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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: If the ventilation of kitchens in hotel should be included in
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    889 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Mechanical Engineer / LEED Coordination Manager
    Moses & Associates
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Plug Load Exemption
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 Kim Lombard
    Architect
    AECOM
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    United States
    Option 2 for submetered irrigation
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    5 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: LEED CI or not?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    676 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Sat, Apr 25, 2015
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Separate CxA's for Fundamental and Enhanced Cx?
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    268 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Pending commissioning completion
    in NC-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    4 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Occupant Comfort Survey - draft from LEED User
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    57 Alana Fichman
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    78 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Sports Practice Facility FTEs vs Transients
    in Calculating FTEs
    191 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    1 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    Lebanon
    Office building - Standard 62.1-2013 - Which toilet type?
    in CS v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    France
    Policy Template - Maintenance Equipment "goals"
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    1 Maureen Colburn
    LHB
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    United States
    Scope of the credit
    in EBOM-2009: Sustainable purchasing - electric-powered equipment
    1 Frantisek Macholda
    Sustainability Consultant
    EkoWATT
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    Czech Republic
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Air Purifiers? Dehumidifiers?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    72 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    MERV 8 Filter
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.4: IAQ Best Management Practices—Reduce Particulates in Air Distribution
    34 Crosbey Archery
    Air Conditioner Air Filters
    Unitedfilter
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015
    Canada
    RE: NPDc11: are townhomes single dwelling or multiunit buildings
    in ND-v2009: Visitability and universal design
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    RE: LEED certified Neighborhood
    in NC-v4: LEED for Neighborhood Development location
    8 Adam Maynard
    Neighborhood Development Associate
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    RE: Combined Density
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    4 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    RE: Ineligible biofuel energy cost and baseline
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    223 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sun, Nov 30, 2014
    Extraction system for storage area
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    48 Luis Miguel Diazgranados
    Green Factory
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    69 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    RE: Solatubes (tubular skylights) and Option 2 prescriptive method
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    135 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Meter Declaration Requirements
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    7 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Refrigerants outside of the building, but still on site
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    65 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Asbestos Abatement
    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection/Wetland Protection
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    3 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    United States
    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: Zinc Spray
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    87 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Nov 14, 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: ID credit in a hospital?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc10: Mold Prevention
    28 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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: Seeking more clarity on active vs, passive storage
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    215 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Can a hotel+residential tower achieve this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    101 Juhi Jain
    Project Consultant
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Open space definition
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    175 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    school playgrounds
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    21 Mike Halcom
    Principal
    Halcom Consulting LLC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Racks for visitors in residential project
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    251 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Core and Shell project with public bike scheme adjacent
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    1 Sean Hogan
    LEED AP
    RKD Architects
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Ireland
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    United States
    24 Hour Retail
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    1 Daniel Zaneto
    MMA Architects
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    RE: A site with large building footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    231 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    RE: Ventilation rates for manufacturing facilities
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    332 Grace Ming
    Senior ESD Consultant
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014
    Pilot vs v4 Demand Response - Full Automation
    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    30 Jennifer Wehling
    Director of Sustainability
    Lionakis
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    United States
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    United States
    RE: District Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    118 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    School with unusually large amount of artificial turf
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    15 Helen Kessler
    President
    HJKessler Associates
    Sun, Oct 12, 2014
    United States
    ACP and Regional Priority
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    40 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
    PageSoutherlandPage
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Envelope materials with no provided u-values
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    2015-01-22 06:08 Thailand
    Protect or Restore Habitat - 2.5 acre Pond
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    231 Katherine Carlin
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 19:26 United States
    State DEQ-Listed Brownfield Site - credit denied
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    103 Michele Otazua
    CSHQA
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 18:19 United States
    PLF4 was not approved because ..& recommendation for final submi
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    65 Ahmet D
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 15:28 United States
    200 rides per day required for shuttle buses?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    211 Weidong Luo
    Ecotech International
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 13:28 China
    Two new buildings joined by unconditioned walkway
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    136 Perrilyn Fanfulik
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    WMATA
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 10:08 United States
    Entering nonregularrly occuoied spaces in IEQp1 calculator
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    35 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 09:41 Bulgaria
    Entering nonregularily occupied spaces in IEQp1 spread sheet cal
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    13 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 09:39 Russian Federation
    No information of VOC in MSDS
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    95 Yodi Danusastro
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 05:46 Indonesia
    Natural ventilation for residential
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 mai elly
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 04:06 Malaysia
    Mechanical Ventilation using local code
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    889 MOHD HAFIZI MOHAMAD
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-21 00:03 Malaysia
    What does LEED consider as Sitework?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    253 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-20 18:08 United States
    Plastic Cement Welding & PVC Welding
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 L S
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-20 16:19 Canada
    Extraction Monoxide in Basement During Construction
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    29 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-20 11:06 Peru
    VOC limit for acrylic based industrial enamel paints
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    493 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-20 05:41 Bangladesh
    Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    24 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 20:00 United States
    Net Zero Building
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    81 Lisa Marshall
    Ecological Building Strategies
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 19:29 United States
    Two lighting related questions
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    473 Ramana Koti
    Building Performance Analyst
    Lord, Aeck & Sargent
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 17:44 United States
    Naturally ventilated elevator lobby in mech. ventilated bldg.
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    94 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 16:30 United States
    Pilot Credit 74: EQ – No environmental tobacco smoke
    in Homes-v2008: No environmental tobacco smoke
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 16:09 United States

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