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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    561 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
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    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    201 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    New Review Comment
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    48 Aaron Luthien
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: LEED Dynamic Plaque--any thoughts and experiences to share?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    605 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Stormwater rate and quantity calculation for case 1
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    208 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: 90% of average annual runoff
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    156 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: DATA Center
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: LEED NC 2009 for factory buildings
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,349 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Required Lease Language
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    113 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Ashrae 90.1.2010, HVAC Table 6.8.1.C Water Chiling Packages Eff.
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,071 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: PU foam
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    376 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Option 3 daylight measurement
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    622 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Engineered ventilation rates
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    755 LEEDme STRATEGIE D'IMPRESA
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Flushing toilets with drilled corrosive non potable water
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    100 Viktor Reutherborg
    Trainee
    NCC Construction Sverige
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Green cleaning products - Saudi Arabia
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    129 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Mon, Sep 1, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
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    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
    Common Preferred Parking Signage at Car Park Entrance
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    79 First Last
    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
    RE: Special situation
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    110 Maximiliano Martinez
    Project Manager
    PowerSeal Pipeline Products Corporation
    Thu, Jul 31, 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
    RE: Feedback Survey Confirmation
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    35 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: LEED Certified or Certifiable?
    in LEED Certified or Certifiable? Architects Make the Case for Earning the Plaque
    9 Sandeep Goswami
    COO
    Fountain Head II
    Sat, Aug 11, 2012
    Thanks for the responses so
    in Student looking for LEED users to complete a questionnaire on the IgCC and LEED
    1 Michael Zagorski
    Thu, Aug 2, 2012
    RE: post-event Q&A
    in Video: Top-20 LEED-EBOM Documentation Mistakes—And How to Avoid Them
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 27, 2012
    RE: suggestions
    in Breech of Protocol by GBCI and Project Administrator Changes
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 27, 2012
    RE: Contaminants of Concern & Green Globes
    in Chemical Industry Attacks LEED: We Check the Facts
    12 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Thu, Jul 26, 2012
    RE: The AHPBC
    in The New Anti-LEED?
    2 J Michael Pearson
    Director of Engineering
    Genelco, Inc
    Wed, Jul 25, 2012
    RE: change LPE info
    in Change LPE
    4 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Tue, Jul 24, 2012
    RE: And the winning number is???
    in Tristan's thumbs up rating?
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 23, 2012
    Green Globes Guiding Principles Certification
    in Government Hears Overwhelming Support for LEED
    1 John Chyz
    Commissioning Authority
    The Cross Creek Initiative, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 13, 2012
    RE: LEED EBOM: India
    in assistance for overseas projects
    6 sanjay vashishtha
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    Thu, Jul 12, 2012
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    LEED for Existing Homes
    in LEED for EB- O&M for Homes
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 2, 2012
    LEED “Certifiable” Specifications: 4 Approaches - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Jun 27, 2012
    ACP Process : BREEAM equivalency
    in LEED Now Recognizes Energy Credits from BREEAM
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Mon, Jun 25, 2012
    RE: What should USGBC do with the extra time to ensure success?
    in LEED 2012 Postponed to 2013, Renamed LEED v4
    28 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Thu, Jun 14, 2012
    RE: LEED Specifications
    in Top Six Things LEED Consultants Do Wrong in Specs
    5 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Wed, Jun 20, 2012
    Dan,
    in LEED Submittal Forms, Beta to v3
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
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    Tue, Jun 12, 2012
    RE: LEED Online Access to Certified Projects
    in LEED Online Access to Certified Projects
    8 Matt Bartner
    Wed, May 30, 2012
    RE: 4th comment period open
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – Guide to Key Changes and Forum
    107 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, May 15, 2012
    RE: LEED certification in China
    in Hi from China LEED engineer
    3 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Sat, May 5, 2012
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: understanding the Daylight Factor method
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    217 124 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 12, 2010
    CI 2009 ID C2.0-LEED Accredited Professional
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    216 124 JP Rout
    Wed, Jan 13, 2010
    Exterior envelope reuse
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    215 80 Susan Robertson
    Interior Designer
    IBI Group
    Tue, Jan 12, 2010
    Documentation and Tabulation of Areas
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    215 60 Weston Blaney
    Project Manager
    Carson Design
    Thu, Sep 10, 2009
    How exemplary do you have to be for Path 12?
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    214 201 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 11, 2009
    RE: Better option for going into a LEED-CS Gold Certified Building
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    213 201 Derek Fung
    Sun, Dec 6, 2009
    Cost comparison between green roofs and other roofing systems
    in Green Roofs
    212 20 Shriram Bhide
    Fri, Oct 30, 2009
    Green Roofs
    in Green Roofs
    208 20 Shriram Bhide
    Fri, Oct 30, 2009
    RE: USGBC provides additional guidance
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    207 211 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 5, 2010
    RE: CI 2009 ID C2.0-LEED Accredited Professional
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    205 124 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 13, 2010
    Common area toilets
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    204 211 William Stangeland
    President
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    Wed, Oct 14, 2009
    Building additions
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    204 80 Michael Lueth
    Thu, Oct 8, 2009
    Better option for going into a LEED-CS Gold Certified Building
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    202 201 Dean Barone
    President
    Barone International
    Sun, Dec 6, 2009
    RE: Building additions
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    196 80 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Oct 13, 2009
    RE: Documentation and Tabulation of Areas
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    185 60 Nicolas Pacella
    Owner
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    Wed, Sep 30, 2009
    No Cooling & Free Cooling
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    181 194 Habitech Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
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    Tue, Jan 26, 2010
    RE: Recycling Insulation
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    180 326 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    RE: Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    180 71 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    RE: Recycling Insulation
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    177 326 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    Core fixtures included?
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    171 211 Jonathan Gritz
    Sat, Sep 5, 2009
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    56 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
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    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    12 Adam Stoker
    Consultant, Sustainability
    University of Calgary
    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
    Facades Extending Sidewalks
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    76 ray keane
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    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
    Carcinogen budgeting
    in Healthcare-v2009: Low-emitting materials
    43 Catherine Adams
    Architectural Associate
    Astorino
    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
    SSc2 Activity log 20% of the time
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    72 Mary Rose Anlacan
    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
    Extension past v2.2 Sunset date June 27, 2015?
    in Upgrade to LEED 2009? How to Choose for Your Project
    16 Rodger Kuo
    Architect
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    Fri, Jul 11, 2014
    Projects with Several Physically Distinct Structures
    in NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    1 Inés Alomar
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014
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    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    353 prerana tuladhar
    leed
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014
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    in CI 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    29 James Keohane, PE LEED BD+C CxA CPMP
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    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
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    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    3 Vivien Wong
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
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    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    4 Vitor Tosetto
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    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    1 Edgar Arevalo
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
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    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    72 Oscar Mendez
    Project Manager
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    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    294 Jason Warner
    Project Manager
    TCA Architecture Planning
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    35 Sara Zoumbaris
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
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    561 Charles Nepps
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    1 Usama Eita
    Sat, Jul 5, 2014
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    127 Mei Velas-Suarin
    Environmental & Social Development Professional
    Sat, Jul 5, 2014
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    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    1 Tom Cosgro
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    117 satheesh M
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014

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