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    82 Michele Helou
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    Sage Design & Consulting
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,010 Vassil Vassilev
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    in Homes-v4: Annual energy use
    1 Chen Shalita
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    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,091 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
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    590 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    RE: Does base building performance now impact CI performance?
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    24 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    Water Use Reduction
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    33 Karly Michalowski
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    RE: Doubts in Green power & REC
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    322 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    RE: DES with CHP, electric and absorption chillers and boilers
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,346 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    RE: Canadian LEED market
    in LEED Canada Forum
    63 Nirwair Singh Bajwa
    SUSTAINABILITY SCHOLAR, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE
    STANTEC CONSTRUCTION
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    Canada
    RE: Waste Heat from Landfill Gas Plant
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    201 Aaron Luthien
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    Germany
    RE: New and Renovation: How to Determine Points from Table 1
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    43 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    Tipsheets doesn't open
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    108 Rasita Masalskyte
    Ms
    Vesta Consulting
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    RE: browser compatibility
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    80 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Thu, May 25, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Joint Compound
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    82 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Sun, May 28, 2017
    Baseline Hot water pump power for Purchased heat
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,010 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Sun, May 28, 2017
    HERS index - does a special rater required?
    in Homes-v4: Annual energy use
    1 Chen Shalita
    B. Arch., LEED AP BD+C
    Alfa Sustainable Projects Limited
    Sat, May 27, 2017
    Israel
    RE: Core & Shell tenant retail space in mixed-use building
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,091 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    RE: Does base building performance now impact CI performance?
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    24 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    Water Use Reduction
    in Schools 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    33 Karly Michalowski
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    RE: Doubts in Green power & REC
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    322 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    RE: DES with CHP, electric and absorption chillers and boilers
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,346 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    RE: Waste Heat from Landfill Gas Plant
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    201 Aaron Luthien
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    Germany
    RE: New and Renovation: How to Determine Points from Table 1
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    43 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    Tipsheets doesn't open
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    108 Rasita Masalskyte
    Ms
    Vesta Consulting
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    RE: Mixed Use Residential with C&S retail on ground floor
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    379 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, May 25, 2017
    RE: Pending Systems for Commissioning
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    351 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, May 25, 2017
    RE: Daily Use of sink in Dorm Lobby
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    803 Meredith Elbaum
    The Elbaum Group
    Thu, May 25, 2017
    RE: updated low-mercury lamps requirements
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    638 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Thu, May 25, 2017
    RE: Cx - Warranty Review After Building is Sold
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    324 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, May 25, 2017
    Low Emitting Products
    in Homes-v4: Low-emitting products
    4 Jess Harris
    Green Permitting Lead
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    Thu, May 25, 2017
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    104 Megan White
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Thu, May 25, 2017
    United States
    Existing Building LEED certification through LEED ARC
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    26 Subrota Roy
    ECORAY Sustainability & Design
    Thu, May 25, 2017
    Access to quality transit
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    43 Subrota Roy
    ECORAY Sustainability & Design
    Thu, May 25, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    what type of document required uploading to LEED ARC
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque and Arc
    9 Subrota Roy
    ECORAY Sustainability & Design
    Mon, May 29, 2017
    Bangladesh
    RE: working in certified campus
    in LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    590 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    RE: Canadian LEED market
    in LEED Canada Forum
    63 Nirwair Singh Bajwa
    SUSTAINABILITY SCHOLAR, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE
    STANTEC CONSTRUCTION
    Fri, May 26, 2017
    Canada
    RE: v4 - SSc6 Project vs Lighting boundary
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    96 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
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    Wed, May 17, 2017
    RE: Liability of the LEED Consultant
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    886 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Sun, May 14, 2017
    RE: Overlap between LEED v4 and WELL
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    76 Michael Munn
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    Fri, May 12, 2017
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    in LEED Rating System Selection
    831 Tristan Roberts
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    Fri, May 5, 2017
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    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    14 Stefanie Young
    Director, Technical Solutions
    USGBC
    Fri, May 5, 2017
    RE: Non-default Historical Occupancy Rate for Hotel Project
    in Calculating FTEs
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 4, 2017
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    in Green Globes Discussion Forum
    11 Tristan Roberts
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    Thu, May 4, 2017
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    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    171 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 4, 2017
    RE: Increasing certification level after accepting certification?
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    2 Kristina Bach
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    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    RE: CARB and ECO-Certified
    in New Rules for Formaldehyde in IEQc4.4
    10 Jennifer Preston
    Thu, Apr 20, 2017
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    Wed, Apr 19, 2017
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    Wed, Apr 19, 2017
    Future-proofing LEED certification - Iran
    in LEED Certified or Certifiable? Architects Make the Case for Earning the Plaque
    10 Meike Borchers
    Technical Director
    WSP UK
    Wed, Apr 19, 2017
    Iran
    RE: Arc Platform
    in Performance Period
    58 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, May 4, 2017
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    19 Erik Heck
    Thu, May 4, 2017
    RE: Qualified Energy Rater for v4
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    165 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, May 4, 2017
    RE: Sunset date for v3 certification
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    141 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    2 Rasita Masalskyte
    Ms
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    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Lithuania
    RE: IAQ calculator v03
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    172 Izabela Kwiecinska
    Gleeds Polska
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
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    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    99 William Larsen
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Project Experience for Cont. Ed.
    in Q&A on LEED Credential Maintenance
    49 Kasandra Martin
    Designer
    Thu, Jul 24, 2014
    RE: FSC x PFEC
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    505 Karyn Rodrigues
    Architect consultant, LEED AP ND, BD+C
    Societat Organica
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
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    Detention Center Perimeter and Recreation Yard Security Lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    648 Dranan Sparks
    Sr. Electrical Designer, LEED AP BD+C, GPCP, GGP
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    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    FTE of unoccupied gutted adjacent tenant
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    9 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    United States
    RE: Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    71 Akos Brandecker
    Director
    Living Building Consultancy
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Baseline Hot water pump power for Purchased heat
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,010 Vassil Vassilev
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    Fri, Jul 18, 2014
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    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    25 Zachary Sherman
    Energy Engineer
    EN-POWER GROUP
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: IAQ calculator v03
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    385 Izabela Kwiecinska
    Gleeds Polska
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    Poland
    RE: Green Cleaning
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    171 Helen Kessler
    President
    HJKessler Associates
    Wed, Jul 16, 2014
    RE: Evapotranspiration rate units?
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    472 JOHANNA SENOTT
    LEED AP BD+C
    Kiltik Consultoría
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014
    Core & Shell without HVAC or electrical systems
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    5 Celia Puertas Romero
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    Spain
    Natural ventilation openings' control
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    78 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    99 William Larsen
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    Entryway Systems Location
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    468 Trina Hernandez
    Architect
    RSP
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    RE: Liability of the LEED Consultant
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    886 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    International Project - Case 2 Option 1 or Option 2
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    128 Sheena Moses
    Sustainabillity Consultant
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    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
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    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    19 Mugdha Mokashi
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Locationsort icon
    CS 2009 or CS v4
    in LEED Rating System Selection
    831 Toni Herena Montull
    Project Engineer
    Aiguasol
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 05:01 Spain
    Cost!
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    38 Nena Elise
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 12:10 United States
    Is Cradle-to-Cradle Certification acceptable?
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    82 Chris Moore
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    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 12:13 United States
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    4,010 Saju Varghese
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    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 16:30 United States
    Vista Users Out of Luck
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    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
    38 Brian Salazar
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    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 15:46 United States
    Not enough space on MRc4 Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    174 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
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    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 12:19 United States
    On-site renewable energy
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,010 COWI AS
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 04:34 Denmark
    Green Cleaning
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    638 Stella Stella
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 02:44 Philippines
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    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    42 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
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    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    2014-10-13 13:52 United States
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    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    34 Jennifer Wehling
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    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    2014-10-13 15:25 United States
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    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    165 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
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    Regularly Occupied Spaces
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    305 Lauren Bellamy
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    2014-10-13 13:08 United States
    calculation of material cost
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    388 Doreen Kruschina
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    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    2014-10-13 12:07 Germany
    Masonry Flash Mastic
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    553 Chris Moore
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    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
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    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    658 Marcio Alberto Casado Pereira
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    2014-10-13 15:51 Brazil
    LEED V4 DATA CENTER
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    132 Caroline Vallieres
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014
    2014-10-14 14:02 Canada
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    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    803 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014
    2014-10-14 08:15 China
    External Lightning Exceptions
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,010 Marilia Silva
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
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    2014-10-14 06:30 Brazil
    Returned wooden pallets
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    487 Lisa Nilles
    Construction Assistant
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    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    2014-10-13 17:44 United States

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