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    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    629 Paul Rogers
    Architect
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    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: IEQp1:Heating mode
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    790 Stella Stella
    Sun, Oct 19, 2014
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    479 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Sun, Oct 19, 2014
    RE: Exhaust Fan Testing in a Laboratory
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    326 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    LEED Projecdt Boundary and SSc8
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    550 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
    NC 2009 Retail IEQ7.2- humidistat needed in non-employee spaces?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    96 Laura Case
    Southface
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: What's in return?
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    22 Scot Horst
    Chief Product Officer, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow
    USGBC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: GoO equivalency to Green-e Standard
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    12 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    removed
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    169 Kevin Flynn
    President, AIA, LEED FELLOW (LEED AP BD&C)
    EcoDEEP
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Submitting design prereq. credits during construction review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    school playgrounds
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    21 Mike Halcom
    Principal
    Halcom Consulting LLC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    RE: Zero lot line existing building renovation
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    216 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Scandinavian DES protocol
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,090 Yue Nie
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Germany
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Robert Himmler
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Austria
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Survey for Sixth Graders
    in Schools 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    13 Matthew Heaton
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    United States
    RE: 0% credit achievement rate?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    81 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    Path 7 - Site Characteristics Outside of Project Footprint.
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    95 Kendra Lane
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    United States
    62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    6 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Pilot credit # 45
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    16 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    France
    Limited LEED CI boundary
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    4 Kevin Wilcox
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    RE: Documentation if the building structure remains the same
    in CS 2009 MRc1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    22 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    118 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    United States
    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    458 Johanna Hendricks
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    United States
    RE: Golf Course Clubhouse Certification
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    100 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    RE: Process loads
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    8 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Public vs Staff Entries
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    2 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    RE: No Tenant Fit Out
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    100 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    RE: v4 EAp2 Energy savings by cost or units of energy?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    Pressure flow rates
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    12 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    Ice Makers on LEED 2009 for Retail NC
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Water use reduction
    1 Nic Millard
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    MPW Engineering
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    United States
    RE: Simulate Spatial Daylight Autonomy and Annual Sunlight Exposure
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    17 Kjell Anderson
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    Credits from other Rating Systems
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    6 Meredith Elbaum
    The Elbaum Group
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    RE: Exterior Disinfectants
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    106 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
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    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    RE: Bio-based products / USDA BioPreferred designation
    in EBOM-v4: Solid waste management - ongoing
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Cambodia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    in Healthcare-v2009: Community contaminant prevention - airborne releases
    14 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Fri, Oct 3, 2014
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    205 Sarah Lavalliere
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    Canada
    Lighting Controls in Jewelry Store
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - lighting controls
    5 Luke Wild
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    United States
    Calculating Green Roof Area
    in Green Roofs
    21 John Piascik
    Landscape Architectural Design
    Barton Partners Architects and Planners
    Thu, Oct 2, 2014
    United States
    University Building - Weekend Trips
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    4 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
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    Wed, Oct 1, 2014
    RE: Integrated Design...
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    6 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Sep 30, 2014
    Returned wooden pallets
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    335 Lisa Nilles
    Walker Construction
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    United States
    Number of bus stops and bus lines required
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    205 Sarah Lavalliere
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    Canada
    Hi. Can some one from the
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    45 Neetika Parmar
    Sun, Sep 28, 2014
    LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    61 Sarah Vella
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Hot desks as regularly occupied space?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    629 Paul Rogers
    Architect
    BAU Architects
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Task Lighting
    in EBOM-v4: Interior lighting
    1 Katie Raymond
    Sustainability Project Manager
    DTZ
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    FTEs and Total Daily Uses for Showers
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    214 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
    LEED AP BD+C
    SINERGI Integrated Building Sciences, LLC
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    Mexico
    WEp1 and c1: Indoor Water Use Reduction
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    China
    Combined Density
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Sep 25, 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 ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    RE: Drop off spaces only
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    238 Crissy Tsai
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Webcor Builders
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Short-term bicycle
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    6 Flavia Marques
    Ramboll
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Qatar
    25ft of entrace located near corner of building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    94 Mary Grace Wong
    Miss
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    Canada
    RE: IEQp1:Heating mode
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    790 Stella Stella
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
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    Baseline envelope - Existing Buildings (Retrofit)
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    2,429 João Costa
    Engineer
    ETRIA
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
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    Lose Leed Certification?
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    138 Tim Meadows
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    2014-10-09 09:41 United States
    EB v2.0 questions
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    326 Jeannie Rueter
    Green Building Analyst
    Ausonio Incorporated
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    2014-10-08 19:10 United States
    Office Transient
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    105 Nate Steeber
    LEED Consultant & Designer
    Sol Developments
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    2014-10-08 17:02 United States
    No Tenant Fit Out
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    100 Kimberlyn Caoagas
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 20:09 United States
    Re-applying for a credit approved in Design submittal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 17:42 United States
    Ice Makers on LEED 2009 for Retail NC
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Water use reduction
    1 Nic Millard
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    MPW Engineering
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 17:02 United States
    Roof Area Clarification
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    96 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 15:18 United States
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,429 VICTOR MORENO
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    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 11:25 Spain
    Different HVAC system in baseline than proposed design- C&S
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    254 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 10:53 Colombia
    VOC Compliant Chemicals - IEQ3.3
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    133 Jessica Wasmuth
    EMS, Inc.
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 10:48 United States
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    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 kelly ryan
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014
    2014-10-07 09:36 United States
    Modeling pump, fan, COP
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    856 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 23:20 Vietnam
    This credit omitted from v4?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Community contaminant prevention - airborne releases
    14 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 20:54 United States
    Dining Halls
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    105 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 15:35 United States
    CS project without bathrooms and elegible fixtures
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    188 Maria Isabel Conde
    Owner
    Aqua Terra (Panama) S.A.
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 13:49 Panama
    Bio-based products / USDA BioPreferred designation
    in EBOM-v4: Solid waste management - ongoing
    4 Sarah Martinez
    Sustainability Maven
    Eco-Products
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 13:46 United States
    Campus Site Lignting Calcs - again, sorry
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    856 charles bell
    principal
    theGreenTeam, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 13:21 United States
    Addition added after documentation has been submitted
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    120 Angela Bickford
    LEED AP BD+C, Mechanical Project Engineer
    Allen & Shariff Engineering
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 13:08 United States
    Contract between owner and CxA
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    253 Gina Dederer
    URS Deutschland GmbH
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    2014-10-06 05:24 Germany

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