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    91 Ward Miller
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    339 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    United States
    RE: FTE shower access
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    314 Jens Apel
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    Self adhesive carpet
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    412 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    RE: MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    190 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
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    Pilot Credit Attempts
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    40 Patricia Lloyd
    Sustainability Manager
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Regulation of commingled recycling facilities
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    41 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    RE: ULEF documentation and LEED Online form
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    223 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    Signage and Language
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    18 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: CEE Tier 3A Washer Requirement
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    30 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    RE: Counting RECs Towards EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,305 Waleed AlGhamdi
    Energy Analyst
    Karpman Consulting
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Lack of PPM data plus suggestions for improvement
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    22 Francis Chua
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Project Architect at NK Architects
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    RE: RECs or Carbon Offsets and prices
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    21 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    100% OA Laboratory System
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    137 Charles Daze
    Project Engineer
    Burns & McDonnell
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: MRc69 readily attainable in most regions
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    15 Francis Chua
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Project Architect at NK Architects
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: raised floor
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    91 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    Filtration Change Prior to Flush-out
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    339 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    United States
    RE: FTE shower access
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    314 Jens Apel
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    Self adhesive carpet
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    412 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    RE: MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    190 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    RE: Regulation of commingled recycling facilities
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    41 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    RE: ULEF documentation and LEED Online form
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    223 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    Signage and Language
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    18 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: CEE Tier 3A Washer Requirement
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    30 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    RE: Counting RECs Towards EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,305 Waleed AlGhamdi
    Energy Analyst
    Karpman Consulting
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Lack of PPM data plus suggestions for improvement
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    22 Francis Chua
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Project Architect at NK Architects
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    RE: RECs or Carbon Offsets and prices
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    21 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    100% OA Laboratory System
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    137 Charles Daze
    Project Engineer
    Burns & McDonnell
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: MRc69 readily attainable in most regions
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    15 Francis Chua
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Project Architect at NK Architects
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    62.1 vs 170
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    55 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: non smoking hotel rooms
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    322 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Sun, Sep 25, 2016
    RE: EQc5 & Fume Hoods
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    449 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Sun, Sep 25, 2016
    RE: LCA Part A4 and A5 – Transport to site and Construction installa
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    74 Panu Pasanen
    CEO
    Bionova / One Click LCA
    Sun, Sep 25, 2016
    Elevator Shaft and Stairwell included in gsf for Occupancy?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    283 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, Sep 24, 2016
    Air Barrier Testing- Commercial
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    48 Justin Tyrrell
    Residential and Multifamily Project Coordinator
    TSI Energy Solutions
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: v4 BD+C Licensed Professional Exemption
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    21 Eric Anderson
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: postponing a construction credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    831 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Sun, Sep 18, 2016
    RE: LEED Green Associate Exam!!! Leedv4
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    72 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
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    Tue, Sep 6, 2016
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    15 Trevor Anderson
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Fri, Sep 2, 2016
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    795 cathy keagle
    Thu, Sep 1, 2016
    RE: GBES Resources for WELL AP Exam
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    38 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP, WELL AP
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: FIT Program vs LEED Points
    in LEED Canada Forum
    56 Fayoke Banjo
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Canada
    RE: Energy Star compliant attic access doors
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    159 Brett Little
    Executive Director
    GreenHome Institute
    Tue, Aug 2, 2016
    RE: *sensationalism alert*!
    in Does LEED v4 Ban PVC?
    12 joel longstreth
    Marketing Manager
    brentwood plastics
    Mon, Aug 1, 2016
    RE: Adding more projects to a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    572 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    RE: sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    2 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    n/a
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    12 robert lohr
    Sr. Director of Construction
    DSW, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Core & Shell Warehouses in LEED v4 - by Michelle Rosenberger
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Selection of Leed certification
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    7 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Trinidad and Tobago
    RE: Deadline for Construction Review
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    5 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Sun, Jul 10, 2016
    ECp2 and c1 - Location of this Addendum?
    in Highlights from the LEED-EBOM addenda
    2 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    16 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    RE: DES Rates
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    73 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    RE: parking demand vs 1000sf or vs employees
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    37 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    RE: Lease Language
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    31 Chris Freeland
    Architect
    Aller Lingle Massey Architects
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Filtration Change Prior to Flush-out
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    339 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    United States
    Self adhesive carpet
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    412 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    Pilot Credit Attempts
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    40 Patricia Lloyd
    Sustainability Manager
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    Signage and Language
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    18 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    Glare requirement exemption
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    68 David Makee
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    100% OA Laboratory System
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    137 Charles Daze
    Project Engineer
    Burns & McDonnell
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    62.1 vs 170
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    55 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: CEE Tier 3A Washer Requirement
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    30 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    Self adhesive carpet
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    412 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Sun, Sep 25, 2016
    Elevator Shaft and Stairwell included in gsf for Occupancy?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    283 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, Sep 24, 2016
    Elevator Shaft and Stairwell included in gsf for Occupancy?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    283 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    Air Barrier Testing- Commercial
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    48 Justin Tyrrell
    Residential and Multifamily Project Coordinator
    TSI Energy Solutions
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    United States
    10% exemption for fire suppression systems
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    47 AtSite Inc
    AtSite
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    Reduce Parking Footprint
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    26 Hadar Farjo
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    United States
    DES in non-roof measures
    in CS v4: Heat island reduction
    1 Martin Reynaud
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    France
    Do ruderal vegetation areas count as vegetated areas or roof
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    54 Paul Deinhofer
    MSc
    Schöberl & Pöll GmbH
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    Austria
    Successful Option 4 with Zipcar?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    465 Geoffrey Brock
    Sustainability Director - Construction
    Lendlease
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    United States
    Medical Equipment Energy Consumption Reporting
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    11 MURAT DOĞRU
    GREEN BUILDING EXPERT
    ECOBUILD
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    Option 2 Air Testing- Measuring VOCs
    in NC-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    10 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    United States
    Water Fountains in an Urban Setting
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    192 Douglas Snyder
    Principal
    DS Greenbuild LLC
    Tue, Sep 20, 2016
    Vietnam
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    Filtration Change Prior to Flush-out
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    339 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    2016-09-27 08:17 United States
    Pilot Credit Attempts
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    40 Patricia Lloyd
    Sustainability Manager
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    2016-09-26 17:38 United States
    Signage and Language
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    18 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    2016-09-26 14:15 United States
    Glare requirement exemption
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    68 David Makee
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    2016-09-26 14:13 Canada
    100% OA Laboratory System
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    137 Charles Daze
    Project Engineer
    Burns & McDonnell
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    2016-09-26 12:23 United States
    62.1 vs 170
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    55 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    2016-09-26 10:11 United States
    Watersense Labelled Products - Substitutes Not Available
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    30 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
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    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
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    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    283 Jeannie Rueter
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    Ausonio Incorporated
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
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    48 Justin Tyrrell
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    TSI Energy Solutions
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
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    3,751 Panupant Phapant
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    2016-09-23 03:46 Thailand
    LPD for manufacturing space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,751 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    2016-09-23 03:17 Thailand
    Regulation of commingled recycling facilities
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    41 Keith Winston
    Green Building Code Inspector
    DCRA: DC Government
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    2016-09-22 19:36 United States
    ECB vs Appendix G
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    441 MKK LEED
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    2016-09-22 16:42 United States
    Reduce Parking Footprint
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    26 Hadar Farjo
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    2016-09-22 15:06 United States
    Demand Control Ventilation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,751 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    2016-09-21 11:51 United States
    DES in non-roof measures
    in CS v4: Heat island reduction
    1 Martin Reynaud
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    2016-09-21 11:03 France
    Do ruderal vegetation areas count as vegetated areas or roof
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    54 Paul Deinhofer
    MSc
    Schöberl & Pöll GmbH
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    2016-09-21 10:36 Austria
    Successful Option 4 with Zipcar?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    465 Geoffrey Brock
    Sustainability Director - Construction
    Lendlease
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    2016-09-21 09:44 United States
    Option 2 Air Testing- Measuring VOCs
    in NC-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    10 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    2016-09-21 02:05 United States
    Water Fountains in an Urban Setting
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    192 Douglas Snyder
    Principal
    DS Greenbuild LLC
    Tue, Sep 20, 2016
    2016-09-20 22:58 Vietnam

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