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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
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    ASHRAE 62.1
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    RE: Combining Option 2 and Option 3
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    193 Meghan Ward
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    RE: Data centre and office
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
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    100 Elizabeth Felder
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    RE: Daylight for CS v2.0
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    422 Amit Ahiel
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    RE: ASTM Comparison
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    593 Tristan Roberts
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    RE: SSp1 fo contiguous sites
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    133 Charles Nepps
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    in Registering Projects
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