ASHRAE Cleveland Chapter May Lunch

Presentation abstract:  

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.



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.

$0 Members / $25 Non-Members


Event Address: 
Harry's Steakhouse
5664 Brecksville Road
Independence, OH 44131
Event Date: 
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 11:45am to 1:30pm