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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: LEED ND registration questions
    in PIf2: Project Timeline
    8 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    18 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    897 Ruben Porter
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Transients Again
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Filed (2)exemp. performance credit under (1) ID in case one fail
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    680 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Filed (2)exemp. performance credit under (1) ID in case one fail
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    551 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Lead Paint
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    55 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    45 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Chiller IPLV
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,843 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: CDPH v1.1-2010 Section 3.8.6.1
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Help w/ wrangling RECs.
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    71 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Rack location
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - bicycle storage and changing rooms
    3 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, May 22, 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
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    442 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Recycling Design Guidelines for large projects
    in ND-v2009: Solid waste management infrastructure
    7 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Apr 16, 2013
    RE: Capitol Cost ECMs
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.2: Existing Building Commissioning—Implementation
    32 Robert Calloway
    President
    Global Facility Solutions, LLC
    Fri, Jan 17, 2014
    RE: LEED AP Consultant Fee
    in EBOM 2009 IOc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    10 Rodney Berry
    Mon, Apr 8, 2013
    RE: ND standard vs the NC standard
    in ND-v2009: Construction activity pollution prevention
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, Mar 28, 2013
    PC 26 Advanced Energy Metering - Feedback
    in Pilot Credit 26: Advanced Energy Metering
    17 SOFIA KESIDOU
    Mon, Mar 18, 2013
    PC 25 Water Metering and Reporting - Feedback
    in Pilot Credit 25: Water Metering & Reporting
    8 SOFIA KESIDOU
    Mon, Mar 18, 2013
    RE: Area rugs / Loose mats
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Carpet Systems
    29 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 14, 2013
    RE: LEED AP working from an other city
    in Retail–CI-v2009: LEED Accredited Professional
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Feb 9, 2013
    RE: buidable land
    in ND-v2009: Steep slope protection
    8 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Feb 6, 2013
    RE: Credit availability
    in Pilot Credit 48: Discovery—Analysis to Support Integrative Process
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Feb 3, 2013
    RE: Water Bodies
    in Schools 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    13 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 31, 2013
    IAQ Procedure contaminant testing - costs and concerns
    in EBOM-2009: Indoor air quality procedure - alternative compliance path
    1 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Jan 31, 2013
    RE: Document review
    in Schools-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    2 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013
    RE: What about on-site renewable energy, factored or not?
    in Schools 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Dec 12, 2012
    RE: GIBp1
    in ND-v2009: Certified green buildings
    8 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Dec 3, 2012
    RE: MPR6
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Measurement and verification
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 22, 2012
    RE: Call-a-Ride as compliant public transport
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    14 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Mon, Nov 19, 2012
    RE: Asbestos Remediation prior to demolition
    in Schools 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    4 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Mon, Nov 5, 2012
    RE: 3D lighting model
    in Pilot Credit 23: Quality Views
    12 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
    RE: Calculation of baseline, "lowest first-cost"
    in ND-v2009: Infrastructure energy efficiency
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Fri, Oct 26, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Check MPRs
    in LEED Boundary
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 30, 2010
    LEED rating system selection policy - schools
    in LEED Schools
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 30, 2010
    narrow it down
    in Leed Consultant Contract
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 24, 2010
    If we assume there's no
    in Major Renovation - Minimum Program Requirements
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Thu, Jun 24, 2010
    RE: FTE
    in Calculating FTEs for a Lobby
    8 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Jun 23, 2010
    LEED 2009 - Major Renovation of Metal Bldg: Recycle, Reuse, Regional Issues - by Sara LeMone
    Wed, Jun 30, 2010
    post to EQc8.1 forum
    in Daylighting calculation for open areas
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Jun 20, 2010
    SSc4.2 Bicycle path minimum width (LEED for Schools) - by Jorge Arismendi
    Fri, Jun 18, 2010
    RE: Scope of work
    in Determining the best rating system for a project
    4 Amanda Roelle
    Architect
    Thu, Jun 17, 2010
    RE: alternative path with signatories
    in Initials on LEED Credit Forms
    2 Leo van Veldhuizen
    Outback Building Design
    Thu, Jun 17, 2010
    RE: Project eligibility
    in Implementing LEED NC on a project that has commenced construction
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 14, 2010
    Alternative Documentation Paths
    in Owner Signatories
    1 Cara Mae Cirignano
    Specialist, LEED Resource Development
    US Green Building Council
    Fri, Jun 11, 2010
    LEED Online troubles
    in Credits that were complete are no longer on LEED Online
    2 Cara Mae Cirignano
    Specialist, LEED Resource Development
    US Green Building Council
    Fri, Jun 11, 2010
    RE: Smaller projects
    in MAN-HOUR
    5 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Jun 8, 2010
    LEED-NC Application Guide for Multiple Buildings & On-Campus Bu
    in 1 Site ... 2 Projects
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 8, 2010
    RE: "Passed in 2006 or before and not appearing in LEED AP Directory
    in LEED AP for 6 years - but NOT on LEED Online
    2 Brian Kaplan
    Associate
    STUDIOS architecture
    Fri, Jun 4, 2010
    RE: Which version
    in Changing Authorization Levels
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jun 4, 2010
    No spreadsheet...
    in Accepted local codes and standards in other countries (Sweden)
    1 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Thu, Jun 3, 2010
    RE: Performance period management
    in Shortest Possible Performance Period
    2 Jenny Carney
    Principal
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 1, 2010
    Post to credit
    in DAYSIM 3.0
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 1, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Bird Collision Deterrence: Summary of Material Threat Factors
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    40 Alysa Hoffmeister
    VP & GM of No America
    Dip-Tech
    Thu, Mar 20, 2014
    United States
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    CS MPR2: reclaimed land without development previously
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    3 Vivien Wong
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    RE: Exemplary performance for SSc2 in LEED v.2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    249 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Mar 17, 2014
    C&S 2009 Retail tenant space
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    35 London Huenefeld
    Mon, Mar 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: FSC Controlled Wood
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    99 Megan Bove
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    RE: SS Credit 7.1 - Calculating shade
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    45 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    RE: Where to find the Ecologo-certified products?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    146 Helen Samuel
    Staff
    Ernst & Young
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    United States
    Insulating Concrete Forms
    in Pilot Credit 20: Recycled Content for Non-Structural Materials
    11 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    RE: "Landscape = 5% of the total site area" Rule
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    393 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Wed, Mar 12, 2014
    RECs for Europe
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    98 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    Greece
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    RE: Changes in development program form
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    22 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    Greece
    Can we administer survey on multiple days?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    281 Helen Samuel
    Staff
    Ernst & Young
    Mon, Mar 10, 2014
    SSc1 documents for International Projects
    in Determining Farmland or Floodplain Classification for SSc1
    17 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Sustainability/LEED Engineer
    Al Yamama Company
    Sun, Mar 9, 2014
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Sun, Mar 9, 2014
    United States
    note about this forum
    in Vestibules in 90.1-2007 and LEED 3.0 Projects
    12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    loading bay inside building footprint
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    195 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    2014-11-13 02:04 Vietnam
    LEED EBOM
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    2014-11-13 01:10 United Arab Emirates
    Daylight savings time
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    135 James Geers
    Architect, LEED AP, Director of Sustainable Design
    SFA Architects Inc.
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    2014-11-12 17:50 United States
    Accused synergies between views documentation & other EQ points
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    59 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    2014-11-12 17:47 United States
    LEED GAs and APs exams
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 KONSTANTINOS VAVALETSKOS
    J/V IMPR. SPA TERNA SA
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    2014-11-12 07:30 Greece
    LEED EA C4 Calculator
    in NC v2.2 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    23 Achyut Kulkarni
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    2014-11-12 03:44 India
    Tenant work and submittal of credits
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    136 Juliane Muench
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    2014-11-12 03:03 Denmark
    Baseline for retail
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,843 Juliane Muench
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    2014-11-11 16:44 Denmark
    ANSI/BIFMA Testing Date vs Manufacture Date
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    143 Nicole Newman
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    2014-11-11 11:27 United States
    Formaldehyde resins in mineral wool insulation and firesafing
    in Healthcare-v2009: Low-emitting materials
    55 Larry Jones
    Associate
    Atelier Ten
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    2014-11-11 10:41 United States
    MIXED MODE Ventilation
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    145 Sathish Kumar
    Green projects
    Conserve Consultants Pvt. ltd.
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    2014-11-11 02:08 India
    Comms/ data room cooling - Process Energy for LEED
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,166 Victoria Watson
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 18:19 United States
    FSC certified shop
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    442 Marc Perry
    Marc Perry Architect
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 17:09 United States
    All purpose putty
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 James Emery
    Partner
    Iredale Group Architecture
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 15:36 Canada
    EBOM v4 prereqs a barrier?
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 14:27 United States
    LEED v4 delay with ACC implications..??
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Jeff Frost
    Sustainable Project Manager
    Smithgroup|JJR
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 12:47 United States
    International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 12:46 United States
    Pleased to hear of the extension.
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Anne Porter
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 12:10 United States
    Glazing (windows) area - VOC
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 11:00 France
    ventilation flow rate
    in CI 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    11 ilkyaz ceren güçlü
    civil engineer
    SPC Solutions
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    2014-11-10 08:52 Turkey

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