Dana Robbins Schneider

Senior Vice President, Director of Energy, Sustainability & ESG

Dana Robbins Schneider is Senior Vice President, Director of Energy, Sustainability, and ESG for Empire State Realty Trust. Dana is responsible to define, lead, and execute a comprehensive program for all company and property level energy and sustainability initiatives, industry leading best practices, and ESG and wellness programs, disclosure, and reporting. Dana leads the work behind ESRT’s globally recognized Net Zero work, for ESB by 2030 and the portfolio by 2035, focused on analyzing and implementing actionable measures which drive performance and payback at the whole building, systems and tenant level including proactive planning for LL97. We focus on measurable actionable impacts in emissions, energy, water, waste, and indoor environmental quality to drive ROI and healthy buildings.

Prior to joining ESRT, Dana led JLL’s Energy and Sustainability Projects team for the Americas, working on over 250 million square feet of impact projects over 18 years. Before this, Dana was a mechanical engineer at WSP.

Dana graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia in 1999 and serves on the Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Board, Real Estate Roundtable Sustainable Policy Advisory Committee, Urban Green Board of Directors, ULI Think Tank Committee, REBNY Sustainability Committee, and is a LEED Fellow since 2016.  Dana served on the LL97 Technical Pathways for Commercial Buildings and Economic Working Group and maximum terms on the USGBC LEED Steering Committee and USGBC Technical Advisory Group for IEQ.