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    1,002 Andrey Kuznetsov
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    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    155 Jens Apel
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: MR C5 Regional Materials Multiple components
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    318 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    RE: SSc4.3 Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    430 Marilyn Specht
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    Integral Group
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Dormitory Project- Single Bedrooms like Private Offices
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    424 Emma Leonard
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Museum Exhibit Lighting
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    1,246 Christian Kaltreider
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    Waste Oil Fuel
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    3,265 Michael Daly
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    United States
    Low Emitting Materials Tracking Spreadsheet
    in Healthcare-v2009: Low-emitting materials
    58 Patrick Thibaudeau
    Vice President
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    United States
    Parking for CI 2009 project - LEED project boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    United States
    RE: Open Space Accessibility
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    176 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Sound transmission for moveable partitions
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    10 Anaïs Péaud
    ARTELIA
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    France
    US standard and red cross
    in NC-2009: Assessment and Planning for Resilience
    1 Yasuhito Koike
    LEED AP, Green Building Consultant
    Izumi System Planning
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Japan
    RE: Printers
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    403 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Shower Flow Control Valve or Flow Regulator Washer
    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    41 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    United States
    Commenced construction
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    274 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: VRP in the space matrix
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,002 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: Enhanced Refrigerant Management - Purchased Cooling Loop
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    155 Jens Apel
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: MR C5 Regional Materials Multiple components
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    318 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    RE: SSc4.3 Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    430 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Dormitory Project- Single Bedrooms like Private Offices
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    424 Emma Leonard
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Museum Exhibit Lighting
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,246 Christian Kaltreider
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Waste Oil Fuel
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,265 Michael Daly
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    United States
    Low Emitting Materials Tracking Spreadsheet
    in Healthcare-v2009: Low-emitting materials
    58 Patrick Thibaudeau
    Vice President
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    United States
    Parking for CI 2009 project - LEED project boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    United States
    RE: Open Space Accessibility
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    176 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Sound transmission for moveable partitions
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    10 Anaïs Péaud
    ARTELIA
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    France
    US standard and red cross
    in NC-2009: Assessment and Planning for Resilience
    1 Yasuhito Koike
    LEED AP, Green Building Consultant
    Izumi System Planning
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Japan
    RE: Printers
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    403 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Shower Flow Control Valve or Flow Regulator Washer
    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    41 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    United States
    Commenced construction
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    274 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    Successful CIR: Audio Tours as Green Education (Canada)
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    598 Jackie Kanyuk
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    RE: Amount of offset in multi tenanted building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    110 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    RE: ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    RE: electric transformer
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    62 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    RE: Commingled waste as one or multiple material streams?
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    15 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED O+M V4 project re-certification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    13 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    749 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    RE: Minimum Benefit to Achieve ID Credits
    in LEED Canada Forum
    53 Aaron Smith
    Mechanical Engineer
    M & R Engineering
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    RE: Registered Campus Projects, Approaches, Credits
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    551 Eric Anderson
    Sat, Feb 6, 2016
    Green Globes CIEB Technical Reference Manual?
    in Green Globes Q&A
    10 Welcome !
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    RE: Recert vs. new Cert
    in Recertification
    62 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
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    766 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
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    Tue, Feb 2, 2016
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    55 Tobias Berge
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    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    Sweden
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    in Calculating FTEs
    206 Aswin M
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    Mon, Jan 25, 2016
    RE: Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
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    in The Best UNLOCKED LEED 2009 credit checklists
    2 Dean Wilson
    Applicant Information
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
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    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    38 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: NC to HC Guidance Document
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    125 Tamary Alvarez
    LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability & Commissioning Specialist
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    IAQ Testing
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    4 Roland Jones
    Environmental Connection, inc.
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    United States
    RE: Design Phase Submittals
    in Design Submital - 1batch only ?
    17 Bridget Brock
    Huitt-Zollars Morris
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED BD&C Healthcare vs. CI?
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    9 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, Dec 4, 2015
    parking demand vs 1000sf or vs employees
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    36 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Fri, Dec 4, 2015
    Poland
    LEED Pilot Credits on Resilient Design Now Available to Projects - by Alex Wilson
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016
    RE: Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Dormitory Project- Single Bedrooms like Private Offices
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    424 Emma Leonard
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Museum Exhibit Lighting
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,246 Christian Kaltreider
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Waste Oil Fuel
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,265 Michael Daly
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    United States
    Waste Oil Fuel
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,265 Michael Daly
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    United States
    Low Emitting Materials Tracking Spreadsheet
    in Healthcare-v2009: Low-emitting materials
    58 Patrick Thibaudeau
    Vice President
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    United States
    Parking for CI 2009 project - LEED project boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    United States
    Sound transmission for moveable partitions
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    10 Anaïs Péaud
    ARTELIA
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    France
    US standard and red cross
    in NC-2009: Assessment and Planning for Resilience
    1 Yasuhito Koike
    LEED AP, Green Building Consultant
    Izumi System Planning
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    Japan
    Shower Flow Control Valve or Flow Regulator Washer
    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    41 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    United States
    Commenced construction
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    274 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    Successful CIR: Audio Tours as Green Education (Canada)
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    598 Jackie Kanyuk
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    Waste Oil Fuel
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    3,265 Michael Daly
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    United States
    LEED O+M V4 project re-certification
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    13 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
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    LEED CS 2009 Update from october 2010
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    749 Valentin Grimaud
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    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    Museum Exhibit Lighting
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,246 Christian Kaltreider
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    cabinet millwork
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    466 Joann Lee
    Heitman Architects Inc.
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    United States
    GBCI clarification
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    483 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    EQ p3 - Garage Pollutant Protection
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    Prohibit Smoking Signage in entrance of Parking and loading docs
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    104 Mercè Llorca
    DEERNS, S.L.
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    Spain
    EQpc78
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    99 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
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    SSc4.3 Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    430 Shad Traylor
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    430 Jeannie Rueter
    Green Building Analyst
    Ausonio Incorporated
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 18:06 United States
    Enhanced Refrigerant Management - Purchased Cooling Loop
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    155 Vinny Greco
    Mechanical Engineer
    Brinjac Engineering
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 15:08 United States
    Waste Oil Fuel
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,265 Michael Daly
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 14:37 United States
    Waste Oil Fuel
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,265 Michael Daly
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 14:35 United States
    Low Emitting Materials Tracking Spreadsheet
    in Healthcare-v2009: Low-emitting materials
    58 Patrick Thibaudeau
    Vice President
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 14:03 United States
    Parking for CI 2009 project - LEED project boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 12:58 United States
    Existing Building Renovation with an Addition
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,265 Evelyn Dicks, EI, CxA
    Mechanical Engineer
    Moses and Associates
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 08:32 United States
    Sound transmission for moveable partitions
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    10 Anaïs Péaud
    ARTELIA
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 05:42 France
    US standard and red cross
    in NC-2009: Assessment and Planning for Resilience
    1 Yasuhito Koike
    LEED AP, Green Building Consultant
    Izumi System Planning
    Wed, Feb 10, 2016
    2016-02-10 04:25 Japan
    Shower Flow Control Valve or Flow Regulator Washer
    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    41 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
    2016-02-09 17:46 United States
    Successful CIR: Audio Tours as Green Education (Canada)
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    598 Jackie Kanyuk
    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
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    8 Anaïs Péaud
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    62 R2M Solution Srl
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    749 Valentin Grimaud
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    Tue, Feb 9, 2016
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    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,246 MKK LEED
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    53 Aaron Smith
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    M & R Engineering
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    2016-02-08 14:02 Canada
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    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
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    403 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Mon, Feb 8, 2016
    2016-02-08 06:51 Poland
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    in CS 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    10 Martin Meehan
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    Meehan Associates
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