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    16 Kevin Sullivan
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    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    RE: WC for disables
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    604 Jie Xiong
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: Floor Diffusers
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    201 Scott Bowman
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    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    263 Fanny Ellsworth
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: new files after D&C Preliminary Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    615 Charles Nepps
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: free waste heat from outside of LEED project for heating
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,118 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
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    Residential building above
    in Retail-CI-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    1 Francisco Sanchez Arroyo
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    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    Spain
    RE: Do drawings need to have imperial units?
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    63 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    RE: Energy Cost broken out in Lease
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    129 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    RE: Epoxy floor. Testing laboratories
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    72 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
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    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    315 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
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    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    604 Jie Xiong
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    RE: Floor Diffusers
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    201 Scott Bowman
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    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    Nice
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    263 Fanny Ellsworth
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: free waste heat from outside of LEED project for heating
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,118 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    Option 2 Simulation
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    20 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
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    48 Luis Miguel Diazgranados
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    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
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    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
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    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: LEED certified Neighborhood
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    7 Susan Walter
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    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
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    312 Leticia SooHoo
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    in project registration number
    2 Rachael McClain
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    RE: Need 1 FTE to meet Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs)
    in FTE for Parking Garage project
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    Fri, Mar 12, 2010
    RE: Temporary wood structures and MRc7: Certified Wood
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    RE: CI in a certified CS building
    in CI in a certified CS building
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    2 Jean Marais
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    2 Byron Woodworth
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    56 Noriko Yasuhara
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    19 Megan Ritchie Saffitz
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    RE: V4 implementation and '09 phase out
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    RE: V4 implementation and '09 phase out
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    RE: V4 implementation and '09 phase out
    in Sixth Comment Period for LEED v4 Won't Delay Member Ballot
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    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    263 Fanny Ellsworth
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
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    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    615 jorge calderon
    earth lab
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    2014-11-27 13:17 Mexico
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    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    467 Tam Kin Hung
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
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    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    129 Monica Hue
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,500 Wei Jiang
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    263 andres ramirez
    integralDC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Doreen Kruschina
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    7 LEED Consultant
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    2,500 Panupant Phapant
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    69 Adam Prince
    ZeroEnergy Design
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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