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    RE: 90 % of the average annual rainfall
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    146 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Continuous Insulation and Appendix A
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,104 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    LEED Schools mandatory for daycare?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    560 Mauricio Ramirez
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Native Landscape with No Irrigation
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Nicole Ferrini
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: MPR6 - Option 1
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    31 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Construction within LEED boundary after completion of original
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    149 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Historical data with building ownership change
    in EBOM 2009 IOc3: Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts
    27 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Who does it ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    593 AHMET DEMIROGLU
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: DES and EAc5
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    183 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: WEp1 - LEED - International - Faucets again
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    547 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Debating which LEED AP test to take...
    in LEED AP Specialities: Should You Get One?
    27 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: EAc4 Equipment Life not represented accurately in ref. guide
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    90 Jesus Deras
    Energy Analyst
    The Wall Consulting Group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,011 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Minimum daylight illuminance levels
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    121 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: 90 % of the average annual rainfall
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    146 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Continuous Insulation and Appendix A
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,104 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Native Landscape with No Irrigation
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Nicole Ferrini
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: MPR6 - Option 1
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    31 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Construction within LEED boundary after completion of original
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    149 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Historical data with building ownership change
    in EBOM 2009 IOc3: Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts
    27 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Who does it ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    593 AHMET DEMIROGLU
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: DES and EAc5
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    183 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: WEp1 - LEED - International - Faucets again
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    547 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: EAc4 Equipment Life not represented accurately in ref. guide
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    90 Jesus Deras
    Energy Analyst
    The Wall Consulting Group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,011 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Minimum daylight illuminance levels
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    121 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Classification of a room as "densly occupied"
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    222 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    degrees from nadir
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    49 Todd Bundren
    Associate
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: 2 buildings - one certification
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    104 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: Potable water backup
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    318 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Floor Coatings and CA Health Dept Compliance
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    64 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: Lead Paint
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    87 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: Solar panels effect on heat island
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    237 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: Air Speed Calc. for Letter Template
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    172 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    LEED Schools mandatory for daycare?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    560 Mauricio Ramirez
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: hotel with cottages
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    470 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: LEED ND _Exam
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    6 Lakshmi Suryan
    Architect / LEED AP
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    RE: USGBC Credit Library Access
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    93 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Adding credits between preliminary review and final review...
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    503 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Low flow pre rinse spray valve in Europe
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    149 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    RE: Reasonale Proof that a measure is not Standard Practice
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    76 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    RE: Regarding LEED GA Exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    40 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Changing the Timeline
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    129 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Project Type and Rating Type for Block Project
    in LEED for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Application Guide
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Apr 5, 2014
    RE: LEED V4 Reference Guide
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    41 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    RE: IES vs other software
    in Has anyone done LEED energy modelling using Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) software
    5 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Apply to LEED Committees by April 10
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    179 Christopher Law
    Associate, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    RE: LEED-ND v2009 Sunset
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    39 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    LEED online login
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    15 Ali Kassid
    Sr. Architect
    Hill International
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    RE: CS expedited process
    in Core and Shell Precertification
    2 Catie Ryan
    Project Manager
    Terrapin Bright Green
    Mon, Mar 31, 2014
    Option 3 for Catholic and Public Joint Use School
    in LEED Canada Forum
    32 Kelly Searle
    LEED Green Associate, Sustainable Innovation Specialist
    Clark Builders
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    RE: Guestrooms Excluded?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    31 Nena Elise
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: We are working on a project
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    56 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sun, Mar 23, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Defining "Underground"
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    22 203 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Dec 15, 2011
    RE: Train Storage/Parking Deck – “Covered Parking”
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    22 203 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Jan 3, 2013
    RE: Fan Airflow and Power
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Andrew White
    Thu, Nov 18, 2010
    RE: Process Cost
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Omar Katanani
    Mon, Aug 30, 2010
    Exceptional Caclulation question
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Aug 26, 2010
    RE: Calculating building size to determine Baseline system type
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Oct 19, 2010
    RE: EAc1v2.2, Multiple Buildings/Campus: exclusion of small building
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Boyd Johnson
    Project Architect
    Wed, Jan 5, 2011
    Double Facade
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 21, 2011
    RE: Double Facade
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Feb 1, 2011
    RE: Calculating building size to determine Baseline system type
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Mar 15, 2011
    RE: Lighting Occupancy Sensors
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Mar 16, 2011
    RE: Definition of basement partition walls in Baseline Building
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 heinrich post
    dr.
    b+e
    Thu, May 19, 2011
    Energy Modeling for Design Submssion
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 ZEB Tech singapore
    ESD Consultancy
    ZEB-Technology Pte Ltd
    Thu, Nov 3, 2011
    In Reference to Carrier HAP program for energy modeling
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Suzanne Allerton
    Architect
    W2A Design Group
    Tue, Dec 6, 2011
    RE: Energy Modeling for Design Submssion
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Thu, Nov 3, 2011
    RE: Multiple Building Submission
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Dec 9, 2011
    RE: Outdoor air ventilation rates
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jan 24, 2012
    data center process energy
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Rick Blackshere
    Architect
    Pacific Design Group
    Tue, Feb 14, 2012
    RE: data center process energy
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Feb 14, 2012
    RE: Energy Model
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    22 288 Santiago Rodriguez
    Consultant
    REVITALIZA CONSULTORES
    Mon, Mar 12, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    LEED Schools mandatory for daycare?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    560 Mauricio Ramirez
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Native Landscape with No Irrigation
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Nicole Ferrini
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Temporary vs. Permanent Power
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    31 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Who does it ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    593 AHMET DEMIROGLU
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    degrees from nadir
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    49 Todd Bundren
    Associate
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Floor Coatings and CA Health Dept Compliance
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    64 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Temporary vs Permanent Power
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    104 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Storage area for Group Certification
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    54 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Showers mixed office/retail building
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    78 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    SRI equal to Light Reflectance Value (LRV) ?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    237 Alexander Benning
    Project Manager
    ES EnviroSustain GmbH
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    IPM - Hospitality Industry
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    69 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    SSC4 Transportation Rule 2202
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    263 Saum Nour
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    SSC4 LEED EB:OM 2009 Alternate Transportation
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    263 Saum Nour
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    17 Jonathan Ramsey
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    International Project- 2 yr, 24 hr design storm intensity
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    59 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    Radiant Temperature
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    168 John Lee
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    Fixture Usage for Travel Plaza/Rest Stop
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    94 Kristina Abrams
    AIA, LEED AP BD&C
    Ayers Saint Gross, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    2 different system in LEED Boundary
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    697 SW LEE
    Project Manager
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED Project boundary and adjacent road.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    172 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014

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