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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    RE: Naturally ventilated corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    882 Stella Stella
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: Air Curtain in conditioned space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,724 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: What is the acceptable testing standard for runoff coefficient.
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    223 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    73 cathy keagle
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    United States
    RE: Items that are used for either MRc4 or MRc3
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    531 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    District Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    116 Mark Daub
    Drees&Sommer
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    Germany
    OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    185 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    Qatar
    RE: Bicycle & Changing rooms in basement , 200 yards
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    94 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: Occupancy Proof
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    654 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    Qatar
    RE: CORE area and SHELL area
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 Yodi Danusastro
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    Indonesia
    MR1.1 achivable with masonry walls and concrete slabs?
    in Homes-v2008: Material-efficient framing
    1 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    Argentina
    RE: Dish detergent
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    140 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Views for airport
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    399 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Naturally ventilated corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    882 Stella Stella
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: Air Curtain in conditioned space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,724 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: What is the acceptable testing standard for runoff coefficient.
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    223 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    73 cathy keagle
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    United States
    RE: Items that are used for either MRc4 or MRc3
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    531 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    District Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    116 Mark Daub
    Drees&Sommer
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    Germany
    RE: Bicycle & Changing rooms in basement , 200 yards
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    94 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: Occupancy Proof
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    654 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    Qatar
    RE: CORE area and SHELL area
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 Yodi Danusastro
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    Indonesia
    MR1.1 achivable with masonry walls and concrete slabs?
    in Homes-v2008: Material-efficient framing
    1 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    Argentina
    RE: Dish detergent
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    140 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Views for airport
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    399 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Criteria for Space usage type
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    213 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Areas passing at one time but not another
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    657 Lisa Fabula
    Sustainable Project Manager
    KEMA Services
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Bird Collision Deterrence: Summary of Material Threat Factors
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    40 Alysa Hoffmeister
    VP & GM of No America
    Dip-Tech
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Healthcare MRc4.1: rated hours for lamps or ballasts?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury in lamps
    14 Megan Shelby
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    57 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    185 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    Qatar
    RE: C&S Individual Project within a Campus Registration
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    513 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    658 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    32 Daniela Grotenfelt
    Miss
    Larkas& Laine Architects Ltd
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Spain
    Existing Building Demolition
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Andrew McLaughlin
    Junior Architect
    KD2 Architects
    Sun, Mar 22, 2015
    RE: Forms Update
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    24 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    RE: Energy And Water Data Release Form
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
    principal
    Joslin Consulting
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    RE: appeal on MRc7
    in Review Appeal
    34 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    RE: Categorizing a LEED project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    658 Adi Negara, LEED AP BD+C
    Green Building Facilitator
    PT. Indonesia Environment Consultant
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    Indonesia
    Sharing my BD+C exam tips!
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Exam
    7 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    RE: DES heating and cooling plant using a unique heat pump
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    61 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    31 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED V4 Canada, paint Questions
    in LEED Canada Forum
    44 David Rekker
    Project Principal
    MMM Group Ltd.
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    11 Raymond Salfiti
    Managing Director
    G
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Marija Golubovic
    LEED AP BD+C, Green rater,HERS rater,USGBC faculty
    Energo Energy Efficiency Engineering doo
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED Ergonomic Credit
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    32 Katie Cervenec
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    73 cathy keagle
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    United States
    PIf2- Project Summary Details
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    192 Karly Michalowski
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    District Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    116 Mark Daub
    Drees&Sommer
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    Germany
    Existing Building Demolition
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Andrew McLaughlin
    Junior Architect
    KD2 Architects
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    185 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    Qatar
    biochar
    in EBOM 2009 IOc1: Innovation in Operations
    43 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    MR1.1 achivable with masonry walls and concrete slabs?
    in Homes-v2008: Material-efficient framing
    1 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    Argentina
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    658 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    32 Daniela Grotenfelt
    Miss
    Larkas& Laine Architects Ltd
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Bird Collision Deterrence: Summary of Material Threat Factors
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    40 Alysa Hoffmeister
    VP & GM of No America
    Dip-Tech
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    United States
    Using LEEDv4 Fundamental and Enhanced ECx to achieve ID LEED2009
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    546 Candice Rogers
    Paladin, Inc
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    United States
    LEFEV Parking spots in shared garage w/ no dedicated spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    367 ELIZABETH REITER
    Architect 1
    WORKSBUREAU
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    Zero lot line projects
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    20 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Point Structure For MRc5
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    289 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    ASHRAE 90.1-2007: 6.4.3.4.2 building height exemption
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    469 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    South Africa
    LEED "Owner" (vs. Leasing)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    1 Serena Wray
    Architect and LEED Project Administrator
    Larson Design Group
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Spain
    PIf2- Project Summary Details
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    192 Karly Michalowski
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    LEFEV Parking spots in shared garage w/ no dedicated spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    367 ELIZABETH REITER
    Architect 1
    WORKSBUREAU
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    LEED Ergonomic Credit
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    32 Katie Cervenec
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 14:41 United States
    What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    73 cathy keagle
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 13:56 United States
    Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Joel Cesare
    Sustainable Building Advisor
    City of Santa Monica
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 13:26 United States
    Daylight dimming with manual electric curtain
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,724 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 12:59 Thailand
    Air Curtain in conditioned space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,724 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 12:54 Thailand
    PIf2- Project Summary Details
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    192 Karly Michalowski
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 11:41 United States
    District Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    116 Mark Daub
    Drees&Sommer
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 11:23 Germany
    Existing Building Demolition
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Andrew McLaughlin
    Junior Architect
    KD2 Architects
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 11:09 United States
    OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    185 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 07:02 Qatar
    biochar
    in EBOM 2009 IOc1: Innovation in Operations
    43 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    2015-03-29 12:50 United States
    MR1.1 achivable with masonry walls and concrete slabs?
    in Homes-v2008: Material-efficient framing
    1 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    2015-03-28 22:13 Argentina
    C&S Individual Project within a Campus Registration
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    513 Nate Steeber
    Project Manager, Sustainability
    Sol design + consulting
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    2015-03-27 15:35 United States
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    658 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    2015-03-27 14:01 United States
    Bird Collision Deterrence: Summary of Material Threat Factors
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    40 Alysa Hoffmeister
    VP & GM of No America
    Dip-Tech
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 20:26 United States
    Areas passing at one time but not another
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    657 Lisa Fabula
    Sustainable Project Manager
    KEMA Services
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 19:01 United States
    Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 15:45 United States
    Using LEEDv4 Fundamental and Enhanced ECx to achieve ID LEED2009
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    546 Candice Rogers
    Paladin, Inc
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 14:55 United States
    LEFEV Parking spots in shared garage w/ no dedicated spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    367 ELIZABETH REITER
    Architect 1
    WORKSBUREAU
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 12:58 Saudi Arabia
    Zero lot line projects
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    20 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 12:47 Mexico
    Minimum Ventilation rates for Production area
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    882 sriram tetali
    Manager -Suatainability Services
    M W Group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 06:01 India

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