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    RE: Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    883 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: External lights Interpretation 10236
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,567 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    IEQp1 using indoor packaged DX units
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Edgar Arevalo
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Auto Service/Repair
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    225 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Can't create an ID point for this credit
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    54 Alfonzo Collins
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Hot-Rolled Structural Steel - MRc4 Products
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    500 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Minimum Ventialtion Rates: Locker Rooms
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    826 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    116 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
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    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Bangladesh
    RE: Lighting boundary SSc6 in new
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    14 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Wood floor coating VOC limit
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    463 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: EAP2 Form "Check Compliance" problem
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    49 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Existing Building Flooring Reuse
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    325 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Greece
    RE: Compliance?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    39 Jennifer Watters
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    206 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    883 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: External lights Interpretation 10236
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,567 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    IEQp1 using indoor packaged DX units
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Edgar Arevalo
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Auto Service/Repair
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    225 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Can't create an ID point for this credit
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    54 Alfonzo Collins
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Hot-Rolled Structural Steel - MRc4 Products
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    500 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Minimum Ventialtion Rates: Locker Rooms
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    826 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    116 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Bangladesh
    RE: Lighting boundary SSc6 in new
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    14 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Wood floor coating VOC limit
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    463 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Existing Building Flooring Reuse
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    325 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Greece
    RE: Compliance?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    39 Jennifer Watters
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Data Center in on Office building Energy Modelling Calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,127 esra özkonuksever
    architect green associate
    İltay Mimarlık
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Option 2
    in NC v2.2 MRc5: Regional Materials
    118 Diana Avalos
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Mexico
    RE: Filter Replacement
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    28 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: Dedicated exhaust system
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    320 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: Auditorium; lower illuminance level
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    24 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: Submeters to measure AND RECORD energy use
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    132 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    RE: Checking ESC plan at design stage?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    230 Yodi Danusastro
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Indonesia
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    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    15 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    ASHRAE 90.1 Chilled Beams Compliance
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    151 Federico Taboada
    Architect
    ECOSTUDIOXV
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: selecting the correct rating system in v.2009
    in What LEED rating system to use?
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    RE: "Single Site" requirement for a Master Site?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    499 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    United States
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    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    623 MKK LEED
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Colombia
    RE: Purchased Energy Rate
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    59 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Store
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    1 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: PUBLISHED ACP DOCUMENTATION GUIDANCE FOR PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE US
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    159 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
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    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Changing Innovative Design Credits during Review Process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    622 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Shopping mall and Community Connectivity
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    29 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    Not what I would have expected
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Test
    3 Amy Boyce
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Sunset date for LEED 2009 and incentives for using LEED v4
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Taryn Holowka
    VP, Marketing & Communications, LEED AP
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Peak and Daily Average Transient
    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    11 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    9 Damien Boylan
    TMP
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    RE: Great concept, poor execution
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    36 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    RE: LEED Canada 2009 Letter Templates (LLT)
    in LEED Canada Forum
    42 Peak Longhorn
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    IEQp1 using indoor packaged DX units
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Edgar Arevalo
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Data Center in on Office building Energy Modelling Calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,127 esra özkonuksever
    architect green associate
    İltay Mimarlık
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    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    116 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
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    SS - Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    60 LEEDHll Y
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
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    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Existing Building Flooring Reuse
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    325 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
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    Option 2
    in NC v2.2 MRc5: Regional Materials
    118 Diana Avalos
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
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    ASHRAE 90.1 Chilled Beams Compliance
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    151 Federico Taboada
    Architect
    ECOSTUDIOXV
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    United States
    Regional Materials - Steel
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    63 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    Counters
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    295 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    water use per instrument tray requirements table
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    1 Michael Burton
    SR Manager, Project Planning Design
    STERIS
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    adjustable Dual Flush valve
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    112 Mohammed Faisal Kalaigar
    LEED AP(BD+C)
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
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    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    113 Bernardo Ruiz Montoya
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    ETS During Construction
    in NC-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    1 Laurie Winter
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    Canada
    Golf Course
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    12 Andrea Hidalgo
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    Runoff/Gully Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    372 Tamary Alvarez
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    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    United States
    IEQp1 using indoor packaged DX units
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Edgar Arevalo
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
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    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    139 Roxanne Button AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP
    Architect & Sustainable Design Consultant
    Design Synergies Architecture P.C.
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    Existing Building Flooring Reuse
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    325 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    Greece
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    Data Center in on Office building Energy Modelling Calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,127 esra özkonuksever
    architect green associate
    İltay Mimarlık
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    2014-12-19 08:38 Turkey
    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    116 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    2014-12-19 08:07 Bangladesh
    New Construction vs Major Renovation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,567 Ritwik Kakati
    Dagher Engineering, PLLC
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 17:31 United States
    Can't create an ID point for this credit
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    54 Alfonzo Collins
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 16:37 United States
    Existing Building Flooring Reuse
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    325 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 15:30 Greece
    Option 2
    in NC v2.2 MRc5: Regional Materials
    118 Diana Avalos
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 12:48 Mexico
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    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Aparna Maladkar
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    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Aparna Maladkar
    Miss
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 10:05 United Kingdom
    signed lease agreement question
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    Jacobs Engineering
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    Filter Replacement
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    28 Andrew Ellsworth
    Ellsworth Building Portfolio Services
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
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    ASHRAE 90.1 Chilled Beams Compliance
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    151 Federico Taboada
    Architect
    ECOSTUDIOXV
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 18:58 United States
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 14:05 Sweden
    How to prove compliance with Mechanical Ventilation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,567 Praveen Raj
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    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 04:53 India
    Submeters to measure AND RECORD energy use
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    132 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 04:44 Sweden
    Lighting boundary SSc6 in new
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    14 Ilse Dijkstra-Nugteren
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 04:18 Netherlands
    Heat gain originating from hooded equipment in energy modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,567 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 02:16 Thailand
    VAV Fan control for baseline system 6
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    2,567 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 23:37 Thailand
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    2 Vada Kornegay
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 16:49 United States
    ETS During Construction
    in NC-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    1 Laurie Winter
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    2014-12-16 16:17 Canada

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