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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    RE: SSc8 Local Ordinance Requirements
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    62 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    RE: SSc8 Local Ordinance Requirements
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    62 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: Baseline heating set-point when no heating system exists
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,774 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: LEED v3 CS Warehouse - MPR Minimum Occupancy Compliance
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    3 Asa Posner
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: SRI value for concrete
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    6 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    RE: Permanent Irrigation System, Temporary Use of Potable Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    384 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    RE: 100% diversion rate utilizing a waste audit
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    94 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    DES system in a extremely hot and humid climate.
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    62 KULANDHAIVEL MUTHUSAMY
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    RE: VERTICALLY ATTACHED BUILDINGS
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    521 Vincent Dupuy
    Eng., PA LEED BD+C
    Cofely Services - GDF Suez
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    RE: Does CI fit into BD+C?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    668 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    Leeds case study
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    184 Rudrabir Ghanti
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    India
    RE: Feedback on the LEED 2009 ACPs for Projects Outside the U.S.
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    169 Eric Johnson
    Principal Sustainability Project and Cost Manager
    Green Future Now
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    35 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    RE: OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    658 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Spain
    RE: Forms Update
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    24 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    RE: Energy And Water Data Release Form
    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
    principal
    Joslin Consulting
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    RE: appeal on MRc7
    in Review Appeal
    34 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    Sharing my BD+C exam tips!
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Exam
    7 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    31 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
    Ramboll ME
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED V4 Canada, paint Questions
    in LEED Canada Forum
    44 David Rekker
    Project Principal
    MMM Group Ltd.
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    11 Raymond Salfiti
    Managing Director
    G
    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Marija Golubovic
    LEED AP BD+C, Green rater,HERS rater,USGBC faculty
    Energo Energy Efficiency Engineering doo
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    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
    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
    DES system in a extremely hot and humid climate.
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    62 KULANDHAIVEL MUTHUSAMY
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    Does restaurant dishwashers qualify as waste water?
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    117 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    Canada
    LEED PC 66 Community Contaminant Prevention
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    13 Amanda Brathwaite
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    CSR- GRI Report
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    27 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    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, Apr 16, 2015
    United States
    outdoor air flow monitoring location
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    57 Lily Li
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    United States
    RE: Baseline heating set-point when no heating system exists
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,774 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    Cut Sheets for re-used Furniture?
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    98 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    Terraces
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    40 MM K
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    Leeds case study
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    184 Rudrabir Ghanti
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    India
    FSC Wood COC
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    433 Andy Prestridge
    Project Engineer
    R & O Construction Co.
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    United States
    Leeds case study
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    184 Rudrabir Ghanti
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    India
    Prescriptive compliance
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    2 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    Singapore
    Original LEED AP laid off just before Construction Review
    in NC 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    49 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    RE: Comments on Stair Distance Requirements
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    53 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    recovered wood fiber
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    537 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    2015-04-17 15:56 United States
    Furniture - Piano and Ping Pong Table?
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    24 Lea McRoberts
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    2015-04-17 14:19 United States
    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
    2015-04-17 10:53 France
    FSC Wood COC
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    433 Andy Prestridge
    Project Engineer
    R & O Construction Co.
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    2015-04-17 10:40 United States
    Baseline heating set-point when no heating system exists
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,774 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015
    2015-04-17 07:00 Portugal
    Does restaurant dishwashers qualify as waste water?
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    117 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 17:15 Canada
    SSc8 Local Ordinance Requirements
    in Schools 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    62 Christopher Strunk
    P.E.
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 16:28 United States
    Open Floor Plan with different Tvis Values
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    667 Marisa Picard
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 13:31 United States
    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, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 11:58 United States
    outdoor air flow monitoring location
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    57 Lily Li
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 11:24 United States
    Occupancy hours vs. Building Operating Plan
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    104 Jiri Dobias
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    2015-04-16 03:33 Serbia
    100% diversion rate utilizing a waste audit
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    94 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 20:23 Australia
    Leeds case study
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    184 Rudrabir Ghanti
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 11:40 India
    Can We Use Both Facility and Site Rates?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    371 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 10:08 United States
    Prescriptive compliance
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    2 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Apr 15, 2015
    2015-04-15 05:29 Singapore
    aerosol line saver (also posted in IEQc4.1)
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    438 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 19:07 United States
    aerosol line saver
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    486 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 19:06 United States
    On-site exercise facilities on a corporate campus
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    53 Sara Curlee
    BWBR
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 15:38 United States
    construction completion date is outside of performance period
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    39 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 14:15 United States
    Does CI fit into BD+C?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    668 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    2015-04-14 12:43 United States

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