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    RE: What requirements apply?
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    11 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Meter Declaration Requirements
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    7 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Analyst
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Theater Space
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    134 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: No Facility Alterations
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    31 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Core area added to boundary?
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    217 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Floor Diffusers
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    200 Mike Oliva
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Process Load for Manufacturing
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,492 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Packaged rooftop unit efficiency with/without fan
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    314 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Changing a Design Credit in Construction
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    611 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    wall mounted FCUs
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    825 Stella Stella
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: ENERGY STAR UPS - 160KW and 480V
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    266 John Burnett
    FAC-LEEDership
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    long term lease as NC innovation credit
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    37 Maggie Pipek
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    United States
    How do you restore habitat on a reclaimed land?
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    99 Dina Ammar
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    493 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    Controller Efficiency
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    365 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: What requirements apply?
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    11 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Meter Declaration Requirements
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    7 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Analyst
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Theater Space
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    134 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: No Facility Alterations
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    31 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Core area added to boundary?
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    217 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Floor Diffusers
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    200 Mike Oliva
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Process Load for Manufacturing
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,492 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Packaged rooftop unit efficiency with/without fan
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    314 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    wall mounted FCUs
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    825 Stella Stella
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: ENERGY STAR UPS - 160KW and 480V
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    266 John Burnett
    FAC-LEEDership
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    long term lease as NC innovation credit
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    37 Maggie Pipek
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    United States
    How do you restore habitat on a reclaimed land?
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    99 Dina Ammar
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    493 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    Controller Efficiency
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    365 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    RE: FSC certified shop
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    403 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    RE: "Mixed C&D"
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    348 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    RE: MR cr2 : Option2
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    13 Remigio Antonio Rancan
    civil and structural engineer LEED AP BD+C GBC HOME AP
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    Italy
    RE: Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    35 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Mexico
    Showers in group projects
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    242 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, CID
    Gensler
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: MPR 6 for Single Tenant Building
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Changing a Design Credit in Construction
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    611 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Good suggestions
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    13 Renee Azerbegi
    Ambient Energy
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Not what I would have expected
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Test
    2 Amy Boyce
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Sunset date for LEED 2009 and incentives for using LEED v4
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Taryn Holowka
    VP, Marketing & Communications, LEED AP
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Peak and Daily Average Transient
    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    11 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    LEED ND v3 Examination End Date
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    145 Michael McElroy
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    LEED EBOM
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    619 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    United Arab Emirates
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    9 Damien Boylan
    TMP
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    13 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Wed, Nov 5, 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, Nov 4, 2014
    RE: LEED Canada 2009 Letter Templates (LLT)
    in LEED Canada Forum
    42 Peak Longhorn
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    62 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
    RE: Do I qualify? Lots of details, hopefully helpful How and whom...
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    138 Brett Little
    Director
    Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
    Mon, Oct 27, 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
    RE: Susbtantial Completion definition
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Congratulations 2014 LEED Fellows - by Tristan Roberts
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Not what I would have expected
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Test
    2 Amy Boyce
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Core area added to boundary?
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    217 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Floor Diffusers
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    200 Mike Oliva
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    LEED ND v3 Examination End Date
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    145 Michael McElroy
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    wall mounted FCUs
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    825 Stella Stella
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    long term lease as NC innovation credit
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    37 Maggie Pipek
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    United States
    How do you restore habitat on a reclaimed land?
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    99 Dina Ammar
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    Controller Efficiency
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    365 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    Showers in group projects
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    242 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, CID
    Gensler
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Core area added to boundary?
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    217 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Epoxy floor. Testing laboratories
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    70 Irina Charkina
    EcoStandard Group
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Good suggestions
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    13 Renee Azerbegi
    Ambient Energy
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Rooftop smoking areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    48 Sara Neff
    Director, Sustainability Programs
    Kilroy Realty Corporation
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    United States
    Mixed Natural and Mechanical Ventilation for Dwelling Unit
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    133 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    No exposed soil - how to comply with ESC?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    221 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Mexico
    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
    The year of metering
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 Vindio Corro
    Master Degree Construction Engineering
    Anomalia
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    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
    Good suggestions
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    13 Renee Azerbegi
    Ambient Energy
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Definition of greenfield site
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    222 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Sweden
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Meter Declaration Requirements
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    7 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    2014-11-24 12:24 Mexico
    LEED ND v3 Examination End Date
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    145 Michael McElroy
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    2014-11-24 10:24 United States
    Process Load for Manufacturing
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,492 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    2014-11-24 04:33 Thailand
    long term lease as NC innovation credit
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    37 Maggie Pipek
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    2014-11-23 16:49 United States
    No Facility Alterations
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    31 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    2014-11-23 06:33 Greece
    Showers in group projects
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    242 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, CID
    Gensler
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 13:36 United States
    MPR 6 for Single Tenant Building
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    5 Jonathan Weiss
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 11:24 United States
    Asbestos Abatement
    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    6 Laura Steinbrink
    Principal
    HLMS Sustainability Solutions
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 11:23 United States
    Epoxy floor. Testing laboratories
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    70 Irina Charkina
    EcoStandard Group
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 10:03 Russian Federation
    Rooftop smoking areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    48 Sara Neff
    Director, Sustainability Programs
    Kilroy Realty Corporation
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 22:27 United States
    No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    67 Adam Prince
    ZeroEnergy Design
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 13:34 United States
    No exposed soil - how to comply with ESC?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    221 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 13:12 Mexico
    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
    2014-11-20 11:10 United States
    The year of metering
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 Vindio Corro
    Master Degree Construction Engineering
    Anomalia
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 10:40 Spain
    Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    35 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 10:39 Mexico
    Car Park Ventilation Fan Energy Savings
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,116 Chilufya Lombe
    Sustainability Consultant
    Solid Green Consulting
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 08:10 South Africa
    INNOVATIVE ENERGY SAVING
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    314 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 07:59 Bangladesh
    Definition of greenfield site
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    222 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 05:51 Sweden
    Gravel nonroof area
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    241 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 05:21 Greece
    Duct sealing methods
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    311 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 03:19 Thailand

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