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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Distributors location for MR c5
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    277 Keith Lindemulder
    Environmental Business Development- LEED AP BD&C
    Nucor
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: When can construction review start for a NC project
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    639 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Lighting control in bedrooms
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    309 Jyothsna Giridhar
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Footprint, at grade or below grade?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    183 Kimberly Frith
    Sustainability Consultant
    Alto Sustainability, LLC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: M&V Plan
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    83 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: DES Option 2 – CHP with absorption chiller
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,134 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Electric Charging Stations for LEED CI ID Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    142 Matthew Catterall
    Cotera+Reed Architects
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Crushed concrete
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    515 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Greywater and wastewater reuse
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    617 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: Modeling Water-source Variable Refrigerant Volume Systems
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,611 Anthony Hardman
    Building Performance Analyst
    The Green Engineer
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    No mercury Lights
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    144 Susan Coy
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    United States
    Is this project a CS project?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    634 Juliane Muench
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Metal Flooring
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    74 MM K
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Supplemental Guidance to the MPR for LEED v4
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    9 SoYoung Lee
    LEED AP BD+C
    Director, HnC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: MR Project boundary in multi story building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    6 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Clarification
    in CI-v4: Quality views
    1 Charles Gatins
    Tue, Jun 17, 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
    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
    Commingled Collection
    in Schools 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    13 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Prefered Parking Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - parking capacity
    1 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Hot Humid, Multi Family Compliance
    in Mid-Rise v4: Ventilation
    1 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    RE: Case study for preliminary analysis
    in CS v4: Integrative process
    2 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    RE: EQc3, EQc5 and filtration requirements
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    19 Matthew Martin
    Assistant Site Superintendent
    QBS, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 5, 2014
    RE: Projects outside the US
    in CI 2009 EAc4: Green Power
    95 MM K
    Thu, Jun 5, 2014
    Option1 Electric Vehicle Charging vs. Option2 Liquid/Gas/Battery
    in NC-2009: Green vehicles
    14 Maggie Pipek
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    RE: LEED ND Green Buildings
    in ND-v2009: Certified green building
    16 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    RE: SSc8 and EAc1 Disconnect?
    in Schools 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    41 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jun 3, 2014
    Commissioning with Volume Build Projects
    in Retail-CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Robin Dukelow, LEED AP BD+C
    Sustainability Consultant; Project Manager
    Henderson Engineers, Inc.; Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Mon, Jun 2, 2014
    RE: LEED CI V2012
    in CI 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    18 Jaewan Lee
    Consultant
    SGS Korea
    Thu, May 29, 2014
    Utility Trenches OK Beyond Boundary?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Thu, May 29, 2014
    RE: LEED Boundary
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    39 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Wed, May 28, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    password
    in USGBC LEED EB:O&M 2009, EAp2 and EAc1 Case 2 Calculator - password for the cell F38 of the spreadsheet
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
    owner required signatory
    in Help with PI Form - Tenant Fit-out
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
    RE: Town House project LEED Certification in China
    in How to certify the Town House project under LEED rating system in China?
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 13, 2011
    RE: Doesn't replace Standards 62.1 and 90.1
    in Ashrae standard 189.1, Total building sustainability package
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 13, 2011
    using LEEDuser in the field
    in LEEDuser usage for field personnel
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 13, 2011
    LEED and sterilization
    in Soil Sterilization
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 13, 2011
    LEED international discussion
    in LEED international proyects
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 13, 2011
    RE: LEED Healthcare Forum
    in LEED for Healthcare
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 13, 2011
    GBCI policy on deferring appeal
    in Defer a Design Phase Appeal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 13, 2011
    LEED-ND forum
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 13, 2011
    RE: Download completed templates
    in LEED Online + Documentation
    5 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Fri, Nov 11, 2011
    RE: Re: Is EBOM Cheaper than NC
    in Is EBOM cheaper than NC
    2 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Fri, Nov 11, 2011
    Hi Kay
    in Documentation Hours
    2 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Thu, Nov 3, 2011
    RE: Credential Maintenance Guide
    in Live Presentation Hours
    3 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Nov 1, 2011
    RE: Energy Star ratings and volume
    in LEED Volume: EBOM, All Need Energy Star Rating?
    5 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Mon, Oct 31, 2011
    Hi Krista
    in LEED Core and Shell Extents
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Thu, Oct 27, 2011
    Rainwater Collection?
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Water Efficiency (WE) Section
    4 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Oct 25, 2011
    LEED 2012 Greenbuild Session Seeks High Ground - by Nadav Malin
    Wed, Oct 12, 2011
    Higher Appeal fee for certain credits and prerequisites - by Susann Geithner
    Wed, Oct 12, 2011
    Can I get some advice on fee structure for LEED volume certification? - by Valerie Molinski
    Tue, Oct 11, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Modeling Water-source Variable Refrigerant Volume Systems
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,611 Anthony Hardman
    Building Performance Analyst
    The Green Engineer
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    France
    brownfield confusion
    in NC-v4: High priority site
    1 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Tue, Jul 1, 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: Greywater and wastewater reuse
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    617 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    RE: Switching to LEED V4
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    57 Jeslin Varghese
    GBRI
    Sun, Jun 29, 2014
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    France
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    Japan
    RE: Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    3 A Commings
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    RE: Parking spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    362 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    Base ratios for DC
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    RE: Diversity of 10 basic services
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    39 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Jun 25, 2014
    Occupants estimate according reference building
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Jun 24, 2014
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Tue, Jun 24, 2014
    France
    RE: Plaza at grade building above.
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    245 Paul Rogers
    Architect
    BAU Architects
    Tue, Jun 24, 2014
    Sweden
    RE: SSc7.2 roof gravel
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    98 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Jun 24, 2014
    LEED BD+C 2009 vs v4
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    160 MARIA FERNANDA VILLANUEVA RAMOS
    Mon, Jun 23, 2014
    Mexico
    How to define categories
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    42 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Fri, Jun 20, 2014
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    Belgium
    Complex projects benefit from turn-key waste mgmt services
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    10 Joanna Switzer
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Survey for Sixth Graders
    in Schools 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    13 Matthew Heaton
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    2014-10-10 09:45 United States
    Path 7 - Site Characteristics Outside of Project Footprint.
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    98 Kendra Lane
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    2014-10-10 08:13 United States
    0% credit achievement rate?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    83 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    2014-10-10 06:07 Ireland
    Solar Panels
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    276 Amanda Johnson
    Penicaud Green Building
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    2014-10-10 03:45 France
    Pilot credit # 45
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    16 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 20:55 France
    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    119 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 11:40 United States
    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    467 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 11:39 United States
    Golf Course Clubhouse Certification
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    102 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 11:18 United States
    Baseline envelope - Existing Buildings (Retrofit)
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,611 João Costa
    Engineer
    ETRIA
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 09:11 Brazil
    Lose Leed Certification?
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    160 Tim Meadows
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 08:41 United States
    EB v2.0 questions
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    331 Jeannie Rueter
    Green Building Analyst
    Ausonio Incorporated
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    2014-10-08 18:10 United States
    Office Transient
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    115 Nate Steeber
    LEED Consultant & Designer
    Sol Developments
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    2014-10-08 16:02 United States
    No Tenant Fit Out
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    102 Kimberlyn Caoagas
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 19:09 United States
    Re-applying for a credit approved in Design submittal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    639 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 16:42 United States
    Ice Makers on LEED 2009 for Retail NC
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Water use reduction
    1 Nic Millard
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    MPW Engineering
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 16:02 United States
    Roof Area Clarification
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    98 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 14:18 United States
    Exterior lighting power
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,611 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 10:25 Spain
    Different HVAC system in baseline than proposed design- C&S
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    256 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 09:53 Colombia
    VOC Compliant Chemicals - IEQ3.3
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    137 Jessica Wasmuth
    EMS, Inc.
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 09:48 United States
    Attachments for the Resubmission
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    639 kelly ryan
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 08:36 United States

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