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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Primers - really?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    496 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Baseline landscape type
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    117 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: preconsumer recycled content in steel
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    546 Usama Eita
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Certifying a single Building within a Complex - energy metering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    121 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    Baseline Fan Power 90.1-2004
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    224 Samuel Gelfand
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Enter way/Filling out the Form
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    85 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: If the ventilation of kitchens in hotel should be included in
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    890 Leanne Niu
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    China
    Acoustic Test in the Field
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    139 Holly Van Straten
    Modine Manufacturing
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Commingled Waste Diversion
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    39 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    School staff spaces closer to entrance than LE/FEV spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    378 C Michael Ross
    Principal
    HBA Architecture
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    81 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Jesse Robbins
    Architect
    Freeman French Freeman, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: What if only 2 of 3 stairwells meet daylighting requirement?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    56 Kelly Pimmel
    LEED BD+C
    Christner Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Option 2 for submetered irrigation
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    Exemplary performance for SSc2 in LEED v.2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    245 Whysal Haddad
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Primers - really?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    496 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Baseline landscape type
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    117 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: preconsumer recycled content in steel
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    546 Usama Eita
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Certifying a single Building within a Complex - energy metering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    121 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    Baseline Fan Power 90.1-2004
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    224 Samuel Gelfand
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Enter way/Filling out the Form
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    85 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: If the ventilation of kitchens in hotel should be included in
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    890 Leanne Niu
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    China
    Acoustic Test in the Field
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    139 Holly Van Straten
    Modine Manufacturing
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Commingled Waste Diversion
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    39 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    School staff spaces closer to entrance than LE/FEV spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    378 C Michael Ross
    Principal
    HBA Architecture
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    81 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: What if only 2 of 3 stairwells meet daylighting requirement?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    56 Kelly Pimmel
    LEED BD+C
    Christner Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Option 2 for submetered irrigation
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    Exemplary performance for SSc2 in LEED v.2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    245 Whysal Haddad
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Plug Load Exemption
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 Kim Lombard
    Architect
    AECOM
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    United States
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Separate CxA's for Fundamental and Enhanced Cx?
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    268 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Pending commissioning completion
    in NC-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    4 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Occupant Comfort Survey - draft from LEED User
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    57 Alana Fichman
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    78 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Jesse Robbins
    Architect
    Freeman French Freeman, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: LEED CI or not?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    676 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Sat, Apr 25, 2015
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Sports Practice Facility FTEs vs Transients
    in Calculating FTEs
    191 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    Environmental Product Declaration cost markup
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    185 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: DES system in a extremely hot and humid climate.
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    65 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    RE: VERTICALLY ATTACHED BUILDINGS
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    521 Vincent Dupuy
    Eng., PA LEED BD+C
    Cofely Services - GDF Suez
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    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
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    35 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    658 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Spain
    RE: Energy And Water Data Release Form
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
    principal
    Joslin Consulting
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    RE: appeal on MRc7
    in Review Appeal
    34 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    Sharing my BD+C exam tips!
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Exam
    7 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    31 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED V4 Canada, paint Questions
    in LEED Canada Forum
    44 David Rekker
    Project Principal
    MMM Group Ltd.
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Baseline Fan Power 90.1-2004
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    224 Samuel Gelfand
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    Acoustic Test in the Field
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    139 Holly Van Straten
    Modine Manufacturing
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    United States
    School staff spaces closer to entrance than LE/FEV spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    378 C Michael Ross
    Principal
    HBA Architecture
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    Exemplary performance for SSc2 in LEED v.2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    245 Whysal Haddad
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    Green Label Plus required for Hand tufted carpets?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    340 Arthika Saseendranath
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    1 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    Lebanon
    Office building - Standard 62.1-2013 - Which toilet type?
    in CS v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    France
    Policy Template - Maintenance Equipment "goals"
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    1 Maureen Colburn
    LHB
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    United States
    Scope of the credit
    in EBOM-2009: Sustainable purchasing - electric-powered equipment
    1 Frantisek Macholda
    Sustainability Consultant
    EkoWATT
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    Czech Republic
    Task Lights in Scope
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    317 Jonathan Weiss
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    United States
    Option 2 "reduction below industry average"
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    3 Jennifer Rinkus
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    United States
    Case 2, Option 1 - how many different support programs required?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    303 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    CoC number not mentioned on Invoice
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    434 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    RE: Fire suppression systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    4 david gordon
    engineering manager
    javac
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    Australia
    Environmental Product Declaration cost markup
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    185 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    United States
    Incomplete Space within LEED-CI Multi-Use Building
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    7 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    United States
    Option 1 - Reduction Combination?
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    387 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    United States
    compliance with IS 7730:2005
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    5 Angelina Ten
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Acoustic Test in the Field
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    139 Holly Van Straten
    Modine Manufacturing
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    2015-04-27 20:34 United States
    Enter way/Filling out the Form
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    85 Bridgett Weaver
    Architectural Designer
    PDR
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    2015-04-27 12:54 United States
    If the ventilation of kitchens in hotel should be included in
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    890 Leanne Niu
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    2015-04-27 03:06 China
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 20:27 United States
    Sports Practice Facility FTEs vs Transients
    in Calculating FTEs
    191 David Browne
    Architect
    Corley Redfoot Architects, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 15:27 United States
    No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    1 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 12:37 Lebanon
    Office building - Standard 62.1-2013 - Which toilet type?
    in CS v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 10:54 France
    Policy Template - Maintenance Equipment "goals"
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    1 Maureen Colburn
    LHB
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 09:40 United States
    Equipment Capacities for only one building pursue LEED
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 05:36 Vietnam
    Scope of the credit
    in EBOM-2009: Sustainable purchasing - electric-powered equipment
    1 Frantisek Macholda
    Sustainability Consultant
    EkoWATT
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 05:31 Czech Republic
    Task Lights in Scope
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    317 Jonathan Weiss
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    2015-04-23 14:47 United States
    Option 2 "reduction below industry average"
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    3 Jennifer Rinkus
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    2015-04-23 14:31 United States
    Case 2, Option 1 - how many different support programs required?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    303 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    2015-04-23 14:13 United States
    Plug Load Exemption
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 Kim Lombard
    Architect
    AECOM
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    2015-04-23 14:07 United States
    CoC number not mentioned on Invoice
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    434 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    2015-04-23 03:37 United Arab Emirates
    enhanced refrigeration management credit
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    4 david gordon
    engineering manager
    javac
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    2015-04-22 20:19 Australia
    Plug loads for server rooms
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 Marcio Orofino
    ENE Consultores
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    2015-04-22 16:39 Brazil
    LEED/ASHRAE definition of a preheat coil?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 Rock Ridolfi
    Commissioning Analyst
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    2015-04-22 14:39 United States
    Environmental Product Declaration cost markup
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    185 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    2015-04-22 14:29 United States
    Incomplete Space within LEED-CI Multi-Use Building
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    7 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    2015-04-22 13:27 United States

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