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    Natural Ventilation in Apartment Buildings
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,033 Sunayana Jain
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    90.1-2007 G3.1.1 exception d vs 90.1-2010 exception c
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    95 Cory Duggin
    Energy Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    RE: Is LEED Fellow worth it?
    in LEED AP Specialities: Should You Get One?
    35 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    RE: Comprehensive transportation management plan - behavioral change
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    307 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    RE: Option 2- "Waste" reduction
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    22 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    RE: building area method
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,468 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    RE: CxA contract
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    43 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    Recycling estimates from similar projects
    in CS v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    RE: Appeal after final review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    803 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    Major renovation for NC and C&S
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    789 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    RE: lots and lots of comments...!
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    19 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    Vertically attached - clarifications
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    206 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    RE: Signage Comment
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    455 Helen Kessler
    President
    HJKessler Associates
    Sun, May 29, 2016
    RE: Cold Climate
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    312 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, May 28, 2016
    RE: Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    8 Wolfgang Werner
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Natural Ventilation in Apartment Buildings
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,033 Sunayana Jain
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    90.1-2007 G3.1.1 exception d vs 90.1-2010 exception c
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    95 Cory Duggin
    Energy Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    RE: Comprehensive transportation management plan - behavioral change
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    307 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    RE: Option 2- "Waste" reduction
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    22 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    RE: building area method
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,468 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    RE: CxA contract
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    43 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    Recycling estimates from similar projects
    in CS v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    Vertically attached - clarifications
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    206 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    RE: Signage Comment
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    455 Helen Kessler
    President
    HJKessler Associates
    Sun, May 29, 2016
    RE: Cold Climate
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    312 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, May 28, 2016
    RE: Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    8 Wolfgang Werner
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    348 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    EPA CGP 2003/2012
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    11 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: 2 buildings = 100% = 5 points?
    in ND-v4: Certified green buildings
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: No-off street parking
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: SLLc6 in v2009 vs v4 - no slopes do/don't qualify?
    in ND-v4: Steep slope protection
    3 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Flat land
    in ND Plan-v4: Steep slope protection
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Multistorey car park
    in ND Plan-v4: Solar orientation
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Appeal after final review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    803 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    Major renovation for NC and C&S
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    789 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    14 Mohammad Kamali
    UBC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    new ACP featuring Dynamic Plaque
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    37 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    new Alternative Compliance Path
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: LEED-GA as a student
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    70 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: Mix LEED NC and LEED CS within LEED Campus?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    559 Nena Elise
    Mon, May 23, 2016
    United States
    RE: elevator question
    in Attaining credits through advanced elevator technology?
    8 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Fri, May 20, 2016
    RE: LEED Dynamic Plaque vs EB Recertification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    15 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    Deadline for Construction Review
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    4 Mandy Bordeaux
    Architect
    MSKTD
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    United States
    RE: precerticfiation
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    39 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, May 6, 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.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    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
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Natural Ventilation in Apartment Buildings
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,033 Sunayana Jain
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    90.1-2007 G3.1.1 exception d vs 90.1-2010 exception c
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    95 Cory Duggin
    Energy Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    Recycling estimates from similar projects
    in CS v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    Major renovation for NC and C&S
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    789 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    Vertically attached - clarifications
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    206 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    EPA CGP 2003/2012
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    11 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    United States
    testing by ISO 16000
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - flooring systems
    1 Anna Cogo
    Nativa S.r.l SB
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    10 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Malaysia
    RE: Credit 7.1 and 7.2
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    291 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Major renovation for NC and C&S
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    789 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    Malaysia
    RE: Credit 7.1 and 7.2
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    291 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    new ACP featuring Dynamic Plaque
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    37 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    new Alternative Compliance Path
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    Occupant's training manual
    in Homes-v4: Education of homeowner, tenant, or building manager
    1 Phil Vanderloo
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    Sat, May 21, 2016
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    1 Sophie Brauer
    Architect MAA
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    in Retail-NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Accounting Accounting
    Controller
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    Thu, May 19, 2016
    Canada
    Innovation in Design credit - Low Mercury Lighting
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    607 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    Canada
    n/a
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    77 Anastasia Makarenko
    EcoStandard
    Thu, May 19, 2016
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    Natural Ventilation in Apartment Buildings
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,033 Sunayana Jain
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    2016-05-31 14:52 United States
    Recycling estimates from similar projects
    in CS v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
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    building area method
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,468 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Sun, May 29, 2016
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    Energy Modeling using “HAP”
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,468 Muzamil Rafique
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    2016-05-27 02:50 Pakistan
    Three buildings, one garden
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    2016-05-26 14:16 United States
    No-off street parking
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Elena Verani
    LEED AP
    Deerns
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    2016-05-26 06:50 Italy
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    10 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Wed, May 25, 2016
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    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    291 Erin Holdenried
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    AECOM
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    2016-05-25 17:11 United States
    Greenguard
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    497 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    2016-05-25 10:25 Greece
    School Building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,468 SaMI S
    Wed, May 25, 2016
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    95 Helena Garcia
    Bioconstruction
    Green Building Management
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    2016-05-25 06:08 Spain
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 23:15 Malaysia
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    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    803 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
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    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 17:32 United States
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,468 Vipul Babriya
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    Tue, May 24, 2016
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    Bus service in opposite directions
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    2 Bryan Finnegan
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 14:43 United States
    existing not occupied parts
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,265 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 10:59 Italy
    Comprehensive transportation management plan - behavioral change
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    307 Jiri Dobias
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 10:50 Belgium
    LEED-GA as a student
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    70 PRATIK KUMAR
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    Integrative Pilot Credit - Design or Construction Credit
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    12 Sarah Corbitt
    LS3P Associates LTD
    Mon, May 23, 2016
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    CxA contract
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    43 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
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    2016-05-23 09:03 Poland

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