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    116 SaMI S
    Sun, Jul 31, 2016
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    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    442 Abdalla Anwar
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    Nesma & Partners
    Sun, Jul 31, 2016
    RE: Narrative explaining compliance of ESC plan with NPDES guideline
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    293 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Sat, Jul 30, 2016
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,618 Santiago Velez
    Sat, Jul 30, 2016
    Hard-lid Ceiling
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    442 Khaled Hamaideh
    LEED Coordinator
    CCC
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: EBOM-2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy & VOCs?
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    39 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: Compliance with WEp1 building that was constructed after 2007 bu
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    282 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
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    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    6 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: Question for Required Documentation for Option 1 of this credit
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    13 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: APPA Audit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    76 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: Weekly Log
    in EBOM-v4: Water metering
    2 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: New to LEED-ND...submitting for certification
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    33 Gwen Corrie
    Sustainability Strategist
    Gensler
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    LEED ND v2009 Stage 2 vs Stage 3 (w/ v2009 sunsetting)
    in PIf2: Project Timeline
    9 Gwen Corrie
    Sustainability Strategist
    Gensler
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    ISO versus ASHRAE Option
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    14 Steven Burke
    Sustainability Manager
    SMMA
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: Div 12 Environmental Info
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    34 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    272 Anastasia Makarenko
    EcoStandard
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    ULEF documentation and LEED Online form
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    219 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    United States
    RE: Dedicated Exhaust Clarification
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    98 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    RE: Pilot Credit / ID Credit for NC
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    318 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    RE: Interior Lighting Quality
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    27 Matt Latchford, PE, IALD, MIES, LC, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate Principal
    Lam Partners
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    control of PIU fans for System 8
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,098 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    Sliding Scale
    in NC-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    6 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    shop applied adhesive in a laminate flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    504 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    Vietnam
    RE: VOC limts and basement parking
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    529 Anna Okviana
    Total Bangun Persada
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    RE: a question about DES option 1
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    49 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Required Documentation: All Projects for Site Management credit
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    7 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Using pre-existing conditions as oppposed to existing conditions
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    43 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Thermal Barrier Tape and EPD
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    55 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    United States
    RE: waste generated from new construction
    in Mid-Rise v4: Construction waste management
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Credit compliance in elevator halls
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    258 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    Mexico
    IEQp1&c2 Documentation
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    158 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    United Kingdom
    RE: Ongoing commissioning when follow EA c2.1- option 2
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.3: Existing Building Commissioning—Ongoing Commissioning
    42 David Edenburn
    ESD Consultant
    Commtech Asia
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    Basic resource with many uses...
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    1 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Exemplary Performance
    in Schools 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    16 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: Data Centers Modeling Guidelines
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    56 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    new Alternative Compliance Path
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: LEED-GA as a student
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    70 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: elevator question
    in Attaining credits through advanced elevator technology?
    8 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Fri, May 20, 2016
    RE: LEED Dynamic Plaque vs EB Recertification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    15 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    RE: precerticfiation
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    39 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    new LEED Online forum
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new LEED Online forum
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    19 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    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.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: The cost of Certification
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    128 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
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    LEED ND Review options
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    4 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    Egypt
    RE: Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    57 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 24, 2016
    RE: should an aerobics area be multi-occupant for IEQc6.2?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    45 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Mar 23, 2016
    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
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    Submitting for a CIR or LEED Interpretation
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    30 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    United States
    RE: Recert vs. new Cert
    in Recertification
    64 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Mar 1, 2016
    Re-Appeal for a data center
    in Review Appeal
    38 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Feb 17, 2016
    RE: Minimum Benefit to Achieve ID Credits
    in LEED Canada Forum
    53 Aaron Smith
    Mechanical Engineer
    M & R Engineering
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    Green Globes CIEB Technical Reference Manual?
    in Green Globes Q&A
    10 Albert Minton
    SENSAIRE SERVICES LLC
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    RE: Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Lighting Levels
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    122 Henry Richardson
    Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    United States
    Off-site charging station
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    17 Kristina Pobre
    Architect
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    Philippines
    Off-site charging station
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    17 Kristina Pobre
    Architect
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    Philippines
    greenfield or previously developed site?
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    286 Anastasia Makarenko
    EcoStandard
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    n/a
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    12 robert lohr
    Sr. Director of Construction
    DSW, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Alternative Walkability Features
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    129 Emily Loquidis
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    ULEF documentation and LEED Online form
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    219 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    United States
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    6 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    CEE Tier 3A Washer Requirement
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    27 Katie Herber
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    Lease requirements for this credit
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    13 Troy Glasner
    President
    E3 Eco Group Inc.
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    How to calculated for hybrid urinals
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    106 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Jul 20, 2016
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    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    814 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    United States
    Lead-free waterproofing floor slabs
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    21 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    Spain
    Selection of Leed certification
    in EBOM-v4: Renewable energy and carbon offsets
    1 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Selection of Leed certification
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    7 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Ozone treatment
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    44 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Mexico
    PV - how is it accounted for?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    United States
    Legal Wood- ID Point
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    11 Emily Loquidis
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    United Kingdom
    IEQp1&c2 Documentation
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    158 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Recycling Rates - Facts and Figures
    in CI 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    58 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Vertical Garden/Green wall
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    78 Carmelito Tatlonghari
    LEED-AP BD+C
    SPCastro, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
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    Success with LCA option?
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    58 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    2016-07-25 17:45 United States
    Div 12 Environmental Info
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    34 Melinda Veregge
    The Austin Company
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    2016-07-25 12:52 United States
    Lighting Levels
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    122 Henry Richardson
    Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    2016-07-25 12:03 United States
    a question about DES option 1
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    49 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    2016-07-25 07:51 China
    Off-site charging station
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    17 Kristina Pobre
    Architect
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    2016-07-24 20:12 Philippines
    Off-site charging station
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    17 Kristina Pobre
    Architect
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    2016-07-24 20:10 Philippines
    sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    2 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    2016-07-22 18:00 United States
    SSc2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    286 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    2016-07-22 12:26 United States
    APPA Audit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    76 Ana Carolina Montecinos Ongini
    Ingeniera
    IRSA S.A
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    2016-07-22 10:33 Argentina
    Alternative Walkability Features
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    129 Emily Loquidis
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    2016-07-22 07:35 United Kingdom
    Construction Waste management
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    442 Piotr Podhajny
    LEED AP BD+C
    Midtconsult
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    2016-07-22 04:21 Denmark
    Ask about light and views Index
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    741 Jose Alfonso Vergara Vasquez
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 23:12 Mexico
    waste generated from new construction
    in Mid-Rise v4: Construction waste management
    4 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 19:46 United States
    Required Documentation: All Projects for Site Management credit
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    7 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 18:12 United States
    Question for Required Documentation for Option 1 of this credit
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    13 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 16:10 United States
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    6 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 15:25 United States
    Lease requirements for this credit
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    13 Troy Glasner
    President
    E3 Eco Group Inc.
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 13:03 Canada
    Design Engineer for EAp1 and CxA for EAc3
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    331 Amy Harmon
    Scheeser Buckley Mayfield
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 12:14 United States
    Synthetic grass surfacing
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    409 David Browne
    Architect
    CRA & Associates, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 11:36 United States

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