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    RE: LEED v4 Registration Delay a Mistake
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    57 Christopher Davis
    Program Manager, Global Energy & Sustainability
    CBRE
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: More Info on Program is Needed
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    34 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Discount for FTE
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    85 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Lighting Building Area method
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    869 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    RE: Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Flush-Out Path 2 - Weekend Run-Hours Required?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    65 Charles Marino
    Energy Engineer
    AKF Group, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    RE: High School Campus With No New Parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    125 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    SS CR 1 - Site Selection
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    202 Harsharan Kaur
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Baseline System configuration for mixed use condominium
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    559 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Perimeter Controls
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: IEQp1:Heating mode
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    815 Stella Stella
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Japan
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    60 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Distance from water bodies and wet lands
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    2 Blake Jackson
    Sustainable Practice Leader
    Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
    Fri, Nov 8, 2013
    RE: Ongoing Cx Requirements
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.3: Existing Building Commissioning—Ongoing Commissioning
    29 Hannah Bronfman
    Sustainability Consultant
    YR&G
    Fri, Dec 20, 2013
    How to claim savings for Equipment Power Density in LEED project
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    24 J I
    Thu, Nov 7, 2013
    RE: Construction impact zone for infill
    in ND-v4: Minimized site disturbance
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Wed, Nov 6, 2013
    RE: Electricity Monitoring
    in Pilot Credit 38: Advanced Utility Tracking
    6 Asa Foss
    LEED for Homes Techincal Development
    US Green Building Council
    Wed, Nov 6, 2013
    RE: Is there no opportunity for ID pt for data sharing in CI retail
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Measurement and verification
    3 Valerie Molinski
    Director of Sustainability
    Vocon
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: Refrigerations system
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: Confused: Regional Distance Option 2 calc for Retail
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Regional materials
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: Occupant Education vs. Occupant Engagement
    in Pilot Credit 59: Occupant Engagement
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Nov 6, 2013
    RE: PIlot Credit 42
    in Pilot Credit 42: Integrated Process
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: Projects on shared sites and Minimum s.f.
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 25, 2014
    RE: Minimum square area for facility alteration/ addition
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    37 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: Hydroseeding
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: Wood/Metal Shop
    in Schools 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: Are Science Classrooms with no fume hood exempt?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    29 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    RE: Flush out and un-touched area in LEED boundary
    in Schools 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    25 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: course offering at a university
    in Schools 2009 IDc3: The School as a Teaching Tool
    21 Daniel LeBlanc
    Senior Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: Views in an operation control center
    in NC v2.2 EQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for 90% of Spaces
    65 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: Kitchen Food Service Equipment
    in Schools 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: can we get credit for a future cistern?
    in NC v2.2 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Recycled Definition
    in MR CR4 Recycled Content
    1 Michael Wolfe
    Mon, Dec 27, 2010
    LEED for Healthcare Open for Registration - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Dec 20, 2010
    Re: Project Summary Information
    in Project Summary Information
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Mon, Dec 20, 2010
    RE: LEED for hotels
    in Hotels - Must We Use New Retail Program?
    2 Cara Mae Cirignano
    Specialist, LEED Resource Development
    US Green Building Council
    Fri, Dec 17, 2010
    post under IEQc4.2
    in Paint VOC limits
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 14, 2010
    RE: BUilding area to site area ratio
    in EB-OM PIf2- Project Summary Details
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 8, 2010
    Proposed changes to the LEED AP credit
    in What's behind the proposed changes to the LEED AP credit for LEED 2012?
    1 James Green
    VP Engineering
    HInes
    Wed, Dec 8, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Occupancy for indoor/outdoor building types
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    196 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Fri, Dec 6, 2013
    I agree Tristan!
    in Dear USGBC, Give Us Transparency on LEED Energy Data
    4 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013
    SSp1 in case of campus projects
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    496 Mónika Egyed
    Mon, Dec 2, 2013
    RE: Confirmation of Agent's Authority
    in Required Signatories in LEED Online Forms
    67 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Mon, Dec 2, 2013
    RE: What if only 2 of 3 stairwells meet daylighting requirement?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    32 Lee Altman
    NYC Department of Design and Construction
    Mon, Dec 2, 2013
    How to define categories
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    42 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Fri, Nov 29, 2013
    RE: And/Or Inside the Building
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    296 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Tue, Nov 26, 2013
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Nov 21, 2013
    Japan
    RE: LPD in future spaces for Energy Model
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    442 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Nov 20, 2013
    RE: Building Components
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    344 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sun, Nov 17, 2013
    Eligibility for bicycle network
    in Pilot Credit 30: Alternative Transportation
    9 Chris Wittig
    Fri, Nov 15, 2013
    RE: ID credit for low-mercury lamps
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    143 Robin Dukelow, LEED AP BD+C
    Sustainability Consultant; Project Manager
    Henderson Engineers, Inc.; Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Nov 13, 2013
    RE: ASTM tests for BECx
    in Healthcare-v2009: Enhanced commissioning
    4 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Nov 13, 2013
    Pilot credit # 45
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    16 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Tue, Nov 12, 2013
    France
    How to claim savings for Equipment Power Density in LEED project
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    24 J I
    Thu, Nov 7, 2013
    RE: Sports Facility - 0 FTE's or 0 Transient Users
    in PI Form 3 - Occupant and Usage Data
    78 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    PIf3 forum
    in Occupant and Usage Data
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    rating system selection forum
    in Military Barracks considered LEED for Homes or LEED NC?
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    rating system selection forum
    in Minor Renovation of an Existing LEED Certified Building
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    multiple buildings forum
    in Multiple Buildings - One Registration
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
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    Discount for FTE
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    85 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 15:18 Mexico
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 14:33 United States
    Flush-Out Path 2 - Weekend Run-Hours Required?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    65 Charles Marino
    Energy Engineer
    AKF Group, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 11:42 United States
    Baseline System configuration for mixed use condominium
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 09:55 United States
    Lighting Building Area method
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    869 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 06:20 Sweden
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 21:39 Japan
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    60 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:48 United States
    Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:47 United States
    Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:37 Mexico
    Using VAV box CFMs as measurement of outside airfow
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    25 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 17:17 United States
    Software model energy
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    869 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 16:39 Mexico
    Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    263 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 14:07 United States
    Perimeter Controls
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 Gabriela Mesquita
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 13:29 Paraguay
    IEQ4 credit uploads
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    401 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 13:07 United States
    Zone Calculation Ds% for VAV System
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    815 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 08:35 Brazil
    Core performance guide option
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 mohammed alshaikhsalama
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 00:31 United Arab Emirates
    Auto Dealership
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    293 Vince Capogna
    President
    Synergy Green Building Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 18:03 United States
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 14:38 United States
    LEED-H Water Use
    in Homes-v2008: Indoor water use
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 12:48 United States
    Option 2 : budget calculation method
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    51 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 11:18 France

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