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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Purpose behind the 60% RH parameter?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    328 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    United States
    Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring System for LEED CS building
    in CI-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    43 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Peru
    Definition of limited landscape opportunities
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    265 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Documentation DIBt AgBB - Wet applied product
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    184 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: EAP2 Minimum Energy Performance -- How to classify building
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    507 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    422 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Shuttle between building and secured site entrances
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    249 J Douglas Dietrich
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    United States
    RE: Data Center Modeling - LEED CS version 2009
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,055 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: Certified IPM Service
    in EBOM-v4: Integrated pest management
    7 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: Laboratories - Appendix G Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,427 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: Regional Priority Point
    in NC-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    5 Adam Farber
    GEA Consulting Engineers
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: v2009 Daylight/Views Calc xlsm - locked
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    71 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: Sports Field Exceptions
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    59 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    ID+C - EQ Credit Interior Lighting - Lighting Sales areas
    in Retail-CI-v4: Interior lighting
    2 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Germany
    LTc4- Long-term bicycle storage, Bicycle maintenance program
    in Retail-CI-v4: Bicycle facilities
    2 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Germany
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    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
    United States
    MRpc34 Design for Adaptability
    in Homes-v2008: Design for adaptability
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    LEED O&M on a portion of a building
    in EBOM-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    Mexico
    Metered energy data
    in EBOM-v4: Optimize energy performance
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    IAQ Assessment - Air Testing
    in CI-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    1 Harvard University Green Building Services
    Tue, Jan 13, 2015
    United States
    RE: EBOM Green Cleaning as ID credit
    in NC v2.2 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    131 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Microfiber cleaning
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    6 Anne White
    Program Coordinator
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    RE: Proprietary Ingredients
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    72 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jan 2, 2015
    RE: Residential Tower Lobby level "sitting area" - lighting controls
    in NC v2.2 EQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    61 Kuntal Thakkar
    ECSG
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United States
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Maria Glädt
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    RE: Is there any Credit Language for this
    in Schools-2009: Social equity within the project team
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    RE: Residential building above
    in Retail-CI-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    3 Francisco Sanchez Arroyo
    hexxan
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    Spain
    RE: 2-seat Reception Area in Middle School
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    27 Carrie Webster
    Moseley Architects
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    RE: FSC Invoice information for custom woodworking elements
    in NC v2.2 MRc7: Certified Wood
    162 Jason Grant
    Principal
    Jason Grant Consulting
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: NPDc11: are townhomes single dwelling or multiunit buildings
    in ND-v2009: Visitability and universal design
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    RE: LEED certified Neighborhood
    in NC-v4: LEED for Neighborhood Development location
    8 Adam Maynard
    Neighborhood Development Associate
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    RE: No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    69 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional
    JLL
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Solatubes (tubular skylights) and Option 2 prescriptive method
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    135 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Refrigerants outside of the building, but still on site
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    65 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Ergonomic Design
    in Ergonomic Design for an Innovation Point
    1 Simon S.
    SL+A International, Taipei
    Thu, Nov 18, 2010
    RE: 2009 CI IEQ Credit 5 Entryway System
    in CI 2009 IEQ Credit 5 Entryway Systems
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Nov 17, 2010
    RE: change in scope
    in Extension of Mechanical Duct work
    2 Kendrick Richardson
    LSY Architects
    Tue, Nov 16, 2010
    LEED boundary
    in Remote Parking lot, pre-existing LEED project
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 16, 2010
    MPR#6
    in Sharing energy/water useage data
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 15, 2010
    RE: LEED documentation in English
    in Documentation
    3 Katsiaryna Mazur
    LEED coordinator
    mac-interiors
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Changes to Campus Boundary?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    232 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
    Functional entryway of project
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    United States
    new forum for LEED Online updates
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    138 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    24 Hour Retail
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    1 Daniel Zaneto
    MMA Architects
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    34 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    EAC4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    157 Sahar Al-Khairi
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    #45 - Innovation or Pilot Credit
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    17 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Certify some of multiple fitout floor
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    9 sompoche sirichote
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Thailand
    RE: LEED EBOM EA1 Case 2C
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    122 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    RE: Varying Fixtures
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    19 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    Ice Makers on LEED 2009 for Retail NC
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Water use reduction
    1 Nic Millard
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    MPW Engineering
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    United States
    RE: Thresholds in NOx
    in Healthcare-v2009: Community contaminant prevention - airborne releases
    22 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Oct 3, 2014
    Excluding demand for occupancy sensors in retail sales area
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - lighting controls
    7 Eleftherios Zacharakis
    Environmental and Energy Consultant
    WSP Group Sweden
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    United States
    Tan vs white elastomeric roof coating
    in Green Roofs
    22 Stephen Roach
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED BD&C Healthcare vs. CI?
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    9 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Water Sense Labeling
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    3 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    RE: Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Credit 7.1 and 7.2
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    285 Alejandro Macias
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Mexico
    RE: Conflict with energy efficiency in extreme climate
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    113 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    M&V credit energy model calibration
    in NC-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    13 MKK LEED
    Mon, Nov 23, 2015
    2015-11-23 15:15 United States
    Schools SS4.3 Low Emitting and Fuel Efficient Vehicle Signage
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    52 Paul Cacciola
    Intern Architect
    HMFH Architects
    Mon, Nov 23, 2015
    2015-11-23 11:50 United States
    Fluch Out Complete - Fire Happened Near Building
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    328 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Mon, Nov 23, 2015
    2015-11-23 11:16 United States
    Daylight and Views - RP For Earning 1 Point For Just Daylight?
    in EBOM 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    51 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sat, Nov 21, 2015
    2015-11-21 12:15 United States
    93727 On-site & Off-site Ren. En. - RP for 6 Points if only Off?
    in EBOM 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    51 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sat, Nov 21, 2015
    2015-11-21 11:52 United States
    Single family homes - compliance with Energy Star and Checklists
    in ND-v2009: Minimum building energy efficiency
    8 Mahesh M
    Energy Auditor and Green building expert
    TransGreen Sustainability Solutions
    Fri, Nov 20, 2015
    2015-11-20 11:15 United Arab Emirates
    Parking Garage Demand Controlled Ventilation
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,055 Scott McMillan
    Thu, Nov 19, 2015
    2015-11-19 18:08 Indonesia
    CxA as part of the LEED AP Team
    in NC v2.2 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    63 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Thu, Nov 19, 2015
    2015-11-19 11:17 Ireland
    Manually Watering instead of Temporary Irrigation?
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    430 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Thu, Nov 19, 2015
    2015-11-19 08:17 Ireland
    Maintenance Light on roof area
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    110 Ran Zhang
    Wed, Nov 18, 2015
    2015-11-18 23:43 Japan
    Interchangeability of LE/FE vehicles and HOV parking spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    449 Joann Lee
    Heitman Architects Inc.
    Wed, Nov 18, 2015
    2015-11-18 17:07 United States
    CI Lighting Compliance Exemption out of scope
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    537 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Wed, Nov 18, 2015
    2015-11-18 12:49 United States
    Using Recycled Water for Irrigation
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    22 Abdulrahman Sherazy
    LEED AP bd+c - Sr. Architect
    Midrar Development Management
    Wed, Nov 18, 2015
    2015-11-18 04:15 Saudi Arabia
    MRp1 Exception For CityThat Has No Glass Recycling?
    in NC v2.2 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    12 Tim Gaidis
    Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Tue, Nov 17, 2015
    2015-11-17 21:12 United States
    Roof area covered 90% by equipment
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    78 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Nov 17, 2015
    2015-11-17 19:23 Japan
    Global Compliance Paths ASHRAE 62.1 & EN 15251 and EN 13779
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,030 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Nov 17, 2015
    2015-11-17 13:46 France
    Tint to Reduce Glare
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    431 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, Nov 17, 2015
    2015-11-17 10:38 United States
    Urban setting/city block difficulties
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    122 Nicholas Bristow
    Project Engineer
    Clayco
    Mon, Nov 16, 2015
    2015-11-17 00:28 United States
    Probability distribution of annual PV production.
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    259 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Mon, Nov 16, 2015
    2015-11-16 22:25 Vietnam
    AP Certification on v2009
    in CI 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    22 Paul Duva
    Mon, Nov 16, 2015
    2015-11-16 15:59 United States

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