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    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    272 Anastasia Makarenko
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    219 Erica Downs
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    RE: Dedicated Exhaust Clarification
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    98 Michelle Halle Stern
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    The Green Facilitator
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    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    318 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    RE: Process Loads
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,617 Marcus Sheffer
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    RE: Adding more projects to a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    572 deborah lucking
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    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
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    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    439 Adrian Arenas
    Architect, Sustainability Consultant, LEED Green Associate
    IBALCA
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: Calculating Work Surface in a Manufacturing Environment
    in EBOM-v4: Interior lighting
    3 Matt Latchford, PE, IALD, MIES, LC, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate Principal
    Lam Partners
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    RE: review comments not matching
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    40 Jarrod Siegel
    OPN Architects
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    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,098 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    Sliding Scale
    in NC-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    6 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    shop applied adhesive in a laminate flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    504 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    Vietnam
    RE: VOC limts and basement parking
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    529 Anna Okviana
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    1 Kristina Pobre
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    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
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    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
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    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: Discrepancy between credit requirements and credit specifics
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    13 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: Providing water quality treatment to meet credit requirements
    in CS v4: Rainwater management
    3 Michael D. DeVuono
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    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    2 Daniel Hicks
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    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
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    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
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    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: Sustainable Site Prereq 2.1 Site Assessment NCv4 SSc1
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Site assessment
    2 Tristan Roberts
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    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    6 Tristan Roberts
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    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: Non potable water systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    28 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    Sat, Apr 9, 2016
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    in NC-v4: Regional priority
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    RE: Separating waste - reuse at household
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    75 Michelle Reott
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    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
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    Wed, Apr 6, 2016
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    in EBOM-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    8 Trista Little
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    Wed, Apr 6, 2016
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    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    2 VICTOR MORENO
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    Spain
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    5 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: Construction Documents Creation for Small Commercial Interiors
    in Construction Documents
    4 Tristan Roberts
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    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: Deadline for final Review (addressing review comments)
    in Deadline to tackle USGBC review
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: Blinds
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    8 Tristan Roberts
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    RE: NC 2009 MPR Form 2 - actual vs estimated square footage
    in PI Form 2 Project Summary Details
    64 Tristan Roberts
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    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: LEED v4-Credits MR-USGBC approved program
    in USGBC Engages Chemical Supply Chain with New LEED v4 Option
    38 Tristan Roberts
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    RE: Gerrymandered site?
    in Multiple buildings
    5 Tristan Roberts
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    Sun, Nov 3, 2013
    RE: one project?
    in Multiple Buildings Connected - Campus Approach vs Standard Approach
    7 David Lee
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    Mon, Sep 16, 2013
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    in Scorecard
    6 Clara Simon
    Sustainability Manager
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    Fri, Sep 6, 2013
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    1 Emily Rhee
    Fri, Sep 6, 2013
    RE: Categories and prescriptive path alternate option
    in GBCI Streamlines LEED Credentialing, Offers New Window for Legacy LEED APs
    47 Erin Emery Hartz
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    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Aug 19, 2013
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    Tue, Aug 13, 2013
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    in New USGBC Membership Fee Structure
    59 Brad Miller
    Principal
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    Tue, Aug 6, 2013
    RE: Allowed but not necessarily advisable
    in Can you register a project for LEED CI after construction has been completed?
    8 Mary Ostafi
    Sustainability Specialist
    HOK
    Wed, Jul 24, 2013
    RE: Technical Manual for new Green Globes for New Construction
    in The Hidden Beltway Lobbyists Who Shape Green Building Policy
    20 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
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    Thu, Jul 11, 2013
    RE: Embolden ACC?
    in The LEED v4 Ballot: The Case For and Against
    15 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional
    JLL
    Fri, Jun 28, 2013
    RE: Can't select "other" in space usage type drop down
    in Filling out Space Usage Type
    19 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: Timeline for CIR responses from GBCI
    in How long for CIR responses?
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 3, 2013
    RE: BD&C Exam Prep
    in Continuing Education Courses on LEEDuser
    2 Tristan Roberts
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    New USGBC searchable database..
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    4 Lewis Hewton
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    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
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    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
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    17 Vibha Pai
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    158 Ed Healy
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    282 Vibha Pai
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    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    United States
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    6 David Dixon
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    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
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    RE: CI - ID Credit for Cooling Tower Collection
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    166 Kristina Bach
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    22 Sarah Nugent
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    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    Argentina
    RE: Fuel-efficient vehicles - EURO 6?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    316 Vivien Fairlamb
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    RE: Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    20 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    Supermarket in a spead shopping center.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Heraldo Muñoz
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
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    RE: Single Tenant building, no parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    134 Heather Appell
    LEED Project Manager
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    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
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    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    122 Henry Richardson
    Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    United States
    How to calculated for hybrid urinals
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    106 Susan Di Giulio
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    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
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    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
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    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
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    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    291 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Poland
    Building Envelope Commissioning
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - building envelope
    8 Lance Barron
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    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
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    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.
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    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
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    open grid paving and gravel
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    292 Erin Holdenried
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    AECOM
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    Greenguard
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    504 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    2016-05-25 10:25 Greece
    School Building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,617 SaMI S
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    2016-05-25 07:42 United Arab Emirates
    Leed v4- NC of Logistic Center.
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    124 Helena Garcia
    Bioconstruction
    Green Building Management
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    2016-05-25 06:08 Spain
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 23:15 Malaysia
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    814 Sara Curlee
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    Tue, May 24, 2016
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    3,617 Vipul Babriya
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    2 Bryan Finnegan
    Tue, May 24, 2016
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    313 Jiri Dobias
    Tue, May 24, 2016
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    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    70 PRATIK KUMAR
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    2016-05-24 08:12 India
    Integrative Pilot Credit - Design or Construction Credit
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    12 Sarah Corbitt
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    Mon, May 23, 2016
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    49 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Mon, May 23, 2016
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    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    572 Nena Elise
    Fri, May 20, 2016
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    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Quality views
    1 Sophie Brauer
    Architect MAA
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    Fri, May 20, 2016
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    Living Wall
    in Retail-NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Accounting Accounting
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    2016-05-19 16:49 Canada
    LI ID #10421 allows 90.1-2010 for v2009 but how to document it?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,617 Michelle Reott
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    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    2016-05-19 14:50 United States
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    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    611 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
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    Previously developed floodplain
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    116 Jiri Dobias
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    2016-05-19 08:22 Czech Republic
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