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    175 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
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    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Concrete forming and temporary material - recycled content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    454 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
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    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Tracy Baker
    CTA Inc.
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Site
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    93 Kotaro Nakamura
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: treating stored rainwater?
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    163 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Project Teams: Offline Calculator Errors
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    261 Jennifer Knocha
    Assistant
    Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Low emitting materials adhesives and sealants
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    31 Renee Shirey
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    what is the exact definition of footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    166 EBRU UNVER
    LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: kitchen hoods
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,372 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Status of covered outside space and Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,082 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    LEED male/female 50/50 gender ratio
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    598 Razan Nejem
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Parking spaces for transients only
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    291 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Why could be considered as a roof?
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    73 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Ecological Species Consultation in California Coastal Zone
    in ND Plan-v4: Imperiled species and ecological communities
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Changing RP credits?
    in CI 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    13 Katie Peterschmidt
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    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: FF&E
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    175 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Concrete forming and temporary material - recycled content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    454 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    MPR #6
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Tracy Baker
    CTA Inc.
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Site
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    93 Kotaro Nakamura
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: treating stored rainwater?
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    163 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Project Teams: Offline Calculator Errors
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    261 Jennifer Knocha
    Assistant
    Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Low emitting materials adhesives and sealants
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    31 Renee Shirey
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    what is the exact definition of footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    166 EBRU UNVER
    LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: kitchen hoods
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,372 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Status of covered outside space and Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,082 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    LEED male/female 50/50 gender ratio
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    598 Razan Nejem
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Parking spaces for transients only
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    291 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Why could be considered as a roof?
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    73 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Ecological Species Consultation in California Coastal Zone
    in ND Plan-v4: Imperiled species and ecological communities
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Changing RP credits?
    in CI 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    13 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    RE: Commercial Kitchen as Multi-occupant space
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    284 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    RE: SS Credit 8 Lighting Pollution Reduction Non-Tradable Surfaces
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    542 Allan Francis Manlapig
    Electrical Engineer
    Thomas J Davis Inc.
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    RE: Lighting Historic Facades
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    139 James Emery
    Partner
    Iredale Group Architecture
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    RE: Duct Insulation Adhesive
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    77 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    RE: No public water and wastewater infrastructure in the City!!
    in ND-v2009: Smart location
    19 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    25 projects?
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    8 April Rice
    Sustainability Director
    RDG Planning & Design
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    RE: Equipment submittals do not match design documents
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    572 Scott Bowman
    Owner
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    RE: NC 2009 or v4 Multifamily Midrise
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    608 Asa Foss
    LEED for Homes Techincal Development
    US Green Building Council
    Fri, Sep 12, 2014
    LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned - by Mara Baum
    Wed, Sep 10, 2014
    Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Sep 10, 2014
    RE: Switching to LEED V4
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    57 Jeslin Varghese
    GBRI
    Mon, Sep 8, 2014
    Calculating FTE for a Dorm
    in Calculating FTEs
    186 Nena Elise
    Mon, Sep 8, 2014
    SSp1 in case of campus projects
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    496 Mónika Egyed
    Fri, Sep 5, 2014
    RE: LEED IEQ Cr5
    in LEED Canada Forum
    37 Peak Longhorn
    Thu, Sep 4, 2014
    LEED AP - Experience required
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    127 Rita Barata
    Mon, Sep 1, 2014
    RE: ACP Form
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    154 Sean Fish
    Project Manager, LEED
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: A few comments...
    in LEED v4 Public Comment Forum - LEED Takes a New Direction
    98 Brian McCallister
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
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    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    136 Robert Wichert
    Engineer
    Fri, Aug 22, 2014
    RE: CARB and ECO-Certified
    in New Rules for Formaldehyde in IEQc4.4
    7 Nick _
    Architect, LEED AP
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    RE: Thanks Tristan!
    in GBCI Invites Direct Inquiries—But Do Your Homework First
    19 Megan Ritchie Saffitz
    Director of LEED Support
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Aug 11, 2014
    RE: LEED Interpretation: Effective Date
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    89 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014
    Defering Design credit
    in Defer Credits
    4 Stella Stella
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    RE: plaque presentation
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    12 Filipe Boni
    Brain
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: Project Registration Required
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    10 Megan Sparks
    Manager, Program Integration
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Low VOC
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    351 77 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 12, 2009
    Outside of the US
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    341 68 Pia Öhrling
    WSP
    Mon, Sep 21, 2009
    RE: Outside of the US
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    341 68 Gunnar Hubbard, AIA, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Thornton Tomasetti
    Fri, Sep 25, 2009
    RE: Process water for EP point
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    339 51 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Wed, Dec 23, 2009
    Low VOC
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    338 77 Rona Easton
    HOK
    Thu, Nov 12, 2009
    RE: What constitutes a "Master Plan"?
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    332 21 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Jan 4, 2010
    RE: Site Master Plan - Recalculations
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    331 21 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    Tenant spaces are simple, right?
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    330 81 Richard McKay
    Mon, Feb 1, 2010
    RE: 7th ed. Massachusetts Building Code and ASHRAE 62.1-2004
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    328 81 Paul Girello
    Fri, Jan 22, 2010
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    328 122 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    Master Plan:Open Space
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    325 21 Erik Bergstrom
    Green Building Associate
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Question Regarding Requirements
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    322 63 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Sep 30, 2009
    RE: Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    321 122 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    Creating the Floor Plan to show direct access to views
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    320 63 Kim Pomeranz
    Thu, Oct 8, 2009
    Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    319 122 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Nov 17, 2009
    Site Master Plan - Recalculations
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    319 21 Erik Bergstrom
    Green Building Associate
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    RE: Creating the Floor Plan to show direct access to views
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    319 63 Joshua Lloyd
    Phillip Markwood Architects
    Thu, Oct 8, 2009
    RE: Is this a typo?
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    317 32 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 29, 2009
    The Square Footage
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    316 86 Alejandro Alfaro
    Project Director Mexico
    PGAL
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    316 122 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Dec 8, 2009
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Weighted Males/Females in FTE calc...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    102 Ben Pinnell
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    MPR #6
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Tracy Baker
    CTA Inc.
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    what is the exact definition of footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    166 EBRU UNVER
    LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    LEED male/female 50/50 gender ratio
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    598 Razan Nejem
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Parking spaces for transients only
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    291 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Ecological Species Consultation in California Coastal Zone
    in ND Plan-v4: Imperiled species and ecological communities
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Changing RP credits?
    in CI 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    13 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Permanent building - envelope construction
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    114 Jeannie Rueter
    Green Building Analyst
    Ausonio Incorporated
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Grouping of the FEV spots
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    81 Martin Tremors
    LEED AP
    Vision-One Engineering
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    SLL p1 -Smart Location
    in ND-v2009: Smart location
    19 Rita Barata
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    WinAir Software to Meet Requirement
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    81 Roberto Meza
    Sustainable Building Consultant
    SPHERA Sustainable Building Consultants
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    Development Density - In an industrial area?
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    36 Vinoth Muthusamy
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    25 projects?
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    8 April Rice
    Sustainability Director
    RDG Planning & Design
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    Citibike for non-residential transients?
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    59 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    2 part flushout?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    64 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    13 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    Site Condition
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    215 Razan Nejem
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    7 Agata Jarzynska
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    171 Kevin Gilleran
    Fri, Sep 12, 2014
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    88 Maximiliano Martinez
    Project Manager
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