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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Still time to upgrade from LEED v2.2 to LEED NC 2009?
    in Upgrade to LEED 2009? How to Choose for Your Project
    21 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    RE: Campus for a gated residential/commercial compound versus ND
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    556 Eric Anderson
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    RE: How to draw the 11 degree line to calculate unobstructed view
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    41 P Hariharan
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    India
    RE: Timeline to File an Appeal
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    786 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, Apr 30, 2016
    Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    15 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Existing Insulated Glass Units
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,047 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Two sets of double doors count as one entry?
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    32 Steven Jones
    Vice President
    Quinn Evans Architects
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Meeting the credit intent
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the project team
    4 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    628 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    187 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Energy Process
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    RE: Ecotect Daylight Autonomy and Insolation levels Analysis
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    44 Isabel Santos
    S+A Green Lab
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Portugal
    RE: Dormitory as support building
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    233 Alan Scott
    Director
    YR&G
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bamboo Flooring to be considered in certified wood calculations
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    481 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Apr 29, 2016
    Bangladesh
    RE: Decomposed Granite
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    24 Alejandro Tangassi
    Mr.
    TAAGBUILD
    Thu, Apr 28, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Modeling DCV Savings for Proposed Building
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    151 Bernard Sagaiyaraj
    Director
    Blue Snow Consulting and Engineering Sdn. Bhd.
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    Malaysia
    RE: conductive rubber flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    381 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: 10% Exemption
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    66 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    RE: Do green roofs help to comply this credit? And green walls?
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    9 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    Ventilated Interior Door
    in Homes-v4: Advanced utility tracking
    1 Mitchell Toews
    Lynden Door | VanAir Design
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    United States
    Purchasing Calculator updated 4/8/2016
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    5 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    Purchasing Calculator updated 4/8/2016
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - ongoing
    5 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    MPR3 - Hotel in Mixed Use Building
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    3 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: GRI Sustainability Reports
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    7 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    RE: Campus project - joint ESC plan and measures
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    284 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    Precertification credits online
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    20 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    Czech Republic
    RE: Option 1 - What to include in Site Area calc
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    49 Saurabh Shrestha
    HKS Inc.
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    SSc1 Path 12: EV Charging Stations
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    222 Alaina Ladner
    Designer
    Huntsman Architectural Group
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    United States
    RE: Discrepancy between credit requirements and credit specifics
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    13 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: Providing water quality treatment to meet credit requirements
    in CS v4: Rainwater management
    3 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    Credit 7.1 and 7.2
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    285 Alejandro Macias
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    2 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: Density Calc which includes Marinas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    281 Qiongwen Kong
    Intern Architect
    COOPER CARRY
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    RE: Existing Conditions
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    22 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    RE: Case 1 vs Case 2
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    164 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Cyprus - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Greece - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Italy - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Flooring systems products available in China
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    117 Anne-Claire BARBERI
    Project Manager
    ARP-Astrance
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    United Arab Emirates
    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Argentina
    LCA questionnaire for Master thesis
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    16 Arturs Alsins
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    Modification to base building systems
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    154 Ben Hollon
    Mechanical Engineer
    Lankford Fendler
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    RE: Storm Interval and Drawdown
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    281 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    RCI CORR Information
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    4 John Danby
    Sustainability Administrator
    UC Davis Health System
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    United States
    RCI CORR Information
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    4 John Danby
    Sustainability Administrator
    UC Davis Health System
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    United States
    Galvanize Repair
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    521 Sean Kirk
    Construction Specialist
    Amec Foster Wheeler
    Sun, Mar 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: CI - ID Credit for Cooling Tower Collection
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    166 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    Rooftop Greenhouse
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    22 Sarah Nugent
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    United States
    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    Argentina
    earn a point using v4 credit
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    308 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    15 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    United States
    Supermarket in a spead shopping center.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Heraldo Muñoz
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Argentina
    parking area under cover
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    133 ANNA SUN
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    China
    Controlled Entry
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    111 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Hybrid Urinals
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    105 Nilda De Coutte
    Fundacion Ciudad del Saber
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Panama
    Changes to Campus Boundary?
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    232 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    United States
    RE: Campus project - joint ESC plan and measures
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    284 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Building Envelope Commissioning
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - building envelope
    8 Lance Barron
    Project Manager
    Essex Engineering Corporation
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    FTE and LEED boundary - LEED CI (v4)
    in Calculating FTEs
    207 Anna de Anguera
    Architect
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    2016-04-05 21:01 United States
    No Smoking Signage for a University Dormitory
    in EBOM-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    8 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    2016-04-05 20:35 United States
    Scope of Alternative Transportation Measures for a Dormitory
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    15 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    2016-04-05 20:26 United States
    Cold Climate
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    310 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    2016-04-05 19:31 United States
    Cold Climate
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    285 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    2016-04-05 19:30 United States
    What is a wetland or naturally designed pond per credit language
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    53 Landry Watson
    DPR Construction
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    2016-04-05 16:45 United States
    VRF system
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    53 GISELA FARHAT DE ARAUJO
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    2016-04-05 14:24 Brazil
    The cost of Certification
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    128 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    2016-04-05 13:25 Argentina
    Regularly occupied area of an hotel room
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    44 Ilse Dijkstra-Nugteren
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    2016-04-05 06:34 Netherlands
    ISO 50001 ACP Timeframe
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    120 Gina Dederer
    URS Deutschland GmbH
    Tue, Apr 5, 2016
    2016-04-05 06:23 Ireland
    DCV requirement for high-occupancy areas
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,047 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    2016-04-04 23:50 China
    Building Flush - Filter Change?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    69 Brianne Smith
    Architect
    RB+B Architects
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    2016-04-04 17:01 United States
    Provide the source of data
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    20 Matt Luedders
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    2016-04-04 12:40 United States
    SSc4.2 Bicycle Storage for a mixed-use Hotel/Commercial Space
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    105 Bhavin Pardiwala
    Project Coordinator
    Moody Nolan
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    2016-04-04 12:34 United States
    Outdoor air
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    75 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Mon, Apr 4, 2016
    2016-04-04 12:31 Spain
    LEED Lab
    in EBOM-2009: LEED Lab
    1 Stacey White
    Principal
    mode associates
    Sat, Apr 2, 2016
    2016-04-02 21:26 United States
    EAP2 required HAP input summary
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,423 Eric Wright
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016
    2016-04-01 19:26 United States
    Industry benchmark comparison reports
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    505 Omar Delgado
    Mechanical Engineer
    EnerMech
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016
    2016-04-01 13:18 United States
    Pre-Rinse Spray Valves in Laboratories
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    725 Wyatt Suddarth
    Mechanical EIT
    HDR Architecture, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016
    2016-04-01 12:03 United States
    Hourly Data for Rainwater Harvesting Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    725 Christian Kaltreider
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016
    2016-04-01 10:37 United States

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