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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Signed Contract with the CxA
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    310 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in Schools-NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    2 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Option 1: Calculated Water
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    23 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: 2004 Energy Star score applicable?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    25 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Thermal Comfort - Adaptive Method
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    254 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Current Energystar equipment not available
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    315 CT G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: June 2016 Update posted above to LEED Online Status Updates
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    22 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Do green roofs help to comply this credit? And green walls?
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    11 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Green cleaning products - Saudi Arabia
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    153 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Scoreboard as Signage?
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    66 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Shared solar array on a campus with separate utility feeds
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    271 Rebecca Bryant
    Managing Principle
    Watershed
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    RE: Untenanted spaces with no lease agreements
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    159 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: WELL AP if you are LEED AP
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    24 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    producer declaration
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    42 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Mechanical System by Future Tenant
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,088 Andrew Chan
    Ware Malcomb
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Signed Contract with the CxA
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    310 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in Schools-NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    2 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Option 1: Calculated Water
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    23 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: 2004 Energy Star score applicable?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    25 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Thermal Comfort - Adaptive Method
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    254 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Current Energystar equipment not available
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    315 CT G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Do green roofs help to comply this credit? And green walls?
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    11 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Green cleaning products - Saudi Arabia
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    153 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Scoreboard as Signage?
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    66 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Shared solar array on a campus with separate utility feeds
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    271 Rebecca Bryant
    Managing Principle
    Watershed
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    RE: Untenanted spaces with no lease agreements
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    159 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    producer declaration
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    42 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Mechanical System by Future Tenant
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,088 Andrew Chan
    Ware Malcomb
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Cleaning Chemicals
    in Hospitality-EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    1 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    India
    ASHRAE 90.1 Table 6.5.3.1.1A VS Table G3.1.2.9
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,272 Ameet AA
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    Singapore
    RE: Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    313 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: No more pressure washing with water only
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    135 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: Would LEASING a Battery Powered Floor Cleaner Meet Criteria?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    90 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: cleaning of vacant tenant spaces
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    74 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: ACP for India
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    15 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: WELL AP if you are LEED AP
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    24 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    RE: Reviewer contact before final review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    809 ADRIENN GELESZ
    LEED AP
    ABUD Engineering Ltd.
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    ECp2 and c1 - Location of this Addendum?
    in Highlights from the LEED-EBOM addenda
    2 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    16 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    RE: DES Rates
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    73 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    LEED Rating System for tenant in existing building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Jennifer Isaac
    Electrical Engineer
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    United States
    RE: parking demand vs 1000sf or vs employees
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    37 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    RE: Lease Language
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    31 Chris Freeland
    Architect
    Aller Lingle Massey Architects
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    United States
    Default Occupancy for a Health Club
    in Calculating FTEs
    208 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    Argentina
    RE: ampus vs project specific credits
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    562 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    RE: GBCI policy on deferring appeal
    in Defer a Design Phase Appeal
    2 Karen Elliott
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    14 Mohammad Kamali
    UBC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    new ACP featuring Dynamic Plaque
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    37 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    new Alternative Compliance Path
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: LEED-GA as a student
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    70 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: elevator question
    in Attaining credits through advanced elevator technology?
    8 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Fri, May 20, 2016
    RE: LEED Dynamic Plaque vs EB Recertification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    15 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    Deadline for Construction Review
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    4 Mandy Bordeaux
    Architect
    MSKTD
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    United States
    RE: precerticfiation
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    39 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    LEED for Homes Training in Europe
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    151 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    Spain
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    483 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Mon, Jun 24, 2013
    United States
    RE: Compliance with Lighting mandatory provisions
    in Schools 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    68 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jun 20, 2013
    RE: Tile on counters and walls
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    389 John Zehren
    Zehren and Associates
    Tue, Jun 18, 2013
    RE: Project Building Activity - Residence Hall
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    279 Anna Lapomme
    Sustainability Consulting
    Tue, Jun 18, 2013
    United States
    RE: A few comments...
    in LEED v4 Public Comment Forum - LEED Takes a New Direction
    98 Brian McCallister
    Mon, Jun 17, 2013
    Alternative Transportation: Walking?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    271 Janice Rogers
    Design Manager/LEED Manager
    Kirlin Builders
    Thu, Jun 13, 2013
    RE: Free Certification
    in First-in-Country Projects to Get Free LEED Certification
    7 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Sustainability/Energy Engineer, CEM, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Wed, Jun 12, 2013
    RE: Regularily Occupied or not?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    441 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Jun 12, 2013
    RE: Free Certification
    in First-in-Country Projects to Get Free LEED Certification
    7 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Sustainability/Energy Engineer, CEM, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Wed, Jun 12, 2013
    RE: Construction Documents Creation for Small Commercial Interiors
    in Construction Documents
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 11, 2013
    RE: Feedback on the LEED 2009 ACPs for Projects Outside the U.S.
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    169 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Fri, Jun 7, 2013
    RE: Free Certification
    in First-in-Country Projects to Get Free LEED Certification
    7 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Sustainability/Energy Engineer, CEM, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Wed, Jun 5, 2013
    RE: Hospital beds
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    39 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Jun 4, 2013
    RE: SSpc14 Walkable project Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    126 Emily Loquidis
    Tue, Jun 4, 2013
    RE: prescriptive efficiency requirement for purchased heat
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    404 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jun 3, 2013
    Alternative Transportation: Walking?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    271 Janice Rogers
    Design Manager/LEED Manager
    Kirlin Builders
    Mon, Jun 3, 2013
    RE: Industry benchmark comparison reports
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    512 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Mon, Jun 3, 2013
    RE: Project Building Activity - Residence Hall
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    279 Anna Lapomme
    Sustainability Consulting
    Wed, May 29, 2013
    United States
    WEpc10
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    62 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Wed, May 29, 2013
    RE: Donation of Land
    in ND-v2009: Restoration of habitat or wetlands and water bodies
    3 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Fri, May 24, 2013
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Concerning Underground Basements
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    282 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Thu, Sep 17, 2015
    2015-09-17 05:03 Egypt
    SSLc4 bike rack count
    in ND-v2009: Bicycle network and storage
    14 Gwen Corrie
    Sustainability Strategist
    Gensler
    Wed, Sep 16, 2015
    2015-09-16 15:12 United States
    Checking oh IAQ management plan during construction
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    147 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Sep 16, 2015
    2015-09-16 12:03 France
    What if landscaping isn't installed yet?
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    124 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015
    2015-09-15 20:07 United States
    Garage Lighting LPDs
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,559 Joseph Snider, AIA, LEED Fellow
    LEED Architect
    SEQUIL Systems, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015
    2015-09-15 17:57 United States
    ASHRAE Level II Audit qualification
    in EBOM-v4: Existing building commissioning—analysis
    4 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve - Building Sustainbility
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015
    2015-09-15 14:59 United States
    Changes during Design Review
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,559 Victoria Watson
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015
    2015-09-15 14:12 United States
    EBOM SSc2: policy vs practice for snow removal
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    135 Bill Amann
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015
    2015-09-15 13:06 United States
    EPA TARGET FINDER RATING TOOL FOR A SCHOOL PROJECT IN KSA
    in Schools 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    68 VEL MUTHU
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015
    2015-09-15 11:58 Saudi Arabia
    Maximum number of ID points allowed
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    166 javier torres
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015
    2015-09-15 11:58 United States
    LEED 2009 IEQc6.2 Thermal Comfort LEED Letter Template
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    225 Greg Snow
    Gibbons Snow Architects Inc.
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015
    2015-09-15 08:06 Canada
    Path 10
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    222 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
    LEED AP BD+C
    SINERGI Integrated Building Sciences, LLC
    Mon, Sep 14, 2015
    2015-09-14 12:52 Mexico
    Interior Lighting power
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,559 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Mon, Sep 14, 2015
    2015-09-14 10:14 Bulgaria
    Public Restrooms Definition (ASHRAE 90.1)
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,559 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Mon, Sep 14, 2015
    2015-09-14 07:35 South Africa
    Determining site area on lot with multiple buidings
    in Mid-Rise v4: Rainwater management
    2 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 13, 2015
    2015-09-13 11:40 United States
    Determining site area on multi building lot
    in Locating 2-year, 24-hour rainfall intensity values for EBOM SSc6
    9 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 13, 2015
    2015-09-13 11:30 United States
    CO2 SENSOR IN AN UNDERGROUND METRO STATION.
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    296 VEL MUTHU
    Sat, Sep 12, 2015
    2015-09-12 14:11 India
    Construction credit review v2009
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    809 Deborah Locklair
    Fri, Sep 11, 2015
    2015-09-11 15:26 United States
    Project Excludes Exterior Shell Work
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    206 JP Bornholdt
    Fri, Sep 11, 2015
    2015-09-11 12:00 United States
    Lighting Controls Exemption
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    46 Katherine Roth
    Mechanical Graduate Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Fri, Sep 11, 2015
    2015-09-11 10:10 United States

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