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  • LEED-Schools v2009,
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    12 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
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    RE: LEED CI - deadline for submitting documentation
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    644 Charles Nepps
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: (Sample) Lease Agreement
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    898 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Final M&V Report
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    204 Valerie Walsh
    Sustainable Design & Construction Consultants
    Walsh Sustainability Group
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: IEQ 4.4 - does veneer apply ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    187 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Adding carpet to LEED Platinum NC building
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    166 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    195 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    government areas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    233 patricia vasconcellos
    creato consultoria e projetos ltda
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Domestic Hot Water System
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    272 KC Rat
    ESG
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Sri Lanka
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Captured rainwater for flushing toilets- WE Cr.3
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    15 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Unrenovated gross square footage
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    189 Sandra Silla
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Views for Inpatients - 90% of ...?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    29 Ghaith Moufarege
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Wall Skirting - or - Baseboards
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    331 Blanca Cespedes
    PROYECTO BANCO DE LA NACION - LIMA, PERU
    COSAPI.SA
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    Peru
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Sustainable furniture cost >100% total furniture cost
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    35 Catherine Adams
    Architectural Associate
    Astorino|CannonDesign
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Envelope Commissioning for a Major Renovation
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: (Sample) Lease Agreement
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    898 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Final M&V Report
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    204 Valerie Walsh
    Sustainable Design & Construction Consultants
    Walsh Sustainability Group
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: IEQ 4.4 - does veneer apply ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    187 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    195 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    government areas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    233 patricia vasconcellos
    creato consultoria e projetos ltda
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Domestic Hot Water System
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    272 KC Rat
    ESG
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Sri Lanka
    RE: Captured rainwater for flushing toilets- WE Cr.3
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    15 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Unrenovated gross square footage
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    189 Sandra Silla
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Views for Inpatients - 90% of ...?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    29 Ghaith Moufarege
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Wall Skirting - or - Baseboards
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    331 Blanca Cespedes
    PROYECTO BANCO DE LA NACION - LIMA, PERU
    COSAPI.SA
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    Peru
    RE: LEEDuser's audit IAQ form
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    29 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    RE: Saving percentage round up to the nearest integer?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,644 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    167 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    New addition to existing vs. MPR#2
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    130 maartje van roosmalen
    senior sustainable design consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    Singapore
    CO2 sensors
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    93 Ema S
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    United States
    RE: Lactation room
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    394 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    RE: Cutsheet unavailable
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    15 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    RE: Regional Materials - Steel
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    64 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: LEED CI - deadline for submitting documentation
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    644 Charles Nepps
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Adding carpet to LEED Platinum NC building
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    166 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Senior Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED V4 Canada, paint Questions
    in LEED Canada Forum
    44 David Rekker
    Project Principal
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    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
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    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    11 Raymond Salfiti
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    RE: Getting Buildings (inside certified Neighborhood)LEED certified
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    181 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Sat, Feb 21, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Marija Golubovic
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    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    share energy and water usage
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    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
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    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    dealership building and a detached carwash
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    505 Art Kamm
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    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    United States
    RE: CS 2009 or CS v4
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    646 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    RE: PUBLISHED ACP DOCUMENTATION GUIDANCE FOR PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE US
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    160 Mike Barker
    Principal : Energy / Electrical Engineer
    BuildingPhysics South Africa
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: LEED 2.2 Registered Projects
    in LEED 2.2 Registered Projects (with the eventual adoption of LEED v4)
    4 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    RE: FTE for Apartment building
    in Calculating FTEs
    189 CT G
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    18 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    Application/Performance period
    in Performance Period
    52 Keith Johnson
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    United States
    How to Build Your Team on LEEDuser - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    16 Jeffrey Ornstein
    Associate Project Manager for Architecture, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, CDT
    New York City Housing Authority
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
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    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: selecting the correct rating system in v.2009
    in What LEED rating system to use?
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    195 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    government areas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    233 patricia vasconcellos
    creato consultoria e projetos ltda
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Providing carpool spaces within an unreserved parking garage
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    1 Jennifer Rinkus
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Wall Skirting - or - Baseboards
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    331 Blanca Cespedes
    PROYECTO BANCO DE LA NACION - LIMA, PERU
    COSAPI.SA
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    Peru
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Senior Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    New addition to existing vs. MPR#2
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    130 maartje van roosmalen
    senior sustainable design consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    Singapore
    CO2 sensors
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    93 Ema S
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    United States
    Residents excluded?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    274 Miranda Lescaze
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
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    HET Retrofit
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    114 Matthew Catterall
    Cotera+Reed Architects
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    No Landscape Area
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    Mixed-mode ventilation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    856 Juliane Muench
    Sun, Feb 22, 2015
    Path 7 and 8 reviewer comments, advice for resubmission
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    209 Keelan Kaiser
    Architect and Educator
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    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    Non-Smoking Policy
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    27 Erika Duran
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    Dagher Engineering
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    United States
    LCA and EPDs
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    23 NESLIHAN AKSOY
    architect
    ERKE
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    Turkey
    LCA and EPDs
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    23 NESLIHAN AKSOY
    architect
    ERKE
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    Turkey
    Thermostats with humidity and CO2
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    100 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    Canada
    Cost Analysis?
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    5 James MacMillan
    VP - Director of Sustainability
    Karpinski Engineering
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    RE: WEp1 - PIf3 link - new LEED on line
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    629 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Feb 19, 2015
    Transient number for residential
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    207 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
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    Final M&V Report
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    204 Valerie Walsh
    Sustainable Design & Construction Consultants
    Walsh Sustainability Group
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 12:58 United States
    government areas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    233 patricia vasconcellos
    creato consultoria e projetos ltda
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 12:24 Brazil
    Providing carpool spaces within an unreserved parking garage
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 Jennifer Rinkus
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 12:05 United States
    IEQ 4.4 - does veneer apply ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    187 Denise Bates
    Sr Interior Designer
    Gensler
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 11:45 United States
    Domestic Hot Water System
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    272 KC Rat
    ESG
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 02:23 Sri Lanka
    Adding carpet to LEED Platinum NC building
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    166 Alireza Anvari
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 00:45 Canada
    Unrenovated gross square footage
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    189 Sandra Silla
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 16:21 United States
    Wall Skirting - or - Baseboards
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    331 Blanca Cespedes
    PROYECTO BANCO DE LA NACION - LIMA, PERU
    COSAPI.SA
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 12:07 Peru
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Senior Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 10:29 United States
    New addition to existing vs. MPR#2
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    130 maartje van roosmalen
    senior sustainable design consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 05:45 Singapore
    CO2 sensors
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    93 Ema S
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    2015-02-24 19:45 United States
    WEp1 - PIf3 link - new LEED on line
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    629 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    2015-02-24 10:51 United States
    Residents excluded?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    274 Miranda Lescaze
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    2015-02-23 15:14 United States
    Baseline Return/Relief Fan Power
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,644 Haojie Wang
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    2015-02-23 14:05 United States
    LEED V4 Canada, paint Questions
    in LEED Canada Forum
    44 Francois Bellefleur
    Team Leader Tech Service
    PPG
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    2015-02-23 09:22 Canada
    Exam room sinks
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    629 Laura Charlier
    LEED Services Director
    Group14 Engineering
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 16:20 United States
    Construction Waste Diversion vs Material Re-Use
    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    71 Tim Gaidis
    Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 13:11 United States
    Innovation In Design Credits
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    540 Brian Harris
    Principal
    TcaArchitecture Planning
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 12:20 United States
    No new parking
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    40 Amanda L
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 09:43 United States
    CSRs
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    23 NESLIHAN AKSOY
    architect
    ERKE
    Fri, Feb 20, 2015
    2015-02-20 08:47 Turkey

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