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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Campus Registration instead of Block?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    531 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Elegible On-Site Energy Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    208 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Natural ventilation - 5.1.1
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    900 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, May 27, 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: FTEs
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    223 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    21 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Commissioning DES if waste heat is recovered from process
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    271 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Tenant Finishes
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    145 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Exterior Lighting Baseline vs Proposed
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,854 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    LEED for Neighborhood Development + Walkable Project Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    91 M+A Architects
    Sustainability Team Member
    M+A Architects
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Does an indoor sewage pit need exahust for EQc5?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    96 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: WAter fountain in buildings - exterior lumen ligthing
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    590 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    488 Yaser Al Sharif
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    95 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    RE: Waste classified
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    376 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Elegible On-Site Energy Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    208 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Natural ventilation - 5.1.1
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    900 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: FTEs
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    223 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    21 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Commissioning DES if waste heat is recovered from process
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    271 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Tenant Finishes
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    145 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Exterior Lighting Baseline vs Proposed
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,854 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    LEED for Neighborhood Development + Walkable Project Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    91 M+A Architects
    Sustainability Team Member
    M+A Architects
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Does an indoor sewage pit need exahust for EQc5?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    96 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: WAter fountain in buildings - exterior lumen ligthing
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    590 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    488 Yaser Al Sharif
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    95 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    RE: Waste classified
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    376 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    276 Yaser Al Sharif
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Our project site is both previously developed and not.
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    64 Mathilda Jonsson
    Environmental Certification Engineer (LEED AP BD+C)
    Skanska
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Sweden
    Is this Pilot credit closed?
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    59 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    Core and Shell Scope & Tenant Scope
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    36 Usama Eita
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    557 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    443 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: LEED ND registration questions
    in PIf2: Project Timeline
    8 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Campus Registration instead of Block?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    531 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Wed, May 27, 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: Appeal for denied credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    683 Kumar Biplab
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    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: ITE Versioning Issues
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    32 Sara Curlee
    BWBR
    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
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    Greece
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    appeal process
    in Review Appeal
    36 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Jesse Robbins
    Architect
    Freeman French Freeman, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: Sports Practice Facility FTEs vs Transients
    in Calculating FTEs
    191 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    RE: DES system in a extremely hot and humid climate.
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    65 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 20, 2015
    RE: Feedback on the LEED 2009 ACPs for Projects Outside the U.S.
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    169 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    35 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    90% controls for open office systems furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    54 Brian VanAllen
    Electrical Designer
    Powell and Hinkle Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    LEED for Neighborhood Development + Walkable Project Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    91 M+A Architects
    Sustainability Team Member
    M+A Architects
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    488 Yaser Al Sharif
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    276 Yaser Al Sharif
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Our project site is both previously developed and not.
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    64 Mathilda Jonsson
    Environmental Certification Engineer (LEED AP BD+C)
    Skanska
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Sweden
    Is this Pilot credit closed?
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    59 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    RE: Natural ventilation - 5.1.1
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    900 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    Core and Shell Scope & Tenant Scope
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    36 Usama Eita
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    557 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    Exemplary performance
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    214 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Tan vs white elastomeric roof coating
    in Green Roofs
    22 Stephen Roach
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    United States
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    113 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    113 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Can we administer survey on multiple days?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    281 Helen Samuel
    Staff
    Ernst & Young
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    New purchases Energy Star
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    9 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Colombia
    Where do I upload the response report for Design Final Package ?
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    66 Matt Dem
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Discrepancy between credit requirements and credit specifics
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    11 Jody Lee Potvin-Jones
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    Denmark
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Locationsort icon
    Residential building above
    in Retail-CI-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    3 Francisco Sanchez Arroyo
    hexxan
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    2014-11-28 20:01 Spain
    Energy modeling
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    355 Muzammal Abbas
    Electrical Design Engineer
    Pakistan Green Building Council
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    2014-12-01 01:35 Pakistan
    Demand Control Ventilation(DCV) & Daylight Sensor
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    346 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    2014-11-28 04:51 Bangladesh
    new files after D&C Preliminary Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    683 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    2014-11-27 14:17 Mexico
    initial cost for lease
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    144 Monica Hue
    Wed, Nov 26, 2014
    2014-11-26 13:18 United States
    Licensed Professional
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    474 Tam Kin Hung
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    2014-11-27 02:35 China
    Natural Ventilation
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    278 Benjamin Cullum
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    2014-12-01 10:54 United States
    Any HAP Expert?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,854 Khaled Fouda
    Design Engineer
    Energy Concepts
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    2014-12-01 12:11 United States
    Column Veneer preserved but covered
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    376 Madhura Dhayagude
    Tue, Dec 2, 2014
    2014-12-02 15:12 United States
    Bus parking space
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    255 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Tue, Dec 2, 2014
    2014-12-02 18:27 Mexico
    Ability to make a design final submission
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Madhura Dhayagude
    Tue, Dec 2, 2014
    2014-12-02 13:10 United States
    Nits for non-LED display exterior signage
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    33 Amanda Nichols
    Project Manager
    Catalyst Partners
    Tue, Dec 2, 2014
    2014-12-02 13:01 United States
    Natural Materials
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    2 John Mlade
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    2014-12-01 16:14 United States
    NPDc11: are townhomes single dwelling or multiunit buildings
    in ND-v2009: Visitability and universal design
    2 Megan Shelby
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    2014-12-01 16:53 United States
    Data Center Energy Performance Calculator
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,854 Wei Jiang
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    2014-11-25 23:24 China
    cxa requirements
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    288 andres ramirez
    integralDC
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    2014-11-25 15:30 Colombia
    Asbestos Abatement
    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    6 Laura Steinbrink
    Principal
    HLMS Sustainability Solutions
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 12:23 United States
    MPR 6 for Single Tenant Building
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    7 Jonathan Weiss
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 12:24 United States
    Epoxy floor. Testing laboratories
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    81 Irina Charkina
    EcoStandard Group
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    2014-11-21 11:03 Russian Federation
    Rooftop smoking areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    49 Sara Neff
    Director, Sustainability Programs
    Kilroy Realty Corporation
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 23:27 United States

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