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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,440 Praveenbabu R
    Energy Analyst
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    Sat, Oct 25, 2014
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    RE: Not enough space on MRc4 Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    157 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    480 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Building Components
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    344 Michelle Reott
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    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    Commercial Kitchens
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    802 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    555 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Commissioning of renewable energy systems
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    258 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Energy saving in the hot water system with low flow fixture
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    860 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Green Associate vs. AP exam materials
    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Keeping them up to date
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    China
    Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    195 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    South Africa
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Stair nosing
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    321 Yuko Murata
    Architect, LEED AP BD+C
    Nikken Sekkei
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    Do I qualify? Lots of details, hopefully helpful How and whom...
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    135 Bruce Johnson
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Bank
    in Schools 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    14 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jan 14, 2014
    RE: 100-year flood and nonconveyance area of river
    in ND-v2009: Floodplain avoidance
    13 Regina Ng
    Mon, Jan 13, 2014
    RE: Private versus public lavs
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    11 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Reduce the development footprint
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    33 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Terrazzo and on-site assembly
    in NC v2.2 MRc5: Regional Materials
    117 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Existing bicycle network
    in ND-v2009: Bicycle network and storage
    9 Regina Ng
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: CO2 sensors in duct work
    in Schools 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    11 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
    RE: storage without reusing
    in NC v2.2 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    41 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Jan 7, 2014
    RE: LEED CS - credit 4.1
    in CS 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    21 K KRAFT
    Thu, Jan 2, 2014
    RE: Timing of the post occupancy commissioning
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    32 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Jan 2, 2014
    RE: Shuttle distance to light rail station
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    25 Sheryl Swartzle
    LEED administration
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, Dec 24, 2013
    RE: Possible Points
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Green power
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 23, 2013
    RE: Stone counter adhesive/filler - problem with VOCs
    in Homes-v2008: Environmentally preferable products
    2 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Mon, Dec 23, 2013
    RE: Recycling in Malaysia
    in CI 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    57 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Dec 23, 2013
    RE: Change of credits for Regional Priority
    in CS 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013
    RE: synergy with SSc5.1
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    81 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013
    RE: Documentation for DES systems?
    in NC v2.2 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    51 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013
    RE: Does this credit apply for dorms?
    in NC v2.2 EQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013
    RE: Background Noise Measurements
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    136 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Thu, Dec 19, 2013
    RE: Building reuse for parking deck?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Building reuse - maintain existing walls, floors and roof
    3 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Dec 19, 2013
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    RE: rating system selection forum
    in LEED CI - Minimal TI for a Large Space: Will This be Accepted?
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 9, 2011
    RE: I'm tired of Henry Gifford
    in LEED Story on NPR's All Things Considered
    13 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Tue, Mar 8, 2011
    RE: maintaining LEED certification
    in Certified Building - maintaining certification for LEED v2.2 buildings
    2 Pinky Khatri
    Designer/Sustainability Coordinator
    VBN Architects
    Tue, Mar 8, 2011
    Appeal documentation
    in Standard Template/Format for submitting Credit Appeal and Clarification
    1 Susann Geithner
    Global Sustainability Manager
    Predictive Service
    Tue, Mar 8, 2011
    DSIRE...
    in Tax Credits and Incentives in California
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 7, 2011
    webcast
    in Energy Benchmarking in LEED-EBOM Webinar
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 3, 2011
    RE: context
    in Major Renovation - Definition
    2 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Mon, Feb 28, 2011
    RE: i've been a usgbc employee for almost 9 years...
    in New Plaintiffs Join Amended LEED Lawsuit
    24 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Feb 25, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Accessories Included in Baseline.
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    12 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Rapid bus
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    43 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Service Bay Entries
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    77 Agnes Vorbrodt
    Principal
    VvS | Architects & Consultants
    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
    RE: Occupancy Sensors may be replaced
    in CI 2009 EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
    68 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
    Some question about roof garden.
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    265 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
    China
    RE: Service Bay Entries
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    77 Agnes Vorbrodt
    Principal
    VvS | Architects & Consultants
    Mon, Jan 6, 2014
    RE: Number of transients for FTE calculation
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Jan 6, 2014
    RE: Number of transients for FTE calculation
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Jan 6, 2014
    LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    61 Sarah Vella
    Fri, Jan 3, 2014
    GFA and other usage types on underground parking storey
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    13 Maciej Starewicz
    MArch
    visio architects and consultants
    Fri, Jan 3, 2014
    SSp1 in case of campus projects
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    496 Mónika Egyed
    Thu, Jan 2, 2014
    SSp1 in case of campus projects
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    496 Mónika Egyed
    Tue, Dec 31, 2013
    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    129 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Mon, Dec 30, 2013
    RE: Selection of HVAC Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,440 Praveenbabu R
    Energy Analyst
    Conserve consultants pvt ltd
    Fri, Dec 27, 2013
    India
    LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    613 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Dec 26, 2013
    RE: Typical TSS measures from Sedum roofing
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    164 Andreas Soederberg
    Mon, Dec 23, 2013
    Sweden
    FTEs and Total Daily Uses for Showers
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    214 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
    LEED AP BD+C
    SINERGI Integrated Building Sciences, LLC
    Mon, Dec 23, 2013
    Mexico
    RE: Good news from GBCI!
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    62 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Dec 19, 2013
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    Do I qualify? Lots of details, hopefully helpful How and whom...
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    135 Bruce Johnson
    Sat, Oct 25, 2014
    2014-10-25 03:03 United States
    Commercial Kitchens
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    802 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    2014-10-24 16:28 United States
    Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    195 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    2014-10-24 10:18 South Africa
    Separate CxA's for Fundamental and Enhanced Cx?
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    258 Timothy Casper
    Voith & Mactavish Architects
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    2014-10-24 09:17 United States
    Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 19:36 United States
    IDF curves
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    218 MKK LEED
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 12:19 Colombia
    Medical Center MRI, CT Scan Rooms
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    636 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 09:35 United States
    Selection of HVAC Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,440 Praveenbabu R
    Energy Analyst
    Conserve consultants pvt ltd
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 06:26 India
    Heating only system; Baseline modeling of DHW
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,440 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 02:28 Russian Federation
    Modeling Laboratory Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,096 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 19:15 United States
    LEED Online Not Displaying Multiple Credit Assignees
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 17:30 United States
    Project without exterior lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    555 María Fernanda Aguirre
    Architect LEED AP BD + C - LEED AP ID + C
    Renato Miranda and Associates
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 16:26 Chile
    The missing point
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    99 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 15:40 Colombia
    Commissioning of renewable energy systems
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    258 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 12:50 United States
    BAS - whole building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    34 Melissa Schifman
    Principal
    Sustology
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 12:47 United States
    Exception b. of G3.1.1 and setpoint temperature
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,440 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 11:27 Italy
    LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    135 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 00:01 United States
    Making the Shipping Company Take the Packaging?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    83 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    2014-10-21 15:21 United States
    LEED lease agreement for CS
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    8 Alfonzo Collins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    2014-10-21 11:43 United States
    WEc3 denial
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    109 Therese Thompson
    Project Manager
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    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    2014-10-21 11:17 United States

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