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James L. (Jim) Newman

Owner at Newman Consulting Group LLC
Farmington, Michigan
Jim is the Owner and managing partner of Newman Consulting Group, LLC consultants for energy-efficient and sustainable buildings. Jim helps clients access alternative financing for energy projects, including PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). He understands how to move desired improvements off the balance sheet and garner support from stakeholders for financial decisions.

Jim Newman is one of the country’s most experienced energy efficiency and green building experts. Known as the “Dean of Green,” Jim regularly speaks across the US and internationally to professionals, student groups and the media about sustainability and green technology.

About Me

What have you written, co-written, or published within your profession?
Writes articles in professional publications on saving money through energy efficiency and improved maintenance in commercial, industrial and institutional buildings
What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Conducts seminars and webinars internationally on energy efficiency and sustainable operations and maintenance practices
What certifications do you hold?
Certified Energy Manager, Certified Sustainability Development Professional, LEED AP BD+C (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction), ASHRAE Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP), ASHRAE Operations and Performance Management Professional (OPMP)
What professional recognitions do you have?
Received ASHRAE’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012 and 2013, and Detroit Free Press Green Leader Award – Honorable Mention, 2010

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Association Position
BOMA Detroit’s Sustainability Committee Chair
Energy and Environment Committee of BOMA International (Building Owners and Managers Association) Member
U.S. Green Building Council (Detroit Regional) Past board member
Engineering Society of Detroit (FESD) Fellow


School Degree Graduation Year
Tufts University-Boston MA BSME
Wayne State Universtiy
University of Detroit MBA

Contact Information

Newman Consulting Group LLC

31134 Harmony Ln Ste 100
Farmington, MI 48331