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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,905 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sat, Jul 4, 2015
    RE: Pre-development Conditions
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    233 Thiago Bondini
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Is the credit for during construction, or after envelope is up?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    125 Nena Elise
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    97 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Historic Building Cold Dark Shell
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    953 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Total construction cost
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Building Type
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    218 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: SS 4.4 No New Parking.
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    309 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    59 Andy Rhoades
    Partner
    Leading Edge Consulting
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Shared building electricity meter
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    9 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Protect Habitat on Campus
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    237 April Brown
    Senior Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Legacy LEED AP's
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    18 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Signed Contract with the CxA
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    276 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    RE: green cleaning term
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    580 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    green cleaning
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    51 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    Assessment report feedback?
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    1 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    RE: Scope of the Pre-requisite in C&S Shopping mall
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Tenant Layout in Lease Agreement
    in CS v4: Quality views
    2 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    LEED excluded areas within LEED project boundary
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    8 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Credit documentation
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    283 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Compliance for Proposed New Buildings
    in ND-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Option 2 Documentation
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    11 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Gypsum board recycling resource, Saudi Arabia
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    378 Shreepad Bandagi
    LEED Coordinator
    Nesma & Partners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    FTE Calculations for the Train Station (LEED CS 2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    9 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Development Density Calculations
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    44 Amanda Johnson
    Penicaud Green Building
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    France
    RE: Policy goals
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    31 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    RE: Condensing Gas Boiler options
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    17 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    Phase Out Plan
    in NC v2.2 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    14 John Ambert
    BNIM Architects
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    Meter for Water Use in Laundry
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    13 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    Window Shade Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    33 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    IAQ calculator occupancy designations?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    5 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    United States
    How to calculate Floor Area to be Ventilated?
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    15 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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: 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: OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Spain
    RE: Energy And Water Data Release Form
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
    principal
    Joslin Consulting
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    Sharing my BD+C exam tips!
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Exam
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    Managing Editor
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    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    11 Raymond Salfiti
    Managing Director
    G
    Mon, Feb 23, 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
    Application/Performance period
    in Performance Period
    52 Keith Johnson
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    United States
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    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
    Store
    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: Peak and Daily Average Transient
    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    11 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Air Leakage
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    59 Olga Nikitina
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    FTE Calculations for the Train Station (LEED CS 2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    9 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    Submission of Design Cr. during Constr. Final Rev. f. 2nd round
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    696 Juliane Muench
    Sun, Jun 28, 2015
    IAQ calculator occupancy designations?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    5 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    United States
    How to calculate Floor Area to be Ventilated?
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    15 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    How to calculate Floor Area to be Ventilated?
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    15 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    Contact at USGBC for LEED ND
    in ND-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    1 Martine Desbois
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    Excluding materials that you don't know the SRI for
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    76 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    67 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Submission through design review
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    38 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    LEED CI
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    679 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    Retail (other than mall) or Enclosed Mall
    in Retail–CI-v2009: On-site renewable energy
    1 Geraldine Assmus
    Sustentator
    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    Argentina
    indoor smoking room exhaust
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    97 Alexander Benning
    Project Manager
    ES EnviroSustain GmbH
    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    Germany
    Workspace Pods
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    145 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    Medical records room with 7 cubicles.
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    187 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    34 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    Assesment rooms at rehabilitation Center
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    319 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: Multiple Buildings Project Certification
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    124 Mario S.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    LEED certification for part(s) of a hospital--op. rooms v. gar.?
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    1 Robert Russo
    Sun, Jun 21, 2015
    Existing Blow-out toilets
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    101 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
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    Space usage type - kitchen
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    9 Thomas Baltsersen
    Engineer, M.Sc.
    midtconsult
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    2015-06-29 03:43 Denmark
    IAQ calculator occupancy designations?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    5 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    2015-06-26 21:22 United States
    CIBSE AM10 Flow Chart (Figure 2.8)
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    15 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    2015-06-26 15:14 Brazil
    Submitting this point in v2009
    in EBOM-v4: Integrated pest management
    5 Tracy Smith
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    2015-06-26 12:58 United States
    Protect Habitat on Campus
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    237 Marissa Hebert
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
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    Exterior Shading Devices
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    412 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    2015-06-26 09:16 United States
    Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    67 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    2015-06-25 12:48 United Kingdom
    ULEF/CARB meeting credit criteria?
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    51 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    2015-06-25 10:22 United States
    Retail (other than mall) or Enclosed Mall
    in Retail–CI-v2009: On-site renewable energy
    1 Geraldine Assmus
    Sustentator
    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    2015-06-24 14:35 Argentina
    indoor smoking room exhaust
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    97 Alexander Benning
    Project Manager
    ES EnviroSustain GmbH
    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    2015-06-24 08:58 Germany
    Doubt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    69 Hugo Pereira
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    2015-06-23 16:11 Brazil
    Performance Period
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    9 Matthew Hanks
    Environmental Engineering Intern
    U.S. EPA
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    2015-06-23 08:41 United States
    Medical records room with 7 cubicles.
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    187 CATALINA CABALLERO
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    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 17:20 United States
    Using microgrid battery storage to achieve demand response credi
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    34 Sarah Sachs
    Buro Happold
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 14:52 United States
    Assesment rooms at rehabilitation Center
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    319 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 13:54 United States
    Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Mike Zupan
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 12:24 United States
    100 Year Flood Zone for CS projects -Previously Developed
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    17 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 11:15 France
    Policy goals
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    31 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 04:03 Greece
    LEED for Homes MidRise and Commercial Condo Space
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    144 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    2015-06-19 13:15 United States
    Scope of the Pre-requisite in C&S Shopping mall
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 SUMAC Inc.
    SUMAC
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    2015-06-19 12:49 Peru

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