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    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
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    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    790 Stella Stella
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    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    479 Jon Clifford
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    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
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    326 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
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    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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    LEED Projecdt Boundary and SSc8
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    550 Dan Barton
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    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
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    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    96 Laura Case
    Southface
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: What's in return?
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    22 Scot Horst
    Chief Product Officer, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow
    USGBC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: GoO equivalency to Green-e Standard
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    12 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    removed
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    169 Kevin Flynn
    President, AIA, LEED FELLOW (LEED AP BD&C)
    EcoDEEP
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Submitting design prereq. credits during construction review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    school playgrounds
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    21 Mike Halcom
    Principal
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    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Zero lot line existing building renovation
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    216 Michael DeVuono
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    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,090 Yue Nie
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    Germany
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: VOC limits?
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - ceiling and wall systems
    3 Webly Bowles
    Associate Principal
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    Tue, Feb 4, 2014
    RE: LEED -NC 2009 for Retail, MRp1
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    2 Webly Bowles
    Associate Principal
    Green Building Services
    Tue, Feb 4, 2014
    RE: ASTM tests for BECx
    in Healthcare-v2009: Enhanced commissioning
    4 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Feb 3, 2014
    RE: understanding pilot credit
    in Pilot Credit 22: Quality Interior Lighting
    16 Larissa Oaks
    Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Jan 31, 2014
    RE: Unclear sound isolation requirements at hallways
    in Pilot Credit 24: Acoustics
    28 Larissa Oaks
    Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Jan 31, 2014
    RE: Healthcare & Schools - Exterior Requirements
    in Schools-NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Regional Priority points in total points attempted
    in Schools 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    13 J W
    Tue, Jan 28, 2014
    RE: LEED AP without speciality
    in ND-v2009: LEED Accredited Professional
    3 David ESPAGNET
    Green Building project manager
    Bureau Veritas
    Tue, Jan 28, 2014
    RE: Tenant switch in a EBOM certified building
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    12 Barry Giles
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    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
    RE: Legacy LEED AP
    in Healthcare-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    2 Tristan Roberts
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    Mon, Jan 27, 2014
    Data Center location restrictions
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Sat, Jan 25, 2014
    RE: Where are the V4 forms?
    in NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    2 Tristan Roberts
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    Thu, Jan 23, 2014
    Pilot Credit 34 Update
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    10 Sandy Chung
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    in Homes-v4: Construction waste management
    1 Elizabeth Eason
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    Wed, Jan 22, 2014
    RE: Case for existing parking
    in ND-v2009: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Eliot Allen
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    Fri, Jan 17, 2014
    Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Bus and Maintenance Fleet
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    43 Mary Petrovich
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    Thu, Jan 16, 2014
    Concepts
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    9 Alicia Silva
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    RE: Calculating unobstructed operable window area of top hung window
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    67 Dylan Connelly
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    Tue, Jan 14, 2014
    RE: Bank
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    14 Todd Bundren
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    Tue, Jan 14, 2014
    RE: 100-year flood and nonconveyance area of river
    in ND-v2009: Floodplain avoidance
    13 Regina Ng
    Mon, Jan 13, 2014
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    RE: MPRs on small adjacent buildings
    in Industrial Plant LEED Certification
    10 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Mon, May 23, 2011
    RE: v2.1 certification
    in Submitting Documentation for LEED NC v2.1 - With Today's Reviewers
    2 Brittany Eldredge
    Fri, May 20, 2011
    RE: LEED-EBOM
    in Reregistering a Project
    2 Emma Sanborn
    Fri, May 20, 2011
    USGBC customer service
    in project owner's name changed
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    Fri, May 20, 2011
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    in New Exhibit Problem
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    Fri, May 20, 2011
    phased construction and LEED certification
    in Impact of project construction phasing on LEED submittal?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Thu, May 19, 2011
    keeping LEED records
    in Keeping and MAintaining records after LEED Certification
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    Thu, May 19, 2011
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    in Incongruous DES District Steam Policy
    2 David Posada
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    Sat, Jul 30, 2011
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    in LEED EB Presentation
    1 Emily Catacchio
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    Thu, May 12, 2011
    Underground parking under adjacent building
    in Underground parking under adjacent building
    1 Michelle Halle Stern
    Principal
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    Fri, Apr 29, 2011
    RE: Re: Project Summary
    in Project Summary - mandatory or just suggested
    4 Breana Detzler
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    Thu, Apr 28, 2011
    RE: LEED Online form improvements
    in Beta Credit Versions
    7 Breana Detzler
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    Tue, Apr 26, 2011
    campus forum
    in Phased Construction and Early Release Packages
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    Fri, Apr 22, 2011
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    in Increased occupancy during performance period
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    Fri, Apr 22, 2011
    performance period forum
    in Question about performance period and submitting the documentation
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    Fri, Apr 22, 2011
    fuel cells and LEED
    in Fuel Cell question LEED points
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    Indoor Environment courses - by Scott Kriner
    Thu, Apr 21, 2011
    RE: Any one, please comment on
    in Can we submit a new credit at Clarification stage of Construction Review?
    5 bala srini
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    Sustainability by Design
    Thu, Apr 21, 2011
    upgrading to LEED-EBOM 2009
    in Change the version of LEED - EB - O & M (V.2008 to v.2009)
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    Wed, Apr 20, 2011
    LEED documentation samples
    in LEED Calculation examples
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Wed, Apr 20, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Switching to LEED V4
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    57 Jeslin Varghese
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    Thu, Jan 23, 2014
    Pilot Credit 34 Update
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    10 Sandy Chung
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    in Homes-v4: Construction waste management
    1 Elizabeth Eason
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    RE: BAS localized lighting
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    33 ethan adams
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    feedback comment
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    54 Mónika Egyed
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    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    43 Mary Petrovich
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    RE: FSC MIX
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    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    55 CT G
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    RE: Accessories Included in Baseline.
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    12 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
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    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
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    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
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    RE: Rapid bus
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    43 David Posada
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    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Service Bay Entries
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    77 Agnes Vorbrodt
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    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
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    in CI 2009 EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
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    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
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    RE: Service Bay Entries
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    77 Agnes Vorbrodt
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    VvS | Architects & Consultants
    Mon, Jan 6, 2014
    RE: Number of transients for FTE calculation
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Susan Walter
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    Mon, Jan 6, 2014
    RE: Number of transients for FTE calculation
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
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    Mon, Jan 6, 2014
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    61 Sarah Vella
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    LEED Projecdt Boundary and SSc8
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    550 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
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    NC 2009 Retail IEQ7.2- humidistat needed in non-employee spaces?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    96 Laura Case
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    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    600 Christine Harvey
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
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    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 kelly ryan
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    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,090 Yue Nie
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
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    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
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    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 08:18 Austria
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    265 Shenhao Li
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    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
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    Principal
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    2014-10-15 16:22 United States
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    22 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
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    2014-10-15 15:46 United States
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    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
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