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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Area allocated for recyclables
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    51 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    99 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: LEED-Healthcare: EAc5 M&V Exemplary Performance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Measurement and verification
    4 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Inventory vs Plan
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    146 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: indoor smoking room exhaust
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    98 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: fuel source
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    104 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Addressing Only Portions of Credit Requirements
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    32 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Tower’s Parking Located in a Non-LEED Podium’s Basement Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    264 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Option 2 Documentation
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    12 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Domestic Water Heating
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: District Energy Treatment in LEEDv4
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    37 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Stormwater inspection
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    70 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    NC-v4 SSc5: Site Assessment (Previously developed)
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    2 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Area allocated for recyclables
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    51 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    99 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: LEED-Healthcare: EAc5 M&V Exemplary Performance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Measurement and verification
    4 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Inventory vs Plan
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    146 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: indoor smoking room exhaust
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    98 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: fuel source
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    104 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Addressing Only Portions of Credit Requirements
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    32 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Tower’s Parking Located in a Non-LEED Podium’s Basement Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    264 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Option 2 Documentation
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    12 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Domestic Water Heating
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: District Energy Treatment in LEEDv4
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    37 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Stormwater inspection
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    70 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    NC-v4 SSc5: Site Assessment (Previously developed)
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    2 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Partially Occupied Warehouse
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    923 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    RE: SSc4.2 alternative
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    261 Dan Barton
    via Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    RE: Sports Field Exceptions
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    45 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    RE: Kitchen Hoods with gas make-up air unit
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,174 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    Pick up and Drop Facility
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    48 Priyadarsi Das
    Engineer - Sustainable Design
    LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services(I) Pvt Ltd
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    India
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Check out WEp1: Water Use Reduction forum
    in Calculating metering faucets
    2 Craig Graber
    Perkins+Will
    Mon, Mar 29, 2010
    RE: shop-applied finishes are not covered by LEED
    in VOC fin pre-oiled wooden
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 29, 2010
    Response to request for clarifications on ID+C
    in Clarifications on ID+C Requirements
    1 Cara Mae Cirignano
    Specialist, LEED Resource Development
    US Green Building Council
    Thu, Mar 25, 2010
    COC only for certified wood
    in Is Chain of Custody (CoC) required for any LEED credit besides MRc7: Certified Wood?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 24, 2010
    IDc1 and contractor certification
    in ISO 14001 : 2004 - Certification for Environmental Management Systems & Contractors
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 17, 2010
    Standard 189 Integrated into New Green Construction Code - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, Mar 16, 2010
    RE: You answered your own question
    in CI 2009 ID C2.0-LEED Accredited Professional
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 15, 2010
    Landscape Water irrigation Calculation - by Surenthira Stephe...
    Sun, Mar 14, 2010
    RE: LEED Online project registration number
    in project registration number
    2 Rachael McClain
    Fri, Mar 12, 2010
    RE: Need 1 FTE to meet Minimum Program Requirements (MPRs)
    in FTE for Parking Garage project
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 12, 2010
    RE: Temporary wood structures and MRc7: Certified Wood
    in Wood products that are only used temporarily!
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 10, 2010
    RE: CI in a certified CS building
    in CI in a certified CS building
    2 Leticia SooHoo
    Architect, Sustainability Project Manager
    AlfaTech Timmons
    Wed, Mar 10, 2010
    LEED-NC v2.2 requirements compared to LEED v2009 - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Mar 10, 2010
    Mister Tristan Talks LEED – Episode #1 - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Mar 8, 2010
    RE: EBOM Templates
    in EBOM-2009 Sample Template
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 8, 2010
    Norwegian Standard
    in Use of Standard ASHRAE vs NS - Norwegian Standard
    1 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Mar 5, 2010
    The Best UNLOCKED LEED 2009 credit checklists - by Tristan Roberts
    Fri, Feb 28, 2014
    RE: No hard rules
    in Transient and Peak
    2 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Wed, Mar 3, 2010
    CSI section?
    in Playground equipment
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 2, 2010
    RE: Divisions 31 and 32 should be included
    in CSI specification sections 3–10 only?
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 1, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: SS Credit 7.1 - Calculating shade
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    45 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    RE: Compostable Trash Can Liners
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    149 Tracy Smith
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    Insulating Concrete Forms
    in Pilot Credit 20: Recycled Content for Non-Structural Materials
    11 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    Turf grass with trees
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    395 JOHANNA SENOTT
    Architect / Environmental adviser
    EA Energia y Arquitectura
    Wed, Mar 12, 2014
    RECs for Europe
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    98 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    Greece
    Land disturbed vs. land supporting normal building operation
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    210 michelle bombeck
    Project Associate
    O'Brien & Company
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    United States
    RE: Changes in development program form
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    22 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    LEED CI
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    679 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    RE: Credit documentation
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    283 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Mar 10, 2014
    SSc1 documents for International Projects
    in Determining Farmland or Floodplain Classification for SSc1
    17 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Sustainability/LEED Engineer
    Al Yamama Company
    Sun, Mar 9, 2014
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Sun, Mar 9, 2014
    United States
    note about this forum
    in Vestibules in 90.1-2007 and LEED 3.0 Projects
    12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    ERV serving 3 different tenants
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    59 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    Canada
    Data Center Energy Calculator Tool
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    3 Jack Jenkins
    Consultant
    rda|hurleypalmerflatt
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
    note about this forum
    in Vestibules in 90.1-2007 and LEED 3.0 Projects
    12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
    SSc1 documents for International Projects
    in Determining Farmland or Floodplain Classification for SSc1
    17 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Sustainability/LEED Engineer
    Al Yamama Company
    Wed, Mar 5, 2014
    RE: Exemplary performance for SSc2 in LEED v.2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    249 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Mar 5, 2014
    RE: 100 Year Flood Zone for CS projects -Previously Developed
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    17 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Wed, Mar 5, 2014
    France
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Choosing between LEED CS and EB for commercial building in India
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    679 Pushkala R
    Environmental Architect
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    2014-12-05 03:33 India
    Changing Innovative Design Credits during Review Process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    696 Ralph Bicknese
    Principal
    Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 18:30 United States
    Rail Station Proximity - On Demand Shuttle
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    5 James MacMillan
    VP - Director of Sustainability
    Karpinski Engineering
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 16:19 United States
    Dining Hall furniture -- are we eligible?
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    145 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 14:31 United States
    Laboratory 90.1 Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,174 Victoria Watson
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 12:23 United States
    Shopping mall and Community Connectivity
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    29 Nadia Azzam
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 05:51 United Arab Emirates
    MERV 8 Filter
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.4: IAQ Best Management Practices—Reduce Particulates in Air Distribution
    34 Crosbey Archery
    Air Conditioner Air Filters
    Unitedfilter
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-04 00:47 Canada
    Can Ice rink and Ski centre be excluded
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    215 Leanne Niu
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 23:49 China
    Bird Collision Deterrence Monitoring Plan
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    43 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 16:54 United States
    Warehouse Office
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    63 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 14:55 United States
    Fluorescent Light Tubes and Donation of Equipment
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    71 Joseph Sneed
    Vice President
    J.E. Foster Building Company
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 10:43 United States
    Separating Pantry Zone
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 08:56 Egypt
    FSC
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    149 Maria Rozatti
    Sustainability Consultant, LEED AP O+M
    Sustentech
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 08:48 Brazil
    SSp1 and EPA in KSA
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    256 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 06:46 Saudi Arabia
    FALSE FLOOR COOLING
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    346 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 05:47 India
    Open Office Landscape and System Furniture
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    412 Raina Tilden
    Architect
    Liljewall Arkitekter
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 04:10 Sweden
    Default Fixture use for a School Project (shower)
    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    37 Markus Henning
    M.Eng Facility Management LEED AP BD+C
    Alpha Energy & Environment
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 03:55 Germany
    In the prelimary review
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    261 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Tue, Dec 2, 2014
    2014-12-02 18:35 Mexico
    Bus parking space
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    261 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Tue, Dec 2, 2014
    2014-12-02 18:27 Mexico
    Column Veneer preserved but covered
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    378 Madhura Dhayagude
    Tue, Dec 2, 2014
    2014-12-02 15:12 United States

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