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    18 Marilyn Specht
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    Integral Group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: bus rapid transit stop
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    43 Marilyn Specht
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    Integral Group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Bus shuttle Service to previous location
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    284 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Glass skylights and existing roof
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    23 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    VOC for fire proofing / intumescent sealants
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    512 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    United States
    RE: Baseline HVAC system modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,709 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Intelligent Glazing
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    747 Renee Azerbegi
    Ambient Energy
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: questions about additional HVAC system in kitchen
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,109 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    Parking and Landscape
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    241 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Private vegetated terrace vs roof area
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    111 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Signage Language
    in EBOM-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    13 Julia Perez
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Faucet Flowrate at Actual Water Supply Pressure
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    220 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    China
    Faucet Flowrate at Actual Water Supply Pressure
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    253 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    China
    RE: The overlap activities between CxA and CM Consultant
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    339 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    RE: MBCx scope for LEED-CI
    in CI-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    6 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Functional Entry for Addition Project
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    18 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: bus rapid transit stop
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    43 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Bus shuttle Service to previous location
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    284 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Glass skylights and existing roof
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    23 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    VOC for fire proofing / intumescent sealants
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    512 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    United States
    RE: Baseline HVAC system modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,709 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Intelligent Glazing
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    747 Renee Azerbegi
    Ambient Energy
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: questions about additional HVAC system in kitchen
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,109 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    Parking and Landscape
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    241 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Private vegetated terrace vs roof area
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    111 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Signage Language
    in EBOM-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    13 Julia Perez
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Faucet Flowrate at Actual Water Supply Pressure
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    220 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    China
    Faucet Flowrate at Actual Water Supply Pressure
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    253 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    China
    RE: The overlap activities between CxA and CM Consultant
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    339 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    RE: MBCx scope for LEED-CI
    in CI-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    6 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    RE: Enhanced and Fundamental Comissioning
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    34 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    RE: Existing Lighting Included?
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    68 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    RE: Energy modeling
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    544 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    RE: Rainwater Management
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    81 Maria Glädt
    White Arkitekter AB
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    Sweden
    RE: EPDs covering several product series
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    72 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: GBES Resources for WELL AP Exam
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    38 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP, WELL AP
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: FIT Program vs LEED Points
    in LEED Canada Forum
    56 Fayoke Banjo
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Canada
    RE: Denied prerequisite
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    828 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
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    Thu, Aug 18, 2016
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    794 Maria Isabel Conde
    Owner
    Aqua Terra (Panama) S.A.
    Wed, Aug 17, 2016
    RE: Energy Star compliant attic access doors
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    159 Brett Little
    Executive Director
    GreenHome Institute
    Tue, Aug 2, 2016
    RE: *sensationalism alert*!
    in Does LEED v4 Ban PVC?
    12 joel longstreth
    Marketing Manager
    brentwood plastics
    Mon, Aug 1, 2016
    RE: Adding more projects to a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    572 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    RE: sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    2 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    n/a
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    12 robert lohr
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    DSW, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
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    7 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Trinidad and Tobago
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    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    20 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    RE: Deadline for Construction Review
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    5 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Sun, Jul 10, 2016
    ECp2 and c1 - Location of this Addendum?
    in Highlights from the LEED-EBOM addenda
    2 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    16 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    RE: DES Rates
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    73 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    RE: parking demand vs 1000sf or vs employees
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    37 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    RE: Lease Language
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    31 Chris Freeland
    Architect
    Aller Lingle Massey Architects
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    United States
    Default Occupancy for a Health Club
    in Calculating FTEs
    208 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
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    RE: GBCI policy on deferring appeal
    in Defer a Design Phase Appeal
    2 Karen Elliott
    LEED AP ID+C & BD+C
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    VOC for fire proofing / intumescent sealants
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    512 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    United States
    Free waste heat
    in CS v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 sergio arus
    Green Energy Expert & HVAC
    SWECO
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    Parking and Landscape
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    241 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    Faucet Flowrate at Actual Water Supply Pressure
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    220 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    China
    Faucet Flowrate at Actual Water Supply Pressure
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    253 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
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    Satisfaction rating
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    60 Fareed Alghimlas
    Senior Research Associate
    Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    Kuwait
    Satisfaction rating
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    60 Fareed Alghimlas
    Senior Research Associate
    Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
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    new building
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    210 Bo Slendak
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    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
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    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    125 charles shinneman
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    United States
    German Energy Saving Law Certificate as Submittal
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,298 Dandan Li
    LEED AP
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Germany
    If bare raised floor is covered with carpet - is it reused?
    in CI-v4: Interiors life-cycle impact reduction
    7 Diana Nezamutinova
    Consultant
    Self Employed
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    United Kingdom
    RE: How to simulate qualified area for IEQc8.1 at both 9 am and 3pm
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    137 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Calculator Points clarification
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    12 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Ireland
    Purchasing- Ongoing
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - ongoing
    8 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    India
    Option-3: Irrigation Meter Installed
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    14 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    India
    Future development
    in NC-v4: Open space
    9 Mike Fortier
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    LEED project with associated Parking Deck
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    12 Ashley Love
    LEED AP BD+C
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    United States
    new building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    210 Bo Slendak
    Owner, C.O.O.
    Delta Engineering Group LLC
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
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    EQc5 & Fume Hoods
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    444 Laura Eubanks
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Moseley Architects
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    United States
    ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    44 Gregory Martin
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
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    Functional Entry for Addition Project
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    18 Eric White
    Sustainability Consultant
    Mission Green Buildings
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    2016-08-30 18:25 Canada
    VOC for fire proofing / intumescent sealants
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    512 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    2016-08-30 13:40 United States
    Baseline HVAC system modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,709 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    2016-08-30 11:34 Portugal
    Free waste heat
    in CS v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 sergio arus
    Green Energy Expert & HVAC
    SWECO
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    2016-08-30 10:16 Sweden
    Faucet Flowrate at Actual Water Supply Pressure
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    220 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    2016-08-30 04:11 China
    Faucet Flowrate at Actual Water Supply Pressure
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    253 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
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    Glass skylights and existing roof
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    23 Jonathan Hickerson
    Architectural and Brand Strategist
    EDA Architects
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    2016-08-29 13:28 United States
    MBCx scope for LEED-CI
    in CI-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    6 Mark Benson
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    2016-08-29 13:24 United States
    Crawl Space Inquiry
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    241 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    2016-08-29 11:50 United States
    Bus shuttle Service to previous location
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    284 Doreen Kruschina
    Doreen Kruschina Planung+Baumanagement
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
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    Satisfaction rating
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    60 Fareed Alghimlas
    Senior Research Associate
    Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    2016-08-29 04:20 Kuwait
    Survey Participants
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    60 Fareed Alghimlas
    Senior Research Associate
    Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    2016-08-29 04:17 Kuwait
    questions about additional HVAC system in kitchen
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,109 Zhang Peng
    CADG
    Sun, Aug 28, 2016
    2016-08-28 23:50 China
    new building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    210 Bo Slendak
    Owner, C.O.O.
    Delta Engineering Group LLC
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    Church+Classrooms = Office?
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    125 charles shinneman
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    2016-08-26 18:08 United States
    EPDs covering several product series
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    72 Jean DesRosiers
    vice president
    Vertima Inc
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    2016-08-26 15:37 Canada
    German Energy Saving Law Certificate as Submittal
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,298 Dandan Li
    LEED AP
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    2016-08-26 11:52 Germany
    If bare raised floor is covered with carpet - is it reused?
    in CI-v4: Interiors life-cycle impact reduction
    7 Diana Nezamutinova
    Consultant
    Self Employed
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    2016-08-26 09:34 United Kingdom
    Calculator Points clarification
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    12 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    2016-08-26 08:07 Ireland
    Purchasing- Ongoing
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - ongoing
    8 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    2016-08-26 06:08 India

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