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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    169 Yodi Danusastro
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: New addition to existing vs. MPR#2
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    131 maartje van roosmalen
    senior sustainable design consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    Singapore
    Wastewater treatment plant offsite
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    635 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    115 Maria Rozatti
    Sustainability Consultant, LEED AP O+M
    Sustentech
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: PC14 closed?
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    81 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    Modeling of CHP
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    899 Marcio Orofino
    ENE Consultores
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    High-Volume vs. Convenience Copier 5,000 pages - CIR 872 Canada
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    329 Lindsey Kindrat
    Executive Director, Principal Sustainable Building Specialist
    3 Point Environmental Inc.
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    Canada
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    31 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: Is C&S allowed if you are eligible for NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    648 Lauren Wallace
    LEED Project Reviewer, LEED AP BD+C, Senior LEED Specialist
    Certifications Department Manager, Epsten Group, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: Services inside a mall would do?
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    235 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: Acceptable methods of Glare Control
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    647 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    LEED boundary for a railway station
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
    Qatar
    Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    93 Peter Dishno
    Commissioning Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Baseline Exterior Lighting Power Allowance
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,142 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    District virtual rate:
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,654 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Is this strictly for non-profit organizations?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    12 Asa Posner
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    4 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    RE: Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    264 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    RE: Snow Melt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    114 Tracy Smith
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    RE: LEED Homes Pilot Credit 29 - Gimme Point
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    22 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: Single-Use Batteries
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    67 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: Ecocert
    in EBOM 2009 MRc5: Sustainable Purchasing—Food
    82 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: Can we write up this plan and use it as the basis for our EBOM?
    in Pilot Credit 64: Site Improvement Plan
    2 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: SS 7.1-4 LEED Online form issues?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Reduction—Nonroof
    54 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: No information of VOC in MSDS
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    92 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: questions
    in Pilot Credit 22: Quality Interior Lighting
    17 Lisa Carter
    Sat, Jan 24, 2015
    RE: International Project Epa CGP
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    245 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    Turkey
    Medical Equipment Efficiency Comparison
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    25 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    RE: documenting Option 3, share energy/water usage
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    100 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    RE: INSTALLATION NEW ROOF
    in EBOM 2009 MRc3: Sustainable Purchasing—Facility Alterations and Additions
    78 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    RE: Auditorium Seating
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    143 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Energy Modeling Requirements
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Jeff Halliwell
    Mechanical Designer
    CJTSS
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United States
    Specifying metal with high recycled content?
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    23 Juliana Moreira
    Engineer
    WSP group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United Kingdom
    RE: Plastic Cement Welding & PVC Welding
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    93 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    RE: PLF4 was not approved because ..& recommendation for final submi
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    65 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Antigua and Barbuda - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahamas - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kazakhstan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kyrgyzstan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Russian Federation - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tajikistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkmenistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uzbekistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    East Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Japan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Korea, Republic of - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mongolia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Eastern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belarus - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bulgaria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Czech Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tuvalu - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vanuatu - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Central Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: International Project Epa CGP
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    245 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    Turkey
    Through Connections
    in ND-v4: Connected circulation network
    1 Martine Desbois
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Off-Street Parking Definition
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Martine Desbois
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Development Density on a university campus
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    105 Rhonda Franklin
    Interior Designer
    Architectural Vision Group
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    United States
    RE: Is C&S allowed if you are eligible for NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    648 Lauren Wallace
    LEED Project Reviewer, LEED AP BD+C, Senior LEED Specialist
    Certifications Department Manager, Epsten Group, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Store
    in Most Downloaded LEEDuser Documentation Templates, Calculators, and Samples
    1 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    Commissioning Documents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    273 Heather Anderson
    Robinson Hill Architecture
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    United States
    Case 2 Option 2C EUI weather normalization tool
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    119 Jorng-ren Chern
    CEO
    Enertek Sustainable Design & Technology
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    Reclaimed water VS Recycled water
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    4 Pooja Sannamni
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    Regional Priority credits worldwide
    in NC-v4: Regional priority
    6 Pooja Sannamni
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    RE: Is C&S allowed if you are eligible for NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    648 Lauren Wallace
    LEED Project Reviewer, LEED AP BD+C, Senior LEED Specialist
    Certifications Department Manager, Epsten Group, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    RE: Permanent Irrigation System, Temporary Use of Potable Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    382 Miles Thorne
    Cx Provider
    3QC
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    recycling of existing floors or installation waste
    in EBOM-v4: Solid waste management - facility maintenance and renovations
    1 Diane Martel
    Vice President Enviornmental planning and strategy
    Tarkett
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    Non certified factory with new process area aiming certification
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    6 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    MERV 8 Filter
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.4: IAQ Best Management Practices—Reduce Particulates in Air Distribution
    34 Crosbey Archery
    Air Conditioner Air Filters
    Unitedfilter
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    Canada
    RE: No Zone 2, Factor Zone 1 BCTR by 2/3?
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    39 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    United States
    RE: International Project Epa CGP
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    245 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    Turkey
    Default Fixture use for a School Project (shower)
    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    36 Markus Henning
    M.Eng Facility Management LEED AP BD+C
    Alpha Energy & Environment
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    Germany
    RE: EBOM Project Occupancy Doubt
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    331 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    RE: Number and location of bicycle racks
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    250 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Tue, Dec 2, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    shuttle buses
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    210 Weidong Luo
    Ecotech International
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-19 11:28 China
    Can we write up this plan and use it as the basis for our EBOM?
    in Pilot Credit 64: Site Improvement Plan
    2 Katherine Carlin
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    2015-01-16 13:56 United States
    Steel Extraction Location - Manufacturer Claim
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    278 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    2015-01-16 13:33 United States
    Fire Station FTE
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    207 Deborah Morgan
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    2015-01-16 10:07 United States
    LEED Project Boundary for Renovation Projects
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Nicholas Klever
    Intern Architect
    Bailey Edward Architecture
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    2015-01-16 10:00 United States
    Subtraction of utility's renewable energy sources from RECs?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    160 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    2015-01-15 17:27 United States
    following v4 requirements?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    84 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    2015-01-15 16:08 United States
    Innovation point for NCv3?
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    23 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    2015-01-15 16:04 United States
    Complex projects benefit from turn-key waste mgmt services
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    10 Joanna Switzer
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    2015-01-15 13:58 United States
    GRI Sustainability Reports
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    6 Christine Robbins-Elrod
    Studio Director
    5G Studio Collaborative,llc.
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    2015-01-15 13:04 United States
    Certifying an addition to an existing building with LEED NC
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    2015-01-15 10:48 Ecuador
    No longer required to complete Design prereqs before review?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,654 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    2015-01-14 22:32 United States
    LEED O&M on a portion of a building
    in EBOM-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    2015-01-14 19:12 Mexico
    PIf2
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    190 Shaun Andriano
    Project Manager
    C2 Design Architecture
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    2015-01-14 16:12 United States
    low emitting materials calculator
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    81 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    2015-01-14 13:30 France
    NC V4: Thermal Comfort
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    4 Erik Gutierrez
    Mechanical Designer
    C&J Technical Solutions and Services, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    2015-01-14 11:09 United States
    Compressor replacement + R422D refrigerant
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    40 Norbert Szircsak
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    2015-01-14 04:41 Hungary
    Water Heater
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    274 Izumi Takayama
    Arup
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    2015-01-14 04:28 Japan
    Cold C&S - No HVAC
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    260 Scott Johnson
    Tue, Jan 13, 2015
    2015-01-13 15:22 United States
    We are in the process of
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    15 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Jan 13, 2015
    2015-01-13 14:23 Mexico

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