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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    157 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    480 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Building Components
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    344 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    Commercial Kitchens
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    802 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    555 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Commissioning of renewable energy systems
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    258 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Energy saving in the hot water system with low flow fixture
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    860 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Green Associate vs. AP exam materials
    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Keeping them up to date
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    China
    Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    195 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    South Africa
    RE: Selection of HVAC Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,439 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Stair nosing
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    321 Yuko Murata
    Architect, LEED AP BD+C
    Nikken Sekkei
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    135 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Not enough space on MRc4 Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    157 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Actual Material Cost vs. Material Cost: what's the difference?
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    480 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Building Components
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    344 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    Commercial Kitchens
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    802 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    555 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Commissioning of renewable energy systems
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    258 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Energy saving in the hot water system with low flow fixture
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    860 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    195 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    South Africa
    RE: Selection of HVAC Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,439 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Stair nosing
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    321 Yuko Murata
    Architect, LEED AP BD+C
    Nikken Sekkei
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    RE: Uplight - homemade U0 luminaire
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    7 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    RE: IDF curves
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    218 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    RE: Residential Switched Receptacles
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    287 Alexis Thompson
    Project Coordinator
    Sellen Sustainability
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    RE: Medical Center MRI, CT Scan Rooms
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    636 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    RE: Modeling Laboratory Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,096 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    RE: The missing point
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    99 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Colombia
    RE: MPR #6
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 Sadie Martin
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Redoing MRT measurements after preliminary review
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    26 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    BAS - whole building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    34 Melissa Schifman
    Principal
    Sustology
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Green Associate vs. AP exam materials
    in LEED AP EB O+M Exam
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: Keeping them up to date
    in China
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    China
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    RE: LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    135 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    LEED Online Not Displaying Multiple Credit Assignees
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    RE: Gimmick-ish
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    31 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    613 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    RE: Susbtantial Completion definition
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Congratulations 2014 LEED Fellows - by Tristan Roberts
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in South America
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Brazil
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Brazil
    LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Portuguese
    in Portugal
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Portugal
    RE: Submitting design prereq. credits during construction review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    604 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Oct 17, 2014
    Vista Users Out of Luck
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    137 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Wed, Oct 15, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    10 Ashley Catlett
    USGBC/GBCI
    Mon, Oct 13, 2014
    LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser - by Tristan Roberts
    Fri, Oct 10, 2014
    RE: Integrated Design...
    in LEED for Healthcare: Lessons Learned
    6 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    RE: LEEDonline Form Access
    in leedonline.com access - is it possible???
    19 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Mon, Oct 6, 2014
    Network With LEEDuser at Greenbuild 2014 - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Oct 8, 2014
    LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    61 Sarah Vella
    Thu, Oct 9, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Commercial Kitchens
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    802 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    195 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    South Africa
    Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    135 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED v4 rating systems being translated to Spanish
    in Latin America and the Caribbean
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    LEED Online Not Displaying Multiple Credit Assignees
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    Redoing MRT measurements after preliminary review
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    26 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    BAS - whole building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    34 Melissa Schifman
    Principal
    Sustology
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    United States
    Sharing credit results
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    55 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    613 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    Veterinary hospital
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    220 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Making the Shipping Company Take the Packaging?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    83 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    United States
    Pursuing LEED NC streamline path
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    39 American University
    Sustainability
    American University
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    LEED lease agreement for CS
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    8 Alfonzo Collins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    United States
    WEc3 denial
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    109 Therese Thompson
    Project Manager
    Cordogan, Clark & Associates
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    United States
    RE: Gimmick-ish
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    31 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    United States
    Commissioning Agent for project larger than 50,000sf
    in CS-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    59 Katrina Chong
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    Owned or leased?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    194 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    shaded area
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    15 YP Pierce
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Updated ACEE list of qualifying cars score >40
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    354 Marisa Picard
    Mon, Oct 20, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Commercial Kitchens
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    802 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    2014-10-24 16:28 United States
    Ice-cream factory with sub-zero working conditions
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    195 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    2014-10-24 10:18 South Africa
    Separate CxA's for Fundamental and Enhanced Cx?
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    258 Timothy Casper
    Voith & Mactavish Architects
    Fri, Oct 24, 2014
    2014-10-24 09:17 United States
    Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 19:36 United States
    IDF curves
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    218 MKK LEED
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 12:19 Colombia
    Medical Center MRI, CT Scan Rooms
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    636 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 09:35 United States
    Selection of HVAC Baseline System
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,439 Praveenbabu R
    Energy Analyst
    Conserve consultants pvt ltd
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 06:26 India
    Heating only system; Baseline modeling of DHW
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,439 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Thu, Oct 23, 2014
    2014-10-23 02:28 Russian Federation
    Modeling Laboratory Systems
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,096 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 19:15 United States
    LEED Online Not Displaying Multiple Credit Assignees
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 17:30 United States
    Project without exterior lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    555 María Fernanda Aguirre
    Architect LEED AP BD + C - LEED AP ID + C
    Renato Miranda and Associates
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 16:26 Chile
    The missing point
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    99 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 15:40 Colombia
    Commissioning of renewable energy systems
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    258 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 12:50 United States
    BAS - whole building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.1: Performance Measurement—Building Automation System
    34 Melissa Schifman
    Principal
    Sustology
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 12:47 United States
    Exception b. of G3.1.1 and setpoint temperature
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,439 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 11:27 Italy
    LEED: Homes eligibility?
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    135 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Wed, Oct 22, 2014
    2014-10-22 00:01 United States
    Making the Shipping Company Take the Packaging?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    83 Kimberlee Dobbins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    2014-10-21 15:21 United States
    LEED lease agreement for CS
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    8 Alfonzo Collins
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    2014-10-21 11:43 United States
    WEc3 denial
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    109 Therese Thompson
    Project Manager
    Cordogan, Clark & Associates
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    2014-10-21 11:17 United States
    Exception for display lighting
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    106 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Tue, Oct 21, 2014
    2014-10-21 11:11 Greece

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