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    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    229 Civil Engineer
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Number of Regular Building Occupants for a 2 shift facility
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    273 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Dedicated exhaust system
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    319 Hrvoje Kvasnicka
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Regional Materials - Steel
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    63 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    Counters
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    295 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: MRc2 Form Version 0.2.3.. undervaluing commingled waste?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    358 Jake Bebee LEED AP BD+C ID+C
    Project Manager
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    878 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: How to prove compliance with Mechanical Ventilation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,550 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Equivalence of local standards for commissioning tests
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    48 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Laboratory 90.1 Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,126 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Submeters to measure AND RECORD energy use
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    131 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Strip out plan
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    71 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: UV Lacquer
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    461 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    RE: selecting the correct rating system in v.2009
    in What LEED rating system to use?
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Previously developed
    in CS v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Illustrating Compliance using representative sampling?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    48 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Building Reuse off Site
    in Schools-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    16 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Use of renewable energy in calculation
    in ND-v4: Optimize building energy performance
    1 Martine Desbois
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: Multiple Buildings
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: Credit Pending due to type of Manufactures documentation
    in Schools 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    25 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    IO Credit _ Option B (Additional Strategies)
    in EBOM 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    46 Pal Ahuja
    President
    Millennium Engineering Inc.
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    RE: Ergonomic Strategy - 75% ergonomic workstations
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    32 Lisa Marshall
    Ecological Building Strategies
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    RE: Permanently Installed Furniture?
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    2 Robert Dean
    Project Coordinator, LEED AP, GHG IQ
    Teknion Limited
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    LEEDuser's audit IAQ form
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    28 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    RE: CAMPUS Approach For Rainwater Management
    in EBOM-v4: Rainwater management
    6 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    Change the LEED AP person during the project
    in CS 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    13 Nándor Kovács
    Project Manager
    Obuda-Ujlak Zrt.
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    RE: DIRTT Millwork on a LEED project
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    45 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit 43... How many projects have attemped this credit?
    in Pilot Credit 43: Certified Products
    22 Ashley Nedza
    Project Designer, LEED AP BD+C
    Baskervill
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Rater and Provider requirements?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Integrative process
    2 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Regional Priority Point
    in NC-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    3 Kai Starn
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Air compressors
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - building equipment
    2 Kim Shinn
    Principal
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Mon, Apr 7, 2014
    RE: Tables titles missing
    in ND-v2009: Agricultural land conservation
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    ASHRAE vs. ISO/EN
    in CS 2009 IEQc7: Thermal Comfort—Design
    22 Jens Apel
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: LEED 2012 Credit Comments
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Sustainable Sites (SS) Section
    16 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Mon, Sep 26, 2011
    RE: check with GBCI
    in Block Team Administration
    2 Brian Wolfe
    Sustainable Coordinator
    HKS
    Thu, Sep 22, 2011
    RE: Public LEED Project Directory
    in LEED CI - PI form 5
    2 Sheela I
    Thu, Sep 22, 2011
    Pilot Credit 44
    in LEED Certification and Ergonomics
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 21, 2011
    RE: rating system and credit
    in Calculating Waste Diversion Rates for a Modular Factory
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 21, 2011
    RE: MR Credit - Environmentally Preferable Structure and Enclosure
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Materials & Resources (MR) Section
    46 Keith Lindemulder
    Environmental Business Development- LEED AP BD&C
    Nucor
    Thu, Sep 15, 2011
    RE: Poured concrete is not an air
    in Is poured concrete an air barrier material?
    3 Aaron Ashley
    Thu, Sep 15, 2011
    Sorry, late thread
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Section
    12 Jeff Chapman
    EcoDesigner
    Kirksey
    Fri, Oct 28, 2011
    Development Density and Diverse Uses - Option 3
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – LT (Location and Transportation) Section
    11 Michelle Howard
    Librarian
    KMD Architects
    Wed, Sep 14, 2011
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Concrete Sediment Control
    in NC v2.2 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    33 michelle bombeck
    Project Assistant
    O'Brien & Company
    Tue, May 6, 2014
    CLO level adjustments
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Adam Kingsbury
    Tue, May 6, 2014
    RE: MR cr2 : Option2
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    13 Remigio Antonio Rancan
    civil and structural engineer LEED AP BD+C GBC HOME AP
    Tue, May 6, 2014
    Italy
    RE: Is Cradle-to-Cradle Certification acceptable?
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    70 Josh Jacobs
    Technical Information & Public Affairs Manager
    UL Environment
    Mon, May 5, 2014
    RE: "Single Site" requirement for a Master Site?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    499 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Mon, May 5, 2014
    United States
    RE: Non-smoking campus - are exterior signs required?
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    278 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Mon, May 5, 2014
    RE: SSp1 description for CS precertification
    in CS 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    58 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Sat, May 3, 2014
    PC 9 - Open & Connected Community
    in Pilot Credit 9: Street Network
    67 michael kollman
    Thu, May 1, 2014
    RE: Green Cleaning
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    533 Stella Stella
    Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    Philippines
    LEED Boundary
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 CT G
    Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    Pest Control During Construction?
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    1 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Pest Control During Construction
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    7 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: Air Quality Testing after completion
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    264 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: Dining Hall furniture -- are we eligible?
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    139 Roxanne Button AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP
    Architect & Sustainable Design Consultant
    Design Synergies Architecture P.C.
    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
    Case 2 Option 2C EUI weather normalization tool
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    119 Jorng-ren Chern
    CEO
    Enertek Sustainable Design & Technology
    Sun, Apr 27, 2014
    LEED v3 CS Warehouse - MPR Minimum Occupancy Compliance
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    1 Asa Posner
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
    Fri, Apr 25, 2014
    Dedicated exhaust system
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    319 Hrvoje Kvasnicka
    Fri, Apr 25, 2014
    RE: 0% credit achievement rate?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    81 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
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    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 14:05 Sweden
    How to prove compliance with Mechanical Ventilation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,550 Praveen Raj
    Energy Analyst
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 04:53 India
    Submeters to measure AND RECORD energy use
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    131 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 04:44 Sweden
    Lighting boundary SSc6 in new
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    12 Ilse Dijkstra-Nugteren
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 04:18 Netherlands
    Heat gain originating from hooded equipment in energy modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,550 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 02:16 Thailand
    VAV Fan control for baseline system 6
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,550 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 23:37 Thailand
    Is there any Credit Language for this
    in Schools-2009: Social equity within the project team
    2 Vada Kornegay
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 16:49 United States
    ETS During Construction
    in NC-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    1 Laurie Winter
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 16:17 Canada
    Insulation - option 2 budget calculation method
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    71 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 12:20 France
    UV Lacquer
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    461 Susan Coy
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 11:26 United States
    When to submit a pilot credit?
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    30 Alfred Servodidio
    Project Manager
    JMV Consulting Engineering
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 10:06 United States
    Runoff/Gully Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    372 Tamary Alvarez
    Sustainability & Commissioning Specialist
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 08:47 United States
    Supplementary mechanical ventilation in naturally ventilated
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    134 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    2014-12-15 22:05 Sweden
    selecting the correct rating system in v.2009
    in What LEED rating system to use?
    9 K KRAFT
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    2014-12-15 17:32 United States
    "Single Site" requirement for a Master Site?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    499 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    2014-12-15 11:16 United States
    Custom furniture for LEED project
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    139 Roxanne Button AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP
    Architect & Sustainable Design Consultant
    Design Synergies Architecture P.C.
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    2014-12-15 08:30 United States
    Prefinished wood flooring: alternative to emissions testing?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    324 Susan Clark
    Technical Specialist
    NCC Teknik
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    2014-12-15 03:57 Sweden
    MRc2 Form Version 0.2.3.. undervaluing commingled waste?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    358 Jake Bebee LEED AP BD+C ID+C
    Project Manager
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    2014-12-12 15:01 United States
    Fire suppression systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    1 Jody Lee Potvin-Jones
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    2014-12-12 07:24 Saudi Arabia
    LEEDv4 green roof evaluation
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    150 Davis Kantor
    LEED AP BD+C
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    2014-12-12 05:04 Switzerland

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