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    Title Comments Most Recent Post
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    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    92 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Fri, Aug 29, 2014
    Qualification for Credit
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    61 Wendy Lao
    LEED Sustainability Intern
    County of Santa Clara
    Fri, Aug 29, 2014
    Reclaimed water
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    1 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve - Building Sustainbility
    Fri, Aug 29, 2014
    RE: Option 1 plus Option 2?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    308 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Fri, Aug 29, 2014
    RE: GREENGUARD Gold (formerly Children & Schools), CA 01350, CARB II
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    171 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Aug 29, 2014
    RE: What about buildings occupying the whole site?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    224 LEEDme STRATEGIE D'IMPRESA
    Fri, Aug 29, 2014
    reused water for cooling towers and process saving
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    99 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Fri, Aug 29, 2014
    RE: Energy Modeling for Casino
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,347 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Post occupancy installation of photovoltaics as an appeal
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    197 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    129 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: HVAC system's capability to accommodate CO2 sensors
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    55 CT G
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Not enclosed meeting room
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    240 CT G
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Two options for compliance (pictures or signature)? IEQ cr3.1
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    109 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Anticipated Tenant Fit Out and IEQ compliance
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    54 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Open Grid Pavement
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    164 Alexia Anastassiadis
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    RE: FSC MIX
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    98 Viktor Reutherborg
    Trainee
    NCC Construction Sverige
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    RE: 100% Solids Epoxy
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    70 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    RE: Net vs. Gross tonnage
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    326 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    RE: ID point for Green Cleaning- need advice
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    525 Scott Adams
    Principal
    Sustainable Integration LLC
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    RE: Dimension of entryway systems
    in EBOM-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    2 Scott Adams
    Principal
    Sustainable Integration LLC
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    RE: Retail tenant in a mall
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    4 Scott Adams
    Principal
    Sustainable Integration LLC
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    RE: Energy-Star equivalent products
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    260 R G
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    RE: SSc6 - Site Improvement Plan
    in EBOM-v4: Site improvement plan
    2 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Mon, Aug 11, 2014
    RE: Search Light at Prison
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    539 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Aug 11, 2014
    RE: Exhaust Fans in Production area
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    318 Janna Nash
    Mon, Aug 11, 2014
    RE: No VOC information
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    83 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Mon, Aug 11, 2014
    RE: Meaning of ABS in trip reduction calculations
    in ND-v2009: Transportation demand management
    5 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Sun, Aug 10, 2014
    Commercial Kitchen
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    80 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Sat, Aug 9, 2014
    RE: How long do you have to do surveys?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    95 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014
    RE: Public Service Announcements and IDc1 Credit
    in NC v2.2 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    129 Jackie Kanyuk
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    RE: Building Envelope Cx Checklist for LEED Documentation
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    2 Scott Bowman
    Owner - Building Sage
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    RE: Dual Shower Heads in Luxury Hotel Suite
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    590 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    RE: Ratio 1:3
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    30 Diana Nezamutinova
    Consultant
    Self Employed
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Certify a Building Extension
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    90 Anna Ohlmeier
    Julius Berger International
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    asbestos roof
    in Asbestos Roof
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 11, 2013
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    Thu, Mar 7, 2013
    RE: LEED for Retail - MRp1 Waste Stream Study
    in upcoming LEED for Retail
    11 Caroline Hedin
    Architect
    studio point253
    Fri, Feb 22, 2013
    RE: use of LEED logo
    in LEED Logo usage on a video
    4 Antonio Rodriguez
    LEED AP BD+C
    SYASA - México
    Thu, Feb 21, 2013
    RE: Major Tenant Build-out During Certification Period
    in Major Tenant Build-out During Certification Period
    4 Jennifer Knocha
    Assistant
    Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
    Thu, Feb 14, 2013
    LEED-EBOM stress test
    in Where Do I Start?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 1, 2013
    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
    Google
    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
    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
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    When does the Performance Period Start?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc1: LEED Certified Design and Construction
    265 37 Mark Westover
    Mon, Jan 18, 2010
    Option 1 documentation
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    264 218 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
    259 143 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Sep 2, 2009
    Daylighting Collaborative (Organization)
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    259 123 Candice Clark
    Business Development Manager- Commercial Div.
    Solatube Int. Inc.
    Tue, Jul 14, 2009
    Houseplants and fresh air
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    257 139 Wagner Oliveira
    CTE
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    RE: Daylighting Collaborative (Organization)
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    257 123 Seema Pandya
    Senior Sustainability Manager
    YR&G sustainability
    Tue, Jul 14, 2009
    RE: ISSUE Part 2
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    256 131 Green Living LLC Elizabeth Gharib
    Wed, Feb 3, 2010
    RE: M&V and metering
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    255 195 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Wed, Nov 25, 2009
    RE: Concrete Sealer
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    255 254 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Thu, Nov 19, 2009
    RE: Houseplants and fresh air
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    253 139 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    RE: Regionally manufactured materials
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    253 254 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
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    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    RE: Energy Star for a Manufacturing - Assembly Company
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    250 98 Jenny Carney
    Principal
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 14, 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: M&V and metering
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    248 195 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
    YRG sustainability
    Sun, Nov 29, 2009
    RE: Houseplants and fresh air
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    248 139 Allyson Wendt
    Freelance Editor and Writer
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    RE: Hospital water use?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    247 99 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Fri, Jan 29, 2010
    RE: ANSI S12.60-2002 - Not required?
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    247 136 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
    244 195 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    Hospital water use?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    243 99 Tommy Linstroth
    Principal
    Trident Sustainability Group
    Thu, Jan 21, 2010
    Option B and D
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    243 195 Gilbrt Dilanchian
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Security Fence Entry the Main Building Entrance?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    239 Mary Kay
    Project Coordinator
    Gray Construction
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Site assessment
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Transportation Planning Handbook NCv4 LTc7
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Middle School Student Waiting Rooms
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    9 Sara Zoumbaris
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    ASHRAE 62.1
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    131 MM K
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Snow Melt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    101 Elizabeth Felder
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Air quality testing for targeted chemicals
    in Homes-v4: Contaminant control
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Mon, Jul 28, 2014
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    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    72 Marcio Alberto Casado Pereira
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    LEED Exam Prep Course Reviews & Recommendations
    in LEED AP Specialities: Should You Get One?
    29 quinn redman
    Thu, Jul 24, 2014
    Precertification of EPD
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    6 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    Library and Laboratory Weighting Factors
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    64 Kara Edmonson
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Over-kill duct insulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    295 Steve Tucker
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    L-6 Project Sections/ Elevations
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Correct invoice structure for millwork
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    388 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Proprietary Ingredients
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    71 Elizabeth Felder
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    CLO level adjustments
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Adam Kingsbury
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    CASE 2 and EAP2 Cumpliance
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    453 João Gaio
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Alexa Stone
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