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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Still time to upgrade from LEED v2.2 to LEED NC 2009?
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    21 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    RE: Campus for a gated residential/commercial compound versus ND
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    556 Eric Anderson
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    RE: How to draw the 11 degree line to calculate unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    41 P Hariharan
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    India
    RE: Timeline to File an Appeal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    786 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    15 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Existing Insulated Glass Units
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,047 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Two sets of double doors count as one entry?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    32 Steven Jones
    Vice President
    Quinn Evans Architects
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Meeting the credit intent
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the project team
    4 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    628 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    187 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Energy Process
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Ecotect Daylight Autonomy and Insolation levels Analysis
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    44 Isabel Santos
    S+A Green Lab
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Portugal
    RE: Dormitory as support building
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Alan Scott
    Director
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bamboo Flooring to be considered in certified wood calculations
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    481 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bangladesh
    RE: Decomposed Granite
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    24 Alejandro Tangassi
    Mr.
    TAAGBUILD
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: CS Project with no ref equipment
    in CS v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 26, 2016
    RE: LEEDv2009 O&M
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    2 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    RE: IEQc7.1 compliance
    in NC v2.2 EQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    31 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: 30% structure and enclosure maximum
    in CS v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    5 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 25, 2016
    RE: Assessment report feedback?
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 25, 2016
    Eligible Intersections: Highway
    in ND-v2009: Street network
    1 Aly Andrews
    Farr Associates
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: HC near Airport
    in Healthcare-v2009: Acoustic environment
    18 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    MERV13 filter replacement to pre-filters / filters
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Jane Long
    Ms
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: µg not µm?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    145 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    RE: Waste rate
    in Homes-v2008: Waste management
    5 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    PC 75 Clean Construction
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    2 Patricia Lloyd
    Sustainability Manager
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    United States
    RE: What is legally binding language?
    in CS-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    65 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater: EDGE Auditor
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    Looks like I’m first to post here so here goes!
    in EBOM-2009: Learning Controls for Thermal Comfort
    1 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: IBEAM LEED USER POLICY
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    32 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    RE: Good news from GBCI!
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    70 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    RE: Access Point to an Active Freight Rail Line
    in Warehouses-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: Download Forms
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    132 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: Calculating Buildable Land (PIf1-2)
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    32 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: Exterior Noise
    in Schools-NC-v4: Minimum acoustic performance
    3 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    5 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: my experience
    in LEED core + shell vs. new construction
    8 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Tue, Dec 3, 2013
    RE: The role of concensus in green rating systems
    in Chemical Industry Touts Anti-LEED Language in Appropriations Bill
    19 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 3, 2013
    RE: V4 implementation and '09 phase out
    in Sixth Comment Period for LEED v4 Won't Delay Member Ballot
    35 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Sun, Dec 1, 2013
    RE: Excited to Meet Everyone!
    in See You in Philly! Greenbuild 2013
    5 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Nov 19, 2013
    Feds: Green Globes as Good as LEED - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Nov 13, 2013
    Congratulations 2013 LEED Fellows - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Nov 13, 2013
    RE: Any info that you'd be willing to share on Green Globes?
    in Getting to Know Green Globes
    7 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: All LEED sample forms
    in Sample LEED Online credit forms
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: MPR 6 Compliance through a different Portfolio manager
    in Video: LEED Energy Reporting Made Easy
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: Sports Facility - 0 FTE's or 0 Transient Users
    in PI Form 3 - Occupant and Usage Data
    78 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: "Confirmation of Agent's Authority" form for a CCD new bldg.
    in New, Friendlier Legal Forms Rolled Out on LEED Online
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    PIf3 forum
    in Occupant and Usage Data
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    rating system selection forum
    in Military Barracks considered LEED for Homes or LEED NC?
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    rating system selection forum
    in Minor Renovation of an Existing LEED Certified Building
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    multiple buildings forum
    in Multiple Buildings - One Registration
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: Construction Documents Creation for Small Commercial Interiors
    in Construction Documents
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: Deadline for final Review (addressing review comments)
    in Deadline to tackle USGBC review
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: Blinds
    in Blinds
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: NC 2009 MPR Form 2 - actual vs estimated square footage
    in PI Form 2 Project Summary Details
    64 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: LEED v4-Credits MR-USGBC approved program
    in USGBC Engages Chemical Supply Chain with New LEED v4 Option
    38 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 3, 2013
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: FTE is linked to IEQc6.1 and IEQc6.2 - Healthcare buildings
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    215 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015
    Spain
    Determining site area on multi building lot
    in Locating 2-year, 24-hour rainfall intensity values for EBOM SSc6
    9 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 13, 2015
    United States
    RE: Green Educational Program Format
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Sep 10, 2015
    RE: Plants recommended for semi extensive green roof
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    82 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Mechanical/Sustainability Engineer, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Mon, Sep 7, 2015
    Map generation for submittals
    in Mid-Rise v4: Site selection
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 6, 2015
    RE: FTE is linked to IEQc6.1 and IEQc6.2 - Healthcare buildings
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    215 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
    Spain
    Multiple Building or One Building?
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    4 Muge Karasahin
    LEED AP BD+C, Architect
    ALAN Mimarlik ve Proje Yonetimi
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    RE: Providing dedicated area for mercury-containing products?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    13 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    United States
    Metered urinals...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    123 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015
    Romania
    RE: State of Illinois Smoking Law
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,030 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015
    O+M Starter Kit - Green Cleaning/Site Management
    in NC-2009: Indoor air quality procedure - alternative compliance path
    3 Kelsey Jensen
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    RE: AP Certification on v2009
    in CI 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    22 Paul Duva
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    United States
    Controlled Entry
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    111 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    Education & Outreach ID credit for v4?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Innovation
    1 Karen Heet
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    United States
    What constitutes a building entrance?
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    29 Carolyn Day
    Architect | Sustainability Coordinator
    Ellenzweig
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: Energy Process
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Aug 19, 2015
    Modification to base building systems
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    154 Ben Hollon
    Mechanical Engineer
    Lankford Fendler
    Tue, Aug 18, 2015
    RE: Walking path question
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    51 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Sun, Aug 16, 2015
    Referenced Standard Link
    in Product Certification and Testing for LEED for Schools IEQc4.1–4.4 and IEQc4.6
    3 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Thu, Aug 13, 2015
    United States
    RE: Calculating Buildable Land (PIf1-2)
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    32 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, Aug 13, 2015
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    Recycling area for MR Pre-req in a small historical building
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    76 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Tue, Feb 16, 2016
    2016-02-16 16:47 Ecuador
    LEED V4 - TENANT SPACE ENERGY MODELING
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    537 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Feb 16, 2016
    2016-02-16 15:05 Argentina
    Existing Building Baseline WWR
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,262 Christian Kaltreider
    Tue, Feb 16, 2016
    2016-02-16 12:04 United States
    EBOM Solid Waste Management Policy in Medical Office Building
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    606 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
    BWBR
    Mon, Feb 15, 2016
    2016-02-15 18:34 United States
    LEED Boundary and Non-contiguous reconfigured areas
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    232 Susan Spencer
    Architect
    Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
    Mon, Feb 15, 2016
    2016-02-15 18:14 United States
    Retail Refrigeration
    in Retail-NC-v4: Fundamental refrigerant management
    2 Jason Smith
    Director
    NLCE
    Mon, Feb 15, 2016
    2016-02-15 12:02 Ireland
    LEED Selection - High Rise Residential
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    784 Curt Pascoe
    P.E., LEED AP BD+C
    Ryan Companies US, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    2016-02-12 17:41 United States
    choosing between CS and Hospitality
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    784 Hannah Silver
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    2016-02-12 14:59 United States
    Rainfall Rates in Inches
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    29 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    2016-02-12 12:41 France
    Application of the 1.67 allocation for the Option 1 & 2 combo
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    448 Zane Lichtneger
    Sustainability Analyst
    SAS Institute Inc.
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    2016-02-12 11:17 United States
    Outside Mat
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    381 Waterset CDD
    CDD Manager
    Rizzetta and Co
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    2016-02-11 16:38 United States
    Form (V06) product data samples
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    84 Zach Tetreault
    Project Engineer
    Momentum
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    2016-02-11 13:03 United States
    Attempting to return ceiling tiles from demo
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    75 Dean Wilson
    Applicant Information
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    2016-02-11 12:18 United States
    Interior Cross-Contamination Prevention, Industrial Curtain Wall
    in CS v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    4 Lauren Baumann
    Vice President
    New Ecology, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    2016-02-11 11:36 United States
    Perimeter protection
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    284 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    2016-02-11 10:33 Ireland
    parking for fleet vehicle
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    448 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    2016-02-11 07:48 Poland
    Need your Advise - Urgent (Sports Hall Project)
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Sam Adro
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    2016-02-11 07:31 United Arab Emirates
    SSc4.3 Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    448 Shad Traylor
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 20:01 United States
    Off-Site Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    448 Jeannie Rueter
    Green Building Analyst
    Ausonio Incorporated
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 19:06 United States
    Enhanced Refrigerant Management - Purchased Cooling Loop
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    157 Vinny Greco
    Mechanical Engineer
    Brinjac Engineering
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 16:08 United States

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