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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
  • LEED-CI: Commercial Interiors v2009,
  • LEED-Schools v2009,
  • LEED-EBOM: Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance v2009.
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    217 LEED Consultant
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    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
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    4 OSCAR DE LA RED
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    865 GABRIEL MORALES
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    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: More Stringent Local Code Questions
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    459 Bernie Hont
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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    89 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
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    179 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    263 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    IEQ4 credit uploads
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    400 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Zone Calculation Ds% for VAV System
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    814 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: Fan power settings of parallel VAV Fan-powered boxes in E+
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,445 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: Design submissions
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    111 Markus Henning
    M.Eng Facility Management LEED AP BD+C
    Alpha Energy & Environment
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Japan
    RE: Non-FSC Invoices
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    397 Phillip Cook
    WGE
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Australia
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    Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    217 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Porcelain Tile - LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors.
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    107 Carla Lopez
    Director of Valuation & Advisory
    CBRE
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Minimum indoor AQ calculator
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    4 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Software model energy
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    865 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: More Stringent Local Code Questions
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    459 Bernie Hont
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: Should LPD Area match with Gross Project Square Footage?
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    89 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
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    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: CARB 93120
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    179 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    263 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    IEQ4 credit uploads
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    400 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Zone Calculation Ds% for VAV System
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    814 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: Fan power settings of parallel VAV Fan-powered boxes in E+
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,445 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: Design submissions
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    111 Markus Henning
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    Alpha Energy & Environment
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Hi all, We pursued Pilot
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Japan
    RE: Non-FSC Invoices
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    397 Phillip Cook
    WGE
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Australia
    Auto Dealership
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    293 Vince Capogna
    President
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    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    110 Jennifer Perdue
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: Composite wood products
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    51 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    France
    LEED-H Water Use
    in Homes-v2008: Indoor water use
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    RE: Ongoing Consumables in HC Clinic
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    3 Anne White
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    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: CASE 2 and EAP2 Cumpliance
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    462 Mike Opitz
    Principal, High Performance Buildings
    The Cadmus Group, Inc.
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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    RE: LEED v4 Registration Delay a Mistake
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    41 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: LEED Canada 2009 Letter Templates (LLT)
    in LEED Canada Forum
    42 Peak Longhorn
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: appeal timeline
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    608 Therese Thompson
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    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
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    62 Glen Phillips
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    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
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    138 Brett Little
    Director
    Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
    Mon, Oct 27, 2014
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    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
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    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    RE: Gimmick-ish
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    31 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    LEED: Homes eligibility?
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    613 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    RE: Susbtantial Completion definition
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Brazil
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    10 Ashley Catlett
    USGBC/GBCI
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    RE: Integrated Design...
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    6 Susan Walter
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    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
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    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    59 Sean Blaevoet
    Mr.
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    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
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    86 Sean Blaevoet
    Mr.
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    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    217 LEED Consultant
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    Porcelain Tile - LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors.
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    107 Carla Lopez
    Director of Valuation & Advisory
    CBRE
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 Registration Delay a Mistake
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    41 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 Registration Delay a Mistake
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    41 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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    24 Sean Blaevoet
    Mr.
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Minimum indoor AQ calculator
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    4 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Software model energy
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    865 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    263 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    217 LEED Consultant
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    IEQ4 credit uploads
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    400 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    IEQ4 credit uploads
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    400 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Zone Calculation Ds% for VAV System
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    814 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: Fan power settings of parallel VAV Fan-powered boxes in E+
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,445 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: Fan power settings of parallel VAV Fan-powered boxes in E+
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,445 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Hi all, We pursued Pilot
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Japan
    Auto Dealership
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    293 Vince Capogna
    President
    Synergy Green Building Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    LEED-H Water Use
    in Homes-v2008: Indoor water use
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    59 Sean Blaevoet
    Mr.
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:48 United States
    Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    86 Sean Blaevoet
    Mr.
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:47 United States
    Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    217 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:37 Mexico
    Using VAV box CFMs as measurement of outside airfow
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    24 Sean Blaevoet
    Mr.
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 17:17 United States
    Software model energy
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    865 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 16:39 Mexico
    Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
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    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    217 Gabriela Mesquita
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    IEQ4 credit uploads
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    400 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 13:07 United States
    Zone Calculation Ds% for VAV System
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    814 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 08:35 Brazil
    Core performance guide option
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    2,445 mohammed alshaikhsalama
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 00:31 United Arab Emirates
    Hi all, We pursued Pilot
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 23:03 Japan
    Auto Dealership
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    293 Vince Capogna
    President
    Synergy Green Building Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 18:03 United States
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 14:38 United States
    LEED-H Water Use
    in Homes-v2008: Indoor water use
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 12:48 United States
    Option 2 : budget calculation method
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    51 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 11:18 France
    Press Release Location
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    41 Suzanne Johnson
    Design Manager
    Hensel Phelps
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 10:01 United States
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    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,097 Sherman Aronson
    Sr. Associate
    BLT Architects
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 09:55 United States
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    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    WMATA
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 09:37 United States
    Composite wood products
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    51 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 09:06 France
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    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    865 Sandra Holmström
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    Bengt Dahlgren AB
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
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