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    RE: Option 4 fuel-efficient car sharing program for a C&S building
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    82 Eleftherios Zacharakis
    Environmental and Energy Consultant
    WSP Group Sweden
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Equipment Capacity for Design and Baseline Case
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,377 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
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    Emergency Exits
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    267 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Local Jurisdiction Approval?
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    771 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    location test
    in Warehouses-EBOM-v4: Rainwater management
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    hand-watering?
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    357 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Qualifying energy use
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    7 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Status of covered outside space and Energy Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,085 Amanda Johnson
    Penicaud Green Building
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Analysis areas for large building
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    15 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Eliminating Multiple Responses From One Person - Survey Changes
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    271 Tatjana Ernst
    LEED AP; Dipl.-Ing.
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: Concrete forming and temporary material - recycled content
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    460 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: "Performance Period" duration
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    3 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Labor Accomodation
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    103 Neetika Parmar
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Opt 2 metered water use with unoccupied building
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    3 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mid-review clarification tab in new leedonline
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    573 jane kane
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Reclaimed water
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    1 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve - Building Sustainbility
    Fri, Aug 29, 2014
    RE: Post occupancy installation of photovoltaics as an appeal
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    197 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    129 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: HVAC system's capability to accommodate CO2 sensors
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    55 CT G
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Not enclosed meeting room
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    240 CT G
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Anticipated Tenant Fit Out and IEQ compliance
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    54 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: M&V Plan Doubt
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    195 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    Sound Transmission
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Mark Zoeteman
    Sr. Mech Engr
    FTC&H, Inc.
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    IEQc7.1 compliance problems
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    194 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Calculating Waste
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    64 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    international projects update
    in Homes-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    1 Pablo Fortunato Suarez
    Principal ESD Consultant/Architect
    GreenArc Sustainable Building & Architecture
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Basic Services
    in Healthcare-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    4 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Independence of CxA - enhanced commissioning
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    249 Scott Bowman
    Owner
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    Vehicular control - Tire washing control
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    207 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: CS Alternative Compliance Path
    in NC-v4: Optimize energy performance
    4 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: Mech. exhaust fan required for a naturally ventilated project?
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    131 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    SRI value for concrete
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    3 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    SRI value for concrete
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    LEED NC Credit EAc2 for LEED ID+C project as an ID credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    139 Amit Ahiel
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Romania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ukraine - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    When does the Performance Period Start?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc1: LEED Certified Design and Construction
    265 37 Mark Westover
    Mon, Jan 18, 2010
    Option 1 documentation
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    264 218 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Jan 5, 2010
    Manufacturer's are slowly
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    259 143 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Sep 2, 2009
    Daylighting Collaborative (Organization)
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    259 123 Candice Clark
    Business Development Manager- Commercial Div.
    Solatube Int. Inc.
    Tue, Jul 14, 2009
    Houseplants and fresh air
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    257 139 Wagner Oliveira
    CTE
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    RE: Daylighting Collaborative (Organization)
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    257 123 Seema Pandya
    Senior Sustainability Manager
    YR&G sustainability
    Tue, Jul 14, 2009
    RE: ISSUE Part 2
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    256 131 Green Living LLC Elizabeth Gharib
    Wed, Feb 3, 2010
    RE: M&V and metering
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    255 195 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Wed, Nov 25, 2009
    RE: Concrete Sealer
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    255 254 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Thu, Nov 19, 2009
    RE: Houseplants and fresh air
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    253 139 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    RE: Regionally manufactured materials
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    253 254 Nadav Malin
    USGBC LEED Faculty, President
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    RE: Energy Star for a Manufacturing - Assembly Company
    in EBOM 2009 EAp1: Energy Efficiency Best Management Practices—Planning, Documentation and Opportunity Assessment
    250 98 Jenny Carney
    Principal
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 14, 2009
    LEED NC2.2 SSc4.3 & AGMBC
    in LEED NC2.2 SSc4.3 & AGMBC
    249 1 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jan 5, 2010
    RE: M&V and metering
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    248 195 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
    YRG sustainability
    Sun, Nov 29, 2009
    RE: Houseplants and fresh air
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    248 139 Allyson Wendt
    Freelance Editor and Writer
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    RE: Hospital water use?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    247 103 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Fri, Jan 29, 2010
    RE: ANSI S12.60-2002 - Not required?
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    247 136 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Mon, Nov 16, 2009
    RE: M&V and metering
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    244 195 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Wed, Dec 2, 2009
    Hospital water use?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    243 103 Tommy Linstroth
    Principal
    Trident Sustainability Group
    Thu, Jan 21, 2010
    Option B and D
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    243 195 Gilbrt Dilanchian
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
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    Average Full Flush and Low Flush
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    3 Geraldine Assmus
    Sustentator
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
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    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    247 Alexis Thompson
    Project Coordinator
    Sellen Sustainability
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    Commerical Clothes Washers
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    127 Laura MacSweeney
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    LEEDv4 MPRs - Definition of Single Building
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    127 Kacy Wander
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JacobsWyper Architects
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    land that may be excluded from LEED project boundary....
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    198 Michael Johnson
    Architect
    Chenevert Architects
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    Another "is it a roof or is it hardscape" inquiry
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    261 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    Performance Period and this credit
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    80 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    EAp1
    in NC v2.2 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    46 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    Outdoor air requirements in corridors
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    771 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    Thresholds, Prerequisites, Lease Language, 10102
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    114 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    FTE calculation for a Dorm
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    187 Nena Elise
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    Please update checklist above
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    240 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    WEp1: Ice Machine - ENERGY STAR or performance equivalent?
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    1 Graeme Smith
    Director
    MMoser Associates
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    Worst condition?
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    267 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    ID Credit for SMaRT Level 3 Products?
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    139 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    WEp1 & SSc3.2
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    88 Cathal Heneghan
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 9 Episode 18 - KUWTK 9x18
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Jo Ann Wadler
    Sun, Aug 17, 2014
    A tower, podium and shared parking on the same site, LEED NC2009
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    198 Mais B
    Sun, Aug 17, 2014
    Reporting and metering frequency
    in NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Fri, Aug 15, 2014
    Certified IPM Service
    in EBOM-v4: Integrated pest management
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Aug 15, 2014

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