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    5 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    Revitaliza Consultores
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Peter Warren
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    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
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    Project without exterior lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    552 María Fernanda Aguirre
    Architect LEED AP BD + C - LEED AP ID + C
    Renato Miranda and Associates
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Chile
    RE: The missing point
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    99 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Colombia
    RE: Gimmick-ish
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    31 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
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    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    RE: MPR #6
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 Sadie Martin
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Redoing MRT measurements after preliminary review
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    26 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Commissioning of renewable energy systems
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    255 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    BAS - whole building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    34 Melissa Schifman
    Principal
    Sustology
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    RE: Collection of regional material information
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    260 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    RE: LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    133 Maureen Mahle
    Program Manager, LEED for Homes
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Exception b. of G3.1.1 and setpoint temperature
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,432 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
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    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    55 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    613 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
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    Base ratios for DC
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    RE: Educational Program
    in Healthcare-v2009: Innovation in design
    2 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Jun 24, 2014
    RE: Exempt spaces from the views calculation
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    20 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Jun 23, 2014
    RE: Preferred parking also equipped with charging station
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    61 Deborah Ebersole
    Principal
    Studio D Consulting + Design
    Fri, Jun 20, 2014
    RE: Medical gases
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    19 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Jun 20, 2014
    How to define categories
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    42 Noriko Yasuhara
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    Fri, Jun 20, 2014
    Using a variety of waste recycling resources may be necessary
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    9 Joanna Switzer
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    RE: MRc4 Recycled Content
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    36 Michelle Reott
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    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    RE: Transportation emissions
    in EBOM 2009 EAc6: Emissions Reduction Reporting
    33 Michael Smithing
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    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    Does a "no drugs" sign satisfy the intent of this prerequisite?
    in Schools 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    7 Charles Stevenson
    Integrated EcoStrategy LLC
    Wed, Jun 18, 2014
    Clarification
    in CI-v4: Quality views
    1 Charles Gatins
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
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    in NC-2009: Material ingredient reporting
    1 Michel Dedeo
    Sun, Jun 15, 2014
    RE: Verbiage for Policies and Plans
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    29 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Fri, Jun 13, 2014
    Single-Use Batteries
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    61 Sara Zoumbaris
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    Fri, Jun 13, 2014
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    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    12 Kathryn Van Nelson
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Bank tellers need tasklighting?
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    54 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    copy paste
    in Retail-CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 manuel de jesus gonzalez duron
    civil engineer
    SYASA
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Fundamental Refrigerant Management: Leed v4- Campus Credit
    in EBOM-v4: Fundamental refrigerant management
    2 Ante Vulin
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: SS 4.3
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
    2 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Landscape Architect Statement template
    in ND-v2009: Tree-lined and shaded streets
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
    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
    Using Specs effectively during construction
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    1 Peggy White
    White + GreenSpec
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    RE: EA PR 2
    in LEEDuser’s Guide to Key Changes in LEED-EBOM 2012 – 3rd Public Comment
    40 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    FSC vs SFI
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    11 Alexander Morris
    Associate
    Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    Governmental Cutting of Corners
    in "Wood Wars" Continue, with Military Losing
    1 Kaida Smith
    Thu, Sep 20, 2012
    RE: webcast recording
    in Video: Behind the Scenes on LEED 2012: New Developments in Credit Documentation, Reference Guides, and More
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 6, 2012
    RE: MPR #6 - CI project without submetered utilities
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    47 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    RE: Change of project
    in Registration
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    Wed, Sep 5, 2012
    RE: ID Credit for Dual Certification
    in Green Globes Q&A
    9 Tristan Roberts
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    Tue, Sep 4, 2012
    RE: Not much of anything
    in USGBC LEED EBOM policy model 2009
    5 Paulina Marinkovic
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    Samba Energy
    Fri, Aug 31, 2012
    RE: Does this mean state owned
    in Georgia Bans LEED Over Certified Wood Credits
    2 Paula Melton
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    Fri, Aug 24, 2012
    LEED 2.2 Registered Projects
    in LEED 2.2 Registered Projects (with the eventual adoption of LEED v4)
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Wed, Aug 22, 2012
    RE: Activity Date in CMP
    in GBCI now reviewing CMP hours within 48 hours of entry
    11 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wed, Aug 22, 2012
    RE: Thanks Andrew!
    in LEED Online and how to make it run FAST on Google Chrome
    4 Maura Adams
    Environmental Stewardship Manager
    Wed, Aug 15, 2012
    RE: LEED Certified or Certifiable?
    in LEED Certified or Certifiable? Architects Make the Case for Earning the Plaque
    9 Sandeep Goswami
    COO
    Fountain Head II
    Sat, Aug 11, 2012
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    in Student looking for LEED users to complete a questionnaire on the IgCC and LEED
    1 Michael Zagorski
    Thu, Aug 2, 2012
    RE: post-event Q&A
    in Video: Top-20 LEED-EBOM Documentation Mistakes—And How to Avoid Them
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 27, 2012
    RE: suggestions
    in Breech of Protocol by GBCI and Project Administrator Changes
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 27, 2012
    RE: Contaminants of Concern & Green Globes
    in Chemical Industry Attacks LEED: We Check the Facts
    12 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Thu, Jul 26, 2012
    RE: The AHPBC
    in The New Anti-LEED?
    2 J Michael Pearson
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    Genelco, Inc
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Credit 3.2 option 2
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    251 David Biggs
    David R Biggs Construction
    Fri, Jun 13, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    61 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Fri, Jun 13, 2014
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    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    55 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    Thu, Jun 12, 2014
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    12 Kathryn Van Nelson
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Peter Warren
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    in Schools 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    13 Adam Musante
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    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - parking capacity
    1 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    RE: LEED-CS potential ID credits
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    48 Jonathon Matle
    LEED Coordinator
    Powers Brown Architecture
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Hot Humid, Multi Family Compliance
    in Mid-Rise v4: Ventilation
    1 Jason Biondi
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    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
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    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    RE: Service Bay Entries
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    77 Agnes Vorbrodt
    Principal
    VvS | Architects & Consultants
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Air Purifiers? Dehumidifiers?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    71 Nate Gillette
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    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    Multifamily compliance with Ashrae 62.1-2004 vs 2007
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    56 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    RE: Submitting design prereq. credits during construction review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 Todd Reed
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    Making the Shipping Company Take the Packaging?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    83 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    United States
    RE: Differential Air Pressure Test - Design Review
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    42 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    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: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    133 Maureen Mahle
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    Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
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    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    8 Manzoor Ilahi
    Tue, Jun 3, 2014
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    Modeling Laboratory Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,093 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 19:15 United States
    LEED Online Not Displaying Multiple Credit Assignees
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 17:30 United States
    Project without exterior lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    552 María Fernanda Aguirre
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    Renato Miranda and Associates
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 16:26 Chile
    The missing point
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    99 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
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    Commissioning of renewable energy systems
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    255 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 12:50 United States
    BAS - whole building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    34 Melissa Schifman
    Principal
    Sustology
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 12:47 United States
    Exception b. of G3.1.1 and setpoint temperature
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,432 Francesco Passerini
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    leedme.it
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 11:27 Italy
    LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    133 Erica Downs
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    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 00:01 United States
    Making the Shipping Company Take the Packaging?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    83 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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    LEED lease agreement for CS
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    8 Alfonzo Collins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    2014-10-21 11:43 United States
    WEc3 denial
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    109 Therese Thompson
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    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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    Exception for display lighting
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    106 Emmanuel Pauwels
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    Green Living Projects s.l.
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    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    140 Susan Coy
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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    EBOM & the future
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    31 Shevaun Barrie
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    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 14:09 Canada
    occupied area
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    365 ilkyaz ceren güçlü
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    SPC Solutions
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 13:27 Russian Federation
    LEED v4 reference guides being translated to Chinese
    in China
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    365 Ryan Kurlbaum
    CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 12:25 United States
    LEED v4 reference guides being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 12:22 Brazil
    LEED v4 reference guides being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 12:22 Portugal
    Summary marked "N"
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    194 Ryan Kurlbaum
    CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 11:54 United States

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