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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: "Single Site" requirement for a Master Site?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    500 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Dec 21, 2014
    RE: How to prove compliance with Mechanical Ventilation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,569 Praveen Raj
    Energy Analyst
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    India
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    16 Jeffrey Ornstein
    Associate Project Manager for Architecture, LEED AP BD+C, CDT
    New York City Housing Authority
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    RE: Hot-Rolled Structural Steel - MRc4 Products
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    501 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    RE: Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    206 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    883 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    IEQp1 using indoor packaged DX units
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Edgar Arevalo
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Auto Service/Repair
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    225 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Can't create an ID point for this credit
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    54 Alfonzo Collins
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Minimum Ventialtion Rates: Locker Rooms
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    826 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Data Center in on Office building Energy Modelling Calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,128 esra özkonuksever
    architect green associate
    İltay Mimarlık
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Turkey
    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    116 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Bangladesh
    RE: Lighting boundary SSc6 in new
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    14 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    SS - Site Development: Protect or Restore Habitat
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    61 LEEDHll Y
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 neeraj arora
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    India
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Licensed Professional
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    467 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    69 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    Non certified factory with new process area aiming certification
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    1 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    RE: timing on remediation - done before construction
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    98 Chris Flint Chatto
    Integrated Designer
    ZGF Architects
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    usage of existing parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Doreen Kruschina
    Doreen Kruschina Planung+Baumanagement
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Germany
    Automatically earn credit?
    in CI-v4: Integrative process
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    RE: Solatubes (tubular skylights) and Option 2 prescriptive method
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    135 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: What requirements apply?
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    11 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Meter Declaration Requirements
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    7 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: No Facility Alterations
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    31 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: ENERGY STAR UPS - 160KW and 480V
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    266 John Burnett
    FAC-LEEDership
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    long term lease as NC innovation credit
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    37 Maggie Pipek
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    United States
    RE: FSC certified shop
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    403 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    RE: MR cr2 : Option2
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    13 Remigio Antonio Rancan
    civil and structural engineer LEED AP BD+C GBC HOME AP
    Sat, Nov 22, 2014
    Italy
    RE: Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    35 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Mexico
    RE: Refrigerants outside of the building, but still on site
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    65 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Asbestos Abatement
    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Calculations
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    17 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Efficiency First
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    4 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Rooftop smoking areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    48 Sara Neff
    Director, Sustainability Programs
    Kilroy Realty Corporation
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Saint Kitts and Nevis - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Lucia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Trinidad and Tobago - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Middle East - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahrain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Egypt - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iran - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iraq - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Israel - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jordan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Barbados - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belize - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Costa Rica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cuba - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominican Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    El Salvador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Grenada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guatemala - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Core Learning Space implies use School LEED requirements?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    623 MKK LEED
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    Colombia
    RE: FTE calculation
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    202 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    LEED GA Exam registration
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    59 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    Singapore
    RE: Sensor based lavatory faucet compliance
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    611 Mohammed Faisal Kalaigar
    LEED AP(BD+C)
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    usage of existing parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Doreen Kruschina
    Doreen Kruschina Planung+Baumanagement
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    Germany
    Parking spaces
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Alternative transportation
    8 Megan Bove
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    United States
    LEED GA Exam registration
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    59 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    Singapore
    CMU as regional materials
    in Homes-v2008: Environmentally preferable products
    3 Benjie Herrera
    LEED AP BD+C ,Homes,IDC,OM
    Sat, Nov 1, 2014
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    Flush-Out Path 2 - Weekend Run-Hours Required?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    65 Charles Marino
    Energy Engineer
    AKF Group, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Japan
    RE: Sunset date for LEED 2009 and incentives for using LEED v4
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Taryn Holowka
    VP, Marketing & Communications, LEED AP
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Using VAV box CFMs as measurement of outside airfow
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    25 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Minimum indoor AQ calculator
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    4 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    263 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    usage of existing parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Doreen Kruschina
    Doreen Kruschina Planung+Baumanagement
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Germany
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    LEED-H Water Use
    in Homes-v2008: Indoor water use
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    IEQp1 using indoor packaged DX units
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Edgar Arevalo
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    559 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Exemplary Performance ID point for 40% reduction.
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Daniel Hersh
    Architect
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 14:51 United States
    Designated Drop-off spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    44 Matthew Heaton
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 12:04 United States
    Project has all 5 Categories
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 10:41 United States
    Pilot Credit 88: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 10:08 Greece
    Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    2 Kate Bubriski
    Architect
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 12:55 United States
    ACP and Regional Priority
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    40 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
    PageSoutherlandPage
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 10:49 United States
    VENTILATION SPACES & Store Rooms Energy Calculation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    340 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 03:08 Bangladesh
    Alternative HVAC duct sealant
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    115 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 03:06 Thailand
    MR cr2 : Option2
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    13 Remigio Antonio Rancan
    civil and structural engineer LEED AP BD+C GBC HOME AP
    Sun, Nov 16, 2014
    2014-11-16 12:36 Italy
    Incineration
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    63 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Nov 15, 2014
    2014-11-15 08:19 Hungary
    Efficiency First
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 14:13 Mexico
    IEQ c4.3 Flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    325 Rezkar Abdulmajeed
    Architect/LEED AP
    7D ASSOCIATES
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 13:21 Canada
    Motorcycle parking spaces
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    5 Catherine Verdier
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 11:32 France
    No test of SRI?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    242 Juliane Muench
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 04:41 Denmark
    "Mixed C&D"
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    358 Esmeralda Ward
    NAC Architecture
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    2014-11-13 20:24 United States
    ID credit in a hospital?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc10: Mold Prevention
    28 Amanda Sutton
    Librarian
    Payette Associates
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    2014-11-13 17:00 United States
    Furniture components assembled on-site
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    94 Eric Thompson
    Architect
    NBBJ
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    2014-11-13 16:20 United States
    50% of the "building's" electricity -- for Retail??
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Green power
    6 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    2014-11-13 14:28 United States
    Mold Testing Standards
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    264 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    2014-11-13 09:17 United States
    LEED Construction Submission
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    151 Christopher Strunk
    P.E.
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    2014-11-13 08:43 United States

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