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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: a question about DES option 1
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    49 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Required Documentation: All Projects for Site Management credit
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    7 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Using pre-existing conditions as oppposed to existing conditions
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    43 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Process Loads
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,613 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Thermal Barrier Tape and EPD
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    55 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    United States
    RE: waste generated from new construction
    in Mid-Rise v4: Construction waste management
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Credit compliance in elevator halls
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    258 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: Ventilation and filteration for Staircase for Feature 64
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    27 John Mlade
    Senior Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Building Area Method - highlighting merchandise
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,097 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    IEQp1&c2 Documentation
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    158 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    United Kingdom
    RE: Ongoing commissioning when follow EA c2.1- option 2
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.3: Existing Building Commissioning—Ongoing Commissioning
    42 David Edenburn
    ESD Consultant
    Commtech Asia
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: VOC limts and basement parking
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    528 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: Div 12 Environmental Info
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    32 Landry Watson
    DPR Construction
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    2 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: interior lighting in hotels
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    115 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Pilot credit feedback survey
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    11 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    Lighting University Store transaction area and merchandise area
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    28 Bruce Lee
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    United States
    RE: V4 EBOM - Commissioning
    in EBOM-v4: Existing building commissioning - implementation
    2 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Jun 20, 2016
    RE: Regional Priority points not being awarded?
    in Schools 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    15 Guillaume Martel
    LEED Project Manager
    PROVENCHER ROY + ASSOCIÉS ARCHITECTES
    Mon, Jun 20, 2016
    RE: Would an Evaporative Cooler Be Considered a Cooling Tower?
    in EBOM 2009 WEc4: Cooling Tower Water Management
    76 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Jun 20, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Material ingredient reporting
    4 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    13 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    17 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 61: Material Disclosure and Assessment
    9 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    8 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Material multi-attribute assessment
    1 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    483 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    53 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    611 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    90 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management planning
    1 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    27 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    79 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Research Survey for my thesis
    in NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    9 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    RE: Hazardous Gas or Chemical Definition / Resource?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    113 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Sat, Jun 18, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Saint Kitts and Nevis - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Lucia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Trinidad and Tobago - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Middle East - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahrain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Egypt - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iran - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iraq - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Israel - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jordan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Barbados - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belize - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Costa Rica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cuba - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominican Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    El Salvador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Grenada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guatemala - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Logistic Warehouse
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    47 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    RE: Default occupancy counts (ASHRAE 62.1 vs. Reference Guide)
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    166 Michael Brown
    Sustainability Discipline Director
    The Beck Group
    Sun, Jun 12, 2016
    Europe alternative compliance path
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    219 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    Trouble finding comparable projects for recycling rates
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    56 Jason Happe
    Director of Energy & Sustainability
    EBI Consulting
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    United States
    LEED Rating System for tenant in existing building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Jennifer Isaac
    Electrical Engineer
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    United States
    Audio System
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - equipment and appliances
    1 Anna Cogo
    Nativa S.r.l SB
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    188 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    United States
    RE: IDc1 Innovation - Green Cleaning LEED NC 2009
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    611 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    188 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    United States
    RE: Credit Still Open?
    in Pilot Credit 12: Reduced Automobile Dependence
    50 Fred Dock
    Director, Department of Transportation
    City of Pasadena, CA
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    RE: Would an Evaporative Cooler Be Considered a Cooling Tower?
    in EBOM 2009 WEc4: Cooling Tower Water Management
    76 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    RE: Project Mexico
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    55 Eric Bautista
    Managing Consultant, LEED™ AP (BD+C Specialty)
    EB Project Management
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    VENTILATION WAREHOUSES
    in Warehouses-EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 Helena Garcia
    Bioconstruction
    Green Building Management
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    Spain
    Default Occupancy for a Health Club
    in Calculating FTEs
    208 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    Argentina
    RE: Discounted Parking Rate - How to implement?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    462 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Thu, Jun 2, 2016
    Adding more projects to a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    571 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Jun 2, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    116 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Thu, Jun 2, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    90 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Water Use Reduction: Base Building with existing fixtures
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Scott Edwards
    Director
    GPDM for Sustainability
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    Indonesia
    CEE Tier 3A Washer Requirement
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    27 Katie Herber
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
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    Distance from windows to area
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    141 Rustem Saitov
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    2016-06-24 04:33 Russian Federation
    Solar energy used with previous LEED project credit
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    285 Zane Lichtneger
    Sustainability Analyst
    SAS Institute Inc.
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 15:56 United States
    On site + Off-site restoration
    in ND Plan-v4: Restoration of habitat or wetlands and water bodies
    2 Guillaume Martel
    LEED Project Manager
    PROVENCHER ROY + ASSOCIÉS ARCHITECTES
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 15:16 Canada
    Minimum Energy Performance Calculator v2009: Lighting
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,613 Mark Lund
    Mechanical Discipline Specialist
    Bergmann Associates
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 12:37 United States
    USGBC-approved equivalent standard for projects outside the U.S.
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    124 Isabel Santos
    ECOCHOICE SA
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 11:51 Portugal
    Energy Modelling - United Kingdom
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    124 Fleur Baguley
    Carbon Consult Limited
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 11:50 United Kingdom
    Building Orientation
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    124 Muzamil Rafique
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 09:02 Pakistan
    Timing of ASHRAE Level I & II & BAS System Install
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.1: Existing Building Commissioning—Investigation and Analysis
    60 Marie Kirk
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 08:58 United States
    "Provide calculations to confirm the quantity......"
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    453 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 18:56 United States
    Fan Power Approach Not Commented on by LEED Reviewer
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,285 charles shinneman
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 18:40 United States
    Occupants / users of public park
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 12:29 United States
    Site Management-Organic Waste Management
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    12 Ileana Delgado
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 12:19 United States
    Energy Metering
    in EBOM-v4: Advanced energy metering
    6 Zachary Hayes
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 10:51 United States
    Energy Modeling
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    124 Muzamil Rafique
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 03:00 Pakistan
    Existing Building Commissioning
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.1: Existing Building Commissioning—Investigation and Analysis
    60 sebastian castañeda
    students
    students
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    2016-06-21 13:48 Peru
    mirror mastics that contain carcinogenic ingredient
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    502 debra lombard
    sustainable design consulatnt & construction administrator
    Bywater Woodworks, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    2016-06-21 12:51 United States
    Lighting University Store transaction area and merchandise area
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    28 Bruce Lee
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    2016-06-21 09:34 United States
    Minimum Equipment Efficiency - Table 6.8.1 ASHRAE. VRF system
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,613 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    2016-06-21 06:43 Spain
    Kitchen
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    217 Sophie Brauer
    Architect MAA
    Gottlieb Paludan Architects
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    2016-06-21 06:38 Denmark
    use of lead metal downspouts in stormwater systems
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 debra lombard
    sustainable design consulatnt & construction administrator
    Bywater Woodworks, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 20, 2016
    2016-06-20 16:44 United States

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