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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Exemplary performance for SSc2 in LEED v.2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    245 Whysal Haddad
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Option 2 for submetered irrigation
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    6 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: If the ventilation of kitchens in hotel should be included in
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    889 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Mechanical Engineer / LEED Coordination Manager
    Moses & Associates
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Plug Load Exemption
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 Kim Lombard
    Architect
    AECOM
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED CI or not?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    676 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Sat, Apr 25, 2015
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Separate CxA's for Fundamental and Enhanced Cx?
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    268 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Pending commissioning completion
    in NC-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    4 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Occupant Comfort Survey - draft from LEED User
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    57 Alana Fichman
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    78 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 24, 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: Sports Practice Facility FTEs vs Transients
    in Calculating FTEs
    191 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    1 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    Lebanon
    Office building - Standard 62.1-2013 - Which toilet type?
    in CS v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    France
    Policy Template - Maintenance Equipment "goals"
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    1 Maureen Colburn
    LHB
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: brownfield confusion
    in NC-v4: High priority site
    2 Theresa Backhus
    Sites Technical Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    RE: 5-year lease + Letter of commitment for another 5 year extension
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    38 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    CoC number not mentioned on Invoice
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    434 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    RE: New Audit (outside performance period)
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    69 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    RE: Exterior walk-off mats permitted?
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    6 Ashwini Arun
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    RE: Open space definition
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    175 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    Incomplete Space within LEED-CI Multi-Use Building
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    7 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    United States
    Option 1 - Reduction Combination?
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    387 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Baseline System Type Exceptions in 90.1-2007 Appendix G
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,162 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    RE: Street frontage and an urban setting
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    88 Francis Chua
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Project Architect at NK Architects
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    RE: Fueling Capacity - multiple stations
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    377 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    RE: Marketing materials + Retail items
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    102 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    RE: Liquid hand soaps/body wash
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    142 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    RE: Reclamation Land
    in ND-v2009: Wetland and water body conservation
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    RE: Regularly occupied: traffic flow spaces in an open floor plan
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    69 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    compliance with IS 7730:2005
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    5 Angelina Ten
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    RE: EA advanced Energy metering credit (LEED v4)
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    6 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Apr 21, 2015
    RE: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    25 Theresa Backhus
    Sites Technical Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Tue, Apr 21, 2015
    RE: Compliance?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    55 Heather Gardner
    Project Architect
    Tue, Apr 21, 2015
    Space flexibility
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    181 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Apr 21, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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 for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Marija Golubovic
    LEED AP BD+C, Green rater,HERS rater,USGBC faculty
    Energo Energy Efficiency Engineering doo
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Feb 17, 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
    How to Build Your Team on LEEDuser - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    16 Jeffrey Ornstein
    Associate Project Manager for Architecture, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, CDT
    New York City Housing Authority
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    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
    The 10 Most Popular LEEDuser Forums - by Tristan Roberts
    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: Sunset date for LEED 2009 and incentives for using LEED v4
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Taryn Holowka
    VP, Marketing & Communications, LEED AP
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    RE: Peak and Daily Average Transient
    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    11 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    9 Damien Boylan
    TMP
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    RE: Great concept, poor execution
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    36 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    62 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Occupant Comfort Survey - draft from LEED User
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    57 Alana Fichman
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    CoC number not mentioned on Invoice
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    434 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    Does restaurant dishwashers qualify as waste water?
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    117 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    Canada
    LEED PC 66 Community Contaminant Prevention
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    13 Amanda Brathwaite
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    CSR- GRI Report
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    27 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    outdoor air flow monitoring location
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    57 Lily Li
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    United States
    Cut Sheets for re-used Furniture?
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    98 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    Terraces
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    40 MM K
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    Environmental Product Declaration cost markup
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    185 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    United States
    CoC number not mentioned on Invoice
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    434 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    Environmental Product Declaration cost markup
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    185 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    United States
    Prescriptive compliance
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    2 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    Singapore
    Original LEED AP laid off just before Construction Review
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    49 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    RE: Compliance?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    55 Heather Gardner
    Project Architect
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    construction completion date is outside of performance period
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    39 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    United States
    Determining Building Ocucpant
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    84 Leslie DelleFave
    Architect
    Architectural Resources Cambridge
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    United States
    Option 1 - Reduction Combination?
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    387 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    United States
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    215 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Sat, Apr 11, 2015
    furniture in building reuse
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    64 Yaser Al Sharif
    Sat, Apr 11, 2015
    partial credit?
    in CI-v4: Integrative process
    2 Dana Piper
    Architect
    Allbee Romein
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    VOC Budget shortcut?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    493 Rick Farrell
    Architect & Design Consultant
    Woodwright Hardwood Floor Company
    Tue, Apr 21, 2015
    2015-04-21 12:37 United States
    Anti-Rust vs flat primer
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    493 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Tue, Apr 21, 2015
    2015-04-21 12:29 United States
    IAQ Procedure - Contaminants tested
    in NC-2009: Indoor air quality procedure - alternative compliance path
    2 Faun Carlson
    Tue, Apr 21, 2015
    2015-04-21 10:46 United States
    LPDs on LEED ONline Form
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    155 Amanda Johnson
    Penicaud Green Building
    Tue, Apr 21, 2015
    2015-04-21 05:20 France
    EA advanced Energy metering credit (LEED v4)
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    6 Angelina Ten
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    2015-04-20 23:41 Kazakhstan
    calculating shipping costs for multiple items
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    543 Amy Blizzard
    LEED Engineer
    Paramount Builders
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    2015-04-20 17:44 Samoa
    Existing Central Plant serving new building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 Mital Patel
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    2015-04-20 17:39 United States
    M&V Option 3 for Building Additions
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    206 Mark Zoeteman
    Sr. Mech Engr
    FTC&H, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    2015-04-20 14:24 United States
    VOC Budget - Shortcut?
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    95 Rick Farrell
    Architect & Design Consultant
    Woodwright Hardwood Floor Company
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    2015-04-20 11:45 United States
    water retention agent
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    387 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    2015-04-20 06:28 China
    Open space definition
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    175 sompoche sirichote
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    2015-04-20 05:00 Pakistan
    Clarification on Solar Hot Water system eligibility
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    206 Sasha Peters
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    2015-04-20 03:56 United Arab Emirates
    recovered wood fiber
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    543 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    2015-04-17 15:56 United States
    Furniture - Piano and Ping Pong Table?
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    24 Lea McRoberts
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    2015-04-17 14:19 United States
    Tenants Obliged to Share Data with USGBC?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    91 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    2015-04-17 10:53 France
    FSC Wood COC
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    434 Andy Prestridge
    Project Engineer
    R & O Construction Co.
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    2015-04-17 10:40 United States
    Baseline heating set-point when no heating system exists
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    2015-04-17 07:00 Portugal
    Does restaurant dishwashers qualify as waste water?
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    117 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 17:15 Canada
    SSc8 Local Ordinance Requirements
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    62 Christopher Strunk
    P.E.
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 16:28 United States
    Open Floor Plan with different Tvis Values
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    667 Marisa Picard
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 13:31 United States

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