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    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    41 P Hariharan
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    India
    RE: Timeline to File an Appeal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    786 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    RE: Still time to upgrade from LEED v2.2 to LEED NC 2009?
    in Upgrade to LEED 2009? How to Choose for Your Project
    20 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    15 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Existing Insulated Glass Units
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,047 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Two sets of double doors count as one entry?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    32 Steven Jones
    Vice President
    Quinn Evans Architects
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Meeting the credit intent
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the project team
    4 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    628 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    187 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Energy Process
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Ecotect Daylight Autonomy and Insolation levels Analysis
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    44 Isabel Santos
    S+A Green Lab
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Portugal
    RE: Dormitory as support building
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Alan Scott
    Director
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bamboo Flooring to be considered in certified wood calculations
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    481 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bangladesh
    RE: Decomposed Granite
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    24 Alejandro Tangassi
    Mr.
    TAAGBUILD
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    RE: Group approach
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    555 Subramaniam Chandrasekaran
    SSS Consultants
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    India
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: How to draw the 11 degree line to calculate unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    41 P Hariharan
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    India
    Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    15 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Existing Insulated Glass Units
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,047 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Two sets of double doors count as one entry?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    32 Steven Jones
    Vice President
    Quinn Evans Architects
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Meeting the credit intent
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the project team
    4 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    628 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    187 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Energy Process
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Ecotect Daylight Autonomy and Insolation levels Analysis
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    44 Isabel Santos
    S+A Green Lab
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Portugal
    RE: Dormitory as support building
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Alan Scott
    Director
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bamboo Flooring to be considered in certified wood calculations
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    481 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bangladesh
    RE: Decomposed Granite
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    24 Alejandro Tangassi
    Mr.
    TAAGBUILD
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Changes to Campus Boundary?
    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
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Timeline to File an Appeal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    786 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    RE: Group approach
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    555 Subramaniam Chandrasekaran
    SSS Consultants
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    India
    RE: LEED NC: MR or LEED EBOM
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    784 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Sat, Apr 23, 2016
    Benchmarking document
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    13 Brian Ward
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    LEED for Homes Training in Europe
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    151 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    Spain
    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.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new LEED Online forum
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    19 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new forum for LEED Online updates
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    138 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: The cost of Certification
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    128 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
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    Wed, Apr 6, 2016
    Argentina
    FTE and LEED boundary - LEED CI (v4)
    in Calculating FTEs
    207 Anna de Anguera
    Architect
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    United States
    Tenant Lease Agreement Details
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    29 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    Core and Shell Certification
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    38 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    LEED ND Review options
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    4 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    Egypt
    RE: Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    57 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 24, 2016
    RE: should an aerobics area be multi-occupant for IEQc6.2?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    45 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Mar 23, 2016
    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Argentina
    Submitting for a CIR or LEED Interpretation
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    30 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    United States
    RE: MBTU = 1 million BTU, which is also MMBTU
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    71 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    RE: Recert vs. new Cert
    in Recertification
    64 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Mar 1, 2016
    Re-Appeal for a data center
    in Review Appeal
    38 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Feb 17, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    15 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    Two sets of double doors count as one entry?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    32 Steven Jones
    Vice President
    Quinn Evans Architects
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Meeting the credit intent
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the project team
    4 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    187 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    Bamboo Flooring to be considered in certified wood calculations
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    481 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bangladesh
    Changes to Campus Boundary?
    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
    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
    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
    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
    substitution in v2009
    in CS v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Hannah Silver
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    Changes to Campus Boundary?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    232 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    Tenant submetering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    51 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater: EDGE Auditor
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    420 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    Waste Stream Study: Address top 4 only, or any 4 out of the 5?
    in Retail-NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Faun Carlson
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    Waste Stream Audit
    in EBOM-v4: Ongoing purchasing and waste policy
    12 Trevor Anderson
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    How to draw the 11 degree line to identify unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v4: Quality Views
    1 P Hariharan
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    LEED CI 2009 _ MR Cr1.1_Tenant Space- Long Term Commitment
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    40 Kusha Dogra Sehgal
    Aecom
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    Thailand
    Non-direct Purchase Item
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    104 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    Japan
    Non-direct Purchase Item
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    104 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    Japan
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    420 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
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    LEED ND with Buildings Under Construction
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    CH2M
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    2015-03-16 05:32 Qatar
    Interstitial or Interior Blinds
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,262 Sandra Lester
    CEO
    Affecting Change Inc.
    Sat, Mar 14, 2015
    2015-03-14 10:38 Canada
    Does Revit daylight analysis satisfy CaGBC for IEQc8.1
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    698 ben chouinard
    Fri, Mar 13, 2015
    2015-03-13 18:06 Canada
    Energy Modelling Issues
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    2015-03-16 12:36 United States
    Access Point to an Active Freight Rail Line
    in Warehouses-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    2 Jonathan Payne
    Sustainability Analyst
    Liberty Property Trust
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    2015-03-16 13:24 United States
    Cleaning Requirements for bathroom demo
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    27 Megan Bove
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    2015-03-17 08:43 United States
    Low Mercury Lamps
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    2015-03-16 15:05 United States
    DES for school campus
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,047 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Fri, Mar 13, 2015
    2015-03-13 04:37 China
    Costs of LEED NC v LEED EBOM
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    82 Adi Negara, LEED AP BD+C
    Green Building Facilitator
    PT. Indonesia Environment Consultant
    Fri, Mar 13, 2015
    2015-03-13 03:49 Indonesia
    Water Chiller and relative Pumps-System 8
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    2015-03-12 06:43 Italy
    LEED Site Border verses Open Space Border
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    35 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015
    2015-03-11 17:00 United States
    Re-submission for Design Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    786 Madhura Dhayagude
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    2015-03-12 13:53 United States
    Sharing my BD+C exam tips!
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Exam
    10 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    2015-03-12 16:34 United States
    Regularly Occupied Space
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    8 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    2015-03-12 20:48 United States
    Atypical Fixture on a Floor with 0 FTE
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    280 Alexis Thompson
    Sustainability Specialist
    Sellen Construction Company
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    2015-03-12 18:56 United States
    Material and Resource Calculator
    in CI 2009 MRc3.2: Materials Reuse—Furniture and Furnishings
    60 Patrick Blees
    CMA
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    2015-03-17 11:37 United States
    Shipping Room
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    215 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    2015-03-17 11:44 Egypt
    Uplight - Option 2 Calculation method
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    57 Yvonne Fan
    Lighting Designer
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    2015-03-18 17:06 United States
    LEED Credit Timeline
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    786 Brenna Martin-Shaffer
    Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    2015-03-18 17:00 United States
    Demolition of existing building
    in Schools 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    16 Matthew Heaton
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    2015-03-18 15:44 United States

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