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Dana Schneider

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc

New York, NY, USA


Dana Schneider leads Jones Lang LaSalle's Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) in a region anchored by New York City, 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, she specializes in energy and sustainability performance and LEED certification for new and existing buildings and portfolios as well as commercial interiors.

Ms. Schneider currently leads the team implementing a whole-building energy retrofit of the Empire State Building as well as the team 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. Ms. Schneider is now replicating this energy optimization process in over thirty 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 which include over 24 million square feet of properties in the Northeast.

Previous Experience
Over the course of her career, Ms. Schneider has overseen projects for corporate, investor and institutional clients such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Diageo, Barclays Capital, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Malkin Holdings, Grand Central Terminal and BBC. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, she worked as a mechanical engineer at Flack + Kurtz Consulting Engineers, where she managed engineering analysis, design and project management aspects of sustainable design and architectural engineering projects.

Education and Affiliations
Within Jones Lang LaSalle, Ms. Schneider serves as 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 is a member of the USGBC's Technical Advisory Group. She serves on 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. Ms. Schneider is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia.

Ms. Schneider was named as Engineering News Record 20 under 40 in 2011, among New Jersey Real Estate's 30 Under 30 in March 2007, and Engineering Design and Construction's 40 under 40 in December 2009. She has spoken at national conferences for organizations such as Urban Land Institute, USGBC, BOMA, and ASHRAE; published articles in High Performance Buildings, Area Development and Sustainable Facility; and has been quoted in the Financial Times, Preservation Magazine and New York Construction.
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