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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Is "house hold" rubbish considered as construction waste?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    433 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional
    JLL
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Which credit does poured resinous flooring fall into?
    in Schools IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    33 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Carrier air to water chiller (non standard (ARI) testing)
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,059 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    67 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    United States
    RE: Campus approach
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    252 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: ETo Unit
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    434 GISELA FARHAT DE ARAUJO
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Brazil
    LE and FE Motorbike Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    450 Tim Middleton
    Technical Manager
    VILANDCO
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Vietnam
    RE: Central PV system distribution to one LEED target building
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    262 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    LEED v4 Outdoor Water Use Reduction Calculator
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 Clara Pistoni
    Sustainability Consultant LEED AP BD+C
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Italy
    RE: Local code offers voluntary option for no parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    350 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: precerticfiation
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    39 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Two story atrium - include 2nd floor in gross area calculations?
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    72 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Floor area - allowable difference between sim. model and PIf3
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    130 Jiri Dobias
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Option 2 Calculation Question
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    326 Luma Marcaccio
    Assistant Engineer
    Turner Construction MIT.nano
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Carpool trips for visitors?
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    17 poyu chen
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Is "house hold" rubbish considered as construction waste?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    433 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional
    JLL
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Which credit does poured resinous flooring fall into?
    in Schools IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    33 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Carrier air to water chiller (non standard (ARI) testing)
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,059 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    67 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    United States
    RE: Campus approach
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    252 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: ETo Unit
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    434 GISELA FARHAT DE ARAUJO
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Brazil
    LE and FE Motorbike Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    450 Tim Middleton
    Technical Manager
    VILANDCO
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Vietnam
    RE: Central PV system distribution to one LEED target building
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    262 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    LEED v4 Outdoor Water Use Reduction Calculator
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 Clara Pistoni
    Sustainability Consultant LEED AP BD+C
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Italy
    RE: Local code offers voluntary option for no parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    350 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Two story atrium - include 2nd floor in gross area calculations?
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    72 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Floor area - allowable difference between sim. model and PIf3
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    130 Jiri Dobias
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: Option 2 Calculation Question
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    326 Luma Marcaccio
    Assistant Engineer
    Turner Construction MIT.nano
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Carpool trips for visitors?
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    17 poyu chen
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: " no view down into", how to interpret this?
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    20 April Wang
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: ASHRAE 90.1 2007 vs 2012
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    81 Regina Ng
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    RE: Paired bus route service
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    12 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    Steam Kettles for Process Water Use
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    6 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    United States
    RE: Waste Stream Audit
    in EBOM-v4: Ongoing purchasing and waste policy
    14 Trevor Anderson
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    United States
    Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring System for LEED CS building
    in CI-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    43 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    Peru
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: precerticfiation
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    39 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    RE: I Have Lost All Patience with LEEDOnline
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    788 Beth Violette
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    RE: CI or NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    787 FRAGISKOS LEVANTIS
    LEED AP BD+C
    SUSTAIN O.E.
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Campus for a gated residential/commercial compound versus ND
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    556 Eric Anderson
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    Benchmarking document
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    13 Brian Ward
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    LEED for Homes Training in Europe
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    151 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    Spain
    new LEED Online forum
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new LEED Online forum
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    19 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new forum for LEED Online updates
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    138 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: The cost of Certification
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    128 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Apr 6, 2016
    Argentina
    FTE and LEED boundary - LEED CI (v4)
    in Calculating FTEs
    207 Anna de Anguera
    Architect
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    United States
    Tenant Lease Agreement Details
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    29 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    LEED ND Review options
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    4 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    Egypt
    RE: Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    57 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 24, 2016
    RE: should an aerobics area be multi-occupant for IEQc6.2?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    45 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Mar 23, 2016
    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Argentina
    Submitting for a CIR or LEED Interpretation
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    30 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    United States
    RE: MBTU = 1 million BTU, which is also MMBTU
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    71 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    RE: Recert vs. new Cert
    in Recertification
    64 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Mar 1, 2016
    Re-Appeal for a data center
    in Review Appeal
    38 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Feb 17, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LE and FE Motorbike Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    450 Tim Middleton
    Technical Manager
    VILANDCO
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Vietnam
    LEED v4 Outdoor Water Use Reduction Calculator
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 Clara Pistoni
    Sustainability Consultant LEED AP BD+C
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Italy
    Carpool trips for visitors?
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    17 poyu chen
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Steam Kettles for Process Water Use
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    6 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    United States
    Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring System for LEED CS building
    in CI-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    43 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    Peru
    Plus 1 possible ID point
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    151 Stephen Redding
    Vice President
    KCI
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    United States
    RE: " no view down into", how to interpret this?
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    20 April Wang
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    Definition of limited landscape opportunities
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    265 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Documentation DIBt AgBB - Wet applied product
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    184 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    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
    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
    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
    ID+C - EQ Credit Interior Lighting - Lighting Sales areas
    in Retail-CI-v4: Interior lighting
    2 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Mon, May 2, 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
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    Germany
    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
    Meeting the credit intent
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the project team
    4 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    187 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    LE and FE Motorbike Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    450 Tim Middleton
    Technical Manager
    VILANDCO
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    2016-05-06 13:41 Vietnam
    LEED v4 Outdoor Water Use Reduction Calculator
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 Clara Pistoni
    Sustainability Consultant LEED AP BD+C
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    2016-05-06 12:03 Italy
    Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    67 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    2016-05-06 08:39 India
    Chilled Beam System Energy Modeling- CS v2009
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,059 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    2016-05-06 05:14 China
    Steam Kettles for Process Water Use
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    6 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 16:48 United States
    Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring System for LEED CS building
    in CI-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    43 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 12:41 Peru
    Local code offers voluntary option for no parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    350 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 12:14 United States
    Plus 1 possible ID point
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    151 Stephen Redding
    Vice President
    KCI
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 11:58 United States
    Campus approach
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    252 Febin Mohamed
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 04:42 Kuwait
    Shuttle between building and secured site entrances
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    252 J Douglas Dietrich
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    2016-05-04 12:30 United States
    Air - Water Heat Pumps
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,059 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    2016-05-04 09:11 Italy
    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
    2016-05-04 05:39 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
    2016-05-04 04:41 Germany
    ETo Unit
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    434 GISELA FARHAT DE ARAUJO
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 14:50 Brazil
    MR 2.2 Form Change
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    87 amy kaspar
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 13:13 United States
    Carrier air to water chiller (non standard (ARI) testing)
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,059 David Lazaro
    WSS REAL ESTATE
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 12:58 Spain
    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
    2016-05-03 12:33 United States
    Laboratories - Appendix G Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,427 Adam Judge
    Mechanical Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 12:16 United States
    Automatic sliding doors in 90.1-2007 and LEED 3.0 Projects
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,059 Jakob Schleger
    DI
    Schöberl & Pöll GmbH
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 04:42 Austria
    School buses
    in Schools-NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 20:37 United States

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