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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: CI or NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    796 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Fri, Sep 30, 2016
    RE: Calculating MRc4 - Recycable Material Credits
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    623 Richard Metts
    CPC, LEED AP BD+C
    Durotech, Inc.
    Fri, Sep 30, 2016
    United States
    NC-2009 SSc4.1 - Exemplary Performance
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    287 Robert O'Reilly
    Architect
    Kitchen & Associates
    Fri, Sep 30, 2016
    United States
    Water meters to each tenant area.
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    45 Ciaran McCabe
    METEC Consulting Engineers
    Fri, Sep 30, 2016
    RE: Reduce Parking Footprint
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    30 Regina Ng
    Fri, Sep 30, 2016
    Trigeneration
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    139 Victoria Watson
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: Solar PV Array Ownership
    in NC-v4: Renewable energy production
    6 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: Lease Duration
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    46 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: adjusted dailyuses for urinal when restroom without urinal exist
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    224 Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow, WELL AP
    Principal
    Ecoworks Studio
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: SS Credit 8 Compliance
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    642 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: Water metering
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    177 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: postponing a construction credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    834 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
    BWBR
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: PVC Welding Cement
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    205 Leanne Conrad
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    noise and emissions controls
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    136 cathy keagle
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: AGi32 -b sDA
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    53 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Discharging the rainwater to municipality facilities.
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    46 Markus Henning
    M.Eng Facility Management LEED AP BD+C | LEED GCP
    Alpha Immobilien Consulting GmbH
    Fri, Aug 19, 2016
    Supermarket in a small neighbourhood
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    292 Heraldo Muñoz
    Thu, Aug 18, 2016
    Paraguay
    RE: WELL credits and LEED Innovation points
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    4 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Aug 17, 2016
    Managing rainwater in clay soil with low permeability
    in CS v4: Rainwater management
    4 Maria Glädt
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Aug 17, 2016
    Sweden
    RE: Interesting Pilot Credit
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    129 Mandy Bordeaux
    Architect
    MSKTD
    Tue, Aug 16, 2016
    160815 FLUSH-OUT - LEED V4 IAQ ASSESSMENT PRACTICE EXAM QUESTION
    in CS v4: Tenant design and construction guidelines
    2 P Beulah
    Mon, Aug 15, 2016
    RE: Certifying a light rail station
    in NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    7 Ray Nolasco
    LEED AP BD+C
    MZ and Partners
    Mon, Aug 15, 2016
    RE: Energy-related systems
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    33 COWI AS
    Mon, Aug 15, 2016
    RE: Facilities and alterations. Outside the building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    50 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Fri, Aug 12, 2016
    RE: Minimum of green area
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    30 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Fri, Aug 12, 2016
    RE: sum of mean lamp lumens
    in EBOM-v4: Light pollution reduction
    6 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Fri, Aug 12, 2016
    RE: Low-Emitting Content Criteria for Wallcovering in EBOM v2009
    in EBOM 2009 MRc3: Sustainable Purchasing—Facility Alterations and Additions
    80 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Fri, Aug 12, 2016
    Site adjacent to 5 lane highway - with no On-0ff ramp.
    in Warehouses-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Thu, Aug 11, 2016
    United States
    RE: How to calculated for hybrid urinals
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    107 Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow, WELL AP
    Principal
    Ecoworks Studio
    Thu, Aug 11, 2016
    Energy Star Related Product
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    13 Wei Zeng
    APMJ Energy Technology(Shanghai) Co.,Ltd
    Thu, Aug 11, 2016
    China
    RE: Rainwater harvesting outside LEED project boundary
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    80 Shannon Allison
    Project Engineer
    Integral Group
    Wed, Aug 10, 2016
    RE: IEQc4.5 Uncertified Furnishings
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    160 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    RE: Epoxy floor coatings
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    110 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    RE: Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    RE: Water Reduction credit points for for ID +C seem unusually high
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Panama - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Kitts and Nevis - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Lucia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Trinidad and Tobago - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Middle East - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahrain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Egypt - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iran - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iraq - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Israel - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jordan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Barbados - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belize - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Costa Rica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cuba - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominican Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    El Salvador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Grenada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Customer Use of Restrooms
    in Retail-CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    3 Donny Goris-Kolb
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    United States
    Never Have Cooling Towers
    in Pilot Credit 17: Cooling Tower Water Use
    28 Janice Rogers
    Design Manager/LEED Manager
    Kirlin Builders
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    Cleaning Chemicals
    in Hospitality-EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    1 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    India
    Slab on grade and concrete piers
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    110 David Browne
    Architect
    CRA Associates, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: BOD and OPR
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    7 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    765 Lewis Hewton
    Cundall
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    Ds value
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    171 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: manufacturer statement - lack of exact numbers
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    343 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    RE: No Permanent Irrigation System
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    125 anupama pandey
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    ECp2 and c1 - Location of this Addendum?
    in Highlights from the LEED-EBOM addenda
    2 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: DOAS
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,047 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional
    JLL
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Municipally supplied "purple pipe"
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    130 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    How is an area/square footage assigned to a tree?
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    457 Tricia Loe
    Sustainable Concepts
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    765 Lewis Hewton
    Cundall
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    765 Lewis Hewton
    Cundall
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    RE: SS Credit 8 Compliance
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    642 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    RE: Functional, usable spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    324 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Water Fountains in an Urban Setting
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    192 Douglas Snyder
    Principal
    DS Greenbuild LLC
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Vietnam
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    279 Daniel Hartsig
    Sustainability Analyst
    Transwestern
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    EAc1 points using DES Option 1 + A lot of Renewables
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,305 Reniel Barroso
    Engineering Manager
    Green Technologies FZCO
    Thu, Aug 11, 2016
    2016-08-11 01:54 United Arab Emirates
    EAc1 Credits Using DES Option 1 + A lot of Renewables
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,753 Reniel Barroso
    Engineering Manager
    Green Technologies FZCO
    Thu, Aug 11, 2016
    2016-08-11 01:28 United Arab Emirates
    WELL Building Credits used for LEED ID Credit
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    38 Laura Steinbrink
    Principal
    HLMS Sustainability Solutions
    Wed, Aug 10, 2016
    2016-08-10 16:34 United States
    Food Service Equipment
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    75 Rachel Manoguerra
    Green Associate
    3QC, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 10, 2016
    2016-08-10 12:39 United States
    Cooler and freezer storage
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    237 Mercè Llorca
    DEERNS, S.L.
    Wed, Aug 10, 2016
    2016-08-10 09:51 Spain
    EQ P2 Option A - Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    118 Vanessa W.
    Wed, Aug 10, 2016
    2016-08-10 09:36 Canada
    MR credit: Building Disclosure
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    74 Francisca Herrera
    Architect
    Idiem
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 18:18 Chile
    residential kitchen - spray nozzle
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    130 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 16:45 United States
    EAp2
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,753 sherif el adly
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 16:18 Saudi Arabia
    Sculpture Lighting
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    110 Kristopher Croghan
    Senior Associate
    OPX
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 15:47 United States
    "DES Energy Cost" Thread Follow-Up
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,305 Joseph Chappell
    Energy Engineer
    Design Engineers
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 15:47 United States
    Frequency of rides per day that have to be given by the shuttle
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    287 Jorge López de Obeso
    Architect / Environmental adviser
    EA Energia y Arquitectura
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 14:02 Mexico
    Multi-occupant Spaces Vs. Patients rooms
    in Healthcare-v2009: Controllability of systems - lighting
    10 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 11:36 Spain
    Multi-occupant Spaces Vs. Patients rooms
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    351 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 11:33 Spain
    Mandatory 18% energy saving after April 2016
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,305 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 10:03 Vietnam
    ESPM
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    125 Muzammal Abbas LEED AP (BD+C)
    MEP Engineer
    Pakistan Green Building Council
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 08:08 Pakistan
    Low-Emitting Content Criteria for Wallcovering in EBOM v2009
    in EBOM 2009 MRc3: Sustainable Purchasing—Facility Alterations and Additions
    80 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 05:56 Japan
    G3.1.3.13 in Tab. 1.4
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,753 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 05:04 Italy
    Building footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    192 Febin Mohamed
    Graduate Engineer
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    2016-08-09 04:45 Kuwait
    what all is included in material cost
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    70 Brianna Brandsen
    Brandsen Hardwood Floors
    Mon, Aug 8, 2016
    2016-08-08 17:52 United States

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