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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Pre-development Conditions
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    233 Thiago Bondini
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Is the credit for during construction, or after envelope is up?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    125 Nena Elise
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    97 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Historic Building Cold Dark Shell
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    953 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Total construction cost
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Building Type
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    218 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: SS 4.4 No New Parking.
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    309 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    59 Andy Rhoades
    Partner
    Leading Edge Consulting
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Shared building electricity meter
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    9 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Protect Habitat on Campus
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    237 April Brown
    Senior Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Legacy LEED AP's
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    18 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: small DES
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Chemical Anchorage Pins
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    447 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    RE: MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    39 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    RE: Option 2 Calculation Question
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    301 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    RE: 90" Flat Screen TV
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    283 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    RE: Brownfield site but graded before the construction started
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    106 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    Singapore
    RE: Automatic Shading Devices - 2nd attempt
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    591 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Mon, Jun 8, 2015
    RE: Help w/ wrangling RECs.
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    74 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jun 8, 2015
    RE: Materials Tracking
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    552 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    Co2 Monitoring for Residential Project
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    251 Sachin Shah
    Director of Design Build Division
    Dorvin D Leis
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    RE: Terraces
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    41 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    Chilled Water Use for part of a floor
    in CI-v4: Advanced energy metering
    1 Annie Argento
    Principal
    Argento/Graham
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    United States
    RE: 5% of the total site
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    63 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    Questions about High-rise residential LEED Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,172 Tommy Xing
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    Turf grass with trees
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    395 JOHANNA SENOTT
    Architect / Environmental adviser
    EA Energia y Arquitectura
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    "integral to the water-proofing system"
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    82 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    RE: lighting controls
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - lighting controls
    6 Louis Haag
    LEED AP
    Bureau Veritas
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    RE: School Busses
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    47 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    RE: Small Lab in Office w/ Multiple Controls
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    50 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    RE: Data Center PUE & Energy Star Rating
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    477 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    RE: Varying Fixtures
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    19 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Iceland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ireland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Latvia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Norway - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sweden - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Kingdom - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Argentina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bolivia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kuwait - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lebanon - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Oman - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Qatar - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saudi Arabia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Syria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nicaragua - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Panama - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Kitts and Nevis - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Lucia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Tools for demonstrating solar orientation
    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    4 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Sun, May 10, 2015
    United States
    Excluding materials that you don't know the SRI for
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    76 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    Is this items means?
    in EBOM-2009: LEED 2009 EBOM ACPs for ISO 50001
    1 shize zhang
    auditor
    sgs
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    China
    RE: Comprobatory docs
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    261 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    LEED CI
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    679 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    RE: Natural Stone : Floor Score compliance required or not for ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    351 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    LEED v2.2 fees
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    79 Usama Eita
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    RE: SS 4.4 No New Parking.
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    309 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    How to claifiy a permanet no-smoking signate
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    292 Leanne Niu
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Density Calc include the proposed building?
    in NC v2.2 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    29 Samuel Gelfand
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    RE: Natural Stone : Floor Score compliance required or not for ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    351 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    LEED CI
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    679 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Air Leakage
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    59 Olga Nikitina
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    United States
    RECs for Europe
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    98 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Greece
    Eurovent Certification
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    190 shane geraghty
    Geraghty Energy Consultants
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Ireland
    Equipment Baseline
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    26 Lucy Williams
    Principal
    Lucy C. Williams, Architect
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    LEED v2.2 fees
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    79 Usama Eita
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    RE: Condensing Gas Boiler options
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    17 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    90% controls for open office systems furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    55 Brian VanAllen
    Electrical Designer
    Powell and Hinkle Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    2015-05-27 10:45 United States
    initial fit-out vs alteration?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    2015-05-26 15:51 United States
    Exterior Lighting Baseline vs Proposed
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Ben Hollon
    Mechanical Engineer
    Antella Consulting Engineers
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    2015-05-26 15:35 United States
    LEED for Neighborhood Development + Walkable Project Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    94 M+A Architects
    Sustainability Team Member
    M+A Architects
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    2015-05-26 12:18 United States
    Baseline HVAC system choice
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    2015-05-25 20:20 Thailand
    Does an indoor sewage pit need exahust for EQc5?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    96 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    2015-05-25 19:29 Canada
    Our project site is both previously developed and not.
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    65 Mathilda Jonsson
    Environmental Certification Engineer (LEED AP BD+C)
    Skanska
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    2015-05-25 10:04 Sweden
    Waste classified
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    378 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    2015-05-24 22:51 Mexico
    Core and Shell Scope & Tenant Scope
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Usama Eita
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    2015-05-23 12:11 Saudi Arabia
    Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    696 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 19:04 United States
    Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    580 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 19:00 United States
    Filed (2)exemp. performance credit under (1) ID in case one fail
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    696 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 14:14 United States
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    70 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 13:54 United States
    Lead Paint
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    55 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 09:12 United States
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    696 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 08:35 United States
    Can I defer any ID credit to submit it w/ construction package ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    696 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 08:34 United States
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 07:50 United States
    Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    447 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 06:43 Sweden
    Stormwater not going to municipal infrastructure
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    171 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 02:23 Singapore
    Tan vs white elastomeric roof coating
    in Green Roofs
    22 Stephen Roach
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    2015-05-21 23:05 United States

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