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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: LEED certified Neighborhood
    in NC-v4: LEED for Neighborhood Development location
    7 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    Can Janitor closet be tied to restroom exhaust
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    312 Leticia SooHoo
    Architect, Sustainability Project Manager
    AlfaTech Timmons
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    initial cost for lease
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    127 Monica Hue
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    United States
    RE: No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    69 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    Non certified factory with new process area aiming certification
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    1 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    free waste heat from outside of LEED project for heating
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,117 Mónika Egyed
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    RE: USGBC DES Guidance - Option 1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,498 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    RE: "A minimum of 90% of the
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    24 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    RE: Thank you all
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    18 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    cxa requirements
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    262 andres ramirez
    integralDC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Colombia
    RE: timing on remediation - done before construction
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    98 Chris Flint Chatto
    Integrated Designer
    ZGF Architects
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Multiple services under one roof & sidewalks
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    104 Katie Raymond
    Sustainability Project Manager
    DTZ
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    RE: Controller Efficiency
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    368 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    usage of existing parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Doreen Kruschina
    Doreen Kruschina Planung+Baumanagement
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Germany
    Automatically earn credit?
    in CI-v4: Integrative process
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: No Facility Alterations
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    31 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Core area added to boundary?
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    217 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Floor Diffusers
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    200 Mike Oliva
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Packaged rooftop unit efficiency with/without fan
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    314 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    wall mounted FCUs
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    825 Stella Stella
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: ENERGY STAR UPS - 160KW and 480V
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    266 John Burnett
    FAC-LEEDership
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    long term lease as NC innovation credit
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    37 Maggie Pipek
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    United States
    How do you restore habitat on a reclaimed land?
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    99 Dina Ammar
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    493 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    RE: FSC certified shop
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    403 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    RE: "Mixed C&D"
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    348 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    RE: MR cr2 : Option2
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    13 Remigio Antonio Rancan
    civil and structural engineer LEED AP BD+C GBC HOME AP
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    Italy
    RE: Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    35 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Mexico
    Showers in group projects
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    242 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, CID
    Gensler
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: MPR 6 for Single Tenant Building
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Refrigerants outside of the building, but still on site
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    65 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Asbestos Abatement
    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Calculations
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    17 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Epoxy floor. Testing laboratories
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    71 Irina Charkina
    EcoStandard Group
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Russian Federation
    RE: Efficiency First
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    4 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    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
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    10 Ashley Catlett
    USGBC/GBCI
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    RE: Integrated Design...
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    6 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    RE: LEEDonline Form Access
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    19 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    Network With LEEDuser at Greenbuild 2014 - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    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
    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
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Showers in group projects
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    242 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, CID
    Gensler
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Core area added to boundary?
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    217 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Epoxy floor. Testing laboratories
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    71 Irina Charkina
    EcoStandard Group
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Russian Federation
    RE: Thank you all
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    18 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Rooftop smoking areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    48 Sara Neff
    Director, Sustainability Programs
    Kilroy Realty Corporation
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    United States
    Mixed Natural and Mechanical Ventilation for Dwelling Unit
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    133 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    No exposed soil - how to comply with ESC?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    221 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Mexico
    NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection/Wetland Protection
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    3 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    United States
    The year of metering
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 Vindio Corro
    Master Degree Construction Engineering
    Anomalia
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    How to calculate the impact of a heat pump, only used for heatin
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    106 Juliane Muench
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: Thank you all
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    18 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Definition of greenfield site
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    222 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Sweden
    Gravel nonroof area
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    241 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Can Janitor closet be tied to restroom exhaust
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    312 Leticia SooHoo
    Architect, Sustainability Project Manager
    AlfaTech Timmons
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Not what I would have expected
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Test
    3 Amy Boyce
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Thank you all
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    18 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    Not what I would have expected
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Test
    3 Amy Boyce
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Thank you all
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    18 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    Designated Drop-off spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    44 Matthew Heaton
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    United States
    RE: Thank you all
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    18 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
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    INNOVATIVE ENERGY SAVING
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    314 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 07:59 Bangladesh
    Definition of greenfield site
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    222 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 05:51 Sweden
    Gravel nonroof area
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    241 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 05:21 Greece
    Duct sealing methods
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    312 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 03:19 Thailand
    Basement Ventilation exceptional calculations
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,498 Rathnashree Bharadwaj
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 02:28 India
    Does all of Section 1.6 results have to be filled?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,498 Ivan Priatman
    Senior Designer
    PT. Archimetric
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 20:20 Indonesia
    Exemplary Performance ID point for 40% reduction.
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Daniel Hersh
    Architect
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 14:51 United States
    Designated Drop-off spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    44 Matthew Heaton
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 12:04 United States
    Project has all 5 Categories
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 10:41 United States
    Pilot Credit 88: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 10:08 Greece
    Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    2 Kate Bubriski
    Architect
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 12:55 United States
    ACP and Regional Priority
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    40 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
    PageSoutherlandPage
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 10:49 United States
    VENTILATION SPACES & Store Rooms Energy Calculation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    314 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 03:08 Bangladesh
    Alternative HVAC duct sealant
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    115 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 03:06 Thailand
    MR cr2 : Option2
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    13 Remigio Antonio Rancan
    civil and structural engineer LEED AP BD+C GBC HOME AP
    Sun, Nov 16, 2014
    2014-11-16 12:36 Italy
    Incineration
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    63 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Nov 15, 2014
    2014-11-15 08:19 Hungary
    Efficiency First
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 14:13 Mexico
    IEQ c4.3 Flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    323 Rezkar Abdulmajeed
    Architect/LEED AP
    7D ASSOCIATES
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 13:21 Canada
    Motorcycle parking spaces
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    4 Catherine Verdier
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 11:32 France
    No test of SRI?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    241 Juliane Muench
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 04:41 Denmark

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