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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Waste classified
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    376 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    276 Yaser Al Sharif
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Our project site is both previously developed and not.
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    64 Mathilda Jonsson
    Environmental Certification Engineer (LEED AP BD+C)
    Skanska
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Sweden
    RE: G3.1.1 Exception for system 3
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,845 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    19 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Is this Pilot credit closed?
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    59 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    n/a
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    898 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    RE: Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    683 Charles Nepps
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    Core and Shell Scope & Tenant Scope
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    36 Usama Eita
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    557 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    443 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: LEED ND registration questions
    in PIf2: Project Timeline
    8 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Transients Again
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Lead Paint
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    55 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Recycled content as regional material
    in Schools 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    34 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Jul 28, 2014
    RE: Playing fields exclusion NC 2009
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Urinals and Water Closets
    in EBOM 2009 MRc8: Solid Waste Management—Durable Goods
    42 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Thu, Jul 24, 2014
    RE: Calculation of replacement cost
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    81 Susie Spivey-Tilson
    Project Management Sustainability Services
    CBRE
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: Example confusion in Ref Guide
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - facility maintenance and renovation
    3 Lorne Mlotek
    BASc., LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    LeadingGREEN Training and Consulting Inc, Viridis EC LLC
    Wed, Jul 16, 2014
    RE: Permanent Preservation Area X Habitat
    in ND-v2009: Site design for habitat or wetland and water body conservation
    6 Karyn Rodrigues
    Architect consultant, LEED AP-ND, BD+C
    Wed, Jul 16, 2014
    RE: RP credits for International Projects
    in CI-v4: Regional priority
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
    RE: Performance period falls in between 2 different years
    in EBOM 2009 IOc3: Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015
    Non Regularly Occupied Spaces
    in CI 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    29 James Keohane, PE LEED BD+C CxA CPMP
    Sustainability and Commissioning Consultant
    Sustainable Engineering Concepts, LLC
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Outdoor Airflow Measurement
    in NC v2.2 EQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    19 Eduardo Carlo
    Energy Engineer
    UPM Group
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Rational Method
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    35 MKK LEED
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    CS MPR2: reclaimed land without development previously
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    3 Vivien Wong
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: calculating FTE
    in Schools-NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    RE: Concrete Sediment Control
    in NC v2.2 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    33 michelle bombeck
    Project Assistant
    O'Brien & Company
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: Residential grade dishwasher in breakroom
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    10 Webly Bowles
    Associate Principal
    Green Building Services
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    RE: LEED-Healthcare: EAc5 M&V Exemplary Performance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Measurement and verification
    3 Megan Shelby
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    Base ratios for DC
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    RE: Educational Program
    in Healthcare-v2009: Innovation in design
    2 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Jun 24, 2014
    RE: Preferred parking also equipped with charging station
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    61 Deborah Ebersole
    Principal
    Studio D Consulting + Design
    Fri, Jun 20, 2014
    RE: Medical gases
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    19 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Jun 20, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Re: Facility Alterations and Additions
    in Facility Alterations and Additions
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Jun 14, 2011
    Pl information
    in Front End Project Information - LEED online PI f1, PI f2, PI f3, PI f4
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 13, 2011
    ACP
    in Additional Details - interpretation
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 8, 2011
    Reopening a design phase credit - by Marcus Hanlon
    Tue, Jun 7, 2011
    From USGBC Website
    in Bank - branches
    1 Candace Small
    Thu, Jun 2, 2011
    Comments
    in Mixed Used Development Certification
    1 Candace Small
    Wed, Jun 1, 2011
    vinyl windows in LEED
    in pvc windows and cooling towers
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 1, 2011
    wow! also heard ASHRAE is
    in LEED Professional Exams Now Available in French
    1 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Wed, Jun 1, 2011
    Re: Documentation Time for Credits
    in Documentation Time for Credits
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Fri, May 27, 2011
    D&C credit designations
    in Design and construction phase
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, May 27, 2011
    RE: contact GBCI
    in LEED Fees - Payment method
    2 Puteri Shireen Jahnkassim
    consultant
    EAG Consulting Sdn Bhd
    Wed, May 25, 2011
    MRc4 forum and information
    in submittal Template
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, May 23, 2011
    RE: MPRs on small adjacent buildings
    in Industrial Plant LEED Certification
    10 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, May 23, 2011
    RE: v2.1 certification
    in Submitting Documentation for LEED NC v2.1 - With Today's Reviewers
    2 Maria Fiorelli
    Lorax Partnerships, LLC
    Fri, May 20, 2011
    RE: LEED-EBOM
    in Reregistering a Project
    2 Emma Sanborn
    Fri, May 20, 2011
    USGBC customer service
    in project owner's name changed
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, May 20, 2011
    LEED certification for zoo
    in New Exhibit Problem
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, May 20, 2011
    phased construction and LEED certification
    in Impact of project construction phasing on LEED submittal?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 19, 2011
    keeping LEED records
    in Keeping and MAintaining records after LEED Certification
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 19, 2011
    RE: Bed Formatting
    in Incongruous DES District Steam Policy
    2 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Sat, Jul 30, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Fri, Aug 22, 2014
    United States
    Daily Occupancy for a cinema
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    Mexico
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    RE: Default Gravel SRI Values
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    278 Charles Nepps
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    EAp1
    in NC v2.2 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    46 Donald Green
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integrated Environmental Solutions
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    n/a
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    898 Stella Stella
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    RE: Transients Again
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    RE: Airflow measuring devices
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    250 Stella Stella
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    WEp1 and c1: Indoor Water Use Reduction
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    China
    RE: CI: ID+C Project: Innovation in Design Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    146 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    Scope of landlord change
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    96 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 9 Episode 18 - KUWTK 9x18
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Jo Ann Wadler
    Sun, Aug 17, 2014
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Sun, Aug 17, 2014
    Recycled cork can contribute to achieve MRc6?
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    50 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Thu, Aug 14, 2014
    Portugal
    RE: n/a
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    527 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Aug 14, 2014
    RE: Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    61 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Thu, Aug 14, 2014
    n/a
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    898 Stella Stella
    Thu, Aug 14, 2014
    RE: Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    115 Maria Rozatti
    Sustainability Consultant, LEED AP O+M
    Sustentech
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Locationsort icon
    construction completion date is outside of performance period
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    39 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 14:15 United States
    On-site exercise facilities on a corporate campus
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    56 Sara Curlee
    BWBR
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 15:38 United States
    Does CI fit into BD+C?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 12:43 United States
    Hi all,
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,845 Visu Boj
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 05:57 Bangladesh
    Seeking more clarity on active vs, passive storage
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 03:04 United States
    Basement lobbies
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    898 Marni Punt
    Associate
    Aurecon
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 04:48 South Africa
    WEp1 for Shopping Center
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    527 Nate Steeber
    Project Manager, Sustainability
    Sol design + consulting
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    2015-04-09 11:18 United States
    FSC Certified Plywood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    442 Andy Prestridge
    Project Engineer
    R & O Construction Co.
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    2015-04-09 10:35 United States
    Pressure loss calculation
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    355 Yaser Al Sharif
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 09:15 Jordan
    Sediment Basin dimensioning
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    254 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 13:22 Uruguay
    definition "nighttime hours"
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    33 Jens Apel
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 08:53 Switzerland
    Energy Modeling In a High bay Industrial area + Office
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,845 Marcelo Maciel de Santa Helena
    Eficiente Gestão de Engenharia e Projetos
    Tue, Apr 7, 2015
    2015-04-07 23:07 Brazil
    Semi-permanent streams
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    254 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Apr 7, 2015
    2015-04-07 18:08 Uruguay
    NC-2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    249 Bouygues Sustainability
    Sustainability Manager
    Bouygues Bâtiment International
    Tue, Apr 7, 2015
    2015-04-07 19:10 Cuba
    Project on Hold
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Nereyda Rodriguez
    Director of Sustainable Design
    Miller Dyer Spears
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 14:04 United States
    C&S 2009 Retail tenant space
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    35 London Huenefeld
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 14:22 United States
    SHGC Value ASHRAE 90.1-2007
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,845 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    2015-04-09 07:17 Thailand
    Tricky project - NC, C&S or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    2015-04-09 10:02 Sweden
    MR c7 forms
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    442 Mark Ramsey
    Tahiti Cabinets Inc.
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 19:16 United States
    Pressure drop adjustment factor with DOAS System
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    265 Curtis Clark
    Director of Sustainability Services
    GSBS Architects
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 16:21 United States

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