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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    152 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Cleaning Chemicals
    in Hospitality-EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    1 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    India
    ASHRAE 90.1 Table 6.5.3.1.1A VS Table G3.1.2.9
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,272 Ameet AA
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    Singapore
    RE: Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    313 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: GBES Resources for WELL AP Exam
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    20 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: No more pressure washing with water only
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    135 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: Would LEASING a Battery Powered Floor Cleaner Meet Criteria?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    90 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: cleaning of vacant tenant spaces
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    74 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: ACP for India
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    15 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: Sustainable Minds Transparency Reports
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    12 Kerry Honsinger
    Reynolds Ash and Associates
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    United States
    Option 1: Calculated Water
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    20 Ileana Delgado
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    United States
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    United States
    v3 vs. v4 Fundamental Commissioning Scope
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    3 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: Campus approach
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    271 MARIA ESTHER LAMADRID
    LEED AP BD+C
    ECOSYNC SA de CV
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: Energy Simulation
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    123 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Preferred parking signage
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    114 cathy keagle
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    RE: Replace All Filtration Media
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    48 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Process Water Reduction
    in Schools 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    4 charles shinneman
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: Fuel-efficient vehicles - EURO 6?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    316 Vivien Fairlamb
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Staggered Vegetated Areas
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    107 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Integrity of information under Development Density Option
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    283 Eric Bautista
    Managing Consultant, LEED™ AP (BD+C Specialty)
    EB Project Management
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Water Use Reduction: Base Building with existing fixtures
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Scott Edwards
    Director
    GPDM for Sustainability
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    Indonesia
    RE: EBOM IEQp1-A1 Statement "Would need over 100% OA Intake"
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    365 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    RE: Hospital beds
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    39 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    RE: Exterior lighting classification -
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    106 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    WE Credit 4 requirement question
    in Healthcare-v4: Water metering
    1 Naten Maniktala
    M.E. GROUP
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    United States
    RE: DCV
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    7 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    sDA software
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    45 Praveen Raj
    Sustainability Engineer
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    RE: LEED recertification process
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    7 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Sat, Jun 11, 2016
    Spain
    RE: Defintion of the term "Legal Wood"
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    10 James Reinertsen
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting LLC
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    Water Usage for parks and open spaces
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    218 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    United States
    Trouble finding comparable projects for recycling rates
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    56 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    United States
    RE: v4 Demand Response - typical peak load reduction "systems".
    in NC-v4: Demand response
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    RE: Percent of Occupants
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    26 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    RE: Major Change to Who Can Be a CxA!
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    308 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Maldives - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nepal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Pakistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    South and Southeast Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Suriname - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uruguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Venezuela - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Paraguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Argentina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bolivia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Denmark - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Estonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Finland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iceland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ireland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Project Mexico
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    55 Eric Bautista
    Managing Consultant, LEED™ AP (BD+C Specialty)
    EB Project Management
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    VENTILATION WAREHOUSES
    in Warehouses-EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 Helena Garcia
    Bioconstruction
    Green Building Management
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    Spain
    Outdoor air monitoring
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    31 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Sat, Jun 4, 2016
    India
    Default Occupancy for a Health Club
    in Calculating FTEs
    208 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    Argentina
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    458 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Thu, Jun 2, 2016
    United States
    RE: ampus vs project specific credits
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    562 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Thu, Jun 2, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    116 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Thu, Jun 2, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    90 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Water Use Reduction: Base Building with existing fixtures
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Scott Edwards
    Director
    GPDM for Sustainability
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    Indonesia
    RE: Percent of Occupants
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    26 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    Daily Use of sink in Dorm Lobby
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    746 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    Has Homes v2008 Midrise already been phased out?
    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    5 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    79 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Occupancy Counts differ from workstation count significantly
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    54 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    Recycling estimates from similar projects
    in CS v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    LEED Rating System for tenant in existing building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Jennifer Isaac
    Electrical Engineer
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    United States
    Vertically attached - clarifications
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    206 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    RE: Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    United States
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    commissioning tests
    in Healthcare-v2009: Fundamental commissioning of building energy systems
    1 SAUL HERNANDEZ
    SUPERVISOR LEED
    EXPERIENCIA INMOBILIARIA TOTAL
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 14:47 Mexico
    Regularily Occupied or not?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    441 Alex Barrera
    Assoc. AIA, LEED GA
    Giuliani Associates Archtiects
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 13:32 United States
    Refrigerant Atmospheric Impact
    in EBOM-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    2 Meier Corporate Account
    Meijer
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 09:28 United States
    voc for Damp proofing paints under ground
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    524 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 06:30 Egypt
    Base Case vs Project Case
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,087 Dana Guzman
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 18:19 Mexico
    Additional Points for Water Reuse
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    8 Soo Choi
    RSA Engineering, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 18:05 United States
    O+M: Retail or ID+C: CI
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Yulia Chen
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 16:50 United States
    Enhanced Cx -CxA in an Integrated Project Delivery IFOA format?
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    52 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 14:29 United States
    Process Water Reduction
    in Schools 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    4 charles shinneman
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 12:54 United States
    Campus PV dedicated - not connected - to building requires Cx?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    329 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 10:00 United States
    Replace All Filtration Media
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    48 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 02:36 Japan
    Water Use Reduction: Base Building with existing fixtures
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Scott Edwards
    Director
    GPDM for Sustainability
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    2016-06-13 21:04 Indonesia
    EBOM 2009 IEQ3.2 Alternative Compliance Path
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    74 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    2016-06-13 15:27 United States
    No floor
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 April Ambrose
    Territory Manager
    Viridian
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    2016-06-13 14:46 United States
    Exterior lighting classification -
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    106 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    2016-06-13 14:11 Portugal
    WE Credit 4 requirement question
    in Healthcare-v4: Water metering
    1 Naten Maniktala
    M.E. GROUP
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    2016-06-13 11:23 United States
    % of Glazing & Floor Area Base Case vs Project
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,087 Dana Guzman
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 23:36 Mexico
    Water Usage for parks and open spaces
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    218 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 14:11 United States
    Trouble finding comparable projects for recycling rates
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    56 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 14:04 United States
    Getting Started
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    56 Mike Workman
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    2016-06-10 13:07 United States

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