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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    Correct invoice structure for millwork
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    352 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Donated Furniture
    in CI 2009 MRc3.2: Materials Reuse—Furniture and Furnishings
    57 Simon S.
    SL+A International, Taipei
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    EP - Measure 4
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    66 Dennis Park
    Perkins + Will
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Proprietary Ingredients
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    67 Elizabeth Felder
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Beach Cleanup of Trash - credit?
    in EBOM 2009 MRp2: Solid Waste Management Policy
    21 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    RE: Lighting power for apartments
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,247 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    22 Brenda Stanfield
    Librarian
    CBT Architects
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    71 Andrew Gil
    Architect, Associate, LEED AP BD+C. USGBC NY Upstate Board of Directors
    HOLT Architects, P.C.
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    RE: EBOM Compliance Path
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    529 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Case 2, Option 2 clarification - years
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve - Building Sustainbility
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    SSc 3.3 Parking Availbility
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    3 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    RE: Accessories Included in Baseline.
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    12 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    RE: Conducting Survey: Mid-Week OK?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    269 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    System CRI certified
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    43 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Can reusing a parking garage count toward this credit?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    79 Caleb Lesselles
    INTERN ARCHITECT
    COOPER CARRY
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Do school buses contribute to the Option 2 rate
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    3 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Fri, May 23, 2014
    ACP Regional Materials Calculator
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    91 Charles Nepps
    Fri, May 23, 2014
    RE: Certified LEED CI project going for EBOM
    in EBOM 2009 SSc1: LEED Certified Design and Construction
    37 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Thu, May 22, 2014
    Whole building LCA - embodied and operational impacts
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    12 Henrique Mendonca
    Life Cycle Engineer
    eTool
    Thu, May 22, 2014
    RE: site area
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    2 Adi Negara, LEED AP BD+C
    Green Building Facilitator
    PT. Indonesia Environment Consultant
    Wed, May 21, 2014
    ecoscorecard vs. invoice
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    94 William Weaver
    Partner
    Ecotekt, PLLC
    Wed, May 21, 2014
    RE: Thermal Comfort Survey
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    87 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Tue, May 20, 2014
    Automatic Receptacle Control
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Erik Camacho
    Mechanical EIT, LEED AP BD+C
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, May 20, 2014
    Equipment which uses NO water
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - food waste systems
    3 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, May 20, 2014
    Prime farmland if drained
    in NC v2.2 SSc1: Site Selection
    25 Tina Gillman
    CRSA
    Mon, May 19, 2014
    RE: Changes in development program form
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    22 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Mon, May 19, 2014
    RE: District Energy Systems-Chilled Water
    in EBOM 2009 WEc1: Water Performance Measurement
    76 Allen Doyle
    Sustainability Manager
    University California Davis
    Mon, May 19, 2014
    Waste stream audit
    in EBOM-v4: Ongoing purchasing and waste policy
    1 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Sun, May 18, 2014
    Why could be considered as a roof?
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    72 Thiago Bondini
    Fri, May 16, 2014
    Calculating "Other USGBC approved multi-attribute cert" products
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    12 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Fri, May 16, 2014
    RE: What qualifies as a laminating adhesive?
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    31 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Fri, May 16, 2014
    RE: Filters on air handling units
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    84 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, May 16, 2014
    RE: Becomming LEED AP BD+C during LEED project
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    44 Daniel Hojniak
    Grontmij Polska Sp. z o.o.
    Fri, May 16, 2014
    Brand New - Raw space
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    60 Ruben Garza
    Thu, May 15, 2014
    Treated Waste Water Re-use for a Campus site
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    105 Ashwin Kumar
    Sustainability Services Consultant
    M+W Group
    Thu, May 15, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: O&M Manual is the bible
    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    3 Bazeeth Ahamed Khader Mohamed Ali
    Sat, Sep 24, 2011
    RE: check with GBCI
    in Block Team Administration
    2 Brian Wolfe
    Sustainable Coordinator
    HKS
    Thu, Sep 22, 2011
    RE: Public LEED Project Directory
    in LEED CI - PI form 5
    2 Sheela I
    Thu, Sep 22, 2011
    Pilot Credit 44
    in LEED Certification and Ergonomics
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 21, 2011
    RE: rating system and credit
    in Calculating Waste Diversion Rates for a Modular Factory
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 21, 2011
    RE: MR Credit - Environmentally Preferable Structure and Enclosure
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Materials & Resources (MR) Section
    46 Keith Lindemulder
    Environmental Business Development- LEED AP BD&C
    Nucor
    Thu, Sep 15, 2011
    RE: Poured concrete is not an air
    in Is poured concrete an air barrier material?
    3 Aaron Ashley
    Thu, Sep 15, 2011
    Sorry, late thread
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) Section
    12 Jeff Chapman
    EcoDesigner
    Kirksey
    Fri, Oct 28, 2011
    Development Density and Diverse Uses - Option 3
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – LT (Location and Transportation) Section
    11 Michelle Howard
    KMD Architects
    Wed, Sep 14, 2011
    RE: Re:Regional Priority Credit
    in Regional Priority Credit
    2 Sue Barnett
    Principal
    Sue Barnett Sustainable Design
    Wed, Sep 14, 2011
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    Thu, Sep 8, 2011
    RE: Another question on a similar
    in EBOM WEp1 and showers/showerheads
    2 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve: Building Sustainability
    Wed, Sep 7, 2011
    RE: LEED tenant manual
    in Tenant Manual for LEED New development in Core & Shell
    2 Ivan Ora
    Sales Manager
    Tulipan Grupa
    Fri, Sep 2, 2011
    Performance Period for EBOM v2 - using more than the minimum
    in Performance Period LEED EBOM
    2 Tyra Sorensen
    Thu, Sep 1, 2011
    RE: LEED definition of weatherproofing system
    in "Within the Weatherproofing System" at walls
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 31, 2011
    RE: Good riddance
    in $100M Lawsuit Against LEED Dismissed by Federal Judge
    13 James Thornton
    Project Manager, Commissioning Group
    ccrd
    Thu, Aug 18, 2011
    Hard copy signatures
    in Owner Required Signatory - USGBC soliciting feedback
    5 Mike Barker
    Principal : Energy / Electrical Engineer
    BuildingPhysics South Africa
    Tue, Aug 16, 2011
    RE: email reviewer
    in Can You Refute Credit Denial Prior To the Appeal Stage?
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 9, 2011
    RE: Re: Cancellation of project review
    in Regarding Cancellation of project review
    4 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager
    GBD Architects
    Mon, Aug 8, 2011
    RE: certifications for cleaning products
    in ID credit Green Cleaning and Maintenance
    1 Patrice Coffman
    Sustainability Coordinator
    UC Davis Student Housing
    Thu, Aug 4, 2011
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    Tenant paid energy, but not a lease.....
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    105 120 James Wilson
    Fri, Sep 10, 2010
    RE: Aluminum Flooring
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    105 101 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Thu, Mar 21, 2013
    RE: 100 year flood for project outside US?
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    105 94 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 16, 2010
    RE: Documented benefits as a result of LEED for Existing Buildings
    in LEED-EBOM: Eight Steps to Success
    105 31 Karen Stewart
    President, LEED AP
    EcoPotential
    Fri, Aug 6, 2010
    RE: "Building Completed 1993 or Later" Tab on Graph
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    105 51 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Wed, Sep 29, 2010
    RE: Custodial Sinks and Faucets
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    105 51 Jason Franken
    Sustainability Professional
    Fri, Jan 13, 2012
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    104 71 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 16, 2010
    RE: LEED CS and CI - fit out works made by the developer
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    104 588 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Feb 17, 2013
    RE: 75% COMPLIANCE area
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    104 67 Paul C
    Fri, Sep 10, 2010
    Alternative standards
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    104 52 Martin Mechtenberg
    Mon, Sep 13, 2010
    RE: 62MZ calulator spreadsheet with critical zones
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    103 313 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Mon, Nov 26, 2012
    RE: Future-Fit Out Spaces LEED Certified or Not
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    103 97 Kimberly Frith
    Sustainability Consultant
    Alto Sustainability, LLC
    Thu, Mar 28, 2013
    RE: 75% COMPLIANCE area
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    103 67 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Sep 10, 2010
    RE: Waste Hauler sorts off-site
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    102 78 Paul C
    Thu, Sep 23, 2010
    Existing Parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    102 189 Dina Ammar
    Thu, Jan 10, 2013
    RE: other providers
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    102 57 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Mar 14, 2013
    RE: Zero Blowdown Technology for Cooling Towers - No Chemicals
    in EBOM 2009 WEc4: Cooling Tower Water Management
    102 61 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 28, 2010
    Independent review of contractors submittals
    in NC v2.2 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    102 51 Brian Farrelly
    Wed, Sep 8, 2010
    RE: Circulation space, lobbies, reception, corridors?
    in NC v2.2 EQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for 90% of Spaces
    102 65 Elicia Ratajczyk
    Fri, Sep 10, 2010
    Technical Rooms
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    101 129 Juliana Malho
    LEED consultancy manager
    Athie Wohnrath
    Thu, Nov 24, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Native Landscape with No Irrigation
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Nicole Ferrini
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Storage area for Group Certification
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    54 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Showers mixed office/retail building
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    82 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    International Project- 2 yr, 24 hr design storm intensity
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    60 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    Fixture Usage for Travel Plaza/Rest Stop
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    95 Kristina Abrams
    AIA, LEED AP BD&C
    Ayers Saint Gross, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    2 different system in LEED Boundary
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    739 SW LEE
    Project Manager
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    EP credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    67 ethan adams
    UUSC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEEDuser IPM template updated
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    71 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
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    588 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Illustrating Compliance using representative sampling?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    48 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Does the equipment have to fully provide outside air at 100% ?
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    141 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Use of renewable energy in calculation
    in ND-v4: Optimize building energy performance
    1 Martine Desbois
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Anticipated Type?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    588 Anna Lehr
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    Development Density Exemplary Performance - Site Area
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    35 Emmanuel Gee
    Project Architect
    Buell Kratzer Powell
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    USGBC master account ?
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    35 Mike Barker
    Principal : Energy / Electrical Engineer
    BuildingPhysics South Africa
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    IO Credit _ Option B (Additional Strategies)
    in EBOM 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    46 Pal Ahuja
    President
    Millennium Engineering Inc.
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    Pest Prevention by Design guidelines
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    67 Mark Palmer
    Senior Green Building Coordinator
    City of San Francsico
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    LEEDuser's audit IAQ form
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    28 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014

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