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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Registered Campus Projects, Approaches, Credits
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    551 Eric Anderson
    Sat, Feb 6, 2016
    RE: Actual Use vs Indicated Use
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    482 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Feb 6, 2016
    RE: Hazardous Gas or Chemical Definition / Resource?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: demolition of existing facade
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    60 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: Process Energy Exceptional Calculation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    2 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: Pump Room, STP Room & Guard Room Within LEED Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    223 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    India
    RE: Water Heater and Water Coolers
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    308 Shuchita Gupta
    Architect , LEED AP | BD+C
    Space Matrix Architects and Planners
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    India
    RE: Fire Extinguisher & Cabinet (MRc4 & MRc5)
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    588 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Guns to Rebar for Innovation Credit
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    597 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    EQpc78
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    99 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Reduced Mercury Content
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    160 Lou Niles
    Sustainability / LEED Specialist
    LPA, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    WEpc10
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    62 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: LEED v4-Credits MR-USGBC approved program
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    9 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Base Build HVAC Plant Requirements
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    381 Ciaran McCabe
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: would an aerobics room be considered classroom?
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    205 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    RE: Supply fixtures to tenants without installation
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    215 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    RE: Duct Insulation to meet ASHRAE 90.1
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    301 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    MERV13 filter replacement to pre-filters / filters
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Jane Long
    Ms
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    RE: µg not µm?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    145 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    Minimum Energy Performance
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    20 Aqrab Ali Rana
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    Pakistan
    RE: Regional Material
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    104 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    RE: Waste rate
    in Homes-v2008: Waste management
    5 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    RE: Pilot Credit 80 success
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    27 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    PC 75 Clean Construction
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    2 Patricia Lloyd
    Sustainability Manager
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    United States
    RE: Bike storage distance
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    31 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    Inconsistency between BD+C and O+M
    in CS v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    3 Adam Stoker
    Consultant, Sustainability
    University of Calgary
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    Canada
    RE: 100% Tenant
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    117 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    RE: Participate in LEEDuser Pilot Credit Forum
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    38 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    RE: Option 2
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    66 henry nguyen
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: What is legally binding language?
    in CS-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    65 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    Private Green Roof
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    47 Luis Miguel Diazgranados
    Green Factory
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    Colombia
    RE: Broken Link
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    237 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    Maximum frontage without windows on primary facade
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    United States
    Looks like I’m first to post here so here goes!
    in EBOM-2009: Learning Controls for Thermal Comfort
    1 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    United States - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Western Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Austria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belgium - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    France - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Germany - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Philippines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Singapore - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sri Lanka - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Thailand - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Timor-Leste - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vietnam - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Southern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Albania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Andorra - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bosnia and Herzegovina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Croatia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cyprus - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Greece - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Italy - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    please post to a SPECIFIC LEEDuser forum
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    please post to a SPECIFIC LEEDuser forum
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    please post to more specific forums
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    PV system on Conference Center
    in Pilot Credit 56: Renewable Energy – Distributed Generation
    15 Patrick Cellie
    Sustainability Consultant
    AECOM
    Mon, Dec 28, 2015
    United States
    Option 3 Guidance Now Available!
    in CS v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    1 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 28, 2015
    LEED Boundary for an Existing Multitenant Building
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    2 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Design Phase Submittals
    in Design Submital - 1batch only ?
    17 Bridget Brock
    Huitt-Zollars Morris
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,001 Judhajit Chakraborty
    Building Performance Specialist
    WSP Built Ecology
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    RE: Process Energy Exceptional Calculation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    Future Fit-Out Space & Transients - Table Plf3-3 or Table Pfl3-4
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    256 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,001 Judhajit Chakraborty
    Building Performance Specialist
    WSP Built Ecology
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015
    feedback
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    5 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015
    United States
    RE: Building Footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    261 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015
    Future Fit-Out Space & Transients - Table Plf3-3 or Table Pfl3-4
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    1 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Mon, Dec 14, 2015
    United States
    Maximum frontage without windows on primary facade
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015
    United States
    RE: LCA Part A4 and A5 – Transport to site and Construction installa
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    39 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015
    RE: LCA Part A4 and A5 – Transport to site and Construction installa
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    39 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015
    RE: Floor joists part of interior?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    197 Ralph Bicknese
    Principal
    Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    RE: Actual Use vs Indicated Use
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    482 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    Tenant Neutral Option
    in CS 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    23 Miriam Ramírez Baumgarten
    ARCH. LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Dec 9, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Maximum frontage without windows on primary facade
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 17:26 United States
    Looks like I’m first to post here so here goes!
    in EBOM-2009: Learning Controls for Thermal Comfort
    1 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 16:20 United States
    EAP2 Minimum Energy Performance -- How to classify building
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    498 cathy keagle
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 14:16 United States
    How to Apply Research Park Guidelines when Zoning is silent
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    47 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 10:15 United States
    Acrylic Adhesive for Threaded Rod Installed in Solid Concrete
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    482 A Brockelman
    Architect, Director of Sustainable Design
    Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 09:49 United States
    Idle energy rate for energy star equivalency calculations
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    308 Shuchita Gupta
    Architect , LEED AP | BD+C
    Space Matrix Architects and Planners
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 08:30 India
    What is legally binding language?
    in CS-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    65 Pawel Krawczyk
    Rambøll
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 06:49 Denmark
    Zero lot project
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    2016-01-19 12:00 Spain
    VRP Compliance Calculator or 62MZCalc for projects outside U.S.?
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,001 Geraldo Pithon
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    2016-01-19 06:00 Brazil
    Shower in Units of gpc or USgpm in Form WEp1
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    215 Panagiota Dadinou
    Civil Engineer, MSc
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    2016-01-19 04:14 Germany
    Top and trim
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    482 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Mon, Jan 18, 2016
    2016-01-18 20:29 Japan
    Entryway system
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Mon, Jan 18, 2016
    2016-01-18 13:39 France
    Asbestos Abatement Requirement Compliance
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    109 UO Design and Construction
    University of Oregon
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016
    2016-01-15 16:38 United States
    IEQc4 - Schools v2009- Alternative Compliance from CA to SCAQMD
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    482 Z Smith
    Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016
    2016-01-15 12:48 United States
    EA Prerequisite Minimum Energy Performance
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    20 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016
    2016-01-15 11:50 Ireland
    Transportation Planning Handbook
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    16 Susannah Goddard
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016
    2016-01-15 11:46 United Kingdom
    CMP
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    63 Andrea Tayah Esperão Malta de Campos
    Ms
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    2016-01-14 23:41 Brazil
    Calculating Buildable Land (PIf1-2)
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    32 Aly Andrews
    Farr Associates
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    2016-01-14 16:44 United States
    Heating System G3.1.10 ( c )
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,017 Nicolas Martinez Ochoa
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    2016-01-14 15:40 Colombia
    (Optional) tables
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    32 Aly Andrews
    Farr Associates
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    2016-01-14 11:54 United States

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