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    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    898 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    RE: Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    683 Charles Nepps
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    Core and Shell Scope & Tenant Scope
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    36 Usama Eita
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    557 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    443 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: LEED ND registration questions
    in PIf2: Project Timeline
    8 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    18 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Transients Again
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Lead Paint
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    55 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    45 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Chiller IPLV
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,843 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: CDPH v1.1-2010 Section 3.8.6.1
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Help w/ wrangling RECs.
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    71 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Rack location
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - bicycle storage and changing rooms
    3 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    RE: Occupancy Sensors may be replaced
    in CI 2009 EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
    68 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Fri, Feb 14, 2014
    RE: a LEED-NC V2.2 three-story mixed use building
    in NC v2.2 EQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    54 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015
    Renovate an old school
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    1 Davide Filippi
    Wed, Feb 12, 2014
    RE: Commercial buildings?
    in EBOM-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    3 Jonathan Miller
    Mon, Feb 10, 2014
    What certifications are accepted by USGBC for v4 low-emissions?
    in CI-v4: Low emitting materials
    1 Randy Carter
    Manager, Global Codes & Approvals
    Steelcase Inc.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: VOC limits?
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - ceiling and wall systems
    3 Webly Bowles
    Associate Principal
    Green Building Services
    Tue, Feb 4, 2014
    RE: LEED -NC 2009 for Retail, MRp1
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    2 Webly Bowles
    Associate Principal
    Green Building Services
    Tue, Feb 4, 2014
    RE: ASTM tests for BECx
    in Healthcare-v2009: Enhanced commissioning
    4 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Feb 3, 2014
    RE: Unclear sound isolation requirements at hallways
    in Pilot Credit 24: Acoustics
    28 Larissa Oaks
    Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Jan 31, 2014
    RE: Healthcare & Schools - Exterior Requirements
    in Schools-NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Regional Priority points in total points attempted
    in Schools 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    13 J W
    Tue, Jan 28, 2014
    RE: LEED AP without speciality
    in ND-v2009: LEED Accredited Professional
    3 David ESPAGNET
    Green Building and Sustainability Project Manager
    Bureau Veritas
    Tue, Jan 28, 2014
    RE: Tenant switch in a EBOM certified building
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    12 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
    RE: Legacy LEED AP
    in Healthcare-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 27, 2014
    Data Center location restrictions
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Sat, Jan 25, 2014
    RE: Where are the V4 forms?
    in NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 23, 2014
    Pilot Credit 34 Update
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    10 Sandy Chung
    Senior Associate, Senior Designer
    TCA Architects
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014
    waste management by bedroom vs sf
    in Homes-v4: Construction waste management
    1 Elizabeth Eason
    principal architect
    Elizabeth Eason Architecture LLC
    Wed, Jan 22, 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
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 4, 2010
    two projects
    in MPR & Energy Modeling for C&S 2009
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Nov 3, 2010
    USGBC
    in LEED Project Directory on GBCI.org
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    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
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    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
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 15, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    Clarification
    in CI-v4: Quality views
    1 Charles Gatins
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    Exlude retail zone
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    5 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    Low Mercury Lamps
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    50 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    United States
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Mon, Jun 16, 2014
    RE: Option 2 for a Partially Enclosed Building (LEED NCv2.2)
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    278 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Jun 13, 2014
    RE: Pilot credit as well as exemplary performance
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    58 Chinthaka Jagodaarachchi
    Thu, Jun 12, 2014
    copy paste
    in Retail-CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 manuel de jesus gonzalez duron
    civil engineer
    SYASA
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Prefered Parking Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - parking capacity
    1 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Low Mercury Lamps
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    50 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    United States
    Hot Humid, Multi Family Compliance
    in Mid-Rise v4: Ventilation
    1 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Marking credits as Complete
    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    RE: Street trees exception?
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    89 Marni Punt
    Associate
    Aurecon
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Correct Ds for EQp1
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    59 Judith O'Driscoll
    Sustainable Projects Coordinator
    Goldman Copeland
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    United States
    RE: Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    683 Charles Nepps
    Thu, Jun 5, 2014
    RE: 100% diversion rate utilizing a waste audit
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    94 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    Option1 Electric Vehicle Charging vs. Option2 Liquid/Gas/Battery
    in NC-2009: Green vehicles
    14 Maggie Pipek
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    RE: LEED for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Marija Golubovic
    LEED AP BD+C, Green rater,HERS rater,USGBC faculty
    Energo Energy Efficiency Engineering doo
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    Reclaim land for more than 40 years
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    10 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Tue, Jun 3, 2014
    Singapore
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Lighting control in base case simulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    346 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    2014-12-11 03:06 India
    DATA CENTRE ENERGY MODELLING
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    346 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    2014-12-11 02:09 India
    Fixed shading devices
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    106 Saurabh Shrestha
    HKS Inc.
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 19:19 United States
    Fenestration U-value: Framed versus Center-of-Glass
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,166 Paul Cimaglia
    Director of Mechanical Engineering
    Dunlap & Partners Engineers
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 12:39 United States
    Sensor based lavatory faucet compliance
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    665 Mohammed Faisal Kalaigar
    LEED AP(BD+C)
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 07:41 Saudi Arabia
    Shuttle
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 01:11 Mexico
    Evaporative Chiller in EAp2?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,843 Yastimy Jupson
    Green Building Consultant
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 19:04 China
    Direct vs indirect measurements
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    211 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 16:54 Colombia
    Who can be CxA?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    288 Allan Vásquez
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 16:31 Costa Rica
    Table 1.4.7B Entering Outdoor Airflow in Baseline
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,843 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 10:47 Bulgaria
    Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    933 Florian Pingaud
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 07:41 France
    Electric Resistance Heating
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    933 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 05:30 Italy
    Who can be CxA?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    288 Allan Vásquez
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 19:01 Costa Rica
    MRc2-Concrete Not Poured from Truck and Returned to Batch Plant
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    374 Gregg Behmer
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 16:46 United States
    Certification RQs for Incomplete Building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    144 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 12:11 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 10:59 Ecuador
    EBOM Project Occupancy Doubt
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    332 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 06:51 Brazil
    Where do I enter residential units in form?
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    317 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
    Skanska Sweden
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 05:09 Sweden
    more information
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    3 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Sun, Dec 7, 2014
    2014-12-07 18:21 United States
    Title 24 Equivalency?
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    35 Renee Azerbegi
    Ambient Energy
    Sun, Dec 7, 2014
    2014-12-07 15:06 United States

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