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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,845 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
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    Mon, May 25, 2015
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    19 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Waste classified
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    375 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    Mexico
    Is this Pilot credit closed?
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    59 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    n/a
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    898 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    RE: Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    683 Charles Nepps
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    Core and Shell Scope & Tenant Scope
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    36 Usama Eita
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    557 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    443 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: LEED ND registration questions
    in PIf2: Project Timeline
    8 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Transients Again
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Lead Paint
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    55 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    45 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: CDPH v1.1-2010 Section 3.8.6.1
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Sixth grade level height
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    18 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    RE: Is it ok to take out charge for changing facilities?
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    96 Charles Nepps
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    WAter fountain in buildings - exterior lumen ligthing
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    589 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    #45 - Innovation or Pilot Credit
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    17 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    RE: Camp Lemonnier - Naval Base in Djibouti, Africa
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    102 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    Reclaim land for more than 40 years
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    10 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    Singapore
    Energy and Water Data Reporting
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    38 Yaneth Galindo
    Construction Supervisior
    MNCPPC
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    United States
    RE: Where to find the Ecologo-certified products?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    146 Helen Samuel
    Staff
    Ernst & Young
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    United States
    Using LEED Min IAQ Performance Calculator for LEED-HC v4
    in Healthcare-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 Mark Benson
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    United States
    RE: Concrete Sealer
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    298 John Albrecht
    AIA, LEED Fellow
    ChicagoGreen LLC
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    Tenant Agreement
    in CS v4: Tenant design and construction guidelines
    1 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Molok Containers for MRp1
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    49 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    RE: EV Ready acceptable?
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    98 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    RE: EAc5 Option 3
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    211 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Modeling of CHP
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    933 Marcio Orofino
    ENE Consultores
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    RE: Tools for demonstrating solar orientation
    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    4 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    United States
    Future Expansion
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    195 Mary Kay
    Project Coordinator
    Gray Construction
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    RE: "Landscape = 5% of the total site area" Rule
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    393 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    How to claifiy a permanet no-smoking signate
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    292 Leanne Niu
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    B-Corp Certification
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    31 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Sun, May 17, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    62 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    RE: Green Associate vs. AP exam materials
    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Keeping them up to date
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    China
    RE: Susbtantial Completion definition
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Congratulations 2014 LEED Fellows - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Brazil
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Portugal
    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
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    10 Ashley Catlett
    USGBC/GBCI
    Mon, Oct 13, 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
    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
    Thu, Sep 25, 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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED point for products sharing the same EPD
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    17 Anne Lautier
    Ellio
    Tue, May 12, 2015
    RE: Transients Again
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    RE: Transients Again
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    Exemplary Performance - Unobstructed View
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    408 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    United States
    Actual Occupancy: LEED Online Forum
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    7 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    France
    RE: Tools for demonstrating solar orientation
    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    4 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Sun, May 10, 2015
    United States
    Solar Panel cover roof garden
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    75 Regina Ng
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    Malaysia
    Is this items means?
    in EBOM-2009: LEED 2009 EBOM ACPs for ISO 50001
    1 shize zhang
    auditor
    sgs
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    China
    Tower’s Parking Located in a Non-LEED Podium’s Basement Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    258 Eliel Pugaoan
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    Greece
    Small Lab in Office w/ Multiple Controls
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    49 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    RE: Natural Stone : Floor Score compliance required or not for ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    351 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    LEED v2.2 fees
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    79 Usama Eita
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    Actual Operation of Carpool parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    304 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    Thailand
    Actual operation of Low-Emitting Car Preferred Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    379 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    Thailand
    How to claifiy a permanet no-smoking signate
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    292 Leanne Niu
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Density Calc include the proposed building?
    in NC v2.2 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    29 Samuel Gelfand
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    RE: Natural Stone : Floor Score compliance required or not for ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    351 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Greece
    Correct Ds for EQp1
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    59 Judith O'Driscoll
    Sustainable Projects Coordinator
    Goldman Copeland
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    United States
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    Tenant Agreement
    in CS v4: Tenant design and construction guidelines
    1 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    2015-05-18 16:33 United States
    EAc5 Option 3
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    211 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    2015-05-18 14:39 United States
    Future Expansion
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    195 Mary Kay
    Project Coordinator
    Gray Construction
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    2015-05-18 11:34 United States
    Building Area Method & Space-by-Space Method
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,845 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    2015-05-18 07:46 Spain
    Simultaneous Heating and Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    121 Andrea Traber
    Integral Group
    Fri, May 15, 2015
    2015-05-15 16:02 United States
    Is EMICODE EV1 ceetification LEED compliant?
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 Meike Borchers
    Associate Director
    WSP UK
    Fri, May 15, 2015
    2015-05-15 07:42 Sweden
    Camp Lemonnier - Naval Base in Djibouti, Africa
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    102 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    2015-05-14 19:54 Djibouti
    "Landscape = 5% of the total site area" Rule
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    393 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    2015-05-14 19:12 Djibouti
    Ceramic Tile Reporting on LEED IEQ4.3 Form
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    351 Rachael Vidulich
    Project Engineer
    The Augustine Company
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    2015-05-14 19:10 United States
    Tenant Finishes
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    144 Ralph Bicknese
    Principal
    Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    2015-05-14 18:00 United States
    EA Pr2 Form V5 - EAp2-9
    in Schools 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    61 Robert Barrett
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    2015-05-14 14:25 United States
    VOC content requirements for adhesives and sealants
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Wed, May 13, 2015
    2015-05-13 19:22 United States
    LEED NC 2009 Group Certification
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    119 Chris DeGroot
    Mr
    Neumann Monson PC
    Wed, May 13, 2015
    2015-05-13 18:17 United States
    Combined Staff Break Room and Cleaning Materials Storage
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    341 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Wed, May 13, 2015
    2015-05-13 18:06 United States
    Is a borrow pit considered "previously developed" land?
    in ND-v2009: Floodplain avoidance
    16 Jason Franken
    Sustainability Professional
    Wed, May 13, 2015
    2015-05-13 15:03 United States
    Option 2 for a Partially Enclosed Building (LEED NCv2.2)
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    278 Asa Posner
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
    Wed, May 13, 2015
    2015-05-13 14:06 United States
    Coffee Room Fixture Flow Rate?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    665 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Wed, May 13, 2015
    2015-05-13 05:31 France
    Building Reuse
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    88 David Browne
    Architect
    Corley Redfoot Architects, Inc.
    Tue, May 12, 2015
    2015-05-12 17:30 United States
    new floor in existing building envelope
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    195 K KRAFT
    Tue, May 12, 2015
    2015-05-12 16:58 United States
    EA Prerequisite 2 & EA Credit 1 - Alternative Compliance Method
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    346 Ross Spiegel
    Associate
    Fletcher-Thompson Inc.
    Tue, May 12, 2015
    2015-05-12 14:10 United States

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