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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    New O & M Starter Kit IN Credits
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    632 Kristen Callori
    Principal
    EDI Integrative Consulting, LLC
    Sat, Apr 29, 2017
    United States
    EA CR 02 - Qualified List
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    314 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Sat, Apr 29, 2017
    RE: Documentation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,087 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: IAQ calculator v03
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    171 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: Baseline window Visible Light Transmittance (VLT)
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    192 Cory Duggin
    Energy Project Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    United States
    RE: Galvanize Repair
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    587 Rafal Schurma
    principal
    visio | architects and consultants
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: Notes under table in LEED credit form
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    164 Karolina Izdebska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: 62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    73 Izabela Kwiecinska
    Gleeds Polska
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: IAQ calculator v03
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    383 Izabela Kwiecinska
    Gleeds Polska
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    Poland
    RE: Provide a transportation for pick up/ drop off employees
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    301 Hanh Truong
    Green Building Consultant
    Artelia
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    Vietnam
    RE: How is it graduate?
    in CS v4: Innovation
    3 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant
    Jacobs
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    RE: Increasing certification level after accepting certification?
    in United States
    2 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    RE: Basic Amenities Within the Main Building
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    127 Garrett Ferguson
    Sustainable Building Advisor, LEED AP BD+C
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    "Categorized as an Office Space"
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    353 Aaron Frantz
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    United States
    RE: one product both meet two criteria in option2.
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    7 Joanna Switzer
    Sustainability Project Manager
    Atkins North America
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    New O & M Starter Kit IN Credits
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    632 Kristen Callori
    Principal
    EDI Integrative Consulting, LLC
    Sat, Apr 29, 2017
    United States
    EA CR 02 - Qualified List
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    314 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Sat, Apr 29, 2017
    RE: Documentation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,087 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: IAQ calculator v03
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    171 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: Baseline window Visible Light Transmittance (VLT)
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    192 Cory Duggin
    Energy Project Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    United States
    RE: Galvanize Repair
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    587 Rafal Schurma
    principal
    visio | architects and consultants
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: Notes under table in LEED credit form
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    164 Karolina Izdebska
    Ove Arup & Partners Int. Ltd Sp. z o.o. Oddzial w Polsce
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: 62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    73 Izabela Kwiecinska
    Gleeds Polska
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: IAQ calculator v03
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    383 Izabela Kwiecinska
    Gleeds Polska
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    Poland
    RE: Provide a transportation for pick up/ drop off employees
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    301 Hanh Truong
    Green Building Consultant
    Artelia
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    Vietnam
    RE: How is it graduate?
    in CS v4: Innovation
    3 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant
    Jacobs
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    RE: Basic Amenities Within the Main Building
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    127 Garrett Ferguson
    Sustainable Building Advisor, LEED AP BD+C
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    "Categorized as an Office Space"
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    353 Aaron Frantz
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    United States
    RE: one product both meet two criteria in option2.
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    7 Joanna Switzer
    Sustainability Project Manager
    Atkins North America
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    RE: Off-site Off-set Documentation Requirements
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    303 Amber Richane
    Performance Driven Design Lead
    CallisonRTKL
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    RE: GREEN POWER - WIND Mills
    in NC-2009: Green power
    2 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    Conditions for site fence
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    308 Julian Bork
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    Germany
    RE: Quality Assurance
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    132 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    RE: Occupancy from areas not in LEED scope
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    32 David Lazaro
    WSS REAL ESTATE
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    How to apply base ratios for non-specified usage type?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    13 Jonathan Weiss
    Wed, Apr 26, 2017
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Increasing certification level after accepting certification?
    in United States
    2 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA Architects and Engineers
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    Projects constructed by diferent owners, same property managment
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    587 Pedro Urazan
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    Colombia
    LEED V4 -Healthcare Or NC
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    831 DON JUNIOR
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    ACP for Certified Wood vs Pilot for Legal Wood
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    170 Catie Ryan
    Project Manager
    Terrapin Bright Green
    Thu, Apr 20, 2017
    Malaysia
    RE: CARB and ECO-Certified
    in New Rules for Formaldehyde in IEQc4.4
    10 Jennifer Preston
    Thu, Apr 20, 2017
    SITES Discussion Forum - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Apr 19, 2017
    Parksmart Discussion Forum - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Apr 19, 2017
    Future-proofing LEED certification - Iran
    in LEED Certified or Certifiable? Architects Make the Case for Earning the Plaque
    10 Meike Borchers
    Technical Director
    WSP UK
    Wed, Apr 19, 2017
    Iran
    RE: Partitioned office space clarification
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    66 Carina Clark
    Interior Designer
    HKS
    Tue, Apr 18, 2017
    RE: Arc Platform
    in Performance Period
    59 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Wed, Apr 12, 2017
    RE: LDP for EBOM Recertification - Pros and Cons?
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    8 Camala Jones
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas
    Thu, Apr 6, 2017
    RE: Maintenance Staff
    in Calculating FTEs
    216 David Posada
    Integrated Design & LEED Specialist
    SERA Architects
    Thu, Apr 6, 2017
    RE: LEED Committment
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    877 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    19 Erik Heck
    Tue, Feb 21, 2017
    RE: v4 SSc6 - Hardscape requires a minimum of 0.2 fc to be counted
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    94 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Apr 20, 2017
    RE: Qualified Energy Rater for v4
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    165 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Feb 1, 2017
    RE: Sunset date for v3 certification
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    141 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Thu, Jan 26, 2017
    RE: GBCI Increases LEED Fees! - 12/1/2016
    in LEED registration and certification fees
    9 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Thu, Jan 19, 2017
    RE: 2009 Initial Certification -> v4 Recertification?
    in Recertification
    70 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Thu, Apr 6, 2017
    LEED AP Homes v4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    19 Mugdha Mokashi
    Fri, Dec 23, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    New O & M Starter Kit IN Credits
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    632 Kristen Callori
    Principal
    EDI Integrative Consulting, LLC
    Sat, Apr 29, 2017
    United States
    EA CR 02 - Qualified List
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    314 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Sat, Apr 29, 2017
    RE: Would we exclude interior walls that were never permitted?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    32 Diane Hale CHMM, CDGP, CEM, CESCO
    Director of Environmental and Safety Services
    HERServices, Inc
    Sat, Apr 29, 2017
    EA CR 02 - Qualified List
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    314 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    RE: 62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    73 Izabela Kwiecinska
    Gleeds Polska
    Fri, Apr 28, 2017
    "Categorized as an Office Space"
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    353 Aaron Frantz
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    United States
    Projects constructed by diferent owners, same property managment
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    587 Pedro Urazan
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    Colombia
    Conditions for site fence
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    308 Julian Bork
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    Germany
    LEED V4 -Healthcare Or NC
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    831 DON JUNIOR
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    How to apply base ratios for non-specified usage type?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    13 Jonathan Weiss
    Wed, Apr 26, 2017
    United States
    radius used for density calculations
    in CI-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    4 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant
    Jacobs
    Wed, Apr 26, 2017
    How to apply base ratios for non-specified usage type?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    13 Jonathan Weiss
    Wed, Apr 26, 2017
    United States
    Municipality Managed System
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    293 Chen Shalita
    B. Arch., LEED AP BD+C
    Alfa Sustainable Projects Limited
    Wed, Apr 26, 2017
    Sound Isolation ACP?
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    22 Rita Haberman
    Brightworks
    Tue, Apr 25, 2017
    RE: Galvanize Repair
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    587 Rafal Schurma
    principal
    visio | architects and consultants
    Tue, Apr 25, 2017
    TI scope vs. CS base building
    in CI-v4: Acoustic performance
    3 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Apr 25, 2017
    Documenting ID credits
    in NC-v4: Innovation
    21 Rita Haberman
    Brightworks
    Tue, Apr 25, 2017
    Samples from Stopwaste.org
    in EBOM-v4: Interior lighting
    7 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve - Building Sustainbility
    Tue, Apr 25, 2017
    Water Use Calculator and missing fixtures?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    800 Jennifer Propst
    LEED Consultant
    Southern Energy Management
    Tue, Apr 25, 2017
    MR c.1 Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    96 shane geraghty
    Geraghty Energy Consultants
    Tue, Apr 25, 2017
    Ireland
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    New O & M Starter Kit IN Credits
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    632 Kristen Callori
    Principal
    EDI Integrative Consulting, LLC
    Sat, Apr 29, 2017
    2017-04-29 14:19 United States
    RE: Would we exclude interior walls that were never permitted?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    32 Diane Hale CHMM, CDGP, CEM, CESCO
    Director of Environmental and Safety Services
    HERServices, Inc
    Sat, Apr 29, 2017
    2017-04-29 02:32 United States
    "Categorized as an Office Space"
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    353 Aaron Frantz
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    2017-04-27 15:51 United States
    Increasing certification level after accepting certification?
    in United States
    2 Tommy Linstroth
    CEO
    Green Badger
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    2017-04-27 14:03 United States
    Projects constructed by diferent owners, same property managment
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    587 Pedro Urazan
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    2017-04-27 12:45 Colombia
    Conditions for site fence
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    308 Julian Bork
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    2017-04-27 09:51 Germany
    IAQ calculator v03
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    383 Izabela Kwiecinska
    Gleeds Polska
    Thu, Apr 27, 2017
    2017-04-27 09:07 Poland
    Provide a transportation for pick up/ drop off employees
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    301 Hanh Truong
    Green Building Consultant
    Artelia
    Wed, Apr 26, 2017
    2017-04-26 23:23 Vietnam
    Account for local and utility central energy plants
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    192 Sarah Sachs
    Buro Happold
    Wed, Apr 26, 2017
    2017-04-26 18:40 United States
    How to apply base ratios for non-specified usage type?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    13 Jonathan Weiss
    Wed, Apr 26, 2017
    2017-04-26 15:54 United States
    Offsite donation compensation
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    303 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Wed, Apr 26, 2017
    2017-04-26 11:09 Colombia
    Can this credit be achieved if no minimum local code requirement
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    13 Juliana Moreira
    Engineer
    WSP group
    Wed, Apr 26, 2017
    2017-04-26 10:46 United Kingdom
    Sea Water Cooled Chiller Modeling
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    192 Sefa Sahin
    Wed, Apr 26, 2017
    2017-04-26 07:53 Turkey
    simple box model
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    37 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Apr 25, 2017
    2017-04-25 13:11 United States
    MR c.1 Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    96 shane geraghty
    Geraghty Energy Consultants
    Tue, Apr 25, 2017
    2017-04-25 06:10 Ireland
    Energy Simulation Baseline
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    353 Yong Lee Low
    ESD Consultancy
    ZEB-Technology Pte Ltd
    Mon, Apr 24, 2017
    2017-04-24 10:51 Vietnam
    Onsite solar PV generation - 10 years contract
    in EBOM-v4: Renewable energy and carbon offsets
    3 Ameet AA
    Mon, Apr 24, 2017
    2017-04-24 00:14 Singapore
    Hotel Occupancy
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    505 jupiter luner
    Energy Analyst
    Fri, Apr 21, 2017
    2017-04-21 13:58 United States
    Option 2 - Excluding Demo
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    51 Nathan Gauthier
    Director of FM Integration and Sustainability
    Shawmut Design and Construction
    Fri, Apr 21, 2017
    2017-04-21 12:01 United States
    Do aerosol rust-inhibitor paints fall under LEED guidelines?
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    319 debra lombard
    sustainable design consulatnt & construction administrator
    Bywater Woodworks, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 21, 2017
    2017-04-21 11:41 United States

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