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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
  • LEED-CI: Commercial Interiors v2009,
  • LEED-Schools v2009,
  • LEED-EBOM: Existing Buildings Operation and Maintenance v2009.
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    216 Michael DeVuono
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    140 Susan Coy
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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    5 Erika Duran
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    343 Lisa Nilles
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    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    United States
    RE: Measuring for an Office Building with 92 Heat Pumps
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    328 Ilona Johnson, PE, CEM, LEED AP
    Associate
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    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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    1 Tristan Roberts
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    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    797 Stella Stella
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: occupied area
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    365 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
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    RE: Hot desks as regularly occupied space?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    633 Jill Dalglish, PE
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    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    194 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    RE: BMP area for a green roof
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    216 Michael DeVuono
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    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    shaded area
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    15 YP Pierce
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    354 Marisa Picard
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
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    343 Lisa Nilles
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    United States
    RE: Measuring for an Office Building with 92 Heat Pumps
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    328 Ilona Johnson, PE, CEM, LEED AP
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    RE: Masonry Flash Mastic
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    399 Jon Clifford
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    254 Nilo Regojo
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: calculation of material cost
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    256 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
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    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: No autosizing of equipment on proposed?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,430 Marcus Sheffer
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    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
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    1 Tristan Roberts
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    3 Jon Clifford
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    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
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    46 Kristopher Lashley
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