SOURCE: Newman Consulting Group

Newman Consulting Group

September 30, 2009 06:00 ET

From WVSN Studios: The "Dean of Green" Says, "Be Patient, a Huge Windfall of Green Money Could Be Headed to Your Mailbox"

DETROIT, MI--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - In his recent monthly radio broadcast on WVSN Industry Visions, Jim Newman, nationally recognized expert in energy conservation and green and sustainable construction, says, "The money earmarked for the American resource and recovery act will arrive in a huge number of American communities." Newman, known as the Dean of Green, hosts a monthly radio show on WVSN Industry Visions, educating industry and commercial business in the ways of green energy efficiency.

Newman cited some of the specific amounts of money that will be targeted for various projects, and said, "The arrival is slow, but the money will get here."

When asked how the money will be distributed, Newman said, "The money will arrive at the state level and be distributed down to local communities and to individual home owners."

When asked for a specific breakdown, Newman quoted seven different areas that would receive green stimulus money. State energy programs will be given $3.1 billion, low-income homes will receive weatherization assistance of up to $5 billion, energy efficiency and conservation block grants as well as energy conservation bonds will each receive $3.2 billion, assisted housing is gaining $1.76 billion, and green schools and federal buildings gaining $8.5 billion.

The Newman Consulting Group, with world headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan advises people to beware of "Greenwashing," which is an attempt by unscrupulous entities to imitate a green product or system that isn't truly green. "There's never been a time in American history when energy conservation has been such a huge issue. With the amount of money that will be available, there's bound to be a number of people and companies springing up to make a quick buck. Make sure you check the backgrounds of whomever you will be involved with to get references beforehand," Newman stated.

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