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    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    520 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Flow Fixture Data table
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    202 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: are mixed use projects allowed?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    88 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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    in How to Document SSc2 with Map Data
    35 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Is there an Innovation Opportunity?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    335 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Lighting power for apartments
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,248 Ritwik Kakati
    Dagher Engineering, PLLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Clinker
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    420 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C / Construction Specifier
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Pulverized gypsum as landfill cap?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    323 Craig Mahoney
    Waste Services Project Manager
    Guard Contracting Corporation
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: EP - Measure 4
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    70 Dennis Park
    Perkins + Will
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Library and Laboratory Weighting Factors
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    64 Kara Edmonson
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: How to calculate effective operable area for top hung window
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    741 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: FSC High Pressure Laminates
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    353 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Greenguard certification?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    298 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Over-kill duct insulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    293 Steve Tucker
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    L-6 Project Sections/ Elevations
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Jaclyn Noga
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    1 manuel de jesus gonzalez duron
    civil engineer
    SYASA
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Fundamental Refrigerant Management: Leed v4- Campus Credit
    in EBOM-v4: Fundamental refrigerant management
    2 Ante Vulin
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Outdoor Air through Revolving Doors
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    79 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: SS 4.3
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
    2 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Landscape Architect Statement template
    in ND-v2009: Tree-lined and shaded streets
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Commingled Collection
    in Schools 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    13 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Prefered Parking Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - parking capacity
    1 Todd Bundren
    Associate
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    RE: IEQc5 for Healthcare
    in Healthcare-v2009: Indoor chemical and pollutant source control
    16 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    RE: Annual Maintenance Cost of White Roof
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    67 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    RE: Prerequisite
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    3 John Beeson
    Chief Mystic in Resident
    Catalyst Partners
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    RE: LEED CS v2 ID credit
    in NC v2.2 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    127 Usama Eita
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    RE: Is Education still acceptable?
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    5 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    RE: Credit Language
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    4 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Hot Humid, Multi Family Compliance
    in Mid-Rise v4: Ventilation
    1 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    RE: Green Walls - vertical gardens
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    60 Jamison Hill
    Energy Engineer/LEED Consultant
    Community Environmental Center
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    Air Purifiers? Dehumidifiers?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    71 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    RE: Laundry Detergent
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    126 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    Multifamily compliance with Ashrae 62.1-2004 vs 2007
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    56 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    RE: Case study for preliminary analysis
    in CS v4: Integrative process
    2 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    RE: EQc3, EQc5 and filtration requirements
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    19 Matthew Martin
    Assistant Site Superintendent
    QBS, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 5, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Spec Sections vs. LEED Credits checklist?
    in How to "Green" Specs on LEED Projects
    8 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Dec 15, 2011
    RE: LEED certification deadline
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    3 Francis Chua
    Project Architect
    NK Architects
    Tue, Dec 13, 2011
    Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
    in Changes to Recognition Package for Pre-LEED 2009 Certified Projects
    10 Chad Oppenhuizen
    Sustainability Consultant: Senior Project Manager
    Viridian
    Thu, Dec 8, 2011
    RE: Extension
    in Respond Review after 25 business day
    9 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Dec 6, 2011
    USGBC On-line App Lab - by Romano Iglesia
    Mon, Dec 5, 2011
    RE: Can't use LEED 2009 MF sections for an NC 2.2 project.
    in Material Cost: CSI MasterFormat 1995 vs. 2004
    8 Tim Crowley
    LEED AP / Founder
    www.BCdesignbuild.com
    Tue, Nov 29, 2011
    RE: Re: Community development project certification
    in Community development project certification
    2 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Nov 29, 2011
    RE: Clarification
    in LEED Certification for District Cooling System Plant
    3 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve: Building Sustainability
    Wed, Nov 23, 2011
    RE: SS Credit 4.3 LEFEV Parking
    in LEED NC 2.2 campus application guide
    4 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Nov 18, 2011
    Questionnaire
    in needs to develop and adopt the standards for the green building construction field in Turkey
    1 Devran Bengü
    Architect
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    Fri, Nov 18, 2011
    LEED GA help
    in Organisation registeration and LEED GA approves courses.
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 17, 2011
    RE: Cancellation due to inactivity
    in Upcoming LEED project
    5 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Nov 15, 2011
    RE: residential or commercial
    in 6-story res building - residential or non-residential
    2 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager
    GBD Architects
    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
    revising submission
    in Revising a credit that is marked "Anticipated"
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
    MPRs
    in LEED Project Registration
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
    response
    in Changing to a Muliple Building Registration
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
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    in USGBC LEED EB:O&M 2009, EAp2 and EAc1 Case 2 Calculator - password for the cell F38 of the spreadsheet
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
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    in Help with PI Form - Tenant Fit-out
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
    RE: New construction, catering facilities
    in What LEED rating system to use?
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
    RE: Town House project LEED Certification in China
    in How to certify the Town House project under LEED rating system in China?
    3 Tristan Roberts
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    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    116 79 Rachel Nicely
    Thu, Apr 7, 2011
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    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    116 202 Gregory Hurst
    Office Manager
    Robert Peccia & Associates
    Tue, Jan 5, 2010
    Increased ventilation and energy modeling
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    116 79 David Sheridan
    Principal
    Aqua Cura
    Mon, Dec 20, 2010
    RE: Submittals - does one need to upload spec sheets?
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    116 86 Patricia Ewanski
    Sr. Project Professional
    KEMA
    Tue, Mar 29, 2011
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    115 71 Michael Heacock
    Architect, LEED AP
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    Thu, Apr 22, 2010
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    115 71 Tristan Roberts
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    Mon, Sep 20, 2010
    RE: Worsktation requirements
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    115 126 Josh Jacobs
    Technical Information & Public Affairs Manager
    UL Environment
    Tue, Nov 27, 2012
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    114 71 David Wardell
    President & CEO
    Leed International, LLC
    Sat, Jul 10, 2010
    RE: leed pilot credits - we need your help!
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    114 54 M San Miguel Paulson
    Chief LEED Specialist
    Wulff Architects, Inc.
    Fri, Sep 24, 2010
    RE: Animal based products
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    114 48 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Mon, Aug 30, 2010
    Exemplary Performance
    in NC v2.2 EQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for 90% of Spaces
    114 65 Eric Claycamp
    Mon, Sep 13, 2010
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    112 71 Michael Smith
    Architect
    Zivic and Hudle Architects
    Mon, Sep 20, 2010
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    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    112 71 Barbara McCrary
    Mechanical Engineer, PE, LEED AP BD&C
    HHB Engineers, P.C., Prattville, AL
    Thu, Dec 23, 2010
    RE: LEED for Schools - bike storage
    in Pilot Credit 13: Bicycle Network, Storage, and Changing Rooms
    112 35 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 26, 2011
    RE: LEED EBOM performance period for EA credits.
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    111 96 Jenny Carney
    Principal
    YR&G
    Wed, Aug 11, 2010
    RE: Documented benefits as a result of LEED for Existing Buildings
    in LEED-EBOM: Eight Steps to Success
    111 31 Yun Day
    Firm Administrator
    Shlemmer+Algaze+Associates
    Wed, Sep 29, 2010
    RE: Permanent Monitoring System for Thermal Comfort Verification
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    110 88 Andrew Sheaffer
    Manager
    ENVIRON
    Fri, Aug 20, 2010
    RE: EAc5 Measurement and Verification Option 3
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    110 189 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Mar 4, 2013
    RE: Underground Parking
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Reduction—Nonroof
    110 52 Jacob Arlein
    Director of Energy Services
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Fri, Aug 20, 2010
    Calculations for SSc6.1
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    110 202 Gregory Hurst
    Office Manager
    Robert Peccia & Associates
    Sun, Jan 10, 2010
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    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    45 Larry Jones
    Associate
    Atelier Ten
    Wed, May 14, 2014
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    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    97 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, May 14, 2014
    LEED EBOM application day
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    1 Geraldine Seguela RAIA
    Architect/Sustainability
    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
    Wed, May 14, 2014
    Door Distributor CoC
    in Schools 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    21 Nicole Ferrini
    Uncommon LLC
    Tue, May 13, 2014
    sensor vs. aerator
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    95 Ashley Nedza
    Project Designer, LEED AP BD+C
    Baskervill
    Tue, May 13, 2014
    How LEED credits are awarded
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    213 Kris Phillips
    Architect
    Arcadis
    Tue, May 13, 2014
    Scheduling
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    102 Nouran Abdel-Rahman
    Tue, May 13, 2014
    Existing building
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    11 Javier Garcia Jones
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Tue, May 13, 2014
    Section 2.9 - CPG
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    316 FERNANDO ALVES
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    CPG - Section 2.9
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    316 FERNANDO ALVES
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    Courtyard over underground garage
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    251 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    International Projects Regional Credits
    in EBOM-v4: Regional priority
    1 Luis Huertas
    Principal
    Luis G Huertas, Architect
    Sun, May 11, 2014
    LEED v4 and Pilot Credit Requirements
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    5 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    Building Metering and Utility Metering
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    35 Kelly Duepner
    LEED BD+C
    Christner Inc.
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    Qualifying spaces must meet IEQ c5
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - direct exterior access for patients
    5 YP Pierce
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    We have a resort project,
    in Site boundaries for multi-phase Projects
    18 Eunju Park
    Thu, May 8, 2014
    Re: RoHS directive
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    19 Kai Starn
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Wed, May 7, 2014
    During Construction Work
    in NC v2.2 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    33 Subramaniam Chandrasekaran
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    Tue, May 6, 2014
    Thermal Comfort Controls
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Megan White
    Sustainability Manager
    Webcor Builders
    Tue, May 6, 2014
    how many plants in an industry-wide EPD?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    5 Martha VanGeem
    Prinicipal Engineer
    self employed
    Tue, May 6, 2014

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