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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Green Cleaning in a Semiconductor Fab???
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    32 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    RE: Calculator from USGBC
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - equipment
    5 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Open Space Accessibility
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    177 Justin Southwick
    Tri-Star Homes, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    5 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: LEED NC - v4 MRc3 Wood products
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    38 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Existing and New Construction
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,982 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Prescriptive: Differents visible light transmittances
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    112 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Emissivity Values are Unknown
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    282 ryan kremer
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    Emissivity Values are Unknown
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    77 ryan kremer
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    Standby Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    130 Lara Cogill
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: SRI of wood?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    267 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    10 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: "Preserve from development activity 40% of the greenfield area"
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    4 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: How are individual guestroom VTACs calculated?
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    13 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
    YRG sustainability
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: Process Energy Savings - Exceptional Calculation - Dry Coolers
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,180 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    potable water analysis
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    2 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    171 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    RE: LI ID #10001 (asbestos for SSc3) applicable to LEED-NC v2.2?
    in NC v2.2 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    10 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    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
    United States
    RE: Sustainable furniture cost >100% total furniture cost
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    38 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Option 3: Determining HC and NOx emissions
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    3 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Must non-potable water sources be used to earn IP credit?
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    18 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: LEEDuser's audit IAQ form
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    29 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    RE: Previously developed
    in CS v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Raymond Salfiti
    Managing Director
    G
    Sun, Feb 22, 2015
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    United States
    RE: If Purchasing Chilled Water from Campus Central Plant...
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    52 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    RE: Guidance on calculations with multiple inputs
    in Schools 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    28 Esther Kohout
    Kohout Woodwork, Inc
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Traffic associated with the building
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    6 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Mon, Feb 16, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: webcast recording
    in Video: Behind the Scenes on LEED 2012: New Developments in Credit Documentation, Reference Guides, and More
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 6, 2012
    RE: Change of project
    in Registration
    7 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 5, 2012
    RE: ID Credit for Dual Certification
    in Green Globes Q&A
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 4, 2012
    RE: Not much of anything
    in USGBC LEED EBOM policy model 2009
    5 Paulina Marinkovic
    Sustainability Manager LEED AP O&M
    Samba Energy
    Fri, Aug 31, 2012
    RE: Does this mean state owned
    in Georgia Bans LEED Over Certified Wood Credits
    2 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Aug 24, 2012
    RE: Activity Date in CMP
    in GBCI now reviewing CMP hours within 48 hours of entry
    11 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wed, Aug 22, 2012
    RE: Thanks Andrew!
    in LEED Online and how to make it run FAST on Google Chrome
    4 Maura Adams
    Environmental Stewardship Manager
    Wed, Aug 15, 2012
    RE: LEED Certified or Certifiable?
    in LEED Certified or Certifiable? Architects Make the Case for Earning the Plaque
    9 Sandeep Goswami
    COO
    Fountain Head II
    Sat, Aug 11, 2012
    Thanks for the responses so
    in Student looking for LEED users to complete a questionnaire on the IgCC and LEED
    1 Michael Zagorski
    Thu, Aug 2, 2012
    RE: post-event Q&A
    in Video: Top-20 LEED-EBOM Documentation Mistakes—And How to Avoid Them
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 27, 2012
    RE: suggestions
    in Breech of Protocol by GBCI and Project Administrator Changes
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 27, 2012
    RE: Contaminants of Concern & Green Globes
    in Chemical Industry Attacks LEED: We Check the Facts
    12 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Thu, Jul 26, 2012
    RE: The AHPBC
    in The New Anti-LEED?
    2 J Michael Pearson
    Director of Engineering
    Genelco, Inc
    Wed, Jul 25, 2012
    RE: change LPE info
    in Change LPE
    4 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Tue, Jul 24, 2012
    RE: And the winning number is???
    in Tristan's thumbs up rating?
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 23, 2012
    Green Globes Guiding Principles Certification
    in Government Hears Overwhelming Support for LEED
    1 John Chyz
    Commissioning Authority
    The Cross Creek Initiative, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 13, 2012
    RE: LEED EBOM: India
    in assistance for overseas projects
    6 sanjay vashishtha
    Dr.
    Firstgreen Consulting
    Thu, Jul 12, 2012
    First LEED-ND Platinum Certification for NYC at Columbia University - by Erin Weaver
    Wed, Jul 11, 2012
    LEED for Existing Homes
    in LEED for EB- O&M for Homes
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 2, 2012
    LEED “Certifiable” Specifications: 4 Approaches - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Jun 27, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Specifying metal with high recycled content?
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    23 Juliana Moreira
    Engineer
    WSP group
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    United Kingdom
    RE: MRpc69 - easily achieved, but not always
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    11 Joanna Switzer
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    GRI Sustainability Reports
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    6 Christine Robbins-Elrod
    Studio Director
    5G Studio Collaborative,llc.
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    United States
    LEED O&M on a portion of a building
    in EBOM-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    Mexico
    Metered energy data
    in EBOM-v4: Optimize energy performance
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    Compressor replacement + R422D refrigerant
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    40 Norbert Szircsak
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    Hungary
    RE: Varying Fixtures
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    19 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Jan 13, 2015
    IAQ Assessment - Air Testing
    in CI-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    1 Harvard University Green Building Services
    Tue, Jan 13, 2015
    United States
    ANY PRESENTATIONS DONE FOR NEW LEED FOR HOSPITALITY?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    3 robert feduik
    Sat, Jan 10, 2015
    Dominican Republic
    Off site signage for Low-Emitting- Hybrid parking spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    45 Vada Kornegay
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    United States
    RE: Low System Ventilation Efffiency for Corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    932 Ilona Johnson, PE, CEM, LEED AP
    Associate
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    100 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: Emergency generator fule meter
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    146 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: footprint clarification
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    196 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: Dual Showerheads
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    667 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    RE: LEED NC - v4 MRc3 Wood products
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    38 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Jesse Robbins
    Architect
    Freeman French Freeman, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 6, 2015
    RE: Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    256 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Tue, Jan 6, 2015
    Mexico
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Fri, Jan 2, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    Fueling Capacity - multiple stations
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED Green Associate
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 11:58 United States
    outdoor air flow monitoring location
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    59 Lily Li
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 11:24 United States
    Occupancy hours vs. Building Operating Plan
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    107 Jiri Dobias
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 03:33 Serbia
    100% diversion rate utilizing a waste audit
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    96 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 20:23 Australia
    Leeds case study
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    192 Rudrabir Ghanti
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 11:40 India
    Can We Use Both Facility and Site Rates?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    378 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 10:08 United States
    Prescriptive compliance
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    2 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 05:29 Singapore
    aerosol line saver (also posted in IEQc4.1)
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    451 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 19:07 United States
    aerosol line saver
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    503 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 19:06 United States
    On-site exercise facilities on a corporate campus
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    63 Sara Curlee
    BWBR
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 15:38 United States
    construction completion date is outside of performance period
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    39 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 14:15 United States
    Does CI fit into BD+C?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 12:43 United States
    Hi all,
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,982 Visu Boj
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 05:57 Bangladesh
    Basement lobbies
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    932 Marni Punt
    Associate
    Aurecon
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 04:48 South Africa
    Seeking more clarity on active vs, passive storage
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    230 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 03:04 United States
    Transitional Entry Atrium Lobby belong in Energy Model?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,982 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    2015-04-13 14:53 United States
    Determining Building Ocucpant
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    88 Leslie DelleFave
    Architect
    Architectural Resources Cambridge
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    2015-04-13 12:26 United States
    Wood wallbase
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    352 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    2015-04-13 11:01 France
    Exhaust fan for chemical storage
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Yaser Al Sharif
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    2015-04-13 08:03 Jordan
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    215 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Sat, Apr 11, 2015
    2015-04-11 15:53 United States

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