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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: "Single Site" requirement for a Master Site?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    501 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    United States
    RE: Verrry interesting.....but.....
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    RE: Does energy model should include walls to be consistent w/ Plf2
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,573 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    Brazil
    RE: Systems manual
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    36 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    Mexico
    RE: Data Center in on Office building Energy Modelling Calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,129 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    RE: Hot-Rolled Structural Steel - MRc4 Products
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    502 Tom Dietsche
    LEED Project Manager
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
    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, CDT
    New York City Housing Authority
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    RE: Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    206 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    883 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    IEQp1 using indoor packaged DX units
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Edgar Arevalo
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Auto Service/Repair
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    225 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Can't create an ID point for this credit
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    54 Alfonzo Collins
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Minimum Ventialtion Rates: Locker Rooms
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    826 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    116 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Bangladesh
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Unclear sound isolation requirements at hallways
    in Pilot Credit 24: Acoustics
    28 Larissa Oaks
    Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Jan 31, 2014
    RE: Healthcare & Schools - Exterior Requirements
    in Schools-NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Regional Priority points in total points attempted
    in Schools 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    13 J W
    Tue, Jan 28, 2014
    RE: LEED AP without speciality
    in ND-v2009: LEED Accredited Professional
    3 David ESPAGNET
    Green Building and Sustainability Project Manager
    Bureau Veritas
    Tue, Jan 28, 2014
    RE: Tenant switch in a EBOM certified building
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    12 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
    RE: Legacy LEED AP
    in Healthcare-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jan 27, 2014
    Data Center location restrictions
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Sat, Jan 25, 2014
    RE: Where are the V4 forms?
    in NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 23, 2014
    Pilot Credit 34 Update
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    10 Sandy Chung
    Senior Associate, Senior Designer
    TCA Architects
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014
    waste management by bedroom vs sf
    in Homes-v4: Construction waste management
    1 Elizabeth Eason
    principal architect
    Elizabeth Eason Architecture LLC
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014
    RE: Case for existing parking
    in ND-v2009: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Jan 17, 2014
    Concepts
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    9 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, Jan 15, 2014
    RE: Calculating unobstructed operable window area of top hung window
    in NC v2.2 EQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    67 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Tue, Jan 14, 2014
    RE: Bank
    in Schools 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    14 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jan 14, 2014
    RE: 100-year flood and nonconveyance area of river
    in ND-v2009: Floodplain avoidance
    13 Regina Ng
    Mon, Jan 13, 2014
    RE: Private versus public lavs
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    11 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Reduce the development footprint
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    33 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Existing bicycle network
    in ND-v2009: Bicycle network and storage
    9 Regina Ng
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: CO2 sensors in duct work
    in Schools 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    11 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
    RE: storage without reusing
    in NC v2.2 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    41 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Jan 7, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Sustainable Design Manager
    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
    Tobie, yes, you'll need to
    in Version 2 Commerical Interiors - Credits under Energy & Atmosphere
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 3, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: New wind turbines
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    97 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    Austria
    RE: Changes in development program form
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    22 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    Core Learning Space implies use School LEED requirements?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    623 MKK LEED
    Tue, Mar 11, 2014
    Colombia
    RE: Number of Regular Building Occupants for a 2 shift facility
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    273 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Mon, Mar 10, 2014
    SSc1 documents for International Projects
    in Determining Farmland or Floodplain Classification for SSc1
    17 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    LEED Engineer
    Al Yamama Company
    Sun, Mar 9, 2014
    Residential Villa 4500 sqm (Does it meet MPR for LEED NC)
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    9 Mohd Imran Shaikh
    Sun, Mar 9, 2014
    note about this forum
    in Vestibules in 90.1-2007 and LEED 3.0 Projects
    12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    RE: Lease Agreement an option to comply with the credit requirements
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    56 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Fri, Mar 7, 2014
    Data Center Energy Calculator Tool
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    3 Jack Jenkins
    Consultant
    rda|hurleypalmerflatt
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
    note about this forum
    in Vestibules in 90.1-2007 and LEED 3.0 Projects
    12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 6, 2014
    SSc1 documents for International Projects
    in Determining Farmland or Floodplain Classification for SSc1
    17 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    LEED Engineer
    Al Yamama Company
    Wed, Mar 5, 2014
    RE: Auto Service/Repair
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    225 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Wed, Mar 5, 2014
    Golf Course
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    12 Andrea Hidalgo
    Wed, Mar 5, 2014
    RE: EBOM Project Occupancy Doubt
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    331 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Mar 4, 2014
    LEEDuser's audit IAQ form
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    28 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 3, 2014
    The RPCs have been updated
    in Non-U.S. Regional Priority Credits Added to LEED
    26 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Mon, Mar 3, 2014
    Anyone in the UK has achieved this credit?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    11 Carine Guenand
    Assistant Design Manager
    Skanska Construction UK
    Thu, Feb 27, 2014
    RE: Definition Parking space
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    242 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Thu, Feb 27, 2014
    RE: Dining Hall furniture -- are we eligible?
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    139 Roxanne Button AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP
    Architect & Sustainable Design Consultant
    Design Synergies Architecture P.C.
    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
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    Does energy model should include walls to be consistent w/ Plf2
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,573 Ahmet D
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    2014-12-22 13:21 United States
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    2014-12-22 12:39 Brazil
    a
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 John Smith
    Architect
    self employee
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    2014-12-22 12:36 Brazil
    "Conditioned Space?" - Free cooling with outside air
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,573 Victoria Watson
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    2014-12-19 22:20 United States
    Data Center in on Office building Energy Modelling Calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,129 esra özkonuksever
    architect green associate
    İltay Mimarlık
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    2014-12-19 08:38 Turkey
    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    116 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    2014-12-19 08:07 Bangladesh
    Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 neeraj arora
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    2014-12-19 03:34 India
    New Construction vs Major Renovation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,573 Ritwik Kakati
    Dagher Engineering, PLLC
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 17:31 United States
    Can't create an ID point for this credit
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    54 Alfonzo Collins
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 16:37 United States
    Existing Building Flooring Reuse
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    325 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 15:30 Greece
    Option 2
    in NC v2.2 MRc5: Regional Materials
    118 Diana Avalos
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 12:48 Mexico
    LEED 2009 CI Preliminary Combined Review
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Aparna Maladkar
    Miss
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 10:11 United Kingdom
    IEQp1 - LEED CI 2009
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Aparna Maladkar
    Miss
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 10:05 United Kingdom
    signed lease agreement question
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    883 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 10:00 United States
    Process load significantly lower than 25%
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,573 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 02:20 Thailand
    Filter Replacement
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    28 Andrew Ellsworth
    Ellsworth Building Portfolio Services
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 22:13 United States
    ASHRAE 90.1 Chilled Beams Compliance
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    151 Federico Taboada
    Architect
    ECOSTUDIOXV
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 18:58 United States
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 14:05 Sweden
    How to prove compliance with Mechanical Ventilation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,573 Praveen Raj
    Energy Analyst
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 04:53 India
    Submeters to measure AND RECORD energy use
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    132 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    2014-12-17 04:44 Sweden

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