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Current responsibilities
Ari Hoffman applies a strong sense of practical, cost-saving sustainability measures through his deep background in architectural and mechanical engineering. As an experienced project manager and energy auditor, he is a founding member of Jones Lang LaSalle’s industry leading LEED and Sustainability practice. Mr. Hoffman has hands-on experience in more than 9.8 million square feet of LEED projects.

Mr. Hoffman provides technical assistance in helping clients quantify and achieve energy reduction goals and earn recognition for their sustainable efforts. He is national manager for Jones Lang LaSalle’s LEED Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EB: O&M) and Commercial Interior (CI) service offerings. He also heads up commissioning and Existing Building Commissioning (EB-Cx) efforts in addition to building energy auditing. His strengths include specialty engineering for complex projects; professional third-party verification of original designs; retrofit consulting; energy auditing; commissioning and retrocommissioning; and LEED EB: O&M/CI and ENERGY STAR management.

Previous experience

Mr. Hoffman joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2007 as a Project Manager for the Project and Development Services group. Since then, he has planned and managed several multi-million dollar building retrofit projects from feasibility studies through project execution. Previously Mr. Hoffman worked as a Mechanical Engineer at Flack + Kurtz Consulting Engineers, where he participated in projects ranging from educational facilities and laboratory designs to central plant facilities and large-scale hospitality projects. As a LEED Accredited Professional since 2004, he has focused on reducing building energy use and the impact of construction on the environment, and has extensive experience implementing the LEED certification process.

Education and affiliations
Mr. Hoffman earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and holds a Professional Engineering license in the State of California. He is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), ASHRAE and the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group.

Client experience

  • Alcon
  • Honeywell
  • Moscone Convention Center
  • Beacon Capital Partners
  • Paramount Group * Genetech
  • Yahoo!
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Prudential

Achievements

  • LEED AP
  • 7 years with JLL