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    Principal
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    Sun, Sep 21, 2014
    RE: Recycling Facility Letters of Certification
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    332 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
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    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    82 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
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    Public use vs Building occupant use
    in CS 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    33 Dina Ammar
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    RE: NC 2009 or v4 Multifamily Midrise
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    610 Melissa Merryweather
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    Green Consult-Asia
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
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    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    RE: Concrete forming and temporary material - recycled content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    462 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    RE: DES Option 2 - Clarification
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,086 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    RE: Pre-existing Campus PV Array - Does commissioning apply?
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    200 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    Refrigerants outside of the building, but still on site
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    64 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    RE: LEED Canada 2009 Letter Templates (LLT)
    in LEED Canada Forum
    41 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    What is the Air Vapor Barrier?? Roofing Membrane still exempt?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    387 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    RE: kitchen hoods
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,378 HOUCINE TLEMSANI
    Mechanical Designer
    MEP Engineering Solutions, Inc
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    Occupancy for indoor/outdoor building types
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    188 Keelan Kaiser
    Architect and Educator
    Serena Sturm Architects and Judson University
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    RE: Appeal Process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    577 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
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    in Schools-NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
    RE: v4 Demand Response - No on-site Elec Generation
    in NC-v4: Demand response
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
    RE: CA 01350-compliant bambo flooring isn't NAUF
    in Schools IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    23 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
    RE: Integrative Process
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    4 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
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    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
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    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    3 Jack Jenkins
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    rda|hurleypalmerflatt
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
    RE: Plumbing Commissioning Scope Of Work
    in NC-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    2 Scott Bowman
    Owner
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    Wed, Mar 5, 2014
    No documents to prove compiance
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    11 Saud Abdul Rasheed
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    Wed, Mar 5, 2014
    RE: Are filing cabinets included
    in NC-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    25 Farah A.
    Sat, Mar 1, 2014
    RE: Historical Buildings with Protected Facades
    in ND-v2009: Minimum building energy efficiency
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Feb 28, 2014
    RE: Option 3 - Air-cooled chillers
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    5 jorge torres coto
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    Empirical Engineering, LLC
    Fri, Feb 28, 2014
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    in CS 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    11 Carine Guenand
    Assistant Design Manager
    Skanska Construction UK
    Thu, Feb 27, 2014
    RE: Looking forward to your feedback
    in Pilot Credit 12: Reduced Automobile Dependence
    47 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credits and LEED v4
    in Pilot Credit 18: Appliance & Process Water Use Reduction
    36 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
    RE: Carpet Waste Conversion Factor and long-term volume diversion tr
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    29 Jubilee Daniels, MLA, LEED AP O+M
    Consultant, Sustainable Buildings and Operations
    Jubilee Environmental Consulting
    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
    RE: Building with different uses
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    16 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
    RE: Exclude existing parking with certification of building addition
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    20 Crissy Tsai
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Webcor Builders
    Mon, Feb 24, 2014
    RE: Existing constructions and non infiltration water tanks
    in ND-v2009: Rainwater management
    4 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Feb 21, 2014
    RE: IDp1 Health Mission Statement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Integrated project planning and design
    2 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Feb 21, 2014
    RE: Calculating Walking Distances
    in ND-v2009: Locations with reduced automobile dependence
    18 Vita Shklovsky
    Wed, Feb 19, 2014
    RE: Number of cycles
    in EBOM-v4: Cooling tower water use
    4 Batya Metalitz
    Manager, LEED Technical Development
    USGBC
    Wed, Feb 19, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    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
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    Thu, Oct 27, 2011
    Rainwater Collection?
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Water Efficiency (WE) Section
    4 Scott Bowman
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    Tue, Oct 25, 2011
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    RE: Alen A350 air purifier
    in Air purification
    7 Robert Neil
    Tue, Oct 4, 2011
    RE: synergies from LEED-NC to LEED-EBOM
    in Sysnergies from LEED NC 2.2 carry over to EBOM 2009
    5 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Sep 30, 2011
    RE: LEED 2012 Credit Comments
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Sustainable Sites (SS) Section
    16 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Mon, Sep 26, 2011
    RE: O&M Manual is the bible
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    3 Bazeeth Ahamed Khader Mohamed Ali
    Sat, Sep 24, 2011
    RE: check with GBCI
    in Block Team Administration
    2 Brian Wolfe
    Sustainable Coordinator
    HKS
    Thu, Sep 22, 2011
    RE: Public LEED Project Directory
    in LEED CI - PI form 5
    2 Sheela I
    Thu, Sep 22, 2011
    Pilot Credit 44
    in LEED Certification and Ergonomics
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 21, 2011
    RE: rating system and credit
    in Calculating Waste Diversion Rates for a Modular Factory
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 21, 2011
    RE: MR Credit - Environmentally Preferable Structure and Enclosure
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Materials & Resources (MR) Section
    46 Keith Lindemulder
    Environmental Business Development- LEED AP BD&C
    Nucor
    Thu, Sep 15, 2011
    RE: Poured concrete is not an air
    in Is poured concrete an air barrier material?
    3 Aaron Ashley
    Thu, Sep 15, 2011
    Sorry, late thread
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Section
    12 Jeff Chapman
    EcoDesigner
    Kirksey
    Fri, Oct 28, 2011
    Development Density and Diverse Uses - Option 3
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – LT (Location and Transportation) Section
    11 Michelle Howard
    KMD Architects
    Wed, Sep 14, 2011
    RE: Re:Regional Priority Credit
    in Regional Priority Credit
    2 Sue Barnett
    Principal
    Sue Barnett Sustainable Design
    Wed, Sep 14, 2011
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    91 98 Michelle Perez
    Thu, Dec 9, 2010
    RE: Anti-termite Treatment
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    91 112 Allison Beer McKenzie
    Architect, Director of Sustainability
    SHP Leading Design
    Fri, Sep 24, 2010
    RE: Sinks in medical offices?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    91 261 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
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    RE: Smoking area in retail area
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    91 267 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Sep 10, 2010
    RE: "Building Completed 1993 or Later" Tab on Graph
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    90 51 Paul C
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    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    90 27 Chad Oppenhuizen
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    Mon, Feb 28, 2011
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    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    90 52 Renee Shirey
    Fri, Sep 17, 2010
    RE: Composite materials
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    90 148 Anne Nicklin
    Executive Director
    Building Materials Reuse Association
    Tue, Sep 28, 2010
    RE: EP Documentation
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    90 148 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Aug 31, 2012
    RE: EP Credit
    in EBOM 2009 MRc8: Solid Waste Management—Durable Goods
    90 42 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 28, 2010
    Appeal Fees Up
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    90 72 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Sep 23, 2011
    Centralized Storage Area
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    90 64 Kenneth Bailey
    Owner
    Bativert
    Sat, Feb 26, 2011
    RE: Building Area Method Compliance Path
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    90 85 Dane Sanders
    Principal
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    Fri, Aug 6, 2010
    RE: Permanent entryway system in underground garage?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    90 86 Allison Beer McKenzie
    Architect, Director of Sustainability
    SHP Leading Design
    Mon, Jan 24, 2011
    RE: Zero employees did not commute due to an absence
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    90 271 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Thu, Jan 31, 2013
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    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    89 31 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 17, 2013
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    in NC v2.2 EQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    89 144 Myra Villalobos
    Tue, Aug 16, 2011
    RE: Landfill Diversion of Roofing Material
    in NC v2.2 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    89 110 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 19, 2011
    Extensive Green Cleaning Policy
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    89 18 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, Sep 24, 2010
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    in EBOM 2009 SSc1: LEED Certified Design and Construction
    89 37 Joanna Yaghooti
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    PageSoutherlandPage
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    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
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    TCA Architects
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014
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    in Homes-v4: Construction waste management
    1 Elizabeth Eason
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    Wed, Jan 22, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    33 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jan 17, 2014
    captured rainwater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    54 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Fri, Jan 17, 2014
    Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Bus and Maintenance Fleet
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    43 Mary Petrovich
    Senior Sustainability Associate
    Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
    Thu, Jan 16, 2014
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    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    98 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Jan 15, 2014
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    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    9 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, Jan 15, 2014
    Question about Mechanical Ventilation
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    55 Morteza Kasmaei
    Principal
    Climatic Design Inc.
    Wed, Jan 15, 2014
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    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    12 Kim Shinn
    Principal
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
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    15 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    Exemplary Performance
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    43 Wayne DeFeo
    Principal
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    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
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    68 Michael Archer
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    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
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    261 Fabien Challeat
    Deputy Project Manager
    Archetype Group
    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
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    77 Michelle Oishi
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    CBT Architects
    Mon, Jan 6, 2014
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    in Calculating FTEs
    186 Nicole Kimoto
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    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    57 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jan 3, 2014
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