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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Views for airport
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    399 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Must I continue to audit if 50% is reached during PP
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    72 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Criteria for Space usage type
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    213 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Dish detergent
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    139 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: C&S Individual Project within a Campus Registration
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    513 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Integrated System - Space heating and water heating
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,716 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    658 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Areas passing at one time but not another
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    657 Lisa Fabula
    Sustainable Project Manager
    KEMA Services
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    32 Daniela Grotenfelt
    Miss
    Larkas& Laine Architects Ltd
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Minimum Ventilation rates for Production area
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    881 sriram tetali
    Manager -Suatainability Services
    M W Group
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    India
    Bird Collision Deterrence: Summary of Material Threat Factors
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    40 Alysa Hoffmeister
    VP & GM of No America
    Dip-Tech
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Healthcare MRc4.1: rated hours for lamps or ballasts?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury in lamps
    14 Megan Shelby
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    57 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Must non-potable water sources be used to earn IP credit?
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    18 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Validity of the agreement
    in Schools SSc10: Joint Use of Facilities
    38 Tak Louie, AIA
    Dir. of LEED Services
    Antunovich Associates
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Final M&V Report
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    204 Valerie Walsh
    Sustainable Design & Construction Consultants
    Walsh Sustainability Group
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    United States
    Providing carpool spaces within an unreserved parking garage
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    2 Jennifer Rinkus
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEEDuser's audit IAQ form
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    29 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    CO2 sensors
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    93 Ema S
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    United States
    RE: Cutsheet unavailable
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    15 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    RE: Regional Materials - Steel
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    64 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    RE: Number and location of bicycle racks
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    250 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: LEED Certified C&D sites
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    369 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: industry average - option 2
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    15 Anne Lautier
    Ellio
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    No Landscape Area
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: Previously developed
    in CS v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Raymond Salfiti
    Managing Director
    G
    Sun, Feb 22, 2015
    RE: Construction Waste Diversion vs Material Re-Use
    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    71 Tim Gaidis
    Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    United States
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    United States
    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: Glare control
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    106 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    RE: Annual Energy Cost
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    204 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Iran - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iraq - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Israel - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jordan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Barbados - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belize - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Costa Rica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cuba - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominican Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    El Salvador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Grenada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guatemala - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Haiti - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Honduras - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jamaica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mexico - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Hungary - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Moldova - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Poland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Site Management Policy
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    1 Kelsey Jensen
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED Homes Pilot Credit 29 - Gimme Point
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    22 Gary Hansen
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    United States
    Warehouse
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    145 Anke Koch
    Architect LEED AP
    Ingenieurbüro Anke Koch
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    Germany
    Medical Equipment Efficiency Comparison
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    25 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Energy Modeling Requirements
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Jeff Halliwell
    Mechanical Designer
    CJTSS
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United States
    share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Specifying metal with high recycled content?
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    23 Juliana Moreira
    Engineer
    WSP group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United Kingdom
    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, Jan 21, 2015
    require future tenant?
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    1 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    Only one bus line, but within an extensive public trans system
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    211 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    77 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    RE: 62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    8 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    France
    Extraction Monoxide in Basement During Construction
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    29 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    Peru
    RE: Categorizing a LEED project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    658 Adi Negara, LEED AP BD+C
    Green Building Facilitator
    PT. Indonesia Environment Consultant
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    Indonesia
    RE: Forms Update
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    24 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    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
    United States
    Pilot Credit 71: EA – Performance of ENERGY STAR for Homes
    in Homes-v2008: Performance of ENERGY STAR for Homes
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    Pilot Credit 47: EQ – Acoustic Comfort
    in Homes-v2008: Acoustic comfort
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    MRpc34 Design for Adaptability
    in Homes-v2008: Design for adaptability
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    WEp1 - PIf3 link - new LEED on line
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    653 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    2015-02-24 11:51 United States
    Residents excluded?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Miranda Lescaze
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    2015-02-23 16:14 United States
    Baseline Return/Relief Fan Power
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,716 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    2015-02-23 15:05 United States
    LEED V4 Canada, paint Questions
    in LEED Canada Forum
    44 Francois Bellefleur
    Team Leader Tech Service
    PPG
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    2015-02-23 10:22 Canada
    Exam room sinks
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    653 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 17:20 United States
    Construction Waste Diversion vs Material Re-Use
    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    71 Tim Gaidis
    Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 14:11 United States
    Innovation In Design Credits
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    546 Brian Harris
    Principal
    TcaArchitecture Planning
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 13:20 United States
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 10:43 United States
    CSRs
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    26 NESLIHAN AKSOY
    architect
    ERKE
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 09:47 Turkey
    LEED Certified C&D sites
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    369 Frances Stark
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    2015-02-19 22:25 United States
    Thermostats with humidity and CO2
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    100 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    2015-02-19 19:56 Canada
    Ancillary site buildings
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    251 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 18:32 Vietnam
    Annual Energy Cost
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    204 Sarah Thompson
    Sustainability Coordinator
    XL Construction
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 18:00 United States
    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
    2015-02-18 15:47 United States
    LEED Online V4 problems
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    48 Susannah Goddard
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 13:02 United Kingdom
    Are windows on one side, at large hall, sufficient?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    399 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 12:26 Czech Republic
    Mechanical Boundary Differs from Overall Project Boundary
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    192 John Havenstrite
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 10:26 United States
    Exterior walk-off mats permitted?
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    3 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 09:39 United States
    Application Guide for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Jeff Smitley
    Managing Principal
    Bold Rock Development Group
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 20:44 United States
    Glare control
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    106 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 18:45 Spain

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