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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    455 CAROLINE PIN
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    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    93 Kotaro Nakamura
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: treating stored rainwater?
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    163 Lyle Axelarris
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    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    261 Jennifer Knocha
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    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
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    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    166 EBRU UNVER
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    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,372 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    598 Razan Nejem
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    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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    291 Noriko Yasuhara
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    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    60 Bill Swanson
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    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
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    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    1 Suhaas Mathur
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    Wed, Jul 30, 2014
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    1 Tyra Sorensen
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    9 Sara Zoumbaris
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    RE: Site Assessment documentation
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    15 Mara Baum
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    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    RE: Bicycle paths for Kindergarten
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    38 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Tue, Jul 29, 2014
    RE: Square Footage is based on Gross or Net Area?
    in NC v2.2 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
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    RE: no parking
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    2 David Posada
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    Mon, Jul 28, 2014
    RE: Is tempering discharged fluid with potable water OK?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimize potable water use for medical equipment cooling
    11 Eric Dixon
    Energy Performance Analyst
    HDR Architecture
    Mon, Jul 28, 2014
    RE: Rapid bus
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    43 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Mon, Jul 28, 2014
    RE: Recycled content as regional material
    in Schools 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    34 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Mon, Jul 28, 2014
    Air quality testing for targeted chemicals
    in Homes-v4: Contaminant control
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    Mon, Jul 28, 2014
    RE: SS7.2 Heat Island Effect Roof - Material with no SRI
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    95 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Allocating Tenant Plumbing Systems to Core & Shell
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    14 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Water Teatment Plant
    in CS 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    21 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Playing fields exclusion NC 2009
    in Schools 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    28 Tristan Roberts
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    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: EP credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    68 Tristan Roberts
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    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: ACP for Europe regarding VOC limits and EMICODE classes?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    82 Tristan Roberts
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    in LEED for Existing Buildings - Tenant Space
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    late submission
    in Submission Timeline
    1 Tristan Roberts
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    RE: Spec Sections vs. LEED Credits checklist?
    in How to "Green" Specs on LEED Projects
    8 Susan Walter
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    RE: LEED certification deadline
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    3 Francis Chua
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    Tue, Dec 13, 2011
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    Thu, Dec 8, 2011
    RE: Extension
    in Respond Review after 25 business day
    9 Susan Walter
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    in Community development project certification
    2 David Posada
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    RE: SS Credit 4.3 LEFEV Parking
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    Thu, Nov 17, 2011
    RE: Cancellation due to inactivity
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    5 Emily Catacchio
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    Tue, Nov 15, 2011
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    Mon, Nov 14, 2011
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    in Changing to a Muliple Building Registration
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    121 57 David Hubka
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    Thu, Mar 14, 2013
    RE: Re: Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
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    120 209 JP Rout
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    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    120 80 Paul C
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    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    120 72 Tristan Roberts
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    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
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    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    118 49 Lauren Sparandara
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    RE: I took both tests
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
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    117 122 Michael Miller
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    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
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    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    117 72 Michael Heacock
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    116 81 Rachel Nicely
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    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    116 81 David Sheridan
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    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    116 209 Gregory Hurst
    Office Manager
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    Tue, Jan 5, 2010
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    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
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    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    72 Mary Rose Anlacan
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    in NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    1 Inés Alomar
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    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    356 prerana tuladhar
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    in CI 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    29 James Keohane, PE LEED BD+C CxA CPMP
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    1 Edgar Arevalo
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
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    72 Oscar Mendez
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    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    296 Jason Warner
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    127 Mei Velas-Suarin
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    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    1 Tom Cosgro
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    117 satheesh M
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    9 Jamison Hill
    Energy Engineer/LEED Consultant
    Community Environmental Center
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
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    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    266 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
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