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    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    625 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
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    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    232 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    United States
    RE: State of Illinois Smoking Law
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,030 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Project Site on a University Campus
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    121 Michael Munn
    Assistant Project Manager
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    RE: Cooling plant modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,418 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    7 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Portugal
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    420 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    LPG vehicles
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    111 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Czech Republic
    RE: Path 2 Flushout
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    322 Dale Walsh
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016
    RE: commissioning of outbildings
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    320 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016
    RE: Standing human activity
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    431 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016
    RE: Floor area - allowable difference between sim. model and PIf3
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    127 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016
    RE: Projects in Europe
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    9 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016
    RE: Hotel as Commercial or Residential?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    294 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016
    RE: Where did my ID credits go?
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    8 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Wed, Apr 27, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Brownfield site
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: High priority site
    2 Candace Pearson
    Research Associate
    LEEDuser, BuildingGreen Inc.
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015
    Education & Outreach ID credit for v4?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Innovation
    1 Karen Heet
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: Off-Site Solar Used to Power 100% of Building Electricity
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    84 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    What constitutes a building entrance?
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    29 Carolyn Day
    Architect | Sustainability Coordinator
    Ellenzweig
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    United States
    MRpc69 Attainable in Commercial Interior Project
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    12 Erica Suarino
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Thu, Aug 6, 2015
    United States
    RE: building is eligible or not
    in CS 2009 IEQc7: Thermal Comfort—Design
    24 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater: EDGE Auditor
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Aug 5, 2015
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    11 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    RE: Calculator from USGBC
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - equipment
    5 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Existing constructions and non infiltration water tanks
    in ND-v2009: Rainwater management
    5 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    RE: Recycled Concrete for Temporary Haul Road
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    41 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: post on older LEED for Healthcare forum
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    7 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Performance Period for Recertification
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    95 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    RE: Construction - Indoor Air Quality V2009
    in Schools 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    14 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    RE: is this PC still open?
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    24 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    RE: Minimum building energy performance
    in ND Plan-v4: Minimum building energy performance
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Mon, Jul 13, 2015
    RE: Qualifying Scope for Enhanced Cx
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    41 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Home size credit calculation
    in Homes-v4: Home size
    2 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    34 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Tenant Layout in Lease Agreement
    in CS v4: Quality views
    2 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Compliance for Proposed New Buildings
    in ND-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Re:Regional Priority Credit
    in Regional Priority Credit
    2 Sue Barnett
    Principal
    Sue Barnett Sustainable Design
    Wed, Sep 14, 2011
    Calculating Waste Diversion Rates for a Modular Factory - by Christopher Rober...
    Thu, Sep 8, 2011
    RE: Another question on a similar
    in EBOM WEp1 and showers/showerheads
    2 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve: Building Sustainability
    Wed, Sep 7, 2011
    RE: LEED tenant manual
    in Tenant Manual for LEED New development in Core & Shell
    2 Ivan Ora
    Sales Manager
    Tulipan Grupa
    Fri, Sep 2, 2011
    Performance Period for EBOM v2 - using more than the minimum
    in Performance Period LEED EBOM
    2 Tyra Sorensen
    Thu, Sep 1, 2011
    RE: LEED definition of weatherproofing system
    in "Within the Weatherproofing System" at walls
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 31, 2011
    RE: Good riddance
    in $100M Lawsuit Against LEED Dismissed by Federal Judge
    13 James Thornton
    Project Manager, Commissioning Group
    ccrd
    Thu, Aug 18, 2011
    Hard copy signatures
    in Owner Required Signatory - USGBC soliciting feedback
    5 Mike Barker
    Principal : Energy / Electrical Engineer
    BuildingPhysics South Africa
    Tue, Aug 16, 2011
    RE: email reviewer
    in Can You Refute Credit Denial Prior To the Appeal Stage?
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 9, 2011
    RE: Re: Cancellation of project review
    in Regarding Cancellation of project review
    4 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Mon, Aug 8, 2011
    RE: certifications for cleaning products
    in ID credit Green Cleaning and Maintenance
    1 Patrice Coffman
    Sustainability Coordinator
    UC Davis Student Housing
    Thu, Aug 4, 2011
    RE: Current registered project shifts to New Rating Systems
    in Comment on the New LEED Rating System Draft to be Released in 2012
    97 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 6, 2012
    contacting reviewer
    in Contacting the Reviewer
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 30, 2011
    project admin duties
    in General LEED project duties - Project Admin
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 30, 2011
    IEQ credits
    in Power Plant Process Space
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 30, 2011
    RE: At least in the older LEED
    in New Credits after Preliminary Review?
    2 Steve Offutt
    Fri, Jul 29, 2011
    RE: Re: Promotional code
    in How to get a promotional code?
    8 Simon S.
    SL+A International, Taipei
    Wed, Jul 27, 2011
    RE: Very good presentation,
    in Live Webcast: LEED AP+: Should You Opt In, and What To Do Once You Have
    11 Josh Mauldin
    ASA Architects
    Wed, Jul 27, 2011
    RE: LEED Automation
    in LEED Automation
    4 John Albrecht
    Director of LEED Services
    Sieben Energy Assoc.
    Tue, Jul 12, 2011
    Earning Certs within 5 years
    in Earning certification within 5 years
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Jul 11, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: Storm Interval and Drawdown
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    281 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: LEED PC 66 Community Contaminant Prevention
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    18 Kristi Ennis
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: Building Flush - Filter Change?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    69 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    RE: Room Input Report
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    250 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    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
    Modification to base building systems
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    154 Ben Hollon
    Mechanical Engineer
    Lankford Fendler
    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 - TENANT SPACE ENERGY MODELING
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Tenant Lease Agreement Details
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    29 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    RE: New Construction - ELODIE Tool
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    44 Julien Richard
    Artelia
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    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
    Plastic Sheeting to Protect Raised Technical Floor
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    31 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    France
    new LEED Online forum
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    Pilot Credit 74: EQ – No environmental tobacco smoke
    in Homes-v2008: No environmental tobacco smoke
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    Pilot Credit 71: EA – Performance of ENERGY STAR for Homes
    in Homes-v2008: Performance of ENERGY STAR for Homes
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    Pilot Credit 47: EQ – Acoustic Comfort
    in Homes-v2008: Acoustic comfort
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    MRpc34 Design for Adaptability
    in Homes-v2008: Design for adaptability
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    please post to a SPECIFIC LEEDuser forum
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
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    EAc5.1 vs EAc5
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    119 Mohammad Haj-Ali
    Electrical Design Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, REP
    Dar Al-Handasah
    Sun, Dec 27, 2015
    2015-12-27 05:15 Saudi Arabia
    "Material Value" in LEED credit calculation
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Nasim Daryaee
    Thu, Dec 24, 2015
    2015-12-24 12:38 United States
    Water Consumption Outside LEED Boundary
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    725 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Thu, Dec 24, 2015
    2015-12-24 05:06 India
    Water-Related Systems Implementation Phase
    in CS v4: Integrative process
    7 Tyler Young
    Wed, Dec 23, 2015
    2015-12-23 16:50 Canada
    Tenant Installed Equipment and Appliances
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    314 James Keohane, PE LEED BD+C CxA CPMP
    Sustainability and Commissioning Consultant
    Sustainable Engineering Concepts, LLC
    Wed, Dec 23, 2015
    2015-12-23 13:30 United States
    Single Building Certification_LEED New Construction 2009
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    205 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Wed, Dec 23, 2015
    2015-12-23 06:42 India
    Campus project (Master site) with 4 buildings
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    259 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    2015-12-22 21:28 United States
    Peak discharge/flow rate
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    281 hana manai
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    2015-12-22 17:56 Canada
    LEED Boundary for an Existing Multitenant Building
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    2 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    2015-12-22 17:49 Mexico
    LEED Design submital - First Review
    in Design Submital - 1batch only ?
    17 Bridget Brock
    Huitt-Zollars Morris
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    2015-12-22 16:50 United States
    Broken Link
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    240 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    2015-12-22 14:55 United States
    Select Fill
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    322 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC Sustainability Group LLC
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    2015-12-22 14:22 United States
    Credit Form Problems
    in CI 2009 EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
    85 James Keohane, PE LEED BD+C CxA CPMP
    Sustainability and Commissioning Consultant
    Sustainable Engineering Concepts, LLC
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 17:09 United States
    IEQP1 VRP Calculator saying I'm non-compliant
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,030 Joe Sechler
    BNK
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 16:46 United States
    Calculator Password
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    245 Caroline Shannon de Cristo
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 13:20 Brazil
    Global Compliance Paths EN 15251
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,030 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 11:35 France
    Use of Table fans in Working Desk
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    215 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 09:48 Afghanistan
    Bicycle requirement
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    39 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 09:39 Ecuador
    LEED Online terminology
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    784 Susannah Goddard
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 07:50 United Kingdom
    Major Renovation Building Energy Modelling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,418 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 03:05 Vietnam

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