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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Selection of HVAC Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,440 Praveenbabu R
    Energy Analyst
    Conserve consultants pvt ltd
    Sat, Oct 25, 2014
    India
    RE: Not enough space on MRc4 Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    157 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    480 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Building Components
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    344 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    Commercial Kitchens
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    802 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    555 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Commissioning of renewable energy systems
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    258 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Energy saving in the hot water system with low flow fixture
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    860 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Green Associate vs. AP exam materials
    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Keeping them up to date
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    China
    Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    195 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    South Africa
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Stair nosing
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    321 Yuko Murata
    Architect, LEED AP BD+C
    Nikken Sekkei
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    Do I qualify? Lots of details, hopefully helpful How and whom...
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    135 Bruce Johnson
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Collection of regional material information
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    260 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Sharing credit results
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    55 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Veterinary hospital
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    220 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: Sourcing of Raw Materials reporting requirements
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    19 Ben Campbell
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: Exception for display lighting
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    106 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Greece
    Making the Shipping Company Take the Packaging?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    83 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 Regional Priority Credits?
    in NC-v4: Regional priority
    5 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: About reviewer comment
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    107 Tom Dietsche
    LEED Project Manager
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Pursuing LEED NC streamline path
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    39 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    LEED lease agreement for CS
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    8 Alfonzo Collins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    United States
    WEc3 denial
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    109 Therese Thompson
    Project Manager
    Cordogan, Clark & Associates
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    United States
    Commissioning Agent for project larger than 50,000sf
    in CS-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    59 Katrina Chong
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: occupied area
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    365 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Owned or leased?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    194 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    shaded area
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    15 YP Pierce
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Updated ACEE list of qualifying cars score >40
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    354 Marisa Picard
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Well Building Standard
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    140 Susan Coy
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    United States
    NCv4 IEQc9 Acoustics - Hospitality
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Measuring for an Office Building with 92 Heat Pumps
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    328 Ilona Johnson, PE, CEM, LEED AP
    Associate
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Masonry Flash Mastic
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    399 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Number of transients for FTE calculation
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    RE: Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    Belgium
    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
    Netherlands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    San Marino - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Serbia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Slovenia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Spain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vatican City - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    U.S. and Canada - by LEEDUser Team
    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
    Belgium - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Updated ACEE list of qualifying cars score >40
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    354 Marisa Picard
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Well Building Standard
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    140 Susan Coy
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    United States
    NCv4 IEQc9 Acoustics - Hospitality
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Brazil
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Portugal
    Owned or leased?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    194 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: The missing point
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    99 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Colombia
    Molok Containers for MRp1
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    46 Kristopher Lashley
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Canada
    removed
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    169 Kevin Flynn
    President, AIA, LEED FELLOW (LEED AP BD&C)
    EcoDEEP
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    school playgrounds
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    21 Mike Halcom
    Principal
    Halcom Consulting LLC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Modeling Laboratory Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,096 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Robert Himmler
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Austria
    Future Bike Racks
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    241 Sadie Martin
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Core and Shell project with public bike scheme adjacent
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    1 Sean Hogan
    LEED AP
    RKD Architects
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Ireland
    Some question about roof garden.
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    265 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    China
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    United States
    24 Hour Retail
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    1 Daniel Zaneto
    MMA Architects
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    Expansion area
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    360 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Exception for display lighting
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    106 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    2014-10-21 11:11 Greece
    Well Building Standard
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    140 Susan Coy
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 14:23 United States
    EBOM & the future
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    31 Shevaun Barrie
    Inland Technical Services
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 14:09 Canada
    occupied area
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    365 ilkyaz ceren güçlü
    civil engineer
    SPC Solutions
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 13:27 Russian Federation
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Chinese
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 12:33 China
    Editing Form Values
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    365 Ryan Kurlbaum
    CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 12:25 United States
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 12:22 Portugal
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 12:22 Brazil
    Summary marked "N"
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    194 Ryan Kurlbaum
    CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 11:54 United States
    Ventilation Effectiveness
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    802 Dustin Balton
    Project Engineer
    Holstein White, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 11:43 United States
    An unusual situation with Recycling Tickets
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    344 Christine Castellano
    LEED GA
    RC Andersen LLC
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 11:32 United States
    Ventilation Effectiveness
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Dustin Balton
    Project Engineer
    Holstein White, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 10:26 United States
    Hot desks as regularly occupied space?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    636 Paul Rogers
    Architect
    BAU Architects
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 06:07 Sweden
    LEED Projecdt Boundary and SSc8
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    555 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 15:54 United States
    NC 2009 Retail IEQ7.2- humidistat needed in non-employee spaces?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    99 Laura Case
    Southface
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 15:29 United States
    Pot washing sink
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    602 Christine Harvey
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 15:21 United States
    Molok Containers for MRp1
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    46 Kristopher Lashley
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 13:28 Canada
    Submitting design prereq. credits during construction review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 kelly ryan
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 12:29 United States
    Scandinavian DES protocol
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,096 Yue Nie
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 10:38 Germany
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Robert Himmler
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 08:18 Austria

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