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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    443 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    556 Ritch Voss
    Sr. Assoc - Sr. Architect
    Dahlin Group Architecture + Planning
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    681 Matt Dem
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: LEED ND registration questions
    in PIf2: Project Timeline
    8 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    18 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    897 Ruben Porter
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Transients Again
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Lead Paint
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    55 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    45 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Chiller IPLV
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,843 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: CDPH v1.1-2010 Section 3.8.6.1
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Help w/ wrangling RECs.
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    71 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Rack location
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - bicycle storage and changing rooms
    3 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Natural Stone : Floor Score compliance required or not for ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    351 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    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: EBOM Green Cleaning as ID credit
    in NC v2.2 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    132 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    RE: Outpatient Water use
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    15 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    RE: Have any projects earned this pilot credit 76 yet?
    in NC-2009: Material ingredient reporting
    2 Maggie Pipek
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: Microfiber cleaning
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    6 Anne White
    Program Coordinator
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    RE: Proprietary Ingredients
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    72 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jan 2, 2015
    RE: Residential Tower Lobby level "sitting area" - lighting controls
    in NC v2.2 EQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    61 Kuntal Thakkar
    ECSG
    Fri, Jan 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: FSC Controlled Wood
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    99 Megan Bove
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    RE: Off-Site Option for Greenfield?
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    103 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wed, Dec 24, 2014
    RE: Fire during construction
    in CS 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    60 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 23, 2014
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    Brazil
    Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 neeraj arora
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    India
    RE: Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    61 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    water use per instrument tray requirements table
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    1 Michael Burton
    SR Manager, Project Planning Design
    STERIS
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Equivalence of local standards for commissioning tests
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    48 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Strip out plan
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    71 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: SSc2 Activity log 20% of the time
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    76 Mary Rose Anlacan
    Energy Engineer, LEED AP, Estidama PQP
    Middle East Center for Sustainable Development
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Is there any Credit Language for this
    in Schools-2009: Social equity within the project team
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    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
    LEED GA Exam registration
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    59 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    Singapore
    RE: Coffee Room Fixture Flow Rate?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    665 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    Actual Operation of Carpool parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    304 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    Thailand
    Parking spaces
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Alternative transportation
    8 Megan Bove
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    United States
    LEED GA Exam registration
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    59 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    Singapore
    CMU as regional materials
    in Homes-v2008: Environmentally preferable products
    3 Benjie Herrera
    LEED AP BD+C ,Homes,IDC,OM
    Sat, Nov 1, 2014
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    Flush Out Requirements
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    66 Lindsey Walaski
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    RE: Pilot credit as well as exemplary performance
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    58 Chinthaka Jagodaarachchi
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Andrew Carman
    Sustainability Consultant
    Sebesta
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Using VAV box CFMs as measurement of outside airfow
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    25 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Minimum indoor AQ calculator
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    4 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Actual Operation of Carpool parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    304 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Thailand
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    LEED-H Water Use
    in Homes-v2008: Indoor water use
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    Warehouse
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    145 Anke Koch
    Architect LEED AP
    Ingenieurbüro Anke Koch
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Germany
    WAter fountain in buildings - exterior lumen ligthing
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    589 Alan Viale
    SUMAC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: Street trees exception?
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    89 Marni Punt
    Associate
    Aurecon
    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
    Determining Building Ocucpant
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    84 Leslie DelleFave
    Architect
    Architectural Resources Cambridge
    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
    United States
    Facilities off-site alllowed but cannot be double counted
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
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    CSRs
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    31 NESLIHAN AKSOY
    architect
    ERKE
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 09:47 Turkey
    LEED Certified C&D sites
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    374 Frances Stark
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    2015-02-19 22:25 United States
    Thermostats with humidity and CO2
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    113 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    2015-02-19 19:56 Canada
    Ancillary site buildings
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    258 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 18:32 Vietnam
    Annual Energy Cost
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    206 Sarah Thompson
    Sustainability Coordinator
    XL Construction
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 18:00 United States
    Mixed Use, Mid Rise Residential, CO2 in units?
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    250 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
    PageSoutherlandPage
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 15:47 United States
    LEED Online V4 problems
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    49 Susannah Goddard
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 13:02 United Kingdom
    Are windows on one side, at large hall, sufficient?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    408 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 12:26 Czech Republic
    Mechanical Boundary Differs from Overall Project Boundary
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    195 John Havenstrite
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 10:26 United States
    Exterior walk-off mats permitted?
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    6 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    2015-02-18 09:39 United States
    Application Guide for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Jeff Smitley
    Managing Principal
    Bold Rock Development Group
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 20:44 United States
    Glare control
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    106 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 18:45 Spain
    Local Food Production
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    28 OSLEIDE WALKER
    Associate
    IBI Group
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 17:53 United States
    Guidance on calculations with multiple inputs
    in Schools 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    28 Esther Kohout
    Kohout Woodwork, Inc
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 16:37 United States
    dealership building and a detached carwash
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    527 Art Kamm
    Kamm Consulting, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 14:52 United States
    Excel spreadsheets
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    548 Brian Harris
    Principal
    TcaArchitecture Planning
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 12:41 United States
    Tenant agreement to exclude PFP boxes
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    933 Rathnashree Bharadwaj
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 07:46 India
    Liquid hand soaps/body wash
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    146 Jutta Berns-Mumbi
    principal
    ecocentric cc
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 07:33 South Africa
    Project boundary issues
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Muneeb Haider
    Architect
    SIDEworks
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    2015-02-17 01:14 Pakistan
    CPG - Efficiency Compliance
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    355 Jonathan Caisido
    Green Technologies
    Mon, Feb 16, 2015
    2015-02-16 03:32 United Arab Emirates

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