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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: "Single Site" requirement for a Master Site?
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    500 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Dec 21, 2014
    RE: How to prove compliance with Mechanical Ventilation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,569 Praveen Raj
    Energy Analyst
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    India
    RE: LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    16 Jeffrey Ornstein
    Associate Project Manager for Architecture, LEED AP BD+C, CDT
    New York City Housing Authority
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    RE: Hot-Rolled Structural Steel - MRc4 Products
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    501 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Dec 20, 2014
    RE: Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    206 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Modeling a backup District energy source
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    883 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    IEQp1 using indoor packaged DX units
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 Edgar Arevalo
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Auto Service/Repair
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    225 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Can't create an ID point for this credit
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    54 Alfonzo Collins
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Minimum Ventialtion Rates: Locker Rooms
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    826 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    116 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Bangladesh
    RE: Lighting boundary SSc6 in new
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    14 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    RE: Wood floor coating VOC limit
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    463 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    RE: EAP2 Form "Check Compliance" problem
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    49 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Contract between owner and CxA
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    261 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Sat, Oct 25, 2014
    Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    RE: IDF curves
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    218 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    RE: The missing point
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    99 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Colombia
    Redoing MRT measurements after preliminary review
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    26 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Wed, Oct 22, 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
    Pursuing LEED NC streamline path
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    39 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    shaded area
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    15 YP Pierce
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    NCv4 IEQc9 Acoustics - Hospitality
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Tyra Sorensen
    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
    Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    1 Breck Baird
    Architect
    SmithGroupJJR
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    removed
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    169 Kevin Flynn
    President, AIA, LEED FELLOW (LEED AP BD&C)
    EcoDEEP
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    school playgrounds
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    21 Mike Halcom
    Principal
    Halcom Consulting LLC
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Austria
    RE: regulalry occupied in DCs
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Daylight
    2 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    RE: Re-certification of a LEED 2009 EBOM project in 2017
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    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: Green Cleaning
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    533 Stella Stella
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
    Philippines
    24 Hour Retail
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Light pollution reduction
    1 Daniel Zaneto
    MMA Architects
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Comoros - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Congo - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Congo, Democratic Republic of - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Djibouti - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Equatorial Guinea - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Eritrea - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ethiopia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Gabon - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Gambia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ghana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guinea - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guinea-Bissau - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Angola - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Benin - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Botswana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Burkina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Burundi - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cameroon - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Algeria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Africa - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Core Learning Space implies use School LEED requirements?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    623 MKK LEED
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Colombia
    RE: Combined Density
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    4 Valentin Grimaud
    Thermal Engineer
    TERAO Green Building Engineering
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Public use vs Building occupant use
    in CS 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    33 Dina Ammar
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    Jordan
    changes in appealed credit
    in Review Appeal
    31 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    Belgium
    Pressure flow rates
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    12 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Test Date or Certification Start Date
    in Schools IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Furniture and Furnishings
    14 Gabriela G
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    RE: Sensor based lavatory faucet compliance
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    611 Mohammed Faisal Kalaigar
    LEED AP(BD+C)
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Saudi Arabia
    usage of existing parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    296 Doreen Kruschina
    Doreen Kruschina Planung+Baumanagement
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Germany
    Ecological Species Consultation in California Coastal Zone
    in ND Plan-v4: Imperiled species and ecological communities
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    RE: No public water and wastewater infrastructure in the City!!
    in ND-v2009: Smart location
    19 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    WinAir Software to Meet Requirement
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    81 Roberto Meza
    Sustainable Building Consultant
    SPHERA Sustainable Building Consultants
    Tue, Sep 16, 2014
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    10 Ashley Catlett
    USGBC/GBCI
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    Citibike for non-residential transients?
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    59 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Mon, Sep 15, 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
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    United States
    RE: Title 24 Equivalency?
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    17 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 15, 2014
    IEQc2 Form Linked Content Source Inquiry
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    10 Sam Stoltze
    Sustainability Consultant
    Chapman Construction / Design
    Sun, Sep 14, 2014
    United States
    RE: wall mounted thermal controller
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    173 Larissa Oaks
    Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Sep 12, 2014
    RE: wall mounted thermal controller
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    173 Larissa Oaks
    Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Sep 11, 2014
    Number of bus stops and bus lines required
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    205 Sarah Lavalliere
    Thu, Sep 11, 2014
    Canada
    Ecocert
    in EBOM 2009 MRc5: Sustainable Purchasing—Food
    81 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Thu, Sep 11, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Project Boundary
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    1 Sharon Dearstyne
    Tue, Oct 28, 2014
    2014-10-28 07:34 United States
    Default recycled content for Aluminum or Glass?
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    157 charles chaloeicheep
    WSP
    Mon, Oct 27, 2014
    2014-10-27 18:53 United States
    Ongoing Consumables in HC Clinic
    in EBOM-v4: Ongoing purchasing and waste policy
    3 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 27, 2014
    2014-10-27 15:28 United States
    appeal timeline
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    622 Therese Thompson
    Project Manager
    Cordogan, Clark & Associates
    Mon, Oct 27, 2014
    2014-10-27 13:17 United States
    Automatic Shading Devices
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    559 Ryan Kurlbaum
    CHARLES ROSE ARCHITECTS
    Mon, Oct 27, 2014
    2014-10-27 11:22 United States
    local equivalent standards?
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    98 Christian Luft
    Drees & Sommer Advanced Building Technologies GmbH
    Mon, Oct 27, 2014
    2014-10-27 05:30 Germany
    Commercial Kitchens
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    826 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Sat, Oct 25, 2014
    2014-10-25 12:53 United States
    Do I qualify? Lots of details, hopefully helpful How and whom...
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    138 Bruce Johnson
    Sat, Oct 25, 2014
    2014-10-25 02:03 United States
    Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    206 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    2014-10-24 09:18 South Africa
    Separate CxA's for Fundamental and Enhanced Cx?
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    261 Timothy Casper
    Voith & Mactavish Architects
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    2014-10-24 08:17 United States
    Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 18:36 United States
    IDF curves
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    218 MKK LEED
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 11:19 Colombia
    Medical Center MRI, CT Scan Rooms
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    638 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 08:35 United States
    Selection of HVAC Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,569 Praveen Raj
    Energy Analyst
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 05:26 India
    Heating only system; Baseline modeling of DHW
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,569 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 01:28 Russian Federation
    Modeling Laboratory Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,127 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 18:15 United States
    LEED Online Not Displaying Multiple Credit Assignees
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    151 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 16:30 United States
    Project without exterior lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    559 María Fernanda Aguirre
    Architect LEED AP BD + C - LEED AP ID + C
    Renato Miranda and Associates
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 15:26 Chile
    The missing point
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    99 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 14:40 Colombia
    Commissioning of renewable energy systems
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    261 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 11:50 United States

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