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    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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    37 Cassandra Kliewer
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    68 Michelle Halle Stern
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    The Green Facilitator
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    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    3 Robyn Dowsey
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    United States
    RE: INNOVATIVE ENERGY SAVING
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    308 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
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    Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    33 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Mexico
    RE: Car Park Ventilation Fan Energy Savings
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,116 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
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    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    106 Juliane Muench
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: Basement Ventilation exceptional calculations
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,488 Chilufya Lombe
    Sustainability Consultant
    Solid Green Consulting
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: Wise decision for international projects
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: Low-Emitting Materials: Flooring IEQ c4.3
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    112 Rezkar Abdulmajeed
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    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Definition of greenfield site
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    222 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Sweden
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    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    241 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Calculations
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    13 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    65 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    No exposed soil - how to comply with ESC?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    221 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Mexico
    RE: SSc10 Option 2
    in Schools SSc10: Joint Use of Facilities
    37 Cassandra Kliewer
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: Glazing (windows) area - VOC
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    68 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection/Wetland Protection
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    3 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    United States
    RE: INNOVATIVE ENERGY SAVING
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    308 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    33 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Mexico
    RE: Car Park Ventilation Fan Energy Savings
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,116 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    How to calculate the impact of a heat pump, only used for heatin
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    106 Juliane Muench
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: Basement Ventilation exceptional calculations
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,488 Chilufya Lombe
    Sustainability Consultant
    Solid Green Consulting
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: Low-Emitting Materials: Flooring IEQ c4.3
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    112 Rezkar Abdulmajeed
    Architect/LEED AP
    7D ASSOCIATES
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Definition of greenfield site
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    222 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Sweden
    Gravel nonroof area
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    241 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Duct sealing methods
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    311 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: ENERGY STAR UPS - 160KW and 480V
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    262 John Burnett
    FAC-LEEDership
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    timing on remediation - done before construction
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    96 Chris Flint Chatto
    Integrated Designer
    ZGF Architects
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Wall Tile
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    323 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Exemplary Performance ID point for 40% reduction.
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Daniel Hersh
    Architect
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    United States
    RE: Pilot Credit 88: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Wise decision for international projects
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
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    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Test
    2 Jonathan Rider
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    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Sunset date for LEED 2009 and incentives for using LEED v4
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Taryn Holowka
    VP, Marketing & Communications, LEED AP
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Peak and Daily Average Transient
    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    11 Susan Walter
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    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    RE: LEED Construction Submission
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    145 Tristan Roberts
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    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
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    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
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    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
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    13 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
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    RE: LEED Canada 2009 Letter Templates (LLT)
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    42 Peak Longhorn
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    1 Barry Giles
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    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    62 Glen Phillips
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    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
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    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    138 Brett Little
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    Mon, Oct 27, 2014
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    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Keeping them up to date
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    China
    RE: Susbtantial Completion definition
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
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    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    13 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    No exposed soil - how to comply with ESC?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    221 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
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    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Mexico
    NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection/Wetland Protection
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
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    5 Vindio Corro
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    33 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
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    Mexico
    How to calculate the impact of a heat pump, only used for heatin
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    106 Juliane Muench
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: Wise decision for international projects
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Definition of greenfield site
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    222 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
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    Gravel nonroof area
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    241 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
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    Duct sealing methods
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    311 John Covello
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    Development Management Group
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    timing on remediation - done before construction
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    96 Chris Flint Chatto
    Integrated Designer
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    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
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    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Test
    2 Jonathan Rider
    Rider Consulting Services
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Wise decision for international projects
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    12 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
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    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Test
    2 Jonathan Rider
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    RE: Wise decision for international projects
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
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    Designated Drop-off spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    44 Matthew Heaton
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    United States
    RE: Wise decision for international projects
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    12 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Wise decision for international projects
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
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    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Wise decision for international projects
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Wise decision for international projects
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
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    No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    65 Adam Prince
    ZeroEnergy Design
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 13:34 United States
    No exposed soil - how to comply with ESC?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    221 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 13:12 Mexico
    NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection/Wetland Protection
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
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    2014-11-20 11:10 United States
    The year of metering
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 Vindio Corro
    Master Degree Construction Engineering
    Anomalia
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 10:40 Spain
    Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    33 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 10:39 Mexico
    Car Park Ventilation Fan Energy Savings
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
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    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    222 Ulrika Nobelius
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    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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    Gravel nonroof area
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    241 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
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    PT. Archimetric
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    2014-11-19 20:20 Indonesia
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    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
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    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
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    Pilot Credit 88: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 10:08 Greece
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    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    2 Kate Bubriski
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    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 12:55 United States
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    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    40 Joanna Yaghooti
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    308 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
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    Alternative HVAC duct sealant
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    115 John Covello
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