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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Inclusion of Existing Non-certified Wood in the Calculation?
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    506 Ian Oliver Malinay
    LEED AP BD+C, / Mechanical Engr., / Plumbing Engr.
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    Baseline Ratios
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    14 Kena David
    Sustainability Manager
    BCCI Construction Company
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    United States
    PDF v4 Reference Guides Updated with July 2017 Addenda
    in Essential LEED Interpretations, Addenda, and Rating System Updates
    3 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    Base building HVAC Efficiency and Baseline & Proposed WWR
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    45 Samantha Davidson
    Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    United States
    RE: Trips
    in CI-v4: Access to quality transit
    14 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: Garage ventilation - Baseline
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,126 Hirav Joshi
    Energy Engineer
    WSP USA
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    LEED management for multi-prime contractor project
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    664 Christopher Gutsche
    Principal
    Ecosmith Architecture & Consulting
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    United States
    RE: EPD Credits - Exemplary Performance
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    118 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: LEED CI v3 - Ofice - Energy Model. Please Advise
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    471 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: DES Path 2 Engineering Analysis for Losses
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    262 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: Change the Location/Alter Something After Standard Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    893 Ian Oliver Malinay
    LEED AP BD+C, / Mechanical Engr., / Plumbing Engr.
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    RE: Project Currently Running at 10 Cyc - Am I eligible for 3 pts
    in EBOM-v4: Cooling tower water use
    10 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    RE: Occupant Comfort Survey
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    40 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    RE: Construction Activity pollution prevention inspections
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    22 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    RE: lengths of the permanent entryway systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    31 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Aug 21, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: 5% of the total site
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    84 Eesmyal Santos-Brault
    Principal
    Recollective Consulting
    Wed, Feb 8, 2017
    RE: ACP and Regional Priority
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    58 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 7, 2017
    RE: Can a LEED AP ID+C v4 earn IOc2 EBOM 2009 ?
    in EBOM 2009 IOc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    13 Izabela Kwiecinska
    Gleeds Polska
    Fri, Feb 3, 2017
    Poland
    RE: LEED Platinum
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    122 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Feb 3, 2017
    Conservation Organization compliance for Option 2
    in CS v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    1 Kévin THIZY
    Thu, Feb 2, 2017
    France
    RE: Material Reuse
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    100 Susie Spivey-Tilson
    LEED Fellow, Senior Program Manager for Global Energy & Sustainability
    CBRE
    Mon, Jan 30, 2017
    RE: WEc1 - Lav Efficiency Floor?
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    111 Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow, WELL AP
    Principal
    Ecoworks Studio
    Mon, Jan 30, 2017
    Existing building - applicable requirements
    in CI-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    3 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Jan 30, 2017
    RE: 500 miles or 100 miles?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    112 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Mon, Jan 30, 2017
    HVAC duct insulation
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - ceiling and wall systems
    7 LEED Pro Consultant
    Bioconstruccion & Energia Alternativa
    Mon, Jan 30, 2017
    RE: Garage exhaust fan criteria
    in Homes-v4: Enhanced garage pollutant protection
    2 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Mon, Jan 30, 2017
    Exterior connected lighting power - Enclosed mall
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - lighting power
    1 LEED Pro Consultant
    Bioconstruccion & Energia Alternativa
    Fri, Jan 27, 2017
    R-4 pipe insulation
    in Homes-v2008: Water heating
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    RE: Scope of system performance testing
    in CI-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    75 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    RE: IEQc5
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    35 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    Carbon Dioxide Monitors
    in EBOM-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    6 sebastian castañeda
    students
    students
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    Peru
    Materials for 'Master Plan' sites?
    in Schools 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    35 Steven Jones
    Vice President
    Quinn Evans Architects
    Wed, Jan 25, 2017
    RE: Diversity factors in ventilation rates calculation
    in Schools-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    23 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 24, 2017
    RE: WE Credit 4 requirement question
    in Healthcare-v4: Water metering
    2 Theresa Backhus
    Sites Technical Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Mon, Jan 23, 2017
    RE: Cooling Water and Food Waste Water
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - food waste systems
    10 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 23, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Change the Location/Alter Something After Standard Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    893 Ian Oliver Malinay
    LEED AP BD+C, / Mechanical Engr., / Plumbing Engr.
    Tue, Aug 22, 2017
    LEED HC (major renovation) or CI (v4)?
    in LEED Rating System Selection
    842 Heather Zeto
    President
    Platinum Earth, LLC
    Fri, Aug 18, 2017
    United States
    RE: New LEED building within existing LEED project site boundary
    in LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    595 Eric Anderson
    Thu, Aug 17, 2017
    RE: Future-proofing LEED certification - Iran
    in LEED Certified or Certifiable? Architects Make the Case for Earning the Plaque
    11 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017
    RE: FTE for university facility
    in Calculating FTEs
    218 Kim Lombard
    Architect
    AECOM
    Wed, Aug 9, 2017
    RE: Feature 25. Part 4 - Isocyanate-based polyurethane limitation
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    94 Lona Rerick
    Associate
    ZGF Architects LLP
    Mon, Aug 7, 2017
    RE: USGBC Fees through arcskoru
    in USGBC Exploring A New Kind of LEED Plaque
    4 Subrota Roy
    ECORAY Sustainability & Design
    Thu, Aug 3, 2017
    LEED Green Associate exam preparation
    in SITES Discussion Forum
    1 Mannawar Hussain
    Wed, Jul 19, 2017
    RE: LEED v4 Requirements documentation
    in LEED Canada Forum
    70 nancy picard
    Thu, Jun 29, 2017
    Canada
    LEED EBOM v4 Registration, Certification & Performance Period
    in Performance Period
    60 Amy Green
    Architect, LEED AP
    amy green design
    Sat, Jun 17, 2017
    RE: v4 SSc6 - Hardscape requires a minimum of 0.2 fc to be counted
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    99 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Jun 9, 2017
    RE: CARB and ECO-Certified
    in New Rules for Formaldehyde in IEQc4.4
    16 Brent Ehrlich
    Products and materials specialist
    BuildingGreen
    Thu, Jun 8, 2017
    what type of document required uploading to LEED ARC
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque and Arc
    9 Subrota Roy
    ECORAY Sustainability & Design
    Mon, May 29, 2017
    RE: n/a
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    14 Stefanie Young
    Director, Technical Solutions
    USGBC
    Fri, May 5, 2017
    RE: Green Globes CIEB Technical Reference Manual?
    in Green Globes Discussion Forum
    11 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 4, 2017
    RE: ACP for Certified Wood vs Pilot for Legal Wood
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    171 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Executive Editor – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 4, 2017
    RE: Increasing certification level after accepting certification?
    in United States
    2 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    Parksmart Discussion Forum - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Apr 19, 2017
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    19 Erik Heck
    Thu, May 4, 2017
    RE: Qualified Energy Rater for v4
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    165 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, May 4, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED HC (major renovation) or CI (v4)?
    in LEED Rating System Selection
    842 Heather Zeto
    President
    Platinum Earth, LLC
    Tue, Feb 7, 2017
    United States
    RE: Ground-Mounted Solar PV Arrays
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    203 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Sun, Feb 5, 2017
    Hybrid recooler
    in NC-v4: Cooling tower water use
    31 Florian Schmidtchen
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Feb 3, 2017
    Germany
    RE: Option 2 - Excluding Demo
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    77 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Thu, Feb 2, 2017
    RE: LED integrated in facade window frame/ MLO lighting zone
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    94 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Feb 2, 2017
    Zero VOC
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    38 Dionisio Franca
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Feb 2, 2017
    Conservation Organization compliance for Option 2
    in CS v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    1 Kévin THIZY
    Thu, Feb 2, 2017
    France
    RE: Elevated buggy paths qand bridges for resort projecct
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    319 Simon S.
    SL+A International, Taipei
    Wed, Feb 1, 2017
    LEED Schools or LEED CI?
    in Schools-NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    4 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Feb 1, 2017
    United States
    Quick EV charger
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    41 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Tue, Jan 31, 2017
    Japan
    Existing building - applicable requirements
    in CI-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    3 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Jan 30, 2017
    HVAC duct insulation
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - ceiling and wall systems
    7 LEED Pro Consultant
    Bioconstruccion & Energia Alternativa
    Mon, Jan 30, 2017
    Alternate Compliance path for EU projects: IEQc2
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    102 Shaily Rungta
    Mon, Jan 30, 2017
    Exterior connected lighting power - Enclosed mall
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - lighting power
    1 LEED Pro Consultant
    Bioconstruccion & Energia Alternativa
    Fri, Jan 27, 2017
    Uploads & Credit submittal template form
    in CI-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    2 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Fri, Jan 27, 2017
    United States
    R-4 pipe insulation
    in Homes-v2008: Water heating
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    RE: Qualified Energy Rater for v4
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    165 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    Baseline Ratios
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    14 Kena David
    Sustainability Manager
    BCCI Construction Company
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    United States
    Carbon Dioxide Monitors
    in EBOM-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    6 sebastian castañeda
    students
    students
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    Peru
    RE: Option 3 fueling capacity determined by time limit?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    525 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Wed, Jan 25, 2017
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Campus Projects, overlapping boundaries
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    259 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Fri, May 19, 2017
    2017-05-19 11:51 United States
    Open parking under the building
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    118 Rasita Masalskyte
    Ms
    Vesta Consulting
    Fri, May 19, 2017
    2017-05-19 09:54 Lithuania
    ASHRAE 90.1-2015 to 2007 equivalency table
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,351 Luis Huertas
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, May 18, 2017
    2017-05-18 13:31 United States
    internal moking area's for an Airport
    in NC-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    18 Ydo Schuuring
    Specialist Building Physics,Acoustics and Sustainability
    DGMR Consultancy
    Thu, May 18, 2017
    2017-05-18 03:23 Netherlands
    Eligible for Exemplary Performance Credit?
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    300 Owen Hyne
    Project Manager
    Remington, Vernick & Beach Engineers
    Wed, May 17, 2017
    2017-05-17 22:48 United States
    mandatory provisions for systems that are not in scope of work
    in CS v4: Minimum energy performance
    57 Alessandro Speccher
    eng
    PROGETTO CMR
    Wed, May 17, 2017
    2017-05-17 13:13 Italy
    MERV 11
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    93 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, May 17, 2017
    2017-05-17 12:48 Mexico
    Compact Car Spaces
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    119 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC Sustainability Group LLC
    Wed, May 17, 2017
    2017-05-17 09:48 United States
    Compact Car Spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    525 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC Sustainability Group LLC
    Wed, May 17, 2017
    2017-05-17 09:30 United States
    Finished wood
    in CI-v4: Low emitting materials
    13 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Wed, May 17, 2017
    2017-05-17 09:18 France
    Athletic Track
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    309 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, May 16, 2017
    2017-05-16 16:40 United States
    EAc5 Option 3
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    277 Jeff Wiedmeyer
    Facility Leaders in Architecture
    Tue, May 16, 2017
    2017-05-16 13:34 United States
    IEQc5 Daylight Measurements
    in EBOM-v4: Daylight and quality views
    7 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve - Building Sustainbility
    Tue, May 16, 2017
    2017-05-16 12:18 United States
    LEED Healthcare 2009 - Minimum Energy Performance Calculator
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    12 Christie Morris-Withers
    NIKA
    Tue, May 16, 2017
    2017-05-16 11:55 United States
    C&S 2009 Office bldg, hotel tenant impact
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    312 James Emery
    Partner
    Iredale Group Architecture
    Mon, May 15, 2017
    2017-05-15 22:16 Canada
    car wash by hand (manual car wash) at a car dealership
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    15 Kristen Magnuson
    stok
    Mon, May 15, 2017
    2017-05-15 18:15 United States
    Alternative to Table 1.4
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    4,126 Michael O'Shea
    Mon, May 15, 2017
    2017-05-15 16:43 United States
    Substantial Renovation - Envelope Modeling
    in Schools-NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    4 Kalyan Nishtala
    Mon, May 15, 2017
    2017-05-15 14:31 United States
    Multi Attribute Optimization
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    125 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, May 14, 2017
    2017-05-14 16:52 United States
    Additions, Separate Utility Building, Campus Site
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    228 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Sat, May 13, 2017
    2017-05-13 08:19 United States

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