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    62MZCalc
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    911 Gordon Nielson
    Nielson Engineering
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    United States
    Legally binding document
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    Land disturbed vs. land supporting normal building operation
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    210 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: What category is [some random adhesive?]
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    444 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: 1 year contract?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    165 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    How to deal with a multi-use college residence hall
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    257 Mike Stopka
    Director of Sustainability
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: Atrium entrances
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,860 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: Eye Height above 42" for Standing Desks?
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    76 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    560 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Compostable Trash Can Liners
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    149 Tracy Smith
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Elegible On-Site Energy Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    209 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Argentina
    RE: Appeal for denied credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    685 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Rating System Path
    in ND-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: DA, vs. sDA, and LM-83
    in Designing for Daylighting
    19 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Off-site area counted for two LEED projects
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    92 Jiri Dobias
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    62MZCalc
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    911 Gordon Nielson
    Nielson Engineering
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    United States
    Legally binding document
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    Land disturbed vs. land supporting normal building operation
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    210 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: What category is [some random adhesive?]
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    444 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: 1 year contract?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    165 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    How to deal with a multi-use college residence hall
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    257 Mike Stopka
    Director of Sustainability
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: Atrium entrances
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,860 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: Eye Height above 42" for Standing Desks?
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    76 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    560 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Compostable Trash Can Liners
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    149 Tracy Smith
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Elegible On-Site Energy Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    209 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Argentina
    RE: Rating System Path
    in ND-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Off-site area counted for two LEED projects
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    92 Jiri Dobias
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Parking for Electric Buggies (golf carts)
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    305 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Can FSC Product Certification replace invoices?
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    100 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
    LEED AP BD+C
    SINERGI Integrated Building Sciences, LLC
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Specialized transportation lighting
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    38 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    90% controls for open office systems furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    55 Brian VanAllen
    Electrical Designer
    Powell and Hinkle Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: FSC MIX
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    443 Lori Knosalla
    Policy and Standards Manager - Chain of Custody
    Forest Stewardship Council US
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: FTEs
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    223 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    21 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Appeal for denied credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    685 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    532 Eric Anderson
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    RE: share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    28 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Dynamic Plaque for ID: Green Education
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    1 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    New area for recertification?
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    10 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    3 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    EBie Awards 2015 Finalists Announced by Urban Green - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    RE: ITE Versioning Issues
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    32 Sara Curlee
    BWBR
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    RE: International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Andrew Carman
    Sustainability Consultant
    Sebesta
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    10 Carolyn Risley
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    Greece
    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
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Jesse Robbins
    Architect
    Freeman French Freeman, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Sports Practice Facility FTEs vs Transients
    in Calculating FTEs
    191 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: DES system in a extremely hot and humid climate.
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    65 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    RE: Feedback on the LEED 2009 ACPs for Projects Outside the U.S.
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    169 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    35 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    62MZCalc
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    911 Gordon Nielson
    Nielson Engineering
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    United States
    62MZCalc
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    911 Gordon Nielson
    Nielson Engineering
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    United States
    Legally binding document
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    Land disturbed vs. land supporting normal building operation
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    210 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    United States
    Bamboo and CS
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    33 Rosario Lidia Maguey Peña
    CIVITA
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    Romania
    How to deal with a multi-use college residence hall
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    257 Mike Stopka
    Director of Sustainability
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    How to deal with a multi-use college residence hall
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    257 Mike Stopka
    Director of Sustainability
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Off-site area counted for two LEED projects
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    92 Jiri Dobias
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    90% controls for open office systems furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    55 Brian VanAllen
    Electrical Designer
    Powell and Hinkle Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    United States
    initial fit-out vs alteration?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    United States
    LEED for Neighborhood Development + Walkable Project Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    91 M+A Architects
    Sustainability Team Member
    M+A Architects
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    488 Yaser Al Sharif
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    276 Yaser Al Sharif
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Our project site is both previously developed and not.
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    64 Mathilda Jonsson
    Environmental Certification Engineer (LEED AP BD+C)
    Skanska
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Sweden
    Is this Pilot credit closed?
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    59 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    Core and Shell Scope & Tenant Scope
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    36 Usama Eita
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    560 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    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
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    62MZCalc
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    911 Gordon Nielson
    Nielson Engineering
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    2015-05-29 18:22 United States
    Land disturbed vs. land supporting normal building operation
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    210 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    2015-05-29 16:08 United States
    Bamboo and CS
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    33 Rosario Lidia Maguey Peña
    CIVITA
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    2015-05-29 14:30 Mexico
    1 year contract?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    165 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    2015-05-29 14:10 United States
    IEQp1
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    911 Gordon Nielson
    Nielson Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    2015-05-27 16:04 United States
    Campus Registration instead of Block?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    532 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    2015-05-27 12:45 United States
    Elegible On-Site Energy Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    209 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    2015-05-27 12:18 Argentina
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    2015-05-27 10:49 Canada
    90% controls for open office systems furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    55 Brian VanAllen
    Electrical Designer
    Powell and Hinkle Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    2015-05-27 10:45 United States
    initial fit-out vs alteration?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    2015-05-26 15:51 United States
    Exterior Lighting Baseline vs Proposed
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,860 Ben Hollon
    Mechanical Engineer
    Antella Consulting Engineers
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    2015-05-26 15:35 United States
    LEED for Neighborhood Development + Walkable Project Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    91 M+A Architects
    Sustainability Team Member
    M+A Architects
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    2015-05-26 12:18 United States
    Baseline HVAC system choice
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,860 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    2015-05-25 20:20 Thailand
    Does an indoor sewage pit need exahust for EQc5?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    96 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    2015-05-25 19:29 Canada
    Our project site is both previously developed and not.
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    64 Mathilda Jonsson
    Environmental Certification Engineer (LEED AP BD+C)
    Skanska
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    2015-05-25 10:04 Sweden
    Waste classified
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    376 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    2015-05-24 22:51 Mexico
    Core and Shell Scope & Tenant Scope
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    36 Usama Eita
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    2015-05-23 12:11 Saudi Arabia
    Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    685 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 19:04 United States
    Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    560 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 19:00 United States
    Filed (2)exemp. performance credit under (1) ID in case one fail
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    685 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    2015-05-22 14:14 United States

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