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    in Green Roofs
    22 Stephen Roach
    Thu, May 21, 2015
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    in ND-v2009: Wetland and water body conservation
    8 Eliot Allen
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    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 21, 2015
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    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    113 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    RE: Commingled Collection
    in Schools 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    14 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    RE: FSC MIX
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    442 Judy Landwehr
    Manager, Sustainability and Technical Marketing
    Masonite Architectural
    Thu, May 21, 2015
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    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    896 CT G
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    RE: Options in IPMVP Volume III
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    144 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    CDPH v1.1-2010 Section 3.8.6.1
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    103 Craig Graber
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    United States
    Can we administer survey on multiple days?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    281 Helen Samuel
    Staff
    Ernst & Young
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    RE: Help w/ wrangling RECs.
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    70 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Natural Stone : Floor Score compliance required or not for ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    350 Ammar Yahia
    Architect & Sustainablity Consultant
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    RE: Lease Agreement an option to comply with the credit requirements
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    58 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, May 21, 2015
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    in Retail–CI-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    9 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Thu, May 21, 2015
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: EBOM Green Cleaning as ID credit
    in NC v2.2 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    132 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    RE: Outpatient Water use
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    15 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    RE: Have any projects earned this pilot credit 76 yet?
    in NC-2009: Material ingredient reporting
    2 Maggie Pipek
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: Microfiber cleaning
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    6 Anne White
    Program Coordinator
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    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    RE: Proprietary Ingredients
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    72 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jan 2, 2015
    RE: Residential Tower Lobby level "sitting area" - lighting controls
    in NC v2.2 EQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    61 Kuntal Thakkar
    ECSG
    Fri, Jan 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: FSC Controlled Wood
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    99 Megan Bove
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    RE: Off-Site Option for Greenfield?
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    103 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wed, Dec 24, 2014
    RE: Fire during construction
    in CS 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    60 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 23, 2014
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    Brazil
    Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 neeraj arora
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    India
    RE: Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    61 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    water use per instrument tray requirements table
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    1 Michael Burton
    SR Manager, Project Planning Design
    STERIS
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Equivalence of local standards for commissioning tests
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    48 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Strip out plan
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    71 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: SSc2 Activity log 20% of the time
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    76 Mary Rose Anlacan
    Energy Engineer, LEED AP, Estidama PQP
    Middle East Center for Sustainable Development
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Is there any Credit Language for this
    in Schools-2009: Social equity within the project team
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    RE: Groundwater to achieve this credit
    in CS 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    22 MKK LEED
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    RE: Residential building above
    in Retail-CI-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    3 Francisco Sanchez Arroyo
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    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
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    RE: webcast recording
    in Video: Behind the Scenes on LEED 2012: New Developments in Credit Documentation, Reference Guides, and More
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Thu, Sep 6, 2012
    RE: Change of project
    in Registration
    7 Tristan Roberts
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    Wed, Sep 5, 2012
    RE: ID Credit for Dual Certification
    in Green Globes Q&A
    9 Tristan Roberts
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    Tue, Sep 4, 2012
    RE: Not much of anything
    in USGBC LEED EBOM policy model 2009
    5 Paulina Marinkovic
    Sustainability Manager LEED AP O&M
    Samba Energy
    Fri, Aug 31, 2012
    RE: Does this mean state owned
    in Georgia Bans LEED Over Certified Wood Credits
    2 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Aug 24, 2012
    RE: Activity Date in CMP
    in GBCI now reviewing CMP hours within 48 hours of entry
    11 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wed, Aug 22, 2012
    RE: Thanks Andrew!
    in LEED Online and how to make it run FAST on Google Chrome
    4 Maura Adams
    Environmental Stewardship Manager
    Wed, Aug 15, 2012
    RE: LEED Certified or Certifiable?
    in LEED Certified or Certifiable? Architects Make the Case for Earning the Plaque
    9 Sandeep Goswami
    COO
    Fountain Head II
    Sat, Aug 11, 2012
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    1 Michael Zagorski
    Thu, Aug 2, 2012
    RE: post-event Q&A
    in Video: Top-20 LEED-EBOM Documentation Mistakes—And How to Avoid Them
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 27, 2012
    RE: suggestions
    in Breech of Protocol by GBCI and Project Administrator Changes
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 27, 2012
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    Thu, Jul 26, 2012
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    in The New Anti-LEED?
    2 J Michael Pearson
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    in Change LPE
    4 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Tue, Jul 24, 2012
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    in Tristan's thumbs up rating?
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Mon, Jul 23, 2012
    Green Globes Guiding Principles Certification
    in Government Hears Overwhelming Support for LEED
    1 John Chyz
    Commissioning Authority
    The Cross Creek Initiative, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 13, 2012
    RE: LEED EBOM: India
    in assistance for overseas projects
    6 sanjay vashishtha
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    Thu, Jul 12, 2012
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    in LEED for EB- O&M for Homes
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 2, 2012
    LEED “Certifiable” Specifications: 4 Approaches - by Tristan Roberts
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    in CI 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    11 ilkyaz ceren güçlü
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    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
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    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
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    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
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    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
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    Fri, Nov 7, 2014
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    11 Amanda Johnson
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Adamantia Zisopoulou
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    221 Christopher Shaw
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    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    59 Michael Smithing
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    RE: Coffee Room Fixture Flow Rate?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    665 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    304 Jatuwat Varodompun
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    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
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    in Retail–NC-v2009: Alternative transportation
    8 Megan Bove
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    United States
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    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    59 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
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    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
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    CMU as regional materials
    in Homes-v2008: Environmentally preferable products
    3 Benjie Herrera
    LEED AP BD+C ,Homes,IDC,OM
    Sat, Nov 1, 2014
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    Flush Out Requirements
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    66 Lindsey Walaski
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    RE: Pilot credit as well as exemplary performance
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    58 Chinthaka Jagodaarachchi
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Andrew Carman
    Sustainability Consultant
    Sebesta
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Using VAV box CFMs as measurement of outside airfow
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    25 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Minimum indoor AQ calculator
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    4 OSCAR DE LA RED
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    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    6 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
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    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Jeff Smitley
    Managing Principal
    Bold Rock Development Group
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 20:44 United States
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    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    106 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
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    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 18:45 Spain
    Local Food Production
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    28 OSLEIDE WALKER
    Associate
    IBI Group
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 17:53 United States
    Guidance on calculations with multiple inputs
    in Schools 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    28 Esther Kohout
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    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
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    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    527 Art Kamm
    Kamm Consulting, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 14:52 United States
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    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    548 Brian Harris
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    TcaArchitecture Planning
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 12:41 United States
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    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    933 Rathnashree Bharadwaj
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 07:46 India
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    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
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    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Muneeb Haider
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    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    355 Jonathan Caisido
    Green Technologies
    Mon, Feb 16, 2015
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    Sat, Feb 14, 2015
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    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    8 Timothy Murray
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    WHR Architects
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
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    70 Carl Stone
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    186 Sara Curlee
    BWBR
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
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    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    249 Marcio Alberto Casado Pereira
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    2015-02-12 14:07 Brazil
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    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
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    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    665 Denise Dauplaise
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