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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    557 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    443 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    681 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: LEED ND registration questions
    in PIf2: Project Timeline
    8 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    18 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    897 Ruben Porter
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Transients Again
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Lead Paint
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    55 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    45 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Chiller IPLV
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,843 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: CDPH v1.1-2010 Section 3.8.6.1
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Help w/ wrangling RECs.
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    71 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Rack location
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - bicycle storage and changing rooms
    3 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Natural Stone : Floor Score compliance required or not for ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    351 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    557 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    443 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: LEED ND registration questions
    in PIf2: Project Timeline
    8 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    18 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    897 Ruben Porter
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Transients Again
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Lead Paint
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    55 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    45 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Chiller IPLV
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,843 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: CDPH v1.1-2010 Section 3.8.6.1
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Help w/ wrangling RECs.
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    71 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Rack location
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - bicycle storage and changing rooms
    3 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Natural Stone : Floor Score compliance required or not for ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    351 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    Exemplary performance
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    214 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Stormwater not going to municipal infrastructure
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    171 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Reclamation Land
    in ND-v2009: Wetland and water body conservation
    8 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    113 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    RE: Commingled Collection
    in Schools 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    14 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    681 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    28 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    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
    RE: Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    3 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    RE: n/a
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    527 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    EBie Awards 2015 Finalists Announced by Urban Green - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    RE: ITE Versioning Issues
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    32 Sara Curlee
    BWBR
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    RE: International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Andrew Carman
    Sustainability Consultant
    Sebesta
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    10 Carolyn Risley
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    Greece
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Jesse Robbins
    Architect
    Freeman French Freeman, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Sports Practice Facility FTEs vs Transients
    in Calculating FTEs
    191 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: DES system in a extremely hot and humid climate.
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    65 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    RE: Feedback on the LEED 2009 ACPs for Projects Outside the U.S.
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    169 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    35 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    681 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    557 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    Exemplary performance
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    214 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Tan vs white elastomeric roof coating
    in Green Roofs
    22 Stephen Roach
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    United States
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    113 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    113 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    897 Ruben Porter
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Can we administer survey on multiple days?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    281 Helen Samuel
    Staff
    Ernst & Young
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    New purchases Energy Star
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    9 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Colombia
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    66 Matt Dem
    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
    Preferred Parking a must for EVSE vehicles ?
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    1 deepak cherukumilli
    LEED Green Associate
    Dar al Handasah
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Dynamic Plaque for ID: Green Education
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    1 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    WAter fountain in buildings - exterior lumen ligthing
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    589 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    New area for recertification?
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    10 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Sixth grade level height
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    18 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    681 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 19:04 United States
    Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    557 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 19:00 United States
    Filed (2)exemp. performance credit under (1) ID in case one fail
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    681 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 14:14 United States
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 13:54 United States
    Lead Paint
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    55 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 09:12 United States
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    681 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 08:35 United States
    Can I defer any ID credit to submit it w/ construction package ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    681 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 08:34 United States
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 07:50 United States
    Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    443 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 06:43 Sweden
    Stormwater not going to municipal infrastructure
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    171 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 02:23 Singapore
    Tan vs white elastomeric roof coating
    in Green Roofs
    22 Stephen Roach
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 23:05 United States
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,843 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 19:09 United States
    Can I defer any ID credit to submit it w/ construction package ?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,843 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 19:08 United States
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    113 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 19:07 United States
    Can I defer any ID credit to submit it w/ construction package ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    113 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 19:06 United States
    CDPH v1.1-2010 Section 3.8.6.1
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 15:27 United States
    New purchases Energy Star
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    9 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 12:51 Colombia
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    66 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 09:30 United States
    Can I defer any ID credit to submit it w/ construction package ?
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    557 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 09:12 United States
    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
    2015-05-21 07:43 Denmark

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