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    432 Jon Clifford
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    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Engineered ventilation system - operable windows
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    757 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Updated documentation and resubmittal in construction phase
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    561 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
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    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    201 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    New Review Comment
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    48 Aaron Luthien
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: LEED Dynamic Plaque--any thoughts and experiences to share?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    605 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Stormwater rate and quantity calculation for case 1
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    208 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: 90% of average annual runoff
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    156 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: DATA Center
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: LEED NC 2009 for factory buildings
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,349 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Required Lease Language
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    113 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Ashrae 90.1.2010, HVAC Table 6.8.1.C Water Chiling Packages Eff.
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,071 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: PU foam
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    376 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Option 3 daylight measurement
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    622 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Flushing toilets with drilled corrosive non potable water
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    100 Viktor Reutherborg
    Trainee
    NCC Construction Sverige
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Commercial Kitchen
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    80 Nate Gillette
    Director
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    Sat, Aug 9, 2014
    RE: How long do you have to do surveys?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    95 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014
    RE: Public Service Announcements and IDc1 Credit
    in NC v2.2 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    129 Jackie Kanyuk
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    RE: Building Envelope Cx Checklist for LEED Documentation
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    2 Scott Bowman
    Owner - Building Sage
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    RE: Dual Shower Heads in Luxury Hotel Suite
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    590 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    RE: Ratio 1:3
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    30 Diana Nezamutinova
    Consultant
    Self Employed
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Certify a Building Extension
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    90 Anna Ohlmeier
    Julius Berger International
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    DES systems
    in CS v4: Optimize energy performance
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    District heating cooling plant off-site
    in CS v4: Renewable energy production
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    No cooling towers
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Site-wide measures
    in CS v4: Rainwater management
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Balconies
    in CS v4: Open space
    1 MM K
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    Defining Outdoor Social Activities
    in NC-v4: Open space
    3 Dee Spiro
    Sustainability Manager
    Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
    Required Vegetated Area
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    98 CT G
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
    RE: Not Regularly occupied
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    2 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
    RE: Link to the v4 Water Calculator
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
    RE: Mechanical equipment as source of contamiants
    in Healthcare-v2009: Indoor chemical and pollutant source control
    20 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
    RE: CASRN Publishing
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    6 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
    Contribution to SSc 9 - Site Master Plan
    in Schools-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    1 Sarah Nugent
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
    Occupant Comfort Survey - draft from LEED User
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    53 Oana Stamatin
    LEED AP BD+C
    Colliers International
    Wed, Aug 6, 2014
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    1 Geoffrey Eddy
    PE, LEED AP
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    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    LEED credit achievement
    in Credit Achievement Tally
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Thu, Nov 22, 2012
    Project Information (PI) forums
    in Project Information form
    45 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Wed, Nov 21, 2012
    Visit LEEDuser at Greenbuild 2012 - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, Oct 23, 2012
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    Wed, Oct 17, 2012
    How Well Do You Know LEED v4? Answers to the LEEDuser Quiz - by Tristan Roberts
    Fri, Oct 26, 2012
    RE: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
    in LEED 2012 - 4th Public Comment and Ballot Forum
    191 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 15, 2012
    Using Specs effectively during construction
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    1 Peggy White
    White + GreenSpec
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    RE: EA PR 2
    in LEEDuser’s Guide to Key Changes in LEED-EBOM 2012 – 3rd Public Comment
    40 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    FSC vs SFI
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    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
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    1 Kaida Smith
    Thu, Sep 20, 2012
    RE: webcast recording
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    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 6, 2012
    RE: MPR #6 - CI project without submetered utilities
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    47 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 21, 2013
    RE: Change of project
    in Registration
    7 Tristan Roberts
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    Wed, Sep 5, 2012
    RE: ID Credit for Dual Certification
    in Green Globes Q&A
    9 Tristan Roberts
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    Tue, Sep 4, 2012
    RE: Not much of anything
    in USGBC LEED EBOM policy model 2009
    5 Paulina Marinkovic
    Sustainability Manager LEED AP O&M
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    Fri, Aug 31, 2012
    RE: Does this mean state owned
    in Georgia Bans LEED Over Certified Wood Credits
    2 Paula Melton
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    Fri, Aug 24, 2012
    LEED 2.2 Registered Projects
    in LEED 2.2 Registered Projects (with the eventual adoption of LEED v4)
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Wed, Aug 22, 2012
    RE: Activity Date in CMP
    in GBCI now reviewing CMP hours within 48 hours of entry
    11 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wed, Aug 22, 2012
    RE: Thanks Andrew!
    in LEED Online and how to make it run FAST on Google Chrome
    4 Maura Adams
    Environmental Stewardship Manager
    Wed, Aug 15, 2012
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    Concrete Sealer
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    241 254 Adolfo Silva
    Principal
    Ecovert Corporation
    Thu, Nov 19, 2009
    RE: Regionally manufactured materials
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    241 254 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    understanding the Daylight Factor method
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    239 124 Alex Warburton
    Sat, Jan 9, 2010
    Points available for EQ pr2 (ETS control)?
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    239 264 jeff gaines
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    RE: Dormitory that is No Smoking
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    236 264 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
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    Fri, Jan 29, 2010
    ANSI S12.60-2002 - Not required?
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    235 136 John Dunn
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    Janitor Sinks
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    234 211 Eric Doyle
    Project Administrator
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    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    234 264 Kimberly Frith
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    Wed, Jan 20, 2010
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    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    234 100 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
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    Comprehensive Info on Green Roofs
    in Green Roofs
    231 20 Jim Newman
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    Linnean Solutions
    Fri, Oct 30, 2009
    No extra points available for EQp2
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    231 264 Lauren Sparandara
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    RECs providers...
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    230 91 Jared Silliker
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    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    229 117 Jenny Carney
    Principal
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 5, 2010
    USGBC provides additional guidance
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    227 211 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Thu, Dec 3, 2009
    RE: Grabbing a non-contiguous park
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    227 207 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Wed, Feb 3, 2010
    RE: Illogical ETS requirement for existing non-res. buildings?
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    226 264 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
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    RE: USGBC provides additional guidance
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    224 211 Dave Intner
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    Mon, Dec 21, 2009
    Illogical ETS requirement for existing non-res. buildings?
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    224 264 John Burnett
    FAC-LEEDership
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Motel-style dormitory with smoking rooms
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    223 264 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 20, 2010
    RE: Calculating FTE/Transients for Hospital environments
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    220 100 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Wed, Feb 3, 2010
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    295 Steve Tucker
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    Correct invoice structure for millwork
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    388 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
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    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Proprietary Ingredients
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    71 Elizabeth Felder
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Adam Kingsbury
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    CASE 2 and EAP2 Cumpliance
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
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    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Alexa Stone
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    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Alexa Stone
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    4 Jaclyn Noga
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    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    43 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    63 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    1 Melissa Merryweather
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    10% Exemption
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    54 Elizabeth Felder
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    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    4 Adam Stoker
    Sustability Consultant
    University of Calgary
    Fri, Jul 18, 2014
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,349 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Fri, Jul 18, 2014
    OPTION 2: Metered Water Use
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
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    LEED AP BD+C
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    101 Nate Gillette
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    318 James Doyle
    Owner
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    15 Joe Sechler
    BNK
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    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    139 Cara Blumenthal
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