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    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    225 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Sun, Aug 30, 2015
    Vietnam
    LEED EBOM EA c.4
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    100 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Sun, Aug 30, 2015
    Thailand
    RE: Assembly Calculator for Materials with Recycled Content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    565 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Aug 29, 2015
    RE: LEED-NC or LEED for Homes (and v3 vs v4)?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    709 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Sat, Aug 29, 2015
    United States
    Historical Landmark
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    963 Muge Karasahin
    LEED AP BD+C, Architect
    ALAN Mimarlik ve Proje Yonetimi
    Sat, Aug 29, 2015
    RE: Combining Option 1 and Option 2
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    133 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    RE: Diverse Uses: Community Anchor Uses: Housing
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    6 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    Multiple Building or One Building?
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    4 Muge Karasahin
    LEED AP BD+C, Architect
    ALAN Mimarlik ve Proje Yonetimi
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    Injected foam insulation with 0 g/L VOCs
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    73 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    United States
    RE: LED lamps
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    4 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    RE: Transit Service Tables
    in PIf3: Project Location and Base Mapping
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    RE: How does the formula work with mixed new and existing projects?
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    274 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    Natural Ventilation on HAP
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,031 Khaled Fouda
    Design Engineer
    Energy Concepts
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    High Pressure Sodium lamps--interior or exterior?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    10 Maria Unruh
    Electrical Engineer
    Antella Consulting Engineers
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    United States
    RE: Lease Language Mandate for Fixture Flow Rate Thresholds
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    19 Ruel Galve
    Executive Mechanical Engineer
    PT Meinhardt Indonesia
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: No exterior lights?
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    48 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015
    Tenant Guidelines for CS spaces within NC
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    174 Melanie Silver
    Sustainability Coordinator
    FXFOWLE
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015
    United States
    62MZ calc for critical zones
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    941 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015
    Vietnam
    RE: Water meter broke down during performance period
    in EBOM 2009 WEc1: Water Performance Measurement
    81 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    What "floor area" to use
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    287 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    United States
    O+M Starter Kit - Green Cleaning/Site Management
    in NC-2009: Indoor air quality procedure - alternative compliance path
    3 Kelsey Jensen
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    Updating credential in LEED Online
    in CI 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    19 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    Meeting parking requirements for residential spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    314 Magda Aghababyan
    CEO
    Co-Energi (Pvt) Ltd.
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    Sri Lanka
    Main entrance and LEED Project Boundary for Future Expansion
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    218 Lourdes Salinas
    THREE Consultoría Medioambiental
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Solar PPAs and Calculating Annual Energy Cost Reductions
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    23 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    RE: Bus Stops Planned, Not Yet Built
    in ND-v2009: Locations with reduced automobile dependence
    20 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    Industry definition of interconnecting stair?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    70 Joanna Switzer
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    RE: MRc4 vs MRc7
    in Healthcare-v4: Furniture and medical furnishings
    3 John Long
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: green power for residential hi-rise?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    174 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    RE: Rounding of Percent Energy Cost Savings for EAc1 Points
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,204 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    LEED EBOM Eligibility
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 ahmed abbas
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    Egypt
    RE: Measuring Flow Rate
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    230 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    RE: Training operating personnel training verirfication
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    50 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015
    RE: commissioning vs phasing out construction
    in CS-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    62 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015
    RE: a one-family House can be LEED EBOM?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    4 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Andrew Carman
    Sustainability Consultant
    Sebesta
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    10 Carolyn Risley
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Jesse Robbins
    Architect
    Freeman French Freeman, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015
    RE: Feedback on the LEED 2009 ACPs for Projects Outside the U.S.
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    169 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Spain
    RE: Energy And Water Data Release Form
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
    principal
    Joslin Consulting
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    Sharing my BD+C exam tips!
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Exam
    7 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    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 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
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    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
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    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
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    in Most Downloaded LEEDuser Documentation Templates, Calculators, and Samples
    1 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
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    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
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    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Electric Vehicles Fueling Stations / Parking Spots
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    100 Daniel Brum
    Sustainability Consulting Coordinator
    Hill International
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015
    Brazil
    Covered parking - fabric covers?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    268 Jonathan Weiss
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    Education & Outreach ID credit for v4?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Innovation
    1 Karen Heet
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    United States
    Minimum Weekday/Weekend Trips
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    7 Kevin Dunphy
    Project Coordinator, LEED AP BD+C
    Holabird & Root
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    United States
    What constitutes a building entrance?
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    29 Carolyn Day
    Architect | Sustainability Coordinator
    Ellenzweig
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: EV charging stations VS energy model
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    395 Mark Zoeteman
    Sr. Mech Engr
    FTC&H, Inc.
    Thu, Aug 20, 2015
    What "floor area" to use
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    287 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Wed, Aug 19, 2015
    United States
    Natural Ventilation on HAP
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,031 Khaled Fouda
    Design Engineer
    Energy Concepts
    Wed, Aug 19, 2015
    RPc Threshold Questions
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    42 INviro Design
    INviro Design & Consulting
    Wed, Aug 19, 2015
    Roof/Terrace
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    284 Lauren Bellamy
    Wed, Aug 19, 2015
    United States
    RE: Combining Option 1 and Option 2
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    133 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Wed, Aug 19, 2015
    Electric Vehicles Fueling Stations / Parking Spots
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    100 Daniel Brum
    Sustainability Consulting Coordinator
    Hill International
    Tue, Aug 18, 2015
    Brazil
    Injected foam insulation with 0 g/L VOCs
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    73 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Tue, Aug 18, 2015
    United States
    IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    147 Arslan Faisal
    Tue, Aug 18, 2015
    shuttle bus to rail station
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    49 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Sun, Aug 16, 2015
    United States
    FTE calculations and bicycle parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    264 Nicholas Klever
    Intern Architect
    Bailey Edward Architecture
    Fri, Aug 14, 2015
    United States
    Site Surrounding that Partially Developed
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    253 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Fri, Aug 14, 2015
    Singapore
    Industry definition of interconnecting stair?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    70 Joanna Switzer
    Thu, Aug 13, 2015
    Referenced Standard Link
    in Product Certification and Testing for LEED for Schools IEQc4.1–4.4 and IEQc4.6
    3 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Thu, Aug 13, 2015
    United States
    Industrial Coating
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    504 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Thu, Aug 13, 2015
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    LEED EBOM Eligibility
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    485 ahmed abbas
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    2015-08-25 07:11 Egypt
    LEED EBOM Eligibility
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 ahmed abbas
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
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    Baseline ventilation rates
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,031 TOMAS URIBE
    PROJECT MANAGER
    SOLUCIONES ENERGETICAS SOSTENIBLES
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015
    2015-08-24 17:44 Colombia
    Diverse Uses: Community Anchor Uses: Housing
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    6 Kevin Dunphy
    Project Coordinator, LEED AP BD+C
    Holabird & Root
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015
    2015-08-24 15:07 United States
    Electric Vehicles Fueling Stations / Parking Spots
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    100 Daniel Brum
    Sustainability Consulting Coordinator
    Hill International
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015
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    a one-family House can be LEED EBOM?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    4 SUMAC Inc.
    SUMAC
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015
    2015-08-24 10:19 Peru
    LEED CS 2009 EAc1
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    274 Ruel Galve
    Executive Mechanical Engineer
    PT Meinhardt Indonesia
    Mon, Aug 24, 2015
    2015-08-24 05:11 Indonesia
    green power for residential hi-rise?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    174 Seonhee Kim
    Architect
    Design Collective
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    2015-08-21 17:27 United States
    Construction Application Phase
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    706 Stephanie Santiago
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    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
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    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Innovation
    1 Karen Heet
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    2015-08-21 15:04 United States
    Brownfield site
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: High priority site
    2 Karen Heet
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    2015-08-21 13:47 United States
    Minimum Weekday/Weekend Trips
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    7 Kevin Dunphy
    Project Coordinator, LEED AP BD+C
    Holabird & Root
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    2015-08-21 09:48 United States
    What constitutes a building entrance?
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    29 Carolyn Day
    Architect | Sustainability Coordinator
    Ellenzweig
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    2015-08-21 09:31 United States
    Densely occupied spaces
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,031 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    2015-08-21 09:13 Russian Federation
    Ventilation for parking garage
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    941 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    2015-08-21 04:29 Italy
    LEED NC or LEED for Healthcare?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    709 Elisa Sirombo
    Architect
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    2015-08-21 04:16 Italy
    Alternative Transportation: Alternative refueling stations 3%
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    395 Rezkar Abdulmajeed
    Architect/LEED AP
    7D ASSOCIATES
    Thu, Aug 20, 2015
    2015-08-20 07:56 Grenada
    SRI Value for concerete
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    284 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Aug 19, 2015
    2015-08-19 07:15 Egypt
    LEED CS 2009 SSc4.3 - Option 1 Preferred Parking
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    100 Ruel Galve
    Executive Mechanical Engineer
    PT Meinhardt Indonesia
    Tue, Aug 18, 2015
    2015-08-18 22:27 Indonesia
    Fiberglass Wall Panels - GreenGuard Select Education, Healthcare
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    73 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Tue, Aug 18, 2015
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