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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: LEED v4 Registration Delay a Mistake
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    58 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Sat, Nov 1, 2014
    RE: Energy saving in the hot water system with low flow fixture
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    870 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Sat, Nov 1, 2014
    RE: More Info on Program is Needed
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    34 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Discount for FTE
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    85 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    RE: Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Flush-Out Path 2 - Weekend Run-Hours Required?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    65 Charles Marino
    Energy Engineer
    AKF Group, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    RE: High School Campus With No New Parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    125 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    SS CR 1 - Site Selection
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    202 Harsharan Kaur
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Baseline System configuration for mixed use condominium
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    559 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Perimeter Controls
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: IEQp1:Heating mode
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    815 Stella Stella
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Japan
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    60 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: GoO equivalency to Green-e Standard
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    12 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    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
    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
    RE: Process energy cost
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    15 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: regulalry occupied in DCs
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Daylight
    2 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    RE: What if only 2 of 3 stairwells meet daylighting requirement?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    32 Lee Altman
    NYC Department of Design and Construction
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    RE: Re-certification of a LEED 2009 EBOM project in 2017
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    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
    RE: Green Cleaning
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    533 Stella Stella
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Philippines
    24 Hour Retail
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    1 Daniel Zaneto
    MMA Architects
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    RE: Is Cradle-to-Cradle Certification acceptable?
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    70 Josh Jacobs
    Technical Information & Public Affairs Manager
    UL Environment
    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
    RE: Emergency Exits
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    270 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    LEED V4 DATA CENTER
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    120 Caroline Vallieres
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    Canada
    Native species
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    220 Stella Stella
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    RE: Electric consumption based on EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    141 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014
    RE: Up Light
    in NC v2.2 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    94 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014
    RE: Lights on Fence around the building
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    148 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    LEED Engineer
    Al Yamama Company
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Paraguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkey - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Arab Emirates - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Yemen - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Northern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Denmark - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Estonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Finland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iceland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ireland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Latvia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Norway - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sweden - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Kingdom - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Argentina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kuwait - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED V4 DATA CENTER
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    120 Caroline Vallieres
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    Canada
    How many people per control
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    29 Matthew Catterall
    Cotera+Reed Architects
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    Confusion over tile
    in Schools IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    29 Crista Shopis
    Senior Engineer, LEED AP
    Taitem Engineering
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    United States
    Recycled cork can contribute to achieve MRc6?
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    50 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    Portugal
    local equivalent standards?
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    96 Christian Luft
    Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technologies GmbH
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    Germany
    RE: Stadium seating - need SRI? Is it an appurtenance/usable space?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    267 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    6 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Pilot credit # 45
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    16 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    France
    RE: Stadium seating - need SRI? Is it an appurtenance/usable space?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    267 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Limited LEED CI boundary
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    4 Kevin Wilcox
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    118 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    United States
    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
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    Public vs Staff Entries
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    2 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    Pressure flow rates
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    12 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    Ice Makers on LEED 2009 for Retail NC
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Water use reduction
    1 Nic Millard
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    MPW Engineering
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    United States
    Credits from other Rating Systems
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    6 Meredith Elbaum
    The Elbaum Group
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    Roof Area Clarification
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    96 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    United States
    CS project without bathrooms and elegible fixtures
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    188 Maria Isabel Conde
    Owner
    Aqua Terra (Panama) S.A.
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    Panama
    Auto Dealership
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    293 Vince Capogna
    President
    Synergy Green Building Consulting, LLC
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    United States
    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 3, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    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
    2014-10-16 06:17 Ireland
    100% OA multiple zones system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    815 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 04:43 Switzerland
    Some question about roof garden.
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    267 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 22:28 China
    Regularly Occupied Space + Basement View Access
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    370 Ryan Kurlbaum
    CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 16:54 United States
    No autosizing of equipment on proposed?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 16:30 United States
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 16:22 United States
    Simultaneously encouraging and frustrating...
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    34 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 15:46 United States
    Not enough space on MRc4 Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    159 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 12:19 United States
    Is Cradle-to-Cradle Certification acceptable?
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    70 Chris Moore
    Touchstone CPM, Inc.
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 12:13 United States
    Cost!
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    34 Nena Elise
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 12:10 United States
    More Info on Program is Needed
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    34 Melissa Wrolstad
    Senior Project Manager
    CodeGreen Solutions
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 11:58 United States
    Green-e equivalency
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    12 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 11:03 Mexico
    LEED V4 DATA CENTER
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    120 Caroline Vallieres
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 10:17 Canada
    GoO equivalency to Green-e Standard
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    12 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 07:07 Italy
    CS 2009 or CS v4
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    613 Toni Herena Montull
    Project Engineer
    Aiguasol
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 05:01 Spain
    On-site renewable energy
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Juliane Muench
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 04:34 Denmark
    Green Cleaning
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    533 Stella Stella
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 02:44 Philippines
    LEED V4 DATA CENTER
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    111 Caroline Vallieres
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014
    2014-10-14 14:02 Canada
    Lights on Fence around the building
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    148 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    LEED Engineer
    Al Yamama Company
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014
    2014-10-14 09:12 Saudi Arabia
    How to calculate Squatter Toilet in we p1? and roof garden?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    602 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014
    2014-10-14 08:15 China

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