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Daniele Horton has over 15 years of industry experience. She is the
Sustainability Manager for Thomas Properties Group, where she administers the
sustainability performance of the real estate portfolio nationwide spanning
entitlement, design, construction and operations. She runs the LEED EB O&M
Certification program for the firm’s nationwide portfolio of 33 office
buildings and has managed the LEED Certification of more than 13 Million sf
to date in house. The company has been recognized by several institutions for
their leadership in sustainability including the NAREIT Leader in the Light
Gold Award, Energy Star Leader Award and has been ranked #1 in the Americas
in the Office Sector for environmental, social, and governance performance
for the second consecutive year by the Global Real Estate Sustainability
Benchmark (GRESB) Survey. Her past experience include working as a Project
Manager for TPG's $259 Million dollar deep retrofit construction projects at
City National Plaza in downtown LA and several development projects.
Previously, Ms. Aquino worked as an architect and planner in Brazil and the
US. She earned her Master's in Sustainable Development from Harvard
University and her Bachelor's in Architecture & Urban Planning from Catholic
University of Goias in Brazil.

Certified Energy Manager (CEM), 2012
LEED Accredited Professional (US Green Building Council), 2003
Professional Designation in Construction Management, 2003
California Real Estate License, 2007
AIA, Architecture License in Progress

Industry Leadership
Co-Chair, SDGBC Existing Buildings Committee, 2013 – present
Board Member, USGBC San Diego Chapter, 2013 – present
Guest Adjunct Instructor, UCSD Center for Real Estate, 2013
Performance Committee, ULI Greenprint Foundation, 2012– present
Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee, The Real Estate Roundtable, 2011
Select Committee on Energy Efficiency, Senator Kevin De Leon, 2011
Greenbuild Speaker, The Retrofit Triangle 2011
Sustainability Committee, BOMA GLA, 2010
Industry Reviewer, USGBC’s Green Operations Guide, 2010
Board Member, USGBC Los Angeles Chapter, 2009-2012
Founder & Co-Chair, USGBC-LA Existing Buildings Committee, 2009 – present
California Sustainability Alliance, Green Buildings Committee, 2007-present