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    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    560 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    907 Stella Stella
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Compostable Trash Can Liners
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    149 Tracy Smith
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Eye Height above 42" for Standing Desks?
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    75 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Elegible On-Site Energy Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    209 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Argentina
    RE: Appeal for denied credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    685 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Green Bike Station
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    256 Saurabh Shrestha
    HKS Inc.
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Rating System Path
    in ND-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: DA, vs. sDA, and LM-83
    in Designing for Daylighting
    19 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Task lights in college dorm
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,858 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Off-site area counted for two LEED projects
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    92 Jiri Dobias
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    RE: Parking for Electric Buggies (golf carts)
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    305 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Can FSC Product Certification replace invoices?
    in CI 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    100 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
    LEED AP BD+C
    SINERGI Integrated Building Sciences, LLC
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Specialized transportation lighting
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    38 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    532 Eric Anderson
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Pest Control During Construction?
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    1 Juhi Jain
    Project Consultant
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: first commissioning cycle
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.1: Existing Building Commissioning—Investigation and Analysis
    55 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: LEED for Retail
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: IN Credit 2: LEED Accredited Professional
    in CI-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: Building Reuse off Site
    in Schools-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    16 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: Multiple Buildings
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    IO Credit _ Option B (Additional Strategies)
    in EBOM 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    46 Pal Ahuja
    President
    Millennium Engineering Inc.
    Fri, Apr 11, 2014
    RE: CAMPUS Approach For Rainwater Management
    in EBOM-v4: Rainwater management
    6 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    Change the LEED AP person during the project
    in CS 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    13 Nándor Kovács
    Project Manager
    Obuda-Ujlak Zrt.
    Thu, Apr 10, 2014
    RE: DIRTT Millwork on a LEED project
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    45 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    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
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    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
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Tobie, yes, you'll need to
    in Version 2 Commerical Interiors - Credits under Energy & Atmosphere
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 3, 2011
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED point for products sharing the same EPD
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    17 Anne Lautier
    Ellio
    Wed, Jul 23, 2014
    RE: FSC MIX
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    443 Lori Knosalla
    Policy and Standards Manager - Chain of Custody
    Forest Stewardship Council US
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    compliance with IS 7730:2005
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    5 Angelina Ten
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Option 4, Case 1, Path 2: No new parking
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    6 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Flush Out Requirements
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    66 Lindsey Walaski
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    United States
    RE: Task lights in college dorm
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,858 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Jul 18, 2014
    RE: Cutsheet unavailable
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    15 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: Ventilation rates for manufacturing facilities
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    332 Grace Ming
    Senior ESD Consultant
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: CI: ID+C Project: Innovation in Design Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    146 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Jul 16, 2014
    Extension past v2.2 Sunset date June 27, 2015?
    in Upgrade to LEED 2009? How to Choose for Your Project
    16 Rodger Kuo
    Architect
    Port of Los Angeles
    Fri, Jul 11, 2014
    RE: "Landscape = 5% of the total site area" Rule
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    393 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014
    Non Regularly Occupied Spaces
    in CI 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    29 James Keohane, PE LEED BD+C CxA CPMP
    Sustainability and Commissioning Consultant
    Sustainable Engineering Concepts, LLC
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    CS MPR2: reclaimed land without development previously
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    3 Vivien Wong
    Parsons Brinckerhoff
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Entering nonregularily occupied spaces in IEQp1 spread sheet cal
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    13 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    Russian Federation
    RE: Combined Density
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    4 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    LEED v2.2 fees
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    79 Usama Eita
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    RE: Clean Linen closets and Dirty Utility rooms in a rehab center
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    341 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    RE: Default Fixture use for a School Project (shower)
    in Schools 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    37 K Nakamura
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    RE: Appeal for denied credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    685 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Sat, Jul 5, 2014
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    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    115 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    2014-12-31 00:44 Bangladesh
    LEED Boundary / Silt Fencing
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    254 Michael Johnson
    Architect
    Chenevert Architects
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    2014-12-30 19:02 United States
    Application/Performance period
    in Performance Period
    52 Keith Johnson
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    2014-12-30 12:18 United States
    Empty parking spots
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    379 S. Macgregor
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    2014-12-30 09:55 Canada
    Residential Tower Lobby level "sitting area" - lighting controls
    in NC v2.2 EQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    61 Kuntal Thakkar
    ECSG
    Fri, Dec 26, 2014
    2014-12-26 19:23 United States
    Plaza at grade building above.
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    258 Paul Rogers
    Architect
    BAU Architects
    Fri, Dec 26, 2014
    2014-12-26 07:57 Sweden
    Does mech engineer need to be PE to sign the "signature' box ?
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    907 Matt Dem
    Wed, Dec 24, 2014
    2014-12-24 16:52 United States
    Signatory requirements ( Does engineer need to be PE ? )
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,858 Matt Dem
    Wed, Dec 24, 2014
    2014-12-24 14:17 United States
    certified projects
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Bernadette Stauder-Buschlinger
    Bilfinger Bauperformance GmbH
    Tue, Dec 23, 2014
    2014-12-23 06:41 Germany
    Mandatory for plug fans
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,858 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Tue, Dec 23, 2014
    2014-12-23 05:23 Italy
    Does energy model should include walls to be consistent w/ Plf2
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,858 Matt Dem
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    2014-12-22 14:21 United States
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    2014-12-22 13:39 Brazil
    a
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 John Smith
    Architect
    self employee
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    2014-12-22 13:36 Brazil
    "Conditioned Space?" - Free cooling with outside air
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,858 Victoria Watson
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    2014-12-19 23:20 United States
    Data Center in on Office building Energy Modelling Calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,166 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    2014-12-19 09:38 Turkey
    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    117 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    2014-12-19 09:07 Bangladesh
    Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 neeraj arora
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    2014-12-19 04:34 India
    New Construction vs Major Renovation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,858 Ritwik Kakati
    Dagher Engineering, PLLC
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 18:31 United States
    Can't create an ID point for this credit
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    57 Alfonzo Collins
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 17:37 United States
    Existing Building Flooring Reuse
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    351 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    2014-12-18 16:30 Greece

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