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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    R-438A
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    54 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    Different gpm in the same fixtures types
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    743 James Lee
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: Project Building Context - Residence Hall New Jersey
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    237 Anna Lapomme
    Sustainability Consulting
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    United States
    RE: Project Building Activity - Residence Hall
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    279 Anna Lapomme
    Sustainability Consulting
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    United States
    RE: Campus PV dedicated - not connected - to building requires Cx?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    329 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: CxA for Enhanced
    in CI-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    4 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: Solar energy used with previous LEED project credit
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    270 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    Illuminated area
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    64 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: IES ApacheHVAC - Proposed system for VRF
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,550 SI CHEN
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: Best Methods for Conducting a Drawing Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    807 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: CE Hours for LEED Fundamental Commissioning
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    66 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: USGBC-approved equivalent standard for projects outside the U.S.
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    112 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: Do green roofs help to comply this credit? And green walls?
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    10 Julia Perez
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    72 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    Distance from windows to area
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    140 Rustem Saitov
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    Russian Federation
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Green tags and Tradable Renewable Credits (TRCs)?
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    19 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Oct 19, 2015
    Can a Retail CI Project achieve Water Cr if it has no Rest rooms
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    11 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Sat, Oct 17, 2015
    India
    Feasibility
    in CS-2009: Material ingredient optimization
    1 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Mon, Oct 12, 2015
    RE: CS Alternative Compliance Path
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    29 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    Certify some of multiple fitout floor
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    9 sompoche sirichote
    Mon, Oct 5, 2015
    Thailand
    RE: LEED v4 BD+C - Core and Shell : Renewable energy production
    in CS v4: Renewable energy production
    4 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Sep 30, 2015
    RE: Storage Room between Classrooms
    in Schools 2009 IEQc9: Enhanced Acoustical Performance
    36 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Wed, Sep 30, 2015
    RE: Does the 5 days/week requirement apply for the project duration?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    15 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Sep 21, 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 Alternative
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    12 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Thu, Sep 17, 2015
    Colombia
    RE: Certification Process for a Green Cleaning Product
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning policy
    8 Candace Pearson
    Research Associate
    LEEDuser, BuildingGreen Inc.
    Fri, Sep 11, 2015
    RE: 100% Outside Air systems
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    27 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Thu, Sep 10, 2015
    Map generation for submittals
    in Mid-Rise v4: Site selection
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 6, 2015
    RE: MRc4 vs MRc7
    in Healthcare-v4: Furniture and medical furnishings
    4 Candace Pearson
    Research Associate
    LEEDuser, BuildingGreen Inc.
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    RE: reference book LEED v4 ND is it mistake?
    in ND-v4: Walkable streets
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    RE: Transit Service Tables
    in PIf3: Project Location and Base Mapping
    7 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    Multiple Building or One Building?
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    4 Muge Karasahin
    LEED AP BD+C, Architect
    ALAN Mimarlik ve Proje Yonetimi
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    RE: Water meter broke down during performance period
    in EBOM 2009 WEc1: Water Performance Measurement
    81 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Aug 26, 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: a one-family House can be LEED EBOM?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    4 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    Tan vs white elastomeric roof coating
    in Green Roofs
    22 Stephen Roach
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: Discrepancy between credit requirements and credit specifics
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    13 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Ergonomics Criteria Feedback
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    41 Erin Ezell
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    RE: LEED Dynamic Plaque vs EB Recertification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    15 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    RE: Separation between patient and staff places of respite
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    27 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    #45 - Innovation or Pilot Credit
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    17 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    RE: Natural Ventilation in Apartment Buildings
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,039 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Tue, May 19, 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
    EAC4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    157 Sahar Al-Khairi
    Fri, May 15, 2015
    FTE of unoccupied gutted adjacent tenant
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    9 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Fri, May 15, 2015
    United States
    RE: building is eligible or not
    in CS 2009 IEQc7: Thermal Comfort—Design
    24 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, May 12, 2015
    RE: Regularily Occupied or not?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    441 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    RE: FTE Calculations for the Train Station (LEED CS 2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    14 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    Has Homes v2008 Midrise already been phased out?
    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    5 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Sun, May 10, 2015
    United States
    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
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    RE: Natural or mechanical ventilation for Split Units
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    64 Michael Brown
    Sustainability Discipline Director
    Jordan Skala Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Equipment Baseline
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    26 Lucy Williams
    Principal
    Lucy C. Williams, Architect
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    LEED Project Boundary, Concerned about Future Buildings...
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    237 Rachel Manoguerra
    Green Associate
    3QC, Inc.
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 18:39 United States
    Project Mexico
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    55 Alejandro Macias
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 13:48 Mexico
    Providing dedicated area for mercury-containing products?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    13 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 10:37 United States
    IPpc93
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 09:23 Spain
    indoor irrigation
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 08:16 Italy
    Negative value of Monthly Landscape water requirement?
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 07:38 Italy
    PU Foam Insulation - Emission Test ISO16000-11
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    193 Jovelyn Lagunday
    Sun, Feb 21, 2016
    2016-02-21 15:27 United Arab Emirates
    Option B for a reception area in a massive office tower lobby
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    725 Elliot Young
    Designer
    Rinkachung Architecture
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 19:00 United States
    monitoring
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    43 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 15:22 Italy
    No parking place
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    353 Alejandro Macias
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 14:46 Mexico
    Furniture Only?
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    31 Lida Lewis
    Director of Sustainability
    OTJ Architects
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 12:53 United States
    Cycle network, paths?
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    41 Karen Elliott
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 12:15 United Kingdom
    Interior Ligting - Combination of Option 1 and Option 2
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    630 Jiri Dobias
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 09:05 Belgium
    Ecotect Daylight Autonomy and Insolation levels Analysis
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    45 Isabel Santos
    S+A Green Lab
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 06:24 Portugal
    EA Prerequisite 2
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    539 Poorva Keskar
    Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    2016-02-19 02:37 India
    School as a Teaching Tool and Green Education
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    608 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Thu, Feb 18, 2016
    2016-02-18 15:35 United States
    Shower with autocontrol
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    218 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Thu, Feb 18, 2016
    2016-02-18 13:29 Spain
    Captured and Conveyed to on-site retention areas
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    281 Bridget Brock
    Huitt-Zollars Morris
    Thu, Feb 18, 2016
    2016-02-18 13:28 United States
    Two Commissioning Agency
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    329 Steve Valev
    Thu, Feb 18, 2016
    2016-02-18 12:12 United States
    Senior Care/Assisted Living Facilities
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,550 Carrie Webster
    Moseley Architects
    Thu, Feb 18, 2016
    2016-02-18 11:01 United States

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