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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
  • LEED-CI: Commercial Interiors v2009,
  • LEED-Schools v2009,
  • LEED-EBOM: Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance v2009.
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    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    97 Andrew Carman
    Consultant
    Apollo BBC
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    LEED CI or LEED NC:MR
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    564 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    CI or NC:MR
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    173 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: Self-Reporting LEED Specific?
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    51 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: Daylight Simulation Modeling Topography
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    597 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Guide to ASHRAE 62, and especially Natural Ventilation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    698 Joseph Snider, AIA, LEED AP
    LEED Architect
    SEQUIL Systems, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Healthcare vs NC - Fundamental Commissioning
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    213 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: 90 % of the average annual rainfall
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    146 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: Option 2 - Labs21
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    442 Alexis Thompson
    Project Coordinator
    Sellen Sustainability
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: Oversizing the Proposed Case
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,107 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Accessories Included in Baseline.
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    9 Gabriela Crespo
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: Minimum Occupancy
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: Previously developed
    in CS v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Must be electricity for FCUs ventilators measured?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    73 Frantisek Macholda
    Sustainability Consultant
    EkoWATT
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Louvers for Fresh Air intake
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    124 Nandana Kumar
    LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    CI or NC:MR
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    173 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: Daylight Simulation Modeling Topography
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    597 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Guide to ASHRAE 62, and especially Natural Ventilation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    698 Joseph Snider, AIA, LEED AP
    LEED Architect
    SEQUIL Systems, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Healthcare vs NC - Fundamental Commissioning
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    213 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: 90 % of the average annual rainfall
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    146 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: Option 2 - Labs21
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    442 Alexis Thompson
    Project Coordinator
    Sellen Sustainability
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: Oversizing the Proposed Case
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,107 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Accessories Included in Baseline.
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    9 Gabriela Crespo
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: Minimum Occupancy
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    RE: Previously developed
    in CS v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Must be electricity for FCUs ventilators measured?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    73 Frantisek Macholda
    Sustainability Consultant
    EkoWATT
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Louvers for Fresh Air intake
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    124 Nandana Kumar
    LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Native Landscape with No Irrigation
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Nicole Ferrini
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: MPR6 - Option 1
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    31 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Construction within LEED boundary after completion of original
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    149 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Historical data with building ownership change
    in EBOM 2009 IOc3: Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts
    27 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: DES and EAc5
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    183 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: WEp1 - LEED - International - Faucets again
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    547 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: EAc4 Equipment Life not represented accurately in ref. guide
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    90 Jesus Deras
    Energy Analyst
    The Wall Consulting Group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,011 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    "Narrative" in LEEDland
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    97 Andrew Carman
    Consultant
    Apollo BBC
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    LEED CI or LEED NC:MR
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    564 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: hotel with cottages
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    470 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    RE: LEED ND _Exam
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    6 Lakshmi Suryan
    Architect / LEED AP
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    RE: Adding credits between preliminary review and final review...
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    503 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Low flow pre rinse spray valve in Europe
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    149 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Mon, Apr 14, 2014
    RE: Reasonale Proof that a measure is not Standard Practice
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    76 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    RE: Regarding LEED GA Exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    40 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Changing the Timeline
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    129 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Project Type and Rating Type for Block Project
    in LEED for Multiple Buildings and On-Campus Building Application Guide
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Apr 5, 2014
    RE: LEED V4 Reference Guide
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    41 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Apr 4, 2014
    RE: IES vs other software
    in Has anyone done LEED energy modelling using Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) software
    5 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    Apply to LEED Committees by April 10
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    179 Christopher Law
    Associate, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    RE: LEED-ND v2009 Sunset
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    39 Meghan Bogaerts
    Manager, Neighborhood Development
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Apr 2, 2014
    LEED online login
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    15 Ali Kassid
    Sr. Architect
    Hill International
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    RE: CS expedited process
    in Core and Shell Precertification
    2 Catie Ryan
    Project Manager
    Terrapin Bright Green
    Mon, Mar 31, 2014
    Option 3 for Catholic and Public Joint Use School
    in LEED Canada Forum
    32 Kelly Searle
    LEED Green Associate, Sustainable Innovation Specialist
    Clark Builders
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    RE: Guestrooms Excluded?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    31 Nena Elise
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: We are working on a project
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    56 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sun, Mar 23, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    Light Trespass - building adjacent to public alley
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Michael Hassig
    Principal
    A4 Architects, LLC
    Thu, Dec 6, 2012
    RE: Light Trespass - building adjacent to public alley
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Dec 7, 2012
    property line vs road
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Tue, Dec 11, 2012
    RE: property line vs road
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Dec 13, 2012
    RE: property line vs road
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Thu, Dec 13, 2012
    Occupancy Sensor in Parking Lot?
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Thu, Dec 13, 2012
    RE: Occupancy Sensor in Parking Lot?
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 MOHAMMED ISMAIL
    Executive
    SGS India Pvt Ltd
    Fri, Dec 14, 2012
    RE: property line vs road
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Dec 14, 2012
    Light spill for life safety on government project and properties
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Bonnie Richardson AIA, LEED AP
    Architect/Principal Planner
    City of Tempe
    Thu, Dec 20, 2012
    Exterior Lighting shutoff
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Thu, Dec 20, 2012
    RE: Exterior Lighting shutoff
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 20, 2012
    exterior lights in enclosed courtyard
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Thu, Dec 20, 2012
    RE: exterior lights in enclosed courtyard
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Dec 21, 2012
    RE: Hotels achieving this credit?
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 30, 2013
    RE: Hotels achieving this credit?
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Jan 30, 2013
    RE: Changes in site lighting fixtures due to Value Engineering
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Amit Ahiel
    Mon, Apr 22, 2013
    Translucent "Daylighting" Panels - count as "shielded" openings?
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013
    Landscape Allowance
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Mon, Dec 2, 2013
    RE: Landscape Allowance
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Dec 2, 2013
    RE: Landscape Allowance
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    3 488 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Dec 3, 2013
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    LEED CI or LEED NC:MR
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    564 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    CI or NC:MR
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    173 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Guide to ASHRAE 62, and especially Natural Ventilation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    698 Joseph Snider, AIA, LEED AP
    LEED Architect
    SEQUIL Systems, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Healthcare vs NC - Fundamental Commissioning
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    213 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Accessories Included in Baseline.
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    9 Gabriela Crespo
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Must be electricity for FCUs ventilators measured?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    73 Frantisek Macholda
    Sustainability Consultant
    EkoWATT
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Louvers for Fresh Air intake
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    124 Nandana Kumar
    LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Native Landscape with No Irrigation
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Nicole Ferrini
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Temporary vs. Permanent Power
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    31 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Who does it ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    597 AHMET DEMIROGLU
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    degrees from nadir
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    49 Todd Bundren
    Associate
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Floor Coatings and CA Health Dept Compliance
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    64 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Temporary vs Permanent Power
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    104 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Storage area for Group Certification
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    54 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    Showers mixed office/retail building
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    78 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    SRI equal to Light Reflectance Value (LRV) ?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    237 Alexander Benning
    Project Manager
    ES EnviroSustain GmbH
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    IPM - Hospitality Industry
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    69 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    SSC4 Transportation Rule 2202
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    263 Saum Nour
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    SSC4 LEED EB:OM 2009 Alternate Transportation
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    263 Saum Nour
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014

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