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    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    628 Joyce Kelly
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    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    187 Peter Doo
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    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
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    RE: Energy Process
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Marcus Sheffer
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    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
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    in NC-v4: Daylight
    44 Isabel Santos
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    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
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    RE: Dormitory as support building
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Alan Scott
    Director
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
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    481 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
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    RE: Decomposed Granite
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    24 Alejandro Tangassi
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    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
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    555 Subramaniam Chandrasekaran
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    in PIf5: Building System Control
    14 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
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    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    7 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    RE: Water-Related Systems Implementation Phase
    in CS v4: Integrative process
    7 Marcus Sheffer
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    15 Patrick Cellie
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    80 Catharina B-K
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    6 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
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    8 Reinhard Oppl
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    45 Marcus Sheffer
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    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
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    13 Saud Abdul Rasheed
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    86 Trista Little
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    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    RE: Renovation project automatically complies?
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    16 Saud Abdul Rasheed
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    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    RE: Landscape Area
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    87 Tristan Roberts
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    RE: Individual task lighting
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    70 Quinn McColly
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    United States
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    11 Kristina Bach
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    4 Maura Adams
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    1 Michael Zagorski
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    RE: change LPE info
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    4 Peter Warren
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    431 debra lombard
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    34 Batya Metalitz
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    121 Michael Munn
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    217 Tristan Roberts
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