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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Path 12 - Low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles per NC 2009
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    213 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Eligibility for LEED - existing building structure
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    655 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    PI Form4 - Lease Requirement
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    3 Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham
    Senior Facilities Planner
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    RE: New credit after the preliminary combined review process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    648 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    Compliant spaces for views in In-patient areas
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    30 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Baseline HVAC Model System-8 VAV PFP Boxes with Outdoor Air Unit
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,676 Ivan Priatman
    Senior Designer
    PT. Archimetric
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    Indonesia
    Energy model
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    901 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Component Assembly
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    282 Frank Burkhart
    Advanced Architecture and Planning, PC
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    EHDD seeks LEED and Sustainable Design Coordinator
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Janika McFeely
    Associate, Sustainability Specialist
    EHDD Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    United States
    Fraction use of FSC materials
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    418 L S
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Canada
    RE: Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    5 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Option D: Calibrated Simulation
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    12 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Bicycle & Changing rooms in basement , 200 yards
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    90 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: WEP1 for A project in Middle East
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    642 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Powder coating mixed with water
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    91 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Change the LEED AP person during the project
    in CS 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    13 Nándor Kovács
    Project Manager
    Obuda-Ujlak Zrt.
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    RE: DIRTT Millwork on a LEED project
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    45 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit 43... How many projects have attemped this credit?
    in Pilot Credit 43: Certified Products
    22 Ashley Nedza
    Project Designer, LEED AP BD+C
    Baskervill
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Rater and Provider requirements?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Integrative process
    2 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Air compressors
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - building equipment
    2 Kim Shinn
    Principal
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Mon, Apr 7, 2014
    RE: Tables titles missing
    in ND-v2009: Agricultural land conservation
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    ASHRAE vs. ISO/EN
    in CS 2009 IEQc7: Thermal Comfort—Design
    22 Jens Apel
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    RE: LEED NC 2009 MRc2 - Co-mingled Waste Recycing
    in NC v2.2 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    110 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    RE: Historic building.... in progress
    in ND-v2009: Historic resource preservation and adaptive use
    4 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Sat, Mar 29, 2014
    RE: acrylic with non paper backer
    in Homes-v4: Durability management
    2 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    Question about the Performance Period & newley added credits
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Bahareh van Boekhold
    Energy and Sustainability Planner
    Delaware Division of Energy and Climate
    Thu, Mar 27, 2014
    RE: Working hours and daylight
    in NC v2.2 EQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight 75% of Spaces
    169 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Mar 27, 2014
    RE: Feedback for ACP Program
    in Pilot Credit 67: Pilot Alternative Compliance Path—EA Prerequisite 2
    9 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: Late Start
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Integrative process
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: Timing of survey?
    in ND-v2009: Imperiled species and ecological communities conservation
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    RE: Data loggers
    in EBOM-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 7: Light Pollution Reduction
    29 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    Achieving this credit in a Shopping mall?
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    34 Ghaith Moufarege
    Mon, Mar 17, 2014
    RE: T2, T4, T6
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    7 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Mar 14, 2014
    Insulating Concrete Forms
    in Pilot Credit 20: Recycled Content for Non-Structural Materials
    11 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Senior Project Manager
    Sustainability by Design
    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
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Apr 15, 2011
    LEED ND AND EBOM - by Gurpreet Misra
    Mon, Apr 4, 2011
    Review of Advanced Energy Modeling for LEED Technical Manual - by Shillpa Singh
    Tue, Apr 26, 2011
    performance period start date
    in Credits where Performance Period must include a specific day of the year?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 28, 2011
    Hong Kong project is Seeking Platinum+ Green Office and Laboratory buildings for US or international study tour - by Julian Bott
    Mon, Mar 28, 2011
    RE: time delay in fit out
    in project boundary and time delay during construction
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 25, 2011
    Supplemental Documents
    in Supplemental Documents
    1 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Tue, Mar 22, 2011
    RE: Commissioning process in a volume program
    in LEED Volume Certification Program Launched
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 22, 2011
    registering after construction starts
    in Registration after starting Construction
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 18, 2011
    Mechanical Schedules
    in LEED EBOM - PI FORM 4
    1 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Tue, Mar 15, 2011
    RE: which LEED system
    in utility bills for multi tenanted buildings
    3 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Tue, Mar 15, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Can't create an ID point for this credit
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    54 Alfonzo Collins
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    Project boundary issues
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    207 Muneeb Haider
    Architect
    SIDEworks
    Wed, Jun 18, 2014
    Pakistan
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Jun 18, 2014
    France
    Does a "no drugs" sign satisfy the intent of this prerequisite?
    in Schools 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    7 Charles Stevenson
    Integrated EcoStrategy LLC
    Wed, Jun 18, 2014
    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    EHDD seeks LEED and Sustainable Design Coordinator
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Janika McFeely
    Associate, Sustainability Specialist
    EHDD Architecture
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    United States
    Clarification
    in CI-v4: Quality views
    1 Charles Gatins
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    Exlude retail zone
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    5 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    energy-saving target during construction
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    49 Dee Yun
    MISS
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    China
    EHDD seeks LEED and Sustainable Design Coordinator
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Janika McFeely
    Associate, Sustainability Specialist
    EHDD Architecture
    Mon, Jun 16, 2014
    United States
    RE: direct reading instruments
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    269 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Jun 13, 2014
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Jun 12, 2014
    Japan
    copy paste
    in Retail-CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 manuel de jesus gonzalez duron
    civil engineer
    SYASA
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    EHDD seeks LEED and Sustainable Design Coordinator
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Janika McFeely
    Associate, Sustainability Specialist
    EHDD Architecture
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    United States
    Commingled Collection
    in Schools 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    13 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Prefered Parking Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - parking capacity
    1 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    energy-saving target during construction
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    49 Dee Yun
    MISS
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    China
    Hot Humid, Multi Family Compliance
    in Mid-Rise v4: Ventilation
    1 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Marking credits as Complete
    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    RE: PC14 closed?
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    81 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    An unusual situation with Recycling Tickets
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    369 Christine Castellano
    LEED GA
    RC Andersen LLC
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 10:32 United States
    Ventilation Effectiveness
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    169 Dustin Balton
    Project Engineer
    Holstein White, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 09:26 United States
    Hot desks as regularly occupied space?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    647 Paul Rogers
    Architect
    BAU Architects
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 05:07 Sweden
    LEED Projecdt Boundary and SSc8
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    574 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 14:54 United States
    NC 2009 Retail IEQ7.2- humidistat needed in non-employee spaces?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    100 Laura Case
    Southface
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 14:29 United States
    Pot washing sink
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    642 Christine Harvey
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 14:21 United States
    Molok Containers for MRp1
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    48 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 12:28 Canada
    Submitting design prereq. credits during construction review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    648 kelly ryan
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 11:29 United States
    Scandinavian DES protocol
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,144 Yue Nie
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 09:38 Germany
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    207 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 07:18 Austria
    Pressure Drop Adjustment
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,676 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 07:10 Brazil
    Chilled water pumping head > baseline design
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,676 Victoria Watson
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 20:25 United States
    Use of Microfiber
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning policy
    4 Louise Taillon
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 13:28 Canada
    Sediment Basin
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    246 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 09:32 Argentina
    Core and Shell project with public bike scheme adjacent
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    1 Sean Hogan
    LEED AP
    RKD Architects
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 05:17 Ireland
    100% OA multiple zones system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    856 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 03:43 Switzerland
    Some question about roof garden.
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    277 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 21:28 China
    Regularly Occupied Space + Basement View Access
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    396 Ryan Kurlbaum
    CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 15:54 United States
    No autosizing of equipment on proposed?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,676 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 15:30 United States
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    2014-10-15 15:22 United States

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