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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Extension problematic
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    56 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: More Info on Program is Needed
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    34 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Discount for FTE
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    85 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Lighting Building Area method
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    869 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    RE: Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Flush-Out Path 2 - Weekend Run-Hours Required?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    65 Charles Marino
    Energy Engineer
    AKF Group, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    RE: High School Campus With No New Parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    125 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    SS CR 1 - Site Selection
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    202 Harsharan Kaur
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Baseline System configuration for mixed use condominium
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    559 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Perimeter Controls
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: IEQp1:Heating mode
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    815 Stella Stella
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Japan
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    60 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    BAS - whole building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    34 Melissa Schifman
    Principal
    Sustology
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    RE: Collection of regional material information
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    260 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Veterinary hospital
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    220 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: Sourcing of Raw Materials reporting requirements
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    19 Ben Campbell
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: Exception for display lighting
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    106 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Greece
    Making the Shipping Company Take the Packaging?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    83 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 Regional Priority Credits?
    in NC-v4: Regional priority
    5 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    RE: About reviewer comment
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    107 Tom Dietsche
    LEED Project Manager
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Pursuing LEED NC streamline path
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    39 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    LEED lease agreement for CS
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    8 Alfonzo Collins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    United States
    shaded area
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    15 YP Pierce
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Updated ACEE list of qualifying cars score >40
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    354 Marisa Picard
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Well Building Standard
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    140 Susan Coy
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    United States
    NCv4 IEQc9 Acoustics - Hospitality
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Measuring for an Office Building with 92 Heat Pumps
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    328 Ilona Johnson, PE, CEM, LEED AP
    Associate
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Pot washing sink
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    602 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Use of Microfiber
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning policy
    4 Anne White
    Program Coordinator
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    RE: Microfiber cleaning
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    2 Anne White
    Program Coordinator
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Molok Containers for MRp1
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    46 Kristopher Lashley
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Canada
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Afghanistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bangladesh - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bhutan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Brunei - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Burma - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cambodia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    India - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Indonesia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Laos - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malaysia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Maldives - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nepal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Pakistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    South and Southeast Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Suriname - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uruguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Venezuela - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Microturbines and gas rates for energy modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,097 Sherman Aronson
    Sr. Associate
    BLT Architects
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    United States
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Robert Himmler
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Austria
    Future Bike Racks
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    241 Sadie Martin
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Core and Shell project with public bike scheme adjacent
    in CS v4: Access to quality transit
    1 Sean Hogan
    LEED AP
    RKD Architects
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Ireland
    RE: Stadium seating - need SRI? Is it an appurtenance/usable space?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    267 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    United States
    24 Hour Retail
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    1 Daniel Zaneto
    MMA Architects
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    Expansion area
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    360 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    RE: GoO equivalency to Green-e Standard
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    12 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    LEED V4 DATA CENTER
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    120 Caroline Vallieres
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    Canada
    Native species
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    220 Stella Stella
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    613 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    Native species
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    220 Stella Stella
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014
    RE: Measuring for an Office Building with 92 Heat Pumps
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    328 Ilona Johnson, PE, CEM, LEED AP
    Associate
    Lilker EMO Energy Solutions
    Tue, Oct 14, 2014
    Pilot vs v4 Demand Response - Full Automation
    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    30 Jennifer Wehling
    Director of Sustainability
    Lionakis
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    United States
    zoning requirements
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    39 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    United States
    Long Term Service Contract
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    105 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    India
    School with unusually large amount of artificial turf
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    15 Helen Kessler
    President
    HJKessler Associates
    Sun, Oct 12, 2014
    United States
    Determining Core & Shell electricity usage from Energy Model
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    69 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Sat, Oct 11, 2014
    Multiple Points for One RPC
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    39 Suzanne Johnson
    Design Manager
    Hensel Phelps
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Chinese
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 12:33 China
    Editing Form Values
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    370 Ryan Kurlbaum
    CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 12:25 United States
    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
    2014-10-20 12:22 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
    2014-10-20 12:22 Portugal
    Summary marked "N"
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    196 Ryan Kurlbaum
    CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 11:54 United States
    Ventilation Effectiveness
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    815 Dustin Balton
    Project Engineer
    Holstein White, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 11:43 United States
    An unusual situation with Recycling Tickets
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    344 Christine Castellano
    LEED GA
    RC Andersen LLC
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 11:32 United States
    Ventilation Effectiveness
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Dustin Balton
    Project Engineer
    Holstein White, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 10:26 United States
    Hot desks as regularly occupied space?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    636 Paul Rogers
    Architect
    BAU Architects
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    2014-10-20 06:07 Sweden
    LEED Projecdt Boundary and SSc8
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    559 Dan Barton
    via Greengrade LEED Management Software
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 15:54 United States
    NC 2009 Retail IEQ7.2- humidistat needed in non-employee spaces?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    99 Laura Case
    Southface
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 15:29 United States
    Pot washing sink
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    602 Christine Harvey
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 15:21 United States
    Molok Containers for MRp1
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    46 Kristopher Lashley
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 13:28 Canada
    Submitting design prereq. credits during construction review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    608 kelly ryan
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 12:29 United States
    Scandinavian DES protocol
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,097 Yue Nie
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 10:38 Germany
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Robert Himmler
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 08:18 Austria
    Pressure Drop Adjustment
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    2014-10-17 08:10 Brazil
    Chilled water pumping head > baseline design
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Victoria Watson
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 21:25 United States
    Use of Microfiber
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning policy
    4 Louise Taillon
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 14:28 Canada
    Sediment Basin
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    2014-10-16 10:32 Argentina

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