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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Purpose behind the 60% RH parameter?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    328 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    United States
    Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring System for LEED CS building
    in CI-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    43 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Peru
    Definition of limited landscape opportunities
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    265 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Documentation DIBt AgBB - Wet applied product
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    184 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: EAP2 Minimum Energy Performance -- How to classify building
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    507 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    422 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Shuttle between building and secured site entrances
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    249 J Douglas Dietrich
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    United States
    RE: Data Center Modeling - LEED CS version 2009
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,055 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: Certified IPM Service
    in EBOM-v4: Integrated pest management
    7 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: Laboratories - Appendix G Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,427 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: Regional Priority Point
    in NC-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    5 Adam Farber
    GEA Consulting Engineers
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: v2009 Daylight/Views Calc xlsm - locked
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    71 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    RE: Sports Field Exceptions
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    59 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    ID+C - EQ Credit Interior Lighting - Lighting Sales areas
    in Retail-CI-v4: Interior lighting
    2 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Germany
    LTc4- Long-term bicycle storage, Bicycle maintenance program
    in Retail-CI-v4: Bicycle facilities
    2 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    Germany
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Plastic Sheeting to Protect Raised Technical Floor
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    31 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    France
    RE: CO2 monitors in Waiting Rooms and Nurse Stations
    in Healthcare-v2009: Outdoor air delivery monitoring
    3 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Jun 11, 2015
    RE: water use per instrument tray requirements table
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Michael Burton
    SR Manager, Project Planning Design
    STERIS
    Thu, Jun 11, 2015
    Zero-lot line project - LEED requirements
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    50 Mark Frey
    Consultant
    Intep
    Thu, Jun 11, 2015
    RE: Varying Fixtures
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    19 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    Legally binding document
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater: EDGE Auditor
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: Eye Height above 42" for Standing Desks?
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    76 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: Rating System Path
    in ND-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    90% controls for open office systems furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    55 Brian VanAllen
    Electrical Designer
    Powell and Hinkle Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    21 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    initial fit-out vs alteration?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    United States
    RE: LEED ND registration questions
    in PIf2: Project Timeline
    8 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Rack location
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - bicycle storage and changing rooms
    3 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Reclamation Land
    in ND-v2009: Wetland and water body conservation
    8 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    RE: Commingled Collection
    in Schools 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    14 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    #45 - Innovation or Pilot Credit
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    17 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    Using LEED Min IAQ Performance Calculator for LEED-HC v4
    in Healthcare-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 Mark Benson
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    United States
    Tenant Agreement
    in CS v4: Tenant design and construction guidelines
    1 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Tools for demonstrating solar orientation
    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    4 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    United States
    RE: Multiple tram lines stops within boundary
    in ND-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Sun, May 17, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: LEED-EBOM
    in Reregistering a Project
    2 Emma Sanborn
    Fri, May 20, 2011
    USGBC customer service
    in project owner's name changed
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, May 20, 2011
    LEED certification for zoo
    in New Exhibit Problem
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, May 20, 2011
    phased construction and LEED certification
    in Impact of project construction phasing on LEED submittal?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 19, 2011
    keeping LEED records
    in Keeping and MAintaining records after LEED Certification
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 19, 2011
    RE: Bed Formatting
    in Incongruous DES District Steam Policy
    2 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Sat, Jul 30, 2011
    LEED EBOM
    in LEED EB Presentation
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Thu, May 12, 2011
    Underground parking under adjacent building
    in Underground parking under adjacent building
    1 Michelle Halle Stern
    Principal
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Apr 29, 2011
    RE: Re: Project Summary
    in Project Summary - mandatory or just suggested
    4 Breana Detzler
    Project Designer
    Risinger + Associates
    Thu, Apr 28, 2011
    RE: LEED Online form improvements
    in Beta Credit Versions
    7 Breana Detzler
    Project Designer
    Risinger + Associates
    Tue, Apr 26, 2011
    campus forum
    in Phased Construction and Early Release Packages
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2011
    performance period forum
    in Increased occupancy during performance period
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2011
    performance period forum
    in Question about performance period and submitting the documentation
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2011
    fuel cells and LEED
    in Fuel Cell question LEED points
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2011
    Indoor Environment courses - by Scott Kriner
    Thu, Apr 21, 2011
    RE: Any one, please comment on
    in Can we submit a new credit at Clarification stage of Construction Review?
    5 bala srini
    Director
    DVA Energy
    Thu, Apr 21, 2011
    upgrading to LEED-EBOM 2009
    in Change the version of LEED - EB - O & M (V.2008 to v.2009)
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2011
    LEED documentation samples
    in LEED Calculation examples
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2011
    RE: LEED for Healthcare in Second Public Comment Period
    in LEED for Healthcare in Second Public Comment Period
    3 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, Apr 15, 2011
    LEED ND AND EBOM - by Gurpreet Misra
    Mon, Apr 4, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Transfer Air for IEQp1 achievement
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    155 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Wed, Dec 24, 2014
    Portugal
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Maria Glädt
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    Metered urinals...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    123 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Romania
    RE: Renovation project automatically complies?
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    16 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Mechanical/Sustainability Engineer, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    Transfer Air for IEQp1 achievement
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    155 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    Portugal
    RE: Newest BIFMA Standard?
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    158 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    RE: conductive rubber flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    381 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    United States
    RE: Campus project - joint ESC plan and measures
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    284 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Mon, Dec 15, 2014
    RE: Campus project - joint ESC plan and measures
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    284 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    Store
    in Most Downloaded LEEDuser Documentation Templates, Calculators, and Samples
    1 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: commissioning of outbildings
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    320 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    please post to more specific forums
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Building height calculatons
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    44 Eunice Perez
    Engineer
    THREE Consultoría Medioambiental
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    RE: Campus project - joint ESC plan and measures
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    284 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 2, 2014
    RE: Basic Doubts
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    53 Rathnashree Bharadwaj
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    India
    RE: Third Party Data Source
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    RE: Laboratories - Appendix G Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,427 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    LEED Online terminology
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    788 Susannah Goddard
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 07:50 United Kingdom
    Major Renovation Building Energy Modelling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,427 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 03:05 Vietnam
    Press to Connect Copper Joining Technology - LEED
    in NC v2.2 EQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    31 Matt McGrath
    Global Channel & Distribution Manager
    Parker Hannifin Corp., Sporlan Division
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015
    2015-12-18 15:24 United States
    Anti Smoking Sign
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    307 Marcelo Maciel de Santa Helena
    Eficiente Gestão de Engenharia e Projetos
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015
    2015-12-18 13:13 Brazil
    Exterior lighting - Baseline Building
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,262 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015
    2015-12-18 11:33 Spain
    Confusing language
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    112 Rosemary Muller
    Architect
    Muller & Caulfield Architects
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015
    2015-12-18 02:55 United States
    IPpc93
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Thu, Dec 17, 2015
    2015-12-17 12:08 Spain
    EBOM Campus and Performance Periods
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    89 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015
    2015-12-16 13:22 United States
    Interior Paints and Coatings
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    184 Reinhard Oppl
    Director VOC Testing
    Eurofins Product Testing A/S
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015
    2015-12-16 09:51 Germany
    Ceramic Wall base
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    381 Neetika Parmar
    Senior Engineer-Sustainable Development
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015
    2015-12-16 09:30 United Arab Emirates
    2 year 24 hour design storm
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    281 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015
    2015-12-16 09:04 Bangladesh
    feedback
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    5 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015
    2015-12-15 20:59 United States
    Eac2 - Photovoltaic Solar Energy - Simulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    45 Marcelo Maciel de Santa Helena
    Eficiente Gestão de Engenharia e Projetos
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015
    2015-12-15 16:27 Brazil
    Energy Performance : Automated Lightning and HVAC system
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,262 Marco Valerio Ceccotti
    Environmental Economist and LEED Consultant
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015
    2015-12-15 12:52 Italy
    Limiting site disturbance
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    265 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015
    2015-12-15 03:04 Kazakhstan
    Future Fit-Out Space & Transients - Table Plf3-3 or Table Pfl3-4
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    2 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Mon, Dec 14, 2015
    2015-12-14 16:41 United States
    CrowdComfort - Credit IEQc7.2
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    23 Scott Balboni
    Mon, Dec 14, 2015
    2015-12-14 15:59 United States
    n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    491 MARIA ESTHER LAMADRID
    LEED AP BD+C
    ECOSYNC SA de CV
    Mon, Dec 14, 2015
    2015-12-14 13:43 Mexico
    Historical Building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,427 Khaled Fouda
    Design Engineer
    Energy Concepts
    Mon, Dec 14, 2015
    2015-12-14 12:01 United States
    Doing monthly photo report of IAQ management
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    145 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Sun, Dec 13, 2015
    2015-12-14 00:35 Vietnam

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