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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Church+Classrooms = Office?
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    125 charles shinneman
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    United States
    Energy modeling
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    543 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    RE: CHP electricity not used by the building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,700 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    EPDs covering several product series
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    70 Jean DesRosiers
    vice president
    Vertima Inc
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    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
    Germany
    RE: Signage Language
    in EBOM-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    12 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    RE: FIT Program vs LEED Points
    in LEED Canada Forum
    56 Fayoke Banjo
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Canada
    RE: How to simulate qualified area for IEQc8.1 at both 9 am and 3pm
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    136 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    RE: shop applied adhesive in a laminate flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    511 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    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
    Calculator Points clarification
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    12 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Ireland
    RE: Enhanced and Fundamental Comissioning
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    33 Isabel Santos
    ECOCHOICE SA
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Purchasing- Ongoing
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - ongoing
    8 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    India
    RE: IEQp1 online form - potential error
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    168 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Option-3: Irrigation Meter Installed
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    14 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    India
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Integrative process
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    12 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Mon, May 23, 2016
    RE: Carpool Requirement
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    25 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Mon, May 23, 2016
    RE: Using v4 requirements on a v3 project
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    20 Denise Bates
    Sr Interior Designer
    Gensler
    Mon, May 23, 2016
    RE: g/L minus water vs g/L
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - paints and coatings
    6 Anna Cogo
    Nativa S.r.l SB
    Fri, May 20, 2016
    View type 1
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Quality views
    1 Sophie Brauer
    Architect MAA
    Gottlieb Paludan Architects
    Fri, May 20, 2016
    Denmark
    Living Wall
    in Retail-NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Accounting Accounting
    Controller
    Light House
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    Canada
    RE: New Merged ID+C and BD+C MR Calculator v06
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    107 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    RE: BAS
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    46 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Renewable Energy in Template EAp2
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    10 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Spain
    RE: Does a fresh air intake for a garage need to comply?
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    53 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Fri, May 13, 2016
    RE: Light fixtures count?
    in CI 2009 MRc3.1: Materials Reuse
    27 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    No Mow Grass
    in Schools-NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    1 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    No Mow Grass
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    7 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    United States
    Gender Split?
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    94 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED AP BD+C
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    RE: Alley
    in ND Plan-v4: Walkable streets
    6 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    Steam Kettles for Process Water Use
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    62 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, May 10, 2016
    United States
    RE: Leakage Rate in v5 Form
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    46 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    RE: Two story atrium - include 2nd floor in gross area calculations?
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    73 Jiri Dobias
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    Ferry Service - defined
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    1 Vada Kornegay
    Principal
    JiL Architects & Technologists
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    RE: Which credit does poured resinous flooring fall into?
    in Schools IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    33 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Fri, May 6, 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
    RE: Lr value for refrigerant calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    161 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Apr 20, 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
    Europe alternative compliance path
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    219 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Mon, Apr 18, 2016
    RE: Operable windows & mechanically ventilated space
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,043 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    483 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Existing MultiFamily High Rise-Exclude Occupied Commerical Space
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    237 Laura Steinbrink
    Principal
    HLMS Sustainability Solutions
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    Non-LEED-Certifiable Buildings on Site
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    12 Krissy Buck
    Architect
    LRK, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    United States
    RE: IEQp1 online form - potential error
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    168 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, Apr 15, 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- Ongoing
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - ongoing
    8 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    India
    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: ESC plan
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    295 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: LEED Boundary for CI and SSc1
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    224 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: Energy Star compliant attic access doors
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    159 Brett Little
    Executive Director
    GreenHome Institute
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    Municipally supplied "purple pipe"
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    130 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    United States
    RE: Denied prerequisite
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    828 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new LEED Online forum
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new LEED Online forum
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    19 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    Distance from windows to area
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    141 Rustem Saitov
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    2016-06-24 04:33 Russian Federation
    Solar energy used with previous LEED project credit
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    298 Zane Lichtneger
    Sustainability Analyst
    SAS Institute Inc.
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 15:56 United States
    On site + Off-site restoration
    in ND Plan-v4: Restoration of habitat or wetlands and water bodies
    2 Guillaume Martel
    LEED Project Manager
    PROVENCHER ROY + ASSOCIÉS ARCHITECTES
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 15:16 Canada
    Minimum Energy Performance Calculator v2009: Lighting
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,700 Mark Lund
    Mechanical Discipline Specialist
    Bergmann Associates
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 12:37 United States
    USGBC-approved equivalent standard for projects outside the U.S.
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    130 Isabel Santos
    ECOCHOICE SA
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 11:51 Portugal
    Energy Modelling - United Kingdom
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    130 Fleur Baguley
    Carbon Consult Limited
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 11:50 United Kingdom
    Building Orientation
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    130 Muzamil Rafique
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 09:02 Pakistan
    Timing of ASHRAE Level I & II & BAS System Install
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.1: Existing Building Commissioning—Investigation and Analysis
    60 Marie Kirk
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    2016-06-23 08:58 United States
    "Provide calculations to confirm the quantity......"
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    457 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 18:56 United States
    Fan Power Approach Not Commented on by LEED Reviewer
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,298 charles shinneman
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 18:40 United States
    Occupants / users of public park
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    753 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 12:29 United States
    Site Management-Organic Waste Management
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    12 Ileana Delgado
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 12:19 United States
    Energy Metering
    in EBOM-v4: Advanced energy metering
    7 Zachary Hayes
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 10:51 United States
    Energy Modeling
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    130 Muzamil Rafique
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    2016-06-22 03:00 Pakistan
    Existing Building Commissioning
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.1: Existing Building Commissioning—Investigation and Analysis
    60 sebastian castañeda
    students
    students
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    2016-06-21 13:48 Peru
    mirror mastics that contain carcinogenic ingredient
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    511 debra lombard
    sustainable design consulatnt & construction administrator
    Bywater Woodworks, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    2016-06-21 12:51 United States
    Lighting University Store transaction area and merchandise area
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    28 Bruce Lee
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    2016-06-21 09:34 United States
    Minimum Equipment Efficiency - Table 6.8.1 ASHRAE. VRF system
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,700 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    2016-06-21 06:43 Spain
    Kitchen
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    221 Sophie Brauer
    Architect MAA
    Gottlieb Paludan Architects
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    2016-06-21 06:38 Denmark
    use of lead metal downspouts in stormwater systems
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 debra lombard
    sustainable design consulatnt & construction administrator
    Bywater Woodworks, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 20, 2016
    2016-06-20 16:44 United States

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