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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: ID credit for saltwater pool?
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    520 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Flow Fixture Data table
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    202 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: are mixed use projects allowed?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    88 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Should I include all services and all residential developments?
    in How to Document SSc2 with Map Data
    35 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Is there an Innovation Opportunity?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    335 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Lighting power for apartments
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,248 Ritwik Kakati
    Dagher Engineering, PLLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Clinker
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    420 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C / Construction Specifier
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Pulverized gypsum as landfill cap?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    323 Craig Mahoney
    Waste Services Project Manager
    Guard Contracting Corporation
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: EP - Measure 4
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    70 Dennis Park
    Perkins + Will
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Library and Laboratory Weighting Factors
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    64 Kara Edmonson
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: How to calculate effective operable area for top hung window
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    741 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: FSC High Pressure Laminates
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    353 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Greenguard certification?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    298 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Over-kill duct insulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    293 Steve Tucker
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    L-6 Project Sections/ Elevations
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: ID credit for saltwater pool?
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    520 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Flow Fixture Data table
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    202 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: are mixed use projects allowed?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    88 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Is there an Innovation Opportunity?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    335 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Lighting power for apartments
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,248 Ritwik Kakati
    Dagher Engineering, PLLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Clinker
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    420 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C / Construction Specifier
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Pulverized gypsum as landfill cap?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    323 Craig Mahoney
    Waste Services Project Manager
    Guard Contracting Corporation
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: EP - Measure 4
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    70 Dennis Park
    Perkins + Will
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Library and Laboratory Weighting Factors
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    64 Kara Edmonson
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: How to calculate effective operable area for top hung window
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    741 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: FSC High Pressure Laminates
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    353 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Greenguard certification?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    298 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Over-kill duct insulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    293 Steve Tucker
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    L-6 Project Sections/ Elevations
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Exemplary performance?
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    1 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Extra PV, how to get credit?
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    194 Keelan Kaiser
    Architect and Educator
    Serena Sturm Architects and Judson University
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Radiance and Ecotect
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    617 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    SSc 3.3 Parking Availbility
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    111 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Portland Cement
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    248 Rezkar Abdulmajeed
    Architect/LEED AP
    7D ASSOCIATES
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: IAQ Testing
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    63 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    11 Marie-Pierre Pare
    Sat, Jul 19, 2014
    RE: FTE shifts longer than 8 hrs
    in Calculating FTEs
    181 Scott Adams
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    6 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 Green Associate
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    57 Tonima Ferdous
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    Mixing Solar PV, LED Lighting and LEED GA Accreditation
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    114 Daniel Valdes
    Solar PV & LED Specialist
    Infinitum Energy
    Tue, Jul 15, 2014
    LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    54 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
    RE: Shared parking deck
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    490 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014
    RE: Precertification Final Decision
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    541 Tracy Baker
    CTA Inc.
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014
    RE: Excellent
    in GBCI Invites Direct Inquiries—But Do Your Homework First
    17 Elizabeth Thompson
    LEED Specialist
    USGBC
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Large footage residence and threshold adjustment
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    131 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional Exemption (LPE) - outside of USA
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    19 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Reusing IO credits for recertification
    in Recertification
    58 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
    LEED Membership Statistics Tool
    in LEED App Store Coming Soon – What's on Your Wish-List?
    4 Spencer Kim
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    RE: Foreign currency - Israel
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    152 Jaida Holbrook
    Enivronmental Engineer
    Skanska Sverige AB
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    RE: LEED EBOM current rating system...
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    588 Rehan Siddiqui
    Wed, Jun 25, 2014
    design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    7 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Jun 21, 2014
    Final review appeal for credit EAc1, new energy model
    in Review Appeal
    30 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    RE: Submitting for Review & Terminolgy
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    133 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Jun 16, 2014
    Marking credits as Complete
    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    Option 2: 50 watts AND over, OR lights over 50 watts
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    20 103 Mayra Portalatin
    Project Manager
    Facility Engineering Associates, PC
    Wed, Aug 24, 2011
    RE: Restoration of Manual Overrides
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    20 103 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Aug 15, 2012
    RE: CO2 Sensors
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    20 24 Mike Campbell
    Sustainability Specialist
    Sustainable Solutions Corporation
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    RE: NPD Credit 11: Visitability and Universal Design
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    20 179 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Tue, Jul 10, 2012
    LEED ND GIB credit 4 - Water efficient landscaping
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    20 179 Tyler Baker
    Urban Designer
    Urban Strategies
    Thu, Aug 2, 2012
    RE: LEED ND Exam
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    20 179 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Aug 20, 2012
    RE: Time Effort required for LEED ND Consultancy
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    20 179 Daniel Costantino
    Urban Planner, LEED AP ND
    Ecology & Environment, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 3, 2012
    RE: optimizing schedules & retrofit to weather-based controls
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    20 107 Asa Posner
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
    Thu, Jan 19, 2012
    RE: Recycling Certificate Directly from Steel Manufacturer
    in NC v2.2 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    20 110 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 22, 2012
    RE: Documentation required for commingled waste
    in NC v2.2 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    20 110 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, Oct 28, 2013
    LEED NC 2009 MRc2 - Co-mingled Waste Recycing
    in NC v2.2 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    20 110 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, Mar 31, 2014
    RE: How to document Squat Toilet/Hole Toilet?
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    20 86 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 21, 2013
    RE: Toilets not within the tenant space
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    20 86 Sam Farmer
    Green Fields
    Tue, Apr 30, 2013
    RE: MEP & FP Sealants, Adhesives, Coatings, and Lubricants
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    20 144 Kim Pomeranz
    Thu, Oct 14, 2010
    RE: LEED VOC COmpliance onsite
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    20 144 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Thu, Aug 2, 2012
    RE: Documentation
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    20 144 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Tue, Oct 2, 2012
    VOC levels of as sealant
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    20 144 Christopher Ramos Mota
    LEED AP BD+C, MSc Sustainability
    Hill International
    Tue, Apr 2, 2013
    RE: Aerosol Adhesives
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    20 144 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: Do these requirements apply to tenanted areas too ?
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    20 50 Lucie Cervena
    Thu, May 31, 2012
    Achieving IEQc1 with no ventilation as part of C&S project
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    20 50 Tony Schafer
    Fri, Mar 2, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Flow Fixture Data table
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    202 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Should I include all services and all residential developments?
    in How to Document SSc2 with Map Data
    35 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Library and Laboratory Weighting Factors
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    64 Kara Edmonson
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Greenguard certification?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    298 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Over-kill duct insulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    293 Steve Tucker
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    L-6 Project Sections/ Elevations
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Exemplary performance?
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    1 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    SSc 3.3 Parking Availbility
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    111 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Correct invoice structure for millwork
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    353 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Proprietary Ingredients
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    67 Elizabeth Felder
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Beach Cleanup of Trash - credit?
    in EBOM 2009 MRp2: Solid Waste Management Policy
    21 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    CLO level adjustments
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Adam Kingsbury
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    CASE 2 and EAP2 Cumpliance
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    451 João Gaio
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    IEQc7.1, MET and CLO, and Acceptable Alterations
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    189 Adam Kingsbury
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Case 2, Option 2 clarification - years
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve - Building Sustainbility
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Compliance paths for estar eligible buildings with scores <75
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve - Building Sustainbility
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    SSc 3.3 Parking Availbility
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    3 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    System CRI certified
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    43 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Can reusing a parking garage count toward this credit?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    79 Caleb Lesselles
    INTERN ARCHITECT
    COOPER CARRY
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Is it possible for the flush-out start date to vary by floor?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    63 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014

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