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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
  • LEED-CI: Commercial Interiors v2009,
  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Still time to upgrade from LEED v2.2 to LEED NC 2009?
    in Upgrade to LEED 2009? How to Choose for Your Project
    21 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Sat, Apr 30, 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
    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: Timeline to File an Appeal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    786 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    15 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    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
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    628 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    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
    RE: Energy Process
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Ecotect Daylight Autonomy and Insolation levels Analysis
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    44 Isabel Santos
    S+A Green Lab
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Portugal
    RE: Dormitory as support building
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Alan Scott
    Director
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    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
    RE: Decomposed Granite
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    24 Alejandro Tangassi
    Mr.
    TAAGBUILD
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    15 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    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
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    628 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    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
    RE: Energy Process
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Ecotect Daylight Autonomy and Insolation levels Analysis
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    44 Isabel Santos
    S+A Green Lab
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Portugal
    RE: Dormitory as support building
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Alan Scott
    Director
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    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
    RE: Decomposed Granite
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    24 Alejandro Tangassi
    Mr.
    TAAGBUILD
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    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: State of Illinois Smoking Law
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,030 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Project Site on a University Campus
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    121 Michael Munn
    Assistant Project Manager
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    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
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    420 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    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
    RE: Path 2 Flushout
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    322 Dale Walsh
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016
    RE: commissioning of outbildings
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    320 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    RE: Timeline to File an Appeal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    786 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    RE: LEED NC: MR or LEED EBOM
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    784 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Sat, Apr 23, 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
    Using EQc4.5 as an ID credit.
    in Schools IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Furniture and Furnishings
    15 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Feb 9, 2012
    RE: Window-Wall ratio and zone
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    231 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Feb 9, 2012
    RE: Window-Wall ratio and zone
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    231 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Feb 9, 2012
    RE: Timeline to File an Appeal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    786 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Thu, Feb 9, 2012
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    628 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    RE: Cost Savings from an Owner PPA
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,262 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    RE: Preferred parking FE vehicles and VIP parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    448 Kim Lombard
    Architect
    AECOM
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    RE: Hotel as Commercial or Residential?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    294 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    RE: Maintenance Light on roof area
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    110 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    RE: Feedback on the LEED 2009 ACPs for Projects Outside the U.S.
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    169 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    RE: State of Illinois Smoking Law
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,030 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    RE: The cost of Certification
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    128 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    Argentina
    RE: Table 1.4 - Heating capacity in district heating scenario
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    53 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    Galvanize Repair
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    521 Sean Kirk
    Construction Specialist
    Amec Foster Wheeler
    Tue, Feb 7, 2012
    United States
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    628 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Tue, Feb 7, 2012
    RE: MPR2 - LEED-CI Hotel Portion and Shared Mechanical Systems
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    455 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 7, 2012
    RE: Can't select "other" in space usage type drop down
    in Filling out Space Usage Type
    19 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, Feb 7, 2012
    RE: credit for renewables on site?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    189 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Feb 7, 2012
    Vietnam
    RE: LEED NC: MR or LEED EBOM
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    784 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Tue, Feb 7, 2012
    RE: Natural or mechanical ventilation for Split Units
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    64 Michael Brown
    Sustainability Discipline Director
    Jordan Skala Engineers, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 7, 2012
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Performance Metric for Powered Equipment
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    133 Lucy Williams
    Principal
    Lucy C. Williams, Architect
    Tue, Apr 7, 2015
    2015-04-07 09:23 Belgium
    Energy Star minimum area = 5,000sf
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    505 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    2015-04-06 21:32 United States
    Requirements for recycle concrete
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    595 Dw Barnes
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    2015-04-06 14:44 Canada
    Cost of LEED for Version 4
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    82 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    2015-04-06 10:18 United States
    Furniture Cost
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    106 Morteza Kasmaei
    Principal
    Climatic Design Inc.
    Fri, Apr 3, 2015
    2015-04-03 16:39 United States
    Enhanced IAQ Strategies - Hazardous Gases/Chemicals
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    13 Mark Zoeteman
    Sr. Mech Engr
    FTC&H, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 2, 2015
    2015-04-02 17:06 United States
    Regularly Occupied or Not?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    698 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 2, 2015
    2015-04-02 16:28 United States
    Existing Biofuel Station on Campus
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    448 GTF CPRE
    University of Oregon, Campus Planning & Real Estate
    Thu, Apr 2, 2015
    2015-04-02 13:52 United States
    Fuel Stations for Shared Parking Lot Outside of LEED Boundary
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    448 Mary Kay
    Project Coordinator
    Gray Construction
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    2015-04-01 15:56 United States
    Car Dealership
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    448 Robert Shields
    R.S. Mowery & Sons, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    2015-04-01 15:41 United States
    Minimum Energy Performance Calculator - Receptacle Equipment
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    75 Mark Zoeteman
    Sr. Mech Engr
    FTC&H, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    2015-04-01 15:22 United States
    anticipated annual total ongoing consumables purchases
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    104 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    2015-04-01 09:15 Poland
    Previously Developed or Not
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    16 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 19:38 Canada
    calculator v06
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    280 M. Galvao
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 15:23 Brazil
    Mechanic Area Washfountatin
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    725 Robin Dukelow, LEED AP BD+C
    Sustainability Consultant; Project Manager
    Henderson Engineers, Inc.; Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 14:40 United States
    renovation and addition: effect on site boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    232 Ramana Koti
    Building Performance Analyst
    Lord, Aeck & Sargent
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 12:01 United States
    Process Load of a factory applying LEED CS
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,047 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 10:51 Thailand
    Future Expansion
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    184 Joann Lee
    Heitman Architects Inc.
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 10:44 United States
    School project - Group certification
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    556 Ghaith Moufarege
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 08:46 Lebanon
    Light Pollution Reduction
    in EBOM-v4: Light pollution reduction
    4 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 23:28 United States

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