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    in Homes-v4: Material-efficient framing
    3 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Manufacturers' claims and laboratory requirements.
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    304 Ashley Hu
    Jr. Sustainable Building Advisor
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Bike Racks
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    654 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Industry-Wide EPD - error in description?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    103 Megan White
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    SSc5.1 - Please explain "whichever is greater"
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    8 Amoy McGhee
    Business Manager
    R McGhee & Associates
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    United States
    RE: Sherwin Williams Pro-Cryl Universal Primer
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    552 debra lombard
    sustainable design consulatnt & construction administrator
    Bywater Woodworks, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Energy STAR appliances - what counts
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    19 Ashwini Arun
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Campus Project
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    147 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
    BWBR
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: FSC % and New Wood %
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    114 Lou Niles
    Sustainability / LEED Specialist
    LPA, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    United States
    RE: Private Shuttles
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    37 Rita Haberman
    Brightworks
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Taxi service to function as private shuttles
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    298 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Obtaining the credit
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    58 Allison Smith
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    HKS Architects
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Maintenance Staff
    in Calculating FTEs
    216 David Posada
    Integrated Design & LEED Specialist
    SERA Architects
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: CO Sensors in Multi-Family Highrise
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    63 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Local Code Requirement
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,154 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: detailed framing plans and cut list examples
    in Homes-v4: Material-efficient framing
    3 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Manufacturers' claims and laboratory requirements.
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    304 Ashley Hu
    Jr. Sustainable Building Advisor
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Bike Racks
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    654 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Industry-Wide EPD - error in description?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    103 Megan White
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    SSc5.1 - Please explain "whichever is greater"
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    8 Amoy McGhee
    Business Manager
    R McGhee & Associates
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    United States
    RE: Sherwin Williams Pro-Cryl Universal Primer
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    552 debra lombard
    sustainable design consulatnt & construction administrator
    Bywater Woodworks, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Energy STAR appliances - what counts
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    19 Ashwini Arun
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Campus Project
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    147 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
    BWBR
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: FSC % and New Wood %
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    114 Lou Niles
    Sustainability / LEED Specialist
    LPA, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    United States
    RE: Private Shuttles
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    37 Rita Haberman
    Brightworks
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Taxi service to function as private shuttles
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    298 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Obtaining the credit
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    58 Allison Smith
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    HKS Architects
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: CO Sensors in Multi-Family Highrise
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    63 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Local Code Requirement
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,154 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: ASHRAE 62.1 Vs UK's Building Regs Part F
    in CS v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    9 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Which version of LEED forms to use.
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,082 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Residential Flush out Requirements
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    358 Rachel Manoguerra
    LEED AP
    3QC, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: roller shades/blinds
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - facility maintenance and renovation
    9 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: 20% Cut Sheet Upload
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    383 debra lombard
    sustainable design consulatnt & construction administrator
    Bywater Woodworks, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: CBECS Data for electric only building
    in CI-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    6 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Maintenance Staff
    in Calculating FTEs
    216 David Posada
    Integrated Design & LEED Specialist
    SERA Architects
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: 3 buildings that connected via link-bridge
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    586 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Thu, Mar 23, 2017
    Singapore
    LEED v4 NC vs Retail
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    827 Yamil Tamayo
    Senior Project Architect
    Perkins and Will
    Wed, Mar 22, 2017
    United States
    RE: Definition of fried
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    64 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP, WELL AP
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Tue, Mar 14, 2017
    United States
    RE: LEED Committment
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    877 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
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    Sat, Mar 4, 2017
    RE: PI form1
    in Project Information form
    46 Catie Ryan
    Project Manager
    Terrapin Bright Green
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    19 Erik Heck
    Tue, Feb 21, 2017
    RE: v4 SSc6 - Hardscape requires a minimum of 0.2 fc to be counted
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    94 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Feb 2, 2017
    RE: Qualified Energy Rater for v4
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    165 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Feb 1, 2017
    RE: Sunset date for v3 certification
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    141 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    RE: GBCI Increases LEED Fees! - 12/1/2016
    in LEED registration and certification fees
    9 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Thu, Jan 19, 2017
    RE: 2009 Initial Certification -> v4 Recertification?
    in Recertification
    70 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Thu, Jan 19, 2017
    LEED AP Homes v4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    19 Mugdha Mokashi
    Fri, Dec 23, 2016
    LDP for EBOM Recertification - Pros and Cons?
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    7 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Sustainability Coordinator
    City of Virginia Beach
    Fri, Dec 16, 2016
    United States
    LEED Dynamic Plaque- Anyone using it for EBOM recertification?
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    38 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Sustainability Coordinator
    City of Virginia Beach
    Tue, Dec 13, 2016
    United States
    Addition to Existing Leed EBOM Building
    in Project Boundary - New Building linked to an Existing Building
    17 Max Neu
    Mon, Dec 12, 2016
    United States
    RE: elevator question
    in Attaining credits through advanced elevator technology?
    9 Akif Ali
    Manager Quality Control
    KONE Elevators
    Tue, Dec 6, 2016
    RE: Campus Thermal Energy Plant Submission
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    78 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Mon, Nov 28, 2016
    Singapore
    precertification vs certification differences in regularly area
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    40 Catharina B
    LEED AP BD+C
    Thu, Nov 24, 2016
    RE: Lease Language
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    33 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Tue, Nov 22, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Industry-Wide EPD - error in description?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    103 Megan White
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    SSc5.1 - Please explain "whichever is greater"
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    8 Amoy McGhee
    Business Manager
    R McGhee & Associates
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    United States
    Prescriptive Method for IEQ 8.1
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    756 Kristian Kicinski
    Associate
    Bassetti Architects
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    RE: Sherwin Williams Pro-Cryl Universal Primer
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    552 debra lombard
    sustainable design consulatnt & construction administrator
    Bywater Woodworks, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Campus Project
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    147 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
    BWBR
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Residential Flush out Requirements
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    358 Rachel Manoguerra
    LEED AP
    3QC, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Combisteamer water use
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    70 Aneta Firląg
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Renewable Energy in CS project
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    3 Sara Johansson
    LEED® AP O+M
    Sweco Systems
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Sweden
    Exterior covered spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    25 Aneta Firląg
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Poland
    Water use in a campus project
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    792 Magda Aghababyan
    CEO
    Co-Energi (Pvt) Ltd.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    Sri Lanka
    RE: Discounted Permits as Preferred Parking?
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    44 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Mar 28, 2017
    Exterior lighting for group certification
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    647 Mohamed M. Abd Elhameed
    Managing Director
    WECONSERVE LLC
    Mon, Mar 27, 2017
    Saudi Arabia
    Customer Use of Restrooms
    in Retail-CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    7 John Doe
    Les services exp
    Mon, Mar 27, 2017
    Canada
    Stormwater Collected off-site & Reused inside the building
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    104 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Mon, Mar 27, 2017
    UL Product Lens - any USGBC issued acceptance/precedent?
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    10 Joanna Switzer
    Sustainability Project Manager
    Atkins North America
    Mon, Mar 27, 2017
    United States
    CFR and O&M Plan vs Systems Manual and OMM
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    9 Tom Poyner
    Mon, Mar 27, 2017
    LEED ID&C EAc1.3
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    459 Dave Cale
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017
    United States
    Entryway mats
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    94 Anna Korinkova
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017
    Czech Republic
    Applicability of LEED NC v4 Rating System
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    22 sriram tetali
    Manager -Sustainability Services
    M W Group
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017
    Scope
    in CI-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    3 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Industry-Wide EPD - error in description?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    103 Megan White
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 19:40 United States
    SSc5.1 - Please explain "whichever is greater"
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    8 Amoy McGhee
    Business Manager
    R McGhee & Associates
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 17:53 United States
    Prescriptive Method for IEQ 8.1
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    756 Kristian Kicinski
    Associate
    Bassetti Architects
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 17:23 United States
    Sherwin Williams Pro-Cryl Universal Primer
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    552 Celimar Fournier
    Project Engineer
    Turner Construction
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 16:20 United States
    FSC % and New Wood %
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    114 Lou Niles
    Sustainability / LEED Specialist
    LPA, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 14:56 United States
    Energy STAR appliances - what counts
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    19 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 14:10 United States
    Local Code Requirement
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,154 Yong Lee Low
    ESD Consultancy
    ZEB-Technology Pte Ltd
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 12:24 Vietnam
    TVOC certificate for a glass fiber tank
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    304 Lourdes Salinas
    THREE Consultoría Medioambiental
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 12:15 Mexico
    Taxi service to function as private shuttles
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    298 Dustin Schoen
    Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technologies GmbH
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 09:42 Germany
    Renewable Energy in CS project
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    3 Sara Johansson
    LEED® AP O+M
    Sweco Systems
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 09:36 Sweden
    CBECS Data for electric only building
    in CI-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    6 Travis Gray
    Mechanical Engineer
    Jacobs
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 07:10 United States
    Exterior covered spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    25 Aneta Firląg
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 06:16 Poland
    Water use in a campus project
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    792 Magda Aghababyan
    CEO
    Co-Energi (Pvt) Ltd.
    Wed, Mar 29, 2017
    2017-03-29 01:30 Sri Lanka
    1-Existing to Remain Parking Space, Reserved for ADA
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    44 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, Mar 28, 2017
    2017-03-28 16:32 United States
    MR Credit - 20% of WHAT number for the cutsheets
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    654 Denise Domino
    DivisionOne Construction, LLC
    Tue, Mar 28, 2017
    2017-03-28 15:55 United States
    Obtaining the credit
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    58 Paulo Patrício
    Eng.
    Tue, Mar 28, 2017
    2017-03-28 14:25 Brazil
    20% product sheets still required?
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    127 Maria Papiez
    Sustainability Lead
    EwingCole
    Tue, Mar 28, 2017
    2017-03-28 11:50 United States
    Exterior lighting for group certification
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    647 Mohamed M. Abd Elhameed
    Managing Director
    WECONSERVE LLC
    Mon, Mar 27, 2017
    2017-03-27 18:19 Saudi Arabia
    Customer Use of Restrooms
    in Retail-CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    7 John Doe
    Les services exp
    Mon, Mar 27, 2017
    2017-03-27 14:52 Canada
    UL Product Lens - any USGBC issued acceptance/precedent?
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    10 Joanna Switzer
    Sustainability Project Manager
    Atkins North America
    Mon, Mar 27, 2017
    2017-03-27 09:01 United States

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