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    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    49 Scott Bowman
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    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Required Documentation: All Projects for Site Management credit
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    7 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Using pre-existing conditions as oppposed to existing conditions
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    43 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Process Loads
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,613 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Thermal Barrier Tape and EPD
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    55 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    United States
    RE: waste generated from new construction
    in Mid-Rise v4: Construction waste management
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Credit compliance in elevator halls
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    258 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: Ventilation and filteration for Staircase for Feature 64
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    27 John Mlade
    Senior Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    RE: Building Area Method - highlighting merchandise
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,097 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    IEQp1&c2 Documentation
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    158 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    United Kingdom
    RE: Ongoing commissioning when follow EA c2.1- option 2
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.3: Existing Building Commissioning—Ongoing Commissioning
    42 David Edenburn
    ESD Consultant
    Commtech Asia
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: VOC limts and basement parking
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    528 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: Div 12 Environmental Info
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    32 Landry Watson
    DPR Construction
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    2 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: interior lighting in hotels
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    115 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Certificate timeline
    in ND Plan-v4: Certified green buildings
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Peak Transients
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    42 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    RE: Walking path question
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    51 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    RE: SS 7.2 (v2009 C+S) -- Tenant Improvements to Roof
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    105 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    Rooftop Greenhouse
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    22 Sarah Nugent
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    United States
    RE: printing room in an open office
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    96 Allison Beer McKenzie
    Architect, Director of Sustainability
    SHP Leading Design
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    RE: ASHRAE 50% AEDG
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    RE: MPR
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    13 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    RE: Credit Specific requirements and Additional Questions mis-match
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Material multi-attribute assessment
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    Supermarket in a spead shopping center.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Heraldo Muñoz
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Argentina
    RE: Calibrated vs actual energy use
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    119 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    RE: LEED CI Regional Priority Documentation
    in CI 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    16 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    RE: Operable windows
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    13 Steven Burke
    Sustainability Manager
    SMMA
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    RE: raised floor
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    88 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Building Envelope Commissioning
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - building envelope
    8 Lance Barron
    Project Manager
    Essex Engineering Corporation
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
    United States
    MERV 13 filter installing inside air recirculation returns
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.4: IAQ Best Management Practices—Reduce Particulates in Air Distribution
    34 Zhantong Chen
    Thu, Mar 10, 2016
    China
    RE: IO Credit _ Option B (Additional Strategies)
    in EBOM 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    51 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Mar 9, 2016
    RE: Errors in Outdoor Water Use Reduction Calculator
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    13 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Mar 29, 2016
    RE: Form v05 & ANSI table C1 vs. v2009 Acoustic Calculator
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    143 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Wed, Mar 9, 2016
    New Performance Periods Table upload
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    5 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    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 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
    Helpful
    in A Guide to the Key LEED-CI Addenda
    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
    Visit LEEDuser at Greenbuild 2012 - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, Oct 23, 2012
    LEEDuser Adds Healthcare, ND, Retail Forums and Resources - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Oct 17, 2012
    How Well Do You Know LEED v4? Answers to the LEEDuser Quiz - by Tristan Roberts
    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
    Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC
    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
    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
    RE: IAQ Testing path option 2
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    336 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Feb 26, 2016
    EQc3.1 IAQ Construction during construction
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    20 Kimo Steed
    Fri, Feb 26, 2016
    RE: Thermal Barrier Tape and EPD
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    55 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Process Loads
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,613 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Feb 25, 2016
    Great compilation
    in Product Libraries To Help You Achieve LEED v4 Material Credits
    1 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Thu, Feb 25, 2016
    Argentina
    site fence
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    291 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Feb 25, 2016
    Poland
    RE: Option 1 Interior Building Lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    636 Moe Fakih, LEED AP (O+M), BPI, CGBP
    Director of Sustainability
    VCA Green
    Thu, Feb 25, 2016
    United States
    Building Envelope Commissioning
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - building envelope
    8 Lance Barron
    Project Manager
    Essex Engineering Corporation
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    United States
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    10 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    Malaysia
    LEED V4 - TENANT SPACE ENERGY MODELING
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    LEED V4 - TENANT SPACE ENERGY MODELING
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    292 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Green Educational Program Format
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    RE: Div 12 Environmental Info
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    32 Landry Watson
    DPR Construction
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    United States
    Europe alternative compliance path
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    219 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Thu, Feb 18, 2016
    Vertical Garden/Green wall
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    78 Carmelito Tatlonghari
    LEED-AP BD+C
    SPCastro, Inc.
    Wed, Feb 17, 2016
    Philippines
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    79 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Feb 17, 2016
    United States
    Re-Appeal for a data center
    in Review Appeal
    38 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Feb 17, 2016
    RE: Daylight controls
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    8 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Feb 17, 2016
    LEED V4 - TENANT SPACE ENERGY MODELING
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Feb 16, 2016
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    multi occupant spaces for outpatient
    in Healthcare-v2009: Controllability of systems - lighting
    9 andres ramirez
    integralDC
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    2016-05-12 12:25 Colombia
    margin
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    741 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    2016-05-12 04:37 Italy
    Alley
    in ND Plan-v4: Walkable streets
    6 Martine Desbois
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    2016-05-11 18:35 Canada
    LEED project boundary and Data Centers
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,613 geoffrey yamasaki
    senior sustainability analyst
    mazzetti
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    2016-05-11 17:02 United States
    Tenant Sub-Metering
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    168 Donald Green
    Operations Manager
    ai Design Group
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    2016-05-11 14:42 United States
    Energy Model for Healthcare/Assisted Living
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    10 Carrie Webster
    Moseley Architects
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    2016-05-11 13:17 United States
    Existing fixture upgrades
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    2016-05-11 12:03 United States
    Can I select my building as "Healthcare" in Portfolio Manager?
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    514 Amornchai Challcharoenwattana
    Sustainable Development Officer
    Chiva-Som International Health Resort
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    2016-05-11 11:06 Thailand
    Tankless Electrical Water Heaters
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,097 Pedro Urazan
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    2016-05-11 10:51 Colombia
    French A+ VOC certification
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    409 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    2016-05-11 08:43 Italy
    Laboratory
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    27 Vanessa Montezuma
    Arquitectura&Ciudad
    Wed, May 11, 2016
    2016-05-11 01:58 Peru
    Baseline window type - nonmetal vs metal
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,613 Nicole Isle
    Chief Sustainability Strategist
    Glumac
    Tue, May 10, 2016
    2016-05-10 13:20 United States
    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
    2016-05-10 09:16 United States
    Visitor Count - Dormitory
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    19 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 16:19 United States
    Multiple Street Frontages
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    129 Carrie Webster
    Moseley Architects
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 14:46 United States
    Site visitors vs. FTE's
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    316 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 14:24 United States
    Regular Bus Service to Light Rail Station
    in CS 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    29 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 13:43 United States
    Option 2, A
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    26 Simon Lai
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 11:47 United States
    Anti corrosion paint under fire retarding
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    197 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Mon, May 9, 2016
    2016-05-09 09:56 France
    Maximum Temperature
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    336 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Sun, May 8, 2016
    2016-05-08 08:07 Egypt

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