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    7 VISHESH AGARWAL
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    RE: Reuse of laboratory equipment and furniture
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    68 Isabel Santos
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    RE: shop applied adhesive in a laminate flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    509 Roger Henry
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    Qatar
    RE: The overlap activities between CxA and CM Consultant
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    336 Tim Middleton
    Technical Manager
    VILANDCO
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    65 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    188 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Using Chilled Water Pump similar to ASHRAE 90.1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,690 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    Singapore
    Planned/future Photovolatic installation
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    297 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    United States
    bus rapid transit stop
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    42 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    United States
    ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    44 Gregory Martin
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Signage Language
    in EBOM-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    10 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Rainwater Management
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    80 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    Institute for Research
    in Healthcare-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    5 Rachel Manoguerra
    Green Associate
    3QC, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Non potable water systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    30 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Electrical Commissioning Scope
    in NC-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    15 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Green Product- FSC
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    7 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    India
    RE: Reuse of laboratory equipment and furniture
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    68 Isabel Santos
    ECOCHOICE SA
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    RE: shop applied adhesive in a laminate flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    509 Roger Henry
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    Qatar
    RE: The overlap activities between CxA and CM Consultant
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    336 Tim Middleton
    Technical Manager
    VILANDCO
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    65 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    188 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Using Chilled Water Pump similar to ASHRAE 90.1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,690 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    Singapore
    Planned/future Photovolatic installation
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    297 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    United States
    bus rapid transit stop
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    42 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    United States
    ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    44 Gregory Martin
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Signage Language
    in EBOM-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    10 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Rainwater Management
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    80 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    Institute for Research
    in Healthcare-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    5 Rachel Manoguerra
    Green Associate
    3QC, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Non potable water systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    30 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Electrical Commissioning Scope
    in NC-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    15 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: USGBC’s residential midrise simulation guidelines
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    7 Asa Foss
    LEED for Homes Techincal Development
    US Green Building Council
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    Third-Party Energy Reporting Innovation Credit
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    169 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED AP BD+C
    Perkins+Will
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: LEED CI - HVAC Syatem selection and Fan power Modeling
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    436 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Valuation of Recycled Content
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    2 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: GRI Sustainability Reports
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    9 David Dixon
    President
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    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: FIT Program vs LEED Points
    in LEED Canada Forum
    55 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: Denied prerequisite
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    828 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Aug 18, 2016
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    794 Maria Isabel Conde
    Owner
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    Wed, Aug 17, 2016
    RE: WELL Building Credits used for LEED ID Credit
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    35 Michael Munn
    Assistant Project Manager, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 10, 2016
    RE: Energy Star compliant attic access doors
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    159 Brett Little
    Executive Director
    GreenHome Institute
    Tue, Aug 2, 2016
    RE: *sensationalism alert*!
    in Does LEED v4 Ban PVC?
    12 joel longstreth
    Marketing Manager
    brentwood plastics
    Mon, Aug 1, 2016
    RE: Adding more projects to a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    572 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    RE: sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    2 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    n/a
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    12 robert lohr
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    DSW, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
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    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    7 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Trinidad and Tobago
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    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    20 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    RE: Deadline for Construction Review
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    5 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Sun, Jul 10, 2016
    ECp2 and c1 - Location of this Addendum?
    in Highlights from the LEED-EBOM addenda
    2 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    16 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    RE: DES Rates
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    73 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    RE: parking demand vs 1000sf or vs employees
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    37 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    RE: Lease Language
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    31 Chris Freeland
    Architect
    Aller Lingle Massey Architects
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    United States
    Default Occupancy for a Health Club
    in Calculating FTEs
    208 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    Argentina
    RE: GBCI policy on deferring appeal
    in Defer a Design Phase Appeal
    2 Karen Elliott
    LEED AP ID+C & BD+C
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Window-Wall ratio and zone
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    231 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jan 31, 2011
    RE: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    67 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Fri, Jan 28, 2011
    United States
    RE: Vacuum cleaners - CRI certification alternative for Europe?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    52 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 25, 2011
    RE: Operable windows & mechanically ventilated space
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,043 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Tue, Jan 25, 2011
    RE: IEQp1 100% OA AHU and Valance units Comment
    in Schools-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    21 John Burnett
    FAC-LEEDership
    Tue, Jan 25, 2011
    RE: Using Chilled Water Pump similar to ASHRAE 90.1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,690 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Tue, Jan 25, 2011
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    RE: Compliance with WEp1 building that was constructed after 2007 bu
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    282 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Jan 24, 2011
    RE: Leakage Rate in v5 Form
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    46 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Mon, Jan 24, 2011
    RE: IAQ Calculator
    in NC v2.2 EQc2: Increased Ventilation
    16 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jan 21, 2011
    RE: Energy And Water Data Release Form
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
    principal
    Joslin Consulting
    Fri, Jan 21, 2011
    RE: Energy And Water Data Release Form
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
    principal
    Joslin Consulting
    Fri, Jan 21, 2011
    RE: EAc6 baseline and PP?
    in EBOM 2009 EAc6: Emissions Reduction Reporting
    41 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 18, 2011
    Supermarket in a small neighbourhood
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    292 Heraldo Muñoz
    Wed, Jan 12, 2011
    Paraguay
    RE: Mandatory 18% energy saving after April 2016
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,297 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jan 4, 2011
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    Tenant Layout in Lease Agreement
    in CS v4: Quality views
    2 LEED Pro Consultant
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    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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    Construction - Indoor Air Quality V2009
    in Schools 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    14 Noelle Hunner
    Project Engineer
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    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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    Phase Out Plan
    in NC v2.2 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    15 John Ambert
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    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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    Meter for Water Use in Laundry
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    13 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    2015-06-29 11:03 United States
    Window Shade Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    46 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    2015-06-29 10:37 United States
    Air Leakage
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    64 Olga Nikitina
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    2015-06-29 06:22 Russian Federation
    Space usage type - kitchen
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    22 Thomas Baltsersen
    Engineer, M.Sc.
    midtconsult
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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    Home size credit calculation
    in Homes-v4: Home size
    2 Jean Henderson
    Sun, Jun 28, 2015
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    IAQ calculator occupancy designations?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    10 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
    50 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
    12 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
    272 Marissa Hebert
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
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    Exterior Shading Devices
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    441 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
    72 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Project Manager
    ARP-Astrance
    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
    55 William Weaver
    LEED Fellow, WELL AP
    JLL
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
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    10 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
    116 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
    75 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
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    231 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
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