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Jim Newman, LEED AP, O+M EcoDistrict AP

Linnean Solutions
Principal
Jim is the founder and Principal at Linnean Solutions, a mission-driven rm that helps local governments and communities reach resilience and sustainability goals. Jim’s twenty years of experience includes resilience assessments; climate mitigation and adaptation planning; the development of resilience frameworks, manuals, and certification programs; and stakeholder engagement processes to strengthen communities. Jim is also a co-facilitator of the New England Living Network, based in Boston. As a Living Environments in Natural, Social, and Economic Systems (LENSES) Facilitator and Trainer, Jim regularly leads community planning workshops, and trains others in becoming effective facilitators. He is a member of the RELi/USGBC Steering Committee, where he has worked to bring a social equity lens to the development of the new certification standard for resilient buildings.