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    312 Leticia SooHoo
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    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
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    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    127 Monica Hue
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
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    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    69 Kathryn West
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    Energy Ace
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
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    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    1 Valentin Grimaud
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    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    free waste heat from outside of LEED project for heating
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,117 Mónika Egyed
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    RE: USGBC DES Guidance - Option 1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,498 Francesco Passerini
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    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    RE: "A minimum of 90% of the
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    24 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    RE: Thank you all
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    18 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    cxa requirements
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    262 andres ramirez
    integralDC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Colombia
    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
    Multiple services under one roof & sidewalks
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    104 Katie Raymond
    Sustainability Project Manager
    DTZ
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    RE: Controller Efficiency
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    368 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    usage of existing parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Doreen Kruschina
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    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Germany
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    in CI-v4: Integrative process
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
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    RE: Rational Method
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    35 MKK LEED
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    CS MPR2: reclaimed land without development previously
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    3 Vivien Wong
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Regional- Additives Taken into Consideration?
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    28 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: calculating FTE
    in Schools-NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    RE: AISI 307 - stainless steel
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    22 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
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    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    35 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    LEED HC 2009 ID P1 and c3
    in Healthcare-v2009: Integrated project planning and design
    1 Usama Eita
    Sat, Jul 5, 2014
    Carpool trips for regular building occupants
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    1 Tom Cosgro
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
    RE: Concrete Sediment Control
    in NC v2.2 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    33 michelle bombeck
    Project Assistant
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    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    brownfield confusion
    in NC-v4: High priority site
    1 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Tue, Jul 1, 2014
    RE: Window to Wall ratio Calculation
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    221 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    RE: Residential grade dishwasher in breakroom
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    10 Webly Bowles
    Associate Principal
    Green Building Services
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    RE: LEED-Healthcare: EAc5 M&V Exemplary Performance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Measurement and verification
    3 Megan Shelby
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    RE: Supplemental Documentation
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    15 Kendal Neitzke
    LEED Administrator, LEED AP O&M, Assoc. AIA
    MSI General Corporation
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    Base ratios for DC
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    RE: Educational Program
    in Healthcare-v2009: Innovation in design
    2 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Jun 24, 2014
    RE: Preferred parking also equipped with charging station
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    61 Deborah Ebersole
    Principal
    Studio D Consulting + Design
    Fri, Jun 20, 2014
    RE: Medical gases
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    19 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Jun 20, 2014
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    Fri, Jun 20, 2014
    Using a variety of waste recycling resources may be necessary
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    9 Joanna Switzer
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
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    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
    RE: change LPE info
    in Change LPE
    4 Peter Warren
    Principal
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    Tue, Jul 24, 2012
    RE: And the winning number is???
    in Tristan's thumbs up rating?
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 23, 2012
    Green Globes Guiding Principles Certification
    in Government Hears Overwhelming Support for LEED
    1 John Chyz
    Commissioning Authority
    The Cross Creek Initiative, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 13, 2012
    RE: LEED EBOM: India
    in assistance for overseas projects
    6 sanjay vashishtha
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    Thu, Jul 12, 2012
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    in LEED for EB- O&M for Homes
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 2, 2012
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    Wed, Jun 27, 2012
    ACP Process : BREEAM equivalency
    in LEED Now Recognizes Energy Credits from BREEAM
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
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    greenaffair
    Mon, Jun 25, 2012
    RE: What should USGBC do with the extra time to ensure success?
    in LEED 2012 Postponed to 2013, Renamed LEED v4
    28 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Thu, Jun 14, 2012
    RE: LEED Specifications
    in Top Six Things LEED Consultants Do Wrong in Specs
    5 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
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    Wed, Jun 20, 2012
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    in LEED Submittal Forms, Beta to v3
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
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    Tue, Jun 12, 2012
    RE: LEED Online Access to Certified Projects
    in LEED Online Access to Certified Projects
    8 Matt Bartner
    Wed, May 30, 2012
    RE: 4th comment period open
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – Guide to Key Changes and Forum
    107 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, May 15, 2012
    RE: LEED certification in China
    in Hi from China LEED engineer
    3 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
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    Sat, May 5, 2012
    retaining LEED certification
    in Loss of LEED Certification after renovating?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 1, 2012
    Reference Guide E-Books need to be editable or updated by USGBC
    in LEED 2012 Behind the Scenes - follow up conversation
    4 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, May 1, 2012
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    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    3 Vivien Wong
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
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    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    6 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    Combined Density
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Master Site Registration
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    74 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    Can Janitor closet be tied to restroom exhaust
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    312 Leticia SooHoo
    Architect, Sustainability Project Manager
    AlfaTech Timmons
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    Residential Type Sinks in Middle School Classroom
    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    35 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    RE: Changing a Design Credit in Construction
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    611 Scott Bowman
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    1 Usama Eita
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    146 Michael McElroy
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    United States
    Carpool trips for regular building occupants
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    1 Tom Cosgro
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    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    118 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    13 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: What requirements apply?
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    11 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: Residential private units vs natural ventilation
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    272 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
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    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: 5% path
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    89 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: Residential private units vs natural ventilation
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    272 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: USGBC DES Guidance - Option 1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,498 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    Mixed Natural and Mechanical Ventilation for Dwelling Unit
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    133 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    brownfield confusion
    in NC-v4: High priority site
    1 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Tue, Jul 1, 2014
    LEED Membership Statistics Tool
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    4 Spencer Kim
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    initial cost for lease
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    127 Monica Hue
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,498 Wei Jiang
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
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    cxa requirements
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    262 andres ramirez
    integralDC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
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    usage of existing parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Doreen Kruschina
    Doreen Kruschina Planung+Baumanagement
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    2014-11-25 06:32 Germany
    Meter Declaration Requirements
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    7 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
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    LEED ND v3 Examination End Date
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    146 Michael McElroy
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    2014-11-24 10:24 United States
    Process Load for Manufacturing
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,498 Panupant Phapant
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    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    2014-11-24 04:33 Thailand
    long term lease as NC innovation credit
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    37 Maggie Pipek
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    2014-11-23 16:49 United States
    No Facility Alterations
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    31 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    2014-11-23 06:33 Greece
    Showers in group projects
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    242 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, CID
    Gensler
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 13:36 United States
    MPR 6 for Single Tenant Building
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    5 Jonathan Weiss
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 11:24 United States
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    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    6 Laura Steinbrink
    Principal
    HLMS Sustainability Solutions
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
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    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    71 Irina Charkina
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    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 10:03 Russian Federation
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    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    48 Sara Neff
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    Kilroy Realty Corporation
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    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    69 Adam Prince
    ZeroEnergy Design
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
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    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    221 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 13:12 Mexico
    NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection/Wetland Protection
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    3 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 11:10 United States
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    5 Vindio Corro
    Master Degree Construction Engineering
    Anomalia
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 10:40 Spain
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    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    35 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 10:39 Mexico
    Car Park Ventilation Fan Energy Savings
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,117 Chilufya Lombe
    Sustainability Consultant
    Solid Green Consulting
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 08:10 South Africa

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