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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: LEED CI or not?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    676 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Sat, Apr 25, 2015
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Separate CxA's for Fundamental and Enhanced Cx?
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    268 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Pending commissioning completion
    in NC-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    4 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Occupant Comfort Survey - draft from LEED User
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    57 Alana Fichman
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    78 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Sports Practice Facility FTEs vs Transients
    in Calculating FTEs
    191 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Equipment Capacities for only one building pursue LEED
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,792 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    1 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    Lebanon
    Office building - Standard 62.1-2013 - Which toilet type?
    in CS v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    France
    Policy Template - Maintenance Equipment "goals"
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    1 Maureen Colburn
    LHB
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    United States
    Scope of the credit
    in EBOM-2009: Sustainable purchasing - electric-powered equipment
    1 Frantisek Macholda
    Sustainability Consultant
    EkoWATT
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    Czech Republic
    Certifying a single Building within a Complex - energy metering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    120 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Fire suppression systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    4 david gordon
    engineering manager
    javac
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    Australia
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    partial credit?
    in CI-v4: Integrative process
    2 Dana Piper
    Architect
    Allbee Romein
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    United States
    RE: Major Renovation vs. New Construction
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    10 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: Subtraction of utility's renewable energy sources from RECs?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    163 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: SS Credit 7.1 - Calculating shade
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    45 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    Air Quality Testing - Elevator Lobbies in Parking Garage
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    274 Katherine Wilde
    Edifice Rx
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: Pressure drop adjustment factor with DOAS System
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    265 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: MRpc69 - easily achieved, but not always
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    11 Joanna Switzer
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: NC-2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    244 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    RE: Sediment Basin dimensioning
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    253 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    C&S 2009 Retail tenant space
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    35 London Huenefeld
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: definition "nighttime hours"
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    33 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    RE: Is there a timeframe for the minimum number of cycles?
    in NC-v4: Cooling tower water use
    10 Ashwini Arun
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    RE: Performance period timing
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    34 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    Area requirements
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    26 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    RE: Facade lighting / Advertising
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    588 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Apr 7, 2015
    Option 1. EPD Question
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    16 Kai Starn
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Tue, Apr 7, 2015
    Dilution Systems for Multi-use building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    29 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Racks for visitors in residential project
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    251 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Facilities off-site alllowed but cannot be double counted
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Third Party Data Source
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Erin Cubbison
    Regional Sustainable Design Leader
    Gensler
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Malaysia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Maldives - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nepal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Pakistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Paraguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkey - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Arab Emirates - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Yemen - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Northern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Denmark - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Estonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Finland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iceland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ireland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Latvia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    PIlot Credit Reboot
    in No Environmental Tobacco Smoke
    1 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    RE: Sediment Basin dimensioning
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    253 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    v4 vs v2009, Bicycle Shower Facilities Location
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    CONCORE Raised Access Floor Panel.
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    114 Carla Lopez
    Director of Valuation & Advisory
    CBRE
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    PI Form4 - Lease Requirement
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    3 Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham
    Senior Facilities Planner
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    Compliant spaces for views in In-patient areas
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    30 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    CoC number not mentioned on Invoice
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    434 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    RE: Option D: Calibrated Simulation
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    12 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    1 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    United States
    RE: Sediment Basin dimensioning
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    253 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Regularly Occupied Space
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    potable water analysis
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    2 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    20 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    v4 vs v2009, Bicycle Shower Facilities Location
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    44 Kalyan Nishtala
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    PIf2- Project Summary Details
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    193 Karly Michalowski
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Patient rooms showers/lavs/water closet at Rehab Center?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    663 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: Clean Linen closets and Dirty Utility rooms in a rehab center
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    337 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    LEED boundary for a railway station
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
    Qatar
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    3 Joel Cesare
    Sustainable Building Advisor
    City of Santa Monica
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 13:26 United States
    Daylight dimming with manual electric curtain
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,792 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 12:59 Thailand
    Air Curtain in conditioned space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,792 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 12:54 Thailand
    PIf2- Project Summary Details
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    193 Karly Michalowski
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 11:41 United States
    District Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    118 Mark Daub
    Drees&Sommer
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 11:23 Germany
    Existing Building Demolition
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    185 Andrew McLaughlin
    Junior Architect
    KD2 Architects
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 11:09 United States
    OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 07:02 Qatar
    biochar
    in EBOM 2009 IOc1: Innovation in Operations
    44 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    2015-03-29 12:50 United States
    MR1.1 achivable with masonry walls and concrete slabs?
    in Homes-v2008: Material-efficient framing
    1 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    2015-03-28 22:13 Argentina
    C&S Individual Project within a Campus Registration
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    521 Nate Steeber
    Project Manager, Sustainability
    Sol design + consulting
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    2015-03-27 15:35 United States
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    658 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    2015-03-27 14:01 United States
    Bird Collision Deterrence: Summary of Material Threat Factors
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    40 Alysa Hoffmeister
    VP & GM of No America
    Dip-Tech
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 20:26 United States
    Areas passing at one time but not another
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    667 Lisa Fabula
    Sustainable Project Manager
    KEMA Services
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 19:01 United States
    Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 15:45 United States
    Using LEEDv4 Fundamental and Enhanced ECx to achieve ID LEED2009
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    548 Candice Rogers
    Paladin, Inc
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 14:55 United States
    LEFEV Parking spots in shared garage w/ no dedicated spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    377 ELIZABETH REITER
    Architect 1
    WORKSBUREAU
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 12:58 Saudi Arabia
    Zero lot line projects
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    25 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 12:47 Mexico
    Minimum Ventilation rates for Production area
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    887 sriram tetali
    Manager -Suatainability Services
    M W Group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 06:01 India
    Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    57 Charlie Christenson
    Vice President
    Brummitt Energy Associates, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 18:32 United States
    Location(s) and Wording of Signs
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    96 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 16:12 United States

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