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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: MR4 -vs- MR7 credits
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    364 Jason Grant
    Principal
    Jason Grant Consulting
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: Beach Cleanup of Trash - credit?
    in EBOM 2009 MRp2: Solid Waste Management Policy
    22 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: EBOM IEQp1-A1 Statement "Would need over 100% OA Intake"
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    316 James Doyle
    Owner
    ConServe
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: WaterSense Labeled Products
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    4 Batya Metalitz
    Manager, LEED Technical Development
    USGBC
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: Feedback Survey Confirmation
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    35 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    IEQp1-A1 Statement "Would need over 100% OA Intake"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    742 James Doyle
    Owner
    ConServe
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: Tradable Surfaces Area
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    56 Matthew Heaton
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Asphalt Paving Coatings?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    215 Nicole Kimoto
    Architects Pacific, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Batteries Required?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    79 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: LPD Method for the Baseline Energy Model.
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,064 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Streetside landscaped but not trees
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    75 Trinidee Shelton
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Preferred parking outside the LEED project boundary
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    121 Morteza Kasmaei
    Principal
    Climatic Design Inc.
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: Military Base contamination
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    93 Kim H. Lombard
    Architect
    AECOM
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    7 Ashley Catlett
    USGBC/GBCI
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: Materials Submittal Form
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    424 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: GIBp1
    in ND-v2009: Certified green buildings
    8 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Dec 3, 2012
    RE: Individual Workstation Lighting Controls
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    21 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Sun, Nov 25, 2012
    RE: Material Reused in another location
    in CI 2009 MRc3.1: Materials Reuse
    24 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 23, 2012
    RE: MPR6
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Measurement and verification
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 22, 2012
    RE: Waste to energy conversion
    in Schools 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jan 18, 2013
    RE: Call-a-Ride as compliant public transport
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    14 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager
    GBD Architects
    Mon, Nov 19, 2012
    Electric Bike Fleets are ZEV's so...
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - bicycle storage and changing rooms
    1 John Chinnery
    Fleet Facilitator
    Small Planet E Vehicles
    Thu, Nov 15, 2012
    RE: Asbestos Remediation prior to demolition
    in Schools 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    4 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Mon, Nov 5, 2012
    RE: 3D lighting model
    in Pilot Credit 23: Quality Views
    12 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
    RE: Calculation of baseline, "lowest first-cost"
    in ND-v2009: Infrastructure energy efficiency
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Oct 26, 2012
    RE: Individual Thermal Control
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Controllability of systems - lighting and thermal comfort
    2 Thomas Morris
    Thu, Oct 25, 2012
    RE: Filtration Media Documentation Table
    in Schools 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    12 Patricia Brezny
    via Integral Group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Participation in Online Forum
    in Pilot Credit 6: Integrative Project Planning & Design
    25 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 11, 2012
    RE: Sample size for air speed measurements
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    25 Jason Franken
    Sustainability Professional
    Mon, Sep 10, 2012
    RE: IEQp1- A3 Table Mechanical Ventilation 100%OA
    in Schools-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    19 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Tue, Sep 4, 2012
    RE: secondary use of well water
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    51 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 3, 2012
    RE: Superfund Sites eligible for Brownfields Redevelopment credit?
    in NC v2.2 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    6 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Aug 29, 2012
    RE: PC5 still available?
    in Pilot Credit 5: Preliminary Integrative Project Planning & Design
    35 Batya Metalitz
    Manager, LEED Technical Development
    USGBC
    Tue, Aug 28, 2012
    RE: Hot Water use
    in Schools 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Sep 5, 2012
    RE: Annual Energy Cost Escalation
    in Schools 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    24 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 7, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    7 Ashley Catlett
    USGBC/GBCI
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Certify a Building Extension
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    115 Anna Ohlmeier
    Julius Berger International
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: Timeline for review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    547 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    RE: FTE Calculation
    in Calculating FTEs
    182 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: One story condominium comlplex - tenant specification for LEED
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    593 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: SSp1 fo contiguous sites
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    489 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    12 Filipe Boni
    Brain
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: Project Registration Required
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    10 Megan Sparks
    Manager, Program Integration
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 Green Associate
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    57 Tonima Ferdous
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    54 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
    RE: Excellent
    in GBCI Invites Direct Inquiries—But Do Your Homework First
    17 Elizabeth Thompson
    LEED Specialist
    USGBC
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Large footage residence and threshold adjustment
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    131 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional Exemption (LPE) - outside of USA
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    19 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Reusing IO credits for recertification
    in Recertification
    58 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
    LEED Membership Statistics Tool
    in LEED App Store Coming Soon – What's on Your Wish-List?
    4 Spencer Kim
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    RE: Foreign currency - Israel
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    152 Jaida Holbrook
    Enivronmental Engineer
    Skanska Sverige AB
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    Final review appeal for credit EAc1, new energy model
    in Review Appeal
    30 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    RE: Submitting for Review & Terminolgy
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    133 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Jun 16, 2014
    Marking credits as Complete
    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Current registered project shifts to New Rating Systems
    in Comment on the New LEED Rating System Draft to be Released in 2012
    77 97 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 19, 2011
    RE: Value input for "Minimum required outside air flow,CFM"
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    76 316 Jenny Carney
    Principal
    YR&G
    Tue, Sep 28, 2010
    RE: Smoking area in retail area
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    76 248 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Fri, Sep 10, 2010
    definition of "bus line" vs. "bus stop"
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    76 43 Kathy Buck
    Senior Project Manager
    Neumann/Smith Architecture
    Mon, Aug 23, 2010
    RE: Calculating FTEs
    in Calculating FTEs
    76 182 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Aug 20, 2010
    RE: LEED Campus Certification with complex buildings conditions
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    76 72 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
    RE: Project Registration Fee - Non-member or USGBC Member
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    76 72 Kendal Neitzke
    LEED Administrator, LEED AP O&M, Assoc. AIA
    MSI General Corporation
    Wed, Oct 19, 2011
    RE: Interior lighting for residential project
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    76 529 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Sep 28, 2010
    RE: Interior lighting for residential project
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    76 529 Jonathan Weiss
    Tue, Sep 28, 2010
    Pricing - Toolkit
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    76 90 Paul C
    Fri, Sep 17, 2010
    RE: other providers
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    76 57 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Sep 26, 2013
    RE: PTAC MERV 13
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    76 294 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Jul 11, 2011
    RE: For naturally ventilated buildings.....
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    76 236 Nena Elise
    Tue, Sep 21, 2010
    Baseline in LEED reference guide and IPMVP
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    76 189 Karoline Geneser
    Engineer M. Sc., LEED AP
    Niras
    Fri, Mar 2, 2012
    IEQc5 requirements eased up
    in A Guide to the Key LEED BD&C v2009 Addenda - NC, CS, Schools
    76 51 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Wed, Jul 25, 2012
    RE: Energy Modeling and Process Energy
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    76 221 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 28, 2010
    RE: Modifying grade within 100' of wetland
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    76 94 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 20, 2010
    RE: LEED Facilitation for Cold Storage Facility
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    76 56 Lorey Flick
    Director- Sustainable Services
    ADS Engineers
    Fri, Dec 10, 2010
    Collected StromWater for irrigation
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    76 60 Simon S.
    SL+A International, Taipei
    Thu, Sep 16, 2010
    Space Usage Types
    in EBOM 2009 SSc1: LEED Certified Design and Construction
    76 37 Steve Offutt
    Wed, Aug 11, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    fifth public comment period is open
    in LEED 2012 - 4th Public Comment and Ballot Forum
    191 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 15, 2012
    Lighting levels for underground parking lots
    in Pilot Credit 7: Light Pollution Reduction
    29 shashank jain
    Environmental Analyst
    BDSP Partnership
    Thu, Oct 11, 2012
    Building and trees shading
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    215 Carolina Vergnano
    LEED AP
    Concremat
    Mon, Oct 8, 2012
    Use as an Innovation Credit
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    19 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Oct 2, 2012
    Spreadsheet for Data Centers
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,064 Ricardo Marques
    Fri, Sep 28, 2012
    polyurethane foam
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    368 Anderson Benite
    Tue, Sep 25, 2012
    Using Specs effectively during construction
    in Did you remember to...? List of things it's best not to forget on a project
    1 Peggy White
    White + GreenSpec
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    LEED H Pilot Credit 9
    in Pilot Credit 9: Street Network
    67 Alexander Morris
    Associate
    Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    FSC vs SFI
    in Does LEED Kill Jobs? Lobbyist Claims Don't Hold Up
    11 Alexander Morris
    Associate
    Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    No Zone 8 option for Athena EcoCalculator
    in Pilot Credit 1: Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Building Assemblies and Materials
    44 Chris Miller
    Chief Mechanical Engineer
    Design Alaska
    Fri, Sep 21, 2012
    Units of measurement
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    9 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Fri, Sep 21, 2012
    Include low-occupancy storage/lab in LEED boundary? - MPR3&5
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    440 Chris Miller
    Chief Mechanical Engineer
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Sep 20, 2012
    CHP Electric Output
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,064 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Thu, Sep 20, 2012
    Governmental Cutting of Corners
    in "Wood Wars" Continue, with Military Losing
    1 Kaida Smith
    Thu, Sep 20, 2012
    The way it used to be...
    in New USGBC Membership Fee Structure
    59 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Mon, Sep 17, 2012
    LEED gym on campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    489 maartje van roosmalen
    senior sustainable design consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Sun, Sep 16, 2012
    Help with a new study of green water technologies!
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    581 Chris Pyke
    Director, Research
    USGBC
    Fri, Sep 14, 2012
    Clarification: Portfolio Manager - Energy Audit
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    96 Ashley Chiang
    Sustainability and Climate Analyst
    UC Merced
    Fri, Sep 7, 2012
    Multiple Units - Shared Returns
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    130 Mike Oliva
    Thu, Sep 6, 2012
    Base Building ASHRAE 62 Compiance
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    130 Breeze Glazer
    Research Knowledge Manager: Healthcare Sustainability
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, Sep 6, 2012

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