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    251 Scott Bowman
    Owner
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    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: LEED GA v4 exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    60 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: BTU Metering for Existing HVAC
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    122 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: Measuring distance to shower facilities
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    240 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: ID Credit for Herbs Garden
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    528 MOHD HAFIZI MOHAMAD
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: Diversity of 10 basic services
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    39 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    Should LPD Area match with Gross Project Square Footage?
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    86 Sunayana Jain
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 Regional Priority Credits?
    in NC-v4: Regional priority
    4 Ilse van de Voort
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: Labor Accomodation
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    105 Anil Bhari
    Min engineering inc
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: Dear all, On my project, the
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    466 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: GC Responsible for Implementing Option B?
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    199 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: New Product
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    313 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: Hi, We are working on a
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    203 Neetika Parmar
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: Hi ! Are 10 basic services
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    219 Neetika Parmar
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    200 yards from entrance
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    87 Gianluca Padula
    architect
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
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    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    RE: Patient room-patient room
    in Healthcare-v2009: Acoustic environment
    13 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    RE: Resort in remote area
    in PIf3: Project Location and Base Mapping
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    International Projects Regional Credits
    in EBOM-v4: Regional priority
    1 Luis Huertas
    Principal
    Luis G Huertas, Architect
    Sun, May 11, 2014
    LEED v4 and Pilot Credit Requirements
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    5 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    Building Metering and Utility Metering
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    35 Kelly Duepner
    LEED BD+C
    Christner Inc.
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    Qualifying spaces must meet IEQ c5
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - direct exterior access for patients
    5 YP Pierce
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    RE: Time period
    in Pilot Credit 16: Rainwater Management
    15 John Nichols
    Senior Sustainability Coordinator
    Moseley Architects
    Wed, May 7, 2014
    RE: Property Boundry.
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    4 Phillip Cook
    WGE
    Tue, May 6, 2014
    RE: LEED For Schools 2007 discrepancy
    in Schools SSc10: Joint Use of Facilities
    36 Esmeralda Ward
    osborn architects
    Mon, May 5, 2014
    RE: rigole system/french drain
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    25 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Mon, May 5, 2014
    RE: net area vs gross area (simulation)
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    124 Yasuhito Koike
    LEED AP, Green Building Consultant
    Izumi System Planning
    Thu, May 1, 2014
    PC 9 - Open & Connected Community
    in Pilot Credit 9: Street Network
    67 michael kollman
    Thu, May 1, 2014
    LEED Boundary
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 CT G
    Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    RE: purchasing merchandise for resale
    in EBOM 2009 IOc1: Innovation in Operations
    43 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    Pest Control During Construction?
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    1 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Pest Control During Construction
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    7 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: first commissioning cycle
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.1: Existing Building Commissioning—Investigation and Analysis
    55 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: MR Project boundary in multi story building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    3 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: LEED for Retail
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    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
    ACP Process : BREEAM equivalency
    in LEED Now Recognizes Energy Credits from BREEAM
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Mon, Jun 25, 2012
    RE: What should USGBC do with the extra time to ensure success?
    in LEED 2012 Postponed to 2013, Renamed LEED v4
    28 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Thu, Jun 14, 2012
    RE: LEED Specifications
    in Top Six Things LEED Consultants Do Wrong in Specs
    5 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Wed, Jun 20, 2012
    Dan,
    in LEED Submittal Forms, Beta to v3
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Jun 12, 2012
    RE: LEED Online Access to Certified Projects
    in LEED Online Access to Certified Projects
    8 Matt Bartner
    Wed, May 30, 2012
    RE: 4th comment period open
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – Guide to Key Changes and Forum
    107 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, May 15, 2012
    RE: LEED certification in China
    in Hi from China LEED engineer
    3 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Sat, May 5, 2012
    retaining LEED certification
    in Loss of LEED Certification after renovating?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 1, 2012
    Reference Guide E-Books need to be editable or updated by USGBC
    in LEED 2012 Behind the Scenes - follow up conversation
    4 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, May 1, 2012
    RE: Surrounding Density and Diverse Uses
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – LT (Location and Transportation) Section
    16 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Fri, Apr 27, 2012
    RE: Fundamental Commissioning
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Performance (PF) Section
    9 Daniel Forino
    Sustainability Engineering
    Horizon Engineering Associates
    Thu, Apr 19, 2012
    RE: GSF with demolition
    in Demolition of Existing Building
    4 Clint Newton
    Project Manager
    Spillman Farmer Architects
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    RE: Specific Forum
    in The Certification of an Institutional Building
    2 Marco Antonio
    Sustainability Manager
    Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    RE: MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    in Retail Project
    6 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Jasmin,
    in Addition (second construction phase) to LEED certified building
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Integrated Water Budget
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – WE (Water Efficiency) Section
    14 ROBIN KINERK
    Owner
    Kinerk Strategic Marketing
    Mon, Apr 9, 2012
    RE: Low-emitting materials – YIKES
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) Section
    20 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
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    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
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    Material SRI
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    67 Mohamed Hesham
    LEED green associate
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    number of working days
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    271 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    Acceptable Forms of Universal Notification?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    71 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    Mercury Lamps
    in EBOM 2009 MRp2: Solid Waste Management Policy
    23 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Sun, Apr 6, 2014
    Become a LEED committee member!
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    72 Theresa Backhus
    Sites Technical Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    Become a LEED committee member!
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    61 Theresa Backhus
    Sites Technical Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    Airflow measuring devices on MUA
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    24 Trevor Gilbert
    Energy Profiles
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    Garage entrances to building
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    86 Maria Isabel Conde
    Owner
    Aqua Terra (Panama) S.A.
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    ASHRAE vs. ISO/EN
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    48 Jens Apel
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    ASHRAE vs. ISO/EN
    in CS 2009 IEQc7: Thermal Comfort—Design
    22 Jens Apel
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Lighting Power Density
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    86 Yaser Al Sharif
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Meeting the 0.3cfm/sqft
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    248 Regina Ng
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Apply to LEED Committees by April 10
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    179 Christopher Law
    Associate, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    Apply to LEED Committees by April 10
    in NC-2009: Green vehicles
    14 Christopher Law
    Associate, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    TR-55 availabe outside US
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    15 Javier Garcia Jones
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    Calculating a baseline
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    111 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    LEED online login
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    18 Ali Kassid
    Sr. Architect
    Hill International
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    Plf3 Actual / Estimated Occupants
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Emmanuel Gee
    Project Architect
    Buell Kratzer Powell
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    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    3 Catharina B-K
    LEED AP BD+C
    Sun, Mar 30, 2014
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    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    72 Benj Herrera
    LEED AP BD+C
    Sat, Mar 29, 2014
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    Outdoor furnishings made with recycled materials
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    148 Robert Caston
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    BTU Metering for Existing HVAC
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    122 Jareb Ketay
    GHT Limited
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    2014-09-23 13:41 United States
    Should LPD Area match with Gross Project Square Footage?
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    86 Sunayana Jain
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    2014-09-23 11:34 United States
    200 yards from entrance
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    87 Gianluca Padula
    architect
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    2014-09-23 08:12 Italy
    SRI of sand
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    232 Karim Farah
    Sustainability Manager / USGBC Faculty
    Dar Al-Handasah
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    2014-09-23 02:10 Saudi Arabia
    LEED GA v4 exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    60 Monica Pinjani
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 23:55 United States
    LEED Site Boundary - Campus - easement for utilities
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    199 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 22:09 United States
    Using EBOM credit as an ID credit for NC 2009 submittal
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    44 Jessica Tyler
    Architect
    Mead & Hunt
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 17:17 United States
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    in Schools 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    20 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 17:10 United States
    New Product
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    313 Stefanie Smith
    AIA
    Stark State College
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 16:18 United States
    Weighted Calculation Spreadsheet verses LEED 2.2 spreadsheet
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    74 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 15:17 United States
    LEED final review...past due?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    580 John Stouffer
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 15:04 United States
    GC Responsible for Implementing Option B?
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    199 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 14:50 United States
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Rudolph Carneiro
    HVAC consultant
    Sustentech
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
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    RE: Dear all, On my project, the
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    466 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
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    Dear all, On my project, the
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    466 CAROLINE PIN
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    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:49 France
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    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    297 Tiago Silva
    Eng.
    ETRIA
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:34 Brazil
    Independent Waste Stream Auditor Needed
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    82 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Musson General Contracting & Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:12 United States
    Athletic Field Definition
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    5 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:02 United States
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:50 United States

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