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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Registered Campus Projects, Approaches, Credits
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    551 Eric Anderson
    Sat, Feb 6, 2016
    RE: Actual Use vs Indicated Use
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    482 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Feb 6, 2016
    RE: Hazardous Gas or Chemical Definition / Resource?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: demolition of existing facade
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    60 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: Process Energy Exceptional Calculation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    2 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: Pump Room, STP Room & Guard Room Within LEED Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    223 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    India
    RE: Water Heater and Water Coolers
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    308 Shuchita Gupta
    Architect , LEED AP | BD+C
    Space Matrix Architects and Planners
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    India
    RE: Fire Extinguisher & Cabinet (MRc4 & MRc5)
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    588 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Guns to Rebar for Innovation Credit
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    597 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    EQpc78
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    99 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Reduced Mercury Content
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    160 Lou Niles
    Sustainability / LEED Specialist
    LPA, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    WEpc10
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    62 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: LEED v4-Credits MR-USGBC approved program
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    9 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Base Build HVAC Plant Requirements
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    381 Ciaran McCabe
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Corded and battery powered definition
    in EBOM-2009: Sustainable purchasing - electric-powered equipment
    7 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    RE: CDPH/EHLB/Standard Method Version 1.1 vs. CA 01350 2004
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    81 Dwayne Fuhlhage
    Sustainability and Environment Director
    PROSOCO, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    RE: Oriented Strand Board - OSB
    in CI 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    17 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    RE: Employment Resources
    in ND-v2009: Housing and jobs proximity
    14 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    OA Monitoring for DOAS serving several HPs
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    283 Logan Dorrell
    Sr. Mechanical Engineer
    AECOM
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    United States
    RE: net area vs gross area (simulation) in IEQc8.1
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    125 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    Emergency Lighting within Daylight Zone
    in CI 2009 EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
    78 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    United States
    RE: EP for Subway Stations
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    241 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Specialist
    Integral Group
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    RE: ITE Parking Generation- multiple Average Peak Period Demand
    in CS 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    38 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Specialist
    Integral Group
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    RE: Partially certifying building
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    75 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    RE: Path 10
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    219 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    RE: Certifications other than GreenGuard
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    151 Brent Ehrlich
    Products and materials specialist
    BuildingGreen
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    Required Participation in Forum - NFWF
    in EBOM-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    1 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Green Cleaning as NC ID credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    79 Christopher Davis
    Program Manager, Global Energy & Sustainability
    CBRE
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: What needs to be commissionined in a Major Renovation
    in CS-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    66 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Example of a populated BPDO calculator fro LEEDv4?
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    6 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    RE: Reuse of aggregates
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    82 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 10, 2016
    RE: 100% OA VAV Base Building system
    in CI-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    38 Christie Rimes
    Sun, Jan 10, 2016
    Australia
    RE: Commingled waste as one or multiple material streams?
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    14 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    JLL
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    Alternative Compliance Path
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    56 timothy thomas
    project architect
    bshm architects
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Paraguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkey - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Arab Emirates - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Yemen - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Northern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Denmark - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Estonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Finland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iceland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ireland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Latvia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Norway - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sweden - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Kingdom - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Tools and flexibility
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    15 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Fri, Nov 13, 2015
    [Innovation Credit] Bicycle Alternative
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Innovation
    1 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Thu, Nov 5, 2015
    United States
    RE: Natural ventilation for residential
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    149 Michael Brown
    Sustainability Discipline Director
    Jordan Skala Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 5, 2015
    Partially demolished existing building
    in CS 2009 MRc1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    23 Petr Lhoták
    Sustainability Consultant
    Skanska Czech Republic
    Thu, Nov 5, 2015
    Czech Republic
    RE: Submetering water
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    59 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Wed, Nov 4, 2015
    Spain
    IAQ Testing
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    4 Roland Jones
    Environmental Connection, inc.
    Wed, Nov 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,001 Judhajit Chakraborty
    Building Performance Specialist
    WSP Built Ecology
    Tue, Nov 3, 2015
    Space control requirement sales area
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    3 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Oct 30, 2015
    DES Option 1 - Baseline System Heating Type Modeling Guidance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Optimize energy performance
    1 Mike Ramos
    AECOM
    Thu, Oct 29, 2015
    United States
    Excluding demand for occupancy sensors in retail sales area
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - lighting controls
    7 Eleftherios Zacharakis
    Environmental and Energy Consultant
    WSP Group Sweden
    Wed, Oct 28, 2015
    United States
    Preferred Parking
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Alternative transportation
    9 Kevin Flynn
    President, AIA, LEED FELLOW (LEED AP BD&C)
    EcoDEEP
    Mon, Oct 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Bike storage distance
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    31 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Mon, Oct 26, 2015
    Fair Housing Act
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    12 Kenneth O'Brien
    Associate
    WRT
    Wed, Oct 21, 2015
    United States
    Interpretation ID#10203
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    452 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Oct 21, 2015
    United States
    New Construction vs. Major Renovation
    in Major Renovation - Definition
    3 Curtis Clark
    Director of Sustainability Services
    GSBS Architects
    Tue, Oct 20, 2015
    Walking path question
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    50 Chris Miller
    Owner
    Miller Consulting Group, LLC
    Mon, Oct 19, 2015
    United States
    Can a Retail CI Project achieve Water Cr if it has no Rest rooms
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    11 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Sat, Oct 17, 2015
    India
    RE: FTE for Welcome Center
    in Calculating FTEs
    206 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Fri, Oct 16, 2015
    Feasibility
    in CS-2009: Material ingredient optimization
    1 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Mon, Oct 12, 2015
    Pilot Credit Usability
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    12 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Thu, Oct 8, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    PtD vs H&S
    in CS-2009: Prevention through Design
    1 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    2016-01-08 06:28 Spain
    New Materials & Resources Calculator
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    316 Tiffany Moore
    LEED Documentation Consultant
    Built Kansas City LLC
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    2016-01-07 16:58 United States
    Community Garden and Reclaimed Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    419 Rita Haberman
    Brightworks
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    2016-01-07 14:20 United States
    Blue Roofs
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    306 Kerrie Racicot
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    2016-01-07 11:59 United States
    IAQ Testing
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    4 Roland Jones
    Environmental Connection, inc.
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    2016-01-07 09:14 United States
    Reuse of aggregates
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    82 Fareed Alghimlas
    Senior Research Associate
    Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    2016-01-07 04:36 Kuwait
    Walk off mat length within vestibule
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    92 Maria Papiez
    Sustainability Lead
    BBH Design
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    2016-01-06 21:14 United States
    retail definition?
    in ND Plan-v4: Bicycle facilities
    2 Ian Scott
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    2016-01-06 14:41 Canada
    Definition of Short term and Long Term bike storage
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    31 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    2016-01-06 12:00 United States
    Solar Water Heating System
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    235 Kalyan Nishtala
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    2016-01-06 11:43 United States
    Recycled content in Steel frame of facade
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    588 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Jan 6, 2016
    2016-01-06 01:54 Vietnam
    Credit MR 7 Certified Wood Question
    in Schools 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    26 Sara Axon
    General Woodworking, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 5, 2016
    2016-01-05 10:42 United States
    ASHRAE 90.1 2007 Appendix G System Type 6
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 deborah davidson
    dsquared consulting
    Mon, Jan 4, 2016
    2016-01-04 19:41 Australia
    LEED AP - Homes or BD&C?
    in Homes-v4: LEED AP for Homes
    1 David Ekstrom
    Mon, Jan 4, 2016
    2016-01-04 18:45 United States
    Alternative calculation for MRc2
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    412 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Mon, Jan 4, 2016
    2016-01-04 07:52 United States
    Participant Survey
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Bryan Finnegan
    Thu, Dec 31, 2015
    2015-12-31 13:08 United States
    Pump Room, STP Room & Guard Room Within LEED Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    223 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Thu, Dec 31, 2015
    2015-12-31 04:54 India
    Basic Amenities Within the Main Building
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    121 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Thu, Dec 31, 2015
    2015-12-31 02:01 India
    Amenities Within Main Building
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    5 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Thu, Dec 31, 2015
    2015-12-31 01:56 India
    Certified Wood & Hardware
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    40 Bryan Finnegan
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    2015-12-30 12:39 United States

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