai and Qatar in the span of a week.
Your interest in understanding the regional issues, coupled with the flexibility to change your presentation to address the local audience, made the seminars very effective and popular.
I am confident that those present will always consider the impact their decisions make on the environment and now have the tools to make better decisions.
Francois Boueri, President
Daikin McQuay Middle East FZE
Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE
Jim Newman gave a fantastic talk on the state of the industry for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) at the October dinner meeting of the Southeast Michigan Power Plant Engineer Society (SEMPPES). He delivered comprehensive information on various problems to watch out for, ways to save energy and how to optimize the air quality in buildings. Great examples were included on balancing the cost of good IAQ versus the potential legal liabilities of poor IAQ. All who attended were impressed. Kudos for making the slides from the presentation available on-line for our members to use until the end of 2016.
Brett Irick, President
The Newman Consulting Group brings a wealth of experiential knowledge, creative solutions and synergy to every project. Our experience with Jim Newman and the NCG Team as LEED Project Administrators on a complex LEED-NC Gold-certified project and a LEED-H Platinum-certified project created excellent results – not only on LEED requirements, but ultimately on the development of very efficient buildings and systems.
Roger W. Young
Young & Young Architects Inc.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA