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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LED lamps
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    2 Karim Farah
    Sustainability Manager / USGBC Faculty
    Dar Al-Handasah
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    Tenant spaces
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    841 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Testing Approach
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    251 J.R. Anderson
    Principal
    Anderson Engineering
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Lessons learned
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    4 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Chiller Efficiency: With Errata?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,387 Johannes Hopf
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Hospital water use?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    108 Tommy Linstroth
    Principal
    Trident Sustainability Group
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    RE: Floorscore
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    316 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Building Components
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    334 Keith Lindemulder
    Environmental Business Development- LEED AP BD&C
    Nucor
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    RE: Speciality
    in EBOM-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    EP - Option 3
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    4 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    IEQp1 in international settings
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    782 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    AC Duct Adhesive
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    388 Neeraj Kapoor
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Projects with Several Physically Distinct Structures
    in NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    2 Inés Alomar
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Inquiry about the meaning of exterior entrances
    in ND-v2009: Mixed-use neighborhood centers
    11 Shahram Khaksarian
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    Cheaper to re-write the exam
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    45 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED ID&C EA 1.3 - 5 or 10 points for RP?
    in CI 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    14 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    Designated Smoking Areas in parking garages
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    94 Jason Franken
    Sustainability Professional
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    posts on original LEED-HC forum
    in Healthcare-v2009: Low-emitting materials
    53 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    RE: Staircase and ???
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    28 Lee Altman
    NYC Department of Design and Construction
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    Enhanced Commissioning for a VRF small system
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    251 J.R. Anderson
    Principal
    Anderson Engineering
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: M&V plan required for case 1, or not?
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    122 Dave Intner
    Firmitas Architecture & Planning
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    shift work
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    240 Martin Mechtenberg
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    Confused about Exemplary vs. Innovation credits
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    528 Susan Robertson
    Interior Designer
    IBI Group
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    Previously developed site?
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    39 Reid Highley
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    Title 24 instead of ASHRAE in CI 2.0
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    86 Janika McFeely
    Associate, Sustainability Specialist
    EHDD Architecture
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    LEED v4 Regional Priority Credits?
    in NC-v4: Regional priority
    4 Chad Mapp
    Principal, Sr. LEED Project Manager
    Sustainable Building Services LLC
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    M&V and metering
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    199 Emil Cuevas
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    exemplary performance: 200 rides per 24hrs
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    203 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    Option 1 documentation
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    219 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: Secure bicycle racks and secure bicycle storage
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    87 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: What does "can include" mean?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    199 Lindsey Evans
    Architectural Designer
    PGAV, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Type of School
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    20 J W
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: SRI Value Green Roof System
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    74 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: "Other USGBC approved multi-attribute certification programs"
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    17 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Questions Re: LEED BD+C ID credit for use of LEED-EBOM
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    48 V Miller
    WSP
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Greece - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Italy - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Macedonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malta - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Montenegro - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Suriname - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uruguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Venezuela - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    South and Southeast Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Afghanistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bangladesh - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bhutan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Brunei - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Burma - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cambodia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    India - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Laos - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Maldives - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    MPR #6
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Tracy Baker
    CTA Inc.
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    what is the exact definition of footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    166 EBRU UNVER
    LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    LEED male/female 50/50 gender ratio
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    598 Razan Nejem
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Parking spaces for transients only
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    291 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Ecological Species Consultation in California Coastal Zone
    in ND Plan-v4: Imperiled species and ecological communities
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Permanent building - envelope construction
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    114 Jeannie Rueter
    Green Building Analyst
    Ausonio Incorporated
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    SLL p1 -Smart Location
    in ND-v2009: Smart location
    19 Rita Barata
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    WinAir Software to Meet Requirement
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    81 Roberto Meza
    Sustainable Building Consultant
    SPHERA Sustainable Building Consultants
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    25 projects?
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    8 April Rice
    Sustainability Director
    RDG Planning & Design
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    Citibike for non-residential transients?
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    59 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    2 part flushout?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    64 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    Data Center Calculator
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    13 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    Site Condition
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    215 Razan Nejem
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    retail spaces in office building
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    7 Agata Jarzynska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Sun, Sep 14, 2014
    Unconditioned Regularly Occupied Fermentation Room in Winery
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    171 Kevin Gilleran
    Fri, Sep 12, 2014
    5% path
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    88 Maximiliano Martinez
    Project Manager
    PowerSeal Pipeline Products Corporation
    Fri, Sep 12, 2014
    SS c2 Building Exterior Cleaning
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    103 Hadrian Vivek
    Mr
    Conserve Consultants Pvt Ltd
    Fri, Sep 12, 2014
    Question: NC 2009 LEED V3 IEQ6.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    171 Ashley Bertling
    Thu, Sep 11, 2014
    Prviate Shuttle System Used Solely
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    203 Mary Kay
    Project Coordinator
    Gray Construction
    Thu, Sep 11, 2014
    Ecocert
    in EBOM 2009 MRc5: Sustainable Purchasing—Food
    81 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Thu, Sep 11, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    782 Rudolph Carneiro
    HVAC consultant
    Sustentech
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 14:20 Afghanistan
    RE: Dear all, On my project, the
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    472 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:59 United States
    Dear all, On my project, the
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    472 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:49 France
    Baseline envelope - Existing Buildings (Retrofit)
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    297 Tiago Silva
    Eng.
    ETRIA
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:34 Brazil
    Independent Waste Stream Auditor Needed
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    82 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Musson General Contracting & Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:12 United States
    Athletic Field Definition
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    5 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 12:02 United States
    RE: ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    782 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:50 United States
    How do I know if my project is in a LEED ND community
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    611 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:40 United States
    No New Wood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    394 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 11:19 Egypt
    ASHRAE definition of "kitchenette"
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    782 Ritwik Kakati
    Dagher Engineering, PLLC
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 10:39 United States
    Surrounding density and Diverse Uses
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Tim Bell
    LEED AP
    AECOM
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    2014-09-22 07:11 South Africa
    RE: Recycling Facility Letters of Certification
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    334 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Sun, Sep 21, 2014
    2014-09-21 16:48 Afghanistan
    Public use vs Building occupant use
    in CS 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    33 Dina Ammar
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    2014-09-20 12:03 Jordan
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    2014-09-20 03:10 Belgium
    RE: Concrete forming and temporary material - recycled content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    472 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    2014-09-19 23:29 United States
    RE: Recycling Facility Letters of Certification
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    334 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    2014-09-19 17:52 Thailand
    Refrigerants outside of the building, but still on site
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    64 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    2014-09-19 17:30 United States
    Pre-existing Campus PV Array - Does commissioning apply?
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    200 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    2014-09-19 16:25 United States
    What is the Air Vapor Barrier?? Roofing Membrane still exempt?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    388 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    2014-09-19 13:31 United States
    Flush out EQ
    in NC v2.2 EQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    153 George Maragiannis
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    2014-09-19 13:05 Greece

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