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    Light Pollution Reduction
    in EBOM-v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    United States
    RE: Naturally ventilated corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    882 Stella Stella
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: Air Curtain in conditioned space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,724 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: What is the acceptable testing standard for runoff coefficient.
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    223 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    73 cathy keagle
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    United States
    RE: Items that are used for either MRc4 or MRc3
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    531 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    District Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    116 Mark Daub
    Drees&Sommer
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    Germany
    OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    185 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    Qatar
    RE: Bicycle & Changing rooms in basement , 200 yards
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    94 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    RE: Occupancy Proof
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    654 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    Qatar
    RE: CORE area and SHELL area
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 Yodi Danusastro
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    Indonesia
    MR1.1 achivable with masonry walls and concrete slabs?
    in Homes-v2008: Material-efficient framing
    1 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    Argentina
    RE: Dish detergent
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    140 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    57 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Using LEEDv4 Fundamental and Enhanced ECx to achieve ID LEED2009
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    546 Candice Rogers
    Paladin, Inc
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    United States
    LEFEV Parking spots in shared garage w/ no dedicated spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    367 ELIZABETH REITER
    Architect 1
    WORKSBUREAU
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    Zero lot line projects
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    20 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Defining Outdoor Social Activities
    in NC-v4: Open space
    6 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: This just... USGBC changes to CS energy modeling requirements
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    263 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: LEED AP + Independent CxA
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    15 MM K
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: VOC limits for the welding of PP-R
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    434 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: A site with large building footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    231 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Point Structure For MRc5
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    289 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Parking space ownership
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    95 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: HVAC System 8 Baseline
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    914 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Reused area of column and beam
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    86 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Location(s) and Wording of Signs
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    96 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Uplight - Option 2 Calculation method
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    28 Yvonne Fan
    Lighting Designer
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    47 Mark Walsh
    Technical Director
    Perkins+Will
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Task Lighting
    in EBOM-v4: Interior lighting
    2 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M
    YR&G
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: recycling of existing floors or installation waste
    in EBOM-v4: Solid waste management - facility maintenance and renovations
    2 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M
    YR&G
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    ASHRAE 90.1-2007: 6.4.3.4.2 building height exemption
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    469 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    South Africa
    RE: Ongoing Goods Accounting
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - ongoing
    4 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M
    YR&G
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: PUBLISHED ACP DOCUMENTATION GUIDANCE FOR PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE US
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    160 Mike Barker
    Principal : Energy / Electrical Engineer
    BuildingPhysics South Africa
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: LEED 2.2 Registered Projects
    in LEED 2.2 Registered Projects (with the eventual adoption of LEED v4)
    4 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: FTE for Apartment building
    in Calculating FTEs
    189 CT G
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    Application/Performance period
    in Performance Period
    52 Keith Johnson
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    United States
    How to Build Your Team on LEEDuser - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    16 Jeffrey Ornstein
    Associate Project Manager for Architecture, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, CDT
    New York City Housing Authority
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: selecting the correct rating system in v.2009
    in What LEED rating system to use?
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    Special Reports and Webcasts for LEEDuser Members - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
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    in Most Downloaded LEEDuser Documentation Templates, Calculators, and Samples
    1 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
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    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Shopping mall and Community Connectivity
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    29 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Sunset date for LEED 2009 and incentives for using LEED v4
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Taryn Holowka
    VP, Marketing & Communications, LEED AP
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Peak and Daily Average Transient
    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    11 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    9 Damien Boylan
    TMP
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    RE: Great concept, poor execution
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    36 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    62 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEFEV Parking spots in shared garage w/ no dedicated spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    367 ELIZABETH REITER
    Architect 1
    WORKSBUREAU
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    ASHRAE 50% AEDG
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    1 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    United States
    Baseline for Blow-out Fixtures
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    196 study topenergy
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    Existing Building Demolition
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Andrew McLaughlin
    Junior Architect
    KD2 Architects
    Sun, Mar 22, 2015
    RE: Use of LPD Calculation Template
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    586 ÅF Lighting
    ÅF Infrastructure
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    Commissioning Requirements Off-site
    in CS-2009: Social equity within the community
    1 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    Mexico
    Only one bus line, but within an extensive public trans system
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    211 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    United States
    management plan update after preliminary review
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    38 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    Changing from agent back to owner on Certification agreement
    in Required Signatories in LEED Online Forms
    68 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    United States
    Existing Building Demolition
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Andrew McLaughlin
    Junior Architect
    KD2 Architects
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    Existing Building Demolition
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Andrew McLaughlin
    Junior Architect
    KD2 Architects
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    KCMA -Reston, VA
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    420 L S
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    Canada
    Core&Shell Inheritance
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    28 Redy Truccolo
    Engineer
    Ariatta Ingegneria dei Sistemi
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    Italy
    Sensors calibration during the performace period
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    36 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    Poland
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    47 Mark Walsh
    Technical Director
    Perkins+Will
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    Shipping Room
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    180 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    Egypt
    Low Mercury Lamps
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    50 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    United States
    Certifying New Addition, excluding Existing Building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    136 Kris Phillips
    Architect
    Arcadis
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    Access Point to an Active Freight Rail Line
    in Warehouses-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    1 Jonathan Payne
    Sustainability Analyst
    Liberty Property Trust
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    United States
    LEEDv2009 O&M
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    1 Kasandra Martin
    Designer
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
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    Minimum Ventilation rates for Production area
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    882 sriram tetali
    Manager -Suatainability Services
    M W Group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 06:01 India
    Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    57 Charlie Christenson
    Vice President
    Brummitt Energy Associates, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
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    Location(s) and Wording of Signs
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    96 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 16:12 United States
    Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    2 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 15:01 United States
    ASHRAE 90.1-2007: 6.4.3.4.2 building height exemption
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    469 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 13:10 South Africa
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 10:33 Spain
    Side Horizontal Light Trespass
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    152 Neha Singhal
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    2015-03-25 07:52 India
    Parking space ownership
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    95 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 22:45 Mexico
    Items that are used for either MRc4 or MRc3
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    531 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 16:26 United States
    Must I continue to audit if 50% is reached during PP
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    73 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 15:39 United States
    ASHRAE 50% AEDG
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    1 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
    2015-03-24 14:10 United States
    interior lighting in hotels
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    108 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    2015-03-23 11:48 Poland
    CORE area and SHELL area
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 Yodi Danusastro
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    2015-03-23 00:47 Indonesia
    Storage Room with a small window
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    882 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Sun, Mar 22, 2015
    2015-03-22 15:40 Turkey
    Occupancy Proof
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    654 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Sun, Mar 22, 2015
    2015-03-22 04:23 Qatar
    2009 calculator - "private" bathrooms in a commecial facility
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    268 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Sat, Mar 21, 2015
    2015-03-21 15:21 United States
    Commissioning Requirements Off-site
    in CS-2009: Social equity within the community
    1 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    2015-03-20 14:17 Mexico
    Forms Update
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    24 Rachael Vidulich
    Project Engineer
    The Augustine Company
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    2015-03-20 13:03 United States
    Only one bus line, but within an extensive public trans system
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    211 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    2015-03-20 11:02 United States
    Modeling Radiant Panels with DOAS
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,724 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    2015-03-20 06:12 Italy

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