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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2.2,
  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
  • LEED-CI: Commercial Interiors v2009,
  • LEED-Schools v2009,
  • LEED-EBOM: Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance v2009.
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    RE: Pre-development Conditions
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    233 Thiago Bondini
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Is the credit for during construction, or after envelope is up?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    125 Nena Elise
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    97 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Historic Building Cold Dark Shell
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    953 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Total construction cost
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Building Type
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    218 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: SS 4.4 No New Parking.
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    309 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    59 Andy Rhoades
    Partner
    Leading Edge Consulting
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Shared building electricity meter
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    9 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Protect Habitat on Campus
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    237 April Brown
    Senior Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Legacy LEED AP's
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    18 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: small DES
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Pre-development Conditions
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    233 Thiago Bondini
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Is the credit for during construction, or after envelope is up?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    125 Nena Elise
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    97 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Historic Building Cold Dark Shell
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    953 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Total construction cost
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Building Type
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    218 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: SS 4.4 No New Parking.
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    309 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    59 Andy Rhoades
    Partner
    Leading Edge Consulting
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Shared building electricity meter
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    9 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Protect Habitat on Campus
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    237 April Brown
    Senior Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: small DES
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    34 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Coating on process equipment applied onsite
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    503 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    Exterior space, partially enclosed - Application of Std.
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    917 Mauricio Ramirez
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: How to earn AP with specialty?
    in Healthcare-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    4 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    RE: Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    5 Kristen Fritsch
    Designer
    Elkus Manfredi Architects
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    Laminating adhesives in composite wood assemblies
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    110 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Legacy LEED AP's
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    18 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Historical data for an International Convention Centre
    in Calculating FTEs
    197 Meghan Ward
    Architectural Technologist, Sustainable Design Consultant
    Aurecon South Africa
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    v4 Project on 2009 Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    534 Edwin van Eeckhoven
    CEO
    C2N
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Submission of Design Cr. during Constr. Final Rev. f. 2nd round
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    696 Juliane Muench
    Sun, Jun 28, 2015
    RE: Treatment of shared chiller plant
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    67 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    LEED CI
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    679 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes MidRise and Commercial Condo Space
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    144 Maureen Mahle
    Program Manager, LEED for Homes
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    35 deborah lucking
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    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    11 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    Eurovent Certification
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    190 shane geraghty
    Geraghty Energy Consultants
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    Ireland
    RE: EQ Space Matrix file on USGBC's website is damaged
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    37 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    RE: share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    28 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Dynamic Plaque for ID: Green Education
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    1 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    New area for recertification?
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    10 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    3 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    EBie Awards 2015 Finalists Announced by Urban Green - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    RE: International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Andrew Carman
    Sustainability Consultant
    Sebesta
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    10 Carolyn Risley
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    United States
    Exterior space, partially enclosed - Application of Std.
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    917 Mauricio Ramirez
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    Mexico
    Questions about High-rise residential LEED Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,172 Tommy Xing
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    Questions about High-rise residential LEED Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,172 Tommy Xing
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    Laminating adhesives in composite wood assemblies
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    110 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    green cleaning
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    51 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    Assessment report feedback?
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    1 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    LEED excluded areas within LEED project boundary
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    8 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Does the 5 days/week requirement apply for the project duration?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    12 Tiffany King
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    United States
    Option 2 Documentation
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    11 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Gypsum board recycling resource, Saudi Arabia
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    378 Shreepad Bandagi
    LEED Coordinator
    Nesma & Partners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    FTE Calculations for the Train Station (LEED CS 2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    9 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    v4 Project on 2009 Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    534 Edwin van Eeckhoven
    CEO
    C2N
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Construction - Indoor Air Quality V2009
    in Schools 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    12 Noelle Hunner
    Project Engineer
    Vance Brown, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    Phase Out Plan
    in NC v2.2 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    14 John Ambert
    BNIM Architects
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    Meter for Water Use in Laundry
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    13 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    Window Shade Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    33 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    2015-07-03 10:44 Italy
    Building Type
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    218 Geraldine Assmus
    Sustentator
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    2015-07-02 14:07 Argentina
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    2015-07-02 11:08 United States
    Exterior space, partially enclosed - Application of Std.
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    917 Mauricio Ramirez
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 21:07 Mexico
    Additional lighting power density in a retail store
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    953 Felipe Duran
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 20:30 Chile
    Is the credit for during construction, or after envelope is up?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    125 Nena Elise
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 15:54 United States
    Questions about High-rise residential LEED Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,172 Tommy Xing
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 15:00 United States
    Preferred parking on surface lot or in garage structure
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 14:51 United States
    Laminating adhesives in composite wood assemblies
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    110 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 14:46 United States
    green cleaning
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    51 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 12:50 United States
    green cleaning term
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    580 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 09:49 United States
    small DES
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 04:54 Italy
    Signed Contract with the CxA
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    276 Mohamed Abd Elhameed
    Managing Director
    WECONSERVE LLC
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 04:22 Egypt
    Gypsum board recycling resource, Saudi Arabia
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    378 Shreepad Bandagi
    LEED Coordinator
    Nesma & Partners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    2015-06-30 07:20 Saudi Arabia
    Tenant Layout in Lease Agreement
    in CS v4: Quality views
    2 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    2015-06-29 19:10 Mexico
    Construction - Indoor Air Quality V2009
    in Schools 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    12 Noelle Hunner
    Project Engineer
    Vance Brown, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    2015-06-29 18:27 United States
    Phase Out Plan
    in NC v2.2 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    14 John Ambert
    BNIM Architects
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    2015-06-29 14:14 United States
    Meter for Water Use in Laundry
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    13 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    2015-06-29 11:03 United States
    Window Shade Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    33 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    2015-06-29 10:37 United States
    Air Leakage
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    59 Olga Nikitina
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    2015-06-29 06:22 Russian Federation

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