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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Compostable Trash Can Liners
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    147 Tracy Smith
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Elegible On-Site Energy Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    209 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Argentina
    RE: Appeal for denied credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    685 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Green Bike Station
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    256 Saurabh Shrestha
    HKS Inc.
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Rating System Path
    in ND-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: DA, vs. sDA, and LM-83
    in Designing for Daylighting
    19 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Natural ventilation - 5.1.1
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    905 CT G
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Task lights in college dorm
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,858 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Off-site area counted for two LEED projects
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    92 Jiri Dobias
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Parking for Electric Buggies (golf carts)
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    305 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Can FSC Product Certification replace invoices?
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    100 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
    LEED AP BD+C
    SINERGI Integrated Building Sciences, LLC
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Specialized transportation lighting
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    38 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    558 Ritch Voss
    Sr. Assoc - Sr. Architect
    Dahlin Group Architecture + Planning
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    532 Eric Anderson
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    2 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    RE: dry shampooer
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    50 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M
    YR&G
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    Exemplary Performance - Unobstructed View
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    408 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    United States
    RE: Through Connections
    in ND-v4: Connected circulation network
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    RE: Off-Street Parking Definition
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    RE: Needed Upload
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    186 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    Egypt
    Actual Occupancy: LEED Online Forum
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    7 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    France
    RE: Documentation for Plan
    in ND Plan-v4: Certified green building
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Sat, May 9, 2015
    RE: Garages and Service Bays
    in ND Plan-v4: Walkable streets
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Sat, May 9, 2015
    RE: Anti-Corrosive Paint
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    128 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, May 9, 2015
    RE: What requirements apply?
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    16 Louise Schlatter
    Architect
    SSOE Group
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    RE: Option 2 "reduction below industry average"
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    5 Jennifer Rinkus
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: ETS During Construction
    in NC-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    2 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    RE: What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    80 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    RE: MRp2-2 : High Pressure Sodium Lamps
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    9 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    RE: Credit Union
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    108 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    RE: automated blinds at option 2 - greater than 3,000 lux
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    27 Emir Pekdemir
    Energy Analyst
    Buro Happold
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    RE: Option 4 with underground parking
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    6 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    Solar Panel cover roof garden
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    75 Regina Ng
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    Malaysia
    RE: CI: ID+C Project: Innovation in Design Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    146 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    India - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Indonesia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Laos - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malaysia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Maldives - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nepal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Pakistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: "Landscape = 5% of the total site area" Rule
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    393 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    215 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Sat, Apr 11, 2015
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Sat, Apr 11, 2015
    United States
    partial credit?
    in CI-v4: Integrative process
    2 Dana Piper
    Architect
    Allbee Romein
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    United States
    RE: What if only 2 of 3 stairwells meet daylighting requirement?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    56 Christner Inc
    LEED BD+C
    Christner Inc.
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: SS Credit 7.1 - Calculating shade
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    45 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: Option 2 for a Partially Enclosed Building (LEED NCv2.2)
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    278 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    532 Eric Anderson
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    Greece
    C&S 2009 Retail tenant space
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    35 London Huenefeld
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: Area requirements
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    28 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    LEED point for products sharing the same EPD
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    17 Anne Lautier
    Ellio
    Tue, Apr 7, 2015
    Dilution Systems for Multi-use building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    29 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Green Bike Station
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    256 Saurabh Shrestha
    HKS Inc.
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Facilities off-site alllowed but cannot be double counted
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Third Party Data Source
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Erin Cubbison
    Regional Sustainable Design Leader
    Gensler
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Integrative process
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    6 Habitech Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    LEED Services in Europe - Founding Member of GBC Italia
    Habitech-Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    Fri, Apr 3, 2015
    Using EQc4.5 as an ID credit.
    in Schools IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Furniture and Furnishings
    15 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Bathtubs
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    271 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    New Bus Depot: LEED BD+C or C+S?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    2015-04-30 13:52 United States
    Correct Ds for EQp1
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    59 Judith O'Driscoll
    Sustainable Projects Coordinator
    Goldman Copeland
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    2015-04-30 11:35 United States
    RECs for Europe
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    98 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    2015-04-30 06:24 Greece
    Non occupied spaces
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    2015-04-30 03:11 France
    Equipment Baseline
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    26 Lucy Williams
    Principal
    Lucy C. Williams, Architect
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 16:06 United States
    Planned City Bus Stop and Shuttle?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    214 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 15:19 United States
    EV Ready acceptable?
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    98 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 13:21 United States
    Frit on Glazing for LEED-2009
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    408 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 09:04 United States
    Equation2: Monthly harvested rainwater volume. (v4)
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    12 deepak cherukumilli
    LEED Green Associate
    Dar al Handasah
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 01:22 India
    NO HVAC INSTALATION - C&S IEQ Credit 3.1
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    30 Gabriel Yurevich
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    2015-04-28 16:09 Argentina
    EAP2 case 1 for international projects
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    474 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    2015-04-28 14:46 France
    Are exceptions mandatory or optional?
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,166 John Krutko
    Sr Project Manager
    Osborn Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    2015-04-28 11:28 United States
    (mis)Understanding the LEED Review (and appeal) process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    685 Susannah Goddard
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    2015-04-28 10:04 United Kingdom
    Bathtubs
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    271 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    2015-04-28 08:41 Poland
    Acoustic Test in the Field
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    140 Holly Van Straten
    Modine Manufacturing
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    2015-04-27 20:34 United States
    Enter way/Filling out the Form
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Bridgett Weaver
    Architectural Designer
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    2015-04-27 12:54 United States
    If the ventilation of kitchens in hotel should be included in
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    905 Leanne Niu
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    2015-04-27 03:06 China
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 20:27 United States
    Sports Practice Facility FTEs vs Transients
    in Calculating FTEs
    191 David Browne
    Architect
    Corley Redfoot Architects, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 15:27 United States
    No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    2 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 12:37 Lebanon

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