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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Renewable energy - EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: waste generated from new construction
    in Mid-Rise v4: Construction waste management
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sat, Jul 23, 2016
    RE: LEED v4 Interior Lighting Quality Option 2, Strategy A
    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    26 Kera Lagios
    Associate Principal
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: USGBC Approved Environmental Product Declaration Framework
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    53 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    1 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Outdoor Air monitoring devices
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    299 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Design Engineer for EAp1 and CxA for EAc3
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    331 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Construction Waste management
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    438 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    SSc2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    285 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Unisex Toilet
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Individual Control for Transients- Healthcare Project
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    228 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Default occupancy counts (ASHRAE 62.1 vs. Reference Guide)
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    166 Michael Brown
    Sustainability Discipline Director
    The Beck Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    RE: Documentation Requirements-Access to Quality Transit
    in CI-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    APPA Audit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    75 Ana Carolina Montecinos Ongini
    Ingeniera
    IRSA S.A
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Argentina
    n/a
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    12 robert lohr
    Sr. Director of Construction
    DSW, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in Schools-NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    4 Allison Zuchman
    The Green Engineer
    The Green Engineer
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    United States
    RE: Aerothermal Energy
    in NC-v4: Renewable energy production
    4 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    Plans & policies
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    1 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    Sweden
    Toilets for customer use
    in Retail-CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Karen Elliott
    LEED AP ID+C & BD+C
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    United Kingdom
    RE: producer declaration
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    43 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Signed Contract with the CxA
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    310 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Option 1: Calculated Water
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    23 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Thermal Comfort - Adaptive Method
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    254 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Never Have Cooling Towers
    in Pilot Credit 17: Cooling Tower Water Use
    28 Janice Rogers
    Design Manager/LEED Manager
    Kirlin Builders
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    RE: Green cleaning products - Saudi Arabia
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    153 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Scoreboard as Signage?
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    66 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Cleaning Chemicals
    in Hospitality-EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    1 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    India
    RE: Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    313 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: No more pressure washing with water only
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    135 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    RE: ACP for India
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    15 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: Energy Simulation
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    123 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    deleted
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    330 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    United States
    hand watering for irrigation
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    124 cathy keagle
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    Roof cleaning and water
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    79 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Timor-Leste - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vietnam - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Southern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Albania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Andorra - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bosnia and Herzegovina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Croatia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    72 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Mon, Jun 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    72 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Mon, Jun 20, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    31 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Material ingredient reporting
    4 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    13 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    RE: Commingled waste as one or multiple material streams?
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    32 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    RE: Declare labels
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    40 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    RE: BES 6001 - USGBC approved leadership extraction practice?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    60 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    17 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 61: Material Disclosure and Assessment
    9 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    8 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Material multi-attribute assessment
    1 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    RE: BES 6001 - USGBC approved leadership extraction practice?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    60 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    483 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    RE: USGBC Approved Environmental Product Declaration Framework
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    53 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    53 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    deleted
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    330 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    611 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    90 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Scoreboard as Signage?
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    66 Laura Marchand
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    2016-06-29 20:47 United States
    Option 1: Calculated Water
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    23 Ileana Delgado
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    2016-06-29 17:59 United States
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    2016-06-29 15:23 United States
    Curtain Wall
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    2016-06-29 15:22 United States
    Daily Use of sink in Dorm Lobby
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    750 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    2016-06-29 12:21 United States
    Air Filter "Dirty Filter" Allowance in Fan Energy Calcs
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,285 charles shinneman
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    2016-06-29 11:49 United States
    ASHRAE requirements for dry-coolers
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,095 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    2016-06-29 09:30 Poland
    Untenanted spaces with no lease agreements
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    166 John Mader
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    2016-06-29 03:53 Japan
    Confidential lease agreements cannot be obtained
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    166 John Mader
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    2016-06-29 03:50 Japan
    Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Muzammal Abbas LEED AP (BD+C)
    MEP Engineer
    Pakistan Green Building Council
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    2016-06-29 03:27 Pakistan
    ACP for India
    in NC-v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    15 Renu Rani
    LEED Green Associate
    Wed, Jun 29, 2016
    2016-06-29 00:33 India
    Sustainable Minds Transparency Reports
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    13 Kerry Honsinger
    Reynolds Ash and Associates
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    2016-06-28 16:32 United States
    deleted
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    330 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    2016-06-28 16:24 United States
    Roof cleaning and water
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    79 Kimberly Hosken
    LEED Fellow
    subcontractor
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    2016-06-28 14:23 United States
    Energy Simulation
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    123 Muzamil Rafique
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    2016-06-28 09:46 Pakistan
    Baseline system selection
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,609 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Tue, Jun 28, 2016
    2016-06-28 09:11 Greece
    Exercise Equipment
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    121 Eric Carbonnier
    VP of Sustainability
    HMC Architects
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    2016-06-27 20:40 United States
    Soil restoration and testing
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    14 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    2016-06-27 20:07 United States
    Option 1 Interior Building Lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    636 Moe Fakih, LEED AP (O+M), BPI, CGBP
    Director of Sustainability
    VCA Green
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    2016-06-27 18:38 United States
    insulation thickness versus energy modeling
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    123 Jennifer Webb
    CEO
    JWAC
    Mon, Jun 27, 2016
    2016-06-27 09:47 United States

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