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JLL’s Robbins Schneider Recognized by NAFE as Sustainability Champion

National practice lead for JLL Energy and Sustainability Services one of 16 professional women honored with 2017 Women of Excellence Award

Robbins-Schneider.jpgNEW YORK, October 31, 2017JLL announced Dana Robbins Schneider, managing director and national practice lead for JLL Energy and Sustainability Services, was recognized by the National Association of Female Executives as one of 16 recipients of its annual 2017 Women of Excellence Awards. The award honors Robbins Schneider as NAFE Sustainability Champion for her outstanding business accomplishments and leadership.

The annual NAFE Women of Excellence Award honors the achievements and accomplishments of outstanding women committed to serving and enriching their workplaces, their communities and the world. The 16 winners were chosen for their vision, courage, compassion, proven success and generosity as demonstrated by how they help other women and girls succeed. Robbins Schneider was named NAFE Sustainability Champion for working to stem the depletion of the world's natural resources and maintain an ecological balance through her career and influence.

"I am proud to be recognized by a group that does an amazing job of supporting professional women around the country," said Robbins Schneider. "It is truly an honor to be included in this group of outstanding women who have accomplished so much in business, while also pushing the boundaries of the workplace to make it a more diverse environment."

"NAFE proudly presents our 2017 Women of Excellence awardees as exemplary of the growing movement of women who focus on both their own career success and on that of other women and girls," said Dr. Betty Spence, president of NAFE. "They are changing the landscape for women at their companies and in their businesses through their support and encouragement."

Robbins Schneider leads JLL's Energy and Sustainability Services practice in the Americas. Her focus is on energy optimization, as well as the development and implementation of energy and sustainability programs for a wide variety of portfolios, buildings and client sectors. Additionally, Robbins Schneider specializes in energy and sustainability performance and LEED and wellness certifications for new and existing buildings and portfolios, as well as commercial interiors. She joined JLL in 2002.

Robbins Schneider leads a team currently implementing a whole-building energy retrofit of the Empire State Building that achieved LEED EBOM Gold certification for the most famous office building in the world in 2011. This major initiative uses a groundbreaking 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 United States. 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 more than 80 million square feet of properties in the Northeast.

Robbins Schneider serves as JLL's national Data Center Energy and Sustainability Services Committee Lead and as a member of the national Sustainability Leadership Team. She serves as a technical resource expert for the Clinton Climate Initiative's Climate Positive Development Initiative and was a member and Vice Chair of the USGBC's Technical Advisory Group for Indoor Environmental Quality for six years. Robbins Schneider serves on the Board of Directors as well as the Programs and Education Committee of the New York City Chapter of the USGBC and is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee and Real Estate Board of New York Sustainability Committee. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia.

JLL is a leader in the New York tri-state commercial real estate market, with more than 2,400 of the most recognized industry experts offering brokerage, capital markets, property/facilities management, consulting, and project and development services. In 2016, the New York tri-state team completed approximately 28.2 million square feet of lease transactions; arranged investment sales, notes, debt and equity transactions valued at more than $12.0 billion; managed projects valued at $7.9 billion; and oversaw a property management, facilities management and agency leasing portfolio exceeding 146.7 million square feet.



About NAFE

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves 20,000 members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the annual NAFE Top Companies list. provides up-to-date information, a community for women in business, and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.


About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $145 billion. At the end of the second quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 80,000. As of June 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $57.6 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit