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    28 Xiaochen Zhou
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: 90 % of the average annual rainfall
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    146 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Continuous Insulation and Appendix A
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,104 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    LEED Schools mandatory for daycare?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    560 Mauricio Ramirez
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Native Landscape with No Irrigation
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Nicole Ferrini
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: MPR6 - Option 1
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    31 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Construction within LEED boundary after completion of original
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    149 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Historical data with building ownership change
    in EBOM 2009 IOc3: Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts
    27 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Who does it ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    593 AHMET DEMIROGLU
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: DES and EAc5
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    183 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: WEp1 - LEED - International - Faucets again
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    547 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: EAc4 Equipment Life not represented accurately in ref. guide
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    90 Jesus Deras
    Energy Analyst
    The Wall Consulting Group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,011 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Minimum daylight illuminance levels
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    121 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: District Energy Application?
    in EBOM 2009 WEc4: Cooling Tower Water Management
    61 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    BIFMA E3 2012 or 2008 standard
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    118 Vivien Fairlamb
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Air compressors
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - building equipment
    2 Kim Shinn
    Principal
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Mon, Apr 7, 2014
    RE: Steel Joists
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    67 MT A
    Moriyama & Teshima Architects
    Mon, Apr 7, 2014
    RE: LEED Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    2 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Mon, Apr 7, 2014
    RE: Spot Metering for CI 2009 EAc3 Option B
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    118 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 7, 2014
    RE: Building signage
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    103 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Apr 7, 2014
    Use energy per unit per year to compare?- how to normalize? Case
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    441 Mary Demars
    IBI Group
    Mon, Apr 7, 2014
    RE: Green educational program
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    493 Webly Bowles
    Associate Principal
    Green Building Services
    Sun, Apr 6, 2014
    RE: vehicle travel way-definition
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    69 Kimberly Frith
    Sustainability Consultant
    Alto Sustainability, LLC
    Sun, Apr 6, 2014
    Mercury Lamps
    in EBOM 2009 MRp2: Solid Waste Management Policy
    20 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Sun, Apr 6, 2014
    Wall Base Material
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    99 Catherine Adams
    Architectural Associate
    Astorino
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    Become a LEED committee member!
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    203 Theresa Backhus
    Sites Technical Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    RE: Option 3 Under LEED ND V4
    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    4 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    Airflow measuring devices on MUA
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    24 Trevor Gilbert
    Energy Profiles
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    RE: Service Hot Water Heating
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    288 Chilufya Lombe
    Sustainability Consultant
    Solid Green Consulting
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    RE: Continuous sidewalks for industrial use street
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    27 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    RE: Audio Visual Equipment part of prerequisite?
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    446 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    RE: LEED baundary
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    11 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    RE: Carpet tile approved as acceptable walk-off mat
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    50 Melissa Vernon
    Director of Sustainable Strategy
    Interface
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
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    RE: Elevators - Energy Consumption - Sources
    in Attaining credits through advanced elevator technology?
    6 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Feb 1, 2013
    RE: Precertification and site/building area change
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    37 Sandro Tubertini
    ChapmanBDSP
    Thu, Jan 31, 2013
    RE: Best energy modeling software
    in What is the best strategy/software to model District Cooling for LEED
    5 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Jan 29, 2013
    RE: Submitting Credits at Very End?
    in Design Submital - 1batch only ?
    15 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Mary Davidge Associates
    Mon, Jan 28, 2013
    RE: LEED CI new tenant new registration required?
    in LEED-CI and Building Owner
    14 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 21, 2013
    RE: LEED for Health Care or NC registration
    in Draft LEED Online Forms for LEED for Healthcare 2009
    11 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Jan 14, 2013
    Tell us about your experiences with LEED 2009 - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Jan 7, 2013
    RE: What can we learn?
    in USA Today attacks LEED schools next, again with selective use of data
    18 Z Smith
    Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
    Fri, Jan 4, 2013
    RE: Submit a review
    in Registering Projects
    16 Tony Holub
    Architect
    DKA
    Wed, Jan 2, 2013
    LEED CI 2009 : Project without HVAC change
    in LEED CI 2009 : Integrating HVAC work after project completion
    3 Diana Hill
    Sat, Dec 22, 2012
    RE: Simple Tips on Defining a Project Boundary
    in Project Boundary - New Building linked to an Existing Building
    16 Mark Taake
    United Excel Design
    Tue, Dec 18, 2012
    USGBC Exploring A New Kind of LEED Plaque - by Tristan Roberts
    Thu, Dec 20, 2012
    RE: Substantial Completion......?
    in LEED NC 2009 - Final Certification
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 14, 2012
    RE: leed online v3 user interface
    in Great Tips on LEED Online v3
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 14, 2012
    Projects boundaries in campus and LED site lights with OC sensor
    in LEED project boundary in campus setting
    6 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
    Helpful
    in A Guide to the Key LEED-CI v2009 Addenda
    1 Geoffrey Eddy
    PE, LEED AP
    Arup
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    LEED credit achievement
    in Credit Achievement Tally
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 22, 2012
    Project Information (PI) forums
    in Project Information form
    45 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Nov 21, 2012
    Visit LEEDuser at Greenbuild 2012 - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, Oct 23, 2012
    LEEDuser Adds Healthcare, ND, Retail Forums and Resources - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Oct 17, 2012
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    When does the Performance Period Start?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc1: LEED Certified Design and Construction
    264 36 Mark Westover
    Mon, Jan 18, 2010
    Option 1 documentation
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    263 195 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Jan 5, 2010
    Manufacturer's are slowly
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    259 127 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Sep 2, 2009
    Daylighting Collaborative (Organization)
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    258 123 Candice Clark
    Business Development Manager- Commercial Div.
    Solatube Int. Inc.
    Tue, Jul 14, 2009
    RE: Daylighting Collaborative (Organization)
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    256 123 Seema Pandya
    Senior Sustainability Manager
    YR&G sustainability
    Tue, Jul 14, 2009
    Houseplants and fresh air
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    256 133 Wagner Oliveira
    CTE
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    RE: ISSUE Part 2
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    255 123 Green Living LLC Elizabeth Gharib
    Wed, Feb 3, 2010
    RE: M&V and metering
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    254 183 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Wed, Nov 25, 2009
    RE: Concrete Sealer
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    254 233 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Thu, Nov 19, 2009
    RE: Regionally manufactured materials
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    252 233 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    RE: Houseplants and fresh air
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    252 133 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    LEED NC2.2 SSc4.3 & AGMBC
    in LEED NC2.2 SSc4.3 & AGMBC
    249 1 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 5, 2010
    RE: Energy Star for a Manufacturing - Assembly Company
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    248 85 Jenny Carney
    Principal
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 14, 2009
    RE: M&V and metering
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    247 183 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
    YRG sustainability
    Sun, Nov 29, 2009
    RE: Hospital water use?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    247 94 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Fri, Jan 29, 2010
    RE: Houseplants and fresh air
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    247 133 Allyson Wendt
    Freelance Editor and Writer
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    RE: ANSI S12.60-2002 - Not required?
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    246 136 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Mon, Nov 16, 2009
    RE: M&V and metering
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    243 183 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    Hospital water use?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    243 94 Tommy Linstroth
    Principal
    Trident Sustainability Group
    Thu, Jan 21, 2010
    Option B and D
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    242 183 Gilbrt Dilanchian
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Not Regularly occupied
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    1 Phillip Cook
    WGE
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    Aerators on Kitchen Faucets
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    86 Mary Ann Santos
    Tue, Mar 25, 2014
    Exemplary Performance Compliance
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    270 Eddie Cuevas
    Tue, Mar 25, 2014
    LEED Project Boundary for Site Prepped by Previous Project
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    172 Cassandra Coffin
    Tue, Mar 25, 2014
    LEED 2009 Form Data Matrix
    in Required Signatories in LEED Online Forms
    63 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Tue, Mar 25, 2014
    CO2 in tenant spaces with visual alarm system
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    50 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Mar 24, 2014
    LEED NC - Project Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    172 sompoche sirichote
    Mon, Mar 24, 2014
    Hello, We have a previously
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    182 Magda Aghababyan
    CEO
    Co-Energi (Pvt) Ltd.
    Mon, Mar 24, 2014
    2 separate CI spaces, 1 project?
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    1 Charles Nepps
    Sat, Mar 22, 2014
    RockWool MR6
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    48 Al Shadid
    Sat, Mar 22, 2014
    Natural System Instead of Public Sewer.
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    191 JOSE RAMON TAGLE
    COMMISSIONING & LEED
    AKF MEXICO SRL DE CV
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    Credit Template Troubles
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    195 Glen LeComte
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    Green Cleaning products for norovirus?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    25 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Mary Davidge Associates
    Thu, Mar 20, 2014
    Calculating Hazardous Glass Area
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    29 ray keane
    Principal
    Engineering 350 LLC
    Thu, Mar 20, 2014
    Purchased Energy Rate
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    56 May Xu
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    Precertification in LEED-CS v4
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    93 Nándor Kovács
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    AGMBC: Multiple Building and On-Campus Projects
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    2 Tam Kin Hung
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    What qualifies as a laminating adhesive?
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    30 Sarah Decker
    Chemical Engineer
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014
    Rubber Wall Base and Carpet Cushion outside US
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    291 Juliane Muench
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014
    ACP for Europe regarding VOC limits and EMICODE classes?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    79 Daniela Grotenfelt
    Miss
    Larkas& Laine Architects Ltd
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014

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