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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Area allocated for recyclables
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    51 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    99 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: LEED-Healthcare: EAc5 M&V Exemplary Performance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Measurement and verification
    4 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Inventory vs Plan
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    146 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: indoor smoking room exhaust
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    98 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: fuel source
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    104 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Addressing Only Portions of Credit Requirements
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    32 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Tower’s Parking Located in a Non-LEED Podium’s Basement Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    264 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Option 2 Documentation
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    12 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Domestic Water Heating
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: District Energy Treatment in LEEDv4
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    37 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Stormwater inspection
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    70 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    NC-v4 SSc5: Site Assessment (Previously developed)
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    2 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Exemplary Performance ID point for 40% reduction.
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Daniel Hersh
    Architect
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    United States
    RE: Pilot Credit 88: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    ACP and Regional Priority
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    40 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
    PageSoutherlandPage
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    United States
    RE: Daylight Measurement Levels
    in EBOM-v4: Daylight and quality views
    4 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014
    RE: 50% of the "building's" electricity -- for Retail??
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Green power
    6 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    RE: Electrostatic paint and VOC limits
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    76 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    RE: Accused synergies between views documentation & other EQ points
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    59 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    Data Center in Portfolio Manager
    in Data Centers-EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    RE: Air quality testing for targeted chemicals
    in Homes-v4: Contaminant control
    2 Russ Pellegrino
    Technical Director
    Centek Laboratories, LLC
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    LEED EA C4 Calculator
    in NC v2.2 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    23 Achyut Kulkarni
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015
    India
    RE: Formaldehyde resins in mineral wool insulation and firesafing
    in Healthcare-v2009: Low-emitting materials
    55 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    ventilation flow rate
    in CI 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    11 ilkyaz ceren güçlü
    civil engineer
    SPC Solutions
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    Turkey
    RE: Expected volume and collection frequency
    in NC v2.2 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    9 Ashley Morgan
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    RE: LEED Online Form
    in Healthcare-v4: Low emitting materials
    3 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    RE: IEQp1 100% OA AHU and Valance units Comment
    in Schools-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    21 John Burnett
    FAC-LEEDership
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    LEED Online Form
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    1 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    Parking spaces
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Alternative transportation
    8 Megan Bove
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    United States
    RE: Carbon Offsets
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    16 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sun, Nov 2, 2014
    CMU as regional materials
    in Homes-v2008: Environmentally preferable products
    3 Benjie Herrera
    LEED AP BD+C ,Homes,IDC,OM
    Sat, Nov 1, 2014
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    revising submission
    in Revising a credit that is marked "Anticipated"
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
    MPRs
    in LEED Project Registration
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
    response
    in Changing to a Muliple Building Registration
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    We are providing shared use
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    39 Anne Agan
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
    Assesment rooms at rehabilitation Center
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    319 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Sun, Oct 26, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    LEED NC for new office buiding
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    191 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Brazil
    Is this Pilot credit closed?
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    59 Stella Stella
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    LEED CI
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    679 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Compressor replacement + R422D refrigerant
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    40 Norbert Szircsak
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Hungary
    RE: ACP EN standards in CS.IEQp1 and CS.IEQc2
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    11 Amanda Johnson
    Penicaud Green Building
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    115 Maria Rozatti
    Sustainability Consultant, LEED AP O+M
    Sustentech
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: Great concept, poor execution
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    36 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: Transient number for residential
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    228 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Sixth grade level height
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    18 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: ID credits earned in Base Bldg vs CI
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    148 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    NCv4 IEQc9 Acoustics - Hospitality
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Brazil
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Portugal
    RE: Transient number for residential
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    228 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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    Baseline HVAC Model System-8 VAV PFP Boxes with Outdoor Air Unit
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Ivan Priatman
    Senior Designer
    PT. Archimetric
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    2015-03-05 12:57 Indonesia
    ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    1 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    2015-03-05 11:41 United States
    Atrium entrances
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Chilufya Lombe
    Sustainability Consultant
    Solid Green Consulting
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    2015-03-05 06:21 South Africa
    Carpet in LEED v4
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    110 Ben Campbell
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 23:02 Canada
    Warehouse with office space
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    8 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 21:35 United States
    Where are PIf3-1 forms now?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    228 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 18:00 United States
    potable water analysis
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    2 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 16:32 United States
    Fleet Vehicle Parking CI 2009 SSc3.3
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    128 Jessica Kavanagh
    Principal
    L2Partridge
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 14:26 United States
    Government Site with Statues/ War Relics
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    591 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 12:14 United States
    Packaging?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    552 Caroline Hedin
    Architect
    studio point253
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 11:10 United States
    The overlap activities between CxA and CM Consultant
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    291 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 11:06 Thailand
    Duct Sealant
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    447 Yaneth Galindo
    Construction Supervisior
    MNCPPC
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 11:04 United States
    Places of Respite as a Schools ID credit?
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    20 Nadja Turek
    Woolpert Inc.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 10:45 United States
    Precision Air Conditioning for Server Room and Art Gallery
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 10:31 Thailand
    IEQ Credits 4.1-4.5 - applies to on-site application only?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    503 Charlie DeTillio
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 09:27 United States
    Powder coating mixed with water
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    110 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
    81 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
    48 Kalyan Nishtala
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 15:03 United States

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