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    RE: Seeking more clarity on active vs, passive storage
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    215 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Apr 18, 2015
    RE: Entering nonregularily occupied spaces in IEQp1 spread sheet cal
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    13 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Sat, Apr 18, 2015
    Russian Federation
    RE: Furniture - Piano and Ping Pong Table?
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    24 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Apr 18, 2015
    RE: recovered wood fiber
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    537 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Comments on Stair Distance Requirements
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    53 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: free waste heat from outside of LEED project for heating
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,153 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Patient rooms showers/lavs/water closet at Rehab Center?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    663 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Which parking spaces should be counted?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    65 Teresa Farmer
    Director of Sustainability and Training
    Kelsan Inc
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Occupant Survey
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort—Occupant Survey
    56 Teresa Farmer
    Director of Sustainability and Training
    Kelsan Inc
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Fire suppression systems
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    2 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: District Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    118 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Tenants Obliged to Share Data with USGBC?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    90 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    FSC Wood COC
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    433 Andy Prestridge
    Project Engineer
    R & O Construction Co.
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    United States
    RE: Special Circumstances or Alternative Compliance for SSc1
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    100 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: CAMPUS Approach For Rainwater Management
    in EBOM-v4: Rainwater management
    6 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    Change the LEED AP person during the project
    in CS 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    13 Nándor Kovács
    Project Manager
    Obuda-Ujlak Zrt.
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    RE: DIRTT Millwork on a LEED project
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    45 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit 43... How many projects have attemped this credit?
    in Pilot Credit 43: Certified Products
    22 Ashley Nedza
    Project Designer, LEED AP BD+C
    Baskervill
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Rater and Provider requirements?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Integrative process
    2 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Air compressors
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - building equipment
    2 Kim Shinn
    Principal
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Mon, Apr 7, 2014
    RE: Tables titles missing
    in ND-v2009: Agricultural land conservation
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    ASHRAE vs. ISO/EN
    in CS 2009 IEQc7: Thermal Comfort—Design
    22 Jens Apel
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    RE: LEED NC 2009 MRc2 - Co-mingled Waste Recycing
    in NC v2.2 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    110 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    RE: Historic building.... in progress
    in ND-v2009: Historic resource preservation and adaptive use
    4 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Sat, Mar 29, 2014
    RE: acrylic with non paper backer
    in Homes-v4: Durability management
    2 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    Question about the Performance Period & newley added credits
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Bahareh van Boekhold
    Energy and Sustainability Planner
    Delaware Division of Energy and Climate
    Thu, Mar 27, 2014
    RE: Working hours and daylight
    in NC v2.2 EQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight 75% of Spaces
    169 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Mar 27, 2014
    RE: Feedback for ACP Program
    in Pilot Credit 67: Pilot Alternative Compliance Path—EA Prerequisite 2
    9 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: Late Start
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Integrative process
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: Timing of survey?
    in ND-v2009: Imperiled species and ecological communities conservation
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    RE: Data loggers
    in EBOM-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 7: Light Pollution Reduction
    29 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    RE: T2, T4, T6
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    7 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Mar 14, 2014
    Insulating Concrete Forms
    in Pilot Credit 20: Recycled Content for Non-Structural Materials
    11 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: which LEED system
    in utility bills for multi tenanted buildings
    3 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Tue, Mar 15, 2011
    RE: rating system selection forum
    in LEED CI - Minimal TI for a Large Space: Will This be Accepted?
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 9, 2011
    RE: I'm tired of Henry Gifford
    in LEED Story on NPR's All Things Considered
    13 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Tue, Mar 8, 2011
    RE: maintaining LEED certification
    in Certified Building - maintaining certification for LEED v2.2 buildings
    2 Pinky Khatri
    Designer/Sustainability Coordinator
    VBN Architects
    Tue, Mar 8, 2011
    Appeal documentation
    in Standard Template/Format for submitting Credit Appeal and Clarification
    1 Susann Geithner
    Global Sustainability Manager
    Predictive Service
    Tue, Mar 8, 2011
    DSIRE...
    in Tax Credits and Incentives in California
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 7, 2011
    webcast
    in Energy Benchmarking in LEED-EBOM Webinar
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 3, 2011
    RE: context
    in Major Renovation - Definition
    2 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Mon, Feb 28, 2011
    RE: i've been a usgbc employee for almost 9 years...
    in New Plaintiffs Join Amended LEED Lawsuit
    24 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Feb 25, 2011
    list of required signatories
    in Required Signatory
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 22, 2011
    RE: "Platinum" green credential?
    in LEED to Award Points for Non-LEED Credentials
    6 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Feb 17, 2011
    Live Webcast: Essential tips for energy benchmarking in LEED-EBOM EAp2 and EAc1 - by Tristan Roberts
    Sat, Feb 26, 2011
    RE: list of required signatories
    in Required Signatory
    5 Peter Kennedy
    LEED AP, GreenPoint Rater
    Bright Green Strategies
    Wed, Feb 16, 2011
    Hi Rachael, I'm not
    in Police Station -- how to calculate the FTE for detainees?
    1 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 11, 2011
    RE: parking garages and LEED
    in LEED Certification for Parking Garages
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 10, 2011
    RE: EAc6 forum
    in Purchasing REC in Appeals phase
    2 Dana Dinolfo
    Assistant Property Manager
    Cassidy Turley
    Thu, Feb 10, 2011
    Forum updates make LEEDuser forum easier, more powerful - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Feb 9, 2011
    RE: Nice addition to the site
    in Easy Access to LEED Online Forms Through LEEDuser's Documentation Toolkits
    12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Feb 9, 2011
    LEED 2012 Points—or, How we’ll eventually get points - by Emily Catacchio
    Mon, Aug 13, 2012
    RE: Re: Vertical Garden and credits SS 5.1 & 7?
    in Vertical Garden and credits SS 5.1 & 7?
    2 Luis Miguel Diazgranados
    Green Factory
    Mon, Feb 7, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Baseline heating set-point when no heating system exists
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,774 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    France
    brownfield confusion
    in NC-v4: High priority site
    1 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Tue, Jul 1, 2014
    LEED Membership Statistics Tool
    in LEED App Store Coming Soon – What's on Your Wish-List?
    4 Spencer Kim
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    RE: Patient rooms showers/lavs/water closet at Rehab Center?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    663 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Sun, Jun 29, 2014
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    France
    RE: leed pilot credits - we need your help!
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    57 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    RE: Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    4 Sandra Silla
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    Fueling Capacity - multiple stations
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    376 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED Green Associate
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    United States
    Base ratios for DC
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    RE: Diversity of 10 basic services
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    39 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Jun 25, 2014
    Occupants estimate according reference building
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Jun 24, 2014
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Tue, Jun 24, 2014
    France
    RE: Shade from trees outside of site
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    257 Jan Jansson
    Tue, Jun 24, 2014
    RE: SSc7.2 roof gravel
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    98 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Jun 24, 2014
    Leeds case study
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    184 Rudrabir Ghanti
    Mon, Jun 23, 2014
    India
    How to define categories
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    42 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Fri, Jun 20, 2014
    RE: appeal on MRc7
    in Review Appeal
    34 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    RE: MRpc69 - easily achieved, but not always
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    11 Joanna Switzer
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
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    Definition of greenfield site
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    244 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 06:51 Sweden
    Gravel nonroof area
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    257 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 06:21 Greece
    Duct sealing methods
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    337 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 04:19 Thailand
    Basement Ventilation exceptional calculations
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,774 Rathnashree Bharadwaj
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    2014-11-20 03:28 India
    Does all of Section 1.6 results have to be filled?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,774 Ivan Priatman
    Senior Designer
    PT. Archimetric
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 21:20 Indonesia
    Exemplary Performance ID point for 40% reduction.
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Daniel Hersh
    Architect
    Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 15:51 United States
    Designated Drop-off spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    45 Matthew Heaton
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 13:04 United States
    Project has all 5 Categories
    in Schools 2009 WEc4: Process Water Use Reduction
    60 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 11:41 United States
    Pilot Credit 88: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
    2014-11-19 11:08 Greece
    Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    4 Kate Bubriski
    Architect
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 13:55 United States
    ACP and Regional Priority
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    40 Joanna Yaghooti
    Director of Sustainable Design
    PageSoutherlandPage
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 11:49 United States
    VENTILATION SPACES & Store Rooms Energy Calculation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    342 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 04:08 Bangladesh
    Alternative HVAC duct sealant
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    118 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    2014-11-18 04:06 Thailand
    MR cr2 : Option2
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    16 Remigio Antonio Rancan
    civil and structural engineer LEED AP BD+C GBC HOME AP
    Sun, Nov 16, 2014
    2014-11-16 13:36 Italy
    Incineration
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    77 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Nov 15, 2014
    2014-11-15 09:19 Hungary
    Efficiency First
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 15:13 Mexico
    IEQ c4.3 Flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    340 Rezkar Abdulmajeed
    Architect/LEED AP
    7D ASSOCIATES
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 14:21 Canada
    Motorcycle parking spaces
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    7 Catherine Verdier
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 12:32 France
    No test of SRI?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    257 Juliane Muench
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    2014-11-14 05:41 Denmark
    "Mixed C&D"
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    371 Esmeralda Ward
    NAC Architecture
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    2014-11-13 21:24 United States

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