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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Project experience for CE hours
    in LEED AP Specialities: Should You Get One?
    32 VEL MUTHU
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    RE: Signage Comment
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    455 Helen Kessler
    President
    HJKessler Associates
    Sun, May 29, 2016
    building area method
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,463 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Sun, May 29, 2016
    RE: Cold Climate
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    312 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, May 28, 2016
    RE: One model or various separate models
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    90 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    8 Wolfgang Werner
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    348 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    EPA CGP 2003/2012
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    11 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: 2 buildings = 100% = 5 points?
    in ND-v4: Certified green buildings
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    14 Mohammad Kamali
    UBC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    United States
    Option 2- "Waste" reduction
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    21 Whitney Smith
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: No-off street parking
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: SLLc6 in v2009 vs v4 - no slopes do/don't qualify?
    in ND-v4: Steep slope protection
    3 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: promise for future showers?
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    108 Kristen Magnuson
    stok
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: Comprehensive transportation management plan - behavioral change
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    305 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    RE: Greenguard
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    497 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    RE: Treated Waste Water Re-use for a Campus site
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    122 Ashwin Kumar
    Sustainability Services Consultant
    M+W Group
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    RE: Use of HVAC condensate water
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    76 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Italy
    RE: Motorbike transport
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    315 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Vietnam
    RE: Previously developed floodplain
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    114 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Czech Republic
    RE: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ET S) Control Required
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    312 Magda Aghababyan
    CEO
    Co-Energi (Pvt) Ltd.
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    Malaysia
    RE: Bus service in opposite directions
    in Healthcare-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: Recommendations for Home Energy Monitoring Systems
    in Mid-Rise v4: Advanced utility tracking
    3 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: using construction rubble for mine rehabilitation
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    434 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: SFI now allowed??
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    482 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: Exhaust system tests
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    364 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: Central Plant - Condenser Loop
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    317 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: existing not occupied parts
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,265 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: prescriptive efficiency requirement for purchased heat
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    404 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: Example of DAYLIGHT AND Views
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    708 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: NAUF Going Forward
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    191 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: Integrative process
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    12 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Mon, May 23, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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: MBTU = 1 million BTU, which is also MMBTU
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    71 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    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 Alicia Reynell
    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
    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
    Huitt-Zollars Morris
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED BD&C Healthcare vs. CI?
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    9 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, Dec 4, 2015
    parking demand vs 1000sf or vs employees
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    36 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Fri, Dec 4, 2015
    Poland
    LEED Pilot Credits on Resilient Design Now Available to Projects - by Alex Wilson
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016
    RE: Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 27, 2015
    LEED V3 2009 SSc3- Asbestos contamination
    in Asbestos removal
    3 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Fri, Nov 13, 2015
    RE: Free Certification
    in First-in-Country Projects to Get Free LEED Certification
    7 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Mechanical/Sustainability Engineer, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Mon, Nov 9, 2015
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    12 Eric Thompson
    Architect
    NBBJ
    Tue, Oct 27, 2015
    RE: Correct spelling for Miranda
    in Congratulations 2015 LEED Fellows
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 22, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Laboratory Classrooms
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    293 Crina Bosch
    Energy Modeler
    Karpinski Engineering
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    United States
    Deadline for Construction Review
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    4 Mandy Bordeaux
    Architect
    MSKTD
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    United States
    CI - applicable when the tennant is the owner?
    in MPR1: Must comply with environmental laws
    1 Tom Kennedy
    Enhanse
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Pilot Credit 101
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    115 Kiyomi Kurooka
    Associate
    DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    United States
    Renewable Energy in Template EAp2
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    10 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Spain
    RE: ieqc8.1 x ieqc 8.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    437 GISELA FARHAT DE ARAUJO
    Mon, May 16, 2016
    Brazil
    DCV
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    6 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater: EDGE Auditor
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Sat, May 14, 2016
    Mexico
    Ergonomics Criteria Feedback
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    41 Erin Ezell
    Fri, May 13, 2016
    Onsite honey production
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    31 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Fri, May 13, 2016
    RE: Non potable water reservoir - WEc1 -NC 2009
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    440 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    75% steel/concrete threshold
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    71 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    United States
    No Mow Grass
    in Schools-NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    1 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    No Mow Grass
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    7 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    United States
    Gender Split?
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    94 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED AP BD+C
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    multi occupant spaces for outpatient
    in Healthcare-v2009: Controllability of systems - lighting
    9 andres ramirez
    integralDC
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    Colombia
    Renewable Energy in Template EAp2
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    10 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    Spain
    RE: Sport Flooring Vent Cove Base
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    384 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    Steam Kettles for Process Water Use
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    62 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, May 10, 2016
    United States
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Tue, May 10, 2016
    Walkable Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    124 Mike Stopka
    Director of Sustainability
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Living Wall
    in Retail-NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Accounting Accounting
    Controller
    Light House
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    2016-05-19 16:49 Canada
    LI ID #10421 allows 90.1-2010 for v2009 but how to document it?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,463 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    2016-05-19 14:50 United States
    Innovation in Design credit - Low Mercury Lighting
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    607 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    2016-05-19 12:53 Canada
    Previously developed floodplain
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    114 Jiri Dobias
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    2016-05-19 08:22 Czech Republic
    LEED v3 2009 certification in 2018
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    800 Vanessa Montezuma
    Arquitectura&Ciudad
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    2016-05-18 23:23 Peru
    promise for future showers?
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    108 Kristen Magnuson
    stok
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    2016-05-18 18:07 United States
    Laboratory Classrooms
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    293 Crina Bosch
    Energy Modeler
    Karpinski Engineering
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    2016-05-18 15:16 United States
    Deadline for Construction Review
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    4 Mandy Bordeaux
    Architect
    MSKTD
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    2016-05-18 11:37 United States
    Central Plant - Condenser Loop
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    317 MKK LEED
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    2016-05-18 11:26 United States
    USGBC Approved Certification Programs
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    30 Amy Ruffino
    Project Coordinator
    TSG Architects
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    2016-05-18 10:48 United States
    Recycled Content Percentages
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    610 Jace Christensen
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    2016-05-18 09:12 United States
    SSc8 Flag lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    630 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    2016-05-18 09:03 Canada
    Pilot Credit 101
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    115 Kiyomi Kurooka
    Associate
    DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    2016-05-17 18:51 United States
    10% exemption
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    364 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater: EDGE Auditor
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    2016-05-17 18:41 Mexico
    Final Review Denial with no Preliminary Comments?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    800 Bill Browne
    Principal
    RATIO Architects, Inc.
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    2016-05-17 16:56 United States
    LEED Dynamic Plaque vs EB Recertification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    15 Michael Chermak
    MS, CIH, LEED AP
    Qualia CIH Inc.
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    2016-05-17 09:54 United States
    BAS
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    46 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    2016-05-17 08:24 India
    water bills received every 3 months
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    511 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    2016-05-17 08:09 Poland
    Paper and Cardboard
    in NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    8 Helena Garcia
    Bioconstruction
    Green Building Management
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    2016-05-17 06:11 Spain
    Renewable Energy in Template EAp2 (Healthcare)
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,463 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    2016-05-17 06:03 Spain

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