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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Baseline Fan Power 90.1-2004
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    224 Samuel Gelfand
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Enter way/Filling out the Form
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    85 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: If the ventilation of kitchens in hotel should be included in
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    890 Leanne Niu
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    China
    RE: preconsumer recycled content in steel
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    545 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    Acoustic Test in the Field
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    139 Holly Van Straten
    Modine Manufacturing
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: VOC content for Shop applied finishes
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    495 John Albrecht
    AIA, LEED Fellow
    ChicagoGreen LLC
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Commingled Waste Diversion
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    39 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    School staff spaces closer to entrance than LE/FEV spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    378 C Michael Ross
    Principal
    HBA Architecture
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    81 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Jesse Robbins
    Architect
    Freeman French Freeman, Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: What if only 2 of 3 stairwells meet daylighting requirement?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    56 Kelly Pimmel
    LEED BD+C
    Christner Inc.
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Baseline landscape type
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    116 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Option 2 for submetered irrigation
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    Exemplary performance for SSc2 in LEED v.2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    245 Whysal Haddad
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    RE: Plug Load Exemption
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 Kim Lombard
    Architect
    AECOM
    Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Material and Resource Calculator
    in CI 2009 MRc3.2: Materials Reuse—Furniture and Furnishings
    59 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    RE: Reclaimed water VS Recycled water
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    RE: Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    20 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    RE: Number of Units Required to be Sampled
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    290 Tamara Quiroz
    Architect
    Efizity
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    RE: Cleaning Requirements for bathroom demo
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    22 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, Mar 17, 2015
    Low Mercury Lamps
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    50 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    United States
    Access Point to an Active Freight Rail Line
    in Warehouses-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    1 Jonathan Payne
    Sustainability Analyst
    Liberty Property Trust
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    United States
    Certifying New Addition, excluding Existing Building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    136 Kris Phillips
    Architect
    Arcadis
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    LEEDv2009 O&M
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    1 Kasandra Martin
    Designer
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    LEED v4 ND and Existing Buildings
    in ND-v4: Minimum building energy performance
    1 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Mon, Mar 16, 2015
    RE: seashells considered recycled content?
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    176 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 13, 2015
    RE: BREEAM as the certification scheme
    in ND-v2009: Certified green building
    18 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Mar 13, 2015
    RE: Inherently Non-emitting materials
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    94 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Mar 12, 2015
    LEED Site Border verses Open Space Border
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    34 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015
    United States
    RE: Gas powered equipment
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    275 Jonathan Weiss
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015
    Warehouse
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    145 Anke Koch
    Architect LEED AP
    Ingenieurbüro Anke Koch
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015
    Germany
    Cooling tower cycles
    in Pilot Credit 17: Cooling Tower Water Use
    27 Phuc Do
    Senior Electrical Engineer
    Aurecon
    Wed, Mar 11, 2015
    Australia
    LEED CI Regional Priority Documentation
    in CI 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    15 geoffrey yamasaki
    senior sustainability analyst
    mazzetti
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    United States
    Qualifying VRF Systems
    in CS 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    45 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    Canada
    Modeling Office Space in an Existing High Rise Building
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Annie Argento
    Principal
    Argento/Graham
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Czech Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tuvalu - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vanuatu - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Central Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Armenia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Azerbaijan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Georgia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tonga - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Marshall Islands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Micronesia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nauru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    New Zealand - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Palau - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Papua New Guinea - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Samoa - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Solomon Islands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tunisia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uganda - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Zambia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Zimbabwe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: What is the acceptable testing standard for runoff coefficient.
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    226 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    LEED PC 66 Community Contaminant Prevention
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    13 Amanda Brathwaite
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: A site with large building footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    231 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    France
    Flush Out Requirements
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    66 Lindsey Walaski
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    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, Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    Acceptable thermal conditions in naturally conditioned spaces
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    207 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    Thailand
    SS7.2 Design review comment
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    3 Michael Stills
    LEED AP BD+C
    Parkhill, Smith & Cooper
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    Site Management Policy
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    1 Kelsey Jensen
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED Homes Pilot Credit 29 - Gimme Point
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    22 Gary Hansen
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    United States
    Warehouse
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    145 Anke Koch
    Architect LEED AP
    Ingenieurbüro Anke Koch
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    Germany
    Medical Equipment Efficiency Comparison
    in Pilot Credit 3: Medical and Process Equipment Efficiency
    25 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Energy Modeling Requirements
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Jeff Halliwell
    Mechanical Designer
    CJTSS
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United States
    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
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    Specifying metal with high recycled content?
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    23 Juliana Moreira
    Engineer
    WSP group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    United Kingdom
    RE: A site with large building footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    231 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    require future tenant?
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    1 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    Only one bus line, but within an extensive public trans system
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    211 Jeff Ross-Bain, PE, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ross-Bain Green Building
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    81 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    France
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Qualifying VRF Systems
    in CS 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    45 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 18:28 Canada
    Modeling Office Space in an Existing High Rise Building
    in CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Annie Argento
    Principal
    Argento/Graham
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 17:18 United States
    ADA Parking Exclusion
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    95 Daniel Joseph
    GLHOMES
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 14:05 United States
    Tree grates
    in CS 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    55 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 12:07 United States
    System 8 VAV + PFP boxes
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,794 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 09:43 Italy
    Categorizing a LEED project
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    676 Adi Negara, LEED AP BD+C
    Green Building Facilitator
    PT. Indonesia Environment Consultant
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 05:40 Indonesia
    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
    2015-03-10 03:37 Thailand
    Data Center Baseline systems
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    35 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Tue, Mar 10, 2015
    2015-03-10 02:29 Russian Federation
    Area with Direct Line of Sight to the Outdoors
    in NC-v4: Quality views
    1 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    2015-03-09 18:25 Brazil
    Data Center systems in Baseline
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    37 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    2015-03-09 15:08 Russian Federation
    Missing: Design/Construction designation & "ready for review"
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    25 Teresa Stern
    President
    T. Stern Sustainability Inc.
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    2015-03-09 14:56 United States
    Epoxy Flooring with ZERO VOC
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    340 Susan Morris
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    2015-03-09 13:27 United States
    Service life of a piece of HVAC equipment?
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    118 Levi + Wong
    Levi + Wong Design Associates
    Mon, Mar 9, 2015
    2015-03-09 12:22 United States
    LEED Boundaries & Construction Boundaries
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    253 SOHA YAMANI
    Sun, Mar 8, 2015
    2015-03-08 04:25 Egypt
    Error in eQUEST in the Perform Compliance Analysis
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    924 Toni Herena Montull
    Project Engineer
    Aiguasol
    Sat, Mar 7, 2015
    2015-03-07 03:41 Spain
    v4 vs v2009, Bicycle Shower Facilities Location
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    9 Miles Thorne
    3QC
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    2015-03-06 19:27 United States
    Reviewr's Comment is requesting labor and delivery
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    176 Sarah Thompson
    Sustainability Coordinator
    XL Construction
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    2015-03-06 17:34 United States
    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
    2015-03-06 11:39 United States
    Eligibility for LEED - existing building structure
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    676 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Fri, Mar 6, 2015
    2015-03-06 05:58 Poland
    Energy model
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    924 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    2015-03-05 22:47 Mexico

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