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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    149 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    RE: Documentation Requirements-Access to Quality Transit
    in CI-v4: Access to quality transit
    3 Pam Lynch
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    SRI values and roof slope
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    22 Pam Lynch
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    Off-site charging station
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    17 Kristina Pobre
    Architect
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    Philippines
    RE: Renewable energy - EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: waste generated from new construction
    in Mid-Rise v4: Construction waste management
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: LEED v4 Interior Lighting Quality Option 2, Strategy A
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    26 Kera Lagios
    Associate Principal
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: USGBC Approved Environmental Product Declaration Framework
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    53 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    1 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Outdoor Air monitoring devices
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    299 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Design Engineer for EAp1 and CxA for EAc3
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    331 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Construction Waste management
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    438 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    SSc2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    285 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Individual Control for Transients- Healthcare Project
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    228 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Multi-Family Buildings with Non-Residential Entrances
    in ND-v2009: Access to civic and public space
    5 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Apr 19, 2016
    RE: Exemplary Performance using v4 credit
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    183 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Tue, Apr 19, 2016
    preventive maintenance program
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    54 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    United States
    RE: Alternative Compliance for M&V
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    240 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    United States
    RE: Building height calculatons
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    44 Eunice Perez
    Engineer
    THREE Consultoría Medioambiental
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    RE: Sound Transmission
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    12 Larissa Oaks
    Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    RE: Reuse of window glass for contstruction fill
    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    78 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    RE: 10% Exemption
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    66 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    Ventilated Interior Door
    in Homes-v4: Advanced utility tracking
    1 Mitchell Toews
    Lynden Door | VanAir Design
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    United States
    Purchasing Calculator updated 4/8/2016
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    5 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    Purchasing Calculator updated 4/8/2016
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - ongoing
    5 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    MPR3 - Hotel in Mixed Use Building
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    3 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    United States
    Precertification credits online
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    20 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    Czech Republic
    RE: Option 1 - What to include in Site Area calc
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    49 Saurabh Shrestha
    HKS Inc.
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: Discrepancy between credit requirements and credit specifics
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    13 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: Providing water quality treatment to meet credit requirements
    in CS v4: Rainwater management
    3 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    2 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: What constitutes a "Master Plan"?
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    22 John Stouffer
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    RE: Transportation Planning Handbook NCv4 LTc7
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    2 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    RE: Tenant metering
    in CS v4: Advanced energy metering
    2 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Apr 19, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Split Submissions now and after 2015
    in How long does it take for USGBC to do the LEED design & construction review?
    11 John Neville
    President
    Sustainable Arizona
    Thu, Jan 23, 2014
    RE: Aren't Corrections only supposed to be published in Apr and Oct?
    in A Guide to the Key LEED BD&C v2009 Addenda - NC, CS, Schools
    51 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: Is it really the windows?
    in Poor Cell Phone Service in LEED buildings
    5 Travis Reed
    CellAntenna
    Mon, Jan 6, 2014
    RE: Key CIR for Registered non-certified LEED-CS v2.0 projects
    in Key CIR for Registered non-certified LEED-CS v2.0 projects
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 23, 2013
    I agree Tristan!
    in Dear USGBC, Give Us Transparency on LEED Energy Data
    4 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Dec 13, 2013
    RE: LEED Data Set - Energy Use Way Too High!
    in Energy Star Score of 85 for 450 LEED Buildings in Biggest Data Release Yet
    2 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Thu, Dec 5, 2013
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    College Campuses
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    121 Allen Schaffer
    Director of Sustainable Design
    Moody Nolan
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    United States
    RE: Discounted Parking Rate - How to implement?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    462 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    Ozone treatment
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    44 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    Mexico
    Ozone treatment
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    44 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    Mexico
    Generator details
    in NC-2009: Passive Survivability and Functionality During Emergencies
    1 Matt Luedders
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    United States
    LEED ND Review options
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    4 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    Egypt
    Allocation of User Groups in Elementary Schools
    in Schools-NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    3 Steven Burke
    Sustainability Manager
    SMMA
    Fri, Mar 25, 2016
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Wed, Mar 23, 2016
    Malaysia
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    124 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Mar 23, 2016
    United States
    PIf2 form filling
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    1 Lorenna Lobo
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Brazil
    Food Service Equipment
    in CI-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    1 Samantha Davidson
    Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Primer Sealer VOC Content
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    93 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Compliant wood & agrifiber products available in China
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    52 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Project Manager
    ARP-Astrance
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United Arab Emirates
    Paints & coatings products available in China
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    77 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Project Manager
    ARP-Astrance
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United Arab Emirates
    Flooring systems products available in China
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    117 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Project Manager
    ARP-Astrance
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United Arab Emirates
    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Argentina
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    17 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United States
    Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance Calculator
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    156 Lorenna Lobo
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    282 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    United States
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    6 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
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    Three buildings, one garden
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    2016-05-26 14:16 United States
    No-off street parking
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Elena Verani
    LEED AP
    Deerns
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    2016-05-26 06:50 Italy
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    10 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    2016-05-25 22:37 Malaysia
    open grid paving and gravel
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    292 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    2016-05-25 17:11 United States
    Greenguard
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    502 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    2016-05-25 10:25 Greece
    School Building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 SaMI S
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    2016-05-25 07:42 United Arab Emirates
    Leed v4- NC of Logistic Center.
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    123 Helena Garcia
    Bioconstruction
    Green Building Management
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    2016-05-25 06:08 Spain
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 23:15 Malaysia
    Updating documentation with consistent or more recent dates?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    814 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
    BWBR
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 17:32 United States
    District Central plant heating only
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Vipul Babriya
    Senior Energy Engineer
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 15:35 United States
    Bus service in opposite directions
    in Healthcare-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Bryan Finnegan
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 14:43 United States
    existing not occupied parts
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,285 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 10:59 Italy
    Comprehensive transportation management plan - behavioral change
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    313 Jiri Dobias
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 10:50 Belgium
    LEED-GA as a student
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    70 PRATIK KUMAR
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 08:12 India
    Integrative Pilot Credit - Design or Construction Credit
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    12 Sarah Corbitt
    LS3P Associates LTD
    Mon, May 23, 2016
    2016-05-23 19:50 United States
    CxA contract
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    43 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Mon, May 23, 2016
    2016-05-23 09:03 Poland
    Mix LEED NC and LEED CS within LEED Campus?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    571 Nena Elise
    Fri, May 20, 2016
    2016-05-20 10:02 United States
    View type 1
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Quality views
    1 Sophie Brauer
    Architect MAA
    Gottlieb Paludan Architects
    Fri, May 20, 2016
    2016-05-20 04:25 Denmark
    Living Wall
    in Retail-NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Accounting Accounting
    Controller
    Light House
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    2016-05-19 16:49 Canada
    LI ID #10421 allows 90.1-2010 for v2009 but how to document it?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    2016-05-19 14:50 United States

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