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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Still time to upgrade from LEED v2.2 to LEED NC 2009?
    in Upgrade to LEED 2009? How to Choose for Your Project
    21 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    RE: Campus for a gated residential/commercial compound versus ND
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    556 Eric Anderson
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    RE: How to draw the 11 degree line to calculate unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    41 P Hariharan
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    India
    RE: Timeline to File an Appeal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    786 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    15 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Existing Insulated Glass Units
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,047 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Two sets of double doors count as one entry?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    32 Steven Jones
    Vice President
    Quinn Evans Architects
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Meeting the credit intent
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the project team
    4 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    628 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    187 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Energy Process
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Ecotect Daylight Autonomy and Insolation levels Analysis
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    44 Isabel Santos
    S+A Green Lab
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Portugal
    RE: Dormitory as support building
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Alan Scott
    Director
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bamboo Flooring to be considered in certified wood calculations
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    481 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bangladesh
    RE: Decomposed Granite
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    24 Alejandro Tangassi
    Mr.
    TAAGBUILD
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    PV Panels
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    106 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    MRP3- minimum square meter for group certification
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    1 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    Paired bus route service
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    11 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    Ireland
    RE: SSC 4.2- Bicycle rack
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    105 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    RCI CORR Information
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    4 John Danby
    Sustainability Administrator
    UC Davis Health System
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    United States
    RE: ISO 50001 ACP
    in EBOM-v4: Energy efficient best management practices
    2 Rock Ridolfi
    Commissioning Analyst
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    RE: 3 LEED projects sitting on a parking & retail layer cake
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    595 Robin Dukelow, LEED AP BD+C
    Sustainability Consultant; Project Manager
    Henderson Engineers, Inc.; Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    RE: DDA Boundary
    in NC-v4: High priority site
    8 Trevor Anderson
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    United States
    LPG vehicles
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    52 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    RE: REVIT 2016 Daylight Analysis Tool not acceptable?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    698 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    RE: Basic Doubts
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    53 Rathnashree Bharadwaj
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    India
    Stadium / Arena
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    115 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    United States
    Controllability of lighting in Stadiums / Arenas
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    346 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    United States
    Single confirmed Tenant - is a binding lease agreement required?
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    48 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: Large Retail Spaces
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    69 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    Controlled Entry
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    111 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    RE: Storm Interval and Drawdown
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    281 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    previously developed site
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    RE: Option 4 - Transit Services Referenced
    in ND-v2009: Transportation demand management
    7 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    RE: Drop irrigation only when needed
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    72 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    The 10 Most Popular LEEDuser Forums - by Tristan Roberts
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Peak and Daily Average Transient
    in Determing Transients (Students/Visitors)
    11 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Tue, Nov 18, 2014
    RE: Great concept, poor execution
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    36 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow, BREEAM Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    17 Marge Barradas Machin
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    RE: Green Associate vs. AP exam materials
    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Keeping them up to date
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    China
    RE: Susbtantial Completion definition
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Congratulations 2014 LEED Fellows - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Brazil
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Portugal
    RE: Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    Switzerland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Liechtenstein - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Luxembourg - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Monaco - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Netherlands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    San Marino - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Serbia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Slovenia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Metered urinals...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    123 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    Romania
    LEED for Homes Training in Europe
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    151 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    Spain
    Metered urinals...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    123 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    Romania
    Energy Star equipment
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    537 mingyu Zhang
    energydesign
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    China
    RE: Timeline to File an Appeal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    786 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new LEED Online forum
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new LEED Online forum
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    19 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    new forum for LEED Online updates
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    138 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    491 Donna Juselis
    LEED Consultant
    Commissioning WorCx
    Fri, Apr 8, 2016
    United States
    Controllability of lighting in Stadiums / Arenas
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    346 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Fri, Apr 8, 2016
    United States
    Project Site on a University Campus
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    121 Michael Munn
    Assistant Project Manager
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 7, 2016
    Project Site on a University Campus
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    121 Michael Munn
    Assistant Project Manager
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 7, 2016
    EAC4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    157 Sahar Al-Khairi
    Wed, Apr 6, 2016
    FTE - Healthcare buildings
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    2 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Wed, Apr 6, 2016
    Spain
    Changes to Campus Boundary?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    232 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    United States
    FTE and LEED boundary - LEED CI (v4)
    in Calculating FTEs
    207 Anna de Anguera
    Architect
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    United States
    Credit 7.1 and 7.2
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    285 Alejandro Macias
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    Mexico
    VRF system
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    53 GISELA FARHAT DE ARAUJO
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    Brazil
    Tenant Lease Agreement Details
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    29 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    Provide the source of data
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    20 Matt Luedders
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Locationsort icon
    Data Center Baseline systems
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    75 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 02:29 Russian Federation
    Categorizing a LEED project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    784 Adi Negara, LEED AP BD+C
    Green Building Facilitator
    PT. Indonesia Environment Consultant
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 05:40 Indonesia
    System 8 VAV + PFP boxes
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 09:43 Italy
    ADA Parking Exclusion
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    111 Daniel Joseph
    GLHOMES
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 14:05 United States
    Tree grates
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    59 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 12:07 United States
    Modeling Radiant Panels with DOAS
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    2015-03-20 06:12 Italy
    Only one bus line, but within an extensive public trans system
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    248 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    2015-03-20 11:02 United States
    calculator v06
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    280 M. Galvao
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 15:23 Brazil
    Mechanic Area Washfountatin
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    725 Robin Dukelow, LEED AP BD+C
    Sustainability Consultant; Project Manager
    Henderson Engineers, Inc.; Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 14:40 United States
    renovation and addition: effect on site boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    232 Ramana Koti
    Building Performance Analyst
    Lord, Aeck & Sargent
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 12:01 United States
    Previously Developed or Not
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    16 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 19:38 Canada
    anticipated annual total ongoing consumables purchases
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    104 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    2015-04-01 09:15 Poland
    Car Dealership
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    448 Robert Shields
    R.S. Mowery & Sons, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    2015-04-01 15:41 United States
    Minimum Energy Performance Calculator - Receptacle Equipment
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    75 Mark Zoeteman
    Sr. Mech Engr
    FTC&H, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    2015-04-01 15:22 United States
    Process Load of a factory applying LEED CS
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,047 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 10:51 Thailand
    Future Expansion
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    184 Joann Lee
    Heitman Architects Inc.
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 10:44 United States
    Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    4 Joel Cesare
    Sustainable Building Advisor
    City of Santa Monica
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 13:26 United States
    Daylight dimming with manual electric curtain
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 12:59 Thailand
    What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    82 cathy keagle
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 13:56 United States
    LEED Ergonomic Credit
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    40 Katie Cervenec
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 14:41 United States

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