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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    RE: Auditorium seating
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    84 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    France
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    171 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    RE: High Recycled Content
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    24 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    short term bicycle storage
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    8 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: District steam
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,657 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    RE: Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    94 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    RE: ULEF products contributing to IEQc4.4
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    190 Dawn Garcia
    Sustainability Specialist
    Roseburg Forest Products
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    76 Amanda Atkinson
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    44 Kalyan Nishtala
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: LI ID #10001 (asbestos for SSc3) applicable to LEED-NC v2.2?
    in NC v2.2 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    10 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    EAp2:Table 1.4 based on ASHRAE 90.1-2010
    in CS v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    France
    Site Boundary
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    191 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Is C&S allowed if you are eligible for NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    649 Isolda Strom
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    Netherlands
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Auditorium seating
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    84 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    France
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    171 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    RE: High Recycled Content
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    24 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    short term bicycle storage
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    8 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: District steam
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,657 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    RE: Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    94 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    RE: ULEF products contributing to IEQc4.4
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    190 Dawn Garcia
    Sustainability Specialist
    Roseburg Forest Products
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    76 Amanda Atkinson
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    44 Kalyan Nishtala
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: LI ID #10001 (asbestos for SSc3) applicable to LEED-NC v2.2?
    in NC v2.2 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    10 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    EAp2:Table 1.4 based on ASHRAE 90.1-2010
    in CS v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    France
    Site Boundary
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    191 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    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: 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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Is C&S allowed if you are eligible for NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    649 Isolda Strom
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    Netherlands
    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
    Everblue LEED Certification
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 daniel john
    Everblue offers Solar Training
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED CI - deadline for submitting documentation
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    644 Charles Nepps
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Senior Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED V4 Canada, paint Questions
    in LEED Canada Forum
    44 David Rekker
    Project Principal
    MMM Group Ltd.
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    11 Raymond Salfiti
    Managing Director
    G
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: Getting Buildings (inside certified Neighborhood)LEED certified
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    181 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Sat, Feb 21, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Marija Golubovic
    LEED AP BD+C, Green rater,HERS rater,USGBC faculty
    Energo Energy Efficiency Engineering doo
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    dealership building and a detached carwash
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    505 Art Kamm
    Kamm Consulting, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    United States
    RE: PUBLISHED ACP DOCUMENTATION GUIDANCE FOR PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE US
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    160 Mike Barker
    Principal : Energy / Electrical Engineer
    BuildingPhysics South Africa
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: LEED 2.2 Registered Projects
    in LEED 2.2 Registered Projects (with the eventual adoption of LEED v4)
    4 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: FTE for Apartment building
    in Calculating FTEs
    189 CT G
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    18 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    Application/Performance period
    in Performance Period
    52 Keith Johnson
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    United States
    How to Build Your Team on LEEDuser - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    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, ID+C, CDT
    New York City Housing Authority
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Governmental Cutting of Corners
    in "Wood Wars" Continue, with Military Losing
    1 Kaida Smith
    Thu, Sep 20, 2012
    I am also an independent LEED
    in New USGBC Membership Fee Structure
    59 Brad Miller
    Principal
    Environnmental Concepts Company
    Mon, Sep 17, 2012
    dealership building and a detached carwash
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    505 Art Kamm
    Kamm Consulting, Inc.
    Sun, Sep 16, 2012
    United States
    Wastewater treatment plant offsite
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    635 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Sep 14, 2012
    RE: ASHREA audit though newly renovated
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    102 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Sep 7, 2012
    LIFT Lobbies to be included in VRP Calculations
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    144 Preethi Ranjith
    Sr. Project Co-ordinator @ En3
    En3 Sustainability Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Thu, Sep 6, 2012
    India
    LIFT Lobbies to be included in VRP Calculations
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    144 Preethi Ranjith
    Sr. Project Co-ordinator @ En3
    En3 Sustainability Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Thu, Sep 6, 2012
    India
    RE: Licensed Professional
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    467 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Aug 23, 2012
    FSC vs SFI
    in Does LEED Kill Jobs? Lobbyist Claims Don't Hold Up
    11 Alexander Morris
    Associate
    Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC
    Wed, Aug 22, 2012
    MRc5 Material Tracking/Documentation
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    34 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Fri, Aug 17, 2012
    United States
    Choice between LEED NC & LEED HC
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    120 Ghaith Moufarege
    Mon, Aug 13, 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
    Wed, Aug 8, 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
    Wed, Aug 8, 2012
    RE: What category is [some random adhesive?]
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    427 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Wed, Aug 8, 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: LEED Boundary on Military Base
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    571 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Aug 1, 2012
    Choice between LEED NC & LEED HC
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    120 Ghaith Moufarege
    Mon, Jul 30, 2012
    RE: NC 2009 MPR Form 2 - actual vs estimated square footage
    in PI Form 2 Project Summary Details
    64 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 26, 2012
    RE: Aren't Corrections only supposed to be published in Apr and Oct?
    in A Guide to the Key LEED BD&C v2009 Addenda - NC, CS, Schools
    51 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 25, 2012
    RE: Aren't Corrections only supposed to be published in Apr and Oct?
    in A Guide to the Key LEED BD&C v2009 Addenda - NC, CS, Schools
    51 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 25, 2012
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    Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    3 Wioletta Simlat
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 05:24 Germany
    short term bicycle storage
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    8 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 19:28 United States
    Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    76 Amanda Atkinson
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 14:15 United States
    Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    44 Kalyan Nishtala
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 14:03 United States
    MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 13:12 United States
    Auditorium seating
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    84 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 10:50 France
    EAp2:Table 1.4 based on ASHRAE 90.1-2010
    in CS v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
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    greenaffair
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 10:12 France
    Site Boundary
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    191 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 09:47 United States
    Fabricator's location
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    278 Mahsa Nicknam
    Product Manager
    SmartBIM
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 09:30 United States
    Plant Design for Proposed bldg
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,657 Julian Park
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 08:48 United States
    Everblue LEED Certification
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 daniel john
    Everblue offers Solar Training
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 17:01 United Kingdom
    Leed AP Exam
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 brazer bozlak
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 15:28 United States
    Modeling of CHP
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    899 Marcio Orofino
    ENE Consultores
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 14:55 Brazil
    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
    2015-03-02 12:46 Canada
    Is C&S allowed if you are eligible for NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    649 Isolda Strom
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 11:38 Netherlands
    LEED boundary for a railway station
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
    2015-02-28 09:12 Qatar
    Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    94 Peter Dishno
    Commissioning Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 17:02 United States
    Commissioning Documents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    273 Heather Anderson
    Robinson Hill Architecture
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 15:12 United States
    Baseline Exterior Lighting Power Allowance
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,142 Cory Duggin
    Energy Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 14:52 United States
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    1 Sara Greenwood
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    Cadmus Group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 14:37 United States

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