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    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    113 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: No information of VOC in MSDS
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    92 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    Is this strictly for non-profit organizations?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    8 Asa Posner
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: BDC Material & Resource Calculator- Percentage Regional
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    33 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: State DEQ-Listed Brownfield Site - credit denied
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    100 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: Option 1: Zoning and controls
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    336 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    RE: Do I include plumbing fixtures in the materials scope
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    511 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    RE: LIghitng for Security Reasons
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    561 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    RE: What if only 2 of 3 stairwells meet daylighting requirement?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    41 Erica Suarino
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    Ventilation design-worst case conditions
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    143 S Nagarajan
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    India
    RE: Data Center in on Office building Energy Modelling Calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,133 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    Turkey
    RE: International Project Epa CGP
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    245 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    Turkey
    Medical Equipment Efficiency Comparison
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    25 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    RE: documenting Option 3, share energy/water usage
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    100 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    RE: Envelope materials with no provided u-values
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,604 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Where are the V4 forms?
    in NC-v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 23, 2014
    Pilot Credit 34 Update
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    10 Sandy Chung
    Senior Associate, Senior Designer
    TCA Architects
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014
    waste management by bedroom vs sf
    in Homes-v4: Construction waste management
    1 Elizabeth Eason
    principal architect
    Elizabeth Eason Architecture LLC
    Wed, Jan 22, 2014
    RE: Case for existing parking
    in ND-v2009: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Jan 17, 2014
    Concepts
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    9 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, Jan 15, 2014
    RE: Calculating unobstructed operable window area of top hung window
    in NC v2.2 EQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    67 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Tue, Jan 14, 2014
    RE: Bank
    in Schools 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    14 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Tue, Jan 14, 2014
    RE: 100-year flood and nonconveyance area of river
    in ND-v2009: Floodplain avoidance
    13 Regina Ng
    Mon, Jan 13, 2014
    RE: Private versus public lavs
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    11 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Reduce the development footprint
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    33 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: Existing bicycle network
    in ND-v2009: Bicycle network and storage
    9 Regina Ng
    Thu, Jan 9, 2014
    RE: CO2 sensors in duct work
    in Schools 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    11 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Jan 8, 2014
    RE: storage without reusing
    in NC v2.2 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    41 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Tue, Jan 7, 2014
    RE: LEED CS - credit 4.1
    in CS 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    21 K KRAFT
    Thu, Jan 2, 2014
    RE: Shuttle distance to light rail station
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    25 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Tue, Dec 24, 2013
    RE: Recycling in Malaysia
    in CI 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    57 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Dec 23, 2013
    RE: Change of credits for Regional Priority
    in CS 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013
    RE: synergy with SSc5.1
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    81 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013
    RE: Documentation for DES systems?
    in NC v2.2 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    51 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013
    RE: Does this credit apply for dorms?
    in NC v2.2 EQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    26 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    New LEED CI Project information form
    in LEED CI in existing commercial space with expansion
    1 Susann Geithner
    Global Sustainability Manager
    Predictive Service
    Thu, Feb 3, 2011
    RE: Focus of Webinar
    in USGBC offers IEQp1 webinar: Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
    2 Julia Feder
    Director, Educational Technology
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Tue, Feb 1, 2011
    Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Jan 31, 2011
    How will points for LEED 2012 credits be weighted? - by Tristan Roberts
    Thu, Jan 27, 2011
    More EBOM addenda highlights
    in Highlights from the LEED-EBOM addenda
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: CMP renewal
    in CE Credits
    2 Lu Anne Nielsen
    Office Administrator
    The Weitz Company
    Tue, Jan 25, 2011
    RE: LEED Online agreement
    in LEED User Registration Agreement - Jan. 2011 version 3
    2 John Ida
    President
    Urban Works, Inc.
    Fri, Jan 21, 2011
    see the FAQ
    in LEEDuser Templates
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jan 21, 2011
    LEED selection thread
    in NC or LEED for Homes
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 13, 2011
    forms or templates
    in LEED worksheet
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 11, 2011
    saving LOv3 forms
    in Understanding saving features on the LEED forms
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 11, 2011
    combined submission
    in Design Credit Submission during Construction Phase Submission?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jan 7, 2011
    RE: Plaster coatings under SCAQMD
    in is polished/venetian plaster exempt from LEED VOC categories?
    2 Dave Low
    Fri, Jan 7, 2011
    RE: IDc1
    in Unit Mock-up
    2 Melanie Joseph
    Designer & LEED Coordinator
    GLMV Architecture
    Fri, Jan 7, 2011
    post within comment thread
    in Previously Developed Sites
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 6, 2011
    registering the project
    in LEED AP
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 6, 2011
    post to EAp2
    in Servers Now Included for Equipment and Appliances
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 5, 2011
    Re: Design Phase Submission allowed after Construction
    in Design Phase Submission allowed after Construction?
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Jan 4, 2011
    RE: We always have requests like
    in LEED Certification Plan
    3 Husam Haron
    Principal, LEED AP BD+C, GBIF, PQP PBRS
    Creative Environments, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
    Sun, Jan 2, 2011
    Elaras Question - LEED Certification for High-Rise Multi-family
    in LEED Certification for High-Rise Multi-family Residential Building
    8 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Tue, Dec 28, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: New wind turbines
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    97 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 27, 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: Garage entrances to building
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    92 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: Garage entrances to building
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    92 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Wed, Mar 26, 2014
    RE: revising LEED boundary on old project (LEED NCv2.2)
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    205 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Mar 25, 2014
    RE: Lease Agreement an option to comply with the credit requirements
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    56 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Mon, Mar 24, 2014
    RE: revising LEED boundary on old project (LEED NCv2.2)
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    205 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Mar 24, 2014
    Limited LEED CI boundary
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    4 Kevin Wilcox
    Sat, Mar 22, 2014
    Bird Collision Deterrence Monitoring Plan
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    36 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Thu, Mar 20, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED Consulting fees / rates.
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    159 Max Speigle
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    CS MPR2: reclaimed land without development previously
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    3 Vivien Wong
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    RE: Definition of greenfield site
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    227 Jason Hercules
    Manager, LEED Department
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Mar 17, 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: FSC Controlled Wood
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    99 Megan Bove
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    SRI tested material
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    42 Juliane Muench
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    Denmark
    RE: FSC
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    135 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 13, 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
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    Belgium
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Mar 13, 2014
    Belgium
    RE: Runoff/Gully Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    381 Tamary Alvarez
    Sustainability & Commissioning Specialist
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Wed, Mar 12, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Is this strictly for non-profit organizations?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    8 Asa Posner
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    2015-01-25 15:15 United States
    PC 29 Index
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    20 Gary Hansen
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    2015-01-23 17:41 United States
    LIghitng for Security Reasons
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    561 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    2015-01-23 15:08 United States
    Option 1: Zoning and controls
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    336 Diego Pietzsch
    Mechanical Engineer
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    2015-01-23 14:31 Brazil
    Ventilation design-worst case conditions
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    143 S Nagarajan
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    2015-01-23 10:17 India
    International Project Epa CGP
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    245 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    2015-01-23 06:33 Turkey
    Lease Language
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    25 Chris Freeland
    Architect
    Aller Lingle Massey Architects
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    2015-01-22 10:49 United States
    Envelope materials with no provided u-values
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,604 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    2015-01-22 05:08 Thailand
    Protect or Restore Habitat - 2.5 acre Pond
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    229 Katherine Carlin
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 18:26 United States
    State DEQ-Listed Brownfield Site - credit denied
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    100 Michele Otazua
    CSHQA
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 17:19 United States
    PLF4 was not approved because ..& recommendation for final submi
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    65 Ahmet D
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 14:28 United States
    200 rides per day required for shuttle buses?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    209 Weidong Luo
    Ecotech International
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 12:28 China
    Two new buildings joined by unconditioned walkway
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    129 Perrilyn Fanfulik
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    WMATA
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 09:08 United States
    Entering nonregularrly occuoied spaces in IEQp1 calculator
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    21 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 08:41 Bulgaria
    Entering nonregularily occupied spaces in IEQp1 spread sheet cal
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    7 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 08:39 Russian Federation
    No information of VOC in MSDS
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    92 Yodi Danusastro
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 04:46 Indonesia
    Natural ventilation for residential
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    133 mai elly
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 03:06 Malaysia
    Mechanical Ventilation using local code
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    846 MOHD HAFIZI MOHAMAD
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-20 23:03 Malaysia
    What does LEED consider as Sitework?
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    245 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-20 17:08 United States
    Plastic Cement Welding & PVC Welding
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    93 L S
    LEED Manager
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Tue, Jan 20, 2015
    2015-01-20 15:19 Canada

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