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New York, NY

JLL’s Dana Robbins Schneider Joins LEED Steering Committee

U.S. Green Building Council appoints Robbins Schneider to initial one-year term on LEED governing


NEW YORK, June 19, 2018 — JLL announced that Dana Robbins Schneider, managing director and national practice lead for JLL Energy and Sustainability Services, was appointed by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Member At-Large on the LEED Steering Committee. As a Member At-Large, she will serve an initial one-year term starting January 1, 2018, and will remain eligible to serve on the Steering Committee through 2021.

The U.S. Green Building Council was founded in 1993 to promote sustainability in building design, construction and operation. The organization's LEED Steering Committee serves as the governing body of all the organizations' Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, committees. The steering committee was created to develop and maintain LEED as a leadership tool; preserve the integrity of the LEED rating systems; and ensure the use of the consensus process to evolve LEED in accordance with USGBC's mission, guiding principles and strategic plan.

"The LEED Steering Committee helps to guide the USGBC's work on continued leadership in energy and environmental design — ensuring that stringent and holistic sustainability requirements continue to evolve as technology and industry, as well as public knowledge, grows," said Robbins Schneider. "I am honored to serve on the Steering Committee and hope this will allow me to assist with the development and implementation of innovative strategies and tools for clarifying, driving, and validating performance in all types of buildings at all stages of design, construction and occupancy. We must continue to demonstrate the business case for investment in intensive efficiency with a goal of net zero energy, water, and waste and healthy indoor spaces."

Robbins Schneider led the team that implemented a whole-building deep energy retrofit of the Empire State Building. She was instrumental in developing a groundbreaking analytical model for the project to maximize energy and environmental value per dollar spent. This work has reduced energy use at the Empire State Building by 40 percent, and has provided the foundation for programs including Energy Star for Tenants and the Urban Land Institute's Tenant Energy Optimization Program.

Robbins Schneider has now replicated this energy optimization process in more than 100 spaces 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, along with her team, has led energy and sustainability assignments at more than 240 million square feet of properties.

JLL is a leader in the New York tri-state commercial real estate market, with more than 2,600 of the most recognized industry experts offering brokerage, capital markets, property/facilities management, consulting, and project and development services. In 2017, the New York tri-state team completed approximately 40.9 million square feet of lease transactions; arranged investment sales, notes, debt and equity transactions valued at more than $1.6 billion; managed projects valued at $7.9 billion; and oversaw a property management, facilities management and agency leasing portfolio exceeding 147.8 million square feet.

 

About the U.S. Green Building Council

The USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC's mission is "to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life." USGBC builds on this vision through the development and improvement of the LEED rating system, the LEED professional credentials, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders and USGBC member organizations, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and other USGBC initiatives, as well as through advocacy and outreach that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.

 

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 83,500 as of March 31, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit ir.jll.com.