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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    490 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    RE: Changing a Design Credit in Construction
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    610 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    RE: FSC certified shop
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    403 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    RE: "Mixed C&D"
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    348 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    RE: MR cr2 : Option2
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    13 Remigio Antonio Rancan
    civil and structural engineer LEED AP BD+C GBC HOME AP
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    Italy
    RE: VENTILATION SPACES & Store Rooms Energy Calculation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    310 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    Bangladesh
    RE: Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    35 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Mexico
    Showers in group projects
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    242 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, CID
    Gensler
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: MPR 6 for Single Tenant Building
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Refrigerants outside of the building, but still on site
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    65 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Asbestos Abatement
    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Calculations
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    17 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    WE Credit in Core and Shell and Commercial Interiors (Synergy)
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    216 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Efficiency First
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    4 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Analyst
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Basement Ventilation exceptional calculations
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,490 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Clarification
    in CI-v4: Quality views
    1 Charles Gatins
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    Have any projects earned this pilot credit 76 yet?
    in NC-2009: Material ingredient reporting
    1 Michel Dedeo
    Sun, Jun 15, 2014
    RE: Verbiage for Policies and Plans
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    29 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Fri, Jun 13, 2014
    Energy Star's Portfolio Manager Tool
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    12 Kathryn Van Nelson
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Bank tellers need tasklighting?
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    54 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    copy paste
    in Retail-CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 manuel de jesus gonzalez duron
    civil engineer
    SYASA
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Fundamental Refrigerant Management: Leed v4- Campus Credit
    in EBOM-v4: Fundamental refrigerant management
    2 Ante Vulin
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: SS 4.3
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
    2 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Landscape Architect Statement template
    in ND-v2009: Tree-lined and shaded streets
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Commingled Collection
    in Schools 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    13 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Prefered Parking Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - parking capacity
    1 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    RE: Annual Maintenance Cost of White Roof
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    67 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Hot Humid, Multi Family Compliance
    in Mid-Rise v4: Ventilation
    1 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    RE: Green Walls - vertical gardens
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    60 Jamison Hill
    Energy Engineer/LEED Consultant
    Community Environmental Center
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    Air Purifiers? Dehumidifiers?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    71 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    RE: Case study for preliminary analysis
    in CS v4: Integrative process
    2 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    RE: EQc3, EQc5 and filtration requirements
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    19 Matthew Martin
    Assistant Site Superintendent
    QBS, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 5, 2014
    RE: Projects outside the US
    in CI 2009 EAc4: Green Power
    95 MM K
    Thu, Jun 5, 2014
    Option1 Electric Vehicle Charging vs. Option2 Liquid/Gas/Battery
    in NC-2009: Green vehicles
    14 Maggie Pipek
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    RE: LEED ND Green Buildings
    in ND-v2009: Certified green building
    16 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Surrounding Density and Diverse Uses
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – LT (Location and Transportation) Section
    16 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    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
    12,000th Commercial Project has Earned LEED Certification - by Marie Jessup
    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
    RE: Not that so
    in Worker Safety on LEED Projects Questioned
    2 Eric Shamp
    Principal
    Ecotype Consulting
    Tue, Mar 20, 2012
    No. The 1/2 mile radius
    in SS C2 density calculation for site area
    1 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Mar 14, 2012
    Hi Luana
    in Domestic hot water
    1 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Mar 5, 2012
    Video – LEED 2012 3rd Public Comment Period and Beyond: The Future of LEED - by Tristan Roberts
    Thu, Mar 22, 2012
    RE: LEED 2012 time-line
    in LEED 2012 – Second Public Comment – Guide and Open Forum
    53 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 1, 2012
    RE: LEED 2012 - ENERGY + ATMOSPHERE PR 2 - 2nd Commenting Period
    in LEED EBOM 2012 Version I Feedback & Comments
    17 Janna Nash
    Thu, Feb 23, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Robert Himmler
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Wed, Jun 18, 2014
    Austria
    Mixed Natural and Mechanical Ventilation for Dwelling Unit
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    133 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Wed, Jun 18, 2014
    Does a "no drugs" sign satisfy the intent of this prerequisite?
    in Schools 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    7 Charles Stevenson
    Integrated EcoStrategy LLC
    Wed, Jun 18, 2014
    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    RE: LEED Construction Submission
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    145 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    Clarification
    in CI-v4: Quality views
    1 Charles Gatins
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    Exlude retail zone
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    5 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    energy-saving target during construction
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    49 Dee Yun
    MISS
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    China
    RE: LEED Construction Submission
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    145 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 16, 2014
    Have any projects earned this pilot credit 76 yet?
    in NC-2009: Material ingredient reporting
    1 Michel Dedeo
    Sun, Jun 15, 2014
    RE: Mold Testing Standards
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    259 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Jun 13, 2014
    RE: Incineration
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    63 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Fri, Jun 13, 2014
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Jun 12, 2014
    Japan
    Energy Star's Portfolio Manager Tool
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    12 Kathryn Van Nelson
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    copy paste
    in Retail-CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 manuel de jesus gonzalez duron
    civil engineer
    SYASA
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: LEED Construction Submission
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    145 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Commingled Collection
    in Schools 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    13 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Prefered Parking Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - parking capacity
    1 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    energy-saving target during construction
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    49 Dee Yun
    MISS
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    China
    Hot Humid, Multi Family Compliance
    in Mid-Rise v4: Ventilation
    1 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Showers in group projects
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    242 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, CID
    Gensler
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 13:36 United States
    MPR 6 for Single Tenant Building
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    5 Jonathan Weiss
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 11:24 United States
    Asbestos Abatement
    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    6 Laura Steinbrink
    Principal
    HLMS Sustainability Solutions
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 11:23 United States
    Epoxy floor. Testing laboratories
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    70 Irina Charkina
    EcoStandard Group
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 10:03 Russian Federation
    Rooftop smoking areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    48 Sara Neff
    Director, Sustainability Programs
    Kilroy Realty Corporation
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 22:27 United States
    No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    67 Adam Prince
    ZeroEnergy Design
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 13:34 United States
    No exposed soil - how to comply with ESC?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    221 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 13:12 Mexico
    NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection/Wetland Protection
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    3 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 11:10 United States
    The year of metering
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 Vindio Corro
    Master Degree Construction Engineering
    Anomalia
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 10:40 Spain
    Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    35 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 10:39 Mexico
    Car Park Ventilation Fan Energy Savings
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,116 Chilufya Lombe
    Sustainability Consultant
    Solid Green Consulting
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 08:10 South Africa
    INNOVATIVE ENERGY SAVING
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    310 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 07:59 Bangladesh
    Definition of greenfield site
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    222 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 05:51 Sweden
    Gravel nonroof area
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    241 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 05:21 Greece
    Duct sealing methods
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    311 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 03:19 Thailand
    Basement Ventilation exceptional calculations
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,490 Rathnashree Bharadwaj
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 02:28 India
    Does all of Section 1.6 results have to be filled?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,490 Ivan Priatman
    Senior Designer
    PT. Archimetric
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 20:20 Indonesia
    Exemplary Performance ID point for 40% reduction.
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Daniel Hersh
    Architect
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 14:51 United States
    Designated Drop-off spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    44 Matthew Heaton
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 12:04 United States
    Project has all 5 Categories
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 10:41 United States

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