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    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: 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
    Enhanced Commissioning - Final Upload
    in CS v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 John Fingleton
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Ireland
    RE: Wet Applied Products Volume
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    160 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Entryway systems length - Why 10 Feet not 9?
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    399 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Light in open 3 story mezzanines
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    684 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    RE: Can FM appoint CxA for Enhanced Commissioning
    in NC v2.2 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    63 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    RE: Portfolio Energy Star
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    498 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    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
    Green Globes CIEB Technical Reference Manual?
    in Green Globes Q&A
    10 Welcome !
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    RE: Recert vs. new Cert
    in Recertification
    62 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    Rating system for an Existing Office space
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    748 Shijo John
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    United Arab Emirates
    RE: I Have Lost All Patience with LEEDOnline
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    766 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Tue, Feb 2, 2016
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    in Performance Period
    55 Tobias Berge
    Department manager
    Sweco
    Wed, Jan 27, 2016
    Sweden
    RE: FTE for Welcome Center
    in Calculating FTEs
    206 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Mon, Jan 25, 2016
    RE: Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: Checklists
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    2 Dean Wilson
    Applicant Information
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    should an aerobics area be multi-occupant for IEQc6.2?
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    38 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: NC to HC Guidance Document
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    125 Tamary Alvarez
    LEED AP BD+C, Sustainability & Commissioning Specialist
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    IAQ Testing
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    4 Roland Jones
    Environmental Connection, inc.
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    United States
    RE: Design Phase Submittals
    in Design Submital - 1batch only ?
    17 Bridget Brock
    Huitt-Zollars Morris
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED BD&C Healthcare vs. CI?
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    9 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, Dec 4, 2015
    parking demand vs 1000sf or vs employees
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    36 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Fri, Dec 4, 2015
    Poland
    LEED Pilot Credits on Resilient Design Now Available to Projects - by Alex Wilson
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016
    RE: Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Nov 27, 2015
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    11 Mathieu Lévesque
    Mechanical engineer
    Pageau Morel et associés
    Thu, Nov 19, 2015
    LEED V3 2009 SSc3- Asbestos contamination
    in Asbestos removal
    3 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Fri, Nov 13, 2015
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    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
    Enhanced Commissioning - Final Upload
    in CS v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 John Fingleton
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Ireland
    List of LEED-Qualified Cars
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    423 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Green Globes CIEB Technical Reference Manual?
    in Green Globes Q&A
    10 Welcome !
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    Plants recommended for semi extensive green roof
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    81 Ghazanfar B Ahmed
    Partner
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    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Pakistan
    Erosion and Sedimentation Mesures dunring demolition
    in CS v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    1 Anaïs Péaud
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    RE: Portfolio Energy Star
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    498 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    Rating system for an Existing Office space
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    748 Shijo John
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    United Arab Emirates
    storage of rain water
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    18 Francesco Passerini
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    Construction and Demolition Waste Management - Credit Calculator
    in CI-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    1 Dipti Talwar
    Sr. Project Manager
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    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    India
    Exemplary Performance
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    280 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC Sustainability Group LLC
    Tue, Feb 2, 2016
    United States
    RE: Wet Applied Products Volume
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    160 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, Feb 2, 2016
    Hotel Blower Door testing
    in Air Sealing Guidance for LEED D&C IEQp2
    3 Susan Di Giulio
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    Zinner Consultants
    Mon, Feb 1, 2016
    United States
    Functional entryway of project
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Mon, Feb 1, 2016
    United States
    RE: Process Energy Exceptional Calculation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    RE: Sea water exchanger heat pump, considere as renewable energy ?
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    235 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    France
    RE: Calculation method
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    83 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    RE: Sea water exchanger heat pump, considere as renewable energy ?
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    235 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 29, 2016
    France
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    Hazardous Gas or Chemical Definition / Resource?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    2016-02-04 13:58 United States
    Reduced Mercury Content
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    160 Lou Niles
    Sustainability / LEED Specialist
    LPA, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    2016-02-04 12:30 United States
    Enhanced Commissioning - Final Upload
    in CS v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 John Fingleton
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    2016-02-04 10:47 Ireland
    Green Globes CIEB Technical Reference Manual?
    in Green Globes Q&A
    10 Welcome !
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
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    Process Energy Exceptional Calculation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 Ghaith Moufarege
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    2016-02-04 09:37 Lebanon
    Plants recommended for semi extensive green roof
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    81 Ghazanfar B Ahmed
    Partner
    Technica Building Solutions
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    2016-02-04 09:12 Pakistan
    Recert vs. new Cert
    in Recertification
    62 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
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    Light in open 3 story mezzanines
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    684 Elliot Young
    Designer
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    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    2016-02-03 10:50 United States
    Fire Extinguisher & Cabinet (MRc4 & MRc5)
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    588 Elliot Young
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    Rinkachung Architecture
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    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    498 Mercè Llorca
    DEERNS, S.L.
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
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    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    748 Shijo John
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    2016-02-03 07:30 United Arab Emirates
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    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    498 Mercè Llorca
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    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    60 Francesco Passerini
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    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
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    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    9 Dipti Talwar
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    Environmental Design Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    2016-02-03 04:45 India
    storage of rain water
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    18 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    2016-02-03 04:07 Italy
    Construction and Demolition Waste Management - Credit Calculator
    in CI-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    1 Dipti Talwar
    Sr. Project Manager
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    Wed, Feb 3, 2016
    2016-02-03 01:31 India
    Exemplary Performance
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    280 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC Sustainability Group LLC
    Tue, Feb 2, 2016
    2016-02-02 15:12 United States
    jet fans
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    25 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Tue, Feb 2, 2016
    2016-02-02 13:25 Italy
    New versions of AgBB - acceptable for showing compliance?
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    160 Reinhard Oppl
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    Eurofins Product Testing A/S
    Tue, Feb 2, 2016
    2016-02-02 05:33 Germany
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    in NC v2.2 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    63 Nandan Tavkar
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