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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Pre-development Conditions
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    233 Thiago Bondini
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Is the credit for during construction, or after envelope is up?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    125 Nena Elise
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    97 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Historic Building Cold Dark Shell
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    953 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Total construction cost
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Building Type
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    218 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: SS 4.4 No New Parking.
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    309 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    59 Andy Rhoades
    Partner
    Leading Edge Consulting
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Shared building electricity meter
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    9 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Protect Habitat on Campus
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    237 April Brown
    Senior Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Legacy LEED AP's
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    18 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: small DES
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: In-Patient Rooms Exempt from SSc8?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    22 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    DOE Case Study - website?
    in ND-v2009: Innovation: Green Building Education
    1 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Reconstructing a floor to account for sea level rise
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    94 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Utility sells "Community Solar" in yearly blocks - NOT Green-e
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    169 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Which parking spaces should be counted?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Thresholds in NOx
    in Healthcare-v2009: Community contaminant prevention - airborne releases
    22 Ghaith Moufarege
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Integrative Process-Value Engineering
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    8 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    RE: Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    493 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    Case 1, Option 2 baseline
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    120 Ryan Tinus
    Sustainability Manager
    Tishman Speyer
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    RE: Waste management pro-rate surface logic for two buildings
    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    76 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    France
    RE: Lighting Zones
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    43 Linda Anderson
    Principal
    Lighting Language & Design
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    United States
    RE: ASHRAE 55 Compliance in Dubai
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    215 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    Public Agency Sourced Non-Potable Water
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    83 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    RE: Performance Metric for Powered Equipment
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    129 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    Multiple Buildings Project Certification
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    15 Mario S.
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    RE: Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    256 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Comprobatory docs
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    261 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    LEED for Homes framing with light-gauge metal
    in Mid-Rise v4: Durability management
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    RE: Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    4 Asa Foss
    LEED for Homes Techincal Development
    US Green Building Council
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    RE: Measurement & Verification and PI Form 1
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    215 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Albania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Andorra - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bosnia and Herzegovina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Croatia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cyprus - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Greece - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Italy - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Macedonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malta - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Montenegro - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Suriname - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uruguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Venezuela - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    South and Southeast Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Afghanistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bangladesh - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bhutan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Brunei - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Burma - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cambodia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Legally binding document
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    Land disturbed vs. land supporting normal building operation
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    210 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    United States
    Bike rentals count towards SSc4.2?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    259 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    United States
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    90% controls for open office systems furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    55 Brian VanAllen
    Electrical Designer
    Powell and Hinkle Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    United States
    initial fit-out vs alteration?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    United States
    All or the Main street frontages 1:1.5
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    94 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    France
    RE: 90" Flat Screen TV
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    283 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Is this Pilot credit closed?
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    59 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    RE: Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Prviate Shuttle System Used Solely
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    215 Shafqat Hussain
    LEED Project Manager
    SIDEworks
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Tan vs white elastomeric roof coating
    in Green Roofs
    22 Stephen Roach
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: Credit documentation
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    283 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    RE: Estimated Completion Date vs. IEQ testing
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    69 Elizabeth Seiberling
    via Opsis Architecture
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Discrepancy between credit requirements and credit specifics
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    11 Jody Lee Potvin-Jones
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Denmark
    Discrepancy between credit requirements and credit specifics
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    11 Jody Lee Potvin-Jones
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Denmark
    satisfaction surveys - Ergonomics strategy
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    34 Jean-Baptiste SARFATI
    Environmental adviser - LEED AP ID+C
    Astrance
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    France
    Dynamic Plaque for ID: Green Education
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    1 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    New area for recertification?
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    10 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    Mexico
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Supply fixtures to tenants without installation
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    199 Ali Soufan
    LEED Coordinator; Sr. Mech. Engineer
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    2015-06-09 02:24 Qatar
    ID: Green Educational Building
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    580 Joseph Chang
    Mon, Jun 8, 2015
    2015-06-08 19:50 United States
    Exceptional calculation method application.
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Mon, Jun 8, 2015
    2015-06-08 04:07 Italy
    VOC Budget - Documentation
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    503 Deborah Ebersole
    Principal
    Studio D Consulting + Design
    Sun, Jun 7, 2015
    2015-06-07 16:50 United States
    Chilled Water Use for part of a floor
    in CI-v4: Advanced energy metering
    1 Annie Argento
    Principal
    Argento/Graham
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    2015-06-05 17:09 United States
    Laboratory Project
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,172 JP Bornholdt
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    2015-06-05 16:19 United States
    Utility Bills for REC Green Power Calculations...
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    169 Rick Alfandre
    Principal
    Alfandre Architecture
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    2015-06-05 16:17 United States
    How are individual guestroom VTACs calculated?
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    10 Karen Heet
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    2015-06-05 11:23 United States
    Ventless Dryers
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    346 Mark Gardner
    McKinstry Company
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    2015-06-04 18:21 United States
    LEED Online v4 for Multiple Buildings on a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    534 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    2015-06-04 17:57 United States
    Unconditioned vs conditioned space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Gaston Michaud
    Mechanical Engineer
    CTS
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    2015-06-04 16:19 Costa Rica
    Existing Conditions
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    6 Junko Nakagawa
    Associate
    Atelier Ten
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    2015-06-04 15:38 United States
    UFAD System: Underfloor plenum in baseline model?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Eric Webber
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    2015-06-04 15:38 United States
    Materials Tracking
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    552 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    2015-06-04 15:01 United States
    20 or More Basic Services - Innovation Credit?
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    44 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    2015-06-04 05:55 France
    Data Center Baseline HVAC System with Ancillary Office Spaces
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    42 Rajesh Balachander
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    2015-06-04 01:54 Singapore
    Resilient Design
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    580 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    2015-06-03 20:06 United States
    PIf4: Schedule and Overview "Not approved"
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    696 Joseph Chang
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    2015-06-03 19:20 United States
    Credit Interpretation Request to support SS p1.
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    256 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    2015-06-03 13:36 Canada
    Confirmation - perforated sticker sign
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    132 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    2015-06-03 12:06 France

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