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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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    757 Julia Weatherby
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    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
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    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    561 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
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    201 Katie Peterschmidt
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    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
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    in CI 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    48 Aaron Luthien
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    605 Barry Giles
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    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Stormwater rate and quantity calculation for case 1
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    208 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: 90% of average annual runoff
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    156 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: DATA Center
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: LEED NC 2009 for factory buildings
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,349 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Required Lease Language
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    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Ashrae 90.1.2010, HVAC Table 6.8.1.C Water Chiling Packages Eff.
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,071 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: PU foam
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    376 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Option 3 daylight measurement
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    622 Todd Reed
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    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Flushing toilets with drilled corrosive non potable water
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    100 Viktor Reutherborg
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    Landscaping - MRc4
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    431 frederick muscatello
    FCM Engineering
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Engineered ventilation system - operable windows
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    757 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Regional Priority on this credit
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    201 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    New Review Comment
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    48 Aaron Luthien
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Stormwater rate and quantity calculation for case 1
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    208 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: 90% of average annual runoff
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    156 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: DATA Center
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: LEED NC 2009 for factory buildings
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,349 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Required Lease Language
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    113 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Ashrae 90.1.2010, HVAC Table 6.8.1.C Water Chiling Packages Eff.
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,071 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: PU foam
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    376 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Option 3 daylight measurement
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    622 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Flushing toilets with drilled corrosive non potable water
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    100 Viktor Reutherborg
    Trainee
    NCC Construction Sverige
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Green cleaning products - Saudi Arabia
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    129 Nate Gillette
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    Mon, Sep 1, 2014
    RE: On-site waste water treatment
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    3 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Mon, Sep 1, 2014
    Documentation if the building structure remains the same
    in CS 2009 MRc1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    19 Alexander Benning
    Project Manager
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    Mon, Sep 1, 2014
    minimum vegetation area
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    57 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Mon, Sep 1, 2014
    RE: Parking spaces provided to project building in another garage
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    49 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
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    Mon, Sep 1, 2014
    Urban agriculture in high density, zero lot line project.
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    207 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Sun, Aug 31, 2014
    RE: VOC Testing - ISO EU Standard
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    90 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
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    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    561 Charles Nepps
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    605 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
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    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    127 Rita Barata
    Mon, Sep 1, 2014
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    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    56 Cindy Davis
    Associate Principal
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    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: ACP Form
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    154 Sean Fish
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    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
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    136 Robert Wichert
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    RE: Campus-Same master site- LEED NC v4 and LEED EBOM 2009
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    495 FRAGISKOS LEVANTIS
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    SUSTAIN O.E.
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    7 Nick _
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    19 Megan Ritchie Saffitz
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    Mon, Aug 11, 2014
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    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    89 Hernando Miranda
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    in Defer Credits
    4 Stella Stella
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    in Calculating FTEs
    184 LEEDme STRATEGIE D'IMPRESA
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    RE: plaque presentation
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    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
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    USGBC/GBCI
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    12 Filipe Boni
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    RE: Project Registration Required
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    10 Megan Sparks
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    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 Green Associate
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    57 Tonima Ferdous
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: Large footage residence and threshold adjustment
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    131 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
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    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional Exemption (LPE) - outside of USA
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    19 Sylvain laporte
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    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    351 70 Tristan Roberts
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    341 68 Pia Öhrling
    WSP
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    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    341 68 Gunnar Hubbard, AIA, LEED Fellow
    Principal
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    Fri, Sep 25, 2009
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    338 70 Rona Easton
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    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
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    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
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    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    328 79 Paul Girello
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    Master Plan:Open Space
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    325 21 Erik Bergstrom
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    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Question Regarding Requirements
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
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    Wed, Sep 30, 2009
    RE: Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    321 122 Devon Bertram
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    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
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    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
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    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    319 21 Erik Bergstrom
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    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    RE: Creating the Floor Plan to show direct access to views
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    319 63 Joshua Lloyd
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    Thu, Oct 8, 2009
    RE: Is this a typo?
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    317 30 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    316 86 Alejandro Alfaro
    Project Director Mexico
    PGAL
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    316 122 Mara Baum
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    HOK
    Tue, Dec 8, 2009
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    Landscaping - MRc4
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    431 frederick muscatello
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    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
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    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    201 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    New Review Comment
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    48 Aaron Luthien
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Required Lease Language
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    113 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Engineered ventilation rates
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    757 LEEDme STRATEGIE D'IMPRESA
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Flushing toilets with drilled corrosive non potable water
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    100 Viktor Reutherborg
    Trainee
    NCC Construction Sverige
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
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    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    757 Lawrence Lile
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    Documentation if the building structure remains the same
    in CS 2009 MRc1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    19 Alexander Benning
    Project Manager
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    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
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    Mon, Sep 1, 2014
    LEED AP - Experience required
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    127 Rita Barata
    Mon, Sep 1, 2014
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    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    207 Nadia Ayala
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    KILTIK Consultoría
    Sun, Aug 31, 2014
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    127 Eric Lee
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    194 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
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