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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Furniture - Piano and Ping Pong Table?
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    24 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Apr 18, 2015
    RE: recovered wood fiber
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    537 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Comments on Stair Distance Requirements
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    53 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: free waste heat from outside of LEED project for heating
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,153 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Patient rooms showers/lavs/water closet at Rehab Center?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    663 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Which parking spaces should be counted?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    65 Teresa Farmer
    Director of Sustainability and Training
    Kelsan Inc
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Occupant Survey
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    56 Teresa Farmer
    Director of Sustainability and Training
    Kelsan Inc
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: ASHRAE 62.1-2013 Version
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    12 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Fire suppression systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    2 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: District Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    118 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Tenants Obliged to Share Data with USGBC?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    90 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    FSC Wood COC
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    433 Andy Prestridge
    Project Engineer
    R & O Construction Co.
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    United States
    RE: Special Circumstances or Alternative Compliance for SSc1
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    100 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: SSc8 Local Ordinance Requirements
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    62 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Demolition of existing building
    in Schools 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    16 Matthew Heaton
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    United States
    Baseline for Blow-out Fixtures
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    196 study topenergy
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    RE: leed pilot credits - we need your help!
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    57 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    RE: Eligible CxA for Design&Built project
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    264 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Sat, Mar 21, 2015
    Commissioning Requirements Off-site
    in CS-2009: Social equity within the community
    1 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    Mexico
    Only one bus line, but within an extensive public trans system
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    211 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    United States
    RE: Compliance still says "N".....please help
    in CS 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    17 Mike Barker
    Principal : Energy / Electrical Engineer
    BuildingPhysics South Africa
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    RE: Equipment which uses NO water
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - food waste systems
    7 Suzanne Painter-Supplee, LEED AP+ID&C
    Director, Consultant Sales
    Vollrath
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    RE: Fleet Vehicle Parking CI 2009 SSc3.3
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    128 Jessica Kavanagh
    Principal
    L2Partridge
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    Core&Shell Inheritance
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    28 Redy Truccolo
    Engineer
    Ariatta Ingegneria dei Sistemi
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    Italy
    Sensors calibration during the performace period
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    36 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    Poland
    RE: Carbon Offset V4 Alternative Compliance Success - LEED CI
    in CI 2009 EAc4: Green Power
    102 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    RE: Material and Resource Calculator
    in CI 2009 MRc3.2: Materials Reuse—Furniture and Furnishings
    59 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    RE: Reclaimed water VS Recycled water
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    RE: Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    20 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    Shipping Room
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    180 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    Egypt
    RE: Number of Units Required to be Sampled
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    290 Tamara Quiroz
    Architect
    Efizity
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    RE: Cleaning Requirements for bathroom demo
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    22 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    Low Mercury Lamps
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    50 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    United States
    Access Point to an Active Freight Rail Line
    in Warehouses-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    1 Jonathan Payne
    Sustainability Analyst
    Liberty Property Trust
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Iran - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iraq - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Israel - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jordan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Barbados - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belize - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Costa Rica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cuba - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominican Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    El Salvador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Grenada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guatemala - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Haiti - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Honduras - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jamaica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mexico - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Hungary - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Moldova - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Poland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Sun, Feb 15, 2015
    Leeds case study
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    184 Rudrabir Ghanti
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    India
    RE: Wood wallbase
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    340 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    Daily Occupancy for Cinema
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    225 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    Daily Occupancy for a cinema
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    Mexico
    Changing out fixture trim after the performance period
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    52 Tom Kennedy
    Thomas E Kennedy, PE
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    RE: Comments on Stair Distance Requirements
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    53 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    MRc5 Material Tracking/Documentation
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    34 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    United States
    RE: What is the acceptable testing standard for runoff coefficient.
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    226 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    Warehouse
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    145 Anke Koch
    Architect LEED AP
    Ingenieurbüro Anke Koch
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    Germany
    RE: Shade from trees outside of site
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    257 Jan Jansson
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    RE: Electric Charging Stations for LEED CI ID Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    144 Gaston Michaud
    Mechanical Engineer
    CTS
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Garages and Service Bays
    in ND Plan-v4: Walkable streets
    1 David West
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    definition of work room
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    316 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Water Quality
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    26 Nathan Anderson
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    Invoice Requirements
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    33 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Romania
    Building core concrete floors as a "reused" material?
    in CI 2009 MRc3.1: Materials Reuse
    25 Alex Silber
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    renovation and addition: effect on site boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    208 Ramana Koti
    Building Performance Analyst
    Lord, Aeck & Sargent
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    United States
    Leeds case study
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    184 Rudrabir Ghanti
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    India
    SRI required testing amounts
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    277 Jiri Dobias
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Email as Client Letter of Commitment
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    184 Nandan Tavkar
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Buro Happold
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015
    2015-03-11 05:41 Qatar
    Warehouse
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    145 Anke Koch
    Architect LEED AP
    Ingenieurbüro Anke Koch
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015
    2015-03-11 05:35 Germany
    PAUs not serve the occupied areas
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    885 study topenergy
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015
    2015-03-11 03:33 China
    Cooling tower cycles
    in Pilot Credit 17: Cooling Tower Water Use
    27 Phuc Do
    Senior Electrical Engineer
    Aurecon
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015
    2015-03-11 02:50 Australia
    Basic Services Provided by the Client
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    244 KC Rat
    ESG
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015
    2015-03-11 01:50 Pakistan
    LEED CI Regional Priority Documentation
    in CI 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    15 geoffrey yamasaki
    senior sustainability analyst
    mazzetti
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 19:26 United States
    Qualifying VRF Systems
    in CS 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    45 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 18:28 Canada
    Modeling Office Space in an Existing High Rise Building
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Annie Argento
    Principal
    Argento/Graham
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 17:18 United States
    ADA Parking Exclusion
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    95 Daniel Joseph
    GLHOMES
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 14:05 United States
    Tree grates
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    55 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 12:07 United States
    System 8 VAV + PFP boxes
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,774 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 09:43 Italy
    Categorizing a LEED project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    668 Adi Negara, LEED AP BD+C
    Green Building Facilitator
    PT. Indonesia Environment Consultant
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 05:40 Indonesia
    How can I filled the LEED Online form
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    18 Somsak Jidmon
    Senior Architect and LEED Consultant
    None
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 03:37 Thailand
    Data Center Baseline systems
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    35 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 02:29 Russian Federation
    Area with Direct Line of Sight to the Outdoors
    in NC-v4: Quality views
    1 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    2015-03-09 18:25 Brazil
    Data Center systems in Baseline
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    37 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    2015-03-09 15:08 Russian Federation
    Missing: Design/Construction designation & "ready for review"
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    24 Teresa Stern
    President
    T. Stern Sustainability Inc.
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    2015-03-09 14:56 United States
    Epoxy Flooring with ZERO VOC
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    340 Susan Morris
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    2015-03-09 13:27 United States
    Service life of a piece of HVAC equipment?
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    118 Levi + Wong
    Levi + Wong Design Associates
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    2015-03-09 12:22 United States
    LEED Boundaries & Construction Boundaries
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    253 SOHA YAMANI
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    2015-03-08 04:25 Egypt

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