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    RE: Signage Comment
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    455 Helen Kessler
    President
    HJKessler Associates
    Sun, May 29, 2016
    building area method
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,463 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Sun, May 29, 2016
    RE: Cold Climate
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    312 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, May 28, 2016
    RE: One model or various separate models
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    90 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Initial fit-out vs alteration
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    8 Wolfgang Werner
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    348 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    EPA CGP 2003/2012
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    11 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: 2 buildings = 100% = 5 points?
    in ND-v4: Certified green buildings
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    14 Mohammad Kamali
    UBC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    United States
    Option 2- "Waste" reduction
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    21 Whitney Smith
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: No-off street parking
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: SLLc6 in v2009 vs v4 - no slopes do/don't qualify?
    in ND-v4: Steep slope protection
    3 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Flat land
    in ND Plan-v4: Steep slope protection
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Peak Transients
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    42 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    RE: Walking path question
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    51 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    Galvanize Repair
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    521 Sean Kirk
    Construction Specialist
    Amec Foster Wheeler
    Sun, Mar 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: FTE Calculations for the Train Station (LEED CS 2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    14 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sun, Mar 20, 2016
    RE: Who can be the CxA?
    in CI-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    2 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    RE: SS 7.2 (v2009 C+S) -- Tenant Improvements to Roof
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    105 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    Rooftop Greenhouse
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    22 Sarah Nugent
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    United States
    RE: printing room in an open office
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    96 Allison Beer McKenzie
    Architect, Director of Sustainability
    SHP Leading Design
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    RE: US standard and red cross
    in NC-2009: Assessment and Planning for Resilience
    4 Yasuhito Koike
    LEED AP, Green Building Consultant
    Izumi System Planning
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    Japan
    RE: ASHRAE 50% AEDG
    in CI-v4: Optimize energy performance
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    RE: LEED v4 Reference Guide and EA credits
    in NC-v4: Demand response
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    RE: MPR
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    13 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    RE: Credit Specific requirements and Additional Questions mis-match
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Material multi-attribute assessment
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    Supermarket in a spead shopping center.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Heraldo Muñoz
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Argentina
    parking area under cover
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    133 ANNA SUN
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    China
    RE: Calibrated vs actual energy use
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    119 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    RE: LEED CI Regional Priority Documentation
    in CI 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    16 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Hybrid Urinals
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    105 Nilda De Coutte
    Fundacion Ciudad del Saber
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Panama
    RE: Operable windows
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    13 Steven Burke
    Sustainability Manager
    SMMA
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    RE: raised floor
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    88 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Gambia - 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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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Africa - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: A few comments...
    in LEED v4 Public Comment Forum - LEED Takes a New Direction
    98 Brian McCallister
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    RE: Thanks Tristan!
    in GBCI Invites Direct Inquiries—But Do Your Homework First
    19 Megan Ritchie Saffitz
    Director of LEED Support
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Aug 11, 2014
    RE: LEED Interpretation: Effective Date
    in Review Comments with Phantom Requirements
    89 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014
    Defering Design credit
    in Defer Credits
    4 Stella Stella
    Thu, Aug 7, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional Exemption (LPE) - outside of USA
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    19 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    LEED Membership Statistics Tool
    in LEED App Store Coming Soon – What's on Your Wish-List?
    4 Spencer Kim
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Reflectance Values
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    133 Ciaran McCabe
    Tue, Jan 12, 2016
    Required Participation in Forum - NFWF
    in EBOM-2009: Site development - protect or restore habitat - alternative compliance path
    1 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Mon, Jan 11, 2016
    Alternative Compliance Path
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    56 timothy thomas
    project architect
    bshm architects
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    United States
    Transfer Air for IEQp1 achievement
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    155 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    Portugal
    PtD vs H&S
    in CS-2009: Prevention through Design
    1 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Fri, Jan 8, 2016
    Spain
    new Alternative Compliance Path
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 7, 2016
    LEED AP - Homes or BD&C?
    in Homes-v4: LEED AP for Homes
    1 David Ekstrom
    Mon, Jan 4, 2016
    United States
    Basic Amenities Within the Main Building
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    121 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Thu, Dec 31, 2015
    India
    Amenities Within Main Building
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    5 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Thu, Dec 31, 2015
    India
    RE: LEED certification for part(s) of a hospital--op. rooms v. gar.?
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    please post to a SPECIFIC LEEDuser forum
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Third Party Data Source
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Download Forms
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    132 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    please post to a SPECIFIC LEEDuser forum
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    please post to a SPECIFIC LEEDuser forum
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    please post to a SPECIFIC LEEDuser forum
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    please post to more specific forums
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    PV system on Conference Center
    in Pilot Credit 56: Renewable Energy – Distributed Generation
    15 Patrick Cellie
    Sustainability Consultant
    AECOM
    Mon, Dec 28, 2015
    United States
    Option 3 Guidance Now Available!
    in CS v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    1 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 28, 2015
    LEED Boundary for an Existing Multitenant Building
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    2 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    Mexico
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    Multiple Building HVAC system
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    2016-03-22 10:37 Argentina
    View Preserving Automated Shades
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    73 Maya Donelson
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    2016-03-22 09:23 Germany
    Windows complying ASHRAE 90.1-2007
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,072 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    2016-03-22 08:26 Argentina
    Certificate timeline
    in ND Plan-v4: Certified green buildings
    2 SOHA YAMANI
    Tue, Mar 22, 2016
    2016-03-22 07:26 Egypt
    Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    4 Stephanie Graham
    Sustainability Manager
    Burns & McDonnell
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    2016-03-21 11:29 United States
    Certification agency meeting the ISO Guidelines
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    4 Stephanie Graham
    Sustainability Manager
    Burns & McDonnell
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    2016-03-21 11:21 United States
    Determination of 2 year energy consumption
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    189 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Mon, Mar 21, 2016
    2016-03-21 05:46 Sweden
    Galvanize Repair
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    521 Sean Kirk
    Construction Specialist
    Amec Foster Wheeler
    Sun, Mar 20, 2016
    2016-03-20 22:52 United States
    LEED CREDITS
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    210 kobby akuffo
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    2016-03-18 17:46 United States
    video conferencing equipment
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    537 Kristen Magnuson
    stok
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    2016-03-18 16:05 United States
    C2C Bronze in LEED v3?
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    166 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Fri, Mar 18, 2016
    2016-03-18 13:03 United States
    Rooftop Greenhouse
    in Schools 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    22 Sarah Nugent
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    2016-03-17 17:12 United States
    Option 2 for LEED CI EAc1.3
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    404 Alan Li
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    2016-03-17 13:33 United States
    Ice machines
    in NC-v4: Water metering
    4 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    2016-03-17 06:01 Thailand
    printing room in an open office
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    96 ANNA SUN
    Thu, Mar 17, 2016
    2016-03-17 05:43 China
    ASHRAE 62.1
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,032 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    2016-03-16 13:42 Canada
    Aggregate vs. lowest performing
    in Campus and Multiple Buildings Approach
    4 Lou Niles
    Sustainability / LEED Specialist
    LPA, Inc.
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    2016-03-16 13:27 United States
    Reducing Volume of stormwater runoff through 2 improvements
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    281 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    2016-03-16 11:03 Spain
    Hotel as Commercial or Residential?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    305 Kristopher Croghan
    Senior Associate
    OPX
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    2016-03-16 10:38 United States
    Is Green Tag certification accpetable
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    158 Shuchita Gupta
    Architect , LEED AP | BD+C
    Space Matrix Architects and Planners
    Wed, Mar 16, 2016
    2016-03-16 04:25 Singapore

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