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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: producer declaration
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    43 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Signed Contract with the CxA
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    310 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in Schools-NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    2 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Option 1: Calculated Water
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    23 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: 2004 Energy Star score applicable?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    25 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Thermal Comfort - Adaptive Method
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    254 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Current Energystar equipment not available
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    315 CT G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: June 2016 Update posted above to LEED Online Status Updates
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    22 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Do green roofs help to comply this credit? And green walls?
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    11 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Green cleaning products - Saudi Arabia
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    153 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Scoreboard as Signage?
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    66 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Shared solar array on a campus with separate utility feeds
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    271 Rebecca Bryant
    Managing Principle
    Watershed
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    RE: Untenanted spaces with no lease agreements
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    159 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: WELL AP if you are LEED AP
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    24 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    Mechanical System by Future Tenant
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,088 Andrew Chan
    Ware Malcomb
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Trouble finding comparable projects for recycling rates
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    56 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    United States
    RE: v4 Demand Response - typical peak load reduction "systems".
    in NC-v4: Demand response
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    RE: Percent of Occupants
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    26 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    Audio System
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - equipment and appliances
    1 Anna Cogo
    Nativa S.r.l SB
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    RE: Red Cross Ready Rating forms
    in NC-2009: Assessment and Planning for Resilience
    6 Mary Ann Lazarus
    Principal
    MALeco
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    RE: Credit Still Open?
    in Pilot Credit 12: Reduced Automobile Dependence
    50 Fred Dock
    Director, Department of Transportation
    City of Pasadena, CA
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    RE: Energy Model using ECB Method with Existing AHU
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    539 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    access to medical point and massage point
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    608 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    Poland
    Outdoor air monitoring
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    31 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    India
    RE: shuttle to public transportation
    in CS 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    29 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    IAQ Testing path option 2
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    333 Nanechka Pagan
    Architect, LEED GA
    Bayside Contractors, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    RE: Clarifying 20 different materials from 5 different manufacturers
    in Schools-NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    2 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    RE: Bicycle Shower Facilities
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    41 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    RE: Multi-attribute optimization
    in CS v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    7 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    RE: LEED CI 2009 _ MR Cr1.1_Tenant Space- Long Term Commitment
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    41 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    RE: Laboratory Classrooms
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    296 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    RE: IPM in Place and No Pesticides Used
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    76 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    United States
    VENTILATION WAREHOUSES
    in Warehouses-EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 Helena Garcia
    Bioconstruction
    Green Building Management
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    Spain
    RE: LEED V3 Vs V4
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    54 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    RE: Single Tenant building, no parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    134 Heather Appell
    LEED Project Manager
    SEQUIL Systems, Inc.
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Iceland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ireland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Latvia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Norway - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sweden - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Kingdom - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Argentina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bolivia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kuwait - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lebanon - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Oman - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Qatar - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saudi Arabia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Syria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nicaragua - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Panama - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Kitts and Nevis - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Lucia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Vertically attached - clarifications
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    206 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    RE: Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    United States
    testing by ISO 16000
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - flooring systems
    1 Anna Cogo
    Nativa S.r.l SB
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    10 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Malaysia
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    292 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    United States
    LEED Rating System for tenant in existing building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Jennifer Isaac
    Electrical Engineer
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    United States
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    Malaysia
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    292 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    United States
    new ACP featuring Dynamic Plaque
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    37 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    new Alternative Compliance Path
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    View type 1
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Quality views
    1 Sophie Brauer
    Architect MAA
    Gottlieb Paludan Architects
    Fri, May 20, 2016
    Denmark
    Living Wall
    in Retail-NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Accounting Accounting
    Controller
    Light House
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    Canada
    access to medical point and massage point
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    608 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    Poland
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    79 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    United States
    Deadline for Construction Review
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    4 Mandy Bordeaux
    Architect
    MSKTD
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    United States
    CI - applicable when the tennant is the owner?
    in MPR1: Must comply with environmental laws
    1 Tom Kennedy
    Enhanse
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    RE: Exercise Equipment
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    120 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Renewable Energy in Template EAp2
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    10 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Spain
    RE: Regularily Occupied or not?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    441 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, May 16, 2016
    Ergonomics Criteria Feedback
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    41 Erin Ezell
    Fri, May 13, 2016
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    EBOM 2009 IEQ3.2 Alternative Compliance Path
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    74 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    2016-06-13 15:27 United States
    No floor
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 April Ambrose
    Territory Manager
    Viridian
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    2016-06-13 14:46 United States
    Exterior lighting classification -
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    106 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    2016-06-13 14:11 Portugal
    WE Credit 4 requirement question
    in Healthcare-v4: Water metering
    1 Naten Maniktala
    M.E. GROUP
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    2016-06-13 11:23 United States
    % of Glazing & Floor Area Base Case vs Project
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,088 Dana Guzman
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 23:36 Mexico
    Water Usage for parks and open spaces
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    218 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 14:11 United States
    Trouble finding comparable projects for recycling rates
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    56 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 14:04 United States
    Getting Started
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    56 Mike Workman
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 13:07 United States
    searching out no voc floor sheathing and mdf
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    216 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 13:01 United States
    C&S or NC ?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Claire PIMET
    S'pace environnement
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 10:44 France
    revolving doors and side entrances
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    113 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 08:51 Poland
    System 4 for Data Center
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,559 Ameet AA
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    2016-06-10 01:41 New Zealand
    Project Building Context - Residence Hall New Jersey
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    237 Anna Lapomme
    Sustainability Consulting
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 16:41 United States
    Project Building Activity - Residence Hall
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    279 Anna Lapomme
    Sustainability Consulting
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 16:31 United States
    Leed Footprint exceeds leed Boundary
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    188 Jorge López de Obeso
    Architect / Environmental adviser
    EA Energia y Arquitectura
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 12:33 Mexico
    drainage area for sediment basin
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    290 Hongyun Zhou
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 12:14 China
    LEED recertification process
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    7 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 10:25 Spain
    Compliance for Corporate Interiors?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    120 Rachel Bannon-Godfrey
    Director of Sustainability
    RNL design
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 10:18 United States
    access to medical point and massage point
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    608 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 09:50 Poland
    All open space that is counted toward this credit will be preser
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    188 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    2016-06-09 08:53 Poland

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