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    41 Stephen Smiley
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    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
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    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    126 Alex Warburton
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    Calculations required in case of 100% non-potable water?
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    58 V Miller
    WSP
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    Commissioning and CO
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    133 Paulina Marinkovic
    Sustainability Manager LEED AP O&M
    Samba Energy
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    parking garage
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    236 Lisa Marshall
    Sustainability Manager
    DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    Price info available online
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    138 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    RE: Can I change the project name?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    587 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    California Dep. of HAAP...."Not Found Page"
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    32 Xavier Obando
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Off-site land conservancy
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    217 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Chiller Efficiency: With Errata?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,391 Johannes Hopf
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Confused about Exemplary vs. Innovation credits
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    530 Susan Robertson
    Interior Designer
    IBI Group
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Bus Stops
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    4 Florencia Guggenheim
    Architect
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Tenant spaces
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    842 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    LED lamps
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    2 Karim Farah
    Sustainability Manager / USGBC Faculty
    Dar Al-Handasah
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    Testing Approach
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    251 J.R. Anderson
    Principal
    Anderson Engineering
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    understanding the Daylight Factor method
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    126 Alex Warburton
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    Calculations required in case of 100% non-potable water?
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    58 V Miller
    WSP
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    parking garage
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    236 Lisa Marshall
    Sustainability Manager
    DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    Price info available online
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    138 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    California Dep. of HAAP...."Not Found Page"
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    32 Xavier Obando
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Off-site land conservancy
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    217 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Chiller Efficiency: With Errata?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,391 Johannes Hopf
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Confused about Exemplary vs. Innovation credits
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    530 Susan Robertson
    Interior Designer
    IBI Group
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Bus Stops
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    4 Florencia Guggenheim
    Architect
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Tenant spaces
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    842 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    LED lamps
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    2 Karim Farah
    Sustainability Manager / USGBC Faculty
    Dar Al-Handasah
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    Testing Approach
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    251 J.R. Anderson
    Principal
    Anderson Engineering
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Hospital water use?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    108 Tommy Linstroth
    Principal
    Trident Sustainability Group
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    RE: Floorscore
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    316 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Building Components
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    334 Keith Lindemulder
    Environmental Business Development- LEED AP BD&C
    Nucor
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    RE: Speciality
    in EBOM-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    EP - Option 3
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    4 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    IEQp1 in international settings
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    782 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    AC Duct Adhesive
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    388 Neeraj Kapoor
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Projects with Several Physically Distinct Structures
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    2 Inés Alomar
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Commissioning and CO
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    133 Paulina Marinkovic
    Sustainability Manager LEED AP O&M
    Samba Energy
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    RE: Can I change the project name?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    587 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Lessons learned
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    4 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Why not GA?
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    61 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Calculating FTEs
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Sherry Bonelli
    LEED Project Manager/Consultant
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    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
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    3 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    United States
    RE: CS for a single tenant build-to-suit
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    611 Ben Tucker
    Vice President / Consulting & Strategic Planning / LEED AP+
    Chapman Construction/Design
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Expedite the Appeal Proccess?
    in Review Appeal
    31 bayard fenwick
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    LEED Canada SS Credit 6.1 - Stormwater - Cistern Sizing
    in LEED Canada Forum
    41 Meghan MacSween
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    4 Luke Wild
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
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    in Green Roofs
    20 John Piascik
    Landscape Architectural Design
    Barton Partners Architects and Planners
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    United States
    Drop off spaces only
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    236 Lewis Hewton
    Cundall
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    Australia
    Adhesive- expansion joints
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    32 Stephanie Santiago
    Venegas Engineering Management & Construction Inc
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    United States
    University Building - Weekend Trips
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    4 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Existing building with extension
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    842 Eleftherios Zacharakis
    Environmental and Energy Consultant
    WSP Group Sweden
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Baseline systems - heating only
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,391 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    Get your questions answered by GBCI
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    4 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Glazing specifications for existing building
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    842 João Costa
    Engineer
    ETRIA
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
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    Fire Department Practice Burn
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    334 Brian Leet
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    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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    Shuttle service definition?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    203 Melissa Hill
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    45 Neetika Parmar
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    61 Sarah Vella
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    DIVA day conference in Seattle - October 2nd 2014
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    627 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Task Lighting
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    1 Katie Raymond
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    DTZ
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    214 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
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    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
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    Combined Density
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Mixed feelings about numbering
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Andres Schwarz
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    NRG-AR
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Argentina
    Required Manufacturer Documentation for Option 3
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    7 Randy Van Straaten
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    United States
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    Lighting Controls in Jewelry Store
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    4 Luke Wild
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    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    126 Librarian Librarian
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    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    2014-10-02 11:06 United States
    Calculating Green Roof Area
    in Green Roofs
    20 John Piascik
    Landscape Architectural Design
    Barton Partners Architects and Planners
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    2014-10-02 09:55 United States
    Drop off spaces only
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    236 Lewis Hewton
    Cundall
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    2014-10-02 03:32 Australia
    Adhesive- expansion joints
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    32 Stephanie Santiago
    Venegas Engineering Management & Construction Inc
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    2014-10-01 16:25 United States
    Potential ID Credit
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    530 Ashley Bertling
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    2014-10-01 11:06 United States
    LEED Design Review and Final Certification Proceedures
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    133 Susannah Goddard
    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    2014-10-01 08:31 United Kingdom
    Credit 3.2 option 2
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    251 Michael Schrantz
    Environmental Analytics
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    2014-09-30 13:57 United States
    Glazing specifications for existing building
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    842 João Costa
    Engineer
    ETRIA
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    2014-09-30 11:01 Brazil
    LED lamps
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    2 Karim Farah
    Sustainability Manager / USGBC Faculty
    Dar Al-Handasah
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    2014-09-30 09:18 Saudi Arabia
    Modeling Heat Reclaim in EAp2 v2009
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,391 Mario S.
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    2014-09-30 02:17 Lebanon
    Fire Department Practice Burn
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    334 Brian Leet
    Freeman French Freeman
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    2014-09-29 16:43 United States
    Site lighting calculations
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    842 charles bell
    principal
    theGreenTeam, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    2014-09-29 09:33 United States
    FTEs and Total Daily Uses for Showers
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    214 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
    LEED AP BD+C
    SINERGI Integrated Building Sciences, LLC
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    2014-09-26 13:07 Mexico
    Help, my process energy is greater than 25%
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    47 Amy Harmon
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    2014-09-26 09:23 United States
    Typical TSS measures from Sedum roofing
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    164 Andreas Soederberg
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    2014-09-26 04:03 Sweden
    WEp1 and c1: Indoor Water Use Reduction
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 23:45 China
    SSc4.3 Option 2: How long must charge stations be installed ?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    351 Kimberlyn Caoagas
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 15:16 United States
    FTE Consistency Pertaining to IEQp1
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    782 Spencer Eldredge
    Associate Engineer
    Weston Solutions, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 14:49 United States
    Mixed feelings about numbering
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 14:36 Argentina

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