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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Inclusion of Existing Non-certified Wood in the Calculation?
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    506 Ian Oliver Malinay
    LEED AP BD+C, / Mechanical Engr., / Plumbing Engr.
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    Baseline Ratios
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    14 Kena David
    Sustainability Manager
    BCCI Construction Company
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    United States
    PDF v4 Reference Guides Updated with July 2017 Addenda
    in Essential LEED Interpretations, Addenda, and Rating System Updates
    3 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    Base building HVAC Efficiency and Baseline & Proposed WWR
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    45 Samantha Davidson
    Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    United States
    RE: Trips
    in CI-v4: Access to quality transit
    14 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: Garage ventilation - Baseline
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,126 Hirav Joshi
    Energy Engineer
    WSP USA
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    LEED management for multi-prime contractor project
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    664 Christopher Gutsche
    Principal
    Ecosmith Architecture & Consulting
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    United States
    RE: EPD Credits - Exemplary Performance
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    118 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: LEED CI v3 - Ofice - Energy Model. Please Advise
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    471 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: DES Path 2 Engineering Analysis for Losses
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    262 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: Change the Location/Alter Something After Standard Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    893 Ian Oliver Malinay
    LEED AP BD+C, / Mechanical Engr., / Plumbing Engr.
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: Project Currently Running at 10 Cyc - Am I eligible for 3 pts
    in EBOM-v4: Cooling tower water use
    10 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    RE: Occupant Comfort Survey
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    40 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    RE: Construction Activity pollution prevention inspections
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    22 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    RE: lengths of the permanent entryway systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    31 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    On-site or off-site separation
    in Homes-v4: Construction waste management
    3 Amrit Kaur
    Association for Energy Affordability
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017
    United States
    RE: Ergonomic Standards
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    49 Faun Carlson
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017
    RE: Railway station
    in ND-v2009: Transit facilities
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017
    RE: Residence Hall 24 hour Use Spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    663 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017
    Existing Chillers in Basement (not in project boundary)
    in CI-v4: Fundamental refrigerant management
    2 Heather Zeto
    President
    Platinum Earth, LLC
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017
    United States
    RE: material streams
    in CI-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    10 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017
    Mixed Mode Ventilation for Apartment Kitchens
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,109 Neil Sen
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017
    United States
    RE: Conflict of interest?
    in NC-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    26 Dale Walsh
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017
    Steel Studs vs. Track
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    52 Johanna Huddle
    Architectural Designer
    Cornerstone Architects
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017
    United States
    Pilot Credit - Forum Participation
    in EBOM-2009: Integrative Process
    1 Faun Carlson
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017
    United States
    New LEED building within existing LEED project site boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    259 Krissy Buck
    Architect
    LRK, Inc.
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017
    United States
    RE: ASHRAE Guideline 0 2005 or newer?
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    85 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017
    RE: Shades and blinds
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    77 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017
    RE: Views
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    454 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017
    RE: office building
    in Retail-NC-v4: Water metering
    7 Muzammal Abbas LEED AP (BD+C)
    MEP Engineer
    Pakistan Green Building Council
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017
    RE: Lack of PPM data plus suggestions for improvement
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    26 Jared Jensen
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Shultz + Associates Architects
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    Commercial Kitchen and Gym Equipment
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    13 Alexander Spilger
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    United States
    RE: 2 Issues
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    16 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    Window-sill
    in NC-v4: Quality views
    5 Antonio Macedo Filho
    Director
    EcoBuilding Consultoria
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    Brazil
    green spec
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    329 Lisa Logan
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Noresco
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Sunset date for v3 certification
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    141 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    RE: GBCI Increases LEED Fees! - 12/1/2016
    in LEED registration and certification fees
    9 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Thu, May 4, 2017
    RE: 2009 Initial Certification -> v4 Recertification?
    in LEED Recertification
    70 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Thu, May 4, 2017
    LEED AP Homes v4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    19 Mugdha Mokashi
    Fri, Dec 23, 2016
    LEED Dynamic Plaque- Anyone using it for EBOM recertification?
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    38 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Sustainability Coordinator
    City of Virginia Beach
    Tue, Dec 13, 2016
    United States
    Profitability from great process is not just for LEED
    in LEED Project Management Software
    3 Karen Tucker
    co-CEO
    iLiv
    Fri, Nov 18, 2016
    Congratulations 2016 LEED Fellows - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    RE: LEED Green Associate Exam!!! Leedv4
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    72 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, May 12, 2017
    RE: *sensationalism alert*!
    in Does LEED v4 Ban PVC?
    12 joel longstreth
    Marketing Manager
    brentwood plastics
    Mon, Aug 1, 2016
    Selection of Leed certification
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    7 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Trinidad and Tobago
    ECp2 and c1 - Location of this Addendum?
    in Highlights from the LEED-EBOM addenda
    2 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    16 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    RE: parking demand vs 1000sf or vs employees
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    37 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Thu, Apr 20, 2017
    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
    new LEED Online forum
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: The cost of Certification
    in LEED for Healthcare forum
    128 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, May 4, 2017
    Argentina
    LEED ND Review options
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    4 SOHA YAMANI
    LEED Projects Coordinator
    Sustainable Solutions
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    Egypt
    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
    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: Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Compliance through furnished measurement
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    30 Jason Happe
    Director of Energy & Sustainability
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    United States
    CFD Model
    in Healthcare-v2009: Indoor chemical and pollutant source control
    23 Samantha Davidson
    Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    United States
    Non Roof only
    in CS v4: Heat island reduction
    10 Salam Salman
    GEC
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    Ireland
    Alternate Compliance path for EU projects: IEQc2
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    102 Shaily Rungta
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    V3 Pilot Credit for V4?
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    45 Johanna Huddle
    Architectural Designer
    Cornerstone Architects
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    United States
    Combined Purchasing
    in EBOM-v4: Ongoing purchasing and waste policy
    27 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    United States
    RE: DES Path 2 Engineering Analysis for Losses
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    262 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    View Preserving Shade
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Daylight and views - daylight
    1 Lon Stephenson
    Ware Malcomb
    Mon, Aug 14, 2017
    United States
    Rainwater Harvesting - Irrigation and Reclaimed Water?
    in EBOM-v4: Water metering
    3 ARDOR GREEN
    ARDOR ARCHITECTS
    Sat, Aug 12, 2017
    Vietnam
    Vulnerable Populations
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    9 Saxon Gibbs
    Atelier Ten
    Fri, Aug 11, 2017
    Option 3: Major component/take back system
    in CI-v4: Interiors life-cycle impact reduction
    15 Nicole Isle
    Chief Sustainability Strategist
    Glumac
    Fri, Aug 11, 2017
    Demand Response Program demands 50 kW reduction
    in NC-v4: Demand response
    20 Edgar Arevalo
    Fri, Aug 11, 2017
    United States
    IEQ c4.2 Paints - Laboratory tests according to SCAQMD Rule#1113
    in Schools IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    87 Andrea Tayah Esperão Malta de Campos
    Ms
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017
    Brazil
    Final Cleaning
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    163 Benjamin McGrath
    AECOM Hunt
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017
    United States
    Requesting clarification on compliance process - EA 2.1 and 2.2
    in Homes-v2008: Insulation
    1 Pournamasi Rath
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017
    United States
    Phased Flush Out
    in Schools-NC-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    1 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017
    United States
    Double- Counting of Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    5 Bharat Ravuru
    Assistant Manager
    JLL India
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017
    India
    CI clarification
    in MPR1: Must comply with environmental laws
    3 Hariraman R
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017
    Option 3: Major component/take back system
    in CI-v4: Interiors life-cycle impact reduction
    15 Nicole Isle
    Chief Sustainability Strategist
    Glumac
    Wed, Aug 9, 2017
    Fire Suppression water count as a candidate for Submetering?
    in CS v4: Water metering
    2 Jennifer Turchin
    Principal
    Coda Group Inc.
    Wed, Aug 9, 2017
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Budget Method
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    369 Lucy Williams
    Principal
    Lucy C. Williams, Architect
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017
    2017-08-17 09:47 United States
    R-Value for wall assembly
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,126 Sunil S
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017
    2017-08-17 00:57 United States
    Commercial Kitchen and Gym Equipment
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    13 Alexander Spilger
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    2017-08-16 18:22 United States
    ASHRAE Guideline 0 2005 or newer?
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    85 Walter Broner
    Architectural Specifications Designer
    BSD SoftLink
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    2017-08-16 17:52 United States
    Views
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    454 Antonio Macedo Filho
    Director
    EcoBuilding Consultoria
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    2017-08-16 16:31 Brazil
    Window-sill
    in NC-v4: Quality views
    5 Antonio Macedo Filho
    Director
    EcoBuilding Consultoria
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    2017-08-16 16:19 Brazil
    green spec
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    329 Lisa Logan
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Noresco
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    2017-08-16 15:37 United States
    Core Performance Guide
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,126 Tricia Loe
    Sustainable Concepts
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    2017-08-16 14:54 United States
    Shades and blinds
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    77 Antonio Macedo Filho
    Director
    EcoBuilding Consultoria
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    2017-08-16 13:07 Brazil
    Compliance through furnished measurement
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    30 Jason Happe
    Director of Energy & Sustainability
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    2017-08-16 12:47 United States
    CFD Model
    in Healthcare-v2009: Indoor chemical and pollutant source control
    23 Samantha Davidson
    Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    2017-08-16 12:39 United States
    Non Roof only
    in CS v4: Heat island reduction
    10 Salam Salman
    GEC
    Wed, Aug 16, 2017
    2017-08-16 11:40 Ireland
    material streams
    in CI-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    10 Sean Quinn
    Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    2017-08-15 20:13 United States
    V3 Pilot Credit for V4?
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    45 Johanna Huddle
    Architectural Designer
    Cornerstone Architects
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    2017-08-15 16:56 United States
    Combined Purchasing
    in EBOM-v4: Ongoing purchasing and waste policy
    27 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    2017-08-15 14:40 United States
    DES Path 2 Engineering Analysis for Losses
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    262 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    2017-08-15 14:37 United States
    DES Engineering Analyis to Determine Losses Path 2
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    262 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    2017-08-15 14:30 United States
    Residence Hall 24 hour Use Spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    663 lisa ferreira
    associate principal
    goody clancy
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    2017-08-15 10:01 United States
    Equipment as per table 6.8.1.A 90.1-2007
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,126 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    2017-08-15 09:50 Bulgaria
    Recycled Water
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    13 Samantha Davidson
    Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    2017-08-15 08:04 United States

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