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    13 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
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    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
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    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,180 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: Commissioning Documents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    293 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: Aerosol Adhesives
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    451 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Open office with Displacement ventilation and Chilled beams
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    219 Zonda E. Team
    Zonda Engineering
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Excluding Areas during Re-Certification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    12 Mayra Portalatin
    Project Manager
    Facility Engineering Associates, PC
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    United States
    RE: Table 1.4 - Heating capacity in district heating scenario
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    53 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Baseline HVAC Systems
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,973 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Professional Engineer
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: Calculator from USGBC
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - equipment
    4 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Desktop C02 Monitors
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    254 Diego Garcia
    Architect LEED AP
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    Mexico
    Future Reclaimed Water Service
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    403 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    7 Anya Fiechtl
    ARCHITECT, LEED AP BD+C
    High Plains Architects
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    RE: LED lamps
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    3 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    RE: existing site soils are impervious
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    243 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: How are individual guestroom VTACs calculated?
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    13 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
    YRG sustainability
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: Process Energy Savings - Exceptional Calculation - Dry Coolers
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,180 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: Commissioning Documents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    293 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: Aerosol Adhesives
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    451 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Open office with Displacement ventilation and Chilled beams
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    219 Zonda E. Team
    Zonda Engineering
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Baseline HVAC Systems
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,973 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Professional Engineer
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: Calculator from USGBC
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - equipment
    4 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Desktop C02 Monitors
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    254 Diego Garcia
    Architect LEED AP
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    Mexico
    Future Reclaimed Water Service
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    403 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    7 Anya Fiechtl
    ARCHITECT, LEED AP BD+C
    High Plains Architects
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    RE: LED lamps
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - lamps
    3 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    RE: existing site soils are impervious
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    243 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    LEED NC - v4 MRc3 Wood products
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    37 Sandra Closson
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    Testing with multiple systems in one space
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    285 Nate Steeber
    Project Manager, Sustainability
    Sol design + consulting
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    United States
    NEED ANSWER: Residential - Alternative Transportation Strategy
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    313 Kuntal Thakkar
    ECSG
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    United States
    VRF with DOAS inyecting air into common return plenum
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    333 Zonda E. Team
    Zonda Engineering
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    RE: Existing constructions and non infiltration water tanks
    in ND-v2009: Rainwater management
    5 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    RE: Recycled Concrete for Temporary Haul Road
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    41 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    temporary capping of the remaining duct work
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    23 Megan Bove
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Excluding Areas during Re-Certification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    12 Mayra Portalatin
    Project Manager
    Facility Engineering Associates, PC
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    United States
    Maintenance Staff
    in Calculating FTEs
    198 Charles Nepps
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    USGBC management shake up
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    192 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: Appeal Design Credits After Construction Review has begun?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    699 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED Green Associate
    Perkins+Will
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    RE: LEED Online v4 for Multiple Buildings on a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    544 Eric Anderson
    Mon, Jul 20, 2015
    How FINAL is the Appeal?
    in Review Appeal
    37 Mary Kay
    Project Coordinator
    Gray Construction
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: Legacy LEED AP's
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    18 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Treatment of shared chiller plant
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    67 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes MidRise and Commercial Condo Space
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    144 Maureen Mahle
    Program Manager, LEED for Homes
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    35 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    11 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    RE: EQ Space Matrix file on USGBC's website is damaged
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    37 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    RE: share energy and water usage
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    28 Andrey Kuznetsov
    Green Building and Sustainability Consultant (LEED AP BD+C)
    Signy Group
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Dynamic Plaque for ID: Green Education
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    1 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    RE: Innovation Award
    in Announcing the LEEDuser Innovation Award
    3 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Wed, May 20, 2015
    United States
    EBie Awards 2015 Finalists Announced by Urban Green - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, May 19, 2015
    RE: International Projects
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    138 Andrew Carman
    Sustainability Consultant
    Sebesta
    Thu, May 14, 2015
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    10 Carolyn Risley
    Fri, May 8, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Prescriptive: Differents visible light transmittances
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    110 Francisca Herrera
    Architect
    Idiem
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Open office with Displacement ventilation and Chilled beams
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    219 Zonda E. Team
    Zonda Engineering
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Excluding Areas during Re-Certification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    12 Mayra Portalatin
    Project Manager
    Facility Engineering Associates, PC
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    United States
    Professional Engineer
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    10 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Desktop C02 Monitors
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    254 Diego Garcia
    Architect LEED AP
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    Mexico
    Future Reclaimed Water Service
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    403 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    United States
    LEED NC - v4 MRc3 Wood products
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    37 Sandra Closson
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    Testing with multiple systems in one space
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    285 Nate Steeber
    Project Manager, Sustainability
    Sol design + consulting
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    United States
    Maintenance Staff
    in Calculating FTEs
    198 Charles Nepps
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    NEED ANSWER: Residential - Alternative Transportation Strategy
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    313 Kuntal Thakkar
    ECSG
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    United States
    VRF with DOAS inyecting air into common return plenum
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    333 Zonda E. Team
    Zonda Engineering
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    temporary capping of the remaining duct work
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    23 Megan Bove
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Alarm to closed openings
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    16 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    FGI guidelines
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    15 Michael Boyle
    AESG
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Open office with Displacement ventilation and Chilled beams
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    219 Zonda E. Team
    Zonda Engineering
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    Community Connectivity - Pedestrian Access
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    45 Rachel O'Connor
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    USGBC management shake up
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    192 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    4 sean wang
    i.d.a.international
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    China
    ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    4 sean wang
    i.d.a.international
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    China
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Excluding Areas during Re-Certification
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    12 Mayra Portalatin
    Project Manager
    Facility Engineering Associates, PC
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    2015-07-30 12:58 United States
    Process Energy Savings - Exceptional Calculation - Dry Coolers
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,180 MYRON JORDAN
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    2015-07-30 12:23 United States
    Desktop C02 Monitors
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    254 Diego Garcia
    Architect LEED AP
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    2015-07-29 19:52 Mexico
    Future Reclaimed Water Service
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    403 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    2015-07-29 18:25 United States
    Title 24
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,973 Gaston Viau
    GEBCO International
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    2015-07-29 14:22 United States
    Testing with multiple systems in one space
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    285 Nate Steeber
    Project Manager, Sustainability
    Sol design + consulting
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    2015-07-29 13:16 United States
    existing site soils are impervious
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    243 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    2015-07-29 12:38 United States
    NEED ANSWER: Residential - Alternative Transportation Strategy
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    313 Kuntal Thakkar
    ECSG
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    2015-07-29 12:31 United States
    Alarm to closed openings
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    16 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    2015-07-28 13:12 Brazil
    Heat Recovery Counts?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    78 Dina Ammar
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    2015-07-28 10:29 Jordan
    n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    219 Leanne Niu
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    2015-07-28 04:36 China
    ASHRAE Compliance Documentation
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    53 Sergey Zhukovskiy
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    2015-07-28 03:47 Russian Federation
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    2015-07-28 02:06 Vietnam
    Improving thermal comfort for ski center and ice rink
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    219 Chen Jin
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    2015-07-27 23:46 China
    ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    4 sean wang
    i.d.a.international
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    2015-07-27 02:01 China
    ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    4 sean wang
    i.d.a.international
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    2015-07-27 01:52 China
    Energy Modeling
    in NC v2.2 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    15 Muzammal Abbas
    Electrical Design Engineer
    Pakistan Green Building Council
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    2015-07-27 01:48 Pakistan
    How to deal with a hotel.
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    313 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    2015-07-24 17:20 United States
    NAUF plywood and European E1 plywood
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    191 Dario Matteini
    Technical Services Manager LEED MEP BIM
    Mac Interiors
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    2015-07-24 15:48 Ireland
    "physical impediments" "valid for remodeled buildings" ???
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    349 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
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    2015-07-23 20:09 Djibouti

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