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    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Naturally ventilated corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    878 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Mechanical Engineer / LEED Coordination Manager
    Moses & Associates
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    57 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
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    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    546 Candice Rogers
    Paladin, Inc
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    United States
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    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    397 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
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    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    20 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
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    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    2 Tristan Roberts
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    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Defining Outdoor Social Activities
    in NC-v4: Open space
    6 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: This just... USGBC changes to CS energy modeling requirements
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    263 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: LEED AP + Independent CxA
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    15 MM K
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: VOC limits for the welding of PP-R
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    434 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: A site with large building footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    231 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Point Structure For MRc5
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    289 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Parking space ownership
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    95 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Healthcare MRc4.1: rated hours for lamps or ballasts?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury in lamps
    14 Megan Shelby
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Naturally ventilated corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    878 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Mechanical Engineer / LEED Coordination Manager
    Moses & Associates
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    57 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Using LEEDv4 Fundamental and Enhanced ECx to achieve ID LEED2009
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    546 Candice Rogers
    Paladin, Inc
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Views for airport
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    397 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Zero lot line projects
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    20 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Defining Outdoor Social Activities
    in NC-v4: Open space
    6 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: This just... USGBC changes to CS energy modeling requirements
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    263 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: LEED AP + Independent CxA
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    15 MM K
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: VOC limits for the welding of PP-R
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    434 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: A site with large building footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    231 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Point Structure For MRc5
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    289 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Parking space ownership
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    95 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Target Finder: Design vs Target
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,710 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: HVAC System 8 Baseline
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    914 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Items that are used for either MRc4 or MRc3
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    530 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Reused area of column and beam
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    86 deborah lucking
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    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Location(s) and Wording of Signs
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    96 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    RE: Uplight - Option 2 Calculation method
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    28 Yvonne Fan
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    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Innovation Award
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    2 Tristan Roberts
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    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
    Construction & Sustainability Manager / Leed AP
    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Spain
    RE: LEED Credit Timeline
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    657 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    Project Sites within a LEED ND Boundary
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Sun, Mar 22, 2015
    RE: Forms Update
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    24 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
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    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
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    in MPR 6 - Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    48 Karen Joslin
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    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    RE: appeal on MRc7
    in Review Appeal
    34 jorge calderon
    earth lab
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    RE: LEED ND with Buildings Under Construction
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    184 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
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    RE: Categorizing a LEED project
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    658 Adi Negara, LEED AP BD+C
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    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    Indonesia
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    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
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    61 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    RE: VERTICALLY ATTACHED BUILDINGS
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    509 Barry Giles
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    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
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    31 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    RE: LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    58 Neshat Sakeena
    Sustainability Consultant
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    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Project Manager
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    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED V4 Canada, paint Questions
    in LEED Canada Forum
    44 David Rekker
    Project Principal
    MMM Group Ltd.
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    11 Raymond Salfiti
    Managing Director
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    Mon, Feb 23, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Marija Golubovic
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    Energo Energy Efficiency Engineering doo
    Wed, Feb 18, 2015
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    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Feb 17, 2015
    RE: PUBLISHED ACP DOCUMENTATION GUIDANCE FOR PROJECTS OUTSIDE THE US
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    160 Mike Barker
    Principal : Energy / Electrical Engineer
    BuildingPhysics South Africa
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    546 Candice Rogers
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    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    United States
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    RE: Point Structure For MRc5
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    289 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    ASHRAE 90.1-2007: 6.4.3.4.2 building height exemption
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    469 André Harms
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    LEED "Owner" (vs. Leasing)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    1 Serena Wray
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    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    Credit Complance/Justification in Spanish
    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
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    Bovis
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    Spain
    What exactly "parking area" means?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    192 Alicja Bieszyńska
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    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
    LEFEV Parking spots in shared garage w/ no dedicated spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    366 ELIZABETH REITER
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    ASHRAE 50% AEDG
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    1 Amy Van Dam
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    United States
    Baseline for Blow-out Fixtures
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    196 study topenergy
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
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    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    94 Yodi Danusastro
    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
    Indonesia
    Project Sites within a LEED ND Boundary
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Sun, Mar 22, 2015
    RE: Use of LPD Calculation Template
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    586 ÅF Lighting
    ÅF Infrastructure
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    Commissioning Requirements Off-site
    in CS-2009: Social equity within the community
    1 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    Mexico
    Only one bus line, but within an extensive public trans system
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    211 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
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    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    United States
    management plan update after preliminary review
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    38 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Fri, Mar 20, 2015
    Changing from agent back to owner on Certification agreement
    in Required Signatories in LEED Online Forms
    68 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
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    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    United States
    Project Sites within a LEED ND Boundary
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Thu, Mar 19, 2015
    Project Sites within a LEED ND Boundary
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
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    Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
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    Using LEEDv4 Fundamental and Enhanced ECx to achieve ID LEED2009
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    546 Candice Rogers
    Paladin, Inc
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
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    LEFEV Parking spots in shared garage w/ no dedicated spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    366 ELIZABETH REITER
    Architect 1
    WORKSBUREAU
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
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    Zero lot line projects
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    20 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
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    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
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    M W Group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
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    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
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    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
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    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
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    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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    in Spain
    1 Peter Gibney
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    Bovis
    Wed, Mar 25, 2015
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    152 Neha Singhal
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    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    95 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
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    Tue, Mar 24, 2015
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    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    530 Erika Duran
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    71 Blair Seibert
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    108 Agata Mozer
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    Mon, Mar 23, 2015
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