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    31 Renee Shirey
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Concrete forming and temporary material - recycled content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    452 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
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    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    166 EBRU UNVER
    LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: kitchen hoods
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,372 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: treating stored rainwater?
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    161 Michael Johnson
    Architect
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    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Status of covered outside space and Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,082 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    598 Razan Nejem
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Parking spaces for transients only
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    291 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Site
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    92 Markus Henning
    M.Eng Facility Management LEED AP BD+C
    Alpha Energy & Environment
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Why could be considered as a roof?
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    73 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Ecological Species Consultation in California Coastal Zone
    in ND Plan-v4: Imperiled species and ecological communities
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Changing RP credits?
    in CI 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    13 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    RE: Commercial Kitchen as Multi-occupant space
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    284 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    RE: SS Credit 8 Lighting Pollution Reduction Non-Tradable Surfaces
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    542 Allan Francis Manlapig
    Electrical Engineer
    Thomas J Davis Inc.
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    RE: Lighting Historic Facades
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    139 James Emery
    Partner
    Iredale Group Architecture
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: CASRN Publishing
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    6 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
    Contribution to SSc 9 - Site Master Plan
    in Schools-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    1 Sarah Nugent
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
    Occupant Comfort Survey - draft from LEED User
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    53 Oana Stamatin
    LEED AP BD+C
    Colliers International
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
    RE: Definition of Bicycle Network
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    5 Yoyo Shek
    Allied Environmental Consultants Limited
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
    RE: Water Performance Measurement Innovation approach for BD+C
    in EBOM 2009 WEc1: Water Performance Measurement
    79 Courtney France
    Tue, Aug 5, 2014
    RE: Interesections Density
    in ND-v2009: Connected and open community
    36 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Mon, Aug 4, 2014
    Invase Plant Species and Sprays
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    72 Sara Zoumbaris
    Mon, Aug 4, 2014
    No parking
    in CS v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 MM K
    Mon, Aug 4, 2014
    LEED site definition
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    4 Jie Xiong
    Mon, Aug 4, 2014
    RE: Preferred parking outside the LEED project boundary
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    122 Morteza Kasmaei
    Principal
    Climatic Design Inc.
    Mon, Aug 4, 2014
    RE: Occupation with shifts - Calculating peak occupancy
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    239 Daniel Hartsig
    Sustainability Analyst
    Transwestern
    Mon, Aug 4, 2014
    RE: Groos Square Footage
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    171 Kimberly Frith
    Sustainability Consultant
    Alto Sustainability, LLC
    Sun, Aug 3, 2014
    RE: Beach Cleanup of Trash - credit?
    in EBOM 2009 MRp2: Solid Waste Management Policy
    23 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: SSpc14 - Walkable project site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    76 Robert Cannellos
    Sustainability Consultant
    exp
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    RE: IPM - vendor not yet in place
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    71 Robert Cannellos
    Sustainability Consultant
    exp
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    University Campus Transit
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    3 Rebecca Brown
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    No "new" parking, or "Not any" parking??
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    4 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: Schools - Case 1 and 2
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    25 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: Water Calculator
    in Mid-Rise v4: Total water use
    2 Batya Metalitz
    Manager, LEED Technical Development
    USGBC
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: Tradable Surfaces Area
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    60 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Hi Luana
    in Domestic hot water
    1 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Mar 5, 2012
    Video – LEED 2012 3rd Public Comment Period and Beyond: The Future of LEED - by Tristan Roberts
    Thu, Mar 22, 2012
    RE: LEED 2012 time-line
    in LEED 2012 – Second Public Comment – Guide and Open Forum
    53 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 1, 2012
    RE: LEED 2012 - ENERGY + ATMOSPHERE PR 2 - 2nd Commenting Period
    in LEED EBOM 2012 Version I Feedback & Comments
    17 Janna Nash
    Thu, Feb 23, 2012
    IEQc4.2
    in How does true fresco--painting with natural pigments on wet plaster--fall into LEED categories?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 21, 2012
    contact GBCI
    in Changing Registration from CS to NC and viceversa
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 17, 2012
    RE: EA Optimized Energy Performance
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Energy & Atmosphere (EA) Section
    33 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Feb 16, 2012
    LEED 2012 3rd Public Comment Period Announced - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Feb 15, 2012
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    in Owner team member and signatories
    12 Mairead Morrissey
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    Mon, Feb 13, 2012
    RE: project budget
    in Budget and Historic Project Data
    3 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
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    Wed, Jan 25, 2012
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    Wed, Jan 25, 2012
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    in The Cost of LEED EBOM Re-certification
    3 James Doyle
    Owner
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    Fri, Jan 20, 2012
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    in Eligibility for LEED AP exam
    2 Candace Small
    Thu, Jan 12, 2012
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    in LEED Project Registration for Sports Facilities
    1 David Posada
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    GBD Architects
    Tue, Jan 10, 2012
    RE: Dear All, I am new on LEED
    in Existing Building with an outbuilding addition
    3 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Jan 10, 2012
    LEED Certification Project Submittal Tips from GBCI - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Jan 4, 2012
    Credit Specific
    in How to group multiple buildings?
    2 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
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    Tue, Jan 3, 2012
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    in List of performance period lengths
    1 Jubilee Daniels, MLA, LEED AP O+M
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    Tue, Jan 3, 2012
    L-3 form
    in LEED Databases
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Fri, Dec 30, 2011
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
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    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Reduction—Nonroof
    130 53 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 18, 2011
    Online Template Issue - Upload Time Required for IEQp1
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    130 131 Shannon Allison
    Project Engineer
    Integral Group
    Fri, Feb 25, 2011
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    130 72 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 21, 2010
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    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    128 388 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    RE: Registration a project under the LEED v4
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    128 39 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013
    RE: MRc5- Regional EXTRACTED
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    127 92 John Albrecht
    Director of LEED Services
    Sieben Energy Assoc.
    Thu, Apr 28, 2011
    RE: Registration a project under the LEED v4
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    127 39 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013
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    in NC v2.2 EQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for 90% of Spaces
    125 65 Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow
    Principal
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    Sun, Sep 12, 2010
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    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    125 51 Jutta Berns-Mumbi
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    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Reduction—Nonroof
    124 53 Jacob Arlein
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    Fri, Aug 20, 2010
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    in NC v2.2 WEc3.1–3.2: Water Use Reduction
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    Mon, Mar 21, 2011
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    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    124 388 Lauren Sparandara
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    RE: I still don't understand how
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    124 102 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
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    Wed, Mar 16, 2011
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    123 72 hao zhang
    Sun, May 23, 2010
    RE: Waste Hauler sorts off-site
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    122 80 Tristan Roberts
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    Thu, Sep 23, 2010
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    122 72 Sherry Bonelli
    LEED Project Manager/Consultant
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    Mon, Nov 22, 2010
    RE: Calculating for Shelled Spaces?
    in NC v2.2 WEc3.1–3.2: Water Use Reduction
    121 77 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 8, 2011
    RE: Waste Hauler sorts off-site
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    121 80 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 23, 2010
    RE: 100% recycling rate claims
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    121 326 Valerie Walsh
    Sustainable Design & Construction Consultants
    Walsh Sustainability Group
    Fri, Jan 15, 2010
    RE: other providers
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    121 57 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Mar 14, 2013
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    4 Jaclyn Noga
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    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    43 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    64 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    1 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
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    Sun, Jul 20, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    54 Elizabeth Felder
    Fri, Jul 18, 2014
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    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    5 Adam Stoker
    Sustability Consultant
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    Fri, Jul 18, 2014
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,372 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Fri, Jul 18, 2014
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    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
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    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
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    Director
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    Owner
    ConServe
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    16 Joe Sechler
    BNK
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
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    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    139 Cara Blumenthal
    Wed, Jul 16, 2014
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    57 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
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    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    12 Adam Stoker
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    72 Mary Rose Anlacan
    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
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    16 Rodger Kuo
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    1 Inés Alomar
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    353 prerana tuladhar
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