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    in Schools 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    38 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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    235 Mary Kay
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    RE: Kindergarten restooms w/ no occupancy sensor-OK or huge problem?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    RE: Number of showers for men and women
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    84 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    15 Mara Baum
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    ASHRAE 62.1
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    317 Chilufya Lombe
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    100 Elizabeth Felder
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    RE: Daylight for CS v2.0
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    91 Todd Reed
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    38 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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    593 Tristan Roberts
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