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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED documents
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    473 Olga Kim
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: Mirror Mastic
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    146 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: What category is [some random adhesive?]
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    417 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: LEED 2.2 Registered Projects
    in LEED 2.2 Registered Projects (with the eventual adoption of LEED v4)
    4 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: Petrol contamination
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    103 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: Music Classroom
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    138 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: MR Credit 3 & 4 form
    in NC v2.2 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    43 Susie Spivey-Tilson
    Project Management Sustainability Services
    CBRE
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: Panelized construction as ID in NC
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    538 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: Occupant Comfort Survey - draft from LEED User
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    54 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: Exterior Lighting - shielded Up lights with Trees or structures
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    566 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: Compostable Trash Can Liners
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    137 Garrett Gerst
    Marketing Leader
    Veritiv
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: ASHREA audit though newly renovated
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    102 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    513 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    3 A Commings
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: where to download?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    644 Weidong Luo
    Ecotech International
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    China
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Residential building above
    in Retail-CI-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    3 Francisco Sanchez Arroyo
    hexxan
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    Spain
    Credit for EPDs in LEED 2009
    in NC-2009: MR Credit Category Pilot ACP
    1 Gunnar Baldwin
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    RE: Demand Control Ventilation(DCV) & Daylight Sensor
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    340 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    RE: International Project- 2 yr, 24 hr design storm intensity
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    64 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    Fire suppression systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    1 Jody Lee Potvin-Jones
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: BAS - whole building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    35 Hannah Bronfman
    Sustainability Consultant
    YR&G
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    RE: Who can be CxA?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    267 Allan Vásquez
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Costa Rica
    Through Connections
    in ND-v4: Connected circulation network
    1 Martine Desbois
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Off-Street Parking Definition
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Martine Desbois
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Development Density on a university campus
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    105 Rhonda Franklin
    Interior Designer
    Architectural Vision Group
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    United States
    RE: Measurement doubt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    91 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    RE: Fixed shading devices
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    102 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    RE: Lighting control in office space
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    10 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: Shuttle
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    3 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: DEC - EBOM
    in EBOM 2009 WEc4: Cooling Tower Water Management
    63 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: Direct vs indirect measurements
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    201 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: Commercial Kitchen
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    81 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: New wind turbines
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    97 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: Ductwork cleaning
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    20 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    RE: Material SRI
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    68 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Russian Federation - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tajikistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkmenistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uzbekistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    East Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Japan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Korea, Republic of - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mongolia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Eastern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belarus - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bulgaria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Czech Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tuvalu - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vanuatu - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Central Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Armenia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Azerbaijan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Georgia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tonga - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Data Center in Portfolio Manager
    in Data Centers-EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    467 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    SRI tested material
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    42 Juliane Muench
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    Denmark
    Footprint, at grade or below grade?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    182 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
    Skanska Sweden
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    Sweden
    Fire Station FTE
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    203 Deborah Morgan
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    United States
    Minimum and average negative pressure measurements
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    26 Bilge Ceylan
    Green Building/Project Management Consultant
    Individual Entrepreneur
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    LEED EA C4 Calculator
    in NC v2.2 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    23 Achyut Kulkarni
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    India
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    France
    no new parking, but how to use local zoning for off-site park?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    297 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    Ventilation design-worst case conditions
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    143 S Nagarajan
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    India
    PC14 closed?
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    80 Jens Apel
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    RE: Sunset date for LEED 2009 and incentives for using LEED v4
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Taryn Holowka
    VP, Marketing & Communications, LEED AP
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    ventilation flow rate
    in CI 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    11 ilkyaz ceren güçlü
    civil engineer
    SPC Solutions
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    Turkey
    Natural ventilation requirements for Basement
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    58 S S
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    India
    IEQc2 Form Linked Content Source Inquiry
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    10 Sam Stoltze
    Sustainability Consultant
    Chapman Construction / Design
    Fri, Nov 7, 2014
    United States
    energy-saving target during construction
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    49 Dee Yun
    MISS
    Fri, Nov 7, 2014
    China
    Green roof eligibility
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    6 Davis Kantor
    LEED AP BD+C
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    Switzerland
    IEQc2 Form Linked Content Source Inquiry
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    10 Sam Stoltze
    Sustainability Consultant
    Chapman Construction / Design
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    United States
    LEED Online Form
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    1 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    RE: Smoking Area in the Basement
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    279 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    DATA CENTRE ENERGY MODELLING
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    340 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    2014-12-11 01:09 India
    Fixed shading devices
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    102 Saurabh Shrestha
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 18:19 United States
    Fenestration U-value: Framed versus Center-of-Glass
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,133 Paul Cimaglia
    Director of Mechanical Engineering
    Dunlap & Partners Engineers
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 11:39 United States
    Sensor based lavatory faucet compliance
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    615 Mohammed Faisal Kalaigar
    LEED AP(BD+C)
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 06:41 Saudi Arabia
    Shuttle
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    3 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 00:11 Mexico
    Evaporative Chiller in EAp2?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,608 Yastimy Jupson
    Green Building Consultant
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 18:04 China
    Direct vs indirect measurements
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    201 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 15:54 Colombia
    Who can be CxA?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    267 Allan Vásquez
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 15:31 Costa Rica
    Table 1.4.7B Entering Outdoor Airflow in Baseline
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,608 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 09:47 Bulgaria
    Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    890 Florian Pingaud
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 06:41 France
    Electric Resistance Heating
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    890 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 04:30 Italy
    Who can be CxA?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    267 Allan Vásquez
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 18:01 Costa Rica
    MRc2-Concrete Not Poured from Truck and Returned to Batch Plant
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    365 Gregg Behmer
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 15:46 United States
    Certification RQs for Incomplete Building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    129 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 11:11 Turkey
    Can a LEED NC certified building pursue now a LEED EBOM?
    in EBOM-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    7 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 09:59 Ecuador
    EBOM Project Occupancy Doubt
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    331 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 05:51 Brazil
    Where do I enter residential units in form?
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    305 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
    Skanska Sweden
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 04:09 Sweden
    more information
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    2 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Sun, Dec 7, 2014
    2014-12-07 17:21 United States
    Title 24 Equivalency?
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    21 Renee Azerbegi
    Ambient Energy
    Sun, Dec 7, 2014
    2014-12-07 14:06 United States
    DCV(DEMAND CONTROL VENTILATION)
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    340 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Sat, Dec 6, 2014
    2014-12-06 13:19 India

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