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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Inclusion of Existing Non-certified Wood in the Calculation?
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    506 Ian Oliver Malinay
    LEED AP BD+C, / Mechanical Engr., / Plumbing Engr.
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    Baseline Ratios
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    14 Kena David
    Sustainability Manager
    BCCI Construction Company
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    United States
    PDF v4 Reference Guides Updated with July 2017 Addenda
    in Essential LEED Interpretations, Addenda, and Rating System Updates
    3 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    Base building HVAC Efficiency and Baseline & Proposed WWR
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    45 Samantha Davidson
    Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    United States
    RE: Trips
    in CI-v4: Access to quality transit
    14 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: Garage ventilation - Baseline
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,126 Hirav Joshi
    Energy Engineer
    WSP USA
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    LEED management for multi-prime contractor project
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    664 Christopher Gutsche
    Principal
    Ecosmith Architecture & Consulting
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    United States
    RE: EPD Credits - Exemplary Performance
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    118 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: LEED CI v3 - Ofice - Energy Model. Please Advise
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    471 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: DES Path 2 Engineering Analysis for Losses
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    262 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: Change the Location/Alter Something After Standard Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    893 Ian Oliver Malinay
    LEED AP BD+C, / Mechanical Engr., / Plumbing Engr.
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: Project Currently Running at 10 Cyc - Am I eligible for 3 pts
    in EBOM-v4: Cooling tower water use
    10 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    RE: Occupant Comfort Survey
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    40 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    RE: Construction Activity pollution prevention inspections
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    22 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    RE: lengths of the permanent entryway systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    31 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: 2004 Energy Star score applicable?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    57 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Aug 8, 2017
    RE: Metal Maintenance Cleaners
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    146 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Aug 8, 2017
    RE: Thermal controls for 50% occupants
    in CI-v4: Thermal comfort
    5 Parker Hall
    Mechanical EIT
    M.E. Group
    Tue, Aug 8, 2017
    Hybrid recooler
    in NC-v4: Cooling tower water use
    31 Florian Schmidtchen
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Tue, Aug 8, 2017
    Germany
    foundation re-use count or not?
    in CS 2009 MRc1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    30 leonard sciarra
    architect
    gensler
    Mon, Aug 7, 2017
    RE: Printers
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    470 Donald Green
    Operations Manager
    ai Design Group
    Mon, Aug 7, 2017
    RE: BPDO Calculator / Total materials cost
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    17 Allison Smith
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    HKS Architects
    Mon, Aug 7, 2017
    RE: LEED v4 CI , E&A :AEDG 50% requirements
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    22 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Aug 7, 2017
    RE: Evaporative water use
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    51 Emma Hughes
    Mon, Aug 7, 2017
    RE: Operable windows in lieu of controls - what about WOCDs
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    41 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Mon, Aug 7, 2017
    RE: Alarms with CO2 sensors
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    322 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Mon, Aug 7, 2017
    RE: Powder products mixed with water on site application
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    561 Ranya Metwalli Shields
    LEED AP BD+C, CEM
    Mon, Aug 7, 2017
    Kuwait
    RE: CxA also testing and balancing agent?
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    329 Ghaith Moufarege
    Mon, Aug 7, 2017
    RE: Warehouse
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    176 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Sun, Aug 6, 2017
    RE: ERV
    in Homes-v4: Ventilation
    3 Ian Johnson
    Principal
    Signature Sustainability, LLC
    Sun, Aug 6, 2017
    RE: Energy Efficiency Classes equivalency with Energy Star
    in Homes-v4: High-efficiency appliances
    3 Ian Johnson
    Principal
    Signature Sustainability, LLC
    Sun, Aug 6, 2017
    RE: Projects with little landscaped area (prescriptive only?)
    in Homes-v4: Total water use
    6 Ian Johnson
    Principal
    Signature Sustainability, LLC
    Sun, Aug 6, 2017
    Option 1 Skylights
    in CS v4: Daylight
    3 Edna Urias
    Design Manager
    Desarrolladora Seica SA de CV
    Sat, Aug 5, 2017
    Mexico
    RE: Water-Budget Analysis
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    46 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sat, Aug 5, 2017
    RE: Motorized Gravity Dampers ASHRAE 90.1 Mandatory Requirement
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    356 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Sat, Aug 5, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Singapore - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sri Lanka - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Thailand - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Timor-Leste - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vietnam - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Southern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Albania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Andorra - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bosnia and Herzegovina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Croatia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cyprus - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Greece - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Italy - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Macedonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malta - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Montenegro - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Suriname - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uruguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Venezuela - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    South and Southeast Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED HC (major renovation) or CI (v4)?
    in LEED Rating System Selection
    842 Heather Zeto
    President
    Platinum Earth, LLC
    Thu, Jul 27, 2017
    United States
    RE: Printers
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    470 Donald Green
    Operations Manager
    ai Design Group
    Thu, Jul 27, 2017
    Structural Wood Components - Glulam
    in Schools-NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    10 Kaeryn Gregory
    Sustainable Building Specialist
    Stantec
    Thu, Jul 27, 2017
    Canada
    Subway - same as light rail?
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    58 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
    Skanska Sweden
    Thu, Jul 27, 2017
    Sweden
    LOW VOC Comply
    in CI-v4: Low emitting materials
    13 Brigitte Solis
    Archi
    Circuito
    Thu, Jul 27, 2017
    Costa Rica
    ISO21930:2017
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    125 Akira Kataoka
    General Manager
    Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry
    Wed, Jul 26, 2017
    Japan
    WaterSense Labelling Alternatives
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    15 Oliver Bate
    Sustainability Consultant
    Wed, Jul 26, 2017
    France
    Bicycle Storage for residential part in mixed used building
    in CS v4: Bicycle facilities
    14 Malti Gupta
    Wed, Jul 26, 2017
    Sweden
    Signage in a Core & Shell space?
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    336 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, Jul 25, 2017
    United States
    Illuminance vs luminance
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    50 Dionisio Franca
    Woonerf Inc.
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017
    Uploads & Credit submittal template form
    in CI-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    2 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017
    United States
    Documentation for small sites without SWPPP
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    310 Norma Lehman
    Director of Sustainability
    The Beck Group
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017
    United States
    RE: Evaporative water use
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    51 Emma Hughes
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017
    Credit title and language do not match
    in Homes-v4: HVAC Start-up credentialing
    1 Aaron McEwin
    Director of Energy Services
    Jordan & Skala Engineers
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017
    Occupancy
    in EBOM-2009: Documenting sustainable building cost impacts
    1 AtSite Inc
    AtSite
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017
    what about tenant signage?
    in CS v4: Light pollution reduction
    5 Jens Apel
    Mon, Jul 24, 2017
    This is also a schools pilot credit
    in Healthcare-v2009: Lead Risk Reduction
    1 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Fri, Jul 21, 2017
    United States
    Daylight Savings. How is it addressed with daylight modeling?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    767 Candice Clark, LEED GA
    Business Development Manager- Commercial Div.
    Solatube Global Marketing (SGM) & Solatube Int. Inc.
    Fri, Jul 21, 2017
    ASHRAE version for taller buildings
    in Mid-Rise v4: Ventilation
    3 Sarah Sachs
    Buro Happold
    Fri, Jul 21, 2017
    United States
    Using WELL certification for ID strategies
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    9 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant
    Jacobs
    Thu, Jul 20, 2017
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Occupant Comfort Survey
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    40 Leanne Conrad
    Project Coordinator
    Maple Reinders Constructors
    Thu, Aug 3, 2017
    2017-08-03 16:01 Canada
    Window coating and films
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    369 Edgar Arevalo
    Thu, Aug 3, 2017
    2017-08-03 15:18 United States
    Building Envelope Seasonal Testing & General Comment
    in CS v4: Enhanced commissioning
    6 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP, WELL AP
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Thu, Aug 3, 2017
    2017-08-03 14:37 United States
    Envelope Categorization
    in CS 2009 MRc1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    30 Russell Philstrom
    Thu, Aug 3, 2017
    2017-08-03 11:16 United States
    Pilot - option 1 - EPD
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    16 Lise Dannesboe
    COWI
    Thu, Aug 3, 2017
    2017-08-03 08:56 Denmark
    LEED v4 CI , E&A :AEDG 50% requirements
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    22 Vinay Shekar
    Mechanical Engineer
    Jacobs
    Wed, Aug 2, 2017
    2017-08-02 17:55 United States
    Mechanical Insulation
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    47 Sarah Gagnon
    Project Engineer
    Ryan Companies
    Wed, Aug 2, 2017
    2017-08-02 15:25 United States
    Appliance and Process Water Use
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    14 Edgar Arevalo
    Wed, Aug 2, 2017
    2017-08-02 11:31 United States
    WaterSense Labelling Alternatives
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    15 Oliver Bate
    Sustainability Consultant
    Wed, Aug 2, 2017
    2017-08-02 10:49 France
    Des Heating
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,182 Lorey Flick
    Partner
    Flick Engineering Professionals
    Wed, Aug 2, 2017
    2017-08-02 10:33 United States
    Quick EV charger
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    41 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Aug 2, 2017
    2017-08-02 04:48 Japan
    Hotels: separate surveys & corrective measures 4 guests & FTEs?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    130 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017
    2017-08-01 20:28 United States
    LEED v4 CxA
    in NC-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    36 Michel Labrie
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017
    2017-08-01 18:44 Canada
    Industrial Maintenance and Dry Fog
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    605 Celimar Fournier
    Project Engineer
    Turner Construction
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017
    2017-08-01 16:11 United States
    Implementing IAQ testing shell space
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    362 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017
    2017-08-01 15:55 United States
    ID and exemplary performance?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    158 Cristina Algaze
    Architect. LEED AP BD+C.
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017
    2017-08-01 12:45 United States
    Rainwater Management question
    in Schools-NC-v4: Rainwater management
    2 Karen Darley
    Project Manager
    MK Consulting Engineers
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017
    2017-08-01 12:22 United States
    Rainwater Management question
    in Schools-NC-v4: Rainwater management
    2 Karen Darley
    Project Manager
    MK Consulting Engineers
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017
    2017-08-01 11:15 United States
    Powder products mixed with water on site application
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    561 Ranya Metwalli Shields
    LEED AP BD+C, CEM
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017
    2017-08-01 05:45 Kuwait
    Powder products mixed with water on site application
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    561 Ranya Metwalli Shields
    LEED AP BD+C, CEM
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017
    2017-08-01 05:40 Kuwait

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