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    237 LEED Consultant
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    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    170 Clara Simon
    Sustainability Manager
    University of Washington - Capital Projects Office
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    193 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: Required Water Heater efficiencies and Standby Losses
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,272 Matt Scott
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    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 MRp2: Solid Waste Management Policy
    23 Nate Gillette
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    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    76 Robert Cannellos
    Sustainability Consultant
    exp
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    71 Robert Cannellos
    Sustainability Consultant
    exp
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    190 Neetu Singh
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    The Green Engineer
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: lab sink, kitchenette sink and shower water calculation rate
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    585 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    346 EBRU UNVER
    LEED AP BD+C
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    439 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    Green Roof Plant overhang
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    257 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: Daylight for CS v2.0
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    93 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: plaque presentation
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
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    in Calculating FTEs
    183 E H
    Sustainability Architect
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    RE: Tradable Surfaces Area
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    60 Bill Swanson
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    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    EBOM IEQp1-A1 Statement "Would need over 100% OA Intake"
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    316 James Doyle
    Owner
    ConServe
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: WaterSense Labeled Products
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    4 Batya Metalitz
    Manager, LEED Technical Development
    USGBC
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    35 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
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    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    IEQp1-A1 Statement "Would need over 100% OA Intake"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    742 James Doyle
    Owner
    ConServe
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    215 Nicole Kimoto
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    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Batteries Required?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    79 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: LPD Method for the Baseline Energy Model.
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,064 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Preferred parking outside the LEED project boundary
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    121 Morteza Kasmaei
    Principal
    Climatic Design Inc.
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: Military Base contamination
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    93 Kim H. Lombard
    Architect
    AECOM
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: Materials Submittal Form
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    424 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Does it have to be a Permanent Sign?
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    248 Susan Coy
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    1 Suhaas Mathur
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    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: Total Gross Area: does the roof area counts?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    3 Gabriella DUva
    Sustainability Manager
    Lend Lease Srl
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    RE: Number of showers for men and women
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    84 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    9 Sara Zoumbaris
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    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    15 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    ASHRAE 62.1
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    130 MM K
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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    RE: Submitting for Review & Terminolgy
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    133 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Jun 16, 2014
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    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    RE: Check MPR and rating system selection policy
    in Add addition to a LEED certified building.
    6 LEED Consultant
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    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    RE: CARB and ECO-Certified
    in New Rules for Formaldehyde in IEQc4.4
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 22, 2014
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    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    23 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Tue, May 20, 2014
    RE: LEED Online V3 and web browser solutions?
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    18 Allison Zuchman
    PDT Architects
    Thu, May 15, 2014
    RE: Web-based Reference Guide
    in LEED v4 Spoken Here
    6 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Wed, May 14, 2014
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    18 Eunju Park
    Thu, May 8, 2014
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    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    9 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Thu, May 1, 2014
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    in Building Additions
    5 Mary Lea Tucker
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    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: LEED ND acronyms
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    3 Conor Merrigan
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    C2 Sustainability LLC
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Choice between LEED NC & LEED HC
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    120 Omar Katanani
    Mon, Apr 28, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Project Type and Rating Type for Block Project
    in LEED for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Application Guide
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Apr 5, 2014
    RE: IES vs other software
    in Has anyone done LEED energy modelling using Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) software
    5 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Apply to LEED Committees by April 10
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    179 Christopher Law
    Associate, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    RE: LEED-ND v2009 Sunset
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    39 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    RE: CS expedited process
    in Core and Shell Precertification
    2 Catie Ryan
    Project Manager
    Terrapin Bright Green
    Mon, Mar 31, 2014
    Option 3 for Catholic and Public Joint Use School
    in LEED Canada Forum
    32 Kelly Searle
    LEED Green Associate, Sustainable Innovation Specialist
    Clark Builders
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    RE: Guestrooms Excluded?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    31 Nena Elise
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
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    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    313 30 Nick Hentschel
    Mon, Sep 28, 2009
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    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    312 63 John Drigot
    Design/LEED Specialist
    The Neenan Company
    Wed, Sep 30, 2009
    RE: M&V plan required for case 1, or not?
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    308 120 Dave Intner
    Firmitas Architecture & Planning
    Mon, Dec 21, 2009
    Depth of data collection required
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    308 61 Chris Munn
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    Chelsea Group, Ltd.
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    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    308 61 Jason Franken
    Sustainability Professional
    Thu, Dec 3, 2009
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    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    308 51 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    307 121 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Dec 10, 2009
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    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    306 130 Shannon Gray
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    Wed, Nov 25, 2009
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    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    304 121 Tristan Roberts
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    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    304 130 Jill Sokol
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    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    304 21 Peter Doo
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    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    303 79 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Feb 1, 2010
    RE: ISSUE Part 2
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    302 130 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Feb 1, 2010
    Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    301 121 Alex Warburton
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    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    301 121 Alex Warburton
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    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    301 21 Shannon Gray
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    Fri, Dec 11, 2009
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    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    300 121 Alex Warburton
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    in CI 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    300 57 Peter Doo
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    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    299 121 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Dec 8, 2009
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    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    299 79 Seema Pandya
    Senior Sustainability Manager
    YR&G sustainability
    Tue, Jan 19, 2010
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    ASHRAE 62.1
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    130 MM K
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Snow Melt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    100 Elizabeth Felder
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Air quality testing for targeted chemicals
    in Homes-v4: Contaminant control
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Mon, Jul 28, 2014
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    in Healthcare-v2009: Indoor chemical and pollutant source control
    17 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jul 28, 2014
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    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    72 Marcio Alberto Casado Pereira
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
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    in LEED AP Specialities: Should You Get One?
    29 quinn redman
    Thu, Jul 24, 2014
    Precertification of EPD
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    6 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    Library and Laboratory Weighting Factors
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    64 Kara Edmonson
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Over-kill duct insulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    293 Steve Tucker
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    378 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    71 Elizabeth Felder
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Adam Kingsbury
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    451 João Gaio
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Alexa Stone
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    43 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    63 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
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