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    324 Lyle Axelarris
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    Tue, May 3, 2016
    United States
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    10 Michelle Reott
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    Tue, May 3, 2016
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    in Filling out the LEED Online credit form for WEc1 – Option 1
    17 Rubén M. R.
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    RE: Compliance?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    112 Breffni O'Rourke
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    HOK
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    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    RE: Alternate Transportation: SSc4.3 and SSc4.4
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    449 Ara Massey
    Sustainability Director
    Hord Coplan Macht
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    MR 2.2 Form Change
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    87 amy kaspar
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    United States
    RE: Outdoor Air monitoring devices
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    292 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
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    RE: Greenguard
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    210 Melissa Merryweather
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    in Retail-CI-v4: Interior lighting
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    Thermal Engineer
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    Germany
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    in EBOM-v4: Integrated pest management
    6 David ESPAGNET
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    in Retail-CI-v4: Bicycle facilities
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    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    46 P Hariharan
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    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    430 GISELA FARHAT DE ARAUJO
    Tue, May 3, 2016
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    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    324 Lyle Axelarris
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    Tue, May 3, 2016
    United States
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    in Schools-NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Marilyn Specht
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    Tue, May 3, 2016
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    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    112 Breffni O'Rourke
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    RE: Alternate Transportation: SSc4.3 and SSc4.4
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    449 Ara Massey
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    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    87 amy kaspar
    Tue, May 3, 2016
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    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    292 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
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    210 Melissa Merryweather
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    Tue, May 3, 2016
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    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    77 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
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    Tue, May 3, 2016
    RE: Two sets of double doors count as one entry?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    33 Michelle Halle Stern
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    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, May 2, 2016
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    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    9 Whitney Smith
    Mon, May 2, 2016
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    122 Qiongwen Kong
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    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    100 Gwen Sheinfeld
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    Healthy Buildings
    Mon, May 2, 2016
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    RE: Tenant submetering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    52 Melissa Kelly
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    Mon, May 2, 2016
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    12 Trista Little
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    Mon, May 2, 2016
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    8 Trista Little
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    788 Beth Violette
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    787 FRAGISKOS LEVANTIS
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    207 Anna de Anguera
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    29 Francis McNulty
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    38 Francis McNulty
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    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    4 SOHA YAMANI
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    in Performance Period
    57 Trista Little
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    45 Lauren Sparandara
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    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
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    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    30 deborah lucking
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    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
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    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    71 Marcus Sheffer
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    RE: Recert vs. new Cert
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    4 Jon Hall
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    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
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    111 Jakub Netolicky
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    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
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    100 Gwen Sheinfeld
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    16 JOHN COOK
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    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
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    1,047 Donald Green
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