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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,103 Caupolican Diaz
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    SMMA
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Native Landscape with No Irrigation
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Nicole Ferrini
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: MPR6 - Option 1
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    31 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Construction within LEED boundary after completion of original
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    149 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Historical data with building ownership change
    in EBOM 2009 IOc3: Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts
    27 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Who does it ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    593 AHMET DEMIROGLU
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: DES and EAc5
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    183 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: WEp1 - LEED - International - Faucets again
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    547 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Debating which LEED AP test to take...
    in LEED AP Specialities: Should You Get One?
    27 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: EAc4 Equipment Life not represented accurately in ref. guide
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    90 Jesus Deras
    Energy Analyst
    The Wall Consulting Group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,011 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Minimum daylight illuminance levels
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    121 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Classification of a room as "densly occupied"
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    222 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    degrees from nadir
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    49 Todd Bundren
    Associate
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Continuous Insulation and Appendix A
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,103 Caupolican Diaz
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    SMMA
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Native Landscape with No Irrigation
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Nicole Ferrini
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: MPR6 - Option 1
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    31 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Construction within LEED boundary after completion of original
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    149 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Historical data with building ownership change
    in EBOM 2009 IOc3: Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts
    27 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Who does it ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    593 AHMET DEMIROGLU
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: DES and EAc5
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    183 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: WEp1 - LEED - International - Faucets again
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    547 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: EAc4 Equipment Life not represented accurately in ref. guide
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    90 Jesus Deras
    Energy Analyst
    The Wall Consulting Group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,011 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Minimum daylight illuminance levels
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    121 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Classification of a room as "densly occupied"
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    222 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    degrees from nadir
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    49 Todd Bundren
    Associate
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: 2 buildings - one certification
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    104 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: Potable water backup
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    318 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Floor Coatings and CA Health Dept Compliance
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    64 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: Lead Paint
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    87 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: Solar panels effect on heat island
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    237 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: Air Speed Calc. for Letter Template
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    172 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Storage area for Group Certification
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    54 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: hotel with cottages
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    470 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: LEED ND _Exam
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    6 Lakshmi Suryan
    Architect / LEED AP
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    RE: USGBC Credit Library Access
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    93 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Adding credits between preliminary review and final review...
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    503 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Low flow pre rinse spray valve in Europe
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    149 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    RE: Reasonale Proof that a measure is not Standard Practice
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    76 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    RE: Regarding LEED GA Exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    40 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Changing the Timeline
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    129 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Project Type and Rating Type for Block Project
    in LEED for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Application Guide
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Apr 5, 2014
    RE: LEED V4 Reference Guide
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    41 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    RE: IES vs other software
    in Has anyone done LEED energy modelling using Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) software
    5 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Apply to LEED Committees by April 10
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    179 Christopher Law
    Associate, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    RE: LEED-ND v2009 Sunset
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    39 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    LEED online login
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    15 Ali Kassid
    Sr. Architect
    Hill International
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    RE: CS expedited process
    in Core and Shell Precertification
    2 Catie Ryan
    Project Manager
    Terrapin Bright Green
    Mon, Mar 31, 2014
    Option 3 for Catholic and Public Joint Use School
    in LEED Canada Forum
    32 Kelly Searle
    LEED Green Associate, Sustainable Innovation Specialist
    Clark Builders
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    RE: Guestrooms Excluded?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    31 Nena Elise
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: We are working on a project
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    56 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sun, Mar 23, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Low VOC
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    349 66 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 12, 2009
    Outside of the US
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    340 66 Pia Öhrling
    WSP
    Mon, Sep 21, 2009
    RE: Outside of the US
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    340 66 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
    338 51 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Wed, Dec 23, 2009
    Low VOC
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    336 66 Rona Easton
    HOK
    Thu, Nov 12, 2009
    RE: Site Master Plan - Recalculations
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    331 21 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    RE: What constitutes a "Master Plan"?
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    331 21 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Jan 4, 2010
    Tenant spaces are simple, right?
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    329 78 Richard McKay
    Mon, Feb 1, 2010
    RE: 7th ed. Massachusetts Building Code and ASHRAE 62.1-2004
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    327 72 Paul Girello
    Fri, Jan 22, 2010
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    326 104 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    Master Plan:Open Space
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    324 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
    320 104 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
    Thu, Oct 8, 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
    Phillip Markwood Architects
    Thu, Oct 8, 2009
    Site Master Plan - Recalculations
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    318 21 Erik Bergstrom
    Green Building Associate
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    317 104 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Nov 17, 2009
    RE: Is this a typo?
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    316 28 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
    315 78 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
    314 104 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Tue, Dec 8, 2009
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Continuous Insulation and Appendix A
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,103 Caupolican Diaz
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    SMMA
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Native Landscape with No Irrigation
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Nicole Ferrini
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Temporary vs. Permanent Power
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    31 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Who does it ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    593 AHMET DEMIROGLU
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    degrees from nadir
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    49 Todd Bundren
    Associate
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Floor Coatings and CA Health Dept Compliance
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    64 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Temporary vs Permanent Power
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    104 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Storage area for Group Certification
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    54 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Showers mixed office/retail building
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    78 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    SRI equal to Light Reflectance Value (LRV) ?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    237 Alexander Benning
    Project Manager
    ES EnviroSustain GmbH
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    IPM - Hospitality Industry
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    69 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    SSC4 Transportation Rule 2202
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    263 Saum Nour
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    SSC4 LEED EB:OM 2009 Alternate Transportation
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    263 Saum Nour
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    17 Jonathan Ramsey
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    International Project- 2 yr, 24 hr design storm intensity
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    59 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    Radiant Temperature
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    168 John Lee
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    Fixture Usage for Travel Plaza/Rest Stop
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    94 Kristina Abrams
    AIA, LEED AP BD&C
    Ayers Saint Gross, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    2 different system in LEED Boundary
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    697 SW LEE
    Project Manager
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED Project boundary and adjacent road.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    172 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014

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