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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Not enough space on MRc4 Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    157 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    480 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Building Components
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    344 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    Commercial Kitchens
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    802 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    555 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Commissioning of renewable energy systems
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    258 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Energy saving in the hot water system with low flow fixture
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    860 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Green Associate vs. AP exam materials
    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Keeping them up to date
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    China
    Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    195 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    South Africa
    RE: Selection of HVAC Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,439 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Stair nosing
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    321 Yuko Murata
    Architect, LEED AP BD+C
    Nikken Sekkei
    Thu, Oct 23, 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: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    135 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Multiple Points for One RPC
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    39 Suzanne Johnson
    Design Manager
    Hensel Phelps
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    United States
    How many people per control
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    29 Matthew Catterall
    Cotera+Reed Architects
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    Confusion over tile
    in Schools IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    29 Crista Shopis
    Senior Engineer, LEED AP
    Taitem Engineering
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    United States
    Recycled cork can contribute to achieve MRc6?
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    50 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    Portugal
    RE: Survey for Sixth Graders
    in Schools 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    13 Matthew Heaton
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    United States
    RE: 0% credit achievement rate?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    81 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    Path 7 - Site Characteristics Outside of Project Footprint.
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    95 Kendra Lane
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    United States
    62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    6 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Pilot credit # 45
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    16 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    France
    Limited LEED CI boundary
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    4 Kevin Wilcox
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    RE: Documentation if the building structure remains the same
    in CS 2009 MRc1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    22 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    118 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    United States
    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    458 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    United States
    RE: Golf Course Clubhouse Certification
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    100 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    RE: Process loads
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    8 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Public vs Staff Entries
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    2 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    RE: No Tenant Fit Out
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    100 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    RE: v4 EAp2 Energy savings by cost or units of energy?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    Pressure flow rates
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    12 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    Ice Makers on LEED 2009 for Retail NC
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Water use reduction
    1 Nic Millard
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    MPW Engineering
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Norway - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sweden - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Kingdom - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Argentina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bolivia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kuwait - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lebanon - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Number of bus stops and bus lines required
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    205 Sarah Lavalliere
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Canada
    Hi. Can some one from the
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    45 Neetika Parmar
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    61 Sarah Vella
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    RE: Medical Center MRI, CT Scan Rooms
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    636 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Task Lighting
    in EBOM-v4: Interior lighting
    1 Katie Raymond
    Sustainability Project Manager
    DTZ
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    FTEs and Total Daily Uses for Showers
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    214 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
    LEED AP BD+C
    SINERGI Integrated Building Sciences, LLC
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Mexico
    WEp1 and c1: Indoor Water Use Reduction
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    China
    Combined Density
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    RE: Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    RE: Drop off spaces only
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    238 Crissy Tsai
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Webcor Builders
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Short-term bicycle
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    6 Flavia Marques
    Ramboll
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Qatar
    25ft of entrace located near corner of building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    94 Mary Grace Wong
    Miss
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    Canada
    Commercial Kitchens
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    802 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    RE: What if only 2 of 3 stairwells meet daylighting requirement?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    32 Lee Altman
    NYC Department of Design and Construction
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    WEc3 denial
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    109 Therese Thompson
    Project Manager
    Cordogan, Clark & Associates
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    United States
    Should LPD Area match with Gross Project Square Footage?
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    86 Sunayana Jain
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    200 yards from entrance
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    87 Gianluca Padula
    architect
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    Italy
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Robert Himmler
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Austria
    ITE for elementary school with half day students
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    20 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    United States
    Weighted Calculation Spreadsheet verses LEED 2.2 spreadsheet
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    74 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Confusion over tile
    in Schools IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    29 Crista Shopis
    Senior Engineer, LEED AP
    Taitem Engineering
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    2014-10-10 14:55 United States
    Recycled cork can contribute to achieve MRc6?
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    50 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    2014-10-10 11:51 Portugal
    Multi-purpose unit for 4-pipe systems
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,439 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    2014-10-10 11:30 Italy
    Survey for Sixth Graders
    in Schools 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    13 Matthew Heaton
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    2014-10-10 10:45 United States
    Path 7 - Site Characteristics Outside of Project Footprint.
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    95 Kendra Lane
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    2014-10-10 09:13 United States
    0% credit achievement rate?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    81 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    2014-10-10 07:07 Ireland
    Solar Panels
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    265 Amanda Johnson
    Penicaud Green Building
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    2014-10-10 04:45 France
    Pilot credit # 45
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    16 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 21:55 France
    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    118 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 12:40 United States
    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    458 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 12:39 United States
    Golf Course Clubhouse Certification
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    100 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 12:18 United States
    Baseline envelope - Existing Buildings (Retrofit)
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,439 João Costa
    Engineer
    ETRIA
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 10:11 Brazil
    Lose Leed Certification?
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Tim Meadows
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 09:41 United States
    EB v2.0 questions
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    328 Jeannie Rueter
    Green Building Analyst
    Ausonio Incorporated
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    2014-10-08 19:10 United States
    Office Transient
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    105 Nate Steeber
    LEED Consultant & Designer
    Sol Developments
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    2014-10-08 17:02 United States
    No Tenant Fit Out
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    100 Kimberlyn Caoagas
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 20:09 United States
    Re-applying for a credit approved in Design submittal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 17:42 United States
    Ice Makers on LEED 2009 for Retail NC
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Water use reduction
    1 Nic Millard
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    MPW Engineering
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 17:02 United States
    Roof Area Clarification
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    96 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 15:18 United States
    Exterior lighting power
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,439 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 11:25 Spain

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