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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Is this project a CS project?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    634 Juliane Muench
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Metal Flooring
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    74 MM K
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    All electric Residential Building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,609 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Supplemental Guidance to the MPR for LEED v4
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    9 SoYoung Lee
    LEED AP BD+C
    Director, HnC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: MR Project boundary in multi story building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    6 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Leased off-street parking spaces
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Mexico
    LEED BD+C 2009 vs v4
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    160 MARIA FERNANDA VILLANUEVA RAMOS
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Parking spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    362 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: Autocontrol vs smart sensor-activated faucets and duration times
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    12 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: EAc1 Exemplary Performance
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    342 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Volume Captured on the Stormwater Mgmt Calculator
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    219 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: Structurally Independent Garage - which credits to consider?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Heat island effect - nonroof
    4 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: Occupant Comfort Survey - draft from LEED User
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    55 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: Trying to locate 2yr, 24hr rainfall info for Central America
    in Locating 2-year, 24-hour rainfall intensity values for EBOM SSc6
    8 Meghan Ward
    Architectural Technologist, Sustainable Design Consultant
    Aurecon South Africa
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    LEED documents
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    473 Olga Kim
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Solatubes (tubular skylights) and Option 2 prescriptive method
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    135 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    PPM versus other units of measurement
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    11 Jennifer Berg
    Glumac
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Meter Declaration Requirements
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    7 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: No Facility Alterations
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    31 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    long term lease as NC innovation credit
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    37 Maggie Pipek
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    United States
    RE: FSC certified shop
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    403 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    RE: MR cr2 : Option2
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    13 Remigio Antonio Rancan
    civil and structural engineer LEED AP BD+C GBC HOME AP
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    Italy
    RE: Refrigerants outside of the building, but still on site
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    65 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Asbestos Abatement
    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Efficiency First
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    4 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Rooftop smoking areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    48 Sara Neff
    Director, Sustainability Programs
    Kilroy Realty Corporation
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    United States
    RE: Vinyl electrical tapes
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    79 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: SSc10 Option 2
    in Schools SSc10: Joint Use of Facilities
    37 Cassandra Kliewer
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection/Wetland Protection
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    3 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    United States
    RE: Exemplary Performance ID point for 40% reduction.
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Daniel Hersh
    Architect
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    United States
    RE: Pilot Credit 88: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    ACP and Regional Priority
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    40 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
    PageSoutherlandPage
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    United States
    RE: EV Charging Stations
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    141 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014
    RE: Daylight Measurement Levels
    in EBOM-v4: Daylight and quality views
    4 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014
    RE: Non english version
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Sun, Nov 16, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Mozambique - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Namibia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Niger - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cape Verde - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Central African Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Chad - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Comoros - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Congo - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Congo, Democratic Republic of - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Djibouti - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Equatorial Guinea - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Eritrea - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ethiopia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Gabon - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Gambia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ghana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guinea - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guinea-Bissau - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Angola - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Benin - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Fire Station FTE
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    203 Deborah Morgan
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    United States
    shaded area
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    15 YP Pierce
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Parking spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    362 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: EV Charging Stations
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    141 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    NCv4 IEQc9 Acoustics - Hospitality
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    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
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Portugal
    Fire Station FTE
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    203 Deborah Morgan
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    United States
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: The missing point
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    99 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Colombia
    RE: open space not within LEED project boundary
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    170 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    school playgrounds
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    21 Mike Halcom
    Principal
    Halcom Consulting LLC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Data Center in on Office building Energy Modelling Calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,133 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Turkey
    RE: revising LEED boundary on old project (LEED NCv2.2)
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    205 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Bus parking space
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    249 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Mexico
    Core and Shell project with public bike scheme adjacent
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    1 Sean Hogan
    LEED AP
    RKD Architects
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Ireland
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    United States
    24 Hour Retail
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    1 Daniel Zaneto
    MMA Architects
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    Relocation of existing trees within site
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    229 Yiwei Koh
    Sustainable Design Consultant
    WSP Ng Pte Ltd
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Licensed Professional
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    467 Tam Kin Hung
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    2014-11-27 01:35 China
    initial cost for lease
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    133 Monica Hue
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    2014-11-26 12:18 United States
    Data Center Energy Performance Calculator
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,609 Wei Jiang
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    2014-11-25 22:24 China
    cxa requirements
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    267 andres ramirez
    integralDC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    2014-11-25 14:30 Colombia
    usage of existing parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    297 Doreen Kruschina
    Doreen Kruschina Planung+Baumanagement
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    2014-11-25 06:32 Germany
    Meter Declaration Requirements
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    7 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    2014-11-24 12:24 Mexico
    LEED ND v3 Examination End Date
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    160 Michael McElroy
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    2014-11-24 10:24 United States
    Process Load for Manufacturing
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,609 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    2014-11-24 04:33 Thailand
    long term lease as NC innovation credit
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    37 Maggie Pipek
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    2014-11-23 16:49 United States
    No Facility Alterations
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    31 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    2014-11-23 06:33 Greece
    Showers in group projects
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    249 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, CID
    Gensler
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 13:36 United States
    MPR 6 for Single Tenant Building
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    6 Jonathan Weiss
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 11:24 United States
    Asbestos Abatement
    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    6 Laura Steinbrink
    Principal
    HLMS Sustainability Solutions
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 11:23 United States
    Epoxy floor. Testing laboratories
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    74 Irina Charkina
    EcoStandard Group
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 10:03 Russian Federation
    Rooftop smoking areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    48 Sara Neff
    Director, Sustainability Programs
    Kilroy Realty Corporation
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 22:27 United States
    No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    69 Adam Prince
    ZeroEnergy Design
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 13:34 United States
    No exposed soil - how to comply with ESC?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    245 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 13:12 Mexico
    NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection/Wetland Protection
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    3 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 11:10 United States
    The year of metering
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    7 Vindio Corro
    Master Degree Construction Engineering
    Anomalia
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 10:40 Spain
    Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    36 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 10:39 Mexico

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