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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Diesel Exhaust
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    150 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    Lighting Levels
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    122 Henry Richardson
    Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: Individual Control for Transients- Healthcare Project
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    230 Larissa Oaks
    Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    RE: CEE Tier III ratings in washers
    in Pilot Credit 18: Appliance & Process Water Use Reduction
    37 Joel Rothenberg
    ads Engineers
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    a question about DES option 1
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    44 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    China
    RE: Are GoO fulfilling EAc6 credit?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    193 Francesco Allaix
    Mr
    L Architects Ltd
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    RE: Documentation Requirements-Access to Quality Transit
    in CI-v4: Access to quality transit
    3 Pam Lynch
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    SRI values and roof slope
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    22 Pam Lynch
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    Off-site charging station
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    17 Kristina Pobre
    Architect
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    Philippines
    RE: Renewable energy - EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: waste generated from new construction
    in Mid-Rise v4: Construction waste management
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: LEED v4 Interior Lighting Quality Option 2, Strategy A
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    26 Kera Lagios
    Associate Principal
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: USGBC Approved Environmental Product Declaration Framework
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    53 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    1 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Outdoor Air monitoring devices
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    299 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    detailed framing plans and cut list examples
    in Homes-v4: Material-efficient framing
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    RE: Form
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    285 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    Core & Shell without HVAC or electrical systems
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    5 Celia Puertas Romero
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    Spain
    RE: Dates of Documentation
    in CI-v4: Construction and demolition waste management planning
    2 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    RE: Commingled waste as one or multiple material streams?
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    32 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    RE: Certifying a light rail station
    in NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    6 Ray Nolasco
    LEED AP BD+C
    MZ and Partners
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    RE: Interpretation Problem
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    418 Maria Isabel Conde
    Owner
    Aqua Terra (Panama) S.A.
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    Panama
    RE: Supporting Documents for EAp2 and EAc1
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    319 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    Europe alternative compliance path
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    219 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    Lr value for refrigerant calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    158 Francisco Aguirre
    Senior Engineer
    Ove Arup and Partners, S.A.
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    Compliance with WEp1 building that was constructed after 2007 bu
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    281 MKK LEED
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016
    RE: IAQ Testing path option 2
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    336 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016
    Copy area in office - acoustical treatment
    in CI-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Leticia SooHoo, AIA, LEED AP+
    Architect,Principal / Sustainability
    AlfaTech
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016
    United States
    site fence
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    291 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016
    Poland
    Absoprption material instead of rainwater tank
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    77 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016
    RE: MR 2.2 Form Change
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    91 Ameet AA
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016
    RE: EXCEPTION for SSc4.1 - Bus Stop w/in .25mi
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    276 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jul 8, 2016
    RE: Declare labels
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    40 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 8, 2016
    RE: KS and KD Values in Table 1 - Cannot find
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    453 William Weaver
    LEED Fellow
    JLL
    Fri, Jul 8, 2016
    RE: RE: Vanpool Parking for a Core and Shell
    in CS 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    46 Troy Glasner
    President
    E3 Eco Group Inc.
    Fri, Jul 8, 2016
    Canada
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Energy And Water Data Release Form
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
    principal
    Joslin Consulting
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll
    Thu, Feb 26, 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
    How to Build Your Team on LEEDuser - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 22, 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.
    Mon, Oct 19, 2015
    RE: selecting the correct rating system in v.2009
    in What LEED rating system to use?
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    Special Reports and Webcasts for LEEDuser Members - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    Store
    in Most Downloaded LEEDuser Documentation Templates, Calculators, and Samples
    1 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    The 10 Most Popular LEEDuser Forums - by Tristan Roberts
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Peak and Daily Average Transient
    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    11 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: Green Associate vs. AP exam materials
    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Keeping them up to date
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    China
    Congratulations 2014 LEED Fellows - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Brazil
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Portugal
    RE: Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Switzerland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Plans & policies
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    1 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    Sweden
    Toilets for customer use
    in Retail-CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Karen Elliott
    LEED AP ID+C & BD+C
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Never Have Cooling Towers
    in Pilot Credit 17: Cooling Tower Water Use
    28 Janice Rogers
    Design Manager/LEED Manager
    Kirlin Builders
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    Cleaning Chemicals
    in Hospitality-EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    1 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    India
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    United States
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: BOD and OPR
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    7 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: Default occupancy counts (ASHRAE 62.1 vs. Reference Guide)
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    166 Michael Brown
    Sustainability Discipline Director
    The Beck Group
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    deleted
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    330 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    United States
    hand watering for irrigation
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    124 cathy keagle
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    Roof cleaning and water
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    79 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    United States
    Soil restoration and testing
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    14 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    United States
    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: Operable windows & mechanically ventilated space
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,043 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    124 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: KS and KD Values in Table 1 - Cannot find
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    453 William Weaver
    LEED Fellow
    JLL
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    RE: Option 1 Interior Building Lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    636 Moe Fakih, LEED AP (O+M), BPI, CGBP
    Director of Sustainability
    VCA Green
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Locationsort icon
    Prescriptive compliance
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    4 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 05:29 Singapore
    aerosol line saver (also posted in IEQc4.1)
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    502 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 19:07 United States
    aerosol line saver
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    526 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 19:06 United States
    Can We Use Both Facility and Site Rates?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    438 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 10:08 United States
    Leeds case study
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Rudrabir Ghanti
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 11:40 India
    outdoor air flow monitoring location
    in CS-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    65 Lily Li
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 11:24 United States
    Occupancy hours vs. Building Operating Plan
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    120 Jiri Dobias
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 03:33 Serbia
    100% diversion rate utilizing a waste audit
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    105 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 20:23 Australia
    On-site exercise facilities on a corporate campus
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    122 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
    BWBR
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 15:38 United States
    construction completion date is outside of performance period
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    48 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 14:15 United States
    Transitional Entry Atrium Lobby belong in Energy Model?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    2015-04-13 14:53 United States
    Determining Building Ocucpant
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    94 Leslie DelleFave
    Architect
    Architectural Resources Cambridge
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    2015-04-13 12:26 United States
    Wood wallbase
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    409 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    2015-04-13 11:01 France
    Seeking more clarity on active vs, passive storage
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    280 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 03:04 United States
    Basement lobbies
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,043 Marni Punt
    Associate
    Aurecon
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 04:48 South Africa
    Does CI fit into BD+C?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 12:43 United States
    Hi all,
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Visu Boj
    Conserve Consultants
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 05:57 Bangladesh
    If the ventilation of kitchens in hotel should be included in
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,043 Leanne Niu
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    2015-04-27 03:06 China
    Enter way/Filling out the Form
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    96 Bridgett Weaver
    Architectural Designer
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    2015-04-27 12:54 United States
    EA Pr2 Form V5 - EAp2-9
    in Schools 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    70 Robert Barrett
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    2015-05-14 14:25 United States

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