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    LEED Site Boundary - Campus - easement for utilities
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    199 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    ITE for elementary school with half day students
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    20 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    New Product
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    310 Stefanie Smith
    AIA
    Stark State College
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: LEED final review...past due?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    580 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: GC Responsible for Implementing Option B?
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    197 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Weighted Calculation Spreadsheet verses LEED 2.2 spreadsheet
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    74 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit 80 success
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    17 Joanna Switzer
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: LEED-CS potential ID credits
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    48 Jonathon Matle
    LEED Coordinator
    Powers Brown Architecture
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Concrete forming and temporary material - recycled content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    465 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Baseline envelope - Existing Buildings (Retrofit)
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    297 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Independent Waste Stream Auditor Needed
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    82 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Athletic Field Definition
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    5 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    How do I know if my project is in a LEED ND community
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    611 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    No New Wood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    389 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    LEED Site Boundary - Campus - easement for utilities
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    199 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    ITE for elementary school with half day students
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    20 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    New Product
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    310 Stefanie Smith
    AIA
    Stark State College
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: GC Responsible for Implementing Option B?
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    197 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Weighted Calculation Spreadsheet verses LEED 2.2 spreadsheet
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    74 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit 80 success
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    17 Joanna Switzer
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: LEED-CS potential ID credits
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    48 Jonathon Matle
    LEED Coordinator
    Powers Brown Architecture
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Concrete forming and temporary material - recycled content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    465 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Baseline envelope - Existing Buildings (Retrofit)
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    297 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Independent Waste Stream Auditor Needed
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    82 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Athletic Field Definition
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    5 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    No New Wood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    389 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Service Bay Entries
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    77 Agnes Vorbrodt
    Principal
    VvS | Architects & Consultants
    Sun, Sep 21, 2014
    RE: Recycling Facility Letters of Certification
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    332 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Sun, Sep 21, 2014
    RE: City Bikeshare Program
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    82 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Sun, Sep 21, 2014
    Public use vs Building occupant use
    in CS 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    33 Dina Ammar
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    RE: DES Option 2 - Clarification
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,086 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    RE: Pre-existing Campus PV Array - Does commissioning apply?
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    200 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    Refrigerants outside of the building, but still on site
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    64 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: LEED final review...past due?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    580 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    How do I know if my project is in a LEED ND community
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    611 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    RE: LEED Canada 2009 Letter Templates (LLT)
    in LEED Canada Forum
    41 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    Switzerland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Liechtenstein - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Luxembourg - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Monaco - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Serbia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vatican City - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Canada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United States - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Western Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Austria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    LEED Site Boundary - Campus - easement for utilities
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    199 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Using EBOM credit as an ID credit for NC 2009 submittal
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    43 Jessica Tyler
    Architect
    Mead & Hunt
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    ITE for elementary school with half day students
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    20 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    New Product
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    310 Stefanie Smith
    AIA
    Stark State College
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Weighted Calculation Spreadsheet verses LEED 2.2 spreadsheet
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    74 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Athletic Field Definition
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    5 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    How do I know if my project is in a LEED ND community
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    611 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    No New Wood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    389 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Surrounding density and Diverse Uses
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    1 Tim Bell
    LEED AP
    AECOM
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Public use vs Building occupant use
    in CS 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    33 Dina Ammar
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    Refrigerants outside of the building, but still on site
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    64 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    What is the Air Vapor Barrier?? Roofing Membrane still exempt?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    387 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    Flush out EQ
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    141 George Maragiannis
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    Occupancy for indoor/outdoor building types
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    188 Keelan Kaiser
    Architect and Educator
    Serena Sturm Architects and Judson University
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    case 1 option 2 - "critical values"
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    213 Michael Johnson
    Architect
    Chenevert Architects
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    NAUF & CARB Formaldehyde Compliant
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    176 Lilian Seow
    LEED Manager
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Emergency Exits
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    267 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    hand-watering?
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    357 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Labor Accomodation
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    103 Neetika Parmar
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    LEED Site Boundary - Campus - easement for utilities
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    199 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 22:09 United States
    Using EBOM credit as an ID credit for NC 2009 submittal
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    43 Jessica Tyler
    Architect
    Mead & Hunt
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 17:17 United States
    ITE for elementary school with half day students
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    20 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 17:10 United States
    New Product
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    310 Stefanie Smith
    AIA
    Stark State College
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 16:18 United States
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 15:26 Afghanistan
    Weighted Calculation Spreadsheet verses LEED 2.2 spreadsheet
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    74 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 15:17 United States
    LEED final review...past due?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    580 John Stouffer
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 15:04 United States
    GC Responsible for Implementing Option B?
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    197 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 14:50 United States
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Rudolph Carneiro
    HVAC consultant
    Sustentech
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 14:20 Afghanistan
    RE: Dear all, On my project, the
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    465 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:59 United States
    Dear all, On my project, the
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    465 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:49 France
    Baseline envelope - Existing Buildings (Retrofit)
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    297 Tiago Silva
    Eng.
    ETRIA
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:34 Brazil
    Independent Waste Stream Auditor Needed
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    82 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Musson General Contracting & Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:12 United States
    Athletic Field Definition
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    5 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:02 United States
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:50 United States
    How do I know if my project is in a LEED ND community
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    611 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:40 United States
    No New Wood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    389 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:19 Egypt
    ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    779 Ritwik Kakati
    Dagher Engineering, PLLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 10:39 United States
    Surrounding density and Diverse Uses
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    1 Tim Bell
    LEED AP
    AECOM
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 07:11 South Africa
    RE: Recycling Facility Letters of Certification
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    332 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Sun, Sep 21, 2014
    2014-09-21 16:48 Afghanistan

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