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    946 Santiago Rodriguez
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    RE: Development Density Calculations
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    43 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    RE: Policy goals
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    31 Karin Miller
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    13 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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    33 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: Energy and Water usage reporting
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    449 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    Space usage type - kitchen
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    8 Thomas Baltsersen
    Engineer, M.Sc.
    midtconsult
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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    696 Juliane Muench
    Sun, Jun 28, 2015
    IAQ calculator occupancy designations?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    5 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    United States
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    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    15 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    RE: Historical data for an International Convention Centre
    in Calculating FTEs
    196 Judhajit Chakraborty
    Building Performance Specialist
    WSP Built Ecology
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
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    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    128 Kathy Wislocky
    Project Manager
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: Enhanced Commissioning and Measurement and Verification
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    273 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
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    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    RE: Transient number for residential
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    228 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
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    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    RE: the documentation language
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    104 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    Excluding materials that you don't know the SRI for
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    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    RE: Operable windows
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    12 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    67 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    United Kingdom
    RE: New purchases Energy Star
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    11 Geraldine Assmus
    Sustentator
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    Submission through design review
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    38 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
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    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    RE: VOC Content in VOC Budget Method
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    501 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    RE: Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    RE: Doubt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    69 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
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    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
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    1 Geraldine Assmus
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    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    Argentina
    RE: Lighting Historic Facades
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    159 Glenn Heinmiller
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    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    RE: Area with Direct Line of Sight to the Outdoors
    in NC-v4: Quality views
    2 Melissa Kelly
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    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    RE: Humidity Calculations at Peak Conditions
    in Schools 2009 IEQc10: Mold Prevention
    29 Jeremy Rapoza
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    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    indoor smoking room exhaust
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    97 Alexander Benning
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    ES EnviroSustain GmbH
    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    Germany
    RE: Fernanda Palacios
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    82 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    RE: Documenting full building metrics within LEED Online
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    88 yukari kubo
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    RE: LEED-NC and Interior Fitout
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    164 Marcus Sheffer
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    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
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    Fri, Apr 24, 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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    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Casey Studhalter
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    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
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    RE: Energy And Water Data Release Form
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
    principal
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    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
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    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
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    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
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    14 Kristy O'Hagan
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    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
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    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
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    RE: LEED 2.2 Registered Projects
    in LEED 2.2 Registered Projects (with the eventual adoption of LEED v4)
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    Application/Performance period
    in Performance Period
    52 Keith Johnson
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
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    19 Robert Andrews
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    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
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    RE: selecting the correct rating system in v.2009
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    9 Tristan Roberts
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    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
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    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    29 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Peak and Daily Average Transient
    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    11 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
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    Workspace Pods
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    145 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
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    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    282 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
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    31 Sarah Sachs
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    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    33 Jon Penndorf
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    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    120 Ryan Tinus
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    15 Mario S.
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    in Mid-Rise v4: Durability management
    1 Robyn Vettraino
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    verde
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    Existing Conditions
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    6 Craig Graber
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    Atelier Ten
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
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    Plastic Sheeting to Protect Raised Technical Floor
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    31 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
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    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    6 Citlali Mora Bello
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    Mon, Jun 15, 2015
    All or the Main street frontages 1:1.5
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    94 Ian McCall
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    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, Jun 15, 2015
    France
    Bike rentals count towards SSc4.2?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    259 deborah lucking
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    Assesment rooms at rehabilitation Center
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    319 CATALINA CABALLERO
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    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Mike Zupan
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
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    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    17 Ian McCall
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    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
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    Policy goals
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    31 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
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    LEED for Homes MidRise and Commercial Condo Space
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    144 BKSK Architect
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    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
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    Scope of the Pre-requisite in C&S Shopping mall
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    138 SUMAC Inc.
    SUMAC
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
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    Scope in a C&S shopping mall
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    946 SUMAC Inc.
    SUMAC
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
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    the documentation language
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    104 ESRA OZKONUKSEVER
    MA. Architect
    ILTAY MIMARLIK
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    2015-06-19 02:44 Turkey
    FEV/LEV Signs
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    383 Joann Lee
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    Parking Garage
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    38 Susann Geithner
    Global Sustainability Manager
    Predictive Service
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
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    Utility sells "Community Solar" in yearly blocks - NOT Green-e
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    169 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 17:02 United States
    3.2 at a Group Project
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    88 Russell Remy
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    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
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    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    8 Susan Coy
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,899 Antonio Marquez
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    Enginyeria CO2EN SCP
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 09:41 Spain
    Public Agency Sourced Non-Potable Water
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    83 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 09:19 United States
    Take credit for variable temperature setpoints in hotel rooms
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,899 Sandra Holmström
    environmental consultant
    Bengt Dahlgren AB
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 04:57 Sweden
    ASHRAE 55 Compliance in Dubai
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    215 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 17:28 United Arab Emirates
    Upload requirements for EA Cr 4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    128 Kathy Wislocky
    Project Manager
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 14:14 United States
    Waste management pro-rate surface logic for two buildings
    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    76 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 11:48 France

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