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    94 Deepika Parmar
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    RE: Occupancy Proof
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    654 Deepika Parmar
    Ms
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
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    RE: CORE area and SHELL area
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 Yodi Danusastro
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    Indonesia
    MR1.1 achivable with masonry walls and concrete slabs?
    in Homes-v2008: Material-efficient framing
    1 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    Argentina
    RE: Dish detergent
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    140 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Views for airport
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    399 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Must I continue to audit if 50% is reached during PP
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    72 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Criteria for Space usage type
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    213 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: C&S Individual Project within a Campus Registration
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    513 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Integrated System - Space heating and water heating
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,716 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Mar 27, 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: Areas passing at one time but not another
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    657 Lisa Fabula
    Sustainable Project Manager
    KEMA Services
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    32 Daniela Grotenfelt
    Miss
    Larkas& Laine Architects Ltd
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Minimum Ventilation rates for Production area
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    881 sriram tetali
    Manager -Suatainability Services
    M W Group
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    India
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Pilot Credit 43... How many projects have attemped this credit?
    in Pilot Credit 43: Certified Products
    22 Ashley Nedza
    Project Designer, LEED AP BD+C
    Baskervill
    Wed, Apr 9, 2014
    RE: Rater and Provider requirements?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Integrative process
    2 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, Apr 8, 2014
    RE: Air compressors
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - building equipment
    2 Kim Shinn
    Principal
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Mon, Apr 7, 2014
    RE: Tables titles missing
    in ND-v2009: Agricultural land conservation
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    ASHRAE vs. ISO/EN
    in CS 2009 IEQc7: Thermal Comfort—Design
    22 Jens Apel
    Thu, Apr 3, 2014
    RE: LEED NC 2009 MRc2 - Co-mingled Waste Recycing
    in NC v2.2 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    110 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Apr 1, 2014
    RE: Historic building.... in progress
    in ND-v2009: Historic resource preservation and adaptive use
    4 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Sat, Mar 29, 2014
    RE: acrylic with non paper backer
    in Homes-v4: Durability management
    2 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Fri, Mar 28, 2014
    Question about the Performance Period & newley added credits
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Bahareh van Boekhold
    Energy and Sustainability Planner
    Delaware Division of Energy and Climate
    Thu, Mar 27, 2014
    RE: Working hours and daylight
    in NC v2.2 EQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight 75% of Spaces
    169 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Mar 27, 2014
    RE: Feedback for ACP Program
    in Pilot Credit 67: Pilot Alternative Compliance Path—EA Prerequisite 2
    9 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: Late Start
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Integrative process
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: Timing of survey?
    in ND-v2009: Imperiled species and ecological communities conservation
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    RE: Data loggers
    in EBOM-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 7: Light Pollution Reduction
    29 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    Achieving this credit in a Shopping mall?
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    34 Ghaith Moufarege
    Mon, Mar 17, 2014
    RE: T2, T4, T6
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    7 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Mar 14, 2014
    Insulating Concrete Forms
    in Pilot Credit 20: Recycled Content for Non-Structural Materials
    11 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    RE: Appropriate use of Core and Shell?
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    10 John Beeson
    Green Mystic in Residence
    Catalyst Partners
    Wed, Mar 12, 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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: which LEED system
    in utility bills for multi tenanted buildings
    3 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Tue, Mar 15, 2011
    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
    Director of Sustainability
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Project boundary issues
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    207 Muneeb Haider
    Architect
    SIDEworks
    Wed, Jun 18, 2014
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    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Jun 18, 2014
    France
    Does a "no drugs" sign satisfy the intent of this prerequisite?
    in Schools 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    7 Charles Stevenson
    Integrated EcoStrategy LLC
    Wed, Jun 18, 2014
    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
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    Project Sites within a LEED ND Boundary
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
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    in CI-v4: Quality views
    1 Charles Gatins
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
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    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    5 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    Low Mercury Lamps
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    50 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    United States
    Project Sites within a LEED ND Boundary
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Mon, Jun 16, 2014
    RE: Indoor air quality test methods for PM2.5 and PM10
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    273 Dale Walsh
    Fri, Jun 13, 2014
    RE: leed pilot credits - we need your help!
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    57 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Thu, Jun 12, 2014
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    in Retail-CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 manuel de jesus gonzalez duron
    civil engineer
    SYASA
    Wed, Jun 11, 2014
    Project Sites within a LEED ND Boundary
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Commingled Collection
    in Schools 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    13 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Prefered Parking Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - parking capacity
    1 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    Low Mercury Lamps
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    50 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Tue, Jun 10, 2014
    United States
    Hot Humid, Multi Family Compliance
    in Mid-Rise v4: Ventilation
    1 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Marking credits as Complete
    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    RE: Non-motorized rights-of-way
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    82 Mark Walsh
    Technical Director
    Perkins+Will
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Natural ventilation requirements for Basement
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    58 S S
    Fri, Jun 6, 2014
    India
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    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 ilkyaz ceren güçlü
    civil engineer
    SPC Solutions
    Sun, Nov 2, 2014
    2014-11-02 07:07 Russian Federation
    Discount for FTE
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    95 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 15:18 Mexico
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 14:33 United States
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    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    66 Charles Marino
    Energy Engineer
    AKF Group, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 11:42 United States
    Baseline System configuration for mixed use condominium
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,716 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 09:55 United States
    Lighting Building Area method
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    914 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 06:20 Sweden
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    57 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 21:39 Japan
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    61 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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    Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    92 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:47 United States
    Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    247 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:37 Mexico
    Using VAV box CFMs as measurement of outside airfow
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    25 Sean Blaevoet
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    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
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    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    914 GABRIEL MORALES
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    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 16:39 Mexico
    Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    268 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 14:07 United States
    Perimeter Controls
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    247 Gabriela Mesquita
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 13:29 Paraguay
    IEQ4 credit uploads
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    434 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 13:07 United States
    Zone Calculation Ds% for VAV System
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    881 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 08:35 Brazil
    Core performance guide option
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,716 mohammed alshaikhsalama
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 00:31 United Arab Emirates
    Auto Dealership
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    302 Vince Capogna
    President
    Synergy Green Building Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 18:03 United States
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 14:38 United States
    LEED-H Water Use
    in Homes-v2008: Indoor water use
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 12:48 United States

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