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JLL’s Dana Robbins Schneider Recognized as 2016 LEED Fellow

LEED Fellows are best-in-class for green building design, engineering, development

NEW YORK, December 19, 2016 — JLL announced that Dana Robbins Schneider, managing director and head of JLL's Energy and Sustainability Projects group in the northeast, was one of 24 professionals named as a 2016 LEED Fellow. The prestigious designation was awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. to recognize outstanding LEED professionals who have made significant contributions to green building over the course of their careers.

The LEED Fellow program was established in 2011 to honor LEED professionals who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in key mastery elements of LEED certification and significant contributions in teaching, mentoring or research with other industry professionals. LEED Fellows also have a strong history of highly impactful commitment, service and advocacy for green building and sustainability.

"Being named as a LEED Fellow is a huge honor for me," said Robbins Schneider. "It has truly been a privilege to spend my career doing work that means so much to me personally and so much for the future of our world."

LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers and must have at least 10 years experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process includes extensive portfolio review and is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by GBCI.

"Every story about LEED is a story about leadership and a story about people," Mahesh Ramanujam, president, GBCI, and COO, U.S. Green Building Council. "Dana Robbins Schneider's commitment to our shared mission and innovative work to advance the green building industry is at the heart of our movement and is helping to drive our progress of a creating a sustainable built environment."

The recipients were honored at the 2016 USGBC Leadership Awards Luncheon at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Los Angeles, Calif.  The nomination period for the 2017 LEED Fellows class will open in January 2017. For more information about the LEED Fellow program, visit

Robbins Schneider leads JLL's Energy and Sustainability Services division in a region anchored by New York, Boston and Washington DC. Her focus is on energy optimization as well as the development and implementation of energy and sustainability programs for new and existing clients. Additionally, Robbins Schneider specializes in energy and sustainability performance and LEED certification for new and existing buildings and portfolios as well as commercial interiors. She joined JLL in 2002.

Robbins Schneider leads teams currently implementing a whole-building energy retrofit of the Empire State Building and that recently achieved LEED EBOM Gold certification for the most famous office building in the world in 2011. This major initiative uses a ground-breaking analytical model for maximizing energy and environmental value per dollar spent, which she was instrumental in developing. Robbins Schneider has now replicated this energy optimization process in over 100 buildings across the U.S. In addition to her work at the Empire State Building, she manages energy and sustainability aspects of mission critical facilities across the country and has led energy and sustainability assignments at over 60 million square feet of properties in the Northeast.

JLL is a leader in the New York tri-state commercial real estate market, with more than 2,300 of the most recognized industry experts offering brokerage, capital markets, property/facilities management, consulting, and project and development services. In 2015, the New York tri-state team completed approximately 32.6 million square feet of lease transactions; arranged investment sales, notes, debt and equity transactions valued at more than $8.2 billion; managed projects valued at $7.8 billion; and oversaw a property management, facilities management and agency leasing portfolio exceeding 141 million square feet.

About Green Business Certification Inc.

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally. Established in 2008, GBCI exclusively administers project certifications and professional credentials and certificates within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems as well as the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), Parksmart, Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE), the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector.

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with, as of December 31, 2015, revenue of $6.0 billion and fee revenue of $5.2 billion, more than 280 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 70,000. On behalf of its clients, the company provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. As of September 30, 2016, its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.7 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit