James L. Newman, OPMP, BEAP
(Accepting Virtual Presentation Requests Only)

Owner/Managing Partner

Newman Consulting Group, LLC
31134 Harmony Lane
Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3136
United States
(248) 626-4910
Region: V
Honorarium: $125 to ASHRAE Research
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Jim Newman is an active member of many technical societies, a member of the Construction and Design Committee and of the Speakers Bureau of the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), and ESD’s spokesperson on energy and environmental issues. He is a Fellow of the ESD.

Jim is a trainer for ASHRAE Energy Standard 90.1 and has trained hundreds of architects, engineers, code officials, and contractors on the use of the Standard. He has been active in several ASHRAE TCs, was Vice-chair of the Industrial Air Conditioning TC in the 1970s, chaired many symposia and was responsible for the rewrite of 10 chapters in the Applications Guide and Data Book during that time. He has also been active on TC 5.5, Air-to-Air Energy Recovery, for the past 12 years. He was a member of the committee that developed ASHRAE’s Energy Policy Document for 2008 and a Provisional Energy Auditor for the pilot program of the ASHRAE Building Energy Quotient (bEQ).

He is a member of the Energy and Environment Committee of BOMA International, Chair of the Sustainability Committee of the Detroit BOMA chapter, a past Board member of the Detroit Regional Chapter (DRC) of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and of the Detroit ASHRAE chapter. Jim is Past Chair of the Public Policy Committee of USGBC-Detroit Regional Chapter (DRC), and makes presentations to municipalities on how they can Green their cities and attract Green development.

Jim lectures at area colleges and universities, is a frequent speaker on radio and television programs, and provides webcasts and podcasts to varied audiences on Indoor Air Quality, Energy, Sustainable Buildings and Proper Operating and Maintenance Techniques.

Jim has published numerous papers on Indoor Air Quality, Energy Conservation and USGBC and LEED, and is an internationally recognized speaker on these issues and on Green Design and Efficient Operating and Maintenance practices. His most recent book, co-authored with two attorneys, Current Critical Issues in Environmental Law – Green Buildings and Sustainable Development, was published by Lexis Nexis in June 2008.

He writes a periodic column for the monthly Newsletter of the Detroit ASHRAE Chapter on LEED and Sustainable Design and is LEED Project Administrator for many LEED-certified buildings in the United States as well as elsewhere in the world, with certifications ranging from Certified to Platinum in many different categories.

Green & Sustainable Practices and ASHRAE Standards – How to Design a Healthier, More Profitable Building with Better Coordination with Owners and their Team

Learn how to surpass the ASHRAE Standards to refine and better maintain your mechanical and electrical/lighting systems. This will help conserve energy, enhance the health, well-being, and productivity of the occupants of your clients’ buildings, and save (read that “make”) money for your client, the building owner.

This presentation is designed for chapter meetings as well as for joint meetings with building owners and facility managers, USGBC and IFMA chapters, and design-build and service contractors.

Transforming an Existing Building Into a High-Performing Facility

Most buildings, new or old, do not perform anywhere near their most efficient potential. HVAC systems deteriorate with time. Find out what to look for relative to improving the efficiency of the HVAC and lighting systems in a building, learn how to do it at minimum cost by taking advantage of incentives and rebates, and learn how to keep it performing at its potential to save your owner operating and utility costs.

The presentation can be modified for joint meetings with building owners and facility managers, USGBC and IFMA chapters, and design-build and service contractors.

Indoor Air Quality, Productivity, Health, Energy Conservation and Legal Liability – How to Avoid Problems, OR How Much Does a Lawsuit Cost Compared to Good IAQ?

The heating and air conditioning system, as well as people and processes, contribute to space contamination. Proper design, and proper operating and maintenance procedures, can minimize IAQ problems while conserving energy, improving morale and contributing to higher productivity. This presentation discusses the costs of energy, operating and maintenance and personnel, addresses problems caused by improper or inadequate system maintenance, and offers defensive strategies to minimize potential legal liability.

This presentation is designed for chapter meetings as well as for joint meetings with building owners and facility managers, USGBC and IFMA chapters, and design-build and service contractors.

Energy and Sustainability in Existing Buildings - Being “Green” and Saving Green with Energy Audits

Engineers are told by many owners that they can’t afford energy audits even if money can be saved if they follow the recommendations. This seminar will tell you why statements like that are made and how to overcome the objections, whether real or fantasized.  It will also will explain what an energy audit is supposed to accomplish, what owners need to know to be able to separate the companies who truly know what they’re talking about from those who don’t – and what needs to be done after the audit team is finished.

How ASHRAE’s Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) Label Drives High Performance and Energy Savings in Facilities

The bEQ is a report card of energy use and IAQ in an existing building, or prospective energy use for a building being designed, and will range from A+ to F. All other factors being equal, if two similar existing buildings are for sale or lease, the building with the higher grade will likely be the winner, as a buyer or prospective tenant will realize the energy bills in that building will be lower.

This presentation will bring you awareness of the differences between bEQ, Energy Star and LEED® or other building certifications. It can also assist building owners and facility managers to better understand the EUI (Energy Utilization Index) standards that may soon be applied to their buildings, as has been done by the European Union for more than 10 years, and is now mandated by a number of municipalities, counties and states in the U.S. with more being added all the time.

The presentation is designed for chapter meetings as well as for joint meetings with building owners and facility managers, USGBC and IFMA chapters, and design-build and service contractors. This is not a full-blown technical presentation on bEQ; it is designed to help you get building owners and facility managers to understand the bEQ labeling program as well as to assisting in the design or new buildings or major retrofits when seeking other certifications.

IAQ, Energy Auditing, Commissioning, bEQ, Energy Star, Energy Conservation, Sustainability and Other Good Stuff - How to Make Them Work for You and Your Clients

This presentation will provide a helpful overview of Indoor Air Quality, Energy Auditing, Commissioning, Building Energy Quotient, Energy Star Portfolio Manager, Sustainability and more. It is designed to help engineers and others new to the construction and design industry better understand these tools so they can put them to practical use. Experienced building owners, developers, architects, facility managers, building engineers, and design-build and service contractors also will gain a better understanding of these concepts and how to get the most value from them.