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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Signage Comment
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    454 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: One model or various separate models
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    90 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    8 Wolfgang Werner
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Energy Modeling using “HAP”
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,462 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    348 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    EPA CGP 2003/2012
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    11 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Cold Climate
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    312 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: 2 buildings = 100% = 5 points?
    in ND-v4: Certified green buildings
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    14 Mohammad Kamali
    UBC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    United States
    Option 2- "Waste" reduction
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    21 Whitney Smith
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: No-off street parking
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: SLLc6 in v2009 vs v4 - no slopes do/don't qualify?
    in ND-v4: Steep slope protection
    3 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Flat land
    in ND Plan-v4: Steep slope protection
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Calculating Buildable Land (PIf1-2)
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    32 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: Exterior Noise
    in Schools-NC-v4: Minimum acoustic performance
    3 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    5 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: Credit for EPDs in LEED 2009
    in NC-2009: MR Credit Category Pilot ACP
    2 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: LEED-Healthcare: EAc5 M&V Exemplary Performance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Measurement and verification
    7 Megan Shelby
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: Corded and battery powered definition
    in EBOM-2009: Sustainable purchasing - electric-powered equipment
    7 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    RE: CDPH/EHLB/Standard Method Version 1.1 vs. CA 01350 2004
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    81 Dwayne Fuhlhage
    Sustainability and Environment Director
    PROSOCO, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    RE: Oriented Strand Board - OSB
    in CI 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    17 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    RE: Employment Resources
    in ND-v2009: Housing and jobs proximity
    14 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    Required Participation in Forum - NFWF
    in EBOM-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    1 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Green Cleaning as NC ID credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    75 Christopher Davis
    Program Manager, Global Energy & Sustainability
    CBRE
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Example of a populated BPDO calculator fro LEEDv4?
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    6 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Reuse of aggregates
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    82 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 10, 2016
    Alternative Compliance Path
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    56 timothy thomas
    project architect
    bshm architects
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    United States
    PtD vs H&S
    in CS-2009: Prevention through Design
    1 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    Spain
    RE: retail definition?
    in ND Plan-v4: Bicycle facilities
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    RE: Middle School Student Waiting Rooms
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    10 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    RE: Credit MR 7 Certified Wood Question
    in Schools 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    26 Lori Knosalla
    Policy and Standards Manager - Chain of Custody
    Forest Stewardship Council US
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    RE: 2 office floors on a 20 stories building
    in EBOM-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    12 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 5, 2016
    RE: LEED PC 66 Community Contaminant Prevention
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    18 Kristi Ennis
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Tue, Jan 5, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    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
    Thanks for the responses so
    in Student looking for LEED users to complete a questionnaire on the IgCC and LEED
    1 Michael Zagorski
    Thu, Aug 2, 2012
    RE: post-event Q&A
    in Video: Top-20 LEED-EBOM Documentation Mistakes—And How to Avoid Them
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 27, 2012
    RE: suggestions
    in Breech of Protocol by GBCI and Project Administrator Changes
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 27, 2012
    RE: Contaminants of Concern & Green Globes
    in Chemical Industry Attacks LEED: We Check the Facts
    12 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Thu, Jul 26, 2012
    RE: The AHPBC
    in The New Anti-LEED?
    2 J Michael Pearson
    Director of Engineering
    Genelco, Inc
    Wed, Jul 25, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Single confirmed Tenant - is a binding lease agreement required?
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    48 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Tue, Aug 11, 2015
    United States
    RE: n/a
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,032 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 11, 2015
    MRpc69 Attainable in Commercial Interior Project
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    12 Erica Suarino
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Thu, Aug 6, 2015
    United States
    RE: Adding An Addition
    in NC v2.2 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    98 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Aug 6, 2015
    RE: Does the 5 days/week requirement apply for the project duration?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    15 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    Fair Housing Act
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    12 Kenneth O'Brien
    Associate
    WRT
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    United States
    Signage Comment
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    454 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    RE: LEED Dynamic Plaque vs EB Recertification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    15 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    FTE and LEED boundary - LEED CI (v4)
    in Calculating FTEs
    207 Anna de Anguera
    Architect
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: 62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    41 Anaïs P
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: MOB - Recycling Calculations
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    19 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Room Input Report
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    250 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: Greenguard
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    210 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    RE: MERV 13 filters
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    425 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    Metered urinals...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    123 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    Romania
    RE: Separation between patient and staff places of respite
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    27 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater: EDGE Auditor
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jul 20, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    non-attainment area for PM2.5
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    41 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 05:28 Italy
    Commissioning building areas
    in CS-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    76 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 21:32 Mexico
    Core and Shell v3 w/ ASHRAE 90.1-2010 w/o tenant agreement
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,072 Curtis Clark
    Director of Sustainability Services
    GSBS Architects
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 18:06 United States
    Campus for a gated residential/commercial compound versus ND
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    559 ABDELHAMID BESHARA
    MASADER
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 16:46 Egypt
    Campus approach in a gated residential compound or ND?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    788 ABDELHAMID BESHARA
    MASADER
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 16:38 Egypt
    Previously developed sites
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Raquel Torrente
    SEDE CAJAMAR
    IDOM
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 12:33 Spain
    Alternative Standard to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Appendix G
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,462 ALMC ALMC
    ALMC
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 07:04 Saudi Arabia
    LEED Project Boundary, Concerned about Future Buildings...
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Rachel Manoguerra
    Green Associate
    3QC, Inc.
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 18:39 United States
    Project Mexico
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    53 Alejandro Macias
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 13:48 Mexico
    Providing dedicated area for mercury-containing products?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    13 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 10:37 United States
    IPpc93
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 09:23 Spain
    indoor irrigation
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    21 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 08:16 Italy
    Negative value of Monthly Landscape water requirement?
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 07:38 Italy
    PU Foam Insulation - Emission Test ISO16000-11
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    191 Jovelyn Lagunday
    Sun, Feb 21, 2016
    2016-02-21 15:27 United Arab Emirates
    Option B for a reception area in a massive office tower lobby
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    708 Elliot Young
    Designer
    Rinkachung Architecture
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 19:00 United States
    monitoring
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    41 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 15:22 Italy
    No parking place
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    350 Alejandro Macias
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 14:46 Mexico
    Furniture Only?
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    30 Lida Lewis
    Director of Sustainability
    OTJ Architects
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 12:53 United States
    Cycle network, paths?
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    39 Karen Elliott
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 12:15 United Kingdom
    Interior Ligting - Combination of Option 1 and Option 2
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    630 Jiri Dobias
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 09:05 Belgium

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