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    40 Keith Winston
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    DCRA: DC Government
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    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    18 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: CEE Tier 3A Washer Requirement
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    30 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    RE: Counting RECs Towards EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,305 Waleed AlGhamdi
    Energy Analyst
    Karpman Consulting
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Lack of PPM data plus suggestions for improvement
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    22 Francis Chua
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Project Architect at NK Architects
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    RE: RECs or Carbon Offsets and prices
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    21 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    100% OA Laboratory System
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    137 Charles Daze
    Project Engineer
    Burns & McDonnell
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: MRc69 readily attainable in most regions
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    15 Francis Chua
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Project Architect at NK Architects
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    62.1 vs 170
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    55 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    189 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    RE: non smoking hotel rooms
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    322 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Sun, Sep 25, 2016
    RE: EQc5 & Fume Hoods
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    449 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Sun, Sep 25, 2016
    porcelain flooring Tiles
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    411 SOHA YAMANI
    Sun, Sep 25, 2016
    RE: LCA Part A4 and A5 – Transport to site and Construction installa
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    74 Panu Pasanen
    CEO
    Bionova / One Click LCA
    Sun, Sep 25, 2016
    Elevator Shaft and Stairwell included in gsf for Occupancy?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    283 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, Sep 24, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    substitution in v2009
    in CS v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Hannah Silver
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    Waste Stream Study: Address top 4 only, or any 4 out of the 5?
    in Retail-NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Faun Carlson
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: ISO 50001 ACP Timeframe
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    120 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    How to draw the 11 degree line to identify unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v4: Quality Views
    1 P Hariharan
    Tue, Apr 26, 2016
    RE: Calculation based on chilled water meters
    in Retail–CI-v2009: On-site renewable energy
    10 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: Exemplary Performance?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    108 José Solis
    Big and Bright Strategies
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: Implementing all improvements in one renovations phase at a time
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.2: Existing Building Commissioning—Implementation
    36 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: CREC purchase
    in CI 2009 EAc4: Green Power
    106 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: Cooling tower cycles
    in NC-v4: Cooling tower water use
    17 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Apr 24, 2016
    v4
    in Schools-NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    United States
    PIf4 Uploads - Site Plan Required
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    5 Dee Spiro
    Sustainability Director
    Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    MRP3- minimum square meter for group certification
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    1 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    RE: ISO 50001 ACP
    in EBOM-v4: Energy efficient best management practices
    2 Rock Ridolfi
    Commissioning Analyst
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    RE: DDA Boundary
    in NC-v4: High priority site
    8 Trevor Anderson
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    United States
    LPG vehicles
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    52 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    previously developed site
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    RE: Option 4 - Transit Services Referenced
    in ND-v2009: Transportation demand management
    7 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Substantial Completion......?
    in LEED NC 2009 - Final Certification
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 14, 2012
    RE: leed online v3 user interface
    in Great Tips on LEED Online v3
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 14, 2012
    Projects boundaries in campus and LED site lights with OC sensor
    in LEED project boundary in campus setting
    6 Saju Varghese
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
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    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
    Helpful
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    1 Geoffrey Eddy
    PE, LEED AP
    Arup
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    Project Information (PI) forums
    in Project Information form
    45 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Nov 21, 2012
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    Wed, Oct 17, 2012
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    Fri, Oct 26, 2012
    RE: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
    in LEED 2012 - 4th Public Comment and Ballot Forum
    191 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 15, 2012
    Using Specs effectively during construction
    in Did you remember to...? List of things it's best not to forget on a project
    1 Peggy White
    White + GreenSpec
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    RE: EA PR 2
    in LEEDuser’s Guide to Key Changes in LEED-EBOM 2012 – 3rd Public Comment
    40 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    FSC vs SFI
    in Does LEED Kill Jobs? Lobbyist Claims Don't Hold Up
    11 Alexander Morris
    Associate
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    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    Governmental Cutting of Corners
    in "Wood Wars" Continue, with Military Losing
    1 Kaida Smith
    Thu, Sep 20, 2012
    RE: webcast recording
    in Video: Behind the Scenes on LEED 2012: New Developments in Credit Documentation, Reference Guides, and More
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 6, 2012
    RE: Change of project
    in Registration
    7 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 5, 2012
    RE: Not much of anything
    in USGBC LEED EBOM policy model 2009
    5 Paulina Marinkovic
    Sustainability Manager LEED AP O&M
    Samba Energy
    Fri, Aug 31, 2012
    RE: Does this mean state owned
    in Georgia Bans LEED Over Certified Wood Credits
    2 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Aug 24, 2012
    RE: Activity Date in CMP
    in GBCI now reviewing CMP hours within 48 hours of entry
    11 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Wed, Aug 22, 2012
    RE: Thanks Andrew!
    in LEED Online and how to make it run FAST on Google Chrome
    4 Maura Adams
    Environmental Stewardship Manager
    Wed, Aug 15, 2012
    RE: LEED Certified or Certifiable?
    in LEED Certified or Certifiable? Architects Make the Case for Earning the Plaque
    9 Sandeep Goswami
    COO
    Fountain Head II
    Sat, Aug 11, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Lead-free waterproofing floor slabs
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    21 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    Spain
    RE: precerticfiation
    in LEED-CS v3 Precertification
    39 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    LEED Lab
    in EBOM-2009: LEED Lab
    1 Stacey White
    Principal
    mode associates
    Sat, Apr 2, 2016
    United States
    Ds value
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    171 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016
    RE: Interesting Pilot Credit
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    129 Mandy Bordeaux
    Architect
    MSKTD
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    Successful Option 4 with Zipcar?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    465 Geoffrey Brock
    Sustainability Director - Construction
    Lendlease
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    United States
    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
    site boundary questions
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    238 Marcia Gibson
    Architect
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    Wed, Mar 23, 2016
    Municipally supplied "purple pipe"
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    130 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    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
    RE: ULEF documentation and LEED Online form
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    55 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United States
    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
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    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
    Open Plan office served by 4 AHUs
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    160 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    Singapore
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    Classification of PVC adhesive and Primer
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    517 Randy Weatherly
    Architect/Landscape Architect
    Ambler Architects
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    322 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,045 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    130 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    125 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 18:28 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    765 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 18:16 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    765 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    638 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    324 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:58 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:43 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    192 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:31 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    273 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:25 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    356 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:21 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    465 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:18 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    313 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:14 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    286 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:09 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    114 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:06 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    116 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 17:03 United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    296 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    2016-06-25 16:58 United States
    100% irrigation requirement met through treated waste water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    457 Yusuf Turab
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    Y T Enterprises
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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