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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    21 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    RE: Commissioning DES if waste heat is recovered from process
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    271 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Tenant Finishes
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    145 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Exterior Lighting Baseline vs Proposed
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,854 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    LEED for Neighborhood Development + Walkable Project Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    91 M+A Architects
    Sustainability Team Member
    M+A Architects
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Does an indoor sewage pit need exahust for EQc5?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    96 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: WAter fountain in buildings - exterior lumen ligthing
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    590 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    488 Yaser Al Sharif
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    95 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    RE: Waste classified
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    376 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Energy star
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    276 Yaser Al Sharif
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Our project site is both previously developed and not.
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    64 Mathilda Jonsson
    Environmental Certification Engineer (LEED AP BD+C)
    Skanska
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Sweden
    Is this Pilot credit closed?
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    59 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    n/a
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    898 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    RE: Appeal for denied credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    683 Kumar Biplab
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Garages and Service Bays
    in ND Plan-v4: Walkable streets
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Sat, May 9, 2015
    RE: Anti-Corrosive Paint
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    128 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, May 9, 2015
    RE: What requirements apply?
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    16 Louise Schlatter
    Architect
    SSOE Group
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    RE: Option 2 "reduction below industry average"
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    5 Jennifer Rinkus
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: ETS During Construction
    in NC-v4: Environmental tobacco smoke control
    2 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    RE: What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    80 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    RE: MRp2-2 : High Pressure Sodium Lamps
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    9 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    RE: Credit Union
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    108 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    RE: automated blinds at option 2 - greater than 3,000 lux
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    27 Emir Pekdemir
    Energy Analyst
    Buro Happold
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    RE: Option 4 with underground parking
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    6 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    Solar Panel cover roof garden
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    75 Regina Ng
    Thu, May 7, 2015
    Malaysia
    RE: CI: ID+C Project: Innovation in Design Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    146 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    RE: Enhanced Refrigerant Mgmt as a Innovation Credit in LEED CI
    in CI 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    39 Bridgett Weaver
    Architectural Designer
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    Is this items means?
    in EBOM-2009: LEED 2009 EBOM ACPs for ISO 50001
    1 shize zhang
    auditor
    sgs
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    China
    Tower’s Parking Located in a Non-LEED Podium’s Basement Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    258 Eliel Pugaoan
    Wed, May 6, 2015
    RE: Parking Garage considered Exterior Fixtures?
    in EBOM-v4: Light pollution reduction
    4 Ashwini Arun
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    RE: Hi, I believe I already know
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    115 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Tue, May 5, 2015
    RE: LEED Site Border verses Open Space Border
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    35 Peggy Matta
    Newman Consulting Group, LLC
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    Small Lab in Office w/ Multiple Controls
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    49 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    RE: No cooling tower
    in NC-v4: Cooling tower water use
    12 Ashwini Arun
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Mon, May 4, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Paraguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkey - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Arab Emirates - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Yemen - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Northern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Denmark - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Estonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Finland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    partial credit?
    in CI-v4: Integrative process
    2 Dana Piper
    Architect
    Allbee Romein
    Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    United States
    RE: What if only 2 of 3 stairwells meet daylighting requirement?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    56 Christner Inc
    LEED BD+C
    Christner Inc.
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: SS Credit 7.1 - Calculating shade
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    45 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: Option 2 for a Partially Enclosed Building (LEED NCv2.2)
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    278 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    527 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    10 existing villas project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    678 Adamantia Zisopoulou
    Architect
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    Greece
    C&S 2009 Retail tenant space
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    35 London Huenefeld
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: Area requirements
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    28 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    LEED point for products sharing the same EPD
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    17 Anne Lautier
    Ellio
    Tue, Apr 7, 2015
    Dilution Systems for Multi-use building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    29 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    RE: Intermodal Center FTE Calculation
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    255 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Facilities off-site alllowed but cannot be double counted
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Third Party Data Source
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Erin Cubbison
    Regional Sustainable Design Leader
    Gensler
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Integrative process
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    6 Habitech Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    LEED Services in Europe - Founding Member of GBC Italia
    Habitech-Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    Fri, Apr 3, 2015
    Using EQc4.5 as an ID credit.
    in Schools IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Furniture and Furnishings
    15 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Bathtubs
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    271 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    satisfaction surveys - Ergonomics strategy
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    34 Jean-Baptiste SARFATI
    Environmental adviser - LEED AP ID+C
    Astrance
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    France
    RE: footprint clarification
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    195 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    biochar
    in EBOM 2009 IOc1: Innovation in Operations
    44 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    EV Ready acceptable?
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    98 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 13:21 United States
    Frit on Glazing for LEED-2009
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    408 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 09:04 United States
    Equation2: Monthly harvested rainwater volume. (v4)
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    12 deepak cherukumilli
    LEED Green Associate
    Dar al Handasah
    Wed, Apr 29, 2015
    2015-04-29 01:22 India
    NO HVAC INSTALATION - C&S IEQ Credit 3.1
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    30 Gabriel Yurevich
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    2015-04-28 16:09 Argentina
    EAP2 case 1 for international projects
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    474 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    2015-04-28 14:46 France
    Are exceptions mandatory or optional?
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,166 John Krutko
    Sr Project Manager
    Osborn Engineering
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    2015-04-28 11:28 United States
    (mis)Understanding the LEED Review (and appeal) process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    683 Susannah Goddard
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    2015-04-28 10:04 United Kingdom
    Bathtubs
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    271 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Tue, Apr 28, 2015
    2015-04-28 08:41 Poland
    Acoustic Test in the Field
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    140 Holly Van Straten
    Modine Manufacturing
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    2015-04-27 20:34 United States
    Enter way/Filling out the Form
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Bridgett Weaver
    Architectural Designer
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    2015-04-27 12:54 United States
    If the ventilation of kitchens in hotel should be included in
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    898 Leanne Niu
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    2015-04-27 03:06 China
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 20:27 United States
    Sports Practice Facility FTEs vs Transients
    in Calculating FTEs
    191 David Browne
    Architect
    Corley Redfoot Architects, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 15:27 United States
    No LEED ND v4 RP credits on LEED website?
    in ND-v4: Regional priority
    2 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 12:37 Lebanon
    Office building - Standard 62.1-2013 - Which toilet type?
    in CS v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    3 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 10:54 France
    Policy Template - Maintenance Equipment "goals"
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    2 Maureen Colburn
    LHB
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 09:40 United States
    Equipment Capacities for only one building pursue LEED
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,854 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 05:36 Vietnam
    Scope of the credit
    in EBOM-2009: Sustainable purchasing - electric-powered equipment
    3 Frantisek Macholda
    Sustainability Consultant
    EkoWATT
    Fri, Apr 24, 2015
    2015-04-24 05:31 Czech Republic
    Task Lights in Scope
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    317 Jonathan Weiss
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    2015-04-23 14:47 United States
    Option 2 "reduction below industry average"
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    5 Jennifer Rinkus
    Thu, Apr 23, 2015
    2015-04-23 14:31 United States

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