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    743 James Lee
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    237 Anna Lapomme
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    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
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    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
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    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
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    RE: Solar energy used with previous LEED project credit
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    270 Marcus Sheffer
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    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    64 Bill Swanson
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    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
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    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    807 Charles Nepps
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    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: CE Hours for LEED Fundamental Commissioning
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    66 Scott Bowman
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    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: USGBC-approved equivalent standard for projects outside the U.S.
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    112 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: Do green roofs help to comply this credit? And green walls?
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    10 Julia Perez
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
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    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    72 Akos Brandecker
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    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,268 Marcus Sheffer
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    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    193 Michelle Halle Stern
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    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    Medicinal plants
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    33 Kristi Ennis
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    RE: inspections
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    75 Trista Little
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    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
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    2 David Hubka
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    216 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
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    RE: LEED Clarification for Filtration Credit Requirements
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    430 David Hubka
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    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    RE: Advance notice of not less than 72 hours before pesticide use
    in EBOM-v4: Integrated pest management
    10 Trista Little
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    RE: potable water analysis
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    5 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
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    in NC-2009: Social equity within the community
    1 Cynthia Kaplan
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    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    RE: Pilot credit feedback survey
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    11 Cynthia Kaplan
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    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    499 debra lombard
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    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
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    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    191 Marcus Sheffer
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    28 Bruce Lee
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    RE: Filling out the C&D waste Calculator
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    30 Michelle Reott
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    Mon, Jun 20, 2016
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    in EBOM-v4: Existing building commissioning - implementation
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    134 Kimberly Hosken
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    4 SOHA YAMANI
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    in Performance Period
    57 Trista Little
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    in Recertification
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    in Review Appeal
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    in Spain
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
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    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: Checklists
    in The Best UNLOCKED LEED 2009 credit checklists
    2 Dean Wilson
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    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
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    in Design Submital - 1batch only ?
    17 Bridget Brock
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    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
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    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    9 Susan Walter
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    Fri, Jan 15, 2016
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    in Schools 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
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    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
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