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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Using LEEDv4 Fundamental and Enhanced ECx to achieve ID LEED2009
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    546 Candice Rogers
    Paladin, Inc
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Views for airport
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    397 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Zero lot line projects
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    20 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Defining Outdoor Social Activities
    in NC-v4: Open space
    6 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    55 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: This just... USGBC changes to CS energy modeling requirements
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    263 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: LEED AP + Independent CxA
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    15 MM K
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Naturally ventilated corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    876 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: VOC limits for the welding of PP-R
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    434 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: A site with large building footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    231 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Point Structure For MRc5
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    289 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Parking space ownership
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    95 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Target Finder: Design vs Target
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,710 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: HVAC System 8 Baseline
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    914 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Adhesive the applied to the pre-fabricated materials
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    81 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    Area with Direct Line of Sight to the Outdoors
    in NC-v4: Quality views
    1 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    Brazil
    Scope of landlord change
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    96 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    RE: Path 12 - Low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles per NC 2009
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    214 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    RE: Help test the Pilot Credits!
    in Pilot Credit 35: Environmental Tobacco Smoke
    2 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    PIlot Credit Reboot
    in No Environmental Tobacco Smoke
    1 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    RE: Pilot Credit 30: No new parking
    in Pilot Credit 30: Alternative Transportation
    10 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    LEED Boundaries & Construction Boundaries
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    247 SOHA YAMANI
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    RE: Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    77 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Mar 7, 2015
    v4 vs v2009, Bicycle Shower Facilities Location
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    CONCORE Raised Access Floor Panel.
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    114 Carla Lopez
    Director of Valuation & Advisory
    CBRE
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    PI Form4 - Lease Requirement
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    3 Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham
    Senior Facilities Planner
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    Compliant spaces for views in In-patient areas
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    30 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    5 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Option D: Calibrated Simulation
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    12 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Batteries
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    14 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    1 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    farmers
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    21 Matthew VanSweden
    Community and Environmental Advocate
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Warehouse Office
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    63 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Breezeway Principal Functional Entry?
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    32 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Nepal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Pakistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Paraguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkey - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Arab Emirates - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Yemen - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Northern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Denmark - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Estonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Finland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iceland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ireland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Latvia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Norway - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Daily Occupancy for a cinema
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    Mexico
    Changing out fixture trim after the performance period
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    52 Tom Kennedy
    Thomas E Kennedy, PE
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    RE: Compliance?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    47 Sara Curlee
    BWBR
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    MRc5 Material Tracking/Documentation
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    34 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    United States
    RE: No file uploads?
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    221 Samuel Sura
    Mr
    e-Dome
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    Warehouse
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    145 Anke Koch
    Architect LEED AP
    Ingenieurbüro Anke Koch
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    Germany
    RE: Ancillary site buildings
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    251 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    RE: Electric Charging Stations for LEED CI ID Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    144 Gaston Michaud
    Mechanical Engineer
    CTS
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Reference Building – Try #2
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    13 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    Garages and Service Bays
    in ND Plan-v4: Walkable streets
    1 David West
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    definition of work room
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    316 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Water Quality
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    26 Nathan Anderson
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    Invoice Requirements
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    33 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Romania
    Building core concrete floors as a "reused" material?
    in CI 2009 MRc3.1: Materials Reuse
    25 Alex Silber
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    Project boundary issues
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    207 Muneeb Haider
    Architect
    SIDEworks
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    Pakistan
    Project Sites within a LEED ND Boundary
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    SRI required testing amounts
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    277 Jiri Dobias
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    evaptransiration calulations
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    82 Susan M Kaplan
    Director of Specifications and Sustainability
    HLW
    Fri, Feb 6, 2015
    United States
    RE: Naturally ventilated corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    876 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    Monitoring Period
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    3 Mari Hamasaki
    Principal
    Hamasaki Consulting Engineering Services LC
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Powder coating mixed with water
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    94 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 08:51 France
    Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    5 Wioletta Simlat
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 06:24 Germany
    short term bicycle storage
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 20:28 United States
    Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    77 Amanda Atkinson
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 15:15 United States
    Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    44 Kalyan Nishtala
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 15:03 United States
    MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 14:12 United States
    Auditorium seating
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    94 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 11:50 France
    EAp2:Table 1.4 based on ASHRAE 90.1-2010
    in CS v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 11:12 France
    Site Boundary
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    192 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 10:47 United States
    Fabricator's location
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    289 Mahsa Nicknam
    Product Manager
    SmartBIM
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 10:30 United States
    Plant Design for Proposed bldg
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,710 Julian Park
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 09:48 United States
    Leed AP Exam
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 brazer bozlak
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 16:28 United States
    Modeling of CHP
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    914 Marcio Orofino
    ENE Consultores
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 15:55 Brazil
    High-Volume vs. Convenience Copier 5,000 pages - CIR 872 Canada
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    333 Lindsey Kindrat
    Executive Director, Principal Sustainable Building Specialist
    3 Point Environmental Inc.
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 13:46 Canada
    Is C&S allowed if you are eligible for NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    658 Isolda Strom
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 12:38 Netherlands
    LEED boundary for a railway station
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
    2015-02-28 10:12 Qatar
    Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    94 Peter Dishno
    Commissioning Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 18:02 United States
    Commissioning Documents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    279 Heather Anderson
    Robinson Hill Architecture
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 16:12 United States
    Baseline Exterior Lighting Power Allowance
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,151 Cory Duggin
    Energy Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 15:52 United States
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    1 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 15:37 United States

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