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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Cold Climate
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    312 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, May 28, 2016
    Signage Comment
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    454 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: One model or various separate models
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    90 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    8 Wolfgang Werner
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Energy Modeling using “HAP”
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,462 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    348 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    EPA CGP 2003/2012
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    11 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: 2 buildings = 100% = 5 points?
    in ND-v4: Certified green buildings
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    14 Mohammad Kamali
    UBC
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Regional Priority Point
    in NC-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    5 Adam Farber
    GEA Consulting Engineers
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: v2009 Daylight/Views Calc xlsm - locked
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    71 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    ID+C - EQ Credit Interior Lighting - Lighting Sales areas
    in Retail-CI-v4: Interior lighting
    2 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Germany
    LTc4- Long-term bicycle storage, Bicycle maintenance program
    in Retail-CI-v4: Bicycle facilities
    2 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Germany
    RE: How to draw the 11 degree line to calculate unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    46 P Hariharan
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    India
    RE: School buses
    in Schools-NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    MR 2.2 Form Change
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    87 amy kaspar
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    United States
    SSc5.2 Project Boundary
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    185 Christopher Widdowson
    Job Captain
    Cupkovic Architecture LLC
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    United States
    RE: Greenguard
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    210 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    RE: Two sets of double doors count as one entry?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    33 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    Pilot credit feedback survey
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    9 Whitney Smith
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    MRc6 Waste Audit - Weight vs. Volume
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    100 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    United States
    RE: Tenant submetering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    52 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Open Space: Fence
    in NC-v4: Open space
    8 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: EAc6 baseline and PP?
    in EBOM 2009 EAc6: Emissions Reduction Reporting
    41 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: EAc3 - Enhanced Commissioning, LEED v2009
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    306 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Non-direct Purchase Item
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    105 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Fertilizer and Herbicide Use
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    6 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Compliance with Lighting mandatory provisions
    in Schools 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    68 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    Transfer Air for IEQp1 achievement
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    155 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    Portugal
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Malaysia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Maldives - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nepal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Pakistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Paraguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkey - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Arab Emirates - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Yemen - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Northern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Denmark - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Estonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Finland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iceland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ireland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Latvia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    VRF system
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    53 GISELA FARHAT DE ARAUJO
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    Brazil
    Tenant Lease Agreement Details
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    29 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    Provide the source of data
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    20 Matt Luedders
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    United States
    RE: precerticfiation
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    39 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    LEED Lab
    in EBOM-2009: LEED Lab
    1 Stacey White
    Principal
    mode associates
    Sat, Apr 2, 2016
    United States
    RE: water bills received every 3 months
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    511 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016
    RE: NAUF Going Forward
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    191 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    Pilot Credit 101
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    115 Kiyomi Kurooka
    Associate
    DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    United States
    Signage Comment
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    454 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    RE: 62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    41 Anaïs P
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    RE: 62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    41 Anaïs P
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    Generator details
    in NC-2009: Passive Survivability and Functionality During Emergencies
    1 Matt Luedders
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    United States
    LEED ND Review options
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    4 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    Egypt
    Allocation of User Groups in Elementary Schools
    in Schools-NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    3 Steven Burke
    Sustainability Manager
    SMMA
    Fri, Mar 25, 2016
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Wed, Mar 23, 2016
    Malaysia
    Metered urinals...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    123 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Wed, Mar 23, 2016
    Romania
    PIf2 form filling
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    1 Lorenna Lobo
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Brazil
    Food Service Equipment
    in CI-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    1 Samantha Davidson
    Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: "integral to the water-proofing system"
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    85 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    v4
    in Schools-NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    2016-04-22 15:43 United States
    EAc3 - Enhanced Commissioning, LEED v2009
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    306 Jared Reed
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    2016-04-22 13:50 United States
    Room Input Report
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    250 Bill Friedl
    Project Engineer
    Sun Mechanical
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    2016-04-22 11:52 United States
    Paired bus route service
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    12 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    2016-04-22 05:09 Ireland
    CCHP Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,462 Jie Shen
    Consultant
    ERM
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    2016-04-22 05:04 Japan
    SSC 4.2- Bicycle rack
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    108 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    2016-04-22 04:10 Italy
    RCI CORR Information
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    4 John Danby
    Sustainability Administrator
    UC Davis Health System
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    2016-04-21 16:29 United States
    Group approach
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    559 Subramaniam Chandrasekaran
    SSS Consultants
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    2016-04-21 14:58 India
    ISO 50001 ACP
    in EBOM-v4: Energy efficient best management practices
    2 veronica oyarzun
    SGE2 Chile
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    2016-04-21 10:33 Chile
    CREC purchase
    in CI 2009 EAc4: Green Power
    106 Harpreet Rooprai
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    2016-04-21 06:27 India
    CCHP System modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,462 Jie Shen
    Consultant
    ERM
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    2016-04-20 22:07 Japan
    Stadium / Arena
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    118 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    2016-04-20 20:04 United States
    Controllability of lighting in Stadiums / Arenas
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    348 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    2016-04-20 19:54 United States
    REVIT 2016 Daylight Analysis Tool not acceptable?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    708 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    2016-04-20 17:36 United States
    Single confirmed Tenant - is a binding lease agreement required?
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    48 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    2016-04-20 16:40 United States
    Option 1 Path 2 Mechanical & Electrical Rooms
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    332 Amy Harmon
    Scheeser Buckley Mayfield
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    2016-04-20 12:09 United States
    Data Center Modeling - LEED CS version 2009
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,072 Anurag Joshi
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    2016-04-20 11:01 United States
    Option 4 - Transit Services Referenced
    in ND-v2009: Transportation demand management
    7 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    2016-04-20 10:51 United States
    SSc4.3 Sign Text
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    454 Steve Valev
    Tue, Apr 19, 2016
    2016-04-19 16:41 United States
    SLLc6 in v2009 vs v4 - no slopes do/don't qualify?
    in ND-v4: Steep slope protection
    3 Hannah Silver
    Tue, Apr 19, 2016
    2016-04-19 12:32 United States

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