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    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Peak occupants and FTEs
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    237 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: Groos Square Footage
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    170 Clara Simon
    Sustainability Manager
    University of Washington - Capital Projects Office
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: Net metering with one meter or two
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    193 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: Required Water Heater efficiencies and Standby Losses
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,272 Matt Scott
    Engineer
    N.E. Fisher & Associates, Inc.
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: Beach Cleanup of Trash - credit?
    in EBOM 2009 MRp2: Solid Waste Management Policy
    23 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: SSpc14 - Walkable project site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    76 Robert Cannellos
    Sustainability Consultant
    exp
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: IPM - vendor not yet in place
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    71 Robert Cannellos
    Sustainability Consultant
    exp
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: IEQc7.1, MET and CLO, and Acceptable Alterations
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    190 Neetu Singh
    Building Performance Analyst
    The Green Engineer
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: lab sink, kitchenette sink and shower water calculation rate
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    585 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    lansdcape water calculation montly/daily and rainwater
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    346 EBRU UNVER
    LEED AP BD+C
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    Paints - epoxy covering: car parks pavements
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    439 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    Green Roof Plant overhang
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    257 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: Daylight for CS v2.0
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    93 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: plaque presentation
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    hotel with restaurant
    in Calculating FTEs
    183 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Projects with Several Physically Distinct Structures
    in NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    1 Inés Alomar
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014
    Non Regularly Occupied Spaces
    in CI 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    29 James Keohane, PE LEED BD+C CxA CPMP
    Sustainability and Commissioning Consultant
    Sustainable Engineering Concepts, LLC
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Self Closing Doors
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    85 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Outdoor Airflow Measurement
    in NC v2.2 EQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    19 Eduardo Carlo
    Energy Engineer
    UPM Group
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Determining Option 1 or Option 2
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    120 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Rational Method
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    35 MKK LEED
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    CS MPR2: reclaimed land without development previously
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    3 Vivien Wong
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: HVAC Systems Selection for Baseline
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    252 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Regional- Additives Taken into Consideration?
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    28 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Heliport
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    132 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    Option 1
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    1 Edgar Arevalo
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Chemical/Hazardous Gas Area Separation
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    294 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    RE: calculating FTE
    in Schools-NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    RE: Special Circumstance - Ventilation Air Not Required
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    236 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Mechanical Engineer / LEED Coordination Manager
    Moses & Associates
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    RE: AISI 307 - stainless steel
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    22 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    Residential Type Sinks in Middle School Classroom
    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    35 Sara Zoumbaris
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    LEED HC 2009 ID P1 and c3
    in Healthcare-v2009: Integrated project planning and design
    1 Usama Eita
    Sat, Jul 5, 2014
    EP - Option 3
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    1 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
    RE: LEED NC 2009 EAc5 Measurement and Verification
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    189 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
    Carpool trips for regular building occupants
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    1 Tom Cosgro
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Reference Guide E-Books need to be editable or updated by USGBC
    in LEED 2012 Behind the Scenes - follow up conversation
    4 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, May 1, 2012
    RE: Surrounding Density and Diverse Uses
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – LT (Location and Transportation) Section
    16 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Fri, Apr 27, 2012
    RE: Fundamental Commissioning
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Performance (PF) Section
    9 Daniel Forino
    Sustainability Engineering
    Horizon Engineering Associates
    Thu, Apr 19, 2012
    RE: GSF with demolition
    in Demolition of Existing Building
    4 Clint Newton
    Project Manager
    Spillman Farmer Architects
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    RE: Specific Forum
    in The Certification of an Institutional Building
    2 Marco Antonio
    Sustainability Manager
    Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    RE: MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    in Retail Project
    6 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Jasmin,
    in Addition (second construction phase) to LEED certified building
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Integrated Water Budget
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – WE (Water Efficiency) Section
    14 ROBIN KINERK
    Owner
    Kinerk Strategic Marketing
    Mon, Apr 9, 2012
    RE: Low-emitting materials – YIKES
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) Section
    20 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    12,000th Commercial Project has Earned LEED Certification - by Marie Jessup
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: LEEDuser MR forum closed for official comments
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – MR (Materials and Resources) Section
    43 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: EA forum closed for official commenting
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – EA (Energy & Atmosphere) Section
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: official commenting closed here
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – SS (Sustainble Sites) Section
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    Ebie awards
    in Could Your Existing Building Win an EBie Award?
    4 Craig Bloomfield
    Mon, Mar 26, 2012
    RE: LEED certification for factories
    in Certified Industrial projects
    7 jorge torres coto
    Building Systems Commissioning Engineer
    Empirical Engineering, LLC
    Fri, Mar 23, 2012
    RE: Not that so
    in Worker Safety on LEED Projects Questioned
    2 Eric Shamp
    Principal
    Ecotype Consulting
    Tue, Mar 20, 2012
    No. The 1/2 mile radius
    in SS C2 density calculation for site area
    1 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Mar 14, 2012
    RE: Defer Credits
    in Defer Credits
    3 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Wed, Mar 7, 2012
    Hi Luana
    in Domestic hot water
    1 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Mar 5, 2012
    Video – LEED 2012 3rd Public Comment Period and Beyond: The Future of LEED - by Tristan Roberts
    Thu, Mar 22, 2012
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Rock Ballasting
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    170 29 Jenny Carney
    Principal
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 28, 2009
    Rock Ballasting
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    169 29 Chris Munn
    Director, National Operations
    Chelsea Group, Ltd.
    Mon, Dec 28, 2009
    RE: Recycling Insulation
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    166 323 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Thu, Jan 28, 2010
    RE: Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    158 71 Drew Johnson
    LEED AP O+M
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    100% recycling rate claims
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    155 323 Yancy Wright
    Director
    Sellen Sustainability / Sellen Construction
    Wed, Jan 13, 2010
    RE: FSC Timber outside of the US
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    151 378 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    RE: Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    147 71 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    RE: Waste Hauler sorts off-site
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    147 79 Paul C
    Thu, Sep 23, 2010
    Recycling Insulation
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    147 323 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    146 71 Drew Johnson
    LEED AP O+M
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    RE: Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    145 71 Shira Norman
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    Exterior lighting - option 3
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    137 103 Tanmay Tathagat
    Environmental Design Solutions
    Tue, Sep 14, 2010
    RE: Core fixtures included?
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    136 204 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Sep 11, 2009
    Registration a project under the LEED v4
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    131 39 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013
    Online Template Issue - Upload Time Required for IEQp1
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    130 130 Shannon Allison
    Project Engineer
    Integral Group
    Fri, Feb 25, 2011
    RE: Preferred Parking special parking lots
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    130 78 Ryan Gaylord
    Director
    CTG Energetics, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 6, 2011
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    129 72 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 21, 2010
    RE: "Reasonable Site Boundary"
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Reduction—Nonroof
    129 52 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 18, 2011
    FSC Timber outside of the US
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    128 378 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    RE: Registration a project under the LEED v4
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    128 39 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Why could be considered as a roof?
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    72 Thiago Bondini
    Fri, May 16, 2014
    Calculating "Other USGBC approved multi-attribute cert" products
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    12 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Fri, May 16, 2014
    Balcony Mats
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    54 Hil Curtis
    Thu, May 15, 2014
    Brand New - Raw space
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    60 Ruben Garza
    Thu, May 15, 2014
    Recycling rooms to suit tenant fitout needs
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    45 Larry Jones
    Associate
    Atelier Ten
    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
    Existing building
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    15 Javier Garcia Jones
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Tue, May 13, 2014
    Section 2.9 - CPG
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    317 FERNANDO ALVES
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    CPG - Section 2.9
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    317 FERNANDO ALVES
    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
    SSS Consultants
    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
    6 Martha VanGeem
    Prinicipal Engineer
    self employed
    Tue, May 6, 2014
    Cellulose Insulation and CA 01350
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    68 Allison Zuchman
    PDT Architects
    Mon, May 5, 2014

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