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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: LEED 2009 CI Preliminary Combined Review
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    138 MM K
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: How to prove compliance with Mechanical Ventilation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,557 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    signed lease agreement question
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    879 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    United States
    RE: Auditorium; lower illuminance level
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    24 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    15 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Filter Replacement
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    27 Andrew Ellsworth
    Ellsworth Building Portfolio Services
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: Submeters to measure AND RECORD energy use
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    132 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    RE: Checking ESC plan at design stage?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    230 Yodi Danusastro
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Indonesia
    RE: Smoking Area in the Basement
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    279 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    61 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Number of Regular Building Occupants for a 2 shift facility
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    273 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Dedicated exhaust system
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    319 Hrvoje Kvasnicka
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Regional Materials - Steel
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    63 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    Counters
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    295 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Exemplary Performance ID point for 40% reduction.
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Daniel Hersh
    Architect
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    United States
    RE: Pilot Credit 88: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Alternative HVAC duct sealant
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    115 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    The year of metering
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 Vindio Corro
    Master Degree Construction Engineering
    Anomalia
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    Designated Drop-off spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    44 Matthew Heaton
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    United States
    Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    2 Kate Bubriski
    Architect
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    United States
    ACP and Regional Priority
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    40 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
    PageSoutherlandPage
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    United States
    RE: EV Charging Stations
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    141 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014
    RE: Daylight Measurement Levels
    in EBOM-v4: Daylight and quality views
    4 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014
    RE: Can the water content in paint be considered regional?
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    264 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Nov 16, 2014
    RE: Non english version
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Sun, Nov 16, 2014
    COMMISSIONING
    in CI-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    66 Yaser Al Sharif
    Sun, Nov 16, 2014
    RE: Incineration
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    63 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Sat, Nov 15, 2014
    RE: Furniture components assembled on-site
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    94 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Nov 15, 2014
    RE: Zinc Spray
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    87 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    RE: Dricon: Fire-Retardant Treatment
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    182 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    RE: 50% of the "building's" electricity -- for Retail??
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Green power
    6 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    RE: who has to pay for the renewable systems?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    53 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    RE: ID credit in a hospital?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc10: Mold Prevention
    28 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    Parking Roof
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    268 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Haiti - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Honduras - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jamaica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mexico - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Hungary - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Moldova - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Poland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Romania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Slovakia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ukraine - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Antigua and Barbuda - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahamas - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kazakhstan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kyrgyzstan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Counters
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    295 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Sun, Oct 26, 2014
    Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    ASHRAE 90.1 Chilled Beams Compliance
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    150 Federico Taboada
    Architect
    ECOSTUDIOXV
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Redoing MRT measurements after preliminary review
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    26 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Japan
    Core Learning Space implies use School LEED requirements?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    623 MKK LEED
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Colombia
    Pursuing LEED NC streamline path
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    39 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    IEQc2 Form Linked Content Source Inquiry
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    10 Sam Stoltze
    Sustainability Consultant
    Chapman Construction / Design
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    United States
    adjustable Dual Flush valve
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    111 Mohammed Faisal Kalaigar
    LEED AP(BD+C)
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: Great concept, poor execution
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    36 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: FTE calculation
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    202 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    shaded area
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    15 YP Pierce
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Can FEV/LEV Spaces In Existing Parking Areas Count?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    358 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: EV Charging Stations
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    141 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    NCv4 IEQc9 Acoustics - Hospitality
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Brazil
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Portugal
    RE: FTE calculation
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    202 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Locationsort icon
    Recycling Facility Letters of Certification
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    358 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    2014-09-19 03:05 Thailand
    RE: Concrete forming and temporary material - recycled content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    497 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    2014-09-19 22:29 United States
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    2014-09-20 02:10 Belgium
    Baseline envelope - Existing Buildings (Retrofit)
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    340 Tiago Silva
    Eng.
    ETRIA
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:34 Brazil
    Independent Waste Stream Auditor Needed
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    86 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Musson General Contracting & Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:12 United States
    Dear all, On my project, the
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    497 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:49 France
    RE: Dear all, On my project, the
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    497 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:59 United States
    GC Responsible for Implementing Option B?
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    201 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 13:50 United States
    Athletic Field Definition
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    6 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:02 United States
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    825 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 10:50 United States
    Public use vs Building occupant use
    in CS 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    33 Dina Ammar
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    2014-09-20 11:03 Jordan
    Surrounding density and Diverse Uses
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    4 Tim Bell
    LEED AP
    AECOM
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 06:11 South Africa
    No New Wood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    403 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 10:19 Egypt
    How do I know if my project is in a LEED ND community
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    623 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 10:40 United States
    Mixed feelings about numbering
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 13:36 Argentina
    FTE Consistency Pertaining to IEQp1
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    825 Spencer Eldredge
    Associate Engineer
    Weston Solutions, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 13:49 United States
    Bio-based products / USDA BioPreferred designation
    in EBOM-v4: Solid waste management - ongoing
    4 Sarah Martinez
    Sustainability Maven
    Eco-Products
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 12:46 United States
    Campus Site Lignting Calcs - again, sorry
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    879 charles bell
    principal
    theGreenTeam, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 12:21 United States
    CS project without bathrooms and elegible fixtures
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    190 Maria Isabel Conde
    Owner
    Aqua Terra (Panama) S.A.
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 12:49 Panama
    Dining Halls
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    106 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 14:35 United States

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