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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    71 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Aug 27, 2016
    Church+Classrooms = Office?
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    125 charles shinneman
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    United States
    Energy modeling
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    543 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    RE: CHP electricity not used by the building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,700 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    German Energy Saving Law Certificate as Submittal
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,298 Dandan Li
    LEED AP
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Germany
    RE: Signage Language
    in EBOM-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    12 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    RE: FIT Program vs LEED Points
    in LEED Canada Forum
    56 Fayoke Banjo
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Canada
    RE: How to simulate qualified area for IEQc8.1 at both 9 am and 3pm
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    136 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    RE: shop applied adhesive in a laminate flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    511 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    If bare raised floor is covered with carpet - is it reused?
    in CI-v4: Interiors life-cycle impact reduction
    7 Diana Nezamutinova
    Consultant
    Self Employed
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Calculator Points clarification
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    12 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Ireland
    RE: Enhanced and Fundamental Comissioning
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    33 Isabel Santos
    ECOCHOICE SA
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Purchasing- Ongoing
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - ongoing
    8 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    India
    RE: IEQp1 online form - potential error
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    168 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Option-3: Irrigation Meter Installed
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    14 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    India
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Not obstructed by frits, fibers, patterned glazing, or tints?
    in NC-v4: Quality views
    4 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Nov 30, 2015
    RE: MRp1 Exception For CityThat Has No Glass Recycling?
    in NC v2.2 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    12 Tim Gaidis
    Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Exterior No Smoking- Specific Signage Text
    in Schools 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    10 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Nov 30, 2015
    RE: Tree grates
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    59 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 30, 2015
    RE: Single family homes - compliance with Energy Star and Checklists
    in ND-v2009: Minimum building energy efficiency
    8 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Mon, Nov 30, 2015
    The three dimensional orientation of the luminaire
    in Pilot Credit 7: Light Pollution Reduction
    30 Aly Rawji
    ART Engineering Corp.
    Sun, Nov 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: Using recycled construction & demolition waste in projects
    in NC v2.2 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    36 NEERAJ CHANDRA
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    India
    RE: In which construction phase can I certify my building?
    in CS 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    61 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 27, 2015
    RE: VOC content - 11890-2
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    100 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Original LEED AP laid off just before Construction Review
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    50 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 27, 2015
    RE: How big will a tree be in 5 years?
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    46 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: zoning requirements
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    42 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    RE: proof of exemplary
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Citibike for non-residential transients?
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    61 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Density Calc include the proposed building?
    in NC v2.2 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    30 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Prime farmland if drained
    in NC v2.2 SSc1: Site Selection
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Gross floor area vs. Regularly Occupied Area
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Ashley Love
    LEED AP BD+C
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    RE: Occupant Survey
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    58 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Nov 25, 2015
    Circulation space around the building core
    in CS v4: Daylight
    1 Julien Richard
    Artelia
    Wed, Nov 25, 2015
    France
    RE: Mercury Lamps
    in EBOM 2009 MRp2: Solid Waste Management Policy
    24 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 24, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: contact GBCI
    in LEED Fees - Payment method
    2 Puteri Shireen Jahnkassim
    consultant
    EAG Consulting Sdn Bhd
    Wed, May 25, 2011
    MRc4 forum and information
    in submittal Template
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, May 23, 2011
    RE: MPRs on small adjacent buildings
    in Industrial Plant LEED Certification
    10 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, May 23, 2011
    RE: v2.1 certification
    in Submitting Documentation for LEED NC v2.1 - With Today's Reviewers
    2 Maria Fiorelli
    Lorax Partnerships, LLC
    Fri, May 20, 2011
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: MPR2 - LEED-CI Hotel Portion and Shared Mechanical Systems
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    455 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 24, 2015
    RE: Waste Material reused "on-site"
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    453 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Wed, Sep 23, 2015
    RE: How to simulate qualified area for IEQc8.1 at both 9 am and 3pm
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    136 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Wed, Sep 23, 2015
    What if we are not using comingled recycling?
    in Schools-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    1 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Mon, Sep 21, 2015
    United States
    Energy Star Related Product
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    13 Wei Zeng
    APMJ Energy Technology(Shanghai) Co.,Ltd
    Thu, Sep 17, 2015
    China
    RE: VOC product category
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    532 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Sep 17, 2015
    Cooler and freezer storage
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    231 Mercè Llorca
    DEERNS, S.L.
    Tue, Sep 15, 2015
    Spain
    Determining site area on multi building lot
    in Locating 2-year, 24-hour rainfall intensity values for EBOM SSc6
    9 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 13, 2015
    United States
    RE: Green Educational Program Format
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Sep 10, 2015
    RE: Plants recommended for semi extensive green roof
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    82 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Sustainability/Energy Engineer, CEM, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Mon, Sep 7, 2015
    Map generation for submittals
    in Mid-Rise v4: Site selection
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 6, 2015
    Cooler and freezer storage
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    231 Mercè Llorca
    DEERNS, S.L.
    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
    Spain
    Core & Shell without HVAC or electrical systems
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    5 Celia Puertas Romero
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    Spain
    RE: Providing dedicated area for mercury-containing products?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    13 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    United States
    Municipally supplied "purple pipe"
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    130 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Operable windows & mechanically ventilated space
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,043 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015
    O+M Starter Kit - Green Cleaning/Site Management
    in NC-2009: Indoor air quality procedure - alternative compliance path
    3 Kelsey Jensen
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    RE: Interesting Pilot Credit
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    129 Mandy Bordeaux
    Architect
    MSKTD
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    Education & Outreach ID credit for v4?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Innovation
    1 Karen Heet
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    United States
    What constitutes a building entrance?
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    29 Carolyn Day
    Architect | Sustainability Coordinator
    Ellenzweig
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    67 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    2016-05-06 08:39 India
    Chilled Beam System Energy Modeling- CS v2009
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,107 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    2016-05-06 05:14 China
    Steam Kettles for Process Water Use
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    6 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 16:48 United States
    Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring System for LEED CS building
    in CI-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    43 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 12:41 Peru
    Local code offers voluntary option for no parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    354 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 12:14 United States
    Plus 1 possible ID point
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    153 Stephen Redding
    Vice President
    KCI
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 11:58 United States
    Campus approach
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    282 Febin Mohamed
    Graduate Engineer
    Thu, May 5, 2016
    2016-05-05 04:42 Kuwait
    Shuttle between building and secured site entrances
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    282 J Douglas Dietrich
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    2016-05-04 12:30 United States
    Air - Water Heat Pumps
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,107 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Wed, May 4, 2016
    2016-05-04 09:11 Italy
    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
    2016-05-04 05:39 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
    2016-05-04 04:41 Germany
    ETo Unit
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    457 GISELA FARHAT DE ARAUJO
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 14:50 Brazil
    MR 2.2 Form Change
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    91 amy kaspar
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 13:13 United States
    Carrier air to water chiller (non standard (ARI) testing)
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,107 David Lazaro
    WSS REAL ESTATE
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 12:58 Spain
    SSc5.2 Project Boundary
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    191 Christopher Widdowson
    Job Captain
    Cupkovic Architecture LLC
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 12:33 United States
    Laboratories - Appendix G Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,700 Adam Judge
    Mechanical Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 12:16 United States
    Automatic sliding doors in 90.1-2007 and LEED 3.0 Projects
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,107 Paul Deinhofer
    MSc
    Schöberl & Pöll GmbH
    Tue, May 3, 2016
    2016-05-03 04:42 Austria
    School buses
    in Schools-NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 20:37 United States
    MRc6 Waste Audit - Weight vs. Volume
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    105 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 14:30 United States
    Baseline Chilled water pumps - G3.1.3.10
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,700 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    2016-05-02 11:00 Bulgaria

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