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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: reference book LEED v4 ND is it mistake?
    in ND-v4: Walkable streets
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    Noise problems?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    20 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED Green Associate
    Perkins+Will
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    RE: Carbon Offsets (Green-e Equivalent)
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    101 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    Thailand
    RE: Several separate baseline HVAC systems on one floor.
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,034 Nina Starynina
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    Russian Federation
    RE: Transit Service Tables
    in PIf3: Project Location and Base Mapping
    7 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    RE: HVAC duct insulation adhesive
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    458 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    Canopy to building with wall opening (is it a "complete bldg")?
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    175 John Lee
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    United States
    RE: How to Get this credit For VRF System
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    364 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    RE: Equation2: Monthly harvested rainwater volume. (v4)
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    15 Theresa Backhus
    Sites Technical Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    RE: Common Area Spaces/Tenant Fit Out
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    276 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    RE: Ventilation for parking garage
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    942 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    Italy
    RE: pressure drop adjustemnt in the baseline model
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    965 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    RE: LEED-NC or LEED for Homes (and v3 vs v4)?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    710 Asa Foss
    LEED for Homes Techincal Development
    US Green Building Council
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    VRF System Rc Value
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    134 SAMY THALAI
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    China
    Using Options 1 & 2 ID Point?
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    101 Heather South
    LEED AP BD+C
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Qualifying VRF Systems
    in CS 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    45 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    Canada
    Modeling Office Space in an Existing High Rise Building
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Annie Argento
    Principal
    Argento/Graham
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    United States
    RE: Help test the Pilot Credits!
    in Pilot Credit 35: Environmental Tobacco Smoke
    2 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    PIlot Credit Reboot
    in No Environmental Tobacco Smoke
    1 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    RE: Pilot Credit 30: No new parking
    in Pilot Credit 30: Alternative Transportation
    10 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 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
    RE: Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    5 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    1 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Warehouse Office
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    63 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    potable water analysis
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    2 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    171 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    RE: LI ID #10001 (asbestos for SSc3) applicable to LEED-NC v2.2?
    in NC v2.2 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    10 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    1 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Sustainable furniture cost >100% total furniture cost
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    38 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Option 3: Determining HC and NOx emissions
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    3 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Previously developed
    in CS v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Raymond Salfiti
    Managing Director
    G
    Sun, Feb 22, 2015
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    United States
    RE: If Purchasing Chilled Water from Campus Central Plant...
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    52 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    RE: Guidance on calculations with multiple inputs
    in Schools 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    28 Esther Kohout
    Kohout Woodwork, Inc
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Traffic associated with the building
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    6 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Mon, Feb 16, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    ACP Process : BREEAM equivalency
    in LEED Now Recognizes Energy Credits from BREEAM
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Mon, Jun 25, 2012
    RE: What should USGBC do with the extra time to ensure success?
    in LEED 2012 Postponed to 2013, Renamed LEED v4
    28 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Thu, Jun 14, 2012
    RE: LEED Specifications
    in Top Six Things LEED Consultants Do Wrong in Specs
    5 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Wed, Jun 20, 2012
    Dan,
    in LEED Submittal Forms, Beta to v3
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Jun 12, 2012
    RE: LEED Online Access to Certified Projects
    in LEED Online Access to Certified Projects
    8 Matt Bartner
    Wed, May 30, 2012
    RE: 4th comment period open
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – Guide to Key Changes and Forum
    107 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, May 15, 2012
    RE: LEED certification in China
    in Hi from China LEED engineer
    3 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Sat, May 5, 2012
    retaining LEED certification
    in Loss of LEED Certification after renovating?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 1, 2012
    Reference Guide E-Books need to be editable or updated by USGBC
    in LEED 2012 Behind the Scenes - follow up conversation
    4 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, May 1, 2012
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Ventilation for parking garage
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    942 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    Italy
    RE: Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    81 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Fri, Jan 30, 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
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Singapore
    RE: Adobe Acrobat / Reader DC vs LEED Online
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    194 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    100% On site Infiltration
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    244 Rodrigo Tonda
    Pasiva
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Chile
    RE: Condensing Gas Boiler options
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    17 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    67 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    United Kingdom
    RE: MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    39 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    Method to Achieve Thermal - Comfort for Ventilated Area
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    226 SAMY THALAI
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    India
    SS7.2 Design review comment
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    3 Michael Stills
    LEED AP BD+C
    Parkhill, Smith & Cooper
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    Site Management Policy
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    1 Kelsey Jensen
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: is this PC still open?
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    24 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    147 Arslan Faisal
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    Equipment Baseline
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    26 Lucy Williams
    Principal
    Lucy C. Williams, Architect
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United States
    LEED v4 ID&C EAp2 Baseline Envelope
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Christopher Jones
    Enersave Logistics
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Canada
    RE: share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    28 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Specifying metal with high recycled content?
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    23 Juliana Moreira
    Engineer
    WSP group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United Kingdom
    require future tenant?
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    1 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    Main entrance and LEED Project Boundary for Future Expansion
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    218 Lourdes Salinas
    THREE Consultoría Medioambiental
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    81 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    True north or magnetic north?
    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    4 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Sun, May 10, 2015
    2015-05-10 20:08 United States
    Tools for demonstrating solar orientation
    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    4 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Sun, May 10, 2015
    2015-05-10 20:08 United States
    Fuel types of process energy
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,034 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    2015-05-08 11:38 Thailand
    <500 Miles
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    305 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    2015-05-07 17:04 United States
    Credit Union
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    2015-05-07 12:46 United States
    Solar Panel cover roof garden
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    79 Regina Ng
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    2015-05-07 07:02 Malaysia
    Clarification
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    146 Redy Truccolo
    Engineer
    Ariatta Ingegneria dei Sistemi
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    2015-05-06 11:39 Italy
    CI: ID+C Project: Innovation in Design Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    149 Bridgett Weaver
    Architectural Designer
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    2015-05-06 11:39 United States
    MRp2-2 : High Pressure Sodium Lamps
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    10 Ashley Johnson
    Senior Project Engineer
    DPR Construction
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    2015-05-06 10:21 United States
    G3.1.2.8 Design airflow rates
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    965 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    2015-05-06 05:18 Poland
    Is this items means?
    in EBOM-2009: LEED 2009 EBOM ACPs for ISO 50001
    1 shize zhang
    auditor
    sgs
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    2015-05-06 03:55 China
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    710 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    2015-05-05 03:48 Greece
    alternate acceptable certifications for IEQ 4.3
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    352 K KRAFT
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    2015-05-04 18:00 United States
    calculating peak visitors for a multi-unit residential building
    in ND-v4: Bicycle facilities
    4 josee boutin
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    2015-05-04 17:04 Canada
    Appeal after second review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    706 Johnathan Woodside
    Mechanical Engineer
    Gresham Smith & Partners
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    2015-05-04 16:04 United States
    Appeal for denied credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    706 Johnathan Woodside
    Mechanical Engineer
    Gresham Smith & Partners
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    2015-05-04 15:01 United States
    Manufacturer Declaration Letter
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    565 Rezkar Abdulmajeed
    Architect/LEED AP
    7D ASSOCIATES
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    2015-05-03 10:19 Canada
    Actual Operation of Carpool parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    314 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    2015-05-01 22:49 Thailand
    Actual operation of Low-Emitting Car Preferred Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    395 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    2015-05-01 22:46 Thailand
    Horizzontally attached bldg addition to Non Certified building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    175 Tesfa Bogale
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    2015-05-01 11:33 United States

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