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    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    27 Andrew Ellsworth
    Ellsworth Building Portfolio Services
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: Submeters to measure AND RECORD energy use
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    132 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    RE: VAV Fan control for baseline system 6
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,551 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Thailand
    RE: Checking ESC plan at design stage?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    230 Yodi Danusastro
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Indonesia
    RE: Smoking Area in the Basement
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    279 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    61 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Number of Regular Building Occupants for a 2 shift facility
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    273 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Dedicated exhaust system
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    319 Hrvoje Kvasnicka
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Regional Materials - Steel
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    63 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    Counters
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    295 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: MRc2 Form Version 0.2.3.. undervaluing commingled waste?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    358 Jake Bebee LEED AP BD+C ID+C
    Project Manager
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    United States
    RE: Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    878 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Equivalence of local standards for commissioning tests
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    48 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    RE: Laboratory 90.1 Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,126 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Fire suppression systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    1 Jody Lee Potvin-Jones
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: Can FEV/LEV Spaces In Existing Parking Areas Count?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    358 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    RE: BAS - whole building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    35 Hannah Bronfman
    Sustainability Consultant
    YR&G
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    RE: Who can be CxA?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    267 Allan Vásquez
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Costa Rica
    RE: Making the Shipping Company Take the Packaging?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    86 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Through Connections
    in ND-v4: Connected circulation network
    1 Martine Desbois
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Off-Street Parking Definition
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Martine Desbois
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    Development Density on a university campus
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    105 Rhonda Franklin
    Interior Designer
    Architectural Vision Group
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    United States
    RE: Measurement doubt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    91 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    RE: SSc2 Activity log 20% of the time
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    75 Mary Rose Anlacan
    Energy Engineer, LEED AP, Estidama PQP
    Middle East Center for Sustainable Development
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    RE: Fixed shading devices
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    102 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Dec 11, 2014
    RE: Spray Paint?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    111 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: Lighting control in office space
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    10 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: Shuttle
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    3 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: caulk
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    413 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: DEC - EBOM
    in EBOM 2009 WEc4: Cooling Tower Water Management
    63 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: Direct vs indirect measurements
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    201 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: Commercial Kitchen
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    81 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: New wind turbines
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    97 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: Ductwork cleaning
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    20 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Luxembourg - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Monaco - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Netherlands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    San Marino - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Serbia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Slovenia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Spain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vatican City - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    U.S. and Canada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Canada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United States - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Western Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Austria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belgium - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    France - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Germany - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Philippines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Singapore - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sri Lanka - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Thailand - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: EBOM Project Occupancy Doubt
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    331 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    RE: Bus parking space
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    249 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Tue, Dec 2, 2014
    Mexico
    ASHRAE 90.1 Chilled Beams Compliance
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    150 Federico Taboada
    Architect
    ECOSTUDIOXV
    Tue, Dec 2, 2014
    Natural Materials
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    1 John Mlade
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    United States
    Occupants estimate according reference building
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    On-site waste water treatment in LEED V4
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    115 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    RE: Air Quality Testing after completion
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    264 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    Extraction system for storage area
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    48 Luis Miguel Diazgranados
    Green Factory
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    Minimum Energy Performance Data Center Calculator
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    33 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    Non certified factory with new process area aiming certification
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    1 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    RE: VAV Fan control for baseline system 6
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,551 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Thailand
    RE: Thank you all
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    18 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Development Density on a university campus
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    105 Rhonda Franklin
    Interior Designer
    Architectural Vision Group
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    United States
    usage of existing parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Doreen Kruschina
    Doreen Kruschina Planung+Baumanagement
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Germany
    Automatically earn credit?
    in CI-v4: Integrative process
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    467 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    RE: Thank you all
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    18 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Not what I would have expected
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Test
    3 Amy Boyce
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Fixtures included in WEp1.
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    222 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    ASHRAE 90.1 Chilled Beams Compliance
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    150 Federico Taboada
    Architect
    ECOSTUDIOXV
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
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    MRc2-Concrete Not Poured from Truck and Returned to Batch Plant
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    358 Gregg Behmer
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 15:46 United States
    Certification RQs for Incomplete Building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    126 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 11:11 Turkey
    Can a LEED NC certified building pursue now a LEED EBOM?
    in EBOM-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    7 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 09:59 Ecuador
    EBOM Project Occupancy Doubt
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    331 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 05:51 Brazil
    Where do I enter residential units in form?
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    295 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
    Skanska Sweden
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 04:09 Sweden
    more information
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    2 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Sun, Dec 7, 2014
    2014-12-07 17:21 United States
    Title 24 Equivalency?
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    17 Renee Azerbegi
    Ambient Energy
    Sun, Dec 7, 2014
    2014-12-07 14:06 United States
    DCV(DEMAND CONTROL VENTILATION)
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    340 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Sat, Dec 6, 2014
    2014-12-06 13:19 India
    VRF & PAC MODELING
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    340 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Sat, Dec 6, 2014
    2014-12-06 13:02 India
    BDC Material & Resource Calculator- Percentage Regional
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    30 Suha Hyderabad
    Project Engineer, LEED AP
    SRC, Inc
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    2014-12-05 15:11 United States
    2-seat Reception Area in Middle School
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    27 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    2014-12-05 10:58 United States
    Choosing between LEED CS and EB for commercial building in India
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    623 Pushkala R
    Environmental Architect
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    2014-12-05 02:33 India
    Changing Innovative Design Credits during Review Process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    622 Ralph Bicknese
    Principal
    Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 17:30 United States
    Rail Station Proximity - On Demand Shuttle
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    5 James MacMillan
    VP - Director of Sustainability
    Karpinski Engineering
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 15:19 United States
    Dining Hall furniture -- are we eligible?
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    139 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 13:31 United States
    Laboratory 90.1 Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,126 Victoria Watson
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 11:23 United States
    Shopping mall and Community Connectivity
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    29 Nadia Azzam
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 04:51 United Arab Emirates
    MERV 8 Filter
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.4: IAQ Best Management Practices—Reduce Particulates in Air Distribution
    34 Crosbey Archery
    Air Conditioner Air Filters
    Unitedfilter
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 23:47 Canada
    Can Ice rink and Ski centre be excluded
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    205 Leanne Niu
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 22:49 China
    Bird Collision Deterrence Monitoring Plan
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    36 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 15:54 United States

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