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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Does energy model should include walls to be consistent w/ Plf2
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,574 Ahmet D
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    United States
    Variety of species on green roof
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    226 CT G
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    RE: Verrry interesting.....but.....
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    3 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    RE: "Single Site" requirement for a Master Site?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    501 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    United States
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    Brazil
    RE: Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    36 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    Mexico
    RE: Data Center in on Office building Energy Modelling Calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,129 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    RE: Hot-Rolled Structural Steel - MRc4 Products
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    502 Tom Dietsche
    LEED Project Manager
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    16 Jeffrey Ornstein
    Associate Project Manager for Architecture, LEED AP BD+C, CDT
    New York City Housing Authority
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    RE: Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    206 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    883 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    IEQp1 using indoor packaged DX units
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Edgar Arevalo
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Auto Service/Repair
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    225 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Can't create an ID point for this credit
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    54 Alfonzo Collins
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Minimum Ventialtion Rates: Locker Rooms
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    826 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Filter Replacement
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    28 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: Dedicated exhaust system
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    320 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: Auditorium; lower illuminance level
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    24 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: Submeters to measure AND RECORD energy use
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    132 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    RE: Checking ESC plan at design stage?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    230 Yodi Danusastro
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Indonesia
    RE: Smoking Area in the Basement
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    279 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    61 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Number of Regular Building Occupants for a 2 shift facility
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    273 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Regional Materials - Steel
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    63 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    Counters
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    295 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    water use per instrument tray requirements table
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    1 Michael Burton
    SR Manager, Project Planning Design
    STERIS
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: MRc2 Form Version 0.2.3.. undervaluing commingled waste?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    358 Jake Bebee LEED AP BD+C ID+C
    Project Manager
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: Equivalence of local standards for commissioning tests
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    48 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Strip out plan
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    71 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: SSc2 Activity log 20% of the time
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    76 Mary Rose Anlacan
    Energy Engineer, LEED AP, Estidama PQP
    Middle East Center for Sustainable Development
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    adjustable Dual Flush valve
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    112 Mohammed Faisal Kalaigar
    LEED AP(BD+C)
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Is there any Credit Language for this
    in Schools-2009: Social equity within the project team
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    Hi, I believe I already know
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    113 Bernardo Ruiz Montoya
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    ETS During Construction
    in NC-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    1 Laurie Winter
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    Canada
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: LEED Canada 2009 Letter Templates (LLT)
    in LEED Canada Forum
    42 Peak Longhorn
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    62 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
    RE: Do I qualify? Lots of details, hopefully helpful How and whom...
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    138 Brett Little
    Director
    Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
    Mon, Oct 27, 2014
    RE: Green Associate vs. AP exam materials
    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Keeping them up to date
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    China
    RE: Susbtantial Completion definition
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Congratulations 2014 LEED Fellows - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Brazil
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Portugal
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    10 Ashley Catlett
    USGBC/GBCI
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    RE: Integrated Design...
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    6 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    RE: LEEDonline Form Access
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    19 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    Network With LEEDuser at Greenbuild 2014 - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    RE: Number of transients for FTE calculation
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    RE: Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    Belgium
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Runoff/Gully Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    372 Tamary Alvarez
    Sustainability & Commissioning Specialist
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    United States
    IEQp1 using indoor packaged DX units
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Edgar Arevalo
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    RE: Dining Hall furniture -- are we eligible?
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    139 Roxanne Button AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP
    Architect & Sustainable Design Consultant
    Design Synergies Architecture P.C.
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    Existing Building Flooring Reuse
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    325 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    Greece
    RE: Checking ESC plan at design stage?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    230 Yodi Danusastro
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    Indonesia
    Runoff/Gully Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    372 Tamary Alvarez
    Sustainability & Commissioning Specialist
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    United States
    Credit for EPDs in LEED 2009
    in NC-2009: MR Credit Category Pilot ACP
    1 Gunnar Baldwin
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    Fire suppression systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    1 Jody Lee Potvin-Jones
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: Checking ESC plan at design stage?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    230 Yodi Danusastro
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    Indonesia
    Through Connections
    in ND-v4: Connected circulation network
    1 Martine Desbois
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Off-Street Parking Definition
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Martine Desbois
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Development Density on a university campus
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    105 Rhonda Franklin
    Interior Designer
    Architectural Vision Group
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    United States
    Core Learning Space implies use School LEED requirements?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    623 MKK LEED
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Colombia
    Store
    in Most Downloaded LEEDuser Documentation Templates, Calculators, and Samples
    1 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: Who can be CxA?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    267 Allan Vásquez
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    Costa Rica
    Case 2 Option 2C EUI weather normalization tool
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    119 Jorng-ren Chern
    CEO
    Enertek Sustainable Design & Technology
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    Reclaimed water VS Recycled water
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    4 Pooja Sannamni
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    Regional Priority credits worldwide
    in NC-v4: Regional priority
    6 Pooja Sannamni
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    Core Learning Space implies use School LEED requirements?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    623 MKK LEED
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    Colombia
    Runoff/Gully Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    372 Tamary Alvarez
    Sustainability & Commissioning Specialist
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    United States
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    Lighting boundary SSc6 in new
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    14 Ilse Dijkstra-Nugteren
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 04:18 Netherlands
    Heat gain originating from hooded equipment in energy modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,574 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 02:16 Thailand
    VAV Fan control for baseline system 6
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,574 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 23:37 Thailand
    Is there any Credit Language for this
    in Schools-2009: Social equity within the project team
    2 Vada Kornegay
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 16:49 United States
    ETS During Construction
    in NC-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    1 Laurie Winter
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 16:17 Canada
    Insulation - option 2 budget calculation method
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    71 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 12:20 France
    UV Lacquer
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    463 Susan Coy
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 11:26 United States
    When to submit a pilot credit?
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    30 Alfred Servodidio
    Project Manager
    JMV Consulting Engineering
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 10:06 United States
    Runoff/Gully Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    372 Tamary Alvarez
    Sustainability & Commissioning Specialist
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 08:47 United States
    Supplementary mechanical ventilation in naturally ventilated
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    2014-12-15 22:05 Sweden
    selecting the correct rating system in v.2009
    in What LEED rating system to use?
    9 K KRAFT
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    2014-12-15 17:32 United States
    "Single Site" requirement for a Master Site?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    501 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    2014-12-15 11:16 United States
    Custom furniture for LEED project
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    139 Roxanne Button AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP
    Architect & Sustainable Design Consultant
    Design Synergies Architecture P.C.
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    2014-12-15 08:30 United States
    Prefinished wood flooring: alternative to emissions testing?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    325 Susan Clark
    Technical Specialist
    NCC Teknik
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    2014-12-15 03:57 Sweden
    MRc2 Form Version 0.2.3.. undervaluing commingled waste?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    358 Jake Bebee LEED AP BD+C ID+C
    Project Manager
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    2014-12-12 15:01 United States
    Fire suppression systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    1 Jody Lee Potvin-Jones
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    2014-12-12 07:24 Saudi Arabia
    LEEDv4 green roof evaluation
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    151 Davis Kantor
    LEED AP BD+C
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    2014-12-12 05:04 Switzerland
    Crushed concrete
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    502 Hrvoje Kvasnicka
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    2014-12-12 04:18 Croatia
    Job Specific Environment Analysis
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    230 Yodi Danusastro
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    2014-12-12 02:58 Indonesia
    SSc1, Path 12
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    208 David Lauchner
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    2014-12-11 17:02 United States

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