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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Energy model
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    901 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Precision Air Conditioning for Server Room and Art Gallery
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,673 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Thailand
    RE: Component Assembly
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    282 Frank Burkhart
    Advanced Architecture and Planning, PC
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Path 7 and 8 reviewer comments, advice for resubmission
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    212 Keelan Kaiser
    Architect and Educator
    Serena Sturm Architects and Judson University
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    EHDD seeks LEED and Sustainable Design Coordinator
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Janika McFeely
    Associate, Sustainability Specialist
    EHDD Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    United States
    Fraction use of FSC materials
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    418 L S
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Canada
    RE: Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    5 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Option D: Calibrated Simulation
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    12 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Bicycle & Changing rooms in basement , 200 yards
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    90 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: WEP1 for A project in Middle East
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    642 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Powder coating mixed with water
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    91 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Batteries
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    14 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    1 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    United States
    farmers
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    21 Matthew VanSweden
    Community and Environmental Advocate
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Government Site with Statues/ War Relics
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    574 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Site Boundary
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    191 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: New addition to existing vs. MPR#2
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    131 maartje van roosmalen
    senior sustainable design consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    Singapore
    RE: Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    115 Maria Rozatti
    Sustainability Consultant, LEED AP O+M
    Sustentech
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: PC14 closed?
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    81 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    High-Volume vs. Convenience Copier 5,000 pages - CIR 872 Canada
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    329 Lindsey Kindrat
    Executive Director, Principal Sustainable Building Specialist
    3 Point Environmental Inc.
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    Canada
    RE: Services inside a mall would do?
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    235 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: Acceptable methods of Glare Control
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    647 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    LEED boundary for a railway station
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
    Qatar
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    1 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: 3 glazed panels - LEEDv2009
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    396 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Sustainable furniture cost >100% total furniture cost
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    38 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Option 3: Determining HC and NOx emissions
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    3 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: direct reading instruments
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    269 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Must non-potable water sources be used to earn IP credit?
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    18 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Validity of the agreement
    in Schools SSc10: Joint Use of Facilities
    38 Tak Louie, AIA
    Dir. of LEED Services
    Antunovich Associates
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Owner installed lighitng
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    468 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Envelope Commissioning for a Major Renovation
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Final M&V Report
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    204 Valerie Walsh
    Sustainable Design & Construction Consultants
    Walsh Sustainability Group
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    195 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Providing carpool spaces within an unreserved parking garage
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    2 Jennifer Rinkus
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Portugal
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    10 Ashley Catlett
    USGBC/GBCI
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    RE: Integrated Design...
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    6 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    RE: LEEDonline Form Access
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    19 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    Network With LEEDuser at Greenbuild 2014 - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    RE: Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    Belgium
    Switzerland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Liechtenstein - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Luxembourg - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Monaco - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    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
    Spain - 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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    United States
    RE: High Recycled Content
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    24 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    RE: High Recycled Content
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    24 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    Thermostats with humidity and CO2
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    100 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    Canada
    Cost Analysis?
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    5 James MacMillan
    VP - Director of Sustainability
    Karpinski Engineering
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    RE: WEP1 for A project in Middle East
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    642 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    Where are PIf3-1 forms now?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    208 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    United States
    Mixed Use, Mid Rise Residential, CO2 in units?
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    242 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
    PageSoutherlandPage
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    United States
    Exterior walk-off mats permitted?
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    3 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    United States
    farmers
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    21 Matthew VanSweden
    Community and Environmental Advocate
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    share energy and water usage?
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    37 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    RE: VERTICALLY ATTACHED BUILDINGS
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    509 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    Liquid hand soaps/body wash
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    138 Jutta Berns-Mumbi
    principal
    ecocentric cc
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    South Africa
    Project boundary issues
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    207 Muneeb Haider
    Architect
    SIDEworks
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    Pakistan
    RE: no new parking, but how to use local zoning for off-site park?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    302 Lewis Hewton
    Cundall
    Mon, Feb 16, 2015
    share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Sun, Feb 15, 2015
    EHDD seeks LEED and Sustainable Design Coordinator
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Janika McFeely
    Associate, Sustainability Specialist
    EHDD Architecture
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    United States
    Wall Skirting - or - Baseboards
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    331 Blanca Cespedes
    PROYECTO BANCO DE LA NACION - LIMA, PERU
    COSAPI.SA
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    Peru
    Daily Occupancy for Cinema
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    225 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Option 3: Determining HC and NOx emissions
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    3 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 10:34 United States
    G3.1.10 (d) "Heating only System"
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,673 Anil Bhari
    Min engineering inc
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 09:37 United States
    Final M&V Report
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    204 Valerie Walsh
    Sustainable Design & Construction Consultants
    Walsh Sustainability Group
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 12:58 United States
    government areas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    235 patricia vasconcellos
    creato consultoria e projetos ltda
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 12:24 Brazil
    Providing carpool spaces within an unreserved parking garage
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    2 Jennifer Rinkus
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 12:05 United States
    IEQ 4.4 - does veneer apply ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    190 Denise Bates
    Sr Interior Designer
    Gensler
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 11:45 United States
    Domestic Hot Water System
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    274 KC Rat
    ESG
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 02:23 Sri Lanka
    Adding carpet to LEED Platinum NC building
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Alireza Anvari
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 00:45 Canada
    Unrenovated gross square footage
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    191 Sandra Silla
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 16:21 United States
    Wall Skirting - or - Baseboards
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    331 Blanca Cespedes
    PROYECTO BANCO DE LA NACION - LIMA, PERU
    COSAPI.SA
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 12:07 Peru
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Senior Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 10:29 United States
    New addition to existing vs. MPR#2
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    131 maartje van roosmalen
    senior sustainable design consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 05:45 Singapore
    CO2 sensors
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    93 Ema S
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    2015-02-24 19:45 United States
    WEp1 - PIf3 link - new LEED on line
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    642 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    2015-02-24 10:51 United States
    Residents excluded?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    274 Miranda Lescaze
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    2015-02-23 15:14 United States
    Baseline Return/Relief Fan Power
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,673 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    2015-02-23 14:05 United States
    LEED V4 Canada, paint Questions
    in LEED Canada Forum
    44 Francois Bellefleur
    Team Leader Tech Service
    PPG
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    2015-02-23 09:22 Canada
    Exam room sinks
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    642 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 16:20 United States
    Construction Waste Diversion vs Material Re-Use
    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    71 Tim Gaidis
    Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 13:11 United States
    Innovation In Design Credits
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    540 Brian Harris
    Principal
    TcaArchitecture Planning
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 12:20 United States

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