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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    168 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Mar 1, 2015
    LEED boundary for a railway station
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
    Qatar
    Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    93 Peter Dishno
    Commissioning Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Baseline Exterior Lighting Power Allowance
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,142 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: G3.1.10 (d) "Heating only System"
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,654 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    Commissioning Documents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    273 Heather Anderson
    Robinson Hill Architecture
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    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: 3 glazed panels - LEEDv2009
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    396 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    WEP1 for A project in Middle East
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    632 Ayda Sahaf
    Building Analyst
    IG
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    Information on denied credits?
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 Civil Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: government areas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    234 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    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
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    29 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: direct reading instruments
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    269 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Survey Completion
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    20 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    RE: Path 7 - Site Characteristics Outside of Project Footprint.
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    98 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    RE: Can a LEED NC certified building pursue now a LEED EBOM?
    in EBOM-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    7 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    RE: EBOM Project Occupancy Doubt
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    331 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    RE: 2-seat Reception Area in Middle School
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    27 Carrie Webster
    Moseley Architects
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    RE: FSC Invoice information for custom woodworking elements
    in NC v2.2 MRc7: Certified Wood
    162 Jason Grant
    Principal
    Jason Grant Consulting
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    RE: Public vs Staff Entries
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    5 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Air Purifiers? Dehumidifiers?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    72 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    recycling of existing floors or installation waste
    in EBOM-v4: Solid waste management - facility maintenance and renovations
    1 Diane Martel
    Vice President Enviornmental planning and strategy
    Tarkett
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    Non certified factory with new process area aiming certification
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    6 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    MERV 8 Filter
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.4: IAQ Best Management Practices—Reduce Particulates in Air Distribution
    34 Crosbey Archery
    Air Conditioner Air Filters
    Unitedfilter
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015
    Canada
    Default Fixture use for a School Project (shower)
    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    36 Markus Henning
    M.Eng Facility Management LEED AP BD+C
    Alpha Energy & Environment
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    Germany
    RE: NPDc11: are townhomes single dwelling or multiunit buildings
    in ND-v2009: Visitability and universal design
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    RE: LEED certified Neighborhood
    in NC-v4: LEED for Neighborhood Development location
    8 Adam Maynard
    Neighborhood Development Associate
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    Occupants estimate according reference building
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    RE: Combined Density
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    4 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    RE: Ineligible biofuel energy cost and baseline
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    223 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sun, Nov 30, 2014
    Extraction system for storage area
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    48 Luis Miguel Diazgranados
    Green Factory
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    467 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    69 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Marking credits as Complete
    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    RE: Check MPR and rating system selection policy
    in Add addition to a LEED certified building.
    6 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    RE: Web-based Reference Guide
    in LEED v4 Spoken Here
    6 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, May 14, 2014
    We have a resort project,
    in Site boundaries for multi-phase Projects
    18 Eunju Park
    Thu, May 8, 2014
    RE: Re: Building Additions
    in Building Additions
    5 Mary Lea Tucker
    President
    Green Sage Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: LEED ND acronyms
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    3 Conor Merrigan
    Principal
    C2 Sustainability LLC
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Choice between LEED NC & LEED HC
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    120 Ghaith Moufarege
    Mon, Apr 28, 2014
    RE: Project Type and Rating Type for Block Project
    in LEED for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Application Guide
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Apr 5, 2014
    RE: IES vs other software
    in Has anyone done LEED energy modelling using Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) software
    5 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    RE: LEED-ND v2009 Sunset
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    39 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    RE: CS expedited process
    in Core and Shell Precertification
    2 Catie Ryan
    Project Manager
    Terrapin Bright Green
    Mon, Mar 31, 2014
    RE: Guestrooms Excluded?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    31 Nena Elise
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: Why the USA Today Article Misses the Point
    in USA Today Story on LEED Misses the Mark
    33 Bill Ford
    Architect
    WLFA Associates
    Mon, Mar 10, 2014
    note about this forum
    in Vestibules in 90.1-2007 and LEED 3.0 Projects
    12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    The RPCs have been updated
    in Non-U.S. Regional Priority Credits Added to LEED
    26 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Mon, Mar 3, 2014
    RE: *sensationalism alert*!
    in Does LEED v4 Ban PVC?
    11 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Feb 26, 2014
    RE: LEED-CS sunset date
    in Sunset Dates for CI/CSv2.0
    3 Usama Eita
    Wed, Feb 5, 2014
    RE: Split Submissions now and after 2015
    in How long does it take for USGBC to do the LEED design & construction review?
    11 John Neville
    President
    Sustainable Arizona
    Thu, Jan 23, 2014
    RE: Aren't Corrections only supposed to be published in Apr and Oct?
    in A Guide to the Key LEED BD&C v2009 Addenda - NC, CS, Schools
    51 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: Is it really the windows?
    in Poor Cell Phone Service in LEED buildings
    5 Travis Reed
    CellAntenna
    Mon, Jan 6, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    Information on denied credits?
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 Civil Engineer
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Brazil
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Japan
    RE: CS 2009 or CS v4
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    646 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Compressor replacement + R422D refrigerant
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    40 Norbert Szircsak
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Hungary
    RE: ACP EN standards in CS.IEQp1 and CS.IEQc2
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    11 Amanda Johnson
    Penicaud Green Building
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    HET Retrofit
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    114 Matthew Catterall
    Cotera+Reed Architects
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: Great concept, poor execution
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    36 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Transient number for residential
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    207 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    shaded area
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    15 YP Pierce
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Parking spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    364 Roberto Meza
    Sustainable Building Consultant
    SPHERA Sustainable Building Consultants
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Electric Charging Stations for LEED CI ID Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    144 Gaston Michaud
    Mechanical Engineer
    CTS
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    NCv4 IEQc9 Acoustics - Hospitality
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    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
    Transient number for residential
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    207 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Thermostats with humidity and CO2
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    100 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Canada
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    LEEDv4 green roof evaluation
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 Davis Kantor
    LEED AP BD+C
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    2014-12-12 05:04 Switzerland
    Crushed concrete
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    524 Hrvoje Kvasnicka
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    2014-12-12 04:18 Croatia
    Job Specific Environment Analysis
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    245 Yodi Danusastro
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    2014-12-12 02:58 Indonesia
    SSc1, Path 12
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    209 David Lauchner
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    2014-12-11 17:02 United States
    Development Density on a university campus
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    105 Rhonda Franklin
    Interior Designer
    Architectural Vision Group
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    2014-12-11 12:52 United States
    Core Learning Space implies use School LEED requirements?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    646 MKK LEED
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    2014-12-11 10:10 Colombia
    Lighting control in base case simulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    342 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    2014-12-11 02:06 India
    DATA CENTRE ENERGY MODELLING
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    342 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    2014-12-11 01:09 India
    Fixed shading devices
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    106 Saurabh Shrestha
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 18:19 United States
    Fenestration U-value: Framed versus Center-of-Glass
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,142 Paul Cimaglia
    Director of Mechanical Engineering
    Dunlap & Partners Engineers
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 11:39 United States
    Sensor based lavatory faucet compliance
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    632 Mohammed Faisal Kalaigar
    LEED AP(BD+C)
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 06:41 Saudi Arabia
    Shuttle
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    3 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    2014-12-10 00:11 Mexico
    Evaporative Chiller in EAp2?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,654 Yastimy Jupson
    Green Building Consultant
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 18:04 China
    Direct vs indirect measurements
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    204 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 15:54 Colombia
    Who can be CxA?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    273 Allan Vásquez
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 15:31 Costa Rica
    Table 1.4.7B Entering Outdoor Airflow in Baseline
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,654 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 09:47 Bulgaria
    Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    898 Florian Pingaud
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 06:41 France
    Electric Resistance Heating
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    898 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    2014-12-09 04:30 Italy
    Who can be CxA?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    273 Allan Vásquez
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 18:01 Costa Rica
    MRc2-Concrete Not Poured from Truck and Returned to Batch Plant
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    369 Gregg Behmer
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 15:46 United States

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