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    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    CO2-eq emissions reduction
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,099 Omar ElRawy
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: Polluted well water use
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    250 Magda Aghababyan
    CEO
    Co-Energi (Pvt) Ltd.
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: furnitures installed before the flush out
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    212 Amra Ivojevic
    BSc
    ATP sustain
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: Entry Matt Cleaning Requirements
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    91 Kristina Abrams
    AIA, LEED AP BD&C
    Ayers Saint Gross, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    LEED Baundary Campus - parking lot
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    169 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    Walking path through another building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    166 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: VOC testing method
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    354 Jonathan Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    Blackburn Architects
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: Multiple Buildings
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: LZ1 vs LZ2 vs LZ3
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    488 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: Discharging the rainwater to municipality facilities.
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    30 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: 2009 BD+C/ID+C Calculation problem for Heat Island Effect - Roof
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    178 Magda Kowalik-Gadek
    Interior Architect & Designer
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: ABOUT THIS FORUM
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    92 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: Glare Control - Glazing film
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    586 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: Open habitad - huge backyard
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    83 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: Project In Dubai.
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    181 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    CO2-eq emissions reduction
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,099 Omar ElRawy
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: Polluted well water use
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    250 Magda Aghababyan
    CEO
    Co-Energi (Pvt) Ltd.
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: furnitures installed before the flush out
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    212 Amra Ivojevic
    BSc
    ATP sustain
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: Entry Matt Cleaning Requirements
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    91 Kristina Abrams
    AIA, LEED AP BD&C
    Ayers Saint Gross, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    LEED Baundary Campus - parking lot
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    169 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    Walking path through another building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    166 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: VOC testing method
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    354 Jonathan Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    Blackburn Architects
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: Multiple Buildings
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: LZ1 vs LZ2 vs LZ3
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    488 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: Discharging the rainwater to municipality facilities.
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    30 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: 2009 BD+C/ID+C Calculation problem for Heat Island Effect - Roof
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    178 Magda Kowalik-Gadek
    Interior Architect & Designer
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: ABOUT THIS FORUM
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    92 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: Glare Control - Glazing film
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    586 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: Open habitad - huge backyard
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    83 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    RE: Project In Dubai.
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    181 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    Construction within LEED boundary after completion of original
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    148 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    RE: Documenting Diversion Quantities
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    319 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    RE: Type 1B Multi-family
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    228 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager
    GBD Architects
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    RE: EPD of imported Products and Materials
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    4 Melissa Vernon
    Director of Sustainable Strategy
    Interface
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    Development Density Exemplary Performance - Site Area
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    34 Emmanuel Gee
    Project Architect
    Buell Kratzer Powell
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: HVAC system changed after certification completed
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    89 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    Anticipated Type?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    558 Anna Lehr
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    RE: Low flow pre rinse spray valve in Europe
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    149 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    RE: LEED Green Assoc. 2009 exam retake
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    3 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Sun, Apr 13, 2014
    RE: Reasonale Proof that a measure is not Standard Practice
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    76 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    RE: New Campus Guidance Link
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    466 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    RE: Regarding LEED GA Exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    40 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Changing the Timeline
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    129 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Complex Credit Definition
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    500 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Project Type and Rating Type for Block Project
    in LEED for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Application Guide
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Apr 5, 2014
    RE: LEED V4 Reference Guide
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    41 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    RE: IES vs other software
    in Has anyone done LEED energy modelling using Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) software
    5 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Apply to LEED Committees by April 10
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    179 Christopher Law
    Associate, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    RE: LEED-ND v2009 Sunset
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    39 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    LEED online login
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    15 Ali Kassid
    Sr. Architect
    Hill International
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    RE: CS expedited process
    in Core and Shell Precertification
    2 Catie Ryan
    Project Manager
    Terrapin Bright Green
    Mon, Mar 31, 2014
    Option 3 for Catholic and Public Joint Use School
    in LEED Canada Forum
    32 Kelly Searle
    LEED Green Associate, Sustainable Innovation Specialist
    Clark Builders
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    RE: Guestrooms Excluded?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    31 Nena Elise
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: We are working on a project
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    56 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sun, Mar 23, 2014
    RE: LEED ND acronyms
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    2 Martine Desbois
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    Animal based products
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    72 48 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Mary Davidge Associates
    Thu, Aug 26, 2010
    Retail - commercial interiors
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    72 104 Eileen Hughes
    Perkowitz+Ruth Architects
    Fri, Jul 22, 2011
    RE: FTE MULTIPLE SHIFTS
    in Calculating FTEs
    72 173 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Mar 14, 2012
    RE: Preferred parking outside the LEED boundary
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    72 76 Gabriela Hernández Castillo
    Architect, LEED AP BD+C
    SYASA - México
    Thu, Apr 14, 2011
    RE: Composite materials
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    72 148 Anne Nicklin
    Executive Director
    Building Materials Reuse Association
    Tue, Sep 28, 2010
    LEED EBOM performance period for EA credits.
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    72 85 Adam Meltzer
    LEED AP_Designer
    Shlemmer+Algaze+Associates
    Tue, Aug 3, 2010
    RE: Perfomance Period
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    72 60 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Mon, Jan 24, 2011
    Owner letter sample - any references out there
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    72 33 Alicia Ravetto LEED Fellow
    President
    Alicia Ravetto Architect PA
    Fri, Sep 17, 2010
    RE: Including "Dry Gardens" in Design Case
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    72 81 Amy Rider
    Sustainability Manager
    KEMA Services
    Wed, Sep 8, 2010
    RE: Commissioning LEED Submittal
    in NC v2.2 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    72 51 David Hubka
    Director of Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Feb 23, 2011
    RE: Owner as Cx Agent
    in NC v2.2 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    72 51 Mary Ann Santos
    Fri, Jul 22, 2011
    EQ3.2 - Option 2, IAQ Testing - If the test fails, what's next?
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    72 136 Patrick McGraw
    Design Engineer
    Southland Industries
    Fri, Sep 17, 2010
    RE: Covered roof
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    72 71 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 3, 2010
    RE: Base Line Budget and Change Orders
    in NC v2.2 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    72 25 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Aug 20, 2010
    MERV 8 filtration
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    72 18 Franklin Snyder
    President
    Susquehanna Valley Engineering Group, Inc.
    Thu, Aug 26, 2010
    PFc Occupant Experience Survey
    in Comment on the New LEED Rating System Draft to be Released in 2012
    72 97 Linda Smithe
    Fri, Jan 14, 2011
    RE: just what I needed!
    in Easy Access to LEED Online Forms Through LEEDuser's Documentation Toolkits
    72 12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 8, 2011
    RE: 7th ed. Massachusetts Building Code and ASHRAE 62.1-2004
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    71 72 paul martin
    Sun, Mar 27, 2011
    Solid Surface Materials; Quartz, Corian, etc. claiming Regional
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    71 233 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Tue, Sep 14, 2010
    RE: I-BEAM
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    71 28 John Beeson
    Chief Mystic in Resident
    Catalyst Partners
    Fri, Aug 20, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    C&S Default Occupancy - Unoccupied zones
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    746 Omar Katanani
    Tue, Apr 24, 2012
    Detached Offices and Restroom
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    440 Prudence Ferreira
    Principal
    Integral Impact
    Mon, Apr 23, 2012
    System type and OA input
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    746 Mary Ann Santos
    Sat, Apr 21, 2012
    Weather data for sizing runs
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,006 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Fri, Apr 20, 2012
    IEQp1 Compliance ?
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    123 George Bender
    arora engineers
    Thu, Apr 19, 2012
    Ventilation in residential portion of mixed use project
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    694 David Sheridan
    Principal
    Aqua Cura
    Wed, Apr 18, 2012
    LEED EB:OM SS c 4: No Transport Survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    261 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Mon, Apr 16, 2012
    Vertical grids
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    488 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Apr 13, 2012
    Task Lighting Required at Copy and Fax Machines
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    76 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Fri, Apr 13, 2012
    v2.2 CIR applied to v2009
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    76 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Apr 12, 2012
    This classification confuses to me
    in Pilot Credit 67: Pilot Alternative Compliance Path—EA Prerequisite 2
    9 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Apr 12, 2012
    Museum Exhibits
    in NC v2.2 MRc7: Certified Wood
    152 Green Builder
    Employee
    Consulting Firm
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    2012 public comment
    in Pilot Credit 67: Pilot Alternative Compliance Path—EA Prerequisite 2
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    Non-fossil fuel in district heat
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,099 Jens Apel
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    White ceramic tile
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    234 Indochine Engineering Vietnam Ltd
    Indochine Engineering Vietnam Ltd
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    Jasmin,
    in Addition (second construction phase) to LEED certified building
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Motors that should be covered by 90.1 efficiency requirement
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    119 James Chueh
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Integrated Water Budget
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – WE (Water Efficiency) Section
    14 ROBIN KINERK
    Owner
    Kinerk Strategic Marketing
    Mon, Apr 9, 2012
    What to do when electricity produces less carbon than gas?
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,006 Raphael Sperry
    Simon & Associates, Inc. Green Building Sonsultants
    Fri, Apr 6, 2012
    Green Cleaning
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    493 Lauren Ford
    Project Architect
    Cooper Carry
    Fri, Apr 6, 2012

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