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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    phases of project & VOCs
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    582 debra lombard
    sustainable design consulatnt & construction administrator
    Bywater Woodworks, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017
    United States
    RE: Level of detail (cfm) with Trane Trace for LEED -S & L buildings
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,939 Haytham Mohamed Abdel Rahman
    Project Architect & LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Homes, ND
    Architects Crang & Boak Inc
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017
    Entryway mats
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    94 Anna Korinkova
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017
    Czech Republic
    RE: Leed 2009 NC-District cooling path one
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,337 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017
    Site Management Policy but No Landscaping
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    13 Nitesh Kumar J
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017
    India
    Applicability of LEED NC v4 Rating System
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    22 sriram tetali
    Manager -Sustainability Services
    M W Group
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017
    Scope
    in CI-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    3 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Fri, Mar 24, 2017
    Workstation Components and C2C Certification
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    44 Ashley Hu
    Jr. Sustainable Building Advisor
    Thu, Mar 23, 2017
    Canada
    RE: browser compatibility
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    76 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Thu, Mar 23, 2017
    RE: Green Bike Station
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    328 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Thu, Mar 23, 2017
    RE: No parking for the project
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    10 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Thu, Mar 23, 2017
    LCA calculation
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    94 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Mar 23, 2017
    RE: How to use combination of Option 1 and Option 2?
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    378 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Mar 23, 2017
    RE: LEED AP - Homes or BD&C?
    in Homes-v4: LEED AP for Homes
    3 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Thu, Mar 23, 2017
    LIghts pointing upwards
    in EBOM-v4: Light pollution reduction
    7 David Lazaro
    WSS REAL ESTATE
    Thu, Mar 23, 2017
    Spain
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Stadium / Arena
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    128 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Mar 6, 2017
    Exhaustion rates in WC
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    60 Maria Matos
    Sat, Mar 4, 2017
    United States
    SRI Non-roof
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    314 MARIA ESTHER LAMADRID
    LEED AP BD+C
    ECOSYNC SA de CV
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017
    Mexico
    RE: Dark rooms / film development rooms / etc.
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    375 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017
    EPDs and Manufacturing Dates
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    22 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017
    RE: TPO Roofing
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    549 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017
    EQ credit 2- Low emiting materials.
    in CI-v4: Low emitting materials
    6 tracy backus
    director, sustainable programs
    Teknion
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017
    United States
    Open space 30% requirement at Ground Level only?
    in NC-v4: Open space
    16 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017
    United States
    Compartmentalization for residential projects for NC but not CI
    in NC-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    8 Alara Matsyk
    Sustainable Buildings Coordinator
    Prairie Architects Inc
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017
    Canada
    RE: City Bikeshare Program
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    100 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017
    RE: EPA New Version
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    17 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 2, 2017
    RE: Planters
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    19 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 2, 2017
    LEED NC for Most of a Building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    46 Nathan Gauthier
    Director of FM Integration and Sustainability
    Shawmut Design and Construction
    Thu, Mar 2, 2017
    United States
    RE: Enhanced Refrigerant Mgmt credit
    in NC-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    10 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 2, 2017
    moving to innovation catalog on 3/15/2017
    in Pilot Credit 79: Material ingredients product manufacturer supply chain optimization
    1 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Mar 2, 2017
    moving to innovation catalog on 3/15/2017
    in Pilot Credit 77: Material ingredient optimization
    1 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017
    moving to innovation catalog on 3/15/2017
    in Pilot Credit 61: Material Disclosure and Assessment
    10 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Mar 2, 2017
    moving to innovation catalog on 3/15/2017
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    10 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Mar 2, 2017
    pilot closure
    in Pilot Credit 76: Material ingredient reporting
    5 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Mar 3, 2017
    pilot closure
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    15 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Mar 2, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Belgium - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    France - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Germany - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Philippines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Singapore - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sri Lanka - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Thailand - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Timor-Leste - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vietnam - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Southern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Albania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Andorra - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bosnia and Herzegovina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Croatia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cyprus - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Greece - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Italy - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Macedonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malta - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Montenegro - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Transfer Grills
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,081 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Mon, Feb 20, 2017
    Living/Green Walls
    in CS v4: Open space
    4 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Fri, Feb 17, 2017
    Bulgaria
    Major renovation with re-insulation of external walls and roofs
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    117 Qian Tang
    Fri, Feb 17, 2017
    RE: Air testing related to partial renovation per floor
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    357 Dale Walsh
    Thu, Feb 16, 2017
    RE: Green-E Equivalency
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    118 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Feb 15, 2017
    Replacing filters prior to occupancy
    in Schools 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    15 Ashley Love
    LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Feb 15, 2017
    United States
    Compartmentalization for residential projects for NC but not CI
    in NC-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    8 Alara Matsyk
    Sustainable Buildings Coordinator
    Prairie Architects Inc
    Tue, Feb 14, 2017
    Canada
    RE: Laboratory
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    39 Jonathan Weiss
    Tue, Feb 14, 2017
    RE: What about Site Selection?
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    35 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Feb 14, 2017
    MERV 13 filters on ONLY outdoor air units?
    in Retail-CI-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    1 Amber Richane
    Performance Driven Design Lead
    CallisonRTKL
    Mon, Feb 13, 2017
    United States
    EPDs and Manufacturing Dates
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    22 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Mon, Feb 13, 2017
    International Project - Case 2 Option 1 or Option 2
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    128 Sheena Moses
    Sustainabillity Consultant
    IEN Consultants Sdn.Bhd
    Mon, Feb 13, 2017
    Malaysia
    LEED NC for Most of a Building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    46 Nathan Gauthier
    Director of FM Integration and Sustainability
    Shawmut Design and Construction
    Thu, Feb 9, 2017
    United States
    Commercial unit in a residential building
    in CI-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    1 Alara Matsyk
    Sustainable Buildings Coordinator
    Prairie Architects Inc
    Wed, Feb 8, 2017
    Canada
    LEED Lab Mexico
    in Pilot Credit 96: LEED Lab
    2 David Dominguez
    Wed, Feb 8, 2017
    Mexico
    Minimum IAQ Performance Calculator - Multiple Zone and 100% OA
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    166 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Tue, Feb 7, 2017
    LEED v4 NC vs Retail
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    827 Yamil Tamayo
    Senior Project Architect
    Perkins and Will
    Tue, Feb 7, 2017
    United States
    Landscape Under Covered
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    198 Anthea Ng
    Sun, Feb 5, 2017
    China
    n/a
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    50 Ralph Bicknese
    Principal
    Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects
    Thu, Feb 2, 2017
    VOC Content allowed per CA Section 01350
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    37 Elizabeth Matthews
    Thu, Feb 2, 2017
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    APPA audits in Europe
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning policy
    11 Ana Villarroya
    Mon, Feb 27, 2017
    2017-02-27 14:25 Spain
    new building on site with existing buildings - LEED boundary?
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    46 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Mon, Feb 27, 2017
    2017-02-27 14:18 United States
    Planters
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    19 Simona Loberant
    Mon, Feb 27, 2017
    2017-02-27 11:06 United States
    Option 2 - Leadership Extraction Practices
    in CS v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    4 Sara Johansson
    LEED® AP O+M
    Sweco Systems
    Mon, Feb 27, 2017
    2017-02-27 09:23 Sweden
    Flush out for 1 storey high bay warehouse
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    357 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Mon, Feb 27, 2017
    2017-02-27 04:52 China
    Option 2 - Leadership Extraction Practices - PEFC wood?
    in CS v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    4 Sara Johansson
    LEED® AP O+M
    Sweco Systems
    Sun, Feb 26, 2017
    2017-02-26 09:04 Sweden
    smoke leakage test for duct
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    161 Abdalla Anwar
    Lead Design Architect | Leed Green associate
    Nesma & Partners
    Sun, Feb 26, 2017
    2017-02-26 01:29 Saudi Arabia
    Using a weighted average to document exemplary performance
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    314 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
    BWBR
    Fri, Feb 24, 2017
    2017-02-24 18:08 United States
    European standards for bio-based materials
    in EBOM-v4: Ongoing purchasing and waste policy
    26 Ana Villarroya
    Fri, Feb 24, 2017
    2017-02-24 07:34 Spain
    Compliance path for demonstrating minimum daily transit trip
    in CI-v4: Access to quality transit
    11 Dipti Talwar
    Sr. Project Manager
    Environmental Design Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Fri, Feb 24, 2017
    2017-02-24 03:00 India
    one product both meet two criteria in option2.
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    5 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Fri, Feb 24, 2017
    2017-02-24 03:00 China
    LEED O&M for building additions
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    524 Steve Gross
    Interface Engineering
    Thu, Feb 23, 2017
    2017-02-23 13:47 United States
    How to use combination of Option 1 and Option 2?
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    378 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Feb 23, 2017
    2017-02-23 12:27 United States
    ANSI/ASTM-E779 version
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    54 Marcio Orofino
    ENE Consultores
    Thu, Feb 23, 2017
    2017-02-23 10:40 Brazil
    smoke leakage test for duct
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    322 Abdalla Anwar
    Lead Design Architect | Leed Green associate
    Nesma & Partners
    Thu, Feb 23, 2017
    2017-02-23 10:10 Saudi Arabia
    Strategy A - 2500 cd/m2
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    38 Filipe Boni
    2030STUDIO
    Thu, Feb 23, 2017
    2017-02-23 08:50 Brazil
    Change to Furniture Evaluation Criteria
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    295 Ian Thompson
    Project Manager
    John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd
    Thu, Feb 23, 2017
    2017-02-23 07:08 Ireland
    BD+C New Construction - New Stadium
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    46 Quentin Jackson
    Sustainable Design Leader
    Aurecon
    Wed, Feb 22, 2017
    2017-02-22 21:19 Australia
    Exterior windows and doors?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    32 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Wed, Feb 22, 2017
    2017-02-22 17:49 Vietnam
    Finished surface of structural wall?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    32 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Wed, Feb 22, 2017
    2017-02-22 15:41 Vietnam

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