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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    220 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Sat, Aug 1, 2015
    RE: Green Cleaning in a Semiconductor Fab???
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    32 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    RE: Calculator from USGBC
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - equipment
    5 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Open Space Accessibility
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    177 Justin Southwick
    Tri-Star Homes, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    5 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: LEED NC - v4 MRc3 Wood products
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    38 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Existing and New Construction
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,982 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Prescriptive: Differents visible light transmittances
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    112 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Emissivity Values are Unknown
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    282 ryan kremer
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    Emissivity Values are Unknown
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    77 ryan kremer
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    Standby Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    130 Lara Cogill
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: SRI of wood?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    267 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    10 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: "Preserve from development activity 40% of the greenfield area"
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    4 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: How are individual guestroom VTACs calculated?
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    13 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
    YRG sustainability
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: no cooling / using addendums
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    961 Samuel Sura
    Mr
    e-Dome
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    RE: is this PC still open?
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    24 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    RE: Hotel Interiors and Guestroom Furniture
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    180 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED v3 CS: IEQ8.1 and 8.2 - How to Calculate Zone Floor Area
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    63 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    Enhanced IAQ Strategies - Hazardous Gases/Chemicals
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    7 BR+A LEED
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: TAB Report and Calculations
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    107 Tom Liebel
    Principal
    Marks, Thomas Architects
    Mon, Jul 20, 2015
    United States
    RE: NC-2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    252 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Mon, Jul 20, 2015
    artificial grass
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    19 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Mon, Jul 20, 2015
    RE: No mercury Lights
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    147 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Mon, Jul 20, 2015
    Occupancy in the building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    44 Alberto Cardenas
    Mon, Jul 20, 2015
    RE: Streams
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    9 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Sun, Jul 19, 2015
    RE: Regularly Occupied Spaces in Convention Centers (LEED NC v2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    230 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Jul 18, 2015
    Copy Center Dedicated Exhaust System
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    96 Mark Gardner
    McKinstry Company
    Fri, Jul 17, 2015
    United States
    Calculating total energy use for RECs purchase
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    99 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Fri, Jul 17, 2015
    Greece
    RE: Assemblies
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    561 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015
    RE: calculator v06
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    272 Dustin Campbell
    Sustainability Analyst
    ETC Group
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015
    RE: NSF 140 Gold vs Platinum
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    149 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015
    RE: Site Condition
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    239 Andrew Carman
    Sustainability Consultant
    Sebesta
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015
    Example of a populated BPDO calculator fro LEEDv4?
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    3 Jaspreet Pahwa
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015
    United States
    RE: Sports Field Exceptions
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    46 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 16, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Netherlands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    San Marino - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Serbia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Slovenia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vatican City - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    U.S. and Canada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Canada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United States - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Western Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Austria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belgium - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    France - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Germany - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Philippines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Singapore - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sri Lanka - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Thailand - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Timor-Leste - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vietnam - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Southern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    No irrigation for pre-req
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED-EBOM credit as ID credit
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    583 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    How FINAL is the Appeal?
    in Review Appeal
    37 Mary Kay
    Project Coordinator
    Gray Construction
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: No mercury Lights
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    147 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Addressing Only Portions of Credit Requirements
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    32 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    USGBC management shake up
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    192 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    Pick up and Drop Facility
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    48 Priyadarsi Das
    Engineer - Sustainable Design
    LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services(I) Pvt Ltd
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    India
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: Process Energy Savings - Exceptional Calculation - Dry Coolers
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,180 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    RE: Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    Furniture always in scope of work?
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    111 Raphael Sperry
    Senior Associate
    Urban Fabrick
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    green cleaning
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    51 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    RE: NC-v4 SSc5: Site Assessment (Previously developed)
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    3 Ashwini Arun
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    LEED excluded areas within LEED project boundary
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    8 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Does the 5 days/week requirement apply for the project duration?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    13 Tiffany King
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Gypsum board recycling resource, Saudi Arabia
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    378 Shreepad Bandagi
    LEED Coordinator
    Nesma & Partners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Planting in conservancy areas
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    239 Roberto Meza
    Sustainable Building Consultant
    SPHERA Sustainable Building Consultants
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    2015-07-10 17:44 Costa Rica
    Building Envelope Trade Off
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,982 James Lee
    Building Scientist
    Chelsea Group Ltd.
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    2015-07-10 17:34 United States
    Roof area exempt from the SSc7.2 calculation
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    282 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    2015-07-10 08:48 Italy
    LEED v4 ID&C EAp2 Baseline Envelope
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Christopher Jones
    Enersave Logistics
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    2015-07-10 08:43 Canada
    Stormwater Management Plan
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    173 Nisreen Alhussein
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    2015-07-10 08:11 Jordan
    Conveying systems now accepted for this credit
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    19 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    2015-07-09 19:27 United States
    WaterSense Labeled Products
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    17 Rick Ellison
    Energy Engineer
    Southland Industries
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    2015-07-09 16:58 United States
    is a tenant lease agreement applicable here?
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    112 Alfonzo Collins
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    2015-07-09 15:10 United States
    Apparatus bay of Fire Department
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    285 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    2015-07-09 13:18 United States
    "Preserve from development activity 40% of the greenfield area"
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    4 Natalie Otoole
    Associate Engineer
    KEH & Associates
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    2015-07-09 12:52 United States
    Mixed-use Building
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    39 Wan Ji Loo
    Mechanical Engineer
    Meinhardt Group (Vic)
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    2015-07-08 20:39 Indonesia
    No irrigation for pre-req
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    2015-07-08 18:56 United States
    HVAC system wasn't running during construction
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    128 Juanita Garcia
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    2015-07-08 18:50 United States
    Compliant area
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    416 David Browne
    Architect
    Corley Redfoot Architects, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    2015-07-08 15:32 United States
    Green Cleaning in a Fab
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    583 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    2015-07-08 14:27 United States
    Hotel Interiors and Guestroom Furniture
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    180 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    2015-07-08 10:25 United States
    Existing Central Plant and New building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,982 Mital Patel
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    2015-07-08 10:16 United States
    How FINAL is the Appeal?
    in Review Appeal
    37 Mary Kay
    Project Coordinator
    Gray Construction
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    2015-07-08 09:19 United States
    AC Split units as misc. load
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,982 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    2015-07-08 07:09 Bulgaria
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    2015-07-07 16:52 United States

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