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  • LEED-NC: New Construction v2009,
  • LEED-CS: Core and Shell v2009,
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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Signed Contract with the CxA
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    310 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in Schools-NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    2 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Option 1: Calculated Water
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    23 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: 2004 Energy Star score applicable?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    25 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Thermal Comfort - Adaptive Method
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    254 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Current Energystar equipment not available
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    315 CT G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: June 2016 Update posted above to LEED Online Status Updates
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    22 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Do green roofs help to comply this credit? And green walls?
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    11 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Green cleaning products - Saudi Arabia
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    153 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Scoreboard as Signage?
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    66 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Shared solar array on a campus with separate utility feeds
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    271 Rebecca Bryant
    Managing Principle
    Watershed
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    RE: Untenanted spaces with no lease agreements
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    159 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: WELL AP if you are LEED AP
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    24 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    producer declaration
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    42 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Mechanical System by Future Tenant
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,088 Andrew Chan
    Ware Malcomb
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Compliance for Proposed New Buildings
    in ND-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Meter for Water Use in Laundry
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    13 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    Contact at USGBC for LEED ND
    in ND-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    1 Martine Desbois
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    RE: Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Humidity Calculations at Peak Conditions
    in Schools 2009 IEQc10: Mold Prevention
    29 Jeremy Rapoza
    Engineer
    BVH Integrated Services
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Performance Period
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    9 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    RE: Street versus Alley
    in ND Plan-v4: Connected circulation network
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Sun, Jun 21, 2015
    RE: In-Patient Rooms Exempt from SSc8?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    22 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    DOE Case Study - website?
    in ND-v2009: Innovation: Green Building Education
    1 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Which parking spaces should be counted?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: Thresholds in NOx
    in Healthcare-v2009: Community contaminant prevention - airborne releases
    22 Ghaith Moufarege
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    LEED for Homes framing with light-gauge metal
    in Mid-Rise v4: Durability management
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    RE: Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    4 Asa Foss
    LEED for Homes Techincal Development
    US Green Building Council
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    Plastic Sheeting to Protect Raised Technical Floor
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    31 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    France
    RE: CO2 monitors in Waiting Rooms and Nurse Stations
    in Healthcare-v2009: Outdoor air delivery monitoring
    3 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Jun 11, 2015
    RE: water use per instrument tray requirements table
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Michael Burton
    SR Manager, Project Planning Design
    STERIS
    Thu, Jun 11, 2015
    Legally binding document
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: Eye Height above 42" for Standing Desks?
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    76 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, May 29, 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
    90% controls for open office systems furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    55 Brian VanAllen
    Electrical Designer
    Powell and Hinkle Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Live Webcast: Essential tips for energy benchmarking in LEED-EBOM EAp2 and EAc1 - by Tristan Roberts
    Sat, Feb 26, 2011
    RE: list of required signatories
    in Required Signatory
    5 Peter Kennedy
    LEED AP, GreenPoint Rater
    Bright Green Strategies
    Wed, Feb 16, 2011
    Hi Rachael, I'm not
    in Police Station -- how to calculate the FTE for detainees?
    1 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 11, 2011
    RE: parking garages and LEED
    in LEED Certification for Parking Garages
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 10, 2011
    RE: EAc6 forum
    in Purchasing REC in Appeals phase
    2 Dana Dinolfo
    Assistant Property Manager
    Cassidy Turley
    Thu, Feb 10, 2011
    Forum updates make LEEDuser forum easier, more powerful - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Feb 9, 2011
    RE: Nice addition to the site
    in Easy Access to LEED Online Forms Through LEEDuser's Documentation Toolkits
    12 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Feb 9, 2011
    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
    CEO
    Geithner Consulting
    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
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Tenant Agreement
    in CS v4: Tenant design and construction guidelines
    1 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Mon, May 18, 2015
    United States
    EAC4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    157 Sahar Al-Khairi
    Fri, May 15, 2015
    FTE of unoccupied gutted adjacent tenant
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    9 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Fri, May 15, 2015
    United States
    RE: building is eligible or not
    in CS 2009 IEQc7: Thermal Comfort—Design
    24 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, May 12, 2015
    RE: Regularily Occupied or not?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    441 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    RE: FTE Calculations for the Train Station (LEED CS 2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    14 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Mon, May 11, 2015
    Has Homes v2008 Midrise already been phased out?
    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    5 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Sun, May 10, 2015
    United States
    RE: Plants recommended for semi extensive green roof
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    82 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Sustainability/Energy Engineer, CEM, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Sun, May 3, 2015
    RE: Natural or mechanical ventilation for Split Units
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    64 Michael Brown
    Sustainability Discipline Director
    Jordan Skala Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Equipment Baseline
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    26 Lucy Williams
    Principal
    Lucy C. Williams, Architect
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    RE: Plants recommended for semi extensive green roof
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    82 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Sustainability/Energy Engineer, CEM, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    RE: LEED PC 66 Community Contaminant Prevention
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    18 Kristi Ennis
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    Plastic Sheeting to Protect Raised Technical Floor
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    31 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    France
    Re-Appeal for a data center
    in Review Appeal
    38 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    Re-Appeal for a data center
    in Review Appeal
    38 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    MR - Ongoing Purchasing and Waste Policy - Food waste (compost)
    in LEED for Existing Multifamily Unveiled for Comment
    1 Julien Lafond
    Altanova, LLC
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    our discussion forums
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
    please post to more specific forums
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 22, 2015
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    FTE of hotel guests
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    279 Robert Hink
    Principal, LEED Faculty
    The Spinnaker Group
    Thu, Feb 25, 2016
    2016-02-25 11:13 United States
    Naturally Ventilated
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,042 Alejandro Macias
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 16:24 Mexico
    energy savings for tenant vs Materials & Resources credits
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,088 Richard Mathews
    Mechanical Engineer
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 15:24 United States
    Basement That Extends to Plot line
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    449 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 13:20 Egypt
    Multiple Buildings or One Building Certificacion
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    10 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 06:22 Argentina
    LEED V4 - TENANT SPACE ENERGY MODELING
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    5 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 06:10 Argentina
    Toilets: private or public?
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    43 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 05:41 Italy
    non-attainment area for PM2.5
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    43 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Wed, Feb 24, 2016
    2016-02-24 05:28 Italy
    Commissioning building areas
    in CS-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    76 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 21:32 Mexico
    Core and Shell v3 w/ ASHRAE 90.1-2010 w/o tenant agreement
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,088 Curtis Clark
    Director of Sustainability Services
    GSBS Architects
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 18:06 United States
    Campus for a gated residential/commercial compound versus ND
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    562 ABDELHAMID BESHARA
    MASADER
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 16:46 Egypt
    Campus approach in a gated residential compound or ND?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 ABDELHAMID BESHARA
    MASADER
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 16:38 Egypt
    Previously developed sites
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    237 Raquel Torrente
    SEDE CAJAMAR
    IDOM
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 12:33 Spain
    Alternative Standard to ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Appendix G
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,559 ALMC ALMC
    ALMC
    Tue, Feb 23, 2016
    2016-02-23 07:04 Saudi Arabia
    LEED Project Boundary, Concerned about Future Buildings...
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    237 Rachel Manoguerra
    Green Associate
    3QC, Inc.
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 18:39 United States
    Project Mexico
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    55 Alejandro Macias
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 13:48 Mexico
    Providing dedicated area for mercury-containing products?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    13 Richard Barlow
    Dir. of Sustainability
    MHAworks
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 10:37 United States
    IPpc93
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    64 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 09:23 Spain
    indoor irrigation
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 08:16 Italy
    Negative value of Monthly Landscape water requirement?
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Mon, Feb 22, 2016
    2016-02-22 07:38 Italy

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