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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: EAP2 case 1 for international projects
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    474 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Do existing spaces count?
    in Schools SSc10: Joint Use of Facilities
    39 Kelly Pimmel
    LEED BD+C
    Christner Inc.
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: The vent calcs indicate a total area significantly lessthan Plf2
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    892 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Are exceptions mandatory or optional?
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,164 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Dining Halls
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    119 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    United States
    RE: (mis)Understanding the LEED Review (and appeal) process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    663 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Bathtubs
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    271 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Baseline Fan Power 90.1-2004
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    225 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    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
    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
    Acoustic Test in the Field
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    139 Holly Van Straten
    Modine Manufacturing
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Area requirements
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    26 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    RE: Facade lighting / Advertising
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    588 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Apr 7, 2015
    Option 1. EPD Question
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    16 Kai Starn
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Tue, Apr 7, 2015
    Dilution Systems for Multi-use building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    29 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Racks for visitors in residential project
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    251 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Facilities off-site alllowed but cannot be double counted
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Third Party Data Source
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Erin Cubbison
    Regional Sustainable Design Leader
    Gensler
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    RE: Previously Developed or Not
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    15 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Canada
    RE: MR 5 Regional Materials
    in NC v2.2 MRc5: Regional Materials
    122 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Apr 5, 2015
    RE: IEQc2
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    94 Omair Awadh
    Sustainability Consultant
    AESG
    Sun, Apr 5, 2015
    Integrative process
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    6 Habitech Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    LEED Services in Europe - Founding Member of GBC Italia
    Habitech-Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    Fri, Apr 3, 2015
    RE: Using LEEDv4 Fundamental and Enhanced ECx to achieve ID LEED2009
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    548 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Apr 2, 2015
    Can a hotel+residential tower achieve this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    101 Juhi Jain
    Project Consultant
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Thu, Apr 2, 2015
    RE: Minimum Energy Performance Calculator - Receptacle Equipment
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    35 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Private vs. Public
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    13 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    Using EQc4.5 as an ID credit.
    in Schools IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Furniture and Furnishings
    15 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Outdoor air monitoring through BMS
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    245 John McFarland
    Director of Operations
    WorkingBuildings, LLC
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Rainwater storage tank TSS removal efficiency
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    169 BH .
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    3 Joel Cesare
    Sustainable Building Advisor
    City of Santa Monica
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    United States
    RE: Light Pollution Reduction
    in EBOM-v4: Light pollution reduction
    2 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Norway - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sweden - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Kingdom - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Argentina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bolivia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kuwait - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lebanon - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Oman - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Qatar - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saudi Arabia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Syria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nicaragua - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Panama - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Kitts and Nevis - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Lucia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Trinidad and Tobago - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Middle East - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahrain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    PIf2- Project Summary Details
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    193 Karly Michalowski
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Patient rooms showers/lavs/water closet at Rehab Center?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    663 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: Clean Linen closets and Dirty Utility rooms in a rehab center
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    337 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    LEED boundary for a railway station
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
    Qatar
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    1 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    Baseline for Blow-out Fixtures
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    196 study topenergy
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Which parking spaces should be counted?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Green Label Plus required for Hand tufted carpets?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    340 Arthika Saseendranath
    Wed, Feb 25, 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: IEQc2
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    94 Omair Awadh
    Sustainability Consultant
    AESG
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    RE: Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    115 Maria Rozatti
    Sustainability Consultant, LEED AP O+M
    Sustentech
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    No Landscape Area
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: The vent calcs indicate a total area significantly lessthan Plf2
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    892 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Sun, Feb 22, 2015
    Core&Shell Inheritance
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    28 Redy Truccolo
    Engineer
    Ariatta Ingegneria dei Sistemi
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    Italy
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    United States
    CSR- GRI Report
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    27 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    CSR- GRI Report
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    27 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    Can a hotel+residential tower achieve this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    101 Juhi Jain
    Project Consultant
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    Integrative process
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    6 Habitech Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    LEED Services in Europe - Founding Member of GBC Italia
    Habitech-Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 15:45 United States
    Using LEEDv4 Fundamental and Enhanced ECx to achieve ID LEED2009
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    548 Candice Rogers
    Paladin, Inc
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 14:55 United States
    LEFEV Parking spots in shared garage w/ no dedicated spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    378 ELIZABETH REITER
    Architect 1
    WORKSBUREAU
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 12:58 Saudi Arabia
    Zero lot line projects
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    25 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 12:47 Mexico
    Minimum Ventilation rates for Production area
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    892 sriram tetali
    Manager -Suatainability Services
    M W Group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 06:01 India
    Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    57 Charlie Christenson
    Vice President
    Brummitt Energy Associates, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 18:32 United States
    Location(s) and Wording of Signs
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    96 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 16:12 United States
    Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    2 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 15:01 United States
    ASHRAE 90.1-2007: 6.4.3.4.2 building height exemption
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    473 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 13:10 South Africa
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 10:33 Spain
    Side Horizontal Light Trespass
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    155 Neha Singhal
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 07:52 India
    Parking space ownership
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    95 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 22:45 Mexico
    Items that are used for either MRc4 or MRc3
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    546 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 16:26 United States
    Must I continue to audit if 50% is reached during PP
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    78 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 15:39 United States
    ASHRAE 50% AEDG
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    2 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 14:10 United States
    interior lighting in hotels
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    108 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    2015-03-23 11:48 Poland
    CORE area and SHELL area
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 Yodi Danusastro
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    2015-03-23 00:47 Indonesia
    Storage Room with a small window
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    892 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Sun, Mar 22, 2015
    2015-03-22 15:40 Turkey
    Occupancy Proof
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    663 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Sun, Mar 22, 2015
    2015-03-22 04:23 Qatar
    2009 calculator - "private" bathrooms in a commecial facility
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    271 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Sat, Mar 21, 2015
    2015-03-21 15:21 United States

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