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    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
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    30 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    459 michelle bombeck
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    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    390 Bhavin Pardiwala
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    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    United States
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    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,275 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    RE: ASHRAE requirements for dry-coolers
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,092 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    RE: Irrigation Submetering
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    12 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
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    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
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    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    316 Marcus Sheffer
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    4 Allison Zuchman
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    The Green Engineer
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
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    RE: Aerothermal Energy
    in NC-v4: Renewable energy production
    4 Marcus Sheffer
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    RE: Thermal Comfort - Adaptive Method
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    254 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Do green roofs help to comply this credit? And green walls?
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    11 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
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    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
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    28 Janice Rogers
    Design Manager/LEED Manager
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    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
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    Alternative Transportation: Walking?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    272 Janice Rogers
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    RE: Green cleaning products - Saudi Arabia
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    153 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
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    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    66 Bill Swanson
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    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
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    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
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    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
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    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    86 Amy Moore
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    in Hospitality-EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    1 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    India
    RE: Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    313 Vibha Pai
    Student
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    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: No more pressure washing with water only
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    135 Trista Little
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    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    90 Trista Little
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    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    74 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: ACP for India
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    15 Trista Little
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    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
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    3 GHT Green Team
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    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: Energy Simulation
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    123 Marcus Sheffer
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    746 Todd Bundren
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    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
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    449 Derek Seifert
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    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    19 Tristan Roberts
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    4 SOHA YAMANI
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    in Performance Period
    57 Trista Little
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    Thu, Mar 24, 2016
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    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    45 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Mar 23, 2016
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    United States
    RE: Recert vs. new Cert
    in Recertification
    64 Barry Giles
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    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
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    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
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    in Green Globes Q&A
    10 Blondell Eldred
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
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    RE: Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
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    2 Tristan Roberts
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    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
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    RE: Checklists
    in The Best UNLOCKED LEED 2009 credit checklists
    2 Dean Wilson
    Applicant Information
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: Design Phase Submittals
    in Design Submital - 1batch only ?
    17 Bridget Brock
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    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED BD&C Healthcare vs. CI?
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    9 Susan Walter
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    RE: Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    2 Tristan Roberts
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    Roof cleaning and water
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    79 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
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    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
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    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    14 Lyle Axelarris
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    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,042 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
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    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    124 Vibha Pai
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    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    449 Derek Seifert
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    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    746 Todd Bundren
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
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    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    320 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
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    Master's Research Survey
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    292 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 Vibha Pai
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    282 Vibha Pai
    Student
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    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    188 Vibha Pai
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    271 Vibha Pai
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    354 Vibha Pai
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    459 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    272 Janice Rogers
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    Kirlin Builders
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    114 Vibha Pai
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    116 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    66 Laura Marchand
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    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    23 Ileana Delgado
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    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
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    159 John Mader
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
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    3,563 Muzammal Abbas LEED AP (BD+C)
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    12 Kerry Honsinger
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    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
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    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
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    Roof cleaning and water
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
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    3,563 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
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    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
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