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    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Concrete forming and temporary material - recycled content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    461 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Qualifying Products
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    15 Joanna Switzer
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    NAUF & CARB Formaldehyde Compliant
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    176 Lilian Seow
    LEED Manager
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Appeal Process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    574 Dennis Park
    Perkins + Will
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Option 4 fuel-efficient car sharing program for a C&S building
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    82 Eleftherios Zacharakis
    Environmental and Energy Consultant
    WSP Group Sweden
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Equipment Capacity for Design and Baseline Case
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,377 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Emergency Exits
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    267 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Local Jurisdiction Approval?
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    771 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    location test
    in Warehouses-EBOM-v4: Rainwater management
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    hand-watering?
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    357 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Qualifying energy use
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    7 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Status of covered outside space and Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,085 Amanda Johnson
    Penicaud Green Building
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Analysis areas for large building
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    15 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Eliminating Multiple Responses From One Person - Survey Changes
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    271 Tatjana Ernst
    LEED AP; Dipl.-Ing.
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: "Performance Period" duration
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    3 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Stand Alone Refrigerators and Freezers to be included in EAc4?
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    102 Vivien Fairlamb
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    RE: FSC MIX
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    98 Viktor Reutherborg
    Trainee
    NCC Construction Sverige
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    RE: Net vs. Gross tonnage
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    326 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    ID Credit for Herbs Garden
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    525 MOHD HAFIZI MOHAMAD
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    RE: Dimension of entryway systems
    in EBOM-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    2 Scott Adams
    Principal
    Sustainable Integration LLC
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    RE: Retail tenant in a mall
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    4 Scott Adams
    Principal
    Sustainable Integration LLC
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    RE: Energy-Star equivalent products
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    260 R G
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    RE: SSc6 - Site Improvement Plan
    in EBOM-v4: Site improvement plan
    2 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Mon, Aug 11, 2014
    RE: No VOC information
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    83 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Mon, Aug 11, 2014
    RE: Meaning of ABS in trip reduction calculations
    in ND-v2009: Transportation demand management
    5 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Sun, Aug 10, 2014
    Commercial Kitchen
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    80 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Sat, Aug 9, 2014
    RE: How long do you have to do surveys?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    95 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014
    RE: Public Service Announcements and IDc1 Credit
    in NC v2.2 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    129 Jackie Kanyuk
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    RE: Ratio 1:3
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    30 Diana Nezamutinova
    Consultant
    Self Employed
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    DES systems
    in CS v4: Optimize energy performance
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    District heating cooling plant off-site
    in CS v4: Renewable energy production
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    No cooling towers
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Site-wide measures
    in CS v4: Rainwater management
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Balconies
    in CS v4: Open space
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Defining Outdoor Social Activities
    in NC-v4: Open space
    3 Dee Spiro
    Sustainability Manager
    Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Rock Ballasting
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    170 29 Jenny Carney
    Principal
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 28, 2009
    Rock Ballasting
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    169 29 Chris Munn
    Director, National Operations
    Chelsea Group, Ltd.
    Mon, Dec 28, 2009
    RE: Recycling Insulation
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    166 326 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Thu, Jan 28, 2010
    RE: Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    158 71 Drew Johnson
    LEED AP O+M
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    100% recycling rate claims
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    155 326 Yancy Wright
    Director
    Sellen Sustainability / Sellen Construction
    Wed, Jan 13, 2010
    RE: Waste Hauler sorts off-site
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    152 80 Paul C
    Thu, Sep 23, 2010
    RE: FSC Timber outside of the US
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    151 388 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    Recycling Insulation
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    147 326 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    RE: Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    147 71 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    146 71 Drew Johnson
    LEED AP O+M
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    RE: Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    145 71 Shira Norman
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    RE: Re: Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    143 57 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 14, 2013
    RE: Documents to Upload
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    139 148 Mohamed Ravuthar, LEED AP, BD+C
    LEED Engineer
    Contrack International Inc
    Tue, Dec 13, 2011
    I took both tests
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    137 57 María Fernanda Aguirre
    Architect LEED AP BD + C - LEED AP ID + C
    Renato Miranda and Associates
    Wed, Jun 12, 2013
    Exterior lighting - option 3
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    137 103 Tanmay Tathagat
    Environmental Design Solutions
    Tue, Sep 14, 2010
    RE: LEED EB O&M
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    136 98 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Aug 29, 2010
    RE: Core fixtures included?
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    136 211 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Sep 11, 2009
    RE: other providers
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    133 57 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Mar 14, 2013
    Registration a project under the LEED v4
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    131 39 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013
    RE: Preferred Parking special parking lots
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    130 82 Ryan Gaylord
    Director
    CTG Energetics, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 6, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    No parking
    in CS v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 MM K
    Mon, Aug 4, 2014
    LEED site definition
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    4 Jie Xiong
    Mon, Aug 4, 2014
    Outdoor air monitoring through BMS
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    240 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Sat, Aug 2, 2014
    lansdcape water calculation montly/daily and rainwater
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    357 EBRU UNVER
    LEED AP BD+C
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    Rainwater reuse for irrigation and flush discharges
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    357 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    Green Roof Plant overhang
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    261 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    Storage for "Peak Visitors"
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    239 Ryan McEvoy
    Owner
    Gaia Development
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    University Campus Transit
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    3 Rebecca Brown
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    No "new" parking, or "Not any" parking??
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    4 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    Batteries Required?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    80 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Streetside landscaped but not trees
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    76 Trinidee Shelton
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    .
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    1 Suhaas Mathur
    SGS India Private Limited
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
    Security Fence Entry the Main Building Entrance?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    239 Mary Kay
    Project Coordinator
    Gray Construction
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Sustainable Site Prereq 2.1 Site Assessment NCv4 SSc1
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Site assessment
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Transportation Planning Handbook NCv4 LTc7
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Middle School Student Waiting Rooms
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    9 Sara Zoumbaris
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    ASHRAE 62.1
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    131 MM K
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Snow Melt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    102 Elizabeth Felder
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    Air quality testing for targeted chemicals
    in Homes-v4: Contaminant control
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Mon, Jul 28, 2014
    GBCI Invoices have no bank account info!
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    72 Marcio Alberto Casado Pereira
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014

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