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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    LEED Project boundary and adjacent road.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    172 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    EP credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    66 ethan adams
    UUSC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    template update
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    64 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEEDuser IPM template updated
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    68 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Dry-Fog coatings
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    416 Jonathan Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    Blackburn Architects
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Do all units have to run at 100% OA for this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    216 Allison Beer McKenzie
    Architect, Director of Sustainability
    SHP Leading Design
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: RH control with dew point control logic for IEQ 6.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    166 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Control Via Software Platform
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    271 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: USGBC Credit Library Access
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    93 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,010 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: EAc5, Option #3 = MPR #6
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    176 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: hotel with cottages
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    468 Eric Anderson
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Illustrating Compliance using representative sampling?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    48 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: IEQ 4.4 and MR 7
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    144 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014
    Carpool discount
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    104 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014
    RE: Exterior LED lighting
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    124 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    LEED Engineer
    Al Yamama Company
    Mon, Mar 17, 2014
    Achieving this credit in a Shopping mall?
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    34 Omar Katanani
    Mon, Mar 17, 2014
    Printers in open space
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    78 MM K
    Mon, Mar 17, 2014
    Playing fields exclusion NC 2009
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    27 FRAGISKOS LEVANTIS
    LEED AP BD+C
    SUSTAIN O.E.
    Fri, Mar 14, 2014
    RE: T2, T4, T6
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    7 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Mar 14, 2014
    RE: Disposers not allowed under WEc4 2009 but ok in healthcare??
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    51 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Mar 14, 2014
    RE: Metering domestic hot water for kitchen - exemplary point in WEc
    in EBOM 2009 WEc1: Water Performance Measurement
    75 Tom Kennedy
    Thomas E Kennedy, PE
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    Can FSC Product Certification replace invoices?
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    93 Mauricio Ramirez
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    Open grid pavement
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    39 james connors
    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
    Minimum Occupancy
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    3 Gina Dederer
    URS Deutschland GmbH
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    Vegetated area requirement
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    92 John Burnett
    FAC-LEEDership
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    RE: No more pressure washing with water only
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    94 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 12, 2014
    RE: "Other USGBC approved multi-attribute certification programs"
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    11 Sara Curlee
    BWBR
    Wed, Mar 12, 2014
    RE: Asphalt Milling - Will this qualify for MRc3 & MRc2?
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    57 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Mar 12, 2014
    RE: Appropriate use of Core and Shell?
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    10 John Beeson
    Chief Mystic in Resident
    Catalyst Partners
    Wed, Mar 12, 2014
    RE: Manual Override
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    4 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Mar 12, 2014
    RE: CFL compliance
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury in lamps
    11 Mark Gelfo
    DIrector of Sustainability
    TLC Engineering for Archiecture
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    IEQc4.2
    in How does true fresco--painting with natural pigments on wet plaster--fall into LEED categories?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 21, 2012
    contact GBCI
    in Changing Registration from CS to NC and viceversa
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 17, 2012
    RE: EA Optimized Energy Performance
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Energy & Atmosphere (EA) Section
    33 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Feb 16, 2012
    LEED 2012 3rd Public Comment Period Announced - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Feb 15, 2012
    RE: Team Members Blocked from accessing the Project
    in Owner team member and signatories
    12 Mairead Morrissey
    Principal Environmental Consultant
    AWN Consulting Ltd
    Mon, Feb 13, 2012
    RE: project budget
    in Budget and Historic Project Data
    3 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Wed, Jan 25, 2012
    LEED Fellow - by Heather Holdridge
    Wed, Jan 25, 2012
    Cost info on LEED EBOM
    in The Cost of LEED EBOM Re-certification
    3 James Doyle
    Owner
    ConServe
    Fri, Jan 20, 2012
    LEED Project Mechanical Engineer Volunteer Available - by Matthew Lusardi
    Sat, Jan 14, 2012
    Should be good to go
    in Eligibility for LEED AP exam
    2 Candace Small
    Thu, Jan 12, 2012
    re: LEED Project Registration for Sports Facilities
    in LEED Project Registration for Sports Facilities
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Jan 10, 2012
    RE: Dear All, I am new on LEED
    in Existing Building with an outbuilding addition
    3 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Jan 10, 2012
    LEED Certification Project Submittal Tips from GBCI - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Jan 4, 2012
    Credit Specific
    in How to group multiple buildings?
    2 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Jan 3, 2012
    Good Day, Except for EAP2 and
    in List of performance period lengths
    1 Jubilee Daniels, MLA, LEED AP O+M
    Consultant, Sustainable Buildings and Operations
    Jubilee Environmental Consulting
    Tue, Jan 3, 2012
    L-3 form
    in LEED Databases
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 30, 2011
    Re: LEED for Existing Buildings - Tenant Space
    in LEED for Existing Buildings - Tenant Space
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Dec 20, 2011
    late submission
    in Submission Timeline
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Dec 18, 2011
    RE: Spec Sections vs. LEED Credits checklist?
    in How to "Green" Specs on LEED Projects
    8 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Dec 15, 2011
    RE: LEED certification deadline
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    3 Francis Chua
    Project Architect
    NK Architects
    Tue, Dec 13, 2011
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Registration a project under the LEED v4
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    125 39 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013
    RE: RE: Circulation space, lobbies, reception, corridors?
    in NC v2.2 EQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for 90% of Spaces
    125 65 Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ecoworks Studio
    Sun, Sep 12, 2010
    RE: Grey Water for Flushing
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    124 51 Jutta Berns-Mumbi
    principal
    ecocentric cc
    Wed, Aug 11, 2010
    Exemplary Process Water Use Reduction
    in NC v2.2 WEc3.1–3.2: Water Use Reduction
    124 73 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Mary Davidge Associates
    Mon, Mar 21, 2011
    RE: Registration a project under the LEED v4
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    123 39 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013
    Re-used wood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    123 312 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Mary Davidge Associates
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    RE: I still don't understand how
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    122 87 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Mar 16, 2011
    RE: Calculating for Shelled Spaces?
    in NC v2.2 WEc3.1–3.2: Water Use Reduction
    121 73 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 8, 2011
    100 year flood for project outside US?
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    120 87 Eric JS
    Mon, Sep 13, 2010
    RE: 100% recycling rate claims
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    120 319 Valerie Walsh
    Sustainable Design & Construction Consultants
    Walsh Sustainability Group
    Fri, Jan 15, 2010
    RE: calculation of Cr 6.1 Stormwater design-Quantity Control
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    119 191 JP Rout
    Wed, Jan 6, 2010
    GIBc8—Stormwater Management
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    118 179 Wayne Ding
    Green Building Consultant
    AECOM Beijing Office
    Thu, May 19, 2011
    Is it worth it? Maybe.
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    118 312 Kenley Kyle
    Sen. Sales Engineer
    Sigler Inc.
    Wed, Oct 14, 2009
    Electric Charging Vehicles
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    116 76 Rachel Nicely
    Thu, Apr 7, 2011
    Local zoning requires no parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    116 104 Michael Miller
    Project Architect
    Thu, Sep 9, 2010
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    115 68 Richard Walker
    Sr Vice President
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Apr 22, 2010
    Increased ventilation and energy modeling
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    115 72 David Sheridan
    Principal
    Aqua Cura
    Mon, Dec 20, 2010
    RE: Submittals - does one need to upload spec sheets?
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    115 86 Patricia Ewanski
    Sr. Project Professional
    KEMA
    Tue, Mar 29, 2011
    calculation of Cr 6.1 Stormwater design-Quantity Control
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    115 191 Gregory Hurst
    Office Manager
    Robert Peccia & Associates
    Tue, Jan 5, 2010
    RE: leed pilot credits - we need your help!
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    114 52 M San Miguel Paulson
    Chief LEED Specialist
    Wulff Architects, Inc.
    Fri, Sep 24, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Difference between LO Credit Resources & Credit Library contents
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    41 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sat, Jan 25, 2014
    US Standard VS European standard used (EAp2)
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    41 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Thu, Jan 23, 2014
    Pilot Credit 34 Update
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    10 Sandy Chung
    Senior Associate, Senior Designer
    TCA Architects
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014
    waste management by bedroom vs sf
    in Homes-v4: Construction waste management
    1 Elizabeth Eason
    principal architect
    Elizabeth Eason Architecture LLC
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014
    sample BAS docs
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    33 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jan 17, 2014
    captured rainwater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    52 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Fri, Jan 17, 2014
    Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Bus and Maintenance Fleet
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    43 Mary Petrovich
    Senior Sustainability Associate
    Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
    Thu, Jan 16, 2014
    MRI room speciality construction
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    93 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Jan 15, 2014
    Concepts
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    9 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, Jan 15, 2014
    Question about Mechanical Ventilation
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    50 Morteza Kasmaei
    Principal
    Climatic Design Inc.
    Wed, Jan 15, 2014
    Interior Renovation
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    54 Jeremy Kuhre
    Sustainable Buildings & Operations Manager
    Sustainable Solutions Corporation
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    Applying the 0.5 gpm limit to toilets embedded in departments
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    8 Kim Shinn
    Principal
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    Higher Expectations
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    14 Saulo Rozendo
    Strategic Marketing Analyst
    EJ
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    Hopefully A New Direction
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    14 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    Exemplary Performance
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    39 Wayne DeFeo
    Principal
    DeFeo Associates
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    biking line
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    69 Lily Li
    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
    EA c1.2 form Space types
    in CI 2009 EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
    68 Michael Archer
    Principal Engineer
    HSA Engineering
    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
    Calculation
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    234 Fabien Challeat
    Deputy Project Manager
    Archetype Group
    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
    Calculate Button on Form
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    184 John Riker
    Mon, Jan 6, 2014
    Sidewalk clarification
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    69 Brenda Stanfield
    Librarian
    CBT Architects
    Mon, Jan 6, 2014

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