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    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    160 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
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    RE: Using Chilled Water Pump similar to ASHRAE 90.1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,688 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
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    RE: Post- industrial Recycled content in Ceramic Tiles
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    618 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    RE: High Rise Residential with mixed mode ventilation
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    50 Nancy Henderson
    Managing Partner
    ArchEcology
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    United States
    RE: ULEF documentation and LEED Online form
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    55 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    United States
    RE: A material with zero VOC content
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    508 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    RE: ULEF documentation and LEED Online form
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    221 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    United States
    Does base building performance now impact CI performance?
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    10 Kristopher Baker
    Syska Hennessy
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    46 Lourdes Salinas
    THREE Consultoría Medioambiental
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    RE: Construction and Demolition Waste Management - Credit Calculator
    in CI-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    3 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    RE: Heat Island Reduction
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    8 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    RE: Normalizaiton
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    47 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    RE: Construction review unable to fill out and save the new infor
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    59 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    France
    RE: Excellent Modeling Guide
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    130 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    RE: Typical items types for typical office
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    54 Yusuf Turab
    Managing Director
    Y T Enterprises
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: ITE for elementary school with half day students
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    21 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    RE: LEED Boaundary and Utility Connections
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    RE: Additions While Project is in Certification Review Process
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    RE: Use of Actual Building Data
    in ND-v4: Minimum building energy performance
    9 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Tue, Nov 24, 2015
    RE: Recycling infrastructure - inconsistency in reference guide
    in ND Plan-v4: Solid waste management
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Mon, Nov 23, 2015
    SSc3 and MRc2
    in Schools 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    5 Robert Fiala
    Tue, Nov 17, 2015
    RE: Option 1 and Option 2
    in NC-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 15, 2015
    LEED CI for Retail - MRp1
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Sat, Nov 14, 2015
    United States
    RE: [Innovation Credit] Bicycle Alternative
    in EBOM-v4: Innovation
    6 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Tue, Mar 29, 2016
    RE: Can this school building apply for LEED for School?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    3 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Sustainability/Energy Engineer, CEM, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Tue, Nov 10, 2015
    RE: LEED C&S project on our LEED ND site
    in ND-v2009: Certified green building
    20 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Fri, Nov 6, 2015
    [Innovation Credit] Bicycle Alternative
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Innovation
    1 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Tue, Mar 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Frontage Width and Block Length
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    40 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, Nov 5, 2015
    RE: Base ratios for DC
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    3 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    RE: 50% or Residents and Buildings with Access
    in ND-v2009: Locations with reduced automobile dependence
    24 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Mon, Nov 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: Window-Wall ratio and zone
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    231 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Gym Floor Paints
    in Schools IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    86 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Oct 29, 2015
    DES Option 1 - Baseline System Heating Type Modeling Guidance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Optimize energy performance
    1 Mike Ramos
    AECOM
    Thu, Oct 29, 2015
    United States
    Excluding demand for occupancy sensors in retail sales area
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - lighting controls
    7 Eleftherios Zacharakis
    Environmental and Energy Consultant
    WSP Group Sweden
    Wed, Oct 28, 2015
    United States
    Preferred Parking
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Alternative transportation
    9 Kevin Flynn
    President, AIA, LEED FELLOW (LEED AP BD&C)
    EcoDEEP
    Mon, Oct 26, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    upgrading to LEED-EBOM 2009
    in Change the version of LEED - EB - O & M (V.2008 to v.2009)
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2011
    LEED documentation samples
    in LEED Calculation examples
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2011
    RE: LEED for Healthcare in Second Public Comment Period
    in LEED for Healthcare in Second Public Comment Period
    3 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, Apr 15, 2011
    LEED ND AND EBOM - by Gurpreet Misra
    Mon, Apr 4, 2011
    Review of Advanced Energy Modeling for LEED Technical Manual - by Shillpa Singh
    Tue, Apr 26, 2011
    performance period start date
    in Credits where Performance Period must include a specific day of the year?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 28, 2011
    Hong Kong project is Seeking Platinum+ Green Office and Laboratory buildings for US or international study tour - by Julian Bott
    Mon, Mar 28, 2011
    RE: time delay in fit out
    in project boundary and time delay during construction
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 25, 2011
    Supplemental Documents
    in Supplemental Documents
    1 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Tue, Mar 22, 2011
    RE: Commissioning process in a volume program
    in LEED Volume Certification Program Launched
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 22, 2011
    registering after construction starts
    in Registration after starting Construction
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 18, 2011
    Mechanical Schedules
    in LEED EBOM - PI FORM 4
    1 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Tue, Mar 15, 2011
    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
    CEO
    Geithner Consulting
    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: 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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: MOB - Recycling Calculations
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    19 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Credit compliance in elevator halls
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    258 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    Mexico
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: ULEF documentation and LEED Online form
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    221 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    United States
    RE: Hard-lid Ceiling
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    443 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    Municipally supplied "purple pipe"
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    130 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Separation between patient and staff places of respite
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    27 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jul 20, 2015
    RE: Reuse of laboratory equipment and furniture
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    67 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Jul 19, 2015
    Supermarket in a small neighbourhood
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    292 Heraldo Muñoz
    Sat, Jul 18, 2015
    Paraguay
    RE: Operable windows & mechanically ventilated space
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,043 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, Jul 17, 2015
    RE: LEED Dynamic Plaque vs EB Recertification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    15 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Sun, Jul 12, 2015
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    5 PAULA HERNANDEZ
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    RE: parking area under cover
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    135 Heather Walters
    Project Director
    Thornton Tomasetti
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    RE: Declare labels
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    39 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    RE: Reuse of laboratory equipment and furniture
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    67 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
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    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    MR credit: Building Disclosure
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    63 Francisca Herrera
    Architect
    Idiem
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    Chile
    Re-Appeal for a data center
    in Review Appeal
    38 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Walking path question
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    51 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    Open Plan office served by 4 AHUs
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    160 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Singapore
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    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    443 Avery Colter
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    Fard Engineers
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    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    110 Peter Doo
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    Doo Consulting, LLC
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,688 SW LEE
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    314 Jared Reed
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
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    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
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    Paired bus route service
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    RCI CORR Information
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    6 John Danby
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    UC Davis Health System
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    2016-04-21 16:29 United States
    Group approach
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    572 Subramaniam Chandrasekaran
    SSS Consultants
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    2016-04-21 14:58 India
    ISO 50001 ACP
    in EBOM-v4: Energy efficient best management practices
    2 veronica oyarzun
    SGE2 Chile
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
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    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
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    ERM
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    2016-04-20 22:07 Japan
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    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    122 Stacey Olson
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    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    2016-04-20 20:04 United States
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    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    351 Stacey Olson
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