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    Pilot credit feedback survey
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    9 Whitney Smith
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Outdoor Air monitoring devices
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    290 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: street trees requirement
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    122 Qiongwen Kong
    Intern Architect
    COOPER CARRY
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    MRc6 Waste Audit - Weight vs. Volume
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    100 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    United States
    RE: Tenant submetering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    52 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: CI or NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    787 FRAGISKOS LEVANTIS
    LEED AP BD+C
    SUSTAIN O.E.
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Turf-grass area
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    12 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Open Space: Fence
    in NC-v4: Open space
    8 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: EAc6 baseline and PP?
    in EBOM 2009 EAc6: Emissions Reduction Reporting
    41 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: EAc3 - Enhanced Commissioning, LEED v2009
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    307 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Non-direct Purchase Item
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    105 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Baseline Chilled water pumps - G3.1.3.10
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,425 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Fertilizer and Herbicide Use
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    6 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Compliance with Lighting mandatory provisions
    in Schools 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    68 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    Transfer Air for IEQp1 achievement
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    155 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    Portugal
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Pilot credit feedback survey
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    9 Whitney Smith
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Outdoor Air monitoring devices
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    290 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: street trees requirement
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    122 Qiongwen Kong
    Intern Architect
    COOPER CARRY
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    MRc6 Waste Audit - Weight vs. Volume
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    100 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    United States
    RE: Tenant submetering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    52 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Turf-grass area
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    12 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Open Space: Fence
    in NC-v4: Open space
    8 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: EAc6 baseline and PP?
    in EBOM 2009 EAc6: Emissions Reduction Reporting
    41 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: EAc3 - Enhanced Commissioning, LEED v2009
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    307 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Non-direct Purchase Item
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    105 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Baseline Chilled water pumps - G3.1.3.10
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,425 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Fertilizer and Herbicide Use
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    6 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Compliance with Lighting mandatory provisions
    in Schools 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    68 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    Transfer Air for IEQp1 achievement
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    155 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    Portugal
    RE: Waste Stream Audit
    in EBOM-v4: Ongoing purchasing and waste policy
    13 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, May 1, 2016
    RE: Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    16 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, May 1, 2016
    RE: How to draw the 11 degree line to calculate unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    41 P Hariharan
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    India
    RE: Existing Insulated Glass Units
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,047 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Two sets of double doors count as one entry?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    32 Steven Jones
    Vice President
    Quinn Evans Architects
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Meeting the credit intent
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the project team
    4 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: CI or NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    787 FRAGISKOS LEVANTIS
    LEED AP BD+C
    SUSTAIN O.E.
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Timeline to File an Appeal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    787 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sun, May 1, 2016
    RE: Campus for a gated residential/commercial compound versus ND
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    556 Eric Anderson
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    Benchmarking document
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    13 Brian Ward
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    LEED for Homes Training in Europe
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    151 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    Spain
    new LEED Online forum
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new LEED Online forum
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    19 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new forum for LEED Online updates
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    138 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: The cost of Certification
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    128 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Apr 6, 2016
    Argentina
    FTE and LEED boundary - LEED CI (v4)
    in Calculating FTEs
    207 Anna de Anguera
    Architect
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    United States
    Tenant Lease Agreement Details
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    29 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    Core and Shell Certification
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    38 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    LEED ND Review options
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    4 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    Egypt
    RE: Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    57 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 24, 2016
    RE: should an aerobics area be multi-occupant for IEQc6.2?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    45 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Mar 23, 2016
    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Argentina
    Submitting for a CIR or LEED Interpretation
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    30 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    United States
    RE: MBTU = 1 million BTU, which is also MMBTU
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    71 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    RE: Recert vs. new Cert
    in Recertification
    64 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Mar 1, 2016
    Re-Appeal for a data center
    in Review Appeal
    38 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Feb 17, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Pilot credit feedback survey
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    9 Whitney Smith
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    MRc6 Waste Audit - Weight vs. Volume
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    100 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    United States
    Transfer Air for IEQp1 achievement
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    155 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    Portugal
    Two sets of double doors count as one entry?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    32 Steven Jones
    Vice President
    Quinn Evans Architects
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Meeting the credit intent
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the project team
    4 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    187 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    Bamboo Flooring to be considered in certified wood calculations
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    481 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bangladesh
    Changes to Campus Boundary?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    232 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    United States
    RE: street trees requirement
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    122 Qiongwen Kong
    Intern Architect
    COOPER CARRY
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    7 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Portugal
    LPG vehicles
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    111 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Czech Republic
    substitution in v2009
    in CS v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Hannah Silver
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    Changes to Campus Boundary?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    232 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    420 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    Waste Stream Study: Address top 4 only, or any 4 out of the 5?
    in Retail-NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Faun Carlson
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    How to draw the 11 degree line to identify unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v4: Quality Views
    1 P Hariharan
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    LEED CI 2009 _ MR Cr1.1_Tenant Space- Long Term Commitment
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    40 Kusha Dogra Sehgal
    Aecom
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    Thailand
    RE: Non-direct Purchase Item
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    105 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    420 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    Change of Owner's Name
    in Required Signatories in LEED Online Forms
    72 John Zehren
    Zehren and Associates
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    MRc6 Waste Audit - Weight vs. Volume
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    100 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 14:30 United States
    Baseline Chilled water pumps - G3.1.3.10
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,425 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 11:00 Bulgaria
    Transfer Air for IEQp1 achievement
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    155 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 06:36 Portugal
    Fertilizer and Herbicide Use
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    6 David ESPAGNET
    Green Building and Sustainability Project Manager
    Bureau Veritas
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 05:55 France
    Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    16 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    2016-04-29 20:03 United States
    Existing Insulated Glass Units
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,047 Donald Green
    Operations Manager
    ai Design Group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    2016-04-29 13:06 United States
    MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    187 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    2016-04-29 11:25 United States
    Timeline to File an Appeal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    787 Jason Moody
    Engineer
    RNM Engineers
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    2016-04-29 09:55 United States
    Bamboo Flooring to be considered in certified wood calculations
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    481 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    2016-04-29 03:14 Bangladesh
    Dormitory as support building
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    2016-04-29 03:03 Bangladesh
    Changes to Campus Boundary?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    232 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    2016-04-28 16:39 United States
    Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    7 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    2016-04-28 11:09 Portugal
    Cooling plant modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,425 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    2016-04-28 07:01 Russian Federation
    LPG vehicles
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    111 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    2016-04-28 02:00 Czech Republic
    Standing human activity
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    431 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016
    2016-04-27 10:51 Spain
    substitution in v2009
    in CS v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Hannah Silver
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    2016-04-26 18:36 United States
    Tenant submetering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    52 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater: EDGE Auditor
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    2016-04-26 13:40 Mexico
    ASHRAE HVAC Apps Handbook Equation, Table 2, and Walls
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    420 Avery Colter
    Certified Energy Analyst
    Fard Engineers
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    2016-04-26 13:00 United States
    Waste Stream Study: Address top 4 only, or any 4 out of the 5?
    in Retail-NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Faun Carlson
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    2016-04-26 12:24 United States
    Waste Stream Audit
    in EBOM-v4: Ongoing purchasing and waste policy
    13 Trevor Anderson
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    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
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