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    88 Emmanuel Pauwels
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    Sun, Apr 20, 2014
    RE: Dry-Fog coatings
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    417 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Sun, Apr 20, 2014
    Rainwater
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    544 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Sat, Apr 19, 2014
    Exception to DES
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    178 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Sat, Apr 19, 2014
    2 different system in LEED Boundary
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    697 SW LEE
    Project Manager
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED Project boundary and adjacent road.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    172 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    EP credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    66 ethan adams
    UUSC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    template update
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    64 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEEDuser IPM template updated
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    68 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Do all units have to run at 100% OA for this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    216 Allison Beer McKenzie
    Architect, Director of Sustainability
    SHP Leading Design
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: RH control with dew point control logic for IEQ 6.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    166 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Control Via Software Platform
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    271 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: USGBC Credit Library Access
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    93 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Project on 7th floor
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    22 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 3, 2013
    RE: Wet mineral wool on spandrel
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 3, 2013
    RE: Question on Selecting IAQ Test Locations
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    60 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 3, 2013
    RE: Basic learning...
    in Pilot Credit 17: Cooling Tower Water Use
    26 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Thu, Oct 31, 2013
    RE: Purchase of Used Furniture
    in EBOM-2009: Sustainable purchasing - furniture
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Oct 30, 2013
    RE: Residential Kitchen Equipment
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - food waste systems
    2 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Mon, Oct 28, 2013
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    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    9 Kevin Chow
    Mechanical Engineer
    Thu, Oct 24, 2013
    RE: Btu / sf / year ? Non default MEI.
    in NC v2.2 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    43 Karen Chan
    Architect
    HMC + Beverly Prior Architects
    Wed, Oct 23, 2013
    RE: What are requirements for street lighting?
    in ND-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    3 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Fri, Nov 8, 2013
    RE: PVC free wallcoverings and shower curtains
    in EBOM-v4: Facility maintenance and renovations policy
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 18, 2013
    RE: Baseline equal to zero
    in ND-v2009: Minimum building water efficiency
    4 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Thu, Oct 10, 2013
    RE: Donation of Land
    in ND-v2009: Restoration of habitat or wetlands and water bodies
    3 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Thu, Oct 10, 2013
    RE: documentation issue
    in Pilot Credit 56: Renewable Energy – Distributed Generation
    14 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Thu, Oct 10, 2013
    RE: District heating/cooling and On-site renewables
    in ND-v2009: District heating and cooling
    5 Colin Day
    Sustainable Building Associate, LEED GA
    The Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Sep 30, 2013
    RE: Public space locations
    in ND-v2009: Access to civic and public space
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Sep 27, 2013
    RE: Is PC1 still alive?
    in Pilot Credit 1: Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Building Assemblies and Materials
    44 Frances Yang
    Wed, Sep 25, 2013
    RE: BMP Criteria.
    in NC v2.2 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    22 Matthew Macko
    Principal
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Fri, Sep 20, 2013
    RE: Can I contribute cork to multiple credits (MRc4 and MRc6)?
    in Schools 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    7 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 18, 2013
    Remediating to "residential (unrestricted) use"
    in Healthcare-v2009: Environmental site assessment
    6 Kathy Wislocky
    Project Manager
    Isgenuity LLC
    Thu, Sep 12, 2013
    RE: Construction EQ Management Plan
    in Healthcare-v2009: Construction IAQ management plan - during construction
    7 Bruce Maine
    Sustainable Design Specifier
    Retired
    Tue, Sep 10, 2013
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    LEED validity for D&C systems
    in LEED Certification validity period
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Aug 16, 2010
    RE: contact GBCI
    in Change the registration information
    2 Fabio Frescia
    Sustainable Engineer
    Tue, Aug 10, 2010
    EAc1 forum
    in ASHRAE 2004 - versus ASHRAE 2007 - 90.1 Standard
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 10, 2010
    RE: Re: Additional Building Added in Middle of Project
    in Additional Building Added in Middle of Project
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 10, 2010
    RE: kitchen facilities and LEED rating system selection
    in Definition of Residential
    2 Larry Jones
    Associate
    Atelier Ten
    Fri, Aug 6, 2010
    LEED-CI credits on a LEED-EBOM project
    in Combined LEED EBO&M with LEED ID+C
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Aug 6, 2010
    Paperless Submittals - by Bruce Maine
    Thu, Aug 5, 2010
    tenant scope
    in Which area applies to a CI certification, especially according to shared (non-rented) areas
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Aug 5, 2010
    RE: LEED Reference Guide
    in Reference Guide
    2 Paul C
    Tue, Aug 3, 2010
    upgrading to LEED 2012 and fees
    in Project Registration
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 3, 2010
    Hopefully eliminating the CBs will raise the quality of reviews
    in Clarification overkill
    1 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Aug 2, 2010
    RE: RE: residential high rise: leed rating system selection
    in residential high rise: leed rating system selection
    4 stefano sani
    Fri, Jul 30, 2010
    a good thing but not a LEED thing
    in Possible points for reducing project scope?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 29, 2010
    RE: KEMA Services
    in Recommendations for companies that perform ASHRAE Level I Energy Audit around the Sacramento area?
    2 Andy Rhoades
    Partner
    Leading Edge Consulting
    Tue, Jul 27, 2010
    RE: good question
    in credit stats
    2 Natesan Seshagiri
    Architect
    Tue, Jul 27, 2010
    EBOM changes explored in more depth
    in July 2010 LEED Addenda Published by USGBC
    17 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 27, 2010
    RE: Construction phase
    in Changes after Design Submittal
    2 Scott Bowman
    Principal - Corporate Sustainability Leader
    KJWW Engineering Consultants
    Tue, Jul 27, 2010
    RE: Manufactured Offices?
    in ASHRAE 90.1- 2.3
    2 Jun Hashimoto
    RLA, LEED-AP
    Mon, Jul 26, 2010
    RE: Length of construction project
    in EBOM or NC? When is it too late to utilize the NC rating system?
    2 Thomas Boyd
    MEP Construction Manager
    Tonn and Blank Construction, LLC
    Sat, Jul 24, 2010
    RE: Also, fees...
    in Switching from NC to EB
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 24, 2010
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    RE: printer rooms in tenant scope of work
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    80 81 Susie Spivey-Tilson
    Project Management Sustainability Services
    CBRE
    Mon, Aug 30, 2010
    RE: Fruits & Vegetables?
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    80 182 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Thu, Aug 12, 2010
    RE: What should USGBC do with the extra time to ensure success?
    in LEED 2012 Postponed to 2013, Renamed LEED v4
    79 28 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Tue, Jun 5, 2012
    RE: Residental AND Commercial
    in Project Information form
    79 45 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 13, 2010
    Using Parking Generation 3rd Edition.
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    79 37 Clio Rayner
    Architect
    GSBS Architects
    Tue, Sep 28, 2010
    Including "Dry Gardens" in Design Case
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    79 81 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Mary Davidge Associates
    Tue, Aug 10, 2010
    RE: definition of "bus line" vs. "bus stop"
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    79 39 Simon S.
    SL+A International, Taipei
    Wed, Aug 25, 2010
    Energy Use Breakdown Scenario
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    79 85 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve: Building Sustainability
    Thu, Sep 23, 2010
    RE: IEQc5 for Healthcare
    in Healthcare-v2009: Indoor chemical and pollutant source control
    79 5 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Sat, Mar 23, 2013
    RE: Outside of the US
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    79 66 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 8, 2010
    RE: M&V Plan - Questions
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    79 90 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Wed, Aug 25, 2010
    RE: non-project specific RECs
    in CI 2009 EAc4: Green Power
    79 90 John Bauer
    Fri, Sep 10, 2010
    RE: Reused furniture from old office
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    79 89 Patrick Moore
    GBD Architects, Inc
    Tue, Aug 24, 2010
    Peak Transients
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    79 212 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    RE: Mechanical, electrical and plumbing components
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    79 233 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 9, 2010
    RE: Smoking area in retail area
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    79 228 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Fri, Sep 10, 2010
    HERS Rater
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    79 228 David Herrera
    Architect
    Maiz Transforma
    Mon, Sep 13, 2010
    LEED EB or NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    79 559 Elke Malleier
    Dr.
    Sustainability & Green Building Consultant
    Tue, May 28, 2013
    RE: IEQ C6.2, acceptable adjustable diffusers?
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    79 166 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Mary Davidge Associates
    Mon, Aug 30, 2010
    RE: PFc Occupant Experience Survey
    in Comment on the New LEED Rating System Draft to be Released in 2012
    78 97 David Smith
    Fri, Jan 14, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    USGBC BPP
    in Pilot Credit 38: Advanced Utility Tracking
    6 Sara Aschliman
    Thu, Jan 3, 2013
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    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    4 Brian Leet
    Freeman French Freeman
    Mon, Dec 31, 2012
    Two building connected by bridge.
    in Multiple Buildings - One Registration
    5 Zonda E. Team
    Zonda Engineering
    Fri, Dec 28, 2012
    LEED CI 2009 : Project without HVAC change
    in LEED CI 2009 : Integrating HVAC work after project completion
    3 Diana Hill
    Sat, Dec 22, 2012
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    in USA Today attacks LEED schools next, again with selective use of data
    18 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Dec 19, 2012
    Requirements of this madatory credit for India based projects
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    182 Kevin Sullivan
    Director
    Leap Sustainability Design Consulting
    Tue, Dec 18, 2012
    Patriotism meets Efficiency
    in USA Today attacks LEED schools next, again with selective use of data
    18 Matthew Macko
    Principal
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Thu, Dec 13, 2012
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    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    9 K W
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    Thu, Dec 13, 2012
    Pilot Credit 45 - LEED for Retail
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    10 Serena Wray
    Designer and LEED Project Administrator
    Larson Design Group
    Thu, Dec 13, 2012
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    in LEED project boundary in campus setting
    6 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
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    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
    post on older LEED-HC forum
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    19 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
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    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
    post on old forum
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
    posts on old forum
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
    Attempting to comment on LEED v4
    in LEED v4 Public Comment Forum - LEED Takes a New Direction
    97 Kathleen Roberts
    Executive Director
    North American Metals Council
    Mon, Dec 10, 2012
    Suggestion for an alternative transition between V3 & V4
    in LEED v4 Public Comment Forum - LEED Takes a New Direction
    97 Rob Watson
    CEO
    ECON Group
    Sun, Dec 9, 2012
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    in LEED v4 Public Comment Forum - LEED Takes a New Direction
    97 Rob Watson
    CEO
    ECON Group
    Sun, Dec 9, 2012
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    in LEED v4 Public Comment Forum - LEED Takes a New Direction
    97 Rob Watson
    CEO
    ECON Group
    Sun, Dec 9, 2012
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    in LEED v4 Public Comment Forum - LEED Takes a New Direction
    97 Rob Watson
    CEO
    ECON Group
    Sat, Dec 8, 2012

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