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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Pre-development Conditions
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    233 Thiago Bondini
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Is the credit for during construction, or after envelope is up?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    125 Nena Elise
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Basement carpark areas?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    97 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Historic Building Cold Dark Shell
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    953 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Total construction cost
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Building Type
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    218 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: SS 4.4 No New Parking.
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    309 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    59 Andy Rhoades
    Partner
    Leading Edge Consulting
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Shared building electricity meter
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    9 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Protect Habitat on Campus
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    237 April Brown
    Senior Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Legacy LEED AP's
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    18 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: small DES
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    indoor smoking room exhaust
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    97 Alexander Benning
    Project Manager
    ES EnviroSustain GmbH
    Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    Germany
    RE: Fernanda Palacios
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    82 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    RE: Documenting full building metrics within LEED Online
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    88 yukari kubo
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    RE: LEED-NC and Interior Fitout
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    164 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    RE: On-going Commissioning
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.3: Existing Building Commissioning—Ongoing Commissioning
    35 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    RE: Performance Period
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    9 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    Workspace Pods
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    145 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Tue, Jun 23, 2015
    RE: Parking Garage
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    Medical records room with 7 cubicles.
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    187 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: Documentation and Tabulation of Areas
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    70 Russell Remy
    FOX Architects
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    Assesment rooms at rehabilitation Center
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    319 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: 100 Year Flood Zone for CS projects -Previously Developed
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    17 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    France
    RE: Multiple Buildings Project Certification
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    124 Mario S.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: Installed HVAC equipment is less efficient than simulated.
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    291 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: Prviate Shuttle System Used Solely
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    215 Shafqat Hussain
    LEED Project Manager
    SIDEworks
    Mon, Jun 22, 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
    LEED certification for part(s) of a hospital--op. rooms v. gar.?
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    1 Robert Russo
    Sun, Jun 21, 2015
    RE: How are individual guestroom VTACs calculated?
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    10 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    RE: Defining Glazed Corners
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    43 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    United States
    Existing Blow-out toilets
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    101 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Netherlands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Austria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belgium - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Canada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    France - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Germany - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    San Marino - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Serbia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Slovenia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    U.S. and Canada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United States - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vatican City - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Western 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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    59 Andy Rhoades
    Partner
    Leading Edge Consulting
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    RE: CS project without bathrooms and elegible fixtures
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    199 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    Eurovent Certification
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    190 shane geraghty
    Geraghty Energy Consultants
    Sun, Jun 7, 2015
    Ireland
    Co2 Monitoring for Residential Project
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    251 Sachin Shah
    Director of Design Build Division
    Dorvin D Leis
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    Chilled Water Use for part of a floor
    in CI-v4: Advanced energy metering
    1 Annie Argento
    Principal
    Argento/Graham
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    United States
    Turf grass with trees
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    395 JOHANNA SENOTT
    Architect / Environmental adviser
    EA Energia y Arquitectura
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    "integral to the water-proofing system"
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    82 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    v4 Project on 2009 Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    534 Edwin van Eeckhoven
    CEO
    C2N
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    Existing Conditions
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    6 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    United States
    Turf grass with trees
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    395 JOHANNA SENOTT
    Architect / Environmental adviser
    EA Energia y Arquitectura
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    RE: Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    256 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    Mexico
    EPD without program operator and/or specific PCR
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    18 Paula Rantanen
    Consultant
    Ramboll Finland Oy
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    measuring heat pump load for system submetering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    43 ethan adams
    UUSC
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    United States
    VOC content - 11890-2
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    97 Jane Long
    Ms
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    RE: Parking Garage Entrance
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    346 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    RE: ASHRAE 55 Compliance in Dubai
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    215 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    RE: Transient number for residential
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    228 Eeshoo Rehani
    Sustainablity Coordinator
    LRS Architects, Inc
    Sat, May 30, 2015
    Exterior space, partially enclosed - Application of Std.
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    917 Mauricio Ramirez
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    Mexico
    Exterior space, partially enclosed - Application of Std.
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    917 Mauricio Ramirez
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    Mexico
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    All or the Main street frontages 1:1.5
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    94 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, Jun 15, 2015
    2015-06-15 07:58 France
    Dual Showerheads
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    667 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Mon, Jun 15, 2015
    2015-06-15 07:06 Sweden
    Development Density Calculations
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    44 Amanda Johnson
    Penicaud Green Building
    Mon, Jun 15, 2015
    2015-06-15 05:37 France
    Bike rentals count towards SSc4.2?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    259 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Jun 12, 2015
    2015-06-12 16:55 United States
    ERV serving 3 different tenants
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    59 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Fri, Jun 12, 2015
    2015-06-12 14:22 Canada
    FTE, visitor count and space usage in shell space
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    228 JASON BONE
    SENIOR PROJECT DESIGNER
    GKKWORKS
    Fri, Jun 12, 2015
    2015-06-12 14:12 United States
    IEQc4.1 - Clarification on Air Barrier
    in Making Air Barriers That Work
    11 Suzanne Johnson
    Design Manager
    Hensel Phelps
    Fri, Jun 12, 2015
    2015-06-12 07:24 United States
    Envisioning this credit for condo building in Harlem
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    6 Charlotte Matthews
    Thu, Jun 11, 2015
    2015-06-11 16:34 United States
    CO2 Monitors in Waiting Room Without 4 Walls
    in CI 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    31 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Jun 11, 2015
    2015-06-11 11:39 United States
    Zero-lot line project - LEED requirements
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    50 Mark Frey
    Intep
    Thu, Jun 11, 2015
    2015-06-11 11:00 Germany
    walk-in closets in residential
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    917 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 16:32 United States
    Alternative to OA airflow measurement device at Building AHU
    in CI 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    31 Kristopher Baker
    Syska Hennessy
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 15:17 United States
    Using LEED version 2.2 approval as a precedent
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 Judhajit Chakraborty
    Building Performance Specialist
    WSP Built Ecology
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 13:42 United States
    Project self shading for separate certifications
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,904 Cory Duggin
    Energy Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 13:26 United States
    Eurovent Certification
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    190 shane geraghty
    Geraghty Energy Consultants
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 11:42 Ireland
    IECc6.1 Hotel Servery
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    319 Glenn Haydu
    Project Director
    Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 10:38 United States
    LEVs and Electric Charging Stations to share a spot
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    386 Marisa Picard
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 10:37 United States
    LEED EBOM
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    59 Lukas Urban
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    2015-06-10 05:09 Czech Republic
    proposed model fan power
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    953 jack evans
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    2015-06-09 18:03 United States
    Existing Building Renovation and Site Work
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    164 Catherine Adams
    Architectural Associate
    Astorino|CannonDesign
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    2015-06-09 16:41 United States

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