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    402 Isuru Hettiarachchi
    Projects Manager
    Green Technologies FZCO
    Sat, Nov 1, 2014
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    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    58 Barry Giles
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    BuildingWise LLC
    Sat, Nov 1, 2014
    RE: Energy saving in the hot water system with low flow fixture
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    870 Panupant Phapant
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    Sat, Nov 1, 2014
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    34 Kathryn West
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    Energy Ace
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    85 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Oct 31, 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
    RE: Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Flush-Out Path 2 - Weekend Run-Hours Required?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    65 Charles Marino
    Energy Engineer
    AKF Group, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    RE: High School Campus With No New Parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    125 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    SS CR 1 - Site Selection
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    202 Harsharan Kaur
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Baseline System configuration for mixed use condominium
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    559 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Perimeter Controls
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: IEQp1:Heating mode
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    815 Stella Stella
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Energy Star's Portfolio Manager Tool
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    12 Kathryn Van Nelson
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Bank tellers need tasklighting?
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    54 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    copy paste
    in Retail-CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 manuel de jesus gonzalez duron
    civil engineer
    SYASA
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Fundamental Refrigerant Management: Leed v4- Campus Credit
    in EBOM-v4: Fundamental refrigerant management
    2 Ante Vulin
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: SS 4.3
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles
    2 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    RE: Landscape Architect Statement template
    in ND-v2009: Tree-lined and shaded streets
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Commingled Collection
    in Schools 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    13 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Prefered Parking Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - parking capacity
    1 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    RE: Annual Maintenance Cost of White Roof
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    67 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    RE: Prerequisite
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    3 John Beeson
    Chief Mystic in Resident
    Catalyst Partners
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Hot Humid, Multi Family Compliance
    in Mid-Rise v4: Ventilation
    1 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    RE: Green Walls - vertical gardens
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    60 Jamison Hill
    Energy Engineer/LEED Consultant
    Community Environmental Center
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    Air Purifiers? Dehumidifiers?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    71 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    RE: Case study for preliminary analysis
    in CS v4: Integrative process
    2 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    RE: EQc3, EQc5 and filtration requirements
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    19 Matthew Martin
    Assistant Site Superintendent
    QBS, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 5, 2014
    RE: Projects outside the US
    in CI 2009 EAc4: Green Power
    95 MM K
    Thu, Jun 5, 2014
    RE: EA Credit 5.1: Base Building Sub-metering
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    94 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    Option1 Electric Vehicle Charging vs. Option2 Liquid/Gas/Battery
    in NC-2009: Green vehicles
    14 Maggie Pipek
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    RE: LEED ND Green Buildings
    in ND-v2009: Certified green building
    16 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    RE: SSc8 and EAc1 Disconnect?
    in Schools 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    41 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jun 3, 2014
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    RE: Contaminants of Concern & Green Globes
    in Chemical Industry Attacks LEED: We Check the Facts
    12 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
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    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.
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    Thu, Jul 12, 2012
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    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
    ACP Process : BREEAM equivalency
    in LEED Now Recognizes Energy Credits from BREEAM
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Mon, Jun 25, 2012
    RE: What should USGBC do with the extra time to ensure success?
    in LEED 2012 Postponed to 2013, Renamed LEED v4
    28 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Thu, Jun 14, 2012
    RE: LEED Specifications
    in Top Six Things LEED Consultants Do Wrong in Specs
    5 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Wed, Jun 20, 2012
    Dan,
    in LEED Submittal Forms, Beta to v3
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Jun 12, 2012
    RE: LEED Online Access to Certified Projects
    in LEED Online Access to Certified Projects
    8 Matt Bartner
    Wed, May 30, 2012
    RE: 4th comment period open
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – Guide to Key Changes and Forum
    107 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, May 15, 2012
    RE: LEED certification in China
    in Hi from China LEED engineer
    3 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Sat, May 5, 2012
    retaining LEED certification
    in Loss of LEED Certification after renovating?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 1, 2012
    Reference Guide E-Books need to be editable or updated by USGBC
    in LEED 2012 Behind the Scenes - follow up conversation
    4 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, May 1, 2012
    RE: Surrounding Density and Diverse Uses
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – LT (Location and Transportation) Section
    16 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Fri, Apr 27, 2012
    RE: Fundamental Commissioning
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Performance (PF) Section
    9 Daniel Forino
    Sustainability Engineering
    Horizon Engineering Associates
    Thu, Apr 19, 2012
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Hot Humid, Multi Family Compliance
    in Mid-Rise v4: Ventilation
    1 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
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    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
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    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    78 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Vietnam
    Air Purifiers? Dehumidifiers?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    71 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    RE: Use Ceiling Fans to Increase Ez
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    57 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
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    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    RE: appeal timeline
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    608 Therese Thompson
    Project Manager
    Cordogan, Clark & Associates
    Thu, Jun 5, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    83 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    United States
    RE: Differential Air Pressure Test - Design Review
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    42 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    Option1 Electric Vehicle Charging vs. Option2 Liquid/Gas/Battery
    in NC-2009: Green vehicles
    14 Maggie Pipek
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
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    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    138 Brett Little
    Director
    Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
    Wed, Jun 4, 2014
    LEED V3 GA exam Vs LEED V4 GA Exam
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    8 Manzoor Ilahi
    Tue, Jun 3, 2014
    Commissioning with Volume Build Projects
    in Retail-CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Robin Dukelow, LEED AP BD+C
    Sustainability Consultant; Project Manager
    Henderson Engineers, Inc.; Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Mon, Jun 2, 2014
    RE: Green Cleaning
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    533 Stella Stella
    Fri, May 30, 2014
    Philippines
    Utility Trenches OK Beyond Boundary?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Thu, May 29, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    12 Filipe Boni
    Brain
    Thu, May 29, 2014
    RE: Emergency Exits
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    270 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, May 28, 2014
    LEED Boaundary and Utility Connections
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Wed, May 28, 2014
    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    118 Johanna Hendricks
    Fri, May 23, 2014
    United States
    RE: Alternative Compliance Path Outside the US
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    92 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, May 23, 2014
    Whole building LCA - embodied and operational impacts
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    12 Henrique Mendonca
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    Discount for FTE
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    85 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 15:18 Mexico
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 14:33 United States
    Flush-Out Path 2 - Weekend Run-Hours Required?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    65 Charles Marino
    Energy Engineer
    AKF Group, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 11:42 United States
    Baseline System configuration for mixed use condominium
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 09:55 United States
    Lighting Building Area method
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    870 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 06:20 Sweden
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 21:39 Japan
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    60 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:48 United States
    Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:47 United States
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    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:37 Mexico
    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
    2014-10-30 17:17 United States
    Software model energy
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    870 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 16:39 Mexico
    Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    263 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 14:07 United States
    Perimeter Controls
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 Gabriela Mesquita
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 13:29 Paraguay
    IEQ4 credit uploads
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    402 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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    Zone Calculation Ds% for VAV System
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    815 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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    Core performance guide option
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    2,447 mohammed alshaikhsalama
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 00:31 United Arab Emirates
    Auto Dealership
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    293 Vince Capogna
    President
    Synergy Green Building Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 18:03 United States
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 14:38 United States
    LEED-H Water Use
    in Homes-v2008: Indoor water use
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 12:48 United States
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    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    51 CAROLINE PIN
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    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 11:18 France

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