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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Actual Use vs Indicated Use
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    482 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Feb 6, 2016
    RE: Hazardous Gas or Chemical Definition / Resource?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: demolition of existing facade
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    60 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: Process Energy Exceptional Calculation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    2 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: Pump Room, STP Room & Guard Room Within LEED Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    223 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    India
    RE: Water Heater and Water Coolers
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    308 Shuchita Gupta
    Architect , LEED AP | BD+C
    Space Matrix Architects and Planners
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    India
    RE: Fire Extinguisher & Cabinet (MRc4 & MRc5)
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    588 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Guns to Rebar for Innovation Credit
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    597 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    EQpc78
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    99 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Reduced Mercury Content
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    160 Lou Niles
    Sustainability / LEED Specialist
    LPA, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    WEpc10
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    62 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: LEED v4-Credits MR-USGBC approved program
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    9 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Base Build HVAC Plant Requirements
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    381 Ciaran McCabe
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Enhanced Commissioning - Final Upload
    in CS v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 John Fingleton
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Ireland
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: IBEAM LEED USER POLICY
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.1: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management Program
    35 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    RE: Good news from GBCI!
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    70 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    baseboard
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    367 Anastasia Makarenko
    EcoStandard
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    RE: Access Point to an Active Freight Rail Line
    in Warehouses-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: New Materials & Resources Calculator
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    316 Tiffany Moore
    LEED Documentation Consultant
    Built Kansas City LLC
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: Core&Shell Project
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    9 Julien Richard
    Artelia
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: Download Forms
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    132 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    Asbestos Abatement Requirement Compliance
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    109 UO Design and Construction
    University of Oregon
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016
    United States
    RE: Submetering water
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    59 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Fri, Jan 15, 2016
    Spain
    RE: Calculating Buildable Land (PIf1-2)
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    32 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    List of LEED-Qualified Cars
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    423 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: Exterior Noise
    in Schools-NC-v4: Minimum acoustic performance
    3 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    5 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: Credit for EPDs in LEED 2009
    in NC-2009: MR Credit Category Pilot ACP
    2 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: LEED-Healthcare: EAc5 M&V Exemplary Performance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Measurement and verification
    7 Megan Shelby
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    basic soil tests at design phase
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    5 Charline Seytier
    CEO, Co-owner. LEED AP BD+C
    ThemaVerde, France
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    '..with no air recirculation' is for exhaust system or AC system
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    92 Qiao LIANG
    LEED AP
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    Excluding Areas
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    95 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED Green Associate
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    RE: Furniture - scope of work for EQ credit impacts MR credits?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    36 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    United States
    RE: Combining different material credits and options for materials
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    25 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Macedonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malta - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Montenegro - 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
    South and Southeast Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Rating system for an Existing Office space
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    748 Shijo John
    Mon, Dec 7, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    Rating system for an Existing Office space
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    748 Shijo John
    Mon, Dec 7, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    parking demand vs 1000sf or vs employees
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    36 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Fri, Dec 4, 2015
    Poland
    RE: Anti Smoking Sign
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    306 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Dec 2, 2015
    RE: PC 85 Learning Controls
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    38 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 1, 2015
    Rating system for an Existing Office space
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    748 Shijo John
    Mon, Nov 30, 2015
    United Arab Emirates
    The three dimensional orientation of the luminaire
    in Pilot Credit 7: Light Pollution Reduction
    30 Aly Rawji
    ART Engineering Corp.
    Sun, Nov 29, 2015
    United States
    LEED Online Form Help for Process Water
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    5 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Nov 25, 2015
    United States
    Circulation space around the building core
    in CS v4: Daylight
    1 Julien Richard
    Artelia
    Wed, Nov 25, 2015
    France
    Daylight and Views - RP For Earning 1 Point For Just Daylight?
    in EBOM 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    48 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sat, Nov 21, 2015
    United States
    Daylight and Views - RP For Earning 1 Point For Just Daylight?
    in EBOM 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    48 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sat, Nov 21, 2015
    United States
    Reference Guide Error?
    in Retail-CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    1 Robin Dukelow, LEED AP BD+C
    Sustainability Consultant; Project Manager
    Henderson Engineers, Inc.; Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Nov 19, 2015
    SSc3 and MRc2
    in Schools 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    5 Robert Fiala
    Tue, Nov 17, 2015
    Maximum frontage without windows on primary facade
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Mon, Nov 16, 2015
    United States
    Credit Specific requirements and Additional Questions mis-match
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Material multi-attribute assessment
    1 Carolyn Day
    Architect | Sustainability Coordinator
    Ellenzweig
    Mon, Nov 16, 2015
    RE: Combining different material credits and options for materials
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    25 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Nov 14, 2015
    feedback
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    5 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Sat, Nov 14, 2015
    United States
    LEED CI for Retail - MRp1
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Sat, Nov 14, 2015
    United States
    Maximum frontage without windows on primary facade
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Fri, Nov 13, 2015
    United States
    LEED V3 2009 SSc3- Asbestos contamination
    in Asbestos removal
    3 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Fri, Nov 13, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Baseline existing building envelopes
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    2016-01-14 10:18 Italy
    Need Registration guidance for an upcoming Hospital campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    550 Neha Singhal
    Thu, Jan 14, 2016
    2016-01-14 09:16 India
    Credit requirement language
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    38 Ben Campbell
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    2016-01-13 21:18 Canada
    IEQc7.1 compliance
    in NC v2.2 EQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    31 Gaston Viau
    GEBCO International
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    2016-01-13 18:57 United States
    Exterior Noise
    in Schools-NC-v4: Minimum acoustic performance
    3 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    2016-01-13 18:38 United States
    LEED Pilot Credit Survey
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    38 Bryan Finnegan
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    2016-01-13 17:54 United States
    Number of signs required to be considered "comprehensive"
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    597 Kristin Walsh
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    HKS Inc
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    2016-01-13 15:57 United States
    Corded and battery powered definition
    in EBOM-2009: Sustainable purchasing - electric-powered equipment
    7 Martha Norbeck
    President
    C-Wise Design and Consulting LLC
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    2016-01-13 13:07 United States
    MRp1 Can a designated dumpster serve as my area of recycling?
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    73 Shelly Christman
    Project Manager
    Whiting-Turner Contracting
    Wed, Jan 13, 2016
    2016-01-13 12:11 United States
    Oriented Strand Board - OSB
    in CI 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    17 Lorenna Lobo
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 22:38 Brazil
    OA Monitoring for DOAS serving several HPs
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    283 Logan Dorrell
    Sr. Mechanical Engineer
    AECOM
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 19:13 United States
    Total Site Areas
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    47 Dave L
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 16:51 United States
    Emergency Lighting within Daylight Zone
    in CI 2009 EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
    78 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 12:53 United States
    net area vs gross area (simulation) in IEQc8.1
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    125 Panagiota Dadinou
    Civil Engineer, MSc
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 08:12 Germany
    net area vs gross area (simulation)
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    125 Panagiota Dadinou
    Civil Engineer, MSc
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    2016-01-12 08:02 Germany
    PC 85 Learning Controls
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    38 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    2016-01-11 23:19 United States
    Paint in Parking Lot
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    106 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    2016-01-11 14:42 United States
    Green Cleaning as NC ID credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    79 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    2016-01-11 10:13 Canada
    Custom Walk-In Freezers and Refrigerators
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    308 David Hryvniak
    Research Assistant
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    2016-01-08 14:41 United States
    Alternative Compliance Path
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    56 timothy thomas
    project architect
    bshm architects
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    2016-01-08 12:03 United States

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