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    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    952 Felipe Duran
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
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    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
    Pre-development Conditions
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    231 Thiago Bondini
    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
    Building Type
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    217 Geraldine Assmus
    Sustentator
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Argentina
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
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    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
    RE: Is the credit for during construction, or after envelope is up?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    124 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    Preferred parking on surface lot or in garage structure
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    384 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Insulating Concrete Forms
    in Pilot Credit 20: Recycled Content for Non-Structural Materials
    11 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    RE: Appropriate use of Core and Shell?
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    10 John Beeson
    Green Mystic in Residence
    Catalyst Partners
    Wed, Mar 12, 2014
    RE: 0% Achievement
    in NC v2.2 EQc2: Increased Ventilation
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    RE: Eucalyptus - Rapidly Renewable
    in CI 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    RE: CAPP Plan
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    RE: Calculations in the Letter Template
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    21 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    RE: Water Usage vs FTE Classification
    in Schools 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    32 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    RE: Addition Project Boundary remote from existing parking
    in Schools-NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
    RE: v4 Demand Response - No on-site Elec Generation
    in NC-v4: Demand response
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
    RE: CA 01350-compliant bambo flooring isn't NAUF
    in Schools IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    23 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    Data Center Energy Calculator Tool
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    3 Jack Jenkins
    Consultant
    rda|hurleypalmerflatt
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
    RE: Are filing cabinets included
    in NC-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    25 Farah A.
    Sat, Mar 1, 2014
    RE: Historical Buildings with Protected Facades
    in ND-v2009: Minimum building energy efficiency
    6 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Fri, Feb 28, 2014
    RE: Looking forward to your feedback
    in Pilot Credit 12: Reduced Automobile Dependence
    47 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credits and LEED v4
    in Pilot Credit 18: Appliance & Process Water Use Reduction
    36 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
    RE: Building with different uses
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    16 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
    RE: Existing constructions and non infiltration water tanks
    in ND-v2009: Rainwater management
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Fri, Feb 21, 2014
    RE: Calculating Walking Distances
    in ND-v2009: Locations with reduced automobile dependence
    18 Vita Shklovsky
    Wed, Feb 19, 2014
    RE: Number of cycles
    in EBOM-v4: Cooling tower water use
    4 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Wed, Feb 19, 2014
    RE: Possible Exemption?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.3: IAQ Best Management Practices—Increased Ventilation
    10 Hannah Bronfman
    Sustainability Consultant
    YR&G
    Mon, Feb 17, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: LEED documentation in English
    in Documentation
    3 Katsiaryna Mazur
    ISG OLSON, CJSC
    Mon, Nov 15, 2010
    certifying the process
    in LEED for Water/Wastewater Treatment Facilities?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Nov 13, 2010
    runs the gamut
    in Taking Advantage of Utility Incentives?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 12, 2010
    RE: out buildings and LEED
    in Question about multiple buildings & LEED
    2 Cara Mae Cirignano
    Specialist, LEED Resource Development
    US Green Building Council
    Fri, Nov 12, 2010
    New LEED 2009 Addenda Released - November 2010 - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Nov 8, 2010
    post to credit forum
    in Development Density declaration (in buildings per hectare)
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Thu, Nov 4, 2010
    two projects
    in MPR & Energy Modeling for C&S 2009
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Wed, Nov 3, 2010
    USGBC
    in LEED Project Directory on GBCI.org
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Fri, Oct 29, 2010
    historic preservation and green
    in Historic Preservation / Adaptive Reuse and LEED
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 29, 2010
    fees
    in Fees for Multiple Buildings & On-Campus Projects
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 29, 2010
    LEED-NC
    in Choosing between EBOM or CI
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    Fri, Oct 29, 2010
    Building Operating Hours - by Eric Bosley
    Tue, Oct 26, 2010
    What Do the LEED Lawsuit Reactions Say About Us? - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, Oct 26, 2010
    Performance Period
    in Performance Period
    1 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Fri, Oct 22, 2010
    split out buildings
    in Which rating system to apply?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 22, 2010
    LEED-NC or LEED-EBOM
    in rating system selection
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 21, 2010
    RE: Re: NC or CS
    in NC or CS
    3 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Wed, Oct 20, 2010
    PLf2
    in Determining "project building context" for LEED PI Form 2: Project Summary Details, LEED LOv3
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 15, 2010
    RE: percentage of spaces
    in future fit outs
    2 Jeff Riggs
    Sr. HVAC designer
    BCCLT
    Fri, Oct 15, 2010
    post under specific credit forum
    in Water Efficiency / Use Reduction
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Fri, Oct 15, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: University Building - Weekend Trips
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    5 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    .
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    1 Suhaas Mathur
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    Bike rentals count towards SSc4.2?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    259 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    United States
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    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Site assessment
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Transportation Planning Handbook NCv4 LTc7
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Tyra Sorensen
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    9 Sara Zoumbaris
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    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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    145 Anke Koch
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    Ingenieurbüro Anke Koch
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Germany
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    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    79 Usama Eita
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    LEED Exam Prep Course Reviews & Recommendations
    in LEED AP Specialities: Should You Get One?
    29 quinn redman
    Thu, Jul 24, 2014
    EPD without program operator and/or specific PCR
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    18 Paula Rantanen
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    Ramboll Finland Oy
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: CoC number not mentioned on Invoice
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    444 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    United Arab Emirates
    Option 4, Case 1, Path 2: No new parking
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    6 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    67 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    United Kingdom
    RE: small DES
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Fri, Jul 18, 2014
    RE: Varying Fixtures
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    19 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: Ventilation rates for manufacturing facilities
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    332 Grace Ming
    Senior ESD Consultant
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: ID credits earned in Base Bldg vs CI
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    148 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Jul 16, 2014
    Extension past v2.2 Sunset date June 27, 2015?
    in Upgrade to LEED 2009? How to Choose for Your Project
    16 Rodger Kuo
    Architect
    Port of Los Angeles
    Fri, Jul 11, 2014
    Turf grass with trees
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    395 JOHANNA SENOTT
    Architect / Environmental adviser
    EA Energia y Arquitectura
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014
    CO2 Monitors in Waiting Room Without 4 Walls
    in CI 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    31 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Natural ventilation for residential
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 mai elly
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 04:06 Malaysia
    Mechanical Ventilation using local code
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    917 MOHD HAFIZI MOHAMAD
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-21 00:03 Malaysia
    What does LEED consider as Sitework?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    256 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-20 18:08 United States
    Plastic Cement Welding & PVC Welding
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 L S
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-20 16:19 Canada
    Extraction Monoxide in Basement During Construction
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    31 SUMAC Inc.
    SUMAC
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-20 11:06 Peru
    VOC limit for acrylic based industrial enamel paints
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    503 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-20 05:41 Bangladesh
    Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 20:00 United States
    Net Zero Building
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    82 Lisa Marshall
    Ecological Building Strategies
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 19:29 United States
    Two lighting related questions
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    493 Ramana Koti
    Building Performance Analyst
    Lord, Aeck & Sargent
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 17:44 United States
    Naturally ventilated elevator lobby in mech. ventilated bldg.
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    94 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 16:30 United States
    Pilot Credit 74: EQ – No environmental tobacco smoke
    in Homes-v2008: No environmental tobacco smoke
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 16:09 United States
    Pilot Credit 71: EA – Performance of ENERGY STAR for Homes
    in Homes-v2008: Performance of ENERGY STAR for Homes
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 16:04 United States
    Pilot Credit 47: EQ – Acoustic Comfort
    in Homes-v2008: Acoustic comfort
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 15:59 United States
    MRpc34 Design for Adaptability
    in Homes-v2008: Design for adaptability
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
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    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    13 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 14:21 United States
    Coat area - regularly occupied?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    412 Eric White
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 13:11 Canada
    shuttle buses
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    215 Weidong Luo
    Ecotech International
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 12:28 China
    Can we write up this plan and use it as the basis for our EBOM?
    in Pilot Credit 64: Site Improvement Plan
    2 Katherine Carlin
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    2015-01-16 14:56 United States
    Steel Extraction Location - Manufacturer Claim
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    301 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    2015-01-16 14:33 United States
    Fire Station FTE
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    228 Deborah Morgan
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    2015-01-16 11:07 United States

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