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  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    4 Susan Walter
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    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    223 Rashida Mogri
    Design Performance Leader
    Gensler
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: no new parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    290 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    Measurement doubt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    87 Maximiliano Martinez
    Project Manager
    PowerSeal Pipeline Products Corporation
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    Study Guides and Practice Exams for LEED v4
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    56 Cindy Davis
    Associate Principal
    Callison Architecture
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Air diffuser for an office building
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    193 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Unleased areas in New Construction
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    602 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: ACP Form
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    154 Sean Fish
    Project Manager, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: HVAC system's capability to accommodate CO2 sensors
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    54 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Independence of CxA - enhanced commissioning
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    249 Scott Bowman
    Owner - Building Sage
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    Vehicular control - Tire washing control
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    207 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: CS Alternative Compliance Path
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    4 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: Off-site PV array with PV Developer
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    195 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: Mech. exhaust fan required for a naturally ventilated project?
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    131 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out and IEQ compliance
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    52 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Basic Services
    in Healthcare-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    4 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    LEED Boundary & Covered Parking (Vegetated Roof)
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    223 Rashida Mogri
    Design Performance Leader
    Gensler
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: no new parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    290 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    Measurement doubt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    87 Maximiliano Martinez
    Project Manager
    PowerSeal Pipeline Products Corporation
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Air diffuser for an office building
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    193 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: HVAC system's capability to accommodate CO2 sensors
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    54 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Independence of CxA - enhanced commissioning
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    249 Scott Bowman
    Owner - Building Sage
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    Vehicular control - Tire washing control
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    207 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: CS Alternative Compliance Path
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    4 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: Off-site PV array with PV Developer
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    195 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: Mech. exhaust fan required for a naturally ventilated project?
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    131 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: IEQ Credit 8.2 : Lobby at Community Center/Field Operations
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    354 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    SRI value for concrete
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    3 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    SRI value for concrete
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: LEED NC 2009 for factory buildings
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,337 Arthur Santos
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    LEED NC Credit EAc2 for LEED ID+C project as an ID credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    139 Amit Ahiel
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    ETo units and ETo calculation software
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    353 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: Method for surveying in an academic setting
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    270 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    RE: Materials Submittal Form
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    430 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
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    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Study Guides and Practice Exams for LEED v4
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    56 Cindy Davis
    Associate Principal
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    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Unleased areas in New Construction
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    602 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: ACP Form
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    154 Sean Fish
    Project Manager, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Changing a Design Credit in Construction
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    559 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    Cannot upload after review comments
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    136 Robert Wichert
    Engineer
    Fri, Aug 22, 2014
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    125 Laura MacSweeney
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
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    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    495 FRAGISKOS LEVANTIS
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    SUSTAIN O.E.
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    RE: CARB and ECO-Certified
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    7 Nick _
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    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    RE: Thanks Tristan!
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    19 Megan Ritchie Saffitz
    Director of LEED Support
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Aug 11, 2014
    RE: LEED Interpretation: Effective Date
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    89 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014
    Defering Design credit
    in Defer Credits
    4 Stella Stella
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    RE: hotel with restaurant
    in Calculating FTEs
    184 LEEDme STRATEGIE D'IMPRESA
    Mon, Aug 4, 2014
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    2 Tristan Roberts
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    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    7 Ashley Catlett
    USGBC/GBCI
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    12 Filipe Boni
    Brain
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: Project Registration Required
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    10 Megan Sparks
    Manager, Program Integration
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 Green Associate
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    57 Tonima Ferdous
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: Large footage residence and threshold adjustment
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    131 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional Exemption (LPE) - outside of USA
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    19 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Reusing IO credits for recertification
    in Recertification
    58 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
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    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    351 70 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
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    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    341 68 Pia Öhrling
    WSP
    Mon, Sep 21, 2009
    RE: Outside of the US
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    341 68 Gunnar Hubbard, AIA, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Thornton Tomasetti
    Fri, Sep 25, 2009
    RE: Process water for EP point
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    339 51 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
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    Wed, Dec 23, 2009
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    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    338 70 Rona Easton
    HOK
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    RE: What constitutes a "Master Plan"?
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    332 21 Shannon Gray
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    RE: Site Master Plan - Recalculations
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    331 21 Shannon Gray
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    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    330 79 Richard McKay
    Mon, Feb 1, 2010
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    328 122 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
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    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    328 79 Paul Girello
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    Master Plan:Open Space
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    325 21 Erik Bergstrom
    Green Building Associate
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Question Regarding Requirements
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    322 63 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Sep 30, 2009
    RE: Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    321 122 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    Creating the Floor Plan to show direct access to views
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    320 63 Kim Pomeranz
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    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    319 122 Peter Doo
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    Tue, Nov 17, 2009
    Site Master Plan - Recalculations
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    319 21 Erik Bergstrom
    Green Building Associate
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    RE: Creating the Floor Plan to show direct access to views
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    319 63 Joshua Lloyd
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    Thu, Oct 8, 2009
    RE: Is this a typo?
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    317 30 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 29, 2009
    The Square Footage
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    316 86 Alejandro Alfaro
    Project Director Mexico
    PGAL
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    316 122 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Dec 8, 2009
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out and IEQ compliance
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    52 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    No Restrooms!
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    254 Diego Pietzsch
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    LEED Boundary & Covered Parking (Vegetated Roof)
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    223 Rashida Mogri
    Design Performance Leader
    Gensler
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    Measurement doubt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    87 Maximiliano Martinez
    Project Manager
    PowerSeal Pipeline Products Corporation
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    Study Guides and Practice Exams for LEED v4
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    56 Cindy Davis
    Associate Principal
    Callison Architecture
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    Designated vanpool parking space for Case 2
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    290 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    Vehicular control - Tire washing control
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    207 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    SRI value for concrete
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    3 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    SRI value for concrete
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    602 ACE Bermuda
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    LEED NC Credit EAc2 for LEED ID+C project as an ID credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    139 Amit Ahiel
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    ETo units and ETo calculation software
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    353 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    Recirculated Air
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    753 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
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    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
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    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    264 Bradley Konkel
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    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
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    56 Jennifer Steacy
    Sun, Aug 24, 2014
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    1 Nelca Roco
    Architect
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    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    136 Robert Wichert
    Engineer
    Fri, Aug 22, 2014
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    in CI 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    19 Elliot Young
    Fri, Aug 22, 2014
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    1 Sean Hogan
    LEED AP
    RKD Architects
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