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    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    283 Charles Nepps
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    Sat, Sep 24, 2016
    RE: Counting RECs Towards EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,303 Waleed AlGhamdi
    Energy Analyst
    Karpman Consulting
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    United States
    RECs or Carbon Offsets and prices
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    20 Francis Hernandez
    Design / Build Coordinator
    Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: v4 BD+C Licensed Professional Exemption
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    21 Eric Anderson
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Fan power in conditioned space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,751 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: ISO versus ASHRAE Option
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    18 Steven Burke
    Sustainability Manager
    SMMA
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Definition of main entrance
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    48 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: NC Tenant Guideline Requirement
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    52 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: ECB vs Appendix G
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    441 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Adjacent rooms with chemicals
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    448 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Emergency Power
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    125 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Demand Control Ventilation
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    136 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Regulation of commingled recycling facilities
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    33 Keith Winston
    Green Building Code Inspector
    DCRA: DC Government
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    United States
    10% exemption for fire suppression systems
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    47 AtSite Inc
    AtSite
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    Reduce Parking Footprint
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    26 Hadar Farjo
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: building is eligible or not
    in CS 2009 IEQc7: Thermal Comfort—Design
    24 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Aug 5, 2015
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    11 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    RE: Calculator from USGBC
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - equipment
    5 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Existing constructions and non infiltration water tanks
    in ND-v2009: Rainwater management
    5 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    RE: post on older LEED for Healthcare forum
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    7 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Performance Period for Recertification
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    95 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    RE: Construction - Indoor Air Quality V2009
    in Schools 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    14 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    RE: is this PC still open?
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    24 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    RE: Minimum building energy performance
    in ND Plan-v4: Minimum building energy performance
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Mon, Jul 13, 2015
    RE: Home size credit calculation
    in Homes-v4: Home size
    2 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    34 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Tenant Layout in Lease Agreement
    in CS v4: Quality views
    2 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Compliance for Proposed New Buildings
    in ND-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Meter for Water Use in Laundry
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    13 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    Contact at USGBC for LEED ND
    in ND-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    1 Martine Desbois
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    RE: Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Humidity Calculations at Peak Conditions
    in Schools 2009 IEQc10: Mold Prevention
    29 Jeremy Rapoza
    Engineer
    BVH Integrated Services
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Performance Period
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    9 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    RE: Street versus Alley
    in ND Plan-v4: Connected circulation network
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Sun, Jun 21, 2015
    RE: In-Patient Rooms Exempt from SSc8?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    22 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Treatment of District or Campus Thermal Energy
    in DOes any one know if the USGBC produced the Addenda for LEED 2009 Districit Energy guidance?
    1 Scott DeGaro
    Sustainability Administrator
    Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 30, 2010
    Thank you
    in Want to share LEED documentation tools or documents?
    1 Terry Squyres
    Principal
    GWWO Inc./Architects
    Wed, Nov 24, 2010
    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
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    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
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    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Structure and Enclosure
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    40 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    RE: Structure and Enclosure
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    70 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    74 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    Re-Appeal for a data center
    in Review Appeal
    38 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Walking path question
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    51 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    Open Plan office served by 4 AHUs
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    160 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
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    RE: Counting RECs Towards EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,303 Waleed AlGhamdi
    Energy Analyst
    Karpman Consulting
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    RE: Awarded the credit?
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    202 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    RE: Green Educational Program Format
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    please post to more specific forums
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Waste Material reused "on-site"
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    453 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Meter for Water Use in Laundry
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    13 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: How to draw the 11 degree line to calculate unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    46 P Hariharan
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    India
    RE: Natural or mechanical ventilation for Split Units
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    64 Michael Brown
    Sustainability Manager/Energy Modeler
    The Beck Group
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    IELTS & TOEFL, ESOL certificates without attending
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
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    Sun, Jun 28, 2015
    RE: Dwelling Units/Residential definition for ventilation
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    54 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    Italy
    RE: Dwelling Units/Residential definition for ventilation
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    54 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    Italy
    Contact at USGBC for LEED ND
    in ND-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    1 Martine Desbois
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    34 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Local code offers voluntary option for no parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    356 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 12:14 United States
    Plus 1 possible ID point
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    155 Stephen Redding
    Vice President
    KCI
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 11:58 United States
    Campus approach
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    286 Febin Mohamed
    Graduate Engineer
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 04:42 Kuwait
    Shuttle between building and secured site entrances
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    286 J Douglas Dietrich
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    2016-05-04 12:30 United States
    Air - Water Heat Pumps
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,128 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    2016-05-04 09:11 Italy
    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
    2016-05-04 05:39 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
    2016-05-04 04:41 Germany
    ETo Unit
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    457 GISELA FARHAT DE ARAUJO
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 14:50 Brazil
    MR 2.2 Form Change
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    91 amy kaspar
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 13:13 United States
    Carrier air to water chiller (non standard (ARI) testing)
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,128 David Lazaro
    WSS REAL ESTATE
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 12:58 Spain
    SSc5.2 Project Boundary
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    192 Christopher Widdowson
    Job Captain
    Cupkovic Architecture LLC
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 12:33 United States
    Laboratories - Appendix G Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,751 Adam Judge
    Mechanical Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, May 3, 2016
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    Automatic sliding doors in 90.1-2007 and LEED 3.0 Projects
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,128 Paul Deinhofer
    MSc
    Schöberl & Pöll GmbH
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 04:42 Austria
    School buses
    in Schools-NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 20:37 United States
    MRc6 Waste Audit - Weight vs. Volume
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    105 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 14:30 United States
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,751 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 11:00 Bulgaria
    Transfer Air for IEQp1 achievement
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    160 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 06:36 Portugal
    Fertilizer and Herbicide Use
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    12 David ESPAGNET
    Green Building and Sustainability Project Manager
    Bureau Veritas
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 05:55 France
    Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    20 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    2016-04-29 20:03 United States
    Existing Insulated Glass Units
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,128 Donald Green
    Operations Manager
    ai Design Group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    2016-04-29 13:06 United States

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