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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: High Recycled Content
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    24 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    short term bicycle storage
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    8 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: District steam
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,657 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    RE: Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    94 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    RE: ULEF products contributing to IEQc4.4
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    190 Dawn Garcia
    Sustainability Specialist
    Roseburg Forest Products
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    76 Amanda Atkinson
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    44 Kalyan Nishtala
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Auditorium seating
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    83 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    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
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    170 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    EAp2:Table 1.4 based on ASHRAE 90.1-2010
    in CS v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    France
    Site Boundary
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    191 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Is C&S allowed if you are eligible for NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    649 Isolda Strom
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    Netherlands
    RE: New addition to existing vs. MPR#2
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    131 maartje van roosmalen
    senior sustainable design consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    Singapore
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    United States
    RE: SRI of wood?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    249 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    RE: Question about cut sheets
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    524 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    Thermostats with humidity and CO2
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    100 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    Canada
    Cost Analysis?
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    5 James MacMillan
    VP - Director of Sustainability
    Karpinski Engineering
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    RE: Electric Charging Stations for LEED CI ID Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    144 Gaston Michaud
    Mechanical Engineer
    CTS
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    RE: Part-load efficiency (IEER)
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    25 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    RE: Glare control
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    106 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    Transient number for residential
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    207 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    RE: Annual Energy Cost
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    204 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    RE: Hi. Can some one from the
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    48 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    Mixed Use, Mid Rise Residential, CO2 in units?
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    242 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
    PageSoutherlandPage
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Tenant-owned commercial refrigeration units
    in CS 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    44 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    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: WEc3 vs WEc1
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    114 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    RE: CPG - Efficiency Compliance
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    348 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    Exterior walk-off mats permitted?
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    3 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    United States
    share energy and water usage?
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    37 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    RE: MR4 -vs- MR7 credits
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    417 Jason Grant
    Principal
    Jason Grant Consulting
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    United States - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Western Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Austria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belgium - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    France - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Germany - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Philippines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Singapore - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sri Lanka - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Thailand - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Timor-Leste - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vietnam - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Southern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Albania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Andorra - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bosnia and Herzegovina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Croatia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cyprus - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Greece - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Italy - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Electric Charging Stations for LEED CI ID Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    144 Gaston Michaud
    Mechanical Engineer
    CTS
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Reference Building – Try #2
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    13 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    Garages and Service Bays
    in ND Plan-v4: Walkable streets
    1 David West
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    definition of work room
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    316 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Water Quality
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    26 Nathan Anderson
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    Invoice Requirements
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    33 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Romania
    Building core concrete floors as a "reused" material?
    in CI 2009 MRc3.1: Materials Reuse
    25 Alex Silber
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    Project boundary issues
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    207 Muneeb Haider
    Architect
    SIDEworks
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    Pakistan
    Everblue LEED Certification
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 daniel john
    Everblue offers Solar Training
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    United States
    SRI required testing amounts
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    277 Jiri Dobias
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    Fabricator's location
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    278 Mahsa Nicknam
    Product Manager
    SmartBIM
    Fri, Feb 6, 2015
    evaptransiration calulations
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    82 Susan M Kaplan
    Director of Specifications and Sustainability
    HLW
    Fri, Feb 6, 2015
    United States
    RE: direct reading instruments
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    269 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Feb 5, 2015
    Mixed-mode ventilation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    856 Juliane Muench
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    Monitoring Period
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    3 Mari Hamasaki
    Principal
    Hamasaki Consulting Engineering Services LC
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    United States
    Documentation for Plan
    in ND Plan-v4: Certified green building
    1 David West
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Services inside a mall would do?
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    235 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Marija Golubovic
    LEED AP BD+C, Green rater,HERS rater,USGBC faculty
    Energo Energy Efficiency Engineering doo
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    Mixed-mode ventilation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    856 Juliane Muench
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    Operable windows
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    4 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Sun, Feb 1, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    CPG - Efficiency Compliance
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    348 Jonathan Caisido
    Green Technologies
    Mon, Feb 16, 2015
    2015-02-16 02:32 United Arab Emirates
    LEED for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Feb 14, 2015
    2015-02-14 13:51 Spain
    EA Credit 1 ACP (Alternative Compliance Path)
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    260 Harry Flamm
    Project Architect and Sustainability Coordinator
    Elkus Manfredi Architects
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015
    2015-02-13 13:38 United States
    Baseline Lighting Power for a Major Renovation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,657 Curtis Clark
    Director of Sustainability Services
    GSBS Architects
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015
    2015-02-13 11:04 United States
    Will interior buildout effect our overall Hospital energy model?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    8 Timothy Murray
    Sustainable Design Leader
    WHR Architects
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    2015-02-12 18:20 United States
    LEED Certification: EBOMv2009 SSc7.2 Heat Island Reduction Roof
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    70 Carl Stone
    Project Manager
    PowerSeal Pipeline Products Corporation
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    2015-02-12 16:06 United States
    Confidential Projects Information Control
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 Sara Curlee
    BWBR
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    2015-02-12 16:05 United States
    Services inside a mall would do?
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    235 Marcio Alberto Casado Pereira
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    2015-02-12 13:07 Brazil
    Daily Occupancy for a cinema
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    2015-02-12 10:16 Mexico
    Metered Lavatory Defaults
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    635 Denise Dauplaise
    Architect
    Berners Schober
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    2015-02-12 09:26 United States
    Simulation software and Ashrae 90.1 version
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    260 Antonio Márquez
    LEED AP EBOM
    Enginyeria CO2EN SCP
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    2015-02-12 02:30 Spain
    Process refrigeration
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,657 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    2015-02-12 02:02 South Africa
    Indoor air quality test methods for PM2.5 and PM10
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    269 Tyler Zhu
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    2015-02-11 22:20 China
    Integrated Project Team Members
    in Healthcare-v2009: Integrated project planning and design
    4 Kim H. Lombard
    Architect
    AECOM
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    2015-02-11 17:04 United States
    Number of sampling location
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    269 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    2015-02-11 12:17 France
    MRc5 Material Tracking/Documentation
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    34 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    2015-02-11 11:45 United States
    P: avarage rainfall event
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    220 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    2015-02-11 09:27 Turkey
    Synthetic Enamel's VOC
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    479 Yodi Danusastro
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    2015-02-11 04:19 Indonesia
    LIFT Lobbies to be included in VRP Calculations
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    144 Preethi Ranjith
    Sr. Project Co-ordinator @ En3
    En3 Sustainability Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    2015-02-11 02:12 India
    Indoor air quality test methods
    in NC-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    8 Tyler Zhu
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    2015-02-11 00:58 China

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