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Daniele Horton

  • AP-O&M Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified

Daniele Horton is the founder and principal of Verdani Partners, a
full-service sustainability consulting firm. She brings over 18 years of
experience in sustainable real estate to assist national and international
commercial real estate clients as an in-house owner’s rep to promote and
implement green building practices in a cost-effective way.

A Harvard graduate with a degree in Sustainable Development, Horton was the
Head of Sustainability for Thomas Properties Group (TPG) for almost a decade
where she led the LEED EBOM certification of TPG’s national portfolio and
achieved the top ranking on GRESB in the Office category in the Americas for
3 years in a row. In her current role as the Founder and President for
Verdani Partners, Daniele leads several project teams providing corporate
sustainability services for three large portfolios (Parkway Properties and
CommonWealth Partners) totaling over 30 million square feet of office space
nationwide and an international and diversified portfolio (Clarion Partners)
with over 220 Million square feet. In 2014 she was named as one of the 10
"Most Powerful Women in Sustainability" by the gb&d magazine.

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. Ms. Horton worked as an
architect and planner in Brazil and the U.S.

Ms. Horton is a frequent lecturer and serves in leadership roles for multiple
committees and affiliated organizations. Ms. Horton holds a Master’s in
Sustainable Development from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s in
Architecture & Urban Planning from Catholic University of Goias in Brazil.

LICENCES
Certified Energy Manager (CEM), 2012
LEED Accredited Professional (US Green Building Council), EB O+M 2003
Professional Designation in Construction Management, 2003
California Real Estate License, 2007
AIA, Architecture License in Progress (Passed 7 out of 8 exams)

INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP
GRESB, Benchmark Committee, 2014 - Present
Advisory Board, The Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, 2014 - Present
Co-Chair, SDGBC Existing Buildings Committee, 2013
Board Member, USGBC San Diego Chapter, 2013 – Present
Guest Adjunct Instructor, UCSD Center for Real Estate, 2013 - Present
Performance Committee, ULI Greenprint Foundation, 2012– Present
Sustainability Policy Advisory Committee, The Real Estate Roundtable,
2011-2013
Select Committee on Energy Efficiency, Senator Kevin De Leon, 2011
Greenbuild Speaker, 2011 & 2013
Sustainability Committee, BOMA GLA, 2010 - Present
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
First Brazilian to pass the LEED AP exam, 2003