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    300 Marcus Sheffer
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    279 Michael D. DeVuono
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    RE: parking for fleet vehicle
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    433 Marilyn Specht
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    RE: Base Build HVAC Plant Requirements
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    383 Ciaran McCabe
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    Form (V06) product data samples
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    83 Zach Tetreault
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    613 Bill Swanson
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    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    321 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: VRP Compliance Calculator or 62MZCalc for projects outside U.S.?
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,003 David Hubka
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    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
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    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,248 Christian Kaltreider
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    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    11 Daniel Hicks
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    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: Attempting to return ceiling tiles from demo
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    73 Michelle Reott
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    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
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    RE: Site Obstructions & Shading
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    300 Marcus Sheffer
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    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: Commenced construction
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    279 Michael D. DeVuono
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    RE: Storm Interval and Drawdown
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    266 Thiago Bondini
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    School Culinary Garden - learning space
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    30 Peter Doo
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    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
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    383 Ciaran McCabe
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
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    83 Zach Tetreault
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    613 Bill Swanson
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    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
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    155 Jens Apel
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