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    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    197 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
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    3 PAULA HERNANDEZ
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    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
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    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    129 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
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    RE: HVAC system's capability to accommodate CO2 sensors
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    55 CT G
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Not enclosed meeting room
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    240 CT G
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Two options for compliance (pictures or signature)? IEQ cr3.1
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    109 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Anticipated Tenant Fit Out and IEQ compliance
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    54 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Fixture replacement authentication
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    255 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
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    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    817 PAULA HERNANDEZ
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    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Exterior lighting artwork - Process Load
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,069 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Expanding Insulating Foam for filling gaps around windows
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    373 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: M&V Plan Doubt
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    195 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
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    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
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    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    IEQc7.1 compliance problems
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    194 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: no new parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    290 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    Measurement doubt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    87 Maximiliano Martinez
    Project Manager
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    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Independence of CxA - enhanced commissioning
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    249 Scott Bowman
    Owner - Building Sage
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    Vehicular control - Tire washing control
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    207 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: CS Alternative Compliance Path
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    4 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: Mech. exhaust fan required for a naturally ventilated project?
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    131 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: IEQ Credit 8.2 : Lobby at Community Center/Field Operations
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    354 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    SRI value for concrete
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    3 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    SRI value for concrete
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    LEED NC Credit EAc2 for LEED ID+C project as an ID credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    139 Amit Ahiel
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    ETo units and ETo calculation software
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    353 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: Method for surveying in an academic setting
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    270 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    RE: Materials Submittal Form
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    430 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    RE: CxA Experience and energy systems
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    241 Scott Bowman
    Owner - Building Sage
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    RE: Regional Material in Non LEED building
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    254 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    RE: Tenant retail areas, non-regularly occupied Space?
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    98 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    RE: Interior renderings not available for project
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    62 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    RE: Commissioning Agent or Authority-Difference & Does Size Matter?
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    98 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    RE: Shading from Adjacent buildings
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    6 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    RE: Parking for LEFE car in the basement
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    341 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Mon, Aug 25, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
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    4 Spencer Kim
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    Final review appeal for credit EAc1, new energy model
    in Review Appeal
    30 Veronica Reed
    Founder
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    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    Marking credits as Complete
    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    RE: Check MPR and rating system selection policy
    in Add addition to a LEED certified building.
    6 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    RE: 3rd Edition not available on ITE website
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
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    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Tue, May 20, 2014
    RE: LEED Online V3 and web browser solutions?
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    18 Allison Zuchman
    PDT Architects
    Thu, May 15, 2014
    RE: Web-based Reference Guide
    in LEED v4 Spoken Here
    6 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Wed, May 14, 2014
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    in Site boundaries for multi-phase Projects
    18 Eunju Park
    Thu, May 8, 2014
    RE: Consult Core & Shell Appendix 1
    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    9 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Thu, May 1, 2014
    RE: Re: Building Additions
    in Building Additions
    5 Mary Lea Tucker
    President
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    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: LEED ND acronyms
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    3 Conor Merrigan
    Principal
    C2 Sustainability LLC
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Choice between LEED NC & LEED HC
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    120 Omar Katanani
    Mon, Apr 28, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Project Type and Rating Type for Block Project
    in LEED for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Application Guide
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Apr 5, 2014
    RE: IES vs other software
    in Has anyone done LEED energy modelling using Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) software
    5 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Apply to LEED Committees by April 10
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    179 Christopher Law
    Associate, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    RE: LEED-ND v2009 Sunset
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    39 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    RE: CS expedited process
    in Core and Shell Precertification
    2 Catie Ryan
    Project Manager
    Terrapin Bright Green
    Mon, Mar 31, 2014
    Option 3 for Catholic and Public Joint Use School
    in LEED Canada Forum
    32 Kelly Searle
    LEED Green Associate, Sustainable Innovation Specialist
    Clark Builders
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    Is this a typo?
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    313 30 Nick Hentschel
    Mon, Sep 28, 2009
    Direct Line of Sight @ 42" w/ glazing starting at 46"?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    312 63 John Drigot
    Design/LEED Specialist
    The Neenan Company
    Wed, Sep 30, 2009
    RE: M&V plan required for case 1, or not?
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    308 120 Dave Intner
    Firmitas Architecture & Planning
    Mon, Dec 21, 2009
    Depth of data collection required
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    308 61 Chris Munn
    Director, National Operations
    Chelsea Group, Ltd.
    Tue, Dec 1, 2009
    RE: Depth of data collection required
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    308 61 Jason Franken
    Sustainability Professional
    Thu, Dec 3, 2009
    Process water for EP point
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    308 51 Tristan Roberts
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    RE: CI IEQ p1 ASHRAE 62.1-2007 calculator
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    307 131 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Nov 25, 2009
    RE: Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    307 122 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Dec 10, 2009
    IEQ and related products
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    304 131 Jill Sokol
    RCAD
    Thu, Sep 3, 2009
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    304 122 Tristan Roberts
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    What constitutes a "Master Plan"?
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    304 21 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Mon, Jan 4, 2010
    RE: Tenant spaces are simple, right?
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    303 79 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Feb 1, 2010
    RE: ISSUE Part 2
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    302 131 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Feb 1, 2010
    Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    301 122 Alex Warburton
    Thu, Nov 26, 2009
    RE: Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    301 122 Alex Warburton
    Thu, Dec 10, 2009
    RE: What you are saying is indeed
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    301 21 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Fri, Dec 11, 2009
    RE: Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    300 122 Alex Warburton
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Which Spaces Should Be Included?
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    300 79 Seema Pandya
    Senior Sustainability Manager
    YR&G sustainability
    Tue, Jan 19, 2010
    RE: Recycling
    in CI 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    300 57 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Jan 26, 2010
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    299 122 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Dec 8, 2009
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    in Homes-v4: Heat island reduction
    1 Nelca Roco
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    Sat, Aug 23, 2014
    Cannot upload after review comments
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    136 Robert Wichert
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    Fri, Aug 22, 2014
    Survey Completion
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    19 Elliot Young
    Fri, Aug 22, 2014
    Building Energy Metering - Third Party Source
    in CS v4: Building-level energy metering
    1 Sean Hogan
    LEED AP
    RKD Architects
    Fri, Aug 22, 2014
    Average Full Flush and Low Flush
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    3 Geraldine Assmus
    Sustentator
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    Multi-Family Residential Options
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    247 Alexis Thompson
    Project Coordinator
    Sellen Sustainability
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    Commerical Clothes Washers
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    125 Laura MacSweeney
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    LEEDv4 MPRs - Definition of Single Building
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    125 Kacy Wander
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JacobsWyper Architects
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    land that may be excluded from LEED project boundary....
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    195 Michael Johnson
    Architect
    Chenevert Architects
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    Another "is it a roof or is it hardscape" inquiry
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    261 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    Performance Period and this credit
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    80 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    EAp1
    in NC v2.2 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    46 Donald Green
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    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    Outdoor air requirements in corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    753 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
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    112 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    FTE calculation for a Dorm
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    187 Nena Elise
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
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    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    240 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    WEp1: Ice Machine - ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent?
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    1 Graeme Smith
    Director
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    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    Worst condition?
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    264 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    ID Credit for SMaRT Level 3 Products?
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    139 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    WEp1 & SSc3.2
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    88 Cathal Heneghan
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014

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