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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Recycled Concrete for Temporary Haul Road
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    41 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    temporary capping of the remaining duct work
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    23 Megan Bove
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: post on older LEED for Healthcare forum
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    7 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: "incomplete spaces" treatment in LEED NC
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,960 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: fuel source
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    107 Matthew VanSweden
    Community and Environmental Advocate
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    United States
    Alarm to closed openings
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    16 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Heat Recovery Counts?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    78 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    FGI guidelines
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    15 Michael Boyle
    AESG
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: ASHRAE Compliance Documentation
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    51 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Zone Floor Area Calculation
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    110 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    218 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Community Connectivity - Pedestrian Access
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    45 Rachel O'Connor
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: Factory Area Classification
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    98 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: Green Wall
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    402 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    5 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    1 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Warehouse Office
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    63 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    potable water analysis
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    2 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Ventilation rates for manufacturing facilities
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    332 Grace Ming
    Senior ESD Consultant
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    171 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    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
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    1 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Sustainable furniture cost >100% total furniture cost
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    38 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Option 3: Determining HC and NOx emissions
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    3 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Must non-potable water sources be used to earn IP credit?
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    18 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: LEEDuser's audit IAQ form
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    29 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    RE: Previously developed
    in CS v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Raymond Salfiti
    Managing Director
    G
    Sun, Feb 22, 2015
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    United States
    RE: If Purchasing Chilled Water from Campus Central Plant...
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    52 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    RE: Guidance on calculations with multiple inputs
    in Schools 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    28 Esther Kohout
    Kohout Woodwork, Inc
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Traffic associated with the building
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    6 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Mon, Feb 16, 2015
    RE: On-Site Painting
    in Schools IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    81 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Mon, Feb 16, 2015
    RE: Regional Priority Point
    in NC-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    4 April Brown
    Senior Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Sun, Feb 15, 2015
    RE: Will interior buildout effect our overall Hospital energy model?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    8 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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: ID Credit for Dual Certification
    in Green Globes Q&A
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 4, 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
    Managing 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
    RE: change LPE info
    in Change LPE
    4 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    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
    Dr.
    Firstgreen Consulting
    Thu, Jul 12, 2012
    First LEED-ND Platinum Certification for NYC at Columbia University - by Erin Weaver
    Wed, Jul 11, 2012
    LEED for Existing Homes
    in LEED for EB- O&M for Homes
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 2, 2012
    LEED “Certifiable” Specifications: 4 Approaches - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Jun 27, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    ANY PRESENTATIONS DONE FOR NEW LEED FOR HOSPITALITY?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    3 robert feduik
    Sat, Jan 10, 2015
    Dominican Republic
    Off site signage for Low-Emitting- Hybrid parking spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    45 Vada Kornegay
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    United States
    RE: Low System Ventilation Efffiency for Corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    932 Ilona Johnson, PE, CEM, LEED AP
    Associate
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    100 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: Emergency generator fule meter
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    146 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: footprint clarification
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    196 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: Dual Showerheads
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    667 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    RE: How distance is calculated
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    36 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Jesse Robbins
    Architect
    Freeman French Freeman, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 6, 2015
    RE: Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    256 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Tue, Jan 6, 2015
    Mexico
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Fri, Jan 2, 2015
    Application/Performance period
    in Performance Period
    52 Keith Johnson
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    United States
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Wed, Dec 24, 2014
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    Brazil
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    Brazil
    Does restaurant dishwashers qualify as waste water?
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    117 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Canada
    Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 neeraj arora
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    India
    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
    RE: MR 5 Regional Materials
    in NC v2.2 MRc5: Regional Materials
    122 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,960 Visu Boj
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 05:57 Bangladesh
    Basement lobbies
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    932 Marni Punt
    Associate
    Aurecon
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 04:48 South Africa
    Seeking more clarity on active vs, passive storage
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    230 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 03:04 United States
    Transitional Entry Atrium Lobby belong in Energy Model?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,960 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    2015-04-13 14:53 United States
    Determining Building Ocucpant
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    88 Leslie DelleFave
    Architect
    Architectural Resources Cambridge
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    2015-04-13 12:26 United States
    Wood wallbase
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    352 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    2015-04-13 11:01 France
    Exhaust fan for chemical storage
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Yaser Al Sharif
    Mon, Apr 13, 2015
    2015-04-13 08:03 Jordan
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    215 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Sat, Apr 11, 2015
    2015-04-11 15:53 United States
    partial credit?
    in CI-v4: Integrative process
    2 Dana Piper
    Architect
    Allbee Romein
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    2015-04-10 17:44 United States
    Major Renovation vs. New Construction
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    11 Eric Webber
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    2015-04-09 18:27 United States
    New Option - Walking Path
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    63 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED Green Associate
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    2015-04-09 11:46 United States
    WEp1 for Shopping Center
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    544 Nate Steeber
    Project Manager, Sustainability
    Sol design + consulting
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    2015-04-09 11:18 United States
    FSC Certified Plywood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    449 Andy Prestridge
    Project Engineer
    R & O Construction Co.
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    2015-04-09 10:35 United States
    Tricky project - NC, C&S or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    2015-04-09 10:02 Sweden
    SHGC Value ASHRAE 90.1-2007
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,960 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    2015-04-09 07:17 Thailand
    MR c7 forms
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    449 Mark Ramsey
    Tahiti Cabinets Inc.
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 19:16 United States
    Pressure drop adjustment factor with DOAS System
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    265 Curtis Clark
    Director of Sustainability Services
    GSBS Architects
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 16:21 United States
    Partial Purchased Energy
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,960 Christopher Strunk
    P.E.
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 14:53 United States
    C&S 2009 Retail tenant space
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 London Huenefeld
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 14:22 United States
    Project on Hold
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    192 Nereyda Rodriguez
    Director of Sustainable Design
    Miller Dyer Spears
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    2015-04-08 14:04 United States

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