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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    93 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: LEED Boundary
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    488 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Submitting documents on LEED online for EAc4
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    100 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Aerators on Kitchen Faucets
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    87 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Path 12 - is Enhanced Refrigerant Management (LEED NC EAc4)
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    195 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Bike Racks for the Existing Building?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    234 Elizabeth Seiberling
    via Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Data centre and office
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    315 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
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    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    72 Marcio Alberto Casado Pereira
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Sandy soil
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    205 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    Transient Peak vs. Transient Daily Average
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    181 Nate Steeber
    LEED Consultant & Designer
    Sol Developments
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Portland Cement
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    252 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C / Construction Specifier
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: How to handle private elevators into residences
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    247 Heather Appell
    LEED Project Manager
    SEQUIL Systems, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Coastal Coral Reef
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    202 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    Baeline K_MC
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    342 Jens Apel
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Systems Furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    129 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Must Use a Reasonable Site Boundary
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    93 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Submitting documents on LEED online for EAc4
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    100 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Aerators on Kitchen Faucets
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    87 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Path 12 - is Enhanced Refrigerant Management (LEED NC EAc4)
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    195 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Bike Racks for the Existing Building?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    234 Elizabeth Seiberling
    via Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Data centre and office
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    315 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Sandy soil
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    205 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    Transient Peak vs. Transient Daily Average
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    181 Nate Steeber
    LEED Consultant & Designer
    Sol Developments
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Portland Cement
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    252 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C / Construction Specifier
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: How to handle private elevators into residences
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    247 Heather Appell
    LEED Project Manager
    SEQUIL Systems, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Coastal Coral Reef
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    202 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    Baeline K_MC
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    342 Jens Apel
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Systems Furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    129 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Mixed-Use vs. Non-residential Classification for a Hotel
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    285 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: EPA SmartWay Elite vs LEED
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    336 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Natural System Instead of Public Sewer.
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    202 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Combining Option 2 and Option 3
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    190 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: How LEED credits are awarded
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    214 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: How does the RP credit works?
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    38 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Storage area for Group Certification
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    56 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: LEED Boundary
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    488 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: EBOM review timeline
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    545 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Jul 24, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    12 Filipe Boni
    Brain
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: Project Registration Required
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    10 Megan Sparks
    Manager, Program Integration
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: FTE shifts longer than 8 hrs
    in Calculating FTEs
    181 Scott Adams
    Principal
    Sustainable Integration LLC
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    6 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 Green Associate
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    57 Tonima Ferdous
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    Mixing Solar PV, LED Lighting and LEED GA Accreditation
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    114 Daniel Valdes
    Solar PV & LED Specialist
    Infinitum Energy
    Tue, Jul 15, 2014
    LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    54 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
    RE: Excellent
    in GBCI Invites Direct Inquiries—But Do Your Homework First
    17 Elizabeth Thompson
    LEED Specialist
    USGBC
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Large footage residence and threshold adjustment
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    131 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional Exemption (LPE) - outside of USA
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    19 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Reusing IO credits for recertification
    in Recertification
    58 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
    LEED Membership Statistics Tool
    in LEED App Store Coming Soon – What's on Your Wish-List?
    4 Spencer Kim
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    RE: Foreign currency - Israel
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    152 Jaida Holbrook
    Enivronmental Engineer
    Skanska Sverige AB
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    RE: LEED EBOM current rating system...
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    588 Rehan Siddiqui
    Wed, Jun 25, 2014
    Final review appeal for credit EAc1, new energy model
    in Review Appeal
    30 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    RE: Submitting for Review & Terminolgy
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    133 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Jun 16, 2014
    Marking credits as Complete
    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
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    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    69 62 tom gray
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    DRS
    Wed, Sep 29, 2010
    RE: Glazing in Doors
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    69 63 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 12, 2010
    RE: Exemplary Performance for Views
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    69 63 Rubén Morón Rojas
    Codirector
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    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    69 148 Joe Gootee
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    RE: SS-5 / Basic services
    in Schools 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    69 14 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 22, 2010
    RE: Including "Dry Gardens" in Design Case
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    69 81 Gary Ashford
    Architect
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    RE: Commissioning LEED Submittal
    in NC v2.2 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
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    Wed, Mar 30, 2011
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    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    69 37 Daniela Castro Salgado
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    Thu, Mar 17, 2011
    RE: Grey Water for Flushing
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    69 51 Jutta Berns-Mumbi
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    ecocentric cc
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    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    69 51 J Douglas Dietrich
    Mon, Dec 6, 2010
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    in LEED 2012 Postponed to 2013, Renamed LEED v4
    69 28 Eric Johnson
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    Wed, Jun 13, 2012
    RE: LEED outside the US
    in Comment on the New LEED Rating System Draft to be Released in 2012
    69 97 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jan 14, 2011
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    in Comment on the New LEED Rating System Draft to be Released in 2012
    69 97 Linda Smithe
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    in Easy Access to LEED Online Forms Through LEEDuser's Documentation Toolkits
    69 12 C Brokaw
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    Tue, Feb 8, 2011
    RE: Nice addition to the site
    in Easy Access to LEED Online Forms Through LEEDuser's Documentation Toolkits
    69 12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Feb 9, 2011
    Commercial Faucets
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    68 87 Zach Tetreault
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    Fri, Sep 17, 2010
    shift work
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    68 234 Martin Mechtenberg
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    68 234 Sara Neff
    Director, Sustainability Programs
    Kilroy Realty Corporation
    Mon, Apr 9, 2012
    RE: Project Registration Fee - Non-member or USGBC Member
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    68 72 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
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    Wed, Oct 19, 2011
    RE: Reclaimed Restaurant Tables
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    68 129 Josh Jacobs
    Technical Information & Public Affairs Manager
    UL Environment
    Tue, Jan 25, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,261 Mauricio Ramirez
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,261 Candice Rogers
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    Fri, Feb 10, 2012
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    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    438 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Fri, Feb 10, 2012
    Existing Imperviouness
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    35 Markus Henning
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    Alpha Energy & Environment
    Fri, Feb 10, 2012
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    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    54 MM K
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    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    800 Angela Saggin
    Fri, Feb 10, 2012
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    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    245 Veronika Sundberg
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    Skanska Sverige AB
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    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    800 Santiago Rodriguez
    Director of Energy Efficiency
    REVITALIZA CONSULTORES
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    in Owner team member and signatories
    12 Mairead Morrissey
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    Fri, Feb 10, 2012
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    221 Mauricio Ramirez
    Thu, Feb 9, 2012
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    221 Rosana Correa
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    Thu, Feb 9, 2012
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    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    545 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Feb 9, 2012
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    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    529 Zachary Guren
    LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
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    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,057 David Weigel, PE
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    336 deborah lucking
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    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
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    234 Brooks Critchfield
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    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    Option 2 with exterior lights on motion sensors
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    103 Melinda Shah
    Architect
    Schooley Caldwell Associates
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    LEED CI
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    152 MARIA GARCIA
    Wed, Feb 8, 2012
    IEQp1 required signatory
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    741 Anne-Maria Vierinen
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