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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
  • LEED-CI: Commercial Interiors v2009,
  • LEED-Schools v2009,
  • LEED-EBOM: Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance v2009.
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: IEQp1:Heating mode
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    790 Stella Stella
    Sun, Oct 19, 2014
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    479 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Sun, Oct 19, 2014
    RE: Exhaust Fan Testing in a Laboratory
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    326 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    LEED Projecdt Boundary and SSc8
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    550 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
    NC 2009 Retail IEQ7.2- humidistat needed in non-employee spaces?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    96 Laura Case
    Southface
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: What's in return?
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    22 Scot Horst
    Chief Product Officer, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow
    USGBC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: GoO equivalency to Green-e Standard
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    12 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    removed
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    169 Kevin Flynn
    President, AIA, LEED FELLOW (LEED AP BD&C)
    EcoDEEP
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Submitting design prereq. credits during construction review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    school playgrounds
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    21 Mike Halcom
    Principal
    Halcom Consulting LLC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Zero lot line existing building renovation
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    216 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Scandinavian DES protocol
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,090 Yue Nie
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Germany
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Robert Himmler
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Austria
    Pressure Drop Adjustment
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,429 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: IEQp1:Heating mode
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    790 Stella Stella
    Sun, Oct 19, 2014
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    479 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Sun, Oct 19, 2014
    RE: Exhaust Fan Testing in a Laboratory
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    326 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    LEED Projecdt Boundary and SSc8
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    550 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
    NC 2009 Retail IEQ7.2- humidistat needed in non-employee spaces?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    96 Laura Case
    Southface
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: GoO equivalency to Green-e Standard
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    12 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    removed
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    169 Kevin Flynn
    President, AIA, LEED FELLOW (LEED AP BD&C)
    EcoDEEP
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    school playgrounds
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    21 Mike Halcom
    Principal
    Halcom Consulting LLC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Zero lot line existing building renovation
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    216 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Scandinavian DES protocol
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,090 Yue Nie
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Germany
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Robert Himmler
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Austria
    Pressure Drop Adjustment
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,429 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Process energy cost
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    15 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: regulalry occupied in DCs
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Daylight
    2 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Microfiber cleaning
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    1 Louise Taillon
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Use of Microfiber
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning policy
    3 Louise Taillon
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    RE: What if only 2 of 3 stairwells meet daylighting requirement?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    32 Lee Altman
    NYC Department of Design and Construction
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    RE: Car Share on Campus - reserved for building occupants only?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    353 michelle bombeck
    Project Assistant
    O'Brien & Company
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    RE: Re-certification of a LEED 2009 EBOM project in 2017
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: What's in return?
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    22 Scot Horst
    Chief Product Officer, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow
    USGBC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Submitting design prereq. credits during construction review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    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
    CS 2009 or CS v4
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    612 Toni Herena Montull
    Project Engineer
    Aiguasol
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    Spain
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    10 Ashley Catlett
    USGBC/GBCI
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser - by Tristan Roberts
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    RE: Lose Leed Certification?
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    138 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 9, 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
    LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    61 Sarah Vella
    Thu, Oct 9, 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 ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    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
    RE: LEED Canada 2009 Letter Templates (LLT)
    in LEED Canada Forum
    41 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    Switzerland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Liechtenstein - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Luxembourg - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Monaco - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Netherlands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    LEED Projecdt Boundary and SSc8
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    550 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
    NC 2009 Retail IEQ7.2- humidistat needed in non-employee spaces?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    96 Laura Case
    Southface
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
    Pot washing sink
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    600 Christine Harvey
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Molok Containers for MRp1
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    45 Kristopher Lashley
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    removed
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    169 Kevin Flynn
    President, AIA, LEED FELLOW (LEED AP BD&C)
    EcoDEEP
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    school playgrounds
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    21 Mike Halcom
    Principal
    Halcom Consulting LLC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Scandinavian DES protocol
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,090 Yue Nie
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Germany
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Robert Himmler
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Austria
    Pressure Drop Adjustment
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,429 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Microfiber cleaning
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    1 Louise Taillon
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Use of Microfiber
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning policy
    3 Louise Taillon
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Future Bike Racks
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    241 Sadie Martin
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Core and Shell project with public bike scheme adjacent
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    1 Sean Hogan
    LEED AP
    RKD Architects
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Ireland
    RE: IEQp1:Heating mode
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    790 Stella Stella
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Scandinavian DES protocol
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,090 Yue Nie
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Germany
    Some question about roof garden.
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    265 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    China
    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
    24 Hour Retail
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    1 Daniel Zaneto
    MMA Architects
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    Not enough space on MRc4 Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    152 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    LEED Projecdt Boundary and SSc8
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    550 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 15:54 United States
    NC 2009 Retail IEQ7.2- humidistat needed in non-employee spaces?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    96 Laura Case
    Southface
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 15:29 United States
    Pot washing sink
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    600 Christine Harvey
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 15:21 United States
    Molok Containers for MRp1
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    45 Kristopher Lashley
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 13:28 Canada
    Submitting design prereq. credits during construction review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 kelly ryan
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 12:29 United States
    Scandinavian DES protocol
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,090 Yue Nie
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 10:38 Germany
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Robert Himmler
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 08:18 Austria
    Pressure Drop Adjustment
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,429 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 08:10 Brazil
    Chilled water pumping head > baseline design
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,429 Victoria Watson
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 21:25 United States
    Use of Microfiber
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning policy
    3 Louise Taillon
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 14:28 Canada
    Sediment Basin
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    216 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 10:32 Argentina
    Core and Shell project with public bike scheme adjacent
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    1 Sean Hogan
    LEED AP
    RKD Architects
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 06:17 Ireland
    100% OA multiple zones system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    790 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 04:43 Switzerland
    Some question about roof garden.
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    265 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 22:28 China
    Regularly Occupied Space + Basement View Access
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    361 Ryan Kurlbaum
    CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 16:54 United States
    No autosizing of equipment on proposed?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,429 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 16:30 United States
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 16:22 United States
    Simultaneously encouraging and frustrating...
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    22 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 15:46 United States
    Not enough space on MRc4 Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    152 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 12:19 United States
    Is Cradle-to-Cradle Certification acceptable?
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    70 Chris Moore
    Touchstone CPM, Inc.
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 12:13 United States

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