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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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    44 Michael D. DeVuono
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    T&M Associates
    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    195 Matt Bartner
    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: Method to Achieve Thermal - Comfort for Ventilated Area
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    227 SAMY Chamy
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    RE: carpool vs fuel efficent vehicle
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    288 Trista Little
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    RE: Process Energy Savings - Exceptional Calculation - Dry Coolers
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,208 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Sep 3, 2015
    RE: Recording the recycling of "whitegoods"
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    384 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Thu, Sep 3, 2015
    Definition of Main Building Entrance
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    220 Annalise Reichert
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    140 multibet 88
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    118 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
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    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    13 Stéphanie Mayer
    Bouthillette Parizeau inc.
    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
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    RE: Assembly Calculator for Materials with Recycled Content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    566 CAROLINE PIN
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    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
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    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    188 CATALINA CABALLERO
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    Requirements for copy and printer machine (IEQc5)
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    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
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    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    44 Michael D. DeVuono
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    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
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    227 SAMY Chamy
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    288 Trista Little
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    YR&G
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
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    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    70 Blair Seibert
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    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
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    4 Candace Pearson
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    23 Margaret Manuel
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    288 Sahar Abi-Ziki
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    in ND-v4: Walkable streets
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
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    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
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    Perkins+Will
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    RE: Carbon Offsets (Green-e Equivalent)
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    101 Fabio Frescia
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    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    195 Matt Bartner
    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    711 CHRISTIAN LUTJEN
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    7 Dustin Campbell
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    12 Mayra Portalatin
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    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
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    198 Charles Nepps
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    37 Mary Kay
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    18 Bill Swanson
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    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
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    11 Michelle Cottrell
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    37 Lyle Axelarris
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    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
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    Wed, May 27, 2015
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    28 Andrey Kuznetsov
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    1 BKSK Architect
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    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
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    3 Neil Rosen
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    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
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    220 Annalise Reichert
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    Requirements for copy and printer machine (IEQc5)
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    97 stina Brandt
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    Thu, Sep 3, 2015
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    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
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    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
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    188 CATALINA CABALLERO
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    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    97 stina Brandt
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    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    195 Matt Bartner
    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
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    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    24 Christie Rimes
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
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    Definition of Main Building Entrance
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    220 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
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    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    43" partitions block views and negate compliance?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    70 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
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    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
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    20 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED Green Associate
    Perkins+Will
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    Canopy to building with wall opening (is it a "complete bldg")?
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    175 John Lee
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    United States
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    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    145 Steve Valev
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    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    101 Heather South
    LEED AP BD+C
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
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    Soccer Games
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    140 multibet 88
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    Soccer Games
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    93 Mohammad Haj-Ali
    LEED AP BD+C, REP
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    Thu, Sep 3, 2015
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    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
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    treat wastewater to teriary standards?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    118 Erin Holdenried
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    13 Stéphanie Mayer
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    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
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    195 Matt Bartner
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    220 Margaret Manuel
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    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
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    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    288 Erin Holdenried
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    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
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    70 Blair Seibert
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    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
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    276 Heather South
    LEED AP BD+C
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    2015-08-31 04:25 United States
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    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    227 SAMY Chamy
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    2015-08-31 04:15 India
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    227 Hieu Huynh
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