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    RE: How to prove compliance with Mechanical Ventilation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,569 Praveen Raj
    Energy Analyst
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    India
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    16 Jeffrey Ornstein
    Associate Project Manager for Architecture, LEED AP BD+C, CDT
    New York City Housing Authority
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    RE: Hot-Rolled Structural Steel - MRc4 Products
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    501 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    RE: Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    206 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    883 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    IEQp1 using indoor packaged DX units
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Edgar Arevalo
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Auto Service/Repair
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    225 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Can't create an ID point for this credit
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    54 Alfonzo Collins
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Minimum Ventialtion Rates: Locker Rooms
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    826 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    116 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Bangladesh
    RE: Lighting boundary SSc6 in new
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    14 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Wood floor coating VOC limit
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    463 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: EAP2 Form "Check Compliance" problem
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    49 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Existing Building Flooring Reuse
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    325 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Greece
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: SSc10 Option 2
    in Schools SSc10: Joint Use of Facilities
    37 Cassandra Kliewer
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection/Wetland Protection
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    3 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    United States
    How to calculate the impact of a heat pump, only used for heatin
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    106 Juliane Muench
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: Exemplary Performance ID point for 40% reduction.
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Daniel Hersh
    Architect
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    United States
    RE: Pilot Credit 88: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Alternative HVAC duct sealant
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    115 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    The year of metering
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 Vindio Corro
    Master Degree Construction Engineering
    Anomalia
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    Designated Drop-off spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    44 Matthew Heaton
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    United States
    Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    2 Kate Bubriski
    Architect
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    United States
    ACP and Regional Priority
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    40 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
    PageSoutherlandPage
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    United States
    RE: EV Charging Stations
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    141 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014
    RE: Daylight Measurement Levels
    in EBOM-v4: Daylight and quality views
    4 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014
    RE: Can the water content in paint be considered regional?
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    264 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Nov 16, 2014
    RE: Non english version
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Sun, Nov 16, 2014
    COMMISSIONING
    in CI-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    66 Yaser Al Sharif
    Sun, Nov 16, 2014
    RE: Incineration
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    63 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Sat, Nov 15, 2014
    RE: Furniture components assembled on-site
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    94 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Nov 15, 2014
    RE: Zinc Spray
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    87 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    RE: Dricon: Fire-Retardant Treatment
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    182 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    RE: 50% of the "building's" electricity -- for Retail??
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Green power
    6 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Haiti - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Honduras - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jamaica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mexico - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Hungary - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Moldova - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Poland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Romania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Slovakia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ukraine - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Antigua and Barbuda - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahamas - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kazakhstan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kyrgyzstan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Russian Federation - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tajikistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkmenistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uzbekistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    East Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Japan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Project Boundary
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    1 Sharon Dearstyne
    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
    United States
    We are providing shared use
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    39 Anne Agan
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
    Counters
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    295 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Sun, Oct 26, 2014
    Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    ASHRAE 90.1 Chilled Beams Compliance
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    151 Federico Taboada
    Architect
    ECOSTUDIOXV
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    Redoing MRT measurements after preliminary review
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    26 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Japan
    Core Learning Space implies use School LEED requirements?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    623 MKK LEED
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Colombia
    Pursuing LEED NC streamline path
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    39 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    IEQc2 Form Linked Content Source Inquiry
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    10 Sam Stoltze
    Sustainability Consultant
    Chapman Construction / Design
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    United States
    adjustable Dual Flush valve
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    112 Mohammed Faisal Kalaigar
    LEED AP(BD+C)
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: Great concept, poor execution
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    36 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: FTE calculation
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    202 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    shaded area
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    15 YP Pierce
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Can FEV/LEV Spaces In Existing Parking Areas Count?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    358 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: EV Charging Stations
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    141 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    NCv4 IEQc9 Acoustics - Hospitality
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Brazil
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    loading bay inside building footprint
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    176 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    2014-11-13 01:04 Vietnam
    LEED EBOM
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    623 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    2014-11-13 00:10 United Arab Emirates
    Daylight savings time
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    135 James Geers
    Architect, LEED AP, Director of Sustainable Design
    SFA Architects Inc.
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    2014-11-12 16:50 United States
    Accused synergies between views documentation & other EQ points
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    59 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    2014-11-12 16:47 United States
    LEED GAs and APs exams
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 KONSTANTINOS VAVALETSKOS
    J/V IMPR. SPA TERNA SA
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    2014-11-12 06:30 Greece
    LEED EA C4 Calculator
    in NC v2.2 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    23 Achyut Kulkarni
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    2014-11-12 02:44 India
    Tenant work and submittal of credits
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    133 Juliane Muench
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    2014-11-12 02:03 Denmark
    Baseline for retail
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,569 Juliane Muench
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    2014-11-11 15:44 Denmark
    ANSI/BIFMA Testing Date vs Manufacture Date
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    139 Nicole Newman
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    2014-11-11 10:27 United States
    Formaldehyde resins in mineral wool insulation and firesafing
    in Healthcare-v2009: Low-emitting materials
    55 Larry Jones
    Associate
    Atelier Ten
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    2014-11-11 09:41 United States
    MIXED MODE Ventilation
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Sathish Kumar
    Green projects
    Conserve Consultants Pvt. ltd.
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    2014-11-11 01:08 India
    Comms/ data room cooling - Process Energy for LEED
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,127 Victoria Watson
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 17:19 United States
    FSC certified shop
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    403 Marc Perry
    Marc Perry Architect
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 16:09 United States
    All purpose putty
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    86 James Emery
    Partner
    Iredale Group Architecture
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 14:36 Canada
    EBOM v4 prereqs a barrier?
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 13:27 United States
    LEED v4 delay with ACC implications..??
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Jeff Frost
    Sustainable Project Manager
    Smithgroup|JJR
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 11:47 United States
    International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 11:46 United States
    Pleased to hear of the extension.
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Anne Porter
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 11:10 United States
    Glazing (windows) area - VOC
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    71 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 10:00 France
    ventilation flow rate
    in CI 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    11 ilkyaz ceren güçlü
    civil engineer
    SPC Solutions
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 07:52 Turkey

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