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    Architect
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    30 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
    Skanska Sweden
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
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    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    168 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
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    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
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    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    93 Peter Dishno
    Commissioning Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Baseline Exterior Lighting Power Allowance
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,142 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: G3.1.10 (d) "Heating only System"
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,654 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
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    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    Commissioning Documents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    273 Heather Anderson
    Robinson Hill Architecture
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
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    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    1 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: 3 glazed panels - LEEDv2009
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    396 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
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    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    632 Ayda Sahaf
    Building Analyst
    IG
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    Information on denied credits?
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 Civil Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: government areas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    234 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Sustainable furniture cost >100% total furniture cost
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    38 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Option 3: Determining HC and NOx emissions
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    3 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: No public water and wastewater infrastructure in the City!!
    in ND-v2009: Smart location
    19 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Citibike for non-residential transients?
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    59 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    RE: Janitor's closet away from occupant work areas
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    81 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Sep 12, 2014
    RE: percent of occupants
    in NC v2.2 WEc3.1–3.2: Water Use Reduction
    77 Catalina Caballero
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    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Sep 11, 2014
    RE: energy used on-site vs sold energy
    in NC-v4: Renewable energy production
    2 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Sep 11, 2014
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    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - paints and coatings
    2 Michele Comperti
    project manager
    Sice Previt spa
    Thu, Sep 11, 2014
    RE: L-6 Project Sections/ Elevations
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    2 ANNE JURAN
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    Summer Consultants, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 11, 2014
    RE: LI ID #10001 (asbestos for SSc3) applicable to LEED-NC v2.2?
    in NC v2.2 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    8 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Sep 10, 2014
    Is there a timeframe for the minimum number of cycles?
    in NC-v4: Cooling tower water use
    9 Gregory Martin
    Wed, Sep 10, 2014
    Exlude retail zone
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    5 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Tue, Sep 9, 2014
    LEED reviewer comment
    in CS 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    16 Gaston Michaud
    Mechanical Engineer
    CTS
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015
    Regarding LEED Project Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Shelendra Kumar
    Wed, Sep 3, 2014
    New Review Comment
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    48 Aaron Luthien
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Calculating Waste
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    64 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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    in Homes-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    1 Pablo Fortunato Suarez
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    GreenArc Sustainable Building & Architecture
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Basic Services
    in Healthcare-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    4 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    Exemplary Performance for Heat Island Reduction
    in Homes-v4: Heat island reduction
    1 Nelca Roco
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    Thorn Lighting
    Sat, Aug 23, 2014
    Building Energy Metering - Third Party Source
    in CS v4: Building-level energy metering
    1 Sean Hogan
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    EAp1
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    46 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    RE: local installation in DC
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    74 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Dan,
    in LEED Submittal Forms, Beta to v3
    1 Emily Catacchio
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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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    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, May 15, 2012
    RE: LEED certification in China
    in Hi from China LEED engineer
    3 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
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    Sat, May 5, 2012
    retaining LEED certification
    in Loss of LEED Certification after renovating?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 1, 2012
    Reference Guide E-Books need to be editable or updated by USGBC
    in LEED 2012 Behind the Scenes - follow up conversation
    4 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    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
    Sustainability Engineering
    Horizon Engineering Associates
    Thu, Apr 19, 2012
    RE: GSF with demolition
    in Demolition of Existing Building
    4 Clint Newton
    Project Manager
    Spillman Farmer Architects
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    RE: Specific Forum
    in The Certification of an Institutional Building
    2 Marco Antonio
    Sustainability Manager
    Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    RE: MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    in Retail Project
    6 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Jasmin,
    in Addition (second construction phase) to LEED certified building
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Integrated Water Budget
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – WE (Water Efficiency) Section
    14 ROBIN KINERK
    Owner
    Kinerk Strategic Marketing
    Mon, Apr 9, 2012
    RE: Low-emitting materials – YIKES
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) Section
    20 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
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    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: LEEDuser MR forum closed for official comments
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – MR (Materials and Resources) Section
    43 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: EA forum closed for official commenting
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – EA (Energy & Atmosphere) Section
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: official commenting closed here
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – SS (Sustainble Sites) Section
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    Ebie awards
    in Could Your Existing Building Win an EBie Award?
    4 Craig Bloomfield
    Mon, Mar 26, 2012
    RE: LEED certification for factories
    in Certified Industrial projects
    7 jorge torres coto
    Building Systems Commissioning Engineer
    Empirical Engineering, LLC
    Fri, Mar 23, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Permanent Irrigation System, Temporary Use of Potable Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    382 Miles Thorne
    Cx Provider
    3QC
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    Mixed-mode ventilation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    856 Juliane Muench
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Sun, Aug 24, 2014
    Exemplary Performance for Heat Island Reduction
    in Homes-v4: Heat island reduction
    1 Nelca Roco
    Architect
    Thorn Lighting
    Sat, Aug 23, 2014
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
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    in CS v4: Building-level energy metering
    1 Sean Hogan
    LEED AP
    RKD Architects
    Fri, Aug 22, 2014
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    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
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    Mexico
    Information on denied credits?
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 Civil Engineer
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    United States
    Information on denied credits?
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 Civil Engineer
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    United States
    Project boundary issues
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    207 Muneeb Haider
    Architect
    SIDEworks
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    Pakistan
    SRI required testing amounts
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    277 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    EAp1
    in NC v2.2 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    46 Donald Green
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    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    Mixed-mode ventilation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    856 Juliane Muench
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    Transient number for residential
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    207 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    Mixed Use, Mid Rise Residential, CO2 in units?
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    242 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
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    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    United States
    WEp1 and c1: Indoor Water Use Reduction
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    China
    RE: Electric Charging Stations for LEED CI ID Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    144 Gaston Michaud
    Mechanical Engineer
    CTS
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    RE: HET Retrofit
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    95 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
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    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Jo Ann Wadler
    Sun, Aug 17, 2014
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    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    207 Muneeb Haider
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    FSC certified shop
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    417 Marc Perry
    Marc Perry Architect
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
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    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    93 James Emery
    Partner
    Iredale Group Architecture
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 14:36 Canada
    EBOM v4 prereqs a barrier?
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 13:27 United States
    LEED v4 delay with ACC implications..??
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Jeff Frost
    Sustainable Project Manager
    Smithgroup|JJR
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 11:47 United States
    International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 11:46 United States
    Pleased to hear of the extension.
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Anne Porter
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 11:10 United States
    Glazing (windows) area - VOC
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    81 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 10:00 France
    ventilation flow rate
    in CI 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    11 ilkyaz ceren güçlü
    civil engineer
    SPC Solutions
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 07:52 Turkey
    Natural ventilation requirements for Basement
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    58 S S
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 01:58 India
    DEC - EBOM
    in EBOM 2009 WEc4: Cooling Tower Water Management
    63 babu rajendran
    Sun, Nov 9, 2014
    2014-11-09 08:02 United Arab Emirates
    set top boxes and other lab test equipment
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    468 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Sun, Nov 9, 2014
    2014-11-09 01:25 United States
    Is the requirement 10fc or 25fc for simulation?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    135 James Geers
    Architect, LEED AP, Director of Sustainable Design
    SFA Architects Inc.
    Fri, Nov 7, 2014
    2014-11-07 14:52 United States
    CI MRc2 Concrete & Brick
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    71 Joseph Sneed
    Vice President
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    Fri, Nov 7, 2014
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    11 Sam Stoltze
    Sustainability Consultant
    Chapman Construction / Design
    Fri, Nov 7, 2014
    2014-11-07 08:30 United States
    energy-saving target during construction
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    49 Dee Yun
    MISS
    Fri, Nov 7, 2014
    2014-11-07 01:32 China
    Existing Dining Facility Building v3 rating system
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    646 Emily Wang
    SCB
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    2014-11-06 20:14 United States
    Green roof eligibility
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Davis Kantor
    LEED AP BD+C
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    364 Tim Gaidis
    Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    2014-11-06 18:32 United States
    off-site land outside USA
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    230 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    2014-11-06 12:57 Spain
    lighting schedule for school
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,654 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    2014-11-06 11:54 Italy

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