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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Area allocated for recyclables
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    51 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    99 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: LEED-Healthcare: EAc5 M&V Exemplary Performance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Measurement and verification
    4 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Inventory vs Plan
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    146 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: indoor smoking room exhaust
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    98 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: fuel source
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    104 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Addressing Only Portions of Credit Requirements
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    32 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Tower’s Parking Located in a Non-LEED Podium’s Basement Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    264 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Option 2 Documentation
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    12 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Domestic Water Heating
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: District Energy Treatment in LEEDv4
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    37 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Stormwater inspection
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    70 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    NC-v4 SSc5: Site Assessment (Previously developed)
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    2 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Area allocated for recyclables
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    51 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    99 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: LEED-Healthcare: EAc5 M&V Exemplary Performance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Measurement and verification
    4 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Inventory vs Plan
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    146 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: indoor smoking room exhaust
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    98 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: fuel source
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    104 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Addressing Only Portions of Credit Requirements
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    32 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Tower’s Parking Located in a Non-LEED Podium’s Basement Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    264 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Option 2 Documentation
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    12 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Domestic Water Heating
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: District Energy Treatment in LEEDv4
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    37 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Stormwater inspection
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    70 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    NC-v4 SSc5: Site Assessment (Previously developed)
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    2 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Partially Occupied Warehouse
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    923 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    RE: SSc4.2 alternative
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    261 Dan Barton
    via Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    RE: Sports Field Exceptions
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    45 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    RE: Kitchen Hoods with gas make-up air unit
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,174 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    Pick up and Drop Facility
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    48 Priyadarsi Das
    Engineer - Sustainable Design
    LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services(I) Pvt Ltd
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    India
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED NC for new office buiding
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    191 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Legacy LEED AP's
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    18 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Historical data for an International Convention Centre
    in Calculating FTEs
    197 Meghan Ward
    Architectural Technologist, Sustainable Design Consultant
    Aurecon South Africa
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    v4 Project on 2009 Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    534 Edwin van Eeckhoven
    CEO
    C2N
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Submission of Design Cr. during Constr. Final Rev. f. 2nd round
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    696 Juliane Muench
    Sun, Jun 28, 2015
    RE: Treatment of shared chiller plant
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    67 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    LEED CI
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    679 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes MidRise and Commercial Condo Space
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    144 Maureen Mahle
    Program Manager, LEED for Homes
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    35 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    11 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: EQ Space Matrix file on USGBC's website is damaged
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    37 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    RE: share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    28 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Dynamic Plaque for ID: Green Education
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    1 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    New area for recertification?
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    10 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    3 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    EBie Awards 2015 Finalists Announced by Urban Green - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    RE: International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Andrew Carman
    Sustainability Consultant
    Sebesta
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    10 Carolyn Risley
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Inventory vs Plan
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    146 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Addressing Only Portions of Credit Requirements
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    32 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Domestic Water Heating
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    NC-v4 SSc5: Site Assessment (Previously developed)
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    2 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    LEED NC for new office buiding
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    191 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    Pick up and Drop Facility
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    48 Priyadarsi Das
    Engineer - Sustainable Design
    LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services(I) Pvt Ltd
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    India
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: Kitchen Hoods with gas make-up air unit
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,174 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    RE: Kitchen Hoods with gas make-up air unit
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,174 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    RE: Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    Laminating adhesives in composite wood assemblies
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    110 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    green cleaning
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    51 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    NC-v4 SSc5: Site Assessment (Previously developed)
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    2 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    LEED excluded areas within LEED project boundary
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    8 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Does the 5 days/week requirement apply for the project duration?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    12 Tiffany King
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    United States
    Gypsum board recycling resource, Saudi Arabia
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    378 Shreepad Bandagi
    LEED Coordinator
    Nesma & Partners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    2015-07-07 16:52 United States
    CI 2009 SS C2
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    2015-07-07 16:51 United States
    Exception to Vestibules in ASHRAE?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    2015-07-06 17:29 United States
    District Energy Treatment in LEEDv4
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    37 Cory Duggin
    Energy Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    2015-07-06 16:59 United States
    fuel source
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    104 Matthew VanSweden
    Community and Environmental Advocate
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    2015-07-06 16:23 United States
    Kitchen Hoods with gas make-up air unit
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,174 J Sullivan Jr.
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    2015-07-06 10:59 United States
    SSc4.3: "publicly posted at the entrance of the parking area"
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    2015-07-06 10:35 United States
    Pick up and Drop Facility
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    48 Priyadarsi Das
    Engineer - Sustainable Design
    LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services(I) Pvt Ltd
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    2015-07-06 08:52 India
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    2015-07-03 10:44 Italy
    Building Type
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    218 Geraldine Assmus
    Sustentator
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    2015-07-02 14:07 Argentina
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    2015-07-02 11:08 United States
    Exterior space, partially enclosed - Application of Std.
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    923 Mauricio Ramirez
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 21:07 Mexico
    Additional lighting power density in a retail store
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    953 Felipe Duran
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 20:30 Chile
    Is the credit for during construction, or after envelope is up?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    125 Nena Elise
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 15:54 United States
    Questions about High-rise residential LEED Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,174 Tommy Xing
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 15:00 United States
    Preferred parking on surface lot or in garage structure
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 14:51 United States
    Laminating adhesives in composite wood assemblies
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    110 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 14:46 United States
    green cleaning
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    51 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 12:50 United States
    green cleaning term
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    580 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 09:49 United States
    small DES
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,919 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    2015-07-01 04:54 Italy

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