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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Views for airport
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    399 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Must I continue to audit if 50% is reached during PP
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    72 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Criteria for Space usage type
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    213 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Dish detergent
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    139 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: C&S Individual Project within a Campus Registration
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    513 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Integrated System - Space heating and water heating
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,716 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    658 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    5 Anya Fiechtl
    ARCHITECT, LEED AP BD+C
    High Plains Architects
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Areas passing at one time but not another
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    657 Lisa Fabula
    Sustainable Project Manager
    KEMA Services
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    32 Daniela Grotenfelt
    Miss
    Larkas& Laine Architects Ltd
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Minimum Ventilation rates for Production area
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    881 sriram tetali
    Manager -Suatainability Services
    M W Group
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    India
    Bird Collision Deterrence: Summary of Material Threat Factors
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    40 Alysa Hoffmeister
    VP & GM of No America
    Dip-Tech
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Healthcare MRc4.1: rated hours for lamps or ballasts?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury in lamps
    14 Megan Shelby
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    57 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: How can I filled the LEED Online form
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    18 Somsak Jidmon
    Senior Architect and LEED Consultant
    None
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    Thailand
    Tree grates
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    55 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    United States
    RE: Non-motorized rights-of-way
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    82 Mark Walsh
    Technical Director
    Perkins+Will
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    RE: Data Center Baseline systems
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    29 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    RE: Data Center systems in Baseline
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    37 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    RE: Adhesive the applied to the pre-fabricated materials
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    81 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    Area with Direct Line of Sight to the Outdoors
    in NC-v4: Quality views
    1 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    Brazil
    Scope of landlord change
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    96 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    RE: Path 12 - Low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles per NC 2009
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    214 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    RE: Help test the Pilot Credits!
    in Pilot Credit 35: Environmental Tobacco Smoke
    2 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    PIlot Credit Reboot
    in No Environmental Tobacco Smoke
    1 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    RE: Pilot Credit 30: No new parking
    in Pilot Credit 30: Alternative Transportation
    10 Gary Hansen
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    LEED Boundaries & Construction Boundaries
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    247 SOHA YAMANI
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    RE: Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    77 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Mar 7, 2015
    v4 vs v2009, Bicycle Shower Facilities Location
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    CONCORE Raised Access Floor Panel.
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    114 Carla Lopez
    Director of Valuation & Advisory
    CBRE
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    PI Form4 - Lease Requirement
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    3 Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham
    Senior Facilities Planner
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    United States
    Compliant spaces for views in In-patient areas
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    30 Ghaith Moufarege
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    RE: Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    5 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Option D: Calibrated Simulation
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    12 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Iceland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ireland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Latvia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Sun, Feb 15, 2015
    Project Sites within a LEED ND Boundary
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    RE: Epoxy Flooring with ZERO VOC
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    336 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    Daily Occupancy for Cinema
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    225 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    Daily Occupancy for a cinema
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    Mexico
    Changing out fixture trim after the performance period
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    52 Tom Kennedy
    Thomas E Kennedy, PE
    Thu, Feb 12, 2015
    RE: Sensory Stimulation
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    47 Mark Walsh
    Technical Director
    Perkins+Will
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    MRc5 Material Tracking/Documentation
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    34 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    United States
    RE: No file uploads?
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    221 Samuel Sura
    Mr
    e-Dome
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    Warehouse
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    145 Anke Koch
    Architect LEED AP
    Ingenieurbüro Anke Koch
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    Germany
    RE: Ancillary site buildings
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    251 Devani PERERA
    Green Building Consultant
    ELAN
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    RE: Electric Charging Stations for LEED CI ID Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    144 Gaston Michaud
    Mechanical Engineer
    CTS
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Reference Building – Try #2
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    13 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    Garages and Service Bays
    in ND Plan-v4: Walkable streets
    1 David West
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    definition of work room
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    316 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Water Quality
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    26 Nathan Anderson
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    Invoice Requirements
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    33 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Romania
    Building core concrete floors as a "reused" material?
    in CI 2009 MRc3.1: Materials Reuse
    25 Alex Silber
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    Project boundary issues
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    207 Muneeb Haider
    Architect
    SIDEworks
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    Pakistan
    Project Sites within a LEED ND Boundary
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    Packaging?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    530 Caroline Hedin
    Architect
    studio point253
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 11:10 United States
    The overlap activities between CxA and CM Consultant
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    279 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 11:06 Thailand
    Duct Sealant
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    434 Yaneth Galindo
    Construction Supervisior
    MNCPPC
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 11:04 United States
    Places of Respite as a Schools ID credit?
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    20 Nadja Turek
    Woolpert Inc.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 10:45 United States
    Precision Air Conditioning for Server Room and Art Gallery
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,716 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 10:31 Thailand
    IEQ Credits 4.1-4.5 - applies to on-site application only?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    483 Charlie DeTillio
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 09:27 United States
    Powder coating mixed with water
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    94 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 08:51 France
    Alternative Compliance Path to achieve Acoustic Credit
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    5 Wioletta Simlat
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    2015-03-04 06:24 Germany
    short term bicycle storage
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 20:28 United States
    Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    77 Amanda Atkinson
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 15:15 United States
    Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    44 Kalyan Nishtala
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 15:03 United States
    MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 14:12 United States
    Auditorium seating
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    94 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 11:50 France
    EAp2:Table 1.4 based on ASHRAE 90.1-2010
    in CS v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 11:12 France
    Site Boundary
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    192 Anne Harney
    Senior Associate
    Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 10:47 United States
    Fabricator's location
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    289 Mahsa Nicknam
    Product Manager
    SmartBIM
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 10:30 United States
    Plant Design for Proposed bldg
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,716 Julian Park
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    2015-03-03 09:48 United States
    Leed AP Exam
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 brazer bozlak
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 16:28 United States
    Modeling of CHP
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    914 Marcio Orofino
    ENE Consultores
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 15:55 Brazil
    High-Volume vs. Convenience Copier 5,000 pages - CIR 872 Canada
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    333 Lindsey Kindrat
    Executive Director, Principal Sustainable Building Specialist
    3 Point Environmental Inc.
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 13:46 Canada

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