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    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    163 Sarah Thompson
    Sustainability Coordinator
    XL Construction
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    v4 vs v2009, Bicycle Shower Facilities Location
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    RE: Dry-Fog coatings
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    482 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Operable windows
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    178 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Baseline HVAC Model System-8 VAV PFP Boxes with Outdoor Air Unit
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,679 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Energy model
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    902 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    CONCORE Raised Access Floor Panel.
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    114 Carla Lopez
    Director of Valuation & Advisory
    CBRE
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    Path 12 - Low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles per NC 2009
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    213 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Eligibility for LEED - existing building structure
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    655 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    PI Form4 - Lease Requirement
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    3 Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham
    Senior Facilities Planner
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    RE: New credit after the preliminary combined review process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    648 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    Compliant spaces for views in In-patient areas
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    30 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Component Assembly
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    282 Frank Burkhart
    Advanced Architecture and Planning, PC
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    EHDD seeks LEED and Sustainable Design Coordinator
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Janika McFeely
    Associate, Sustainability Specialist
    EHDD Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    United States
    Fraction use of FSC materials
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    418 L S
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Canada
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Reviewr's Comment is requesting labor and delivery
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    163 Sarah Thompson
    Sustainability Coordinator
    XL Construction
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    v4 vs v2009, Bicycle Shower Facilities Location
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    RE: Dry-Fog coatings
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    482 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Operable windows
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    178 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Baseline HVAC Model System-8 VAV PFP Boxes with Outdoor Air Unit
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,679 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Energy model
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    902 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    CONCORE Raised Access Floor Panel.
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    114 Carla Lopez
    Director of Valuation & Advisory
    CBRE
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    Path 12 - Low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles per NC 2009
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    213 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    PI Form4 - Lease Requirement
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    3 Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham
    Senior Facilities Planner
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    Compliant spaces for views in In-patient areas
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    30 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Component Assembly
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    282 Frank Burkhart
    Advanced Architecture and Planning, PC
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Fraction use of FSC materials
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    418 L S
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Canada
    RE: Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    5 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Option D: Calibrated Simulation
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    12 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Bicycle & Changing rooms in basement , 200 yards
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    90 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: WEP1 for A project in Middle East
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    642 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Powder coating mixed with water
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    91 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Batteries
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    14 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    1 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    United States
    farmers
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    21 Matthew VanSweden
    Community and Environmental Advocate
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Eligibility for LEED - existing building structure
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    655 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: New credit after the preliminary combined review process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    648 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    EHDD seeks LEED and Sustainable Design Coordinator
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Janika McFeely
    Associate, Sustainability Specialist
    EHDD Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    United States
    RE: VERTICALLY ATTACHED BUILDINGS
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    509 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    31 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Senior Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED V4 Canada, paint Questions
    in LEED Canada Forum
    44 David Rekker
    Project Principal
    MMM Group Ltd.
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    11 Raymond Salfiti
    Managing Director
    G
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: Getting Buildings (inside certified Neighborhood)LEED certified
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    181 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Sat, Feb 21, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Marija Golubovic
    LEED AP BD+C, Green rater,HERS rater,USGBC faculty
    Energo Energy Efficiency Engineering doo
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    RE: PUBLISHED ACP DOCUMENTATION GUIDANCE FOR PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE US
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    160 Mike Barker
    Principal : Energy / Electrical Engineer
    BuildingPhysics South Africa
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: LEED 2.2 Registered Projects
    in LEED 2.2 Registered Projects (with the eventual adoption of LEED v4)
    4 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: FTE for Apartment building
    in Calculating FTEs
    189 CT G
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    18 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    Application/Performance period
    in Performance Period
    52 Keith Johnson
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    United States
    How to Build Your Team on LEEDuser - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    16 Jeffrey Ornstein
    Associate Project Manager for Architecture, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, CDT
    New York City Housing Authority
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    v4 vs v2009, Bicycle Shower Facilities Location
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    CONCORE Raised Access Floor Panel.
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    114 Carla Lopez
    Director of Valuation & Advisory
    CBRE
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    Path 12 - Low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles per NC 2009
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    213 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    PI Form4 - Lease Requirement
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    3 Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham
    Senior Facilities Planner
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    Compliant spaces for views in In-patient areas
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    30 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Reviewr's Comment is requesting labor and delivery
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    163 Sarah Thompson
    Sustainability Coordinator
    XL Construction
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    United States
    EHDD seeks LEED and Sustainable Design Coordinator
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Janika McFeely
    Associate, Sustainability Specialist
    EHDD Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    United States
    Fraction use of FSC materials
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    418 L S
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Canada
    RE: Option D: Calibrated Simulation
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    12 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    1 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    United States
    farmers
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    21 Matthew VanSweden
    Community and Environmental Advocate
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    ESC Plan and Project LEED Boundary in Campus project
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    246 SOHA YAMANI
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Warehouse with office space
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    5 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    Where are PIf3-1 forms now?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    208 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    potable water analysis
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    2 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    Fleet Vehicle Parking CI 2009 SSc3.3
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    127 Jessica Kavanagh
    Principal
    L2Partridge
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    Ongoing Goods Accounting
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - ongoing
    3 Jordan Sager
    UCSB
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    The overlap activities between CxA and CM Consultant
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    274 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    Thailand
    Places of Respite as a Schools ID credit?
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    19 Nadja Turek
    Woolpert Inc.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Dry-Fog coatings
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    482 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    v4 vs v2009, Bicycle Shower Facilities Location
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    2015-03-06 18:27 United States
    Reviewr's Comment is requesting labor and delivery
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    163 Sarah Thompson
    Sustainability Coordinator
    XL Construction
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    2015-03-06 16:34 United States
    PI Form4 - Lease Requirement
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    3 Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham
    Senior Facilities Planner
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    2015-03-06 10:39 United States
    Eligibility for LEED - existing building structure
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    655 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    2015-03-06 04:58 Poland
    Energy model
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    902 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    2015-03-05 21:47 Mexico
    seashells considered recycled content?
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    163 Dan Governile
    CFO
    Earth Surfaces of America
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    2015-03-05 14:59 United States
    EHDD seeks LEED and Sustainable Design Coordinator
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Janika McFeely
    Associate, Sustainability Specialist
    EHDD Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    2015-03-05 13:59 United States
    Fraction use of FSC materials
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    418 L S
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    2015-03-05 13:54 Canada
    Baseline HVAC Model System-8 VAV PFP Boxes with Outdoor Air Unit
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,679 Ivan Priatman
    Senior Designer
    PT. Archimetric
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    2015-03-05 11:57 Indonesia
    ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    1 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    2015-03-05 10:41 United States
    Atrium entrances
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,679 Chilufya Lombe
    Sustainability Consultant
    Solid Green Consulting
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    2015-03-05 05:21 South Africa
    Carpet in LEED v4
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    91 Ben Campbell
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 22:02 Canada
    Warehouse with office space
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    5 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 20:35 United States
    Where are PIf3-1 forms now?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    208 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 17:00 United States
    potable water analysis
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    2 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 15:32 United States
    Fleet Vehicle Parking CI 2009 SSc3.3
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    127 Jessica Kavanagh
    Principal
    L2Partridge
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 13:26 United States
    Government Site with Statues/ War Relics
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    574 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 11:14 United States
    Packaging?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    526 Caroline Hedin
    Architect
    studio point253
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 10:10 United States
    The overlap activities between CxA and CM Consultant
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    274 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 10:06 Thailand
    Duct Sealant
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    430 Yaneth Galindo
    Construction Supervisior
    MNCPPC
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 10:04 United States

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