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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
  • LEED-CI: Commercial Interiors v2009,
  • LEED-Schools v2009,
  • LEED-EBOM: Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance v2009.
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    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    343 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: what defines a roof for this credit?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    256 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: In which construction phase can I certify my building?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    205 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: VLT x WFR calculation exceeds 0.18
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    68 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: ID credits from other rating systems.
    in NC v2.2 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    128 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Tenant's Project Scope
    in CI-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    65 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: EBOM Credit MRp2 Solid Waste Management Policy
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    522 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: How to document split system units
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    53 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: One story condominium comlplex - tenant specification for LEED
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    593 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Calculate Button on Form
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    185 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Zoning Minimum parking requirements
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    117 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Water use test report
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    204 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Recycled content as regional material
    in Schools 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    33 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Alternative Compliance Path Outside the US
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    92 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Submittals - requirements
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    22 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Definition of "on the grounds"
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    343 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: what defines a roof for this credit?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    256 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: In which construction phase can I certify my building?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    205 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: VLT x WFR calculation exceeds 0.18
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    68 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: ID credits from other rating systems.
    in NC v2.2 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    128 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Tenant's Project Scope
    in CI-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    65 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: EBOM Credit MRp2 Solid Waste Management Policy
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    522 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: How to document split system units
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    53 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Calculate Button on Form
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    185 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Zoning Minimum parking requirements
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    117 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Water use test report
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    204 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Recycled content as regional material
    in Schools 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    33 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Alternative Compliance Path Outside the US
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    92 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Submittals - requirements
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    22 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Gross Square Footage
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    169 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Transient Peak vs. Transient Daily Average
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    181 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Can reusing a parking garage count toward this credit?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    80 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: Submitting documents on LEED online for EAc4
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    100 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Aerators on Kitchen Faucets
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    87 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
    RE: Path 12 - is Enhanced Refrigerant Management (LEED NC EAc4)
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    195 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 25, 2014
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    RE: One story condominium comlplex - tenant specification for LEED
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    593 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: SSp1 fo contiguous sites
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    489 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014
    RE: EBOM review timeline
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    545 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Jul 24, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    12 Filipe Boni
    Brain
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: Project Registration Required
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    10 Megan Sparks
    Manager, Program Integration
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: FTE shifts longer than 8 hrs
    in Calculating FTEs
    181 Scott Adams
    Principal
    Sustainable Integration LLC
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    6 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 Green Associate
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    57 Tonima Ferdous
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    Mixing Solar PV, LED Lighting and LEED GA Accreditation
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    114 Daniel Valdes
    Solar PV & LED Specialist
    Infinitum Energy
    Tue, Jul 15, 2014
    LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    54 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
    RE: Excellent
    in GBCI Invites Direct Inquiries—But Do Your Homework First
    17 Elizabeth Thompson
    LEED Specialist
    USGBC
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Large footage residence and threshold adjustment
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    131 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional Exemption (LPE) - outside of USA
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    19 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Reusing IO credits for recertification
    in Recertification
    58 Barry Giles
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    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
    LEED Membership Statistics Tool
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    4 Spencer Kim
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    RE: Foreign currency - Israel
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    152 Jaida Holbrook
    Enivronmental Engineer
    Skanska Sverige AB
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    Final review appeal for credit EAc1, new energy model
    in Review Appeal
    30 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    RE: Submitting for Review & Terminolgy
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    133 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Jun 16, 2014
    Marking credits as Complete
    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
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    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    Tue, Dec 8, 2009
    RE: CA Title 24
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Mickey Hoang
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    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Jordi Monjo
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    RE: CA title 24
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Erik Dyrr
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    KEMA
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    RE: Alternate Compliance Path for 50% Energy Star Rated Equipment?
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Erik Dyrr
    Director, Sustainable Buildings and Operations
    KEMA
    Mon, Mar 29, 2010
    RE: Alternate Compliance Path for 50% Energy Star Rated Equipment?
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Nancy Henderson
    Managing Partner
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    Mon, Mar 29, 2010
    RE: ASHRAE Compliance Forms
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Erik Dyrr
    Director, Sustainable Buildings and Operations
    KEMA
    Tue, Apr 20, 2010
    RE: Confused on what to fill in on the ASHRAE Buiding Envelope Compl
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 John Albrecht
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    Sieben Energy Assoc.
    Tue, May 25, 2010
    RE: Confused on what to fill in on the ASHRAE Buiding Envelope Compl
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 John Albrecht
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    Sieben Energy Assoc.
    Tue, May 25, 2010
    RE: In the lease, but not in the scope
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Paul Conrad
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    Thu, Jun 24, 2010
    RE: Existing LIghting - Commercial Interior
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Paul Conrad
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    Tue, Jul 20, 2010
    RE: Existing LIghting - Commercial Interior
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Grace Ming
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    Spanish Lighting requirements
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 MARIA GARCIA
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    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 20, 2011
    RE: Servers installed by clients
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
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    EAp2 - Compliance to ASHRAE standards
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Paolo Losi
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    Fri, Nov 25, 2011
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    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Marcus Sheffer
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    RE: Rethinking LPD
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Bill Swanson
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    Fri, Jan 6, 2012
    RE: Rethinking LPD
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    11 455 Marcus Sheffer
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    Fri, Jan 6, 2012
    RE: Rethinking LPD
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    451 João Gaio
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    43 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
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    63 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
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