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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: waste generated from new construction
    in Mid-Rise v4: Construction waste management
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: LEED v4 Interior Lighting Quality Option 2, Strategy A
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    26 Kera Lagios
    Associate Principal
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: USGBC Approved Environmental Product Declaration Framework
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    53 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    1 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Outdoor Air monitoring devices
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    299 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Design Engineer for EAp1 and CxA for EAc3
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    331 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Construction Waste management
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    438 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    SSc2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    285 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Individual Control for Transients- Healthcare Project
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    228 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Default occupancy counts (ASHRAE 62.1 vs. Reference Guide)
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    166 Michael Brown
    Sustainability Discipline Director
    The Beck Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Documentation Requirements-Access to Quality Transit
    in CI-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    APPA Audit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    75 Ana Carolina Montecinos Ongini
    Ingeniera
    IRSA S.A
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Argentina
    n/a
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    12 robert lohr
    Sr. Director of Construction
    DSW, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Performance Period and this credit
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    105 MKK LEED
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    Question for Required Documentation for Option 1 of this credit
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    12 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    United States
    RE: Measuring walking distance in L-shaped vestibule
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    437 Amari Roskelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Jacobs Engineering
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    6 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    CEE Tier 3A Washer Requirement
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    27 Katie Herber
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    Lease requirements for this credit
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    13 Troy Glasner
    President
    E3 Eco Group Inc.
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    RE: LEED v4 Outdoor Water Use Reduction Calculator
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    27 Clara Pistoni
    Sustainability Consultant LEED AP BD+C
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    Italy
    RE: BOD and OPR
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    7 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    How to calculated for hybrid urinals
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    106 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Jul 20, 2016
    RE: Indoor Water Use Reduction - Impossible to Achieve????
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Meier Corporate Account
    Meijer
    Wed, Jul 20, 2016
    RE: SR Values for Paving
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    21 Juan Carlos Contreras
    INEDIT
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: Trane TRACE's 40 plant limit.
    in Schools 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    70 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    RE: ACP % calculation
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,095 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    RE: Mixed Use Residential with C&S retail on ground floor
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    349 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    RE: Actual Occupancy: LEED Online Forum
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    17 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    Lead-free waterproofing floor slabs
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    21 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    Spain
    Selection of Leed certification
    in EBOM-v4: Renewable energy and carbon offsets
    1 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Ozone treatment
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    44 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: Daylight controls
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    8 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    LEED Boundary for CI and SSc1
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    223 Maria Papiez
    Sustainability Lead
    BBH Design
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    new Alternative Compliance Path
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: LEED-GA as a student
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    70 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: elevator question
    in Attaining credits through advanced elevator technology?
    8 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Fri, May 20, 2016
    RE: LEED Dynamic Plaque vs EB Recertification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    15 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    RE: precerticfiation
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    39 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    new LEED Online forum
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new LEED Online forum
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    19 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new forum for LEED Online updates
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    138 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: The cost of Certification
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    128 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Apr 6, 2016
    Argentina
    LEED ND Review options
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    4 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    Egypt
    RE: Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    57 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 24, 2016
    RE: should an aerobics area be multi-occupant for IEQc6.2?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    45 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Mar 23, 2016
    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Argentina
    Submitting for a CIR or LEED Interpretation
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    30 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    United States
    RE: Recert vs. new Cert
    in Recertification
    64 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Mar 1, 2016
    Re-Appeal for a data center
    in Review Appeal
    38 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Feb 17, 2016
    RE: Minimum Benefit to Achieve ID Credits
    in LEED Canada Forum
    53 Aaron Smith
    Mechanical Engineer
    M & R Engineering
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    Green Globes CIEB Technical Reference Manual?
    in Green Globes Q&A
    10 Albert Minton
    SENSAIRE SERVICES LLC
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    RE: Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    PV - how is it accounted for?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    United States
    EBOM-2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy & VOCs?
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    38 Marie Kirk
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    United States
    Legal Wood- ID Point
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    11 Emily Loquidis
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance Calculator
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    156 Lorenna Lobo
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016
    Recycling Rates - Facts and Figures
    in CI 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    58 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016
    United States
    Alternative Walkability Features
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    129 Emily Loquidis
    Thu, Jul 14, 2016
    AHUs unable to meet case 1 or case 2
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    366 Patrick Murisset
    Eng
    Sustentech
    Thu, Jul 14, 2016
    Brazil
    Primer Sealer VOC Content
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    93 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Thu, Jul 14, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Adding more projects to a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    571 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    When should I submit Construction credits?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    814 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    United States
    How to upload addition documents under MRc1 credit
    in CS 2009 MRc1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    25 Catharina B-K
    LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    When should I submit Construction credits?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    814 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    United States
    detailed framing plans and cut list examples
    in Homes-v4: Material-efficient framing
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    Core & Shell without HVAC or electrical systems
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    5 Celia Puertas Romero
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    Spain
    Owner and Owners Representative
    in Required Signatories in LEED Online Forms
    73 Kerry Honsinger
    Reynolds Ash and Associates
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    v4 BD+C Licensed Professional Exemption
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    20 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    Europe alternative compliance path
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    219 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    Lr value for refrigerant calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    158 Francisco Aguirre
    Senior Engineer
    Ove Arup and Partners, S.A.
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    Compliance with WEp1 building that was constructed after 2007 bu
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    281 MKK LEED
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016
    Copy area in office - acoustical treatment
    in CI-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Leticia SooHoo, AIA, LEED AP+
    Architect,Principal / Sustainability
    AlfaTech
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Floors in elevators
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    409 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    2016-07-19 17:34 Colombia
    SR Natural stone
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    21 Juan Carlos Contreras
    INEDIT
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    2016-07-19 14:59 Mexico
    When should I submit Construction credits?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    814 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    2016-07-19 09:00 United States
    Lead-free waterproofing floor slabs
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    21 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    2016-07-19 04:41 Spain
    BOD and OPR
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    7 Erin Rowe
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    2016-07-18 23:52 China
    Selection of Leed certification
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    7 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    2016-07-18 17:45 Trinidad and Tobago
    Ozone treatment
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    44 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    2016-07-18 17:40 Mexico
    PV - how is it accounted for?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    2016-07-18 13:38 United States
    Daylight controls
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    8 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    2016-07-18 13:28 Mexico
    EBOM-2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy & VOCs?
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    38 Marie Kirk
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    2016-07-18 09:01 United States
    Infill Site
    in ND Plan-v4: Smart location
    2 Jos Schild
    Royal HaskoningDHV
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    2016-07-18 08:08 Saudi Arabia
    Legal Wood- ID Point
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    11 Emily Loquidis
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    2016-07-18 07:31 United Kingdom
    Modeling Software Changing
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Muzamil Rafique
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    2016-07-18 03:53 Pakistan
    hotel fitness room
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    741 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Sun, Jul 17, 2016
    2016-07-17 19:05 United States
    Recycling Rates - Facts and Figures
    in CI 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    58 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016
    2016-07-15 10:47 United States
    Unfinished Spaces Baseline and Proposed System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Phil Stafa
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016
    2016-07-15 09:42 United States
    Efficiency of the chiller
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Dandan Li
    LEED AP
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016
    2016-07-15 09:40 Germany
    Campus
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    129 Megan Recher
    Perkins + Will
    Thu, Jul 14, 2016
    2016-07-14 14:56 United States
    AHUs unable to meet case 1 or case 2
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    366 Patrick Murisset
    Eng
    Sustentech
    Thu, Jul 14, 2016
    2016-07-14 12:45 Brazil
    Primer Sealer VOC Content
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    93 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Thu, Jul 14, 2016
    2016-07-14 10:05 United Kingdom

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