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    RE: Basic Services
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
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    Centrifugal closed-circuit cooling tower minimun distances
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    893 CT G
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    Parking Garage considered Exterior Fixtures?
    in EBOM-v4: Light pollution reduction
    3 Rachel Shepherd
    Project Engineer
    Eneractive Solutions
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    RE: Hi, I believe I already know
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    115 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    RE: Green Walls - vertical gardens
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    63 Regina Ng
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    RE: LEED Site Border verses Open Space Border
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    35 Peggy Matta
    Newman Consulting Group, LLC
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    Small Lab in Office w/ Multiple Controls
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    49 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    RE: No cooling tower
    in NC-v4: Cooling tower water use
    12 Ashwini Arun
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    alternate acceptable certifications for IEQ 4.3
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    346 K KRAFT
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Appeal after second review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    671 Charles Nepps
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    RE: Not enclosed meeting room
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    246 CT G
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    RE: Manufacturer Declaration Letter
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    548 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    RE: Vehicles models different from the American Council's guide
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    279 Geraldine Seguela RAIA
    Architect/Sustainability
    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    LEED v2.2 fees
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    79 Usama Eita
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: HVAC systems and equipment efficiency
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,806 CT G
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    RE: Basic Services
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    106 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    Centrifugal closed-circuit cooling tower minimun distances
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    893 CT G
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    Parking Garage considered Exterior Fixtures?
    in EBOM-v4: Light pollution reduction
    3 Rachel Shepherd
    Project Engineer
    Eneractive Solutions
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    RE: Hi, I believe I already know
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    115 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    RE: Green Walls - vertical gardens
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    63 Regina Ng
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    RE: LEED Site Border verses Open Space Border
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    35 Peggy Matta
    Newman Consulting Group, LLC
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    Small Lab in Office w/ Multiple Controls
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    49 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    RE: No cooling tower
    in NC-v4: Cooling tower water use
    12 Ashwini Arun
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    alternate acceptable certifications for IEQ 4.3
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    346 K KRAFT
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Not enclosed meeting room
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    246 CT G
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    RE: Manufacturer Declaration Letter
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    548 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    RE: Vehicles models different from the American Council's guide
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    279 Geraldine Seguela RAIA
    Architect/Sustainability
    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    Actual Operation of Carpool parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    304 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    Thailand
    Actual operation of Low-Emitting Car Preferred Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    379 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    Thailand
    RE: No Landscape Area
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    12 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    RE: Policy Template - Maintenance Equipment "goals"
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    2 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    RE: FTEs
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    218 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    RE: Area requirements
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    28 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    Testing of units with the same layout
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    291 Ilana Judah
    Director of Sustainability
    FXFOWLE
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Appeal after second review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    671 Charles Nepps
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    677 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    United States
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Jesse Robbins
    Architect
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    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Sports Practice Facility FTEs vs Transients
    in Calculating FTEs
    191 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: DES system in a extremely hot and humid climate.
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    65 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    RE: VERTICALLY ATTACHED BUILDINGS
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    521 Vincent Dupuy
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    Cofely Services - GDF Suez
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    RE: Feedback on the LEED 2009 ACPs for Projects Outside the U.S.
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    169 Eric Johnson
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    Green Future Now
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    35 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    2 Tristan Roberts
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    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Spain
    RE: Energy And Water Data Release Form
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
    principal
    Joslin Consulting
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    Sharing my BD+C exam tips!
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Exam
    7 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
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    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    31 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED V4 Canada, paint Questions
    in LEED Canada Forum
    44 David Rekker
    Project Principal
    MMM Group Ltd.
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Anti-Corrosive Paint
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    125 Pablo Carcamán
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    Centrifugal closed-circuit cooling tower minimun distances
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    893 CT G
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    Parking Garage considered Exterior Fixtures?
    in EBOM-v4: Light pollution reduction
    3 Rachel Shepherd
    Project Engineer
    Eneractive Solutions
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    677 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    United States
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    677 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    United States
    Small Lab in Office w/ Multiple Controls
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    49 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    alternate acceptable certifications for IEQ 4.3
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    346 K KRAFT
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    United States
    alternate acceptable certifications for IEQ 4.3
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    346 K KRAFT
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    United States
    LEED v2.2 fees
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    79 Usama Eita
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    Actual Operation of Carpool parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    304 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
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    Fri, May 1, 2015
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    Actual operation of Low-Emitting Car Preferred Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    379 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
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    Fri, May 1, 2015
    Thailand
    Horizzontally attached bldg addition to Non Certified building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    136 Tesfa Bogale
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    Testing of units with the same layout
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    291 Ilana Judah
    Director of Sustainability
    FXFOWLE
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Density Calc include the proposed building?
    in NC v2.2 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    29 Samuel Gelfand
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    alternate acceptable certifications for IEQ 4.3
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    346 K KRAFT
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    United States
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    677 Adamantia Zisopoulou
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    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
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    Correct Ds for EQp1
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    59 Judith O'Driscoll
    Sustainable Projects Coordinator
    Goldman Copeland
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    United States
    RECs for Europe
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    98 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Greece
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Equipment Baseline
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    26 Lucy Williams
    Principal
    Lucy C. Williams, Architect
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    United States
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    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    677 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    2015-05-05 06:20 Greece
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    677 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    2015-05-05 03:48 Greece
    alternate acceptable certifications for IEQ 4.3
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    346 K KRAFT
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    2015-05-04 18:00 United States
    Appeal after second review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    671 Johnathan Woodside
    Mechanical Engineer
    Gresham Smith & Partners
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    2015-05-04 16:04 United States
    Appeal for denied credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    671 Johnathan Woodside
    Mechanical Engineer
    Gresham Smith & Partners
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    2015-05-04 15:01 United States
    Manufacturer Declaration Letter
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    548 Rezkar Abdulmajeed
    Architect/LEED AP
    7D ASSOCIATES
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    2015-05-03 10:19 Canada
    Actual Operation of Carpool parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    304 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    2015-05-01 22:49 Thailand
    Actual operation of Low-Emitting Car Preferred Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    379 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    2015-05-01 22:46 Thailand
    Horizzontally attached bldg addition to Non Certified building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    136 Tesfa Bogale
    Fri, May 1, 2015
    2015-05-01 11:33 United States
    Testing of units with the same layout
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    291 Ilana Judah
    Director of Sustainability
    FXFOWLE
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
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    Drain Water Heat Recovery System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,806 Luis Barros
    i4 Sustainability LLC
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
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    conductive rubber flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    346 Lyle Axelarris
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    Design Alaska
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    2015-04-30 14:43 United States
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    677 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    2015-04-30 13:52 United States
    Correct Ds for EQp1
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    59 Judith O'Driscoll
    Sustainable Projects Coordinator
    Goldman Copeland
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    2015-04-30 11:35 United States
    RECs for Europe
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    98 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
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    Non occupied spaces
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    96 CAROLINE PIN
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    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    2015-04-30 03:11 France
    Equipment Baseline
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    26 Lucy Williams
    Principal
    Lucy C. Williams, Architect
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 16:06 United States
    Planned City Bus Stop and Shuttle?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    213 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 15:19 United States
    EV Ready acceptable?
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    96 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 13:21 United States
    Frit on Glazing for LEED-2009
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    407 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 09:04 United States

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