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    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
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    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    107 Matthew VanSweden
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    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
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    Alarm to closed openings
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    16 Vitor Tosetto
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    NewFields
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Heat Recovery Counts?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    78 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    FGI guidelines
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    15 Michael Boyle
    AESG
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: ASHRAE Compliance Documentation
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    51 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Zone Floor Area Calculation
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    110 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    217 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Community Connectivity - Pedestrian Access
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    45 Rachel O'Connor
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    See You at the Guzhen Lighting Fair to Share in this Great Golde
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    98 adamcarl69 adamcarl69
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: Green Wall
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    402 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: KCMA -Reston, VA
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    449 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    USGBC management shake up
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    192 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: Low System Ventilation Efffiency for Corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    932 Ilona Johnson, PE, CEM, LEED AP
    Associate
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: "incomplete spaces" treatment in LEED NC
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,960 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: fuel source
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    107 Matthew VanSweden
    Community and Environmental Advocate
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    United States
    Alarm to closed openings
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    16 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Heat Recovery Counts?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    78 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    FGI guidelines
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    15 Michael Boyle
    AESG
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Zone Floor Area Calculation
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    110 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    217 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Community Connectivity - Pedestrian Access
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    45 Rachel O'Connor
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    See You at the Guzhen Lighting Fair to Share in this Great Golde
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    98 adamcarl69 adamcarl69
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: Green Wall
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    402 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: KCMA -Reston, VA
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    449 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: Low System Ventilation Efffiency for Corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    932 Ilona Johnson, PE, CEM, LEED AP
    Associate
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    3 sean wang
    i.d.a.international
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    China
    Energy Modeling
    in NC v2.2 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    15 Muzammal Abbas
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    Pakistan Green Building Council
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    Pakistan
    RE: How to deal with a hotel.
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    312 Kuntal Thakkar
    ECSG
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    United States
    NAUF plywood and European E1 plywood
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    191 Dario Matteini
    Technical Services Manager LEED MEP BIM
    Mac Interiors
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    Ireland
    RE: 2009 v -Credit SSc5.1 Protect or Restore Habitat purchasing land
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    67 Jesse Robbins
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    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    RE: Street frontage and an urban setting
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    95 Jaspreet Pahwa
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    RE: Residential high rise with school at the base
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    170 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    RE: VRF Systems - Option 1 of EAc1.3
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    357 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    USGBC management shake up
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    192 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: Appeal Design Credits After Construction Review has begun?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    699 Garrett Ferguson
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    Perkins+Will
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    RE: LEED Online v4 for Multiple Buildings on a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    544 Eric Anderson
    Mon, Jul 20, 2015
    What is the consulting cost for 5 year EBOM recertification?
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    11 Corey Lee Wilson
    President
    CLW Enterprises
    Sun, Jul 12, 2015
    How FINAL is the Appeal?
    in Review Appeal
    37 Mary Kay
    Project Coordinator
    Gray Construction
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: Legacy LEED AP's
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    18 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Historical data for an International Convention Centre
    in Calculating FTEs
    197 Meghan Ward
    Architectural Technologist, Sustainable Design Consultant
    Aurecon South Africa
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Treatment of shared chiller plant
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    67 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes MidRise and Commercial Condo Space
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    144 Maureen Mahle
    Program Manager, LEED for Homes
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
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    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    35 deborah lucking
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    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    11 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: EQ Space Matrix file on USGBC's website is damaged
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    37 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    RE: share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    28 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Dynamic Plaque for ID: Green Education
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    1 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    RE: Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    3 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    EBie Awards 2015 Finalists Announced by Urban Green - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    RE: International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Andrew Carman
    Sustainability Consultant
    Sebesta
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    10 Carolyn Risley
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    16 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
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    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    FGI guidelines
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    15 Michael Boyle
    AESG
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    See You at the Guzhen Lighting Fair to Share in this Great Golde
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    98 adamcarl69 adamcarl69
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    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    217 Cam Fitzgerald
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    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    217 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    Community Connectivity - Pedestrian Access
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    45 Rachel O'Connor
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    192 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    3 sean wang
    i.d.a.international
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    China
    ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    3 sean wang
    i.d.a.international
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    China
    Energy Modeling
    in NC v2.2 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    15 Muzammal Abbas
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    Pakistan Green Building Council
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
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    NAUF plywood and European E1 plywood
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    191 Dario Matteini
    Technical Services Manager LEED MEP BIM
    Mac Interiors
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    Ireland
    Green roof
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    176 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    Double trouble with ceilings
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    3 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
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    Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    United States
    Previously Developed Prime Farmland
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    105 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    RE: "physical impediments" "valid for remodeled buildings" ???
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    349 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    Residents and Visitors
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    116 CATALINA CABALLERO
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    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    Additions While Project is in Certification Review Process
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Robert Fiala
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    United States
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    Alarm to closed openings
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    16 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
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    Heat Recovery Counts?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    78 Dina Ammar
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
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    n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    217 Leanne Niu
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    2015-07-28 04:36 China
    ASHRAE Compliance Documentation
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    51 Sergey Zhukovskiy
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
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    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    2015-07-28 02:06 Vietnam
    Improving thermal comfort for ski center and ice rink
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    217 Chen Jin
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    2015-07-27 23:46 China
    Improving thermal comfort for ski center and ice rink
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    217 Chen Jin
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    2015-07-27 23:37 China
    ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    3 sean wang
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    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
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    ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    3 sean wang
    i.d.a.international
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
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    312 Susan Di Giulio
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    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
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    3 Cynthia Kaplan
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    2015-07-23 15:00 United States
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    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    598 Antonio Marquez
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    2015-07-23 04:39 Spain
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    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    2015-07-22 14:08 United States
    Residential high rise with school at the base
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    170 Ilana Judah
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    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    2015-07-22 12:55 United States
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    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    357 Roger Carter
    Principal
    TKSC
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
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    2,960 Mital Patel
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    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    67 jurij luchanko
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