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    Hospital water use?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    108 Tommy Linstroth
    Principal
    Trident Sustainability Group
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    RE: Floorscore
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    316 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    LED lamps
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    1 Karim Farah
    Sustainability Manager / USGBC Faculty
    Dar Al-Handasah
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    Lessons learned
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    2 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Building Components
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    334 Keith Lindemulder
    Environmental Business Development- LEED AP BD&C
    Nucor
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    RE: Speciality
    in EBOM-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    EP - Option 3
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    4 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    IEQp1 in international settings
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    782 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    AC Duct Adhesive
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    388 Neeraj Kapoor
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Tenant spaces
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    840 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Projects with Several Physically Distinct Structures
    in NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    2 Inés Alomar
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Inquiry about the meaning of exterior entrances
    in ND-v2009: Mixed-use neighborhood centers
    11 Shahram Khaksarian
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    Cheaper to re-write the exam
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    45 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    Must have VAV system for Option 1?
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    322 Dave Intner
    Firmitas Architecture & Planning
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Chiller Efficiency: With Errata?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,387 Johannes Hopf
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Hospital water use?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    108 Tommy Linstroth
    Principal
    Trident Sustainability Group
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    RE: Floorscore
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    316 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    LED lamps
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    1 Karim Farah
    Sustainability Manager / USGBC Faculty
    Dar Al-Handasah
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    Building Components
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    334 Keith Lindemulder
    Environmental Business Development- LEED AP BD&C
    Nucor
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    RE: Speciality
    in EBOM-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    EP - Option 3
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    4 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    IEQp1 in international settings
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    782 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    AC Duct Adhesive
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    388 Neeraj Kapoor
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Tenant spaces
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    840 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Projects with Several Physically Distinct Structures
    in NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    2 Inés Alomar
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Inquiry about the meaning of exterior entrances
    in ND-v2009: Mixed-use neighborhood centers
    11 Shahram Khaksarian
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    Cheaper to re-write the exam
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    45 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    Must have VAV system for Option 1?
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    322 Dave Intner
    Firmitas Architecture & Planning
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    RE: Prescriptive Method Questions Cont'd
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    627 Jim Weiner, AIA
    principal
    collaborative project consulting
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Matting
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning policy
    2 Louise Taillon
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    RE: Environmental Product Declarations
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Task Lighting
    in EBOM-v4: Interior lighting
    1 Katie Raymond
    Sustainability Project Manager
    DTZ
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Sample site plan
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    547 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    School Crosswalk
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    141 Carol Liebst
    Design Engineer
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    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Lessons learned
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    2 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Why not GA?
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    61 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    RE: Can I change the project name?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    583 Hernando Miranda
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    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Calculating FTEs
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Sherry Bonelli
    LEED Project Manager/Consultant
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    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    United States
    Commissioning and CO
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    128 Paulina Marinkovic
    Sustainability Manager LEED AP O&M
    Samba Energy
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    RE: CS for a single tenant build-to-suit
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    611 Ben Tucker
    Vice President / Consulting & Strategic Planning / LEED AP+
    Chapman Construction/Design
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Expedite the Appeal Proccess?
    in Review Appeal
    31 bayard fenwick
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    LEED Canada SS Credit 6.1 - Stormwater - Cistern Sizing
    in LEED Canada Forum
    41 Meghan MacSween
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    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Liechtenstein - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Luxembourg - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Monaco - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Netherlands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Portugal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    San Marino - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Slovenia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Spain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vatican City - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    840 João Costa
    Engineer
    ETRIA
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    Brazil
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    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    1 Karim Farah
    Sustainability Manager / USGBC Faculty
    Dar Al-Handasah
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    Fire Department Practice Burn
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    334 Brian Leet
    Freeman French Freeman
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    United States
    Shuttle service definition?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    203 Melissa Hill
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Site lighting calculations
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    840 charles bell
    principal
    theGreenTeam, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    United States
    Hi. Can some one from the
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    45 Neetika Parmar
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    61 Sarah Vella
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    DIVA day conference in Seattle - October 2nd 2014
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    627 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Task Lighting
    in EBOM-v4: Interior lighting
    1 Katie Raymond
    Sustainability Project Manager
    DTZ
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    FTEs and Total Daily Uses for Showers
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    214 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
    LEED AP BD+C
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    Mexico
    WEp1 and c1: Indoor Water Use Reduction
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    China
    Combined Density
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Mixed feelings about numbering
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Argentina
    Required Manufacturer Documentation for Option 3
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    7 Randy Van Straaten
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    United States
    Paking covering
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    235 Julie Chagas
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Short-term bicycle
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    6 Flavia Marques
    Ramboll
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Qatar
    25ft of entrace located near corner of building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    94 Mary Grace Wong
    Miss
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    Canada
    Design System Primary supply Airflow (Vpsd)
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    782 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    Interconnecting Staircase
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    28 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    LEED v4 Quick Reference - faults
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    128 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
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    Glazing specifications for existing building
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    840 João Costa
    Engineer
    ETRIA
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    LED lamps
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    1 Karim Farah
    Sustainability Manager / USGBC Faculty
    Dar Al-Handasah
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    Modeling Heat Reclaim in EAp2 v2009
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,387 Mario S.
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    2014-09-30 02:17 Lebanon
    Fire Department Practice Burn
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    334 Brian Leet
    Freeman French Freeman
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    2014-09-29 16:43 United States
    Site lighting calculations
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    840 charles bell
    principal
    theGreenTeam, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    2014-09-29 09:33 United States
    FTEs and Total Daily Uses for Showers
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    214 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
    LEED AP BD+C
    SINERGI Integrated Building Sciences, LLC
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    2014-09-26 13:07 Mexico
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    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    47 Amy Harmon
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    2014-09-26 09:23 United States
    Typical TSS measures from Sedum roofing
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    164 Andreas Soederberg
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
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    WEp1 and c1: Indoor Water Use Reduction
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
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    SSc4.3 Option 2: How long must charge stations be installed ?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    351 Kimberlyn Caoagas
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 15:16 United States
    FTE Consistency Pertaining to IEQp1
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    782 Spencer Eldredge
    Associate Engineer
    Weston Solutions, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 14:49 United States
    Mixed feelings about numbering
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 14:36 Argentina
    Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 14:21 United States
    Line of Site into Multi-Story Dorm & Ceiling Mounted Glazing
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    547 Sara Zoumbaris
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 13:40 United States
    Required Manufacturer Documentation for Option 3
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    7 Randy Van Straaten
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 12:41 United States
    LPD in future spaces for Energy Model
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    442 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 11:41 United States
    Short-term bicycle
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    6 Flavia Marques
    Ramboll
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 10:39 Qatar
    Non-default shower use
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    214 Susannah Goddard
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 04:22 United Kingdom
    Number of transients for FTE calculation
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Sunanda Swain, LEED Green Associate, PQP
    Environment and Sustainability Consultant
    MAHY Khoory - Creative Solutions
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 02:44 United Arab Emirates
    Modeling OA with Demand control ventilation
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    840 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 00:57 Vietnam

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