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    697 SW LEE
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    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED Project boundary and adjacent road.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    172 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    EP credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    66 ethan adams
    UUSC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    template update
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    64 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEEDuser IPM template updated
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    68 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
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    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Dry-Fog coatings
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    416 Jonathan Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    Blackburn Architects
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Do all units have to run at 100% OA for this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    216 Allison Beer McKenzie
    Architect, Director of Sustainability
    SHP Leading Design
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: RH control with dew point control logic for IEQ 6.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    166 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Control Via Software Platform
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    271 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: USGBC Credit Library Access
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    93 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,010 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: EAc5, Option #3 = MPR #6
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    176 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: hotel with cottages
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    468 Eric Anderson
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    2 different system in LEED Boundary
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    697 SW LEE
    Project Manager
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED Project boundary and adjacent road.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    172 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    EP credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    66 ethan adams
    UUSC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    template update
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    64 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEEDuser IPM template updated
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    68 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Dry-Fog coatings
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    416 Jonathan Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    Blackburn Architects
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Do all units have to run at 100% OA for this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    216 Allison Beer McKenzie
    Architect, Director of Sustainability
    SHP Leading Design
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: RH control with dew point control logic for IEQ 6.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    166 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Control Via Software Platform
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    271 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,010 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: EAc5, Option #3 = MPR #6
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    176 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Illustrating Compliance using representative sampling?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    48 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    EP Threshold for LEED-HC
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    127 Caupolican Diaz
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    SMMA
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Building Reuse off Site
    in Schools-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    16 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Wood Cladding adhesives
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    356 Jonathan Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    Blackburn Architects
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Window Frames and Window Area
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    123 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Project In Dubai.
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    182 SAMER ALHMDAN
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: WC for disables
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    543 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Rainwater used for irrigation
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    23 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: USGBC Credit Library Access
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    93 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: hotel with cottages
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    468 Eric Anderson
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Adding credits between preliminary review and final review...
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    503 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: LEED ND _Exam
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: Low flow pre rinse spray valve in Europe
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    149 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    RE: Reasonale Proof that a measure is not Standard Practice
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    76 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    LEED v4 - Green Associate or AP Exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    40 Oliver Robbins
    Robbins Review
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Changing the Timeline
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    129 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Project Type and Rating Type for Block Project
    in LEED for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Application Guide
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Apr 5, 2014
    RE: LEED V4 Reference Guide
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    41 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    RE: IES vs other software
    in Has anyone done LEED energy modelling using Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) software
    5 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Apply to LEED Committees by April 10
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    179 Christopher Law
    Associate, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    RE: LEED-ND v2009 Sunset
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    39 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    LEED online login
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    15 Ali Kassid
    Sr. Architect
    Hill International
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    RE: CS expedited process
    in Core and Shell Precertification
    2 Catie Ryan
    Project Manager
    Terrapin Bright Green
    Mon, Mar 31, 2014
    Option 3 for Catholic and Public Joint Use School
    in LEED Canada Forum
    32 Kelly Searle
    LEED Green Associate, Sustainable Innovation Specialist
    Clark Builders
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    RE: Guestrooms Excluded?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    31 Nena Elise
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: We are working on a project
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    56 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sun, Mar 23, 2014
    RE: LEED ND acronyms
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    2 Martine Desbois
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: HK Equivalent of Energy-Star qualified products
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    2 249 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Thu, Mar 27, 2014
    RE: HK Equivalent of Energy-Star qualified products
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    2 249 MM K
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    RE: HK Equivalent of Energy-Star qualified products
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    2 249 Suzanne Painter-Supplee, LEED AP+ID&C
    Director, Consultant Sales
    Vollrath
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    RE: HK Equivalent of Energy-Star qualified products
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    2 249 MM K
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    RE: Runoff volumes
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    2 191 John Covello
    LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Fri, Oct 11, 2013
    RE: run off coefficient
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    2 191 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    Natural System Instead of Public Sewer.
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    2 191 JOSE RAMON TAGLE
    COMMISSIONING & LEED
    AKF MEXICO SRL DE CV
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    hauler receipts question
    in NC v2.2 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    2 110 Michael Johnson
    Architect
    Chenevert Architects
    Thu, Feb 13, 2014
    RE: hauler receipts question
    in NC v2.2 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    2 110 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Feb 14, 2014
    Option 1 - Combination of approaches allowed?
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    2 89 Vivien Fairlamb
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014
    RE: Maintenance Vehicle Spots Excluded
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    2 270 Conor Merrigan
    Principal
    C2 Sustainability LLC
    Tue, Mar 26, 2013
    RE: Maintenance Vehicle Spots Excluded
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    2 270 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 29, 2013
    RE: Carpool brochures
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    2 270 Michael Wironen
    Ecology and Environment, Inc.
    Fri, May 3, 2013
    RE: Maintenance Vehicle Spots Excluded
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    2 270 Conor Merrigan
    Principal
    C2 Sustainability LLC
    Tue, Jul 9, 2013
    RE: Option 4 - ITE Land use type
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    2 270 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Nov 2, 2013
    RE: Existing Parking conditions
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    2 270 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Nov 2, 2013
    no new parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    2 270 James MacMillan
    VP - Director of Sustainability
    Karpinski Engineering
    Thu, Jan 30, 2014
    RE: no new parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    2 270 Lewis Hewton
    Cundall
    Thu, Jan 30, 2014
    RE: Option 4 ITE Parking Generation - federal property
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    2 270 Jenna Horrigan
    Fri, Jan 31, 2014
    Stand Alone Building or Campus?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    2 270 Jennifer Sutherby
    NBBJ
    Tue, Feb 11, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    2 different system in LEED Boundary
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    697 SW LEE
    Project Manager
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED Project boundary and adjacent road.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    172 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED v4 - Green Associate or AP Exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    40 Oliver Robbins
    Robbins Review
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    EP credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    66 ethan adams
    UUSC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    template update
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    64 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEEDuser IPM template updated
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    68 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,010 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Illustrating Compliance using representative sampling?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    48 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    EP Threshold for LEED-HC
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    127 Caupolican Diaz
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    SMMA
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Campus Fees
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    468 Eduardo Straub
    Straub Sustentabilidade
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Does the equipment have to fully provide outside air at 100% ?
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    137 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Alternate Compliance Concept - Thoughts?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    170 Eric Thompson
    Architect
    NBBJ
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Use of renewable energy in calculation
    in ND-v4: Optimize building energy performance
    1 Martine Desbois
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    CO2-eq emissions reduction
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,099 Omar ElRawy
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    Skylight coverage
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    586 ADRIENN GELESZ
    LEED AP
    ABUD Engineering Ltd.
    Tue, Apr 15, 2014
    Construction within LEED boundary after completion of original
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    148 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    Anticipated Type?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 Anna Lehr
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    Development Density Exemplary Performance - Site Area
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    34 Emmanuel Gee
    Project Architect
    Buell Kratzer Powell
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014

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