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    Baseline System configuration for mixed use condominium
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    559 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Press Release Location
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    44 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Lighting Building Area method
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    866 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Sweden
    RE: More Info on Program is Needed
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    32 Renee Azerbegi
    Ambient Energy
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Perimeter Controls
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: IEQp1:Heating mode
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    815 Stella Stella
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Japan
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    60 Sean Blaevoet
    Mr.
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    87 Sean Blaevoet
    Mr.
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    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
    Using VAV box CFMs as measurement of outside airfow
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    25 Sean Blaevoet
    Mr.
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    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
    RE: More Stringent Local Code Questions
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    459 Bernie Hont
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: CARB 93120
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    180 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED V3 GA exam Vs LEED V4 GA Exam
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    8 Manzoor Ilahi
    Tue, Jun 3, 2014
    Commissioning with Volume Build Projects
    in Retail-CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Robin Dukelow, LEED AP BD+C
    Sustainability Consultant; Project Manager
    Henderson Engineers, Inc.; Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Mon, Jun 2, 2014
    RE: Project Incomplete Before End of Performance Period
    in EBOM 2009 MRc3: Sustainable Purchasing—Facility Alterations and Additions
    76 Terry Gorski
    via GBD Architects
    Fri, May 30, 2014
    RE: LEED CI V2012
    in CI 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    18 Jaewan Lee
    Consultant
    SGS Korea
    Thu, May 29, 2014
    Utility Trenches OK Beyond Boundary?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Thu, May 29, 2014
    RE: LEED Boundary
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    39 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Wed, May 28, 2014
    LEED Boaundary and Utility Connections
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Wed, May 28, 2014
    RE: Low Emitting Materials - French Legislation Class A+
    in Retail-NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    7 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, May 26, 2014
    RE: Do school buses contribute to the Option 2 rate
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    3 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Fri, May 23, 2014
    RE: Certified LEED CI project going for EBOM
    in EBOM 2009 SSc1: LEED Certified Design and Construction
    37 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Thu, May 22, 2014
    Whole building LCA - embodied and operational impacts
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    12 Henrique Mendonca
    Life Cycle Engineer
    eTool
    Thu, May 22, 2014
    RE: site area
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    2 Adi Negara, LEED AP BD+C
    Green Building Facilitator
    PT. Indonesia Environment Consultant
    Wed, May 21, 2014
    Automatic Receptacle Control
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Erik Camacho
    Mechanical EIT, LEED AP BD+C
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, May 20, 2014
    Equipment which uses NO water
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - food waste systems
    3 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, May 20, 2014
    Prime farmland if drained
    in NC v2.2 SSc1: Site Selection
    25 Tina Gillman
    CRSA
    Mon, May 19, 2014
    RE: Changes in development program form
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    22 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Mon, May 19, 2014
    RE: What qualifies as a laminating adhesive?
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    31 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Fri, May 16, 2014
    Brand New - Raw space
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    60 Ruben Garza
    Thu, May 15, 2014
    RE: Unoccupied Building
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    4 Phillip Cook
    WGE
    Wed, May 14, 2014
    RE: Trash can liner credit EBOM V4
    in Retail-EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    3 Marion Stecklow
    Executive Director
    Building Wellness Institute
    Wed, May 14, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: GSF with demolition
    in Demolition of Existing Building
    4 Clint Newton
    Project Manager
    Spillman Farmer Architects
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    RE: Specific Forum
    in The Certification of an Institutional Building
    2 Marco Antonio
    Sustainability Manager
    Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    RE: MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    in Retail Project
    6 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Jasmin,
    in Addition (second construction phase) to LEED certified building
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Integrated Water Budget
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – WE (Water Efficiency) Section
    14 ROBIN KINERK
    Owner
    Kinerk Strategic Marketing
    Mon, Apr 9, 2012
    RE: Low-emitting materials – YIKES
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) Section
    20 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    12,000th Commercial Project has Earned LEED Certification - by Marie Jessup
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: LEEDuser MR forum closed for official comments
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – MR (Materials and Resources) Section
    43 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: EA forum closed for official commenting
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – EA (Energy & Atmosphere) Section
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: official commenting closed here
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – SS (Sustainble Sites) Section
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    Ebie awards
    in Could Your Existing Building Win an EBie Award?
    4 Craig Bloomfield
    Mon, Mar 26, 2012
    RE: LEED certification for factories
    in Certified Industrial projects
    7 jorge torres coto
    Building Systems Commissioning Engineer
    Empirical Engineering, LLC
    Fri, Mar 23, 2012
    RE: Not that so
    in Worker Safety on LEED Projects Questioned
    2 Eric Shamp
    Principal
    Ecotype Consulting
    Tue, Mar 20, 2012
    No. The 1/2 mile radius
    in SS C2 density calculation for site area
    1 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Mar 14, 2012
    Hi Luana
    in Domestic hot water
    1 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Mar 5, 2012
    Video – LEED 2012 3rd Public Comment Period and Beyond: The Future of LEED - by Tristan Roberts
    Thu, Mar 22, 2012
    RE: LEED 2012 time-line
    in LEED 2012 – Second Public Comment – Guide and Open Forum
    53 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 1, 2012
    RE: LEED 2012 - ENERGY + ATMOSPHERE PR 2 - 2nd Commenting Period
    in LEED EBOM 2012 Version I Feedback & Comments
    17 Janna Nash
    Thu, Feb 23, 2012
    IEQc4.2
    in How does true fresco--painting with natural pigments on wet plaster--fall into LEED categories?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 21, 2012
    contact GBCI
    in Changing Registration from CS to NC and viceversa
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 17, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    WE Credit 1, Option 2/Path 1 - Vegetable Garden
    in Filling out the LEED Online credit form for WEc1 – Option 1
    15 Kelsi Hurlbut
    Wed, May 21, 2014
    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    129 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, May 20, 2014
    RE: Air Quality Testing after completion
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    254 Mike Stopka
    Director of Sustainability
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Tue, May 20, 2014
    Automatic Receptacle Control
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Erik Camacho
    Mechanical EIT, LEED AP BD+C
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, May 20, 2014
    Equipment which uses NO water
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - food waste systems
    3 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, May 20, 2014
    Roof Area Clarification
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    96 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Mon, May 19, 2014
    United States
    Prime farmland if drained
    in NC v2.2 SSc1: Site Selection
    25 Tina Gillman
    CRSA
    Mon, May 19, 2014
    RE: VOC Compliant Chemicals - IEQ3.3
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    133 Garrett Gerst
    Sr Marketing Manager
    Unisource Worldwide
    Mon, May 19, 2014
    RE: Ongoing Consumables in HC Clinic
    in EBOM-v4: Ongoing purchasing and waste policy
    3 Anne White
    Program Coordinator
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Sun, May 18, 2014
    10% Exemption
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    54 Elizabeth Felder
    Thu, May 15, 2014
    Brand New - Raw space
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    60 Ruben Garza
    Thu, May 15, 2014
    Molok Containers for MRp1
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    46 Kristopher Lashley
    Wed, May 14, 2014
    Canada
    Door Distributor CoC
    in Schools 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    21 Nicole Ferrini
    Uncommon LLC
    Tue, May 13, 2014
    Pilot credit # 45
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    16 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Tue, May 13, 2014
    France
    RE: Active controls and thermal control
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    324 Terry Schroeder
    Senior Project Engineer
    Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    RE: Active controls and thermal control
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    324 Terry Schroeder
    Senior Project Engineer
    Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    International Projects Regional Credits
    in EBOM-v4: Regional priority
    1 Luis Huertas
    Principal
    Luis G Huertas, Architect
    Sun, May 11, 2014
    LEED v4 and Pilot Credit Requirements
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    5 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    Building Metering and Utility Metering
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    35 Kelly Duepner
    LEED BD+C
    Christner Inc.
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    Qualifying spaces must meet IEQ c5
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - direct exterior access for patients
    5 YP Pierce
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Baseline System configuration for mixed use condominium
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 09:55 United States
    Lighting Building Area method
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    866 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 06:20 Sweden
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 21:39 Japan
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    60 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
    87 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
    219 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
    25 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
    866 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
    263 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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    Perimeter Controls
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 Gabriela Mesquita
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 13:29 Paraguay
    IEQ4 credit uploads
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    401 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
    815 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 08:35 Brazil
    Core performance guide option
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 mohammed alshaikhsalama
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 00:31 United Arab Emirates
    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
    44 Suzanne Johnson
    Design Manager
    Hensel Phelps
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 10:01 United States
    Microturbines and gas rates for energy modeling
    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
    Changing from LEEDv4 to LEED 2009
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    44 Perrilyn Fanfulik
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    WMATA
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 09:37 United States

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