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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: One model or various separate models
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    86 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Cold Climate
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    311 Colin Fay
    Sustainability Specialist
    PDC Inc. Engineers
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: 2 buildings = 100% = 5 points?
    in ND-v4: Certified green buildings
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    14 Mohammad Kamali
    UBC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    United States
    Option 2- "Waste" reduction
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    21 Whitney Smith
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: No-off street parking
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: SLLc6 in v2009 vs v4 - no slopes do/don't qualify?
    in ND-v4: Steep slope protection
    3 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Flat land
    in ND Plan-v4: Steep slope protection
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: CONFUSED IN EAP2 STRATEGY FOR A MASTER SITE PROJECT
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,460 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Multistorey car park
    in ND Plan-v4: Solar orientation
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    testing by ISO 16000
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - flooring systems
    1 Anna Cogo
    Nativa S.r.l SB
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Sport Flooring Vent Cove Base
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    384 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: "Published" or "Publically Available"
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    35 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    10 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Malaysia
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED O&M on a portion of a building
    in EBOM-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    Mexico
    Metered energy data
    in EBOM-v4: Optimize energy performance
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    IAQ Assessment - Air Testing
    in CI-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    1 Harvard University Green Building Services
    Tue, Jan 13, 2015
    United States
    RE: EBOM Green Cleaning as ID credit
    in NC v2.2 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    131 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Microfiber cleaning
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    6 Anne White
    Program Coordinator
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    RE: Residential Tower Lobby level "sitting area" - lighting controls
    in NC v2.2 EQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    61 Kuntal Thakkar
    ECSG
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United States
    Renewable Energy
    in CI-v4: Renewable energy production
    1 Maria Glädt
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden
    RE: Is there any Credit Language for this
    in Schools-2009: Social equity within the project team
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 16, 2014
    RE: Residential building above
    in Retail-CI-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    3 Francisco Sanchez Arroyo
    hexxan
    Fri, Dec 12, 2014
    Spain
    RE: 2-seat Reception Area in Middle School
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    27 Carrie Webster
    Moseley Architects
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    RE: FSC Invoice information for custom woodworking elements
    in NC v2.2 MRc7: Certified Wood
    162 Jason Grant
    Principal
    Jason Grant Consulting
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: NPDc11: are townhomes single dwelling or multiunit buildings
    in ND-v2009: Visitability and universal design
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    RE: LEED certified Neighborhood
    in NC-v4: LEED for Neighborhood Development location
    8 Adam Maynard
    Neighborhood Development Associate
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Dec 1, 2014
    RE: No 2 year contract available
    in NC v2.2 EAc6: Green Power
    69 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional
    JLL
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    RE: Solatubes (tubular skylights) and Option 2 prescriptive method
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    135 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Asbestos Abatement
    in ND-v2009: Brownfields redevelopment
    6 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: Daylight Measurement Levels
    in EBOM-v4: Daylight and quality views
    4 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Mon, Nov 17, 2014
    RE: 50% of the "building's" electricity -- for Retail??
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Green power
    6 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Fri, Nov 14, 2014
    Data Center in Portfolio Manager
    in Data Centers-EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    RE: Air quality testing for targeted chemicals
    in Homes-v4: Contaminant control
    2 Russ Pellegrino
    Technical Director
    Centek Laboratories, LLC
    Thu, Nov 13, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED-NC or LEED-EBOM
    in rating system selection
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 21, 2010
    RE: Re: NC or CS
    in NC or CS
    3 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Wed, Oct 20, 2010
    PLf2
    in Determining "project building context" for LEED PI Form 2: Project Summary Details, LEED LOv3
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 15, 2010
    RE: percentage of spaces
    in future fit outs
    2 Jeff Riggs
    Sr. HVAC designer
    BCCLT
    Fri, Oct 15, 2010
    post under specific credit forum
    in Water Efficiency / Use Reduction
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 15, 2010
    new project admin
    in Project Re- Registration
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Oct 13, 2010
    LEEDuser resources
    in LEED Letters from Manufacturers
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 11, 2010
    RE: Re: CI phased project because of budget issues
    in LEED2009 CI project: Is a phased project because of budget issues?
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Oct 10, 2010
    Re: What System to Use for Industrial Existing Buildings
    in What System to Use for Industrial Existing Buildings?
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Fri, Oct 8, 2010
    RE: Representative Floorplans
    in Representative Floorplans in LEED Online credit form submissions
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 8, 2010
    RE: Re: SS and MR credits for multiple contractor projects
    in SS and MR credits for multiple contractor projects within a Campus or Installation
    2 Melanie Harris
    Project Manager
    HOK
    Wed, Oct 6, 2010
    ready-mix plants
    in re: Ready-mix concrete and Material and resources
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Oct 5, 2010
    Re: Green Cleaning Costs
    in What is the average per square foot cost of maintaining/cleaning a LEED Gold building?
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Mon, Oct 4, 2010
    Re: Audit Requirements
    in Audit Requirements
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Thu, Sep 30, 2010
    WEp1 LEED Online form
    in Occupant and Usage Data: Typical number of days of operation per year
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 29, 2010
    demonstrating compliance
    in How to fulfill the LEED-Requirements if you have just one occupied room?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 29, 2010
    RE: MRc5 question
    in Secondary products for MEP systems and MR credits
    3 Fresco Green
    Fresco Green Building
    Thu, Sep 23, 2010
    see schedule thread
    in How long for LEED Certification reviewing process
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 22, 2010
    Schools mold prevention credit
    in UV lights as an ID credit
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 21, 2010
    RE: LEED-EBOM webinar
    in Activities before registration
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 21, 2010
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Fire Station FTE
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    275 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Separation between patient and staff places of respite
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    27 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater: EDGE Auditor
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Off-Site Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    453 Jeannie Rueter
    Green Building Analyst
    Ausonio Incorporated
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    United States
    RE: CI - ID Credit for Cooling Tower Collection
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    166 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    NCv4 IEQc9 Acoustics - Hospitality
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Brazil
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Portugal
    RE: Fire Station FTE
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    275 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Malaysia
    Functional entryway of project
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    United States
    new forum for LEED Online updates
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    138 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    24 Hour Retail
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    1 Daniel Zaneto
    MMA Architects
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    34 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    EAC4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    157 Sahar Al-Khairi
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    #45 - Innovation or Pilot Credit
    in Pilot Credit 45: Site Assessment
    17 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Certify some of multiple fitout floor
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    9 sompoche sirichote
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Thailand
    RE: LEED EBOM EA1 Case 2C
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    122 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    RE: Varying Fixtures
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    19 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Line of sight at intersections
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    124 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015
    2015-12-11 15:51 United States
    LCA Part B – Use stage of 60 years
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    44 Petr Vogel
    Specialist Consultant
    EkoWATT CZ
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015
    2015-12-11 11:10 Czech Republic
    LCA Part C – End of Life
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    44 Petr Vogel
    Specialist Consultant
    EkoWATT CZ
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015
    2015-12-11 11:09 Czech Republic
    LCA Part A4 and A5 – Transport to site and Construction installa
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    44 Petr Vogel
    Specialist Consultant
    EkoWATT CZ
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015
    2015-12-11 11:06 Czech Republic
    LEED CS building with very minimum landlord provision
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,072 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    2015-12-11 00:27 Singapore
    Floor joists part of interior?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    210 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    2015-12-10 23:21 Thailand
    Combined approach
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    708 Claire DeCamp
    Senior Architectural Associate
    UCD Design and Construction Management
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    2015-12-10 18:49 United States
    IAQ Management Plan and IAQ Management Specification Section
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    145 Bridget Brock
    Huitt-Zollars Morris
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    2015-12-10 17:22 United States
    Where is the line again?
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    482 Daniel Hartsig
    Sustainability Analyst
    Transwestern
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    2015-12-10 13:10 United States
    Modeling KFC
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,460 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    2015-12-10 12:11 Russian Federation
    Renovation project automatically complies?
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    16 Joann Lee
    Heitman Architects Inc.
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    2015-12-10 12:06 United States
    Duct Seal level
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    497 Sarfaraj Khan
    Commissioning & Sustainability Consultant
    Green Consulting
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    2015-12-10 11:48 United Arab Emirates
    Exempt lighting for illuminance calculation
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    630 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    2015-12-10 10:48 France
    SRI Value from the Test Certificate
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    311 Nandana Kumar
    Senior Manager
    LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    2015-12-10 05:52 India
    Landscape Area
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    87 Lamonte Woodard
    Wed, Dec 9, 2015
    2015-12-09 12:36 United States
    Warehouse Interior Lighting
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    183 Marilia Silva
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Wed, Dec 9, 2015
    2015-12-09 11:01 Brazil
    Anchor Bolt Recycle Content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    610 Sarfaraj Khan
    Commissioning & Sustainability Consultant
    Green Consulting
    Wed, Dec 9, 2015
    2015-12-09 01:02 United Arab Emirates
    Problem with FSC and COC shipped from other country.
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    482 Somsak Jidmon
    Senior Architect and LEED Consultant
    GA Studio Co.,LTD.
    Tue, Dec 8, 2015
    2015-12-09 00:11 Thailand
    Landfill Site Certification
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    217 Marcelo Maciel de Santa Helena
    Eficiente Gestão de Engenharia e Projetos
    Tue, Dec 8, 2015
    2015-12-08 20:28 Brazil
    PC 85 Learning Controls
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    39 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Tue, Dec 8, 2015
    2015-12-08 12:48 United States

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