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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: One model or various separate models
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    85 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    2 buildings = 100% = 5 points?
    in ND-v4: Certified green buildings
    1 Tommy Linstroth
    Principal
    Trident Sustainability Group
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    United States
    Option 2- "Waste" reduction
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    21 Whitney Smith
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: No-off street parking
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: SLLc6 in v2009 vs v4 - no slopes do/don't qualify?
    in ND-v4: Steep slope protection
    3 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Flat land
    in ND Plan-v4: Steep slope protection
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: CONFUSED IN EAP2 STRATEGY FOR A MASTER SITE PROJECT
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,460 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Multistorey car park
    in ND Plan-v4: Solar orientation
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    testing by ISO 16000
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - flooring systems
    1 Anna Cogo
    Nativa S.r.l SB
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Sport Flooring Vent Cove Base
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    384 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: "Published" or "Publically Available"
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    35 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    10 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Malaysia
    RE: Credit 7.1 and 7.2
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    291 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    RE: promise for future showers?
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    108 Kristen Magnuson
    stok
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: USGBC Approved Certification Programs
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    30 Landry Watson
    DPR Construction
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    United States
    RE: Exemptions
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    61 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    RE: SSc8 Flag lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    630 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    RE: Project Mexico
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    53 Miriam Ramírez Baumgarten
    ARCH. LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    RE: Pre-Rinse Spray Valves in Laboratories
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    729 Lewis Hewton
    Cundall
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,032 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    RE: New Merged ID+C and BD+C MR Calculator v06
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    107 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    RE: New Materials & Resources Calculator
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    328 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    CI - applicable when the tennant is the owner?
    in MPR1: Must comply with environmental laws
    1 Tom Kennedy
    Enhanse
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Pilot Credit 101
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    115 Kiyomi Kurooka
    Associate
    DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    United States
    RE: BAS
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    46 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Renewable Energy in Template EAp2
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    10 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Spain
    RE: MERV 13 filters
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    425 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, May 16, 2016
    RE: Entryway systems
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    107 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, May 16, 2016
    RE: Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    19 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Mon, May 16, 2016
    United States
    RE: ieqc8.1 x ieqc 8.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    437 GISELA FARHAT DE ARAUJO
    Mon, May 16, 2016
    Brazil
    RE: Calculation of Green Power
    in Schools 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    14 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, May 16, 2016
    RE: Clarification on EVSE demand response requirements
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    15 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Mon, May 16, 2016
    DCV
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    6 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater: EDGE Auditor
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Sat, May 14, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: Laboratory
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    21 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 13, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    RE: Susbtantial Completion definition
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    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
    Liechtenstein - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Luxembourg - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Monaco - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Netherlands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    San Marino - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Serbia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Malaysia
    Walkable Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    124 Mike Stopka
    Director of Sustainability
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    LPG vehicles
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    111 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Czech Republic
    substitution in v2009
    in CS v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Hannah Silver
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    Malaysia
    Waste Stream Study: Address top 4 only, or any 4 out of the 5?
    in Retail-NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Faun Carlson
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    How to draw the 11 degree line to identify unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v4: Quality Views
    1 P Hariharan
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    LEED CI 2009 _ MR Cr1.1_Tenant Space- Long Term Commitment
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    40 Kusha Dogra Sehgal
    Aecom
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    Thailand
    RE: Non-direct Purchase Item
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    105 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    RE: MERV 13 filters
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    425 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    Change of Owner's Name
    in Required Signatories in LEED Online Forms
    72 John Zehren
    Zehren and Associates
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    United States
    v4
    in Schools-NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    13 Mohammad Kamali
    UBC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    PIf4 Uploads - Site Plan Required
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    5 Dee Spiro
    Sustainability Director
    Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    PV Panels
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    106 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    MRP3- minimum square meter for group certification
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    1 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    RCI CORR Information
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    4 John Danby
    Sustainability Administrator
    UC Davis Health System
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    United States
    LPG vehicles
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    52 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    RE: CONFUSED IN EAP2 STRATEGY FOR A MASTER SITE PROJECT
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,460 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    RE: IEQc7.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    118 Alex Brown
    Sr Project engineer
    SJ Engineers
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Baseline window type - nonmetal vs metal
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,460 Nicole Isle
    Chief Sustainability Strategist
    Glumac
    Tue, May 10, 2016
    2016-05-10 13:20 United States
    Steam Kettles for Process Water Use
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    62 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, May 10, 2016
    2016-05-10 09:16 United States
    Visitor Count - Dormitory
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    19 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 16:19 United States
    Multiple Street Frontages
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    124 Carrie Webster
    Moseley Architects
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 14:46 United States
    Site visitors vs. FTE's
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    315 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 14:24 United States
    Regular Bus Service to Light Rail Station
    in CS 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    27 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 13:43 United States
    Option 2, A
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    24 Simon Lai
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 11:47 United States
    Anti corrosion paint under fire retarding
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    191 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 09:56 France
    Maximum Temperature
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    332 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Sun, May 8, 2016
    2016-05-08 08:07 Egypt
    Credit Name change...
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    115 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    2016-05-06 17:51 United States
    LE and FE Motorbike Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    453 Tim Middleton
    Technical Manager
    VILANDCO
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    2016-05-06 13:41 Vietnam
    LEED v4 Outdoor Water Use Reduction Calculator
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 Clara Pistoni
    Sustainability Consultant LEED AP BD+C
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    2016-05-06 12:03 Italy
    Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    67 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    2016-05-06 08:39 India
    Chilled Beam System Energy Modeling- CS v2009
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,072 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    2016-05-06 05:14 China
    Steam Kettles for Process Water Use
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    6 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 16:48 United States
    Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring System for LEED CS building
    in CI-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    43 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 12:41 Peru
    Local code offers voluntary option for no parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    350 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 12:14 United States
    Plus 1 possible ID point
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    151 Stephen Redding
    Vice President
    KCI
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 11:58 United States
    Campus approach
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    257 Febin Mohamed
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 04:42 Kuwait
    Shuttle between building and secured site entrances
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    257 J Douglas Dietrich
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    2016-05-04 12:30 United States

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