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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    71 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Aug 27, 2016
    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
    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
    Precertification credits online
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    20 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    Czech Republic
    RE: Option 1 - What to include in Site Area calc
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    49 Saurabh Shrestha
    HKS Inc.
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    2 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: What constitutes a "Master Plan"?
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    22 John Stouffer
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    RE: Transportation Planning Handbook NCv4 LTc7
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    2 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    RE: Tenant metering
    in CS v4: Advanced energy metering
    2 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Apr 19, 2016
    RE: How to earn AP with specialty?
    in Healthcare-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: LEED Online Form
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: ANY PRESENTATIONS DONE FOR NEW LEED FOR HOSPITALITY?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: Sustainable Site Prereq 2.1 Site Assessment NCv4 SSc1
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Site assessment
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: Data Center Energy Calculator Tool
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: Data Center location restrictions
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: Regional Priority credits worldwide
    in NC-v4: Regional priority
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 8, 2016
    RE: Separating waste - reuse at household
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    75 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Thu, Apr 7, 2016
    RE: What is a wetland or naturally designed pond per credit language
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    53 Saurabh Shrestha
    HKS Inc.
    Wed, Apr 6, 2016
    FTE - Healthcare buildings
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    2 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Wed, Apr 6, 2016
    Spain
    RE: CI - ID Credit for Cooling Tower Collection
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    166 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    RE: Controls for Open Plan Work Stations
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    LEED Lab
    in EBOM-2009: LEED Lab
    1 Stacey White
    Principal
    mode associates
    Sat, Apr 2, 2016
    United States
    RE: Green Educational Program Format
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 1, 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: How to calculated for hybrid urinals
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    107 Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow, WELL AP
    Principal
    Ecoworks Studio
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Existing MultiFamily High Rise-Exclude Occupied Commerical Space
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    237 Laura Steinbrink
    Principal
    HLMS Sustainability Solutions
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    United States
    RE: ESC plan
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    295 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    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
    Waste Removal
    in Solid Waste Source Reduction Tips
    1 Sean LaRose
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
    LPG vehicles
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    52 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
    RE: LEED Boundary for CI and SSc1
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    224 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
    RE: Curtain Wall
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    109 Janice Rogers
    Design Manager/LEED Manager
    Kirlin Builders
    Fri, Mar 11, 2016
    RE: Multiple Street Frontages
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    131 Jeffrey Binsley
    Designer
    Glave and Holmes Architecture
    Fri, Mar 11, 2016
    RE: Using v4 requirements on a v3 project
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    20 Denise Bates
    Sr Interior Designer
    Gensler
    Thu, Mar 10, 2016
    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: Interesting Pilot Credit
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    129 Mandy Bordeaux
    Architect
    MSKTD
    Thu, Mar 10, 2016
    RE: Curtain Wall
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    109 Janice Rogers
    Design Manager/LEED Manager
    Kirlin Builders
    Wed, Mar 9, 2016
    New Performance Periods Table upload
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    5 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Mar 8, 2016
    Option 1 - ASE and the 10% LEED requirement
    in CI-v4: Daylight
    1 Alain Brierley
    Mr
    WSP Canada Inc.
    Tue, Mar 8, 2016
    Canada
    RE: CHP electricity not used by the building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,700 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Mon, Mar 7, 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
    Mon, Mar 7, 2016
    INc2 LEED AP - Does LEED Fellow Count?
    in CI-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    3 Mark Gelfo
    DIrector of Sustainability
    TLC Engineering for Archiecture
    Mon, Mar 7, 2016
    RE: Discharging the rainwater to municipality facilities.
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    46 Markus Henning
    M.Eng Facility Management LEED AP BD+C | LEED GCP
    Alpha Immobilien Consulting GmbH
    Sun, Mar 6, 2016
    RE: Multiple Street Frontages
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    131 Jeffrey Binsley
    Designer
    Glave and Holmes Architecture
    Fri, Mar 4, 2016
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    2004 Energy Star score applicable?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    47 Yulia Chen
    Thu, Jun 16, 2016
    2016-06-16 12:21 United States
    GBES Resources for WELL AP Exam
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    35 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Thu, Jun 16, 2016
    2016-06-16 09:37 United States
    Would LEASING a Battery Powered Floor Cleaner Meet Criteria?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    91 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Thu, Jun 16, 2016
    2016-06-16 09:21 United States
    Upgrade from v2.2 to v3
    in Upgrade to LEED 2009? How to Choose for Your Project
    22 Febin Mohamed
    Graduate Engineer
    Thu, Jun 16, 2016
    2016-06-16 06:06 Qatar
    LEED Rating System for tenant in existing building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    794 Jennifer Isaac
    Electrical Engineer
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 22:08 United States
    Local food production
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    33 Lourdes Salinas
    THREE Consultoría Medioambiental
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 19:48 Mexico
    Onsite Recreation Space
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    129 Megan Recher
    Perkins + Will
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 18:44 United States
    Commercial Refrigeration Systems
    in EBOM-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    4 Meier Corporate Account
    Meijer
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 16:51 United States
    CxA for Enhanced
    in CI-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    4 Tony Haschke
    Energy and Mechanical Systems Engineer
    SGM
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 15:26 United States
    commissioning tests
    in Healthcare-v2009: Fundamental commissioning of building energy systems
    1 SAUL HERNANDEZ
    SUPERVISOR LEED
    EXPERIENCIA INMOBILIARIA TOTAL
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 14:47 Mexico
    Regularily Occupied or not?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    441 Alex Barrera
    Assoc. AIA, LEED GA
    Giuliani Associates Archtiects
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 13:32 United States
    Refrigerant Atmospheric Impact
    in EBOM-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    4 Meier Corporate Account
    Meijer
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 09:28 United States
    voc for Damp proofing paints under ground
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    532 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 06:30 Egypt
    Base Case vs Project Case
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,107 Dana Guzman
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 18:19 Mexico
    Additional Points for Water Reuse
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    8 Soo Choi
    RSA Engineering, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 18:05 United States
    O+M: Retail or ID+C: CI
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    794 Yulia Chen
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 16:50 United States
    Enhanced Cx -CxA in an Integrated Project Delivery IFOA format?
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    52 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 14:29 United States
    Process Water Reduction
    in Schools 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    4 charles shinneman
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 12:54 United States
    Campus PV dedicated - not connected - to building requires Cx?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    336 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 10:00 United States
    Replace All Filtration Media
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    50 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 02:36 Japan

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