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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Hazardous Gas or Chemical Definition / Resource?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: demolition of existing facade
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    60 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: Process Energy Exceptional Calculation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    2 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: Pump Room, STP Room & Guard Room Within LEED Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    223 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    India
    RE: Water Heater and Water Coolers
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    308 Shuchita Gupta
    Architect , LEED AP | BD+C
    Space Matrix Architects and Planners
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    India
    RE: Fire Extinguisher & Cabinet (MRc4 & MRc5)
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    588 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Guns to Rebar for Innovation Credit
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    597 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    EQpc78
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    99 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Reduced Mercury Content
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    160 Lou Niles
    Sustainability / LEED Specialist
    LPA, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    WEpc10
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    62 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: LEED v4-Credits MR-USGBC approved program
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    9 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Base Build HVAC Plant Requirements
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    381 Ciaran McCabe
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Enhanced Commissioning - Final Upload
    in CS v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 John Fingleton
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Ireland
    Green Globes CIEB Technical Reference Manual?
    in Green Globes Q&A
    10 Welcome !
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: distance between shower rooms and changing rooms
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    91 Anastasia Makarenko
    EcoStandard
    Fri, Sep 18, 2015
    Russian Federation
    Energy Star Alternative
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    12 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Thu, Sep 17, 2015
    Colombia
    RE: Rideshare and Company Shuttles
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    10 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 16, 2015
    Determining site area on lot with multiple buidings
    in Mid-Rise v4: Rainwater management
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 13, 2015
    United States
    RE: Certification Process for a Green Cleaning Product
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning policy
    8 Candace Pearson
    Research Associate
    LEEDuser, BuildingGreen Inc.
    Fri, Sep 11, 2015
    RE: 100% Outside Air systems
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    27 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Thu, Sep 10, 2015
    RE: Case2 Option 1- Labs
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    120 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    Map generation for submittals
    in Mid-Rise v4: Site selection
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 6, 2015
    RE: MRc4 vs MRc7
    in Healthcare-v4: Furniture and medical furnishings
    4 Candace Pearson
    Research Associate
    LEEDuser, BuildingGreen Inc.
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    RE: reference book LEED v4 ND is it mistake?
    in ND-v4: Walkable streets
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    RE: Transit Service Tables
    in PIf3: Project Location and Base Mapping
    7 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    Multiple Building or One Building?
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    4 Muge Karasahin
    LEED AP BD+C, Architect
    ALAN Mimarlik ve Proje Yonetimi
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    RE: LED lamps
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    4 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    High Pressure Sodium lamps--interior or exterior?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    10 Maria Unruh
    Electrical Engineer
    Antella Consulting Engineers
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    United States
    RE: Lease Language Mandate for Fixture Flow Rate Thresholds
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    19 Ruel Galve
    Executive Mechanical Engineer
    PT Meinhardt Indonesia
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    RE: Water meter broke down during performance period
    in EBOM 2009 WEc1: Water Performance Measurement
    81 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    O+M Starter Kit - Green Cleaning/Site Management
    in NC-2009: Indoor air quality procedure - alternative compliance path
    3 Kelsey Jensen
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    RE: green power for residential hi-rise?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    174 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    RE: Training operating personnel training verirfication
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    50 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: a one-family House can be LEED EBOM?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    4 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    How Well Do You Know LEED v4? Answers to the LEEDuser Quiz - by Tristan Roberts
    Fri, Oct 26, 2012
    RE: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
    in LEED 2012 - 4th Public Comment and Ballot Forum
    191 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 15, 2012
    Using Specs effectively during construction
    in Did you remember to...? List of things it's best not to forget on a project
    1 Peggy White
    White + GreenSpec
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    RE: EA PR 2
    in LEEDuser’s Guide to Key Changes in LEED-EBOM 2012 – 3rd Public Comment
    40 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    FSC vs SFI
    in Does LEED Kill Jobs? Lobbyist Claims Don't Hold Up
    11 Alexander Morris
    Associate
    Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    Governmental Cutting of Corners
    in "Wood Wars" Continue, with Military Losing
    1 Kaida Smith
    Thu, Sep 20, 2012
    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: 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
    Senior 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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Building core concrete floors as a "reused" material?
    in CI 2009 MRc3.1: Materials Reuse
    25 Alex Silber
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    RE: Pump Room, STP Room & Guard Room Within LEED Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    223 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    India
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    RE: Landscape Area
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    87 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 6, 2015
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,001 Judhajit Chakraborty
    Building Performance Specialist
    WSP Built Ecology
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    feedback
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    5 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Role
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    146 Asa Foss
    LEED for Homes Techincal Development
    US Green Building Council
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,001 Judhajit Chakraborty
    Building Performance Specialist
    WSP Built Ecology
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    Reclaim land for more than 40 years
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    10 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Singapore
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: Storm Interval and Drawdown
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    260 Thiago Bondini
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: LEED PC 66 Community Contaminant Prevention
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    18 Kristi Ennis
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    67 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Project Manager
    ARP-Astrance
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    RE: MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    RE: ASHRAE 55 Compliance
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    247 Lindsay Austrom
    Mechanical Engineer
    Stantec
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    Site Management Policy
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    1 Kelsey Jensen
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: is this PC still open?
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    24 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    Kitchen Supply AHU (For Make Up Air)
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    Equipment Baseline
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    26 Lucy Williams
    Principal
    Lucy C. Williams, Architect
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United States
    LEED v4 ID&C EAp2 Baseline Envelope
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Christopher Jones
    Enersave Logistics
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Canada
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    Fair Housing Act
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    12 Kenneth O'Brien
    Associate
    WRT
    Wed, Oct 21, 2015
    2015-10-21 14:26 United States
    Using interpretation 10203 for a hotel site
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    132 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Oct 21, 2015
    2015-10-21 14:10 United States
    Interpretation ID#10203
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    452 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Oct 21, 2015
    2015-10-21 13:58 United States
    Preferred Parking and LEED Interpretation 10202
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    423 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Mechanical/Sustainability Engineer, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Wed, Oct 21, 2015
    2015-10-21 11:54 Saudi Arabia
    Default Tenant Receptacle Loads
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,017 Mary Kay Gonzalez
    Wed, Oct 21, 2015
    2015-10-21 10:16 United States
    Correct spelling for Miranda
    in Congratulations 2015 LEED Fellows
    2 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Wed, Oct 21, 2015
    2015-10-21 10:10 Argentina
    Equipment Capacities
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,017 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Tue, Oct 20, 2015
    2015-10-20 07:24 Italy
    Walking path question
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    50 Chris Miller
    Owner
    Miller Consulting Group, LLC
    Mon, Oct 19, 2015
    2015-10-19 10:28 United States
    Light meter phone apps
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    684 Sara Teaster
    VMDO
    Mon, Oct 19, 2015
    2015-10-19 10:06 United States
    Overnight apartments
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    280 Sara Johansson
    LEED® Green Associate™
    Sweco Systems
    Mon, Oct 19, 2015
    2015-10-19 08:53 Sweden
    System Manual sample
    in NC v2.2 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    63 Bradford Crosby
    Commissioning Resources, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 19, 2015
    2015-10-19 08:48 United States
    Can a Retail CI Project achieve Water Cr if it has no Rest rooms
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    11 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Sat, Oct 17, 2015
    2015-10-17 00:48 India
    Spring and Fall Conditions on the Thermal Comfort Tool
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    54 Logan Dorrell
    Sr. Mechanical Engineer
    AECOM
    Thu, Oct 15, 2015
    2015-10-15 18:17 United States
    ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Mandatory Requirements in Existing Buildings
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    60 Lauren Baumann
    Vice President
    New Ecology, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 15, 2015
    2015-10-15 09:21 United States
    How to track benefits of replacing existing conditions
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    59 Lauren Bellamy
    Thu, Oct 15, 2015
    2015-10-15 06:44 United States
    LEED Preferred Parking
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    107 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Mechanical/Sustainability Engineer, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Thu, Oct 15, 2015
    2015-10-15 05:39 Saudi Arabia
    Glazing cover of parking area
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    280 Nina Starynina
    Wed, Oct 14, 2015
    2015-10-14 09:31 Russian Federation
    Contacting the USGBC and Combining Tenant Spaces
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    16 CHRISTIAN LUTJEN
    ARCHITECT
    SHAH KAWASAKI ARCHITECTS
    Tue, Oct 13, 2015
    2015-10-13 17:09 United States
    Previously Submitted Documentation
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    14 CHRISTIAN LUTJEN
    ARCHITECT
    SHAH KAWASAKI ARCHITECTS
    Tue, Oct 13, 2015
    2015-10-13 17:02 United States
    Winter resort
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    274 John Zehren
    Zehren and Associates
    Tue, Oct 13, 2015
    2015-10-13 16:48 United States

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