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    36 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Tue, May 31, 2016
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    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    21 Megan White
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    n/a
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    104 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    RE: Option 2- "Waste" reduction
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    22 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    Tracking energy consumption data and electrical demand data
    in CI-v4: Advanced energy metering
    6 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    Natural Ventilation in Apartment Buildings
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,033 Sunayana Jain
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    90.1-2007 G3.1.1 exception d vs 90.1-2010 exception c
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    95 Cory Duggin
    Energy Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    RE: Comprehensive transportation management plan - behavioral change
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    307 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    RE: building area method
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,468 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    RE: CxA contract
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    43 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    Recycling estimates from similar projects
    in CS v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    RE: Appeal after final review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    803 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    Major renovation for NC and C&S
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    789 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    RE: lots and lots of comments...!
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    19 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    Vertically attached - clarifications
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    206 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Mon, May 30, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Download Forms
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    132 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: Calculating Buildable Land (PIf1-2)
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    32 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: Exterior Noise
    in Schools-NC-v4: Minimum acoustic performance
    3 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    5 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: Credit for EPDs in LEED 2009
    in NC-2009: MR Credit Category Pilot ACP
    2 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: LEED-Healthcare: EAc5 M&V Exemplary Performance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Measurement and verification
    7 Megan Shelby
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: Corded and battery powered definition
    in EBOM-2009: Sustainable purchasing - electric-powered equipment
    7 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    RE: CDPH/EHLB/Standard Method Version 1.1 vs. CA 01350 2004
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    81 Dwayne Fuhlhage
    Sustainability and Environment Director
    PROSOCO, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    RE: Oriented Strand Board - OSB
    in CI 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    17 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    RE: Employment Resources
    in ND-v2009: Housing and jobs proximity
    14 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    Required Participation in Forum - NFWF
    in EBOM-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    1 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Green Cleaning as NC ID credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    75 Christopher Davis
    Program Manager, Global Energy & Sustainability
    CBRE
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Example of a populated BPDO calculator fro LEEDv4?
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    6 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Reuse of aggregates
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    82 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 10, 2016
    Alternative Compliance Path
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    56 timothy thomas
    project architect
    bshm architects
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    United States
    PtD vs H&S
    in CS-2009: Prevention through Design
    1 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    Spain
    RE: retail definition?
    in ND Plan-v4: Bicycle facilities
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    RE: Middle School Student Waiting Rooms
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    10 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    RE: Credit MR 7 Certified Wood Question
    in Schools 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    26 Lori Knosalla
    Policy and Standards Manager - Chain of Custody
    Forest Stewardship Council US
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    RE: 2 office floors on a 20 stories building
    in EBOM-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    12 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 5, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Visit LEEDuser at Greenbuild 2012 - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, Oct 23, 2012
    LEEDuser Adds Healthcare, ND, Retail Forums and Resources - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Oct 17, 2012
    How Well Do You Know LEED v4? Answers to the LEEDuser Quiz - by Tristan Roberts
    Fri, Oct 26, 2012
    RE: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
    in LEED 2012 - 4th Public Comment and Ballot Forum
    191 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 15, 2012
    Using Specs effectively during construction
    in Did you remember to...? List of things it's best not to forget on a project
    1 Peggy White
    White + GreenSpec
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    RE: EA PR 2
    in LEEDuser’s Guide to Key Changes in LEED-EBOM 2012 – 3rd Public Comment
    40 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    FSC vs SFI
    in Does LEED Kill Jobs? Lobbyist Claims Don't Hold Up
    11 Alexander Morris
    Associate
    Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC
    Mon, Sep 24, 2012
    Governmental Cutting of Corners
    in "Wood Wars" Continue, with Military Losing
    1 Kaida Smith
    Thu, Sep 20, 2012
    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: 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
    Senior 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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Walking path question
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    51 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Sun, Aug 16, 2015
    Referenced Standard Link
    in Product Certification and Testing for LEED for Schools IEQc4.1–4.4 and IEQc4.6
    3 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Thu, Aug 13, 2015
    United States
    RE: Calculating Buildable Land (PIf1-2)
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    32 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, Aug 13, 2015
    RE: Green Educational Program Format
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Aug 12, 2015
    RE: Cyclist provision for hotels
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    39 Qiongwen Kong
    Intern Architect
    COOPER CARRY
    Wed, Aug 12, 2015
    Single confirmed Tenant - is a binding lease agreement required?
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    48 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Tue, Aug 11, 2015
    United States
    Natural Ventilation in Apartment Buildings
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,033 Sunayana Jain
    Tue, Aug 11, 2015
    United States
    MRpc69 Attainable in Commercial Interior Project
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    12 Erica Suarino
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Thu, Aug 6, 2015
    United States
    RE: Adding An Addition
    in NC v2.2 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    98 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Aug 6, 2015
    RE: Does the 5 days/week requirement apply for the project duration?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    15 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Aug 4, 2015
    Fair Housing Act
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    12 Kenneth O'Brien
    Associate
    WRT
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Signage Comment
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    455 Helen Kessler
    President
    HJKessler Associates
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    RE: LEED Dynamic Plaque vs EB Recertification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    15 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    FTE and LEED boundary - LEED CI (v4)
    in Calculating FTEs
    207 Anna de Anguera
    Architect
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: 62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    41 Anaïs P
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: MOB - Recycling Calculations
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    19 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Room Input Report
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    250 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    Naturally Ventilated
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,033 Alejandro Macias
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 16:24 Mexico
    energy savings for tenant vs Materials & Resources credits
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,072 Richard Mathews
    Mechanical Engineer
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 15:24 United States
    Basement That Extends to Plot line
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    440 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 13:20 Egypt
    Multiple Buildings or One Building Certificacion
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    10 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 06:22 Argentina
    LEED V4 - TENANT SPACE ENERGY MODELING
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 06:10 Argentina
    Toilets: private or public?
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    41 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 05:41 Italy
    non-attainment area for PM2.5
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    41 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 05:28 Italy
    Commissioning building areas
    in CS-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    76 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 21:32 Mexico
    Core and Shell v3 w/ ASHRAE 90.1-2010 w/o tenant agreement
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,072 Curtis Clark
    Director of Sustainability Services
    GSBS Architects
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 18:06 United States
    Campus for a gated residential/commercial compound versus ND
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    559 ABDELHAMID BESHARA
    MASADER
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 16:46 Egypt
    Campus approach in a gated residential compound or ND?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    789 ABDELHAMID BESHARA
    MASADER
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 16:38 Egypt
    Previously developed sites
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Raquel Torrente
    SEDE CAJAMAR
    IDOM
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 12:33 Spain
    Alternative Standard to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Appendix G
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,468 ALMC ALMC
    ALMC
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 07:04 Saudi Arabia
    LEED Project Boundary, Concerned about Future Buildings...
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Rachel Manoguerra
    Green Associate
    3QC, Inc.
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 18:39 United States
    Project Mexico
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    53 Alejandro Macias
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 13:48 Mexico
    Providing dedicated area for mercury-containing products?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    13 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 10:37 United States
    IPpc93
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 09:23 Spain
    indoor irrigation
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    21 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 08:16 Italy
    Negative value of Monthly Landscape water requirement?
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 07:38 Italy
    PU Foam Insulation - Emission Test ISO16000-11
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    191 Jovelyn Lagunday
    Sun, Feb 21, 2016
    2016-02-21 15:27 United Arab Emirates

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