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    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    320 Vibha Pai
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    292 Vibha Pai
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 Vibha Pai
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    282 Vibha Pai
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    188 Vibha Pai
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    Sol Developments
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    271 Vibha Pai
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    354 Vibha Pai
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Functional entryway of project
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, Apr 19, 2016
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    RE: Calculation method
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    83 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    RE: Labor and Delivery Rooms
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    24 Michelle Schwarting Robinson
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    Thu, Jan 28, 2016
    ISO 16346:2013
    in NC-2009: Alternative Energy Performance Metric ACP
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    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    9 Andrew Bennett
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    WSA
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
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    RE: MDF
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    111 Lori Knosalla
    Policy and Standards Manager - Chain of Custody
    Forest Stewardship Council US
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    RE: Spring and Fall Conditions on the Thermal Comfort Tool
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    54 Logan Dorrell
    Sr. Mechanical Engineer
    AECOM
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: IEQc7.1 compliance
    in NC v2.2 EQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    31 Christopher Schaffner
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    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Assessment report feedback?
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    6 Tristan Roberts
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    Mon, Jan 25, 2016
    Eligible Intersections: Highway
    in ND-v2009: Street network
    1 Aly Andrews
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    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
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    MERV13 filter replacement to pre-filters / filters
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Jane Long
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    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Waste rate
    in Homes-v2008: Waste management
    5 Ann Edminster
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    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    2 Patricia Lloyd
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    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    United States
    RE: What is legally binding language?
    in CS-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    65 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
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    in EBOM-2009: Learning Controls for Thermal Comfort
    1 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: IBEAM LEED USER POLICY
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    32 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    RE: Access Point to an Active Freight Rail Line
    in Warehouses-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    2 Tristan Roberts
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    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: Download Forms
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    132 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: Calculating Buildable Land (PIf1-2)
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    32 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
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    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: Exterior Noise
    in Schools-NC-v4: Minimum acoustic performance
    3 Marcus Sheffer
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    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
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    2 J Michael Pearson
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    RE: change LPE info
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    4 Peter Warren
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    8 Tristan Roberts
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    Mon, Jul 23, 2012
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    RE: LEED EBOM: India
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    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
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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
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    Tue, May 15, 2012
    RE: LEED certification in China
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    3 Hernando Miranda
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    Sat, May 5, 2012
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    in Loss of LEED Certification after renovating?
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    Tue, May 1, 2012
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    4 Michelle Reott
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    Tue, May 1, 2012
    RE: Surrounding Density and Diverse Uses
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – LT (Location and Transportation) Section
    16 Jean Marais
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    Fri, Apr 27, 2012
    RE: Fundamental Commissioning
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Performance (PF) Section
    9 Daniel Forino
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    Thu, Apr 19, 2012
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    5 Tristan Roberts
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    3 Tristan Roberts
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    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 Tristan Roberts
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    RE: Third Party Data Source
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    4 Tristan Roberts
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    RE: Download Forms
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    132 Tristan Roberts
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    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
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    in Pilot Credit 56: Renewable Energy – Distributed Generation
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    Mon, Dec 28, 2015
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    in CS v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
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    2 Gabriela Crespo
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    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
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    in Design Submital - 1batch only ?
    17 Bridget Brock
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    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
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    RE: IES ApacheHVAC - Proposed system for VRF
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,550 SI CHEN
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    RE: Project Building Activity - Residence Hall
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    279 Anna Lapomme
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    Fri, Dec 18, 2015
    United States
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    Building Flush - Filter Change?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    72 Brianne Smith
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    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
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    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
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    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
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    1 Stacey White
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    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    725 Candice Clark, LEED GA
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    Solatube Global Marketing (SGM) & Solatube Int. Inc.
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
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    188 Martin Meehan
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    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    43 Chanyang Shin
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    2016-03-31 08:10 United States
    Faucet in cleaning room
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    745 VICTOR MORENO
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    2016-03-31 07:01 Spain
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    2016-03-30 11:24 United States

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