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    CSV Architects
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    634 Moe Fakih, LEED AP (O+M), BPI, CGBP
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    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
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    RE: Operable windows
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    225 Larissa Oaks
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    USGBC
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    RE: R-438A
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    57 PAULA HERNANDEZ
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    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,041 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
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    RE: insulation thickness versus energy modeling
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    114 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    RE: Distance from windows to area
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    141 Todd Reed
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    7group
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    RE: Classification of PVC adhesive and Primer
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    501 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
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    1,269 Yusuf Turab
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    Y T Enterprises
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
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    2 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
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    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Master's Research Survey
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    315 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Mechanical systems designed but not installed
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,552 April Wang
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    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    197 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    Exercise Equipment
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    119 Eric Carbonnier
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    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
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    Soil restoration and testing
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    14 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
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    RE: Tile on counters and walls
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    387 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
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    CSV Architects
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    RE: Option 1 Interior Building Lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    634 Moe Fakih, LEED AP (O+M), BPI, CGBP
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    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
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    RE: Operable windows
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    225 Larissa Oaks
    Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    RE: R-438A
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    57 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    Operable windows & mechanically ventilated space
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    1,041 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
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    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    RE: insulation thickness versus energy modeling
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    114 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    RE: Distance from windows to area
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    141 Todd Reed
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    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    RE: Classification of PVC adhesive and Primer
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    501 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
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    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
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    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,269 Yusuf Turab
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    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    315 Vibha Pai
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    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
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    RE: Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    125 Vibha Pai
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    124 Vibha Pai
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    448 Vibha Pai
    Student
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
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    745 Vibha Pai
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    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
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    292 Vibha Pai
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    RE: Best Methods for Conducting a Drawing Review
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    RE: design vs construction credits
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    37 Erin Holdenried
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    RE: Lease Language
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    31 Chris Freeland
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    RE: ampus vs project specific credits
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    2 Karen Elliott
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    14 Mohammad Kamali
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    5 Tristan Roberts
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    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: LEED-GA as a student
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    70 Paula Melton
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    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: elevator question
    in Attaining credits through advanced elevator technology?
    8 michelle bombeck
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    RE: LEED Dynamic Plaque vs EB Recertification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    15 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
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    Thu, May 19, 2016
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    4 Mandy Bordeaux
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    Wed, May 18, 2016
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    RE: precerticfiation
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    39 deborah lucking
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    Operable windows & mechanically ventilated space
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    1,041 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
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    124 Vibha Pai
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    Master's Research Survey
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    Master's Research Survey
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
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    Master's Research Survey
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    188 Vibha Pai
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    271 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
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    354 Vibha Pai
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    Master's Research Survey
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    Soil restoration and testing
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
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    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
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    2016-06-25 18:16 United States
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    University of Cincinnati
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