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    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: WFR x VLT = much more than 0.180???
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    593 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: DES and EAc5
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    183 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: WEp1 - LEED - International - Faucets again
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    547 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Debating which LEED AP test to take...
    in LEED AP Specialities: Should You Get One?
    27 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: EAc4 Equipment Life not represented accurately in ref. guide
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    90 Jesus Deras
    Energy Analyst
    The Wall Consulting Group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,011 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: CO2-eq emissions reduction
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,102 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Minimum daylight illuminance levels
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    121 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Classification of a room as "densly occupied"
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    222 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    degrees from nadir
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    49 Todd Bundren
    Associate
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: 2 buildings - one certification
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    104 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: Potable water backup
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    318 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Floor Coatings and CA Health Dept Compliance
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    64 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: Lead Paint
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    87 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    17 Jonathan Ramsey
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    RE: Do all units have to run at 100% OA for this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    217 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    RE: Commercial Kitchen as Multi-occupant space
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    272 Heather Park
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    International Project- 2 yr, 24 hr design storm intensity
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    59 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    Radiant Temperature
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    168 John Lee
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    RE: SSc1 Option 1 and Regional Priority Credit
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    181 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    Fixture Usage for Travel Plaza/Rest Stop
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    94 Kristina Abrams
    AIA, LEED AP BD&C
    Ayers Saint Gross, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    RE: Dry-Fog coatings
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    419 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    RE: No water use
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    195 Selvarasu M
    Director
    LEAD Consultancy Engineering Services
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    RE: Medical Supplies
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    88 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sun, Apr 20, 2014
    2 different system in LEED Boundary
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    697 SW LEE
    Project Manager
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED Project boundary and adjacent road.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    172 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    EP credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    66 ethan adams
    UUSC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    template update
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    64 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Illustrating Compliance using representative sampling?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    48 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    EP Threshold for LEED-HC
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    127 Caupolican Diaz
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    SMMA
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Building Reuse off Site
    in Schools-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    16 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Wood Cladding adhesives
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    356 Jonathan Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    Blackburn Architects
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Window Frames and Window Area
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    123 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: LEED ND acronyms
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    2 Martine Desbois
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014
    Review Appeal
    in Review Appeal
    29 Regina Ng
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    RE: LEED AP (vs) Green Rater (vs) Provider...
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    125 Binh Duong
    LEED AP BD+C
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    RE: Why the USA Today Article Misses the Point
    in USA Today Story on LEED Misses the Mark
    33 Bill Ford
    Architect
    WLFA Associates
    Mon, Mar 10, 2014
    RE: Design and Construction credits
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    119 Usama Eita
    Mon, Mar 10, 2014
    RE: ITE Versioning Issues
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    22 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    RE: Multiple Building College dorm project with dining
    in Calculating FTEs
    173 Todd Bundren
    Associate
    Lawrence Group
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    note about this forum
    in Vestibules in 90.1-2007 and LEED 3.0 Projects
    12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    The RPCs have been updated
    in Non-U.S. Regional Priority Credits Added to LEED
    26 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Mon, Mar 3, 2014
    RE: LOV3 now
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Feb 26, 2014
    RE: *sensationalism alert*!
    in Does LEED v4 Ban PVC?
    11 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Feb 26, 2014
    RE: LEED-CS sunset date
    in Sunset Dates for CI/CSv2.0
    3 Usama Eita
    Wed, Feb 5, 2014
    RE: Recertification or New certification?
    in Recertification
    56 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Jan 28, 2014
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    8 J-E. Dufour-G.
    Fri, Jan 24, 2014
    RE: Split Submissions now and after 2015
    in How long does it take for USGBC to do the LEED design & construction review?
    11 John Neville
    President
    Sustainable Arizona
    Thu, Jan 23, 2014
    RE: Aren't Corrections only supposed to be published in Apr and Oct?
    in A Guide to the Key LEED BD&C v2009 Addenda - NC, CS, Schools
    51 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Apr 5, 2014
    RE: Weird Things at USGBC
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    14 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Jan 13, 2014
    RE: Some questions on LEED volume program
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    3 Micah Silvey
    USGBC/GBCI
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Is it really the windows?
    in Poor Cell Phone Service in LEED buildings
    5 Travis Reed
    CellAntenna
    Mon, Jan 6, 2014
    17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Feb 24, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    Direct Line of Sight @ 42" w/ glazing starting at 46"?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    312 63 John Drigot
    Design/LEED Specialist
    The Neenan Company
    Wed, Sep 30, 2009
    Is this a typo?
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    312 28 Nick Hentschel
    Mon, Sep 28, 2009
    RE: M&V plan required for case 1, or not?
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    307 118 Dave Intner
    Firmitas Architecture & Planning
    Mon, Dec 21, 2009
    RE: Depth of data collection required
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    307 60 Jason Franken
    Sustainability Professional
    Thu, Dec 3, 2009
    Process water for EP point
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    307 51 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 22, 2009
    RE: CI IEQ p1 ASHRAE 62.1-2007 calculator
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    306 123 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Nov 25, 2009
    RE: Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    305 104 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Dec 10, 2009
    Depth of data collection required
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    305 60 Chris Munn
    Director, National Operations
    Chelsea Group, Ltd.
    Tue, Dec 1, 2009
    What constitutes a "Master Plan"?
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    304 21 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Mon, Jan 4, 2010
    IEQ and related products
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    303 123 Jill Sokol
    RCAD
    Thu, Sep 3, 2009
    RE: ISSUE Part 2
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    302 123 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Feb 1, 2010
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    302 104 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 20, 2009
    RE: Tenant spaces are simple, right?
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    301 78 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Feb 1, 2010
    RE: What you are saying is indeed
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    300 21 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Fri, Dec 11, 2009
    Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    299 104 Alex Warburton
    Thu, Nov 26, 2009
    RE: Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    299 104 Alex Warburton
    Thu, Dec 10, 2009
    RE: Recycling
    in CI 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    299 57 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Jan 26, 2010
    RE: Which Spaces Should Be Included?
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    298 72 Seema Pandya
    Senior Sustainability Manager
    YR&G sustainability
    Tue, Jan 19, 2010
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    298 104 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Dec 8, 2009
    RE: Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    298 104 Alex Warburton
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Illustrating Compliance using representative sampling?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    48 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    EP Threshold for LEED-HC
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    127 Caupolican Diaz
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    SMMA
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Campus Fees
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    470 Eduardo Straub
    Straub Sustentabilidade
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Does the equipment have to fully provide outside air at 100% ?
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    137 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Alternate Compliance Concept - Thoughts?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    170 Eric Thompson
    Architect
    NBBJ
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Use of renewable energy in calculation
    in ND-v4: Optimize building energy performance
    1 Martine Desbois
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Construction within LEED boundary after completion of original
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    148 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    Anticipated Type?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 Anna Lehr
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    Development Density Exemplary Performance - Site Area
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    34 Emmanuel Gee
    Project Architect
    Buell Kratzer Powell
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    MPR6 - Option 1
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    29 Paula Jarrett Nasta
    CPZ Architects
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    Smoking zone - away from pedestrian traffic
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    228 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    USGBC master account ?
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    29 Mike Barker
    Principal : Energy / Electrical Engineer
    BuildingPhysics South Africa
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    IO Credit _ Option B (Additional Strategies)
    in EBOM 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    46 Pal Ahuja
    President
    Millennium Engineering Inc.
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    Pest Prevention by Design guidelines
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    64 Mark Palmer
    Senior Green Building Coordinator
    City of San Francsico
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    LEEDuser's audit IAQ form
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    28 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    Change the LEED AP person during the project
    in CS 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    13 Nándor Kovács
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    Material Cost - whats included .. whats not?
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    233 Jaida Holbrook
    Enivronmental Engineer
    Skanska Sverige AB
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    Design Condition
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    310 Jerry Scott
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014

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