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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Extension problematic
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    56 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: More Info on Program is Needed
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    34 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Discount for FTE
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    85 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Lighting Building Area method
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    869 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    RE: Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Flush-Out Path 2 - Weekend Run-Hours Required?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    65 Charles Marino
    Energy Engineer
    AKF Group, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    United States
    RE: High School Campus With No New Parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    125 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    SS CR 1 - Site Selection
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    202 Harsharan Kaur
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    Baseline System configuration for mixed use condominium
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Road runs through site
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    559 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    RE: Perimeter Controls
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: IEQp1:Heating mode
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    815 Stella Stella
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Japan
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    60 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Door Distributor CoC
    in Schools 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    21 Nicole Ferrini
    Uncommon LLC
    Tue, May 13, 2014
    RE: Plf3
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    RE: Patient room-patient room
    in Healthcare-v2009: Acoustic environment
    13 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    RE: Resort in remote area
    in PIf3: Project Location and Base Mapping
    2 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Mon, May 12, 2014
    International Projects Regional Credits
    in EBOM-v4: Regional priority
    1 Luis Huertas
    Principal
    Luis G Huertas, Architect
    Sun, May 11, 2014
    LEED v4 and Pilot Credit Requirements
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    5 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    Building Metering and Utility Metering
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    35 Kelly Duepner
    LEED BD+C
    Christner Inc.
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    Qualifying spaces must meet IEQ c5
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - direct exterior access for patients
    5 YP Pierce
    Fri, May 9, 2014
    RE: Time period
    in Pilot Credit 16: Rainwater Management
    15 John Nichols
    Senior Sustainability Coordinator
    Moseley Architects
    Wed, May 7, 2014
    RE: Property Boundry.
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    4 Phillip Cook
    WGE
    Tue, May 6, 2014
    RE: LEED For Schools 2007 discrepancy
    in Schools SSc10: Joint Use of Facilities
    36 Esmeralda Ward
    osborn architects
    Mon, May 5, 2014
    RE: rigole system/french drain
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    25 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Mon, May 5, 2014
    PC 9 - Open & Connected Community
    in Pilot Credit 9: Street Network
    67 michael kollman
    Thu, May 1, 2014
    LEED Boundary
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 CT G
    Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    RE: purchasing merchandise for resale
    in EBOM 2009 IOc1: Innovation in Operations
    43 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    Pest Control During Construction?
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    1 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Pest Control During Construction
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    7 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: first commissioning cycle
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.1: Existing Building Commissioning—Investigation and Analysis
    55 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: LEED for Retail
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: IN Credit 2: LEED Accredited Professional
    in CI-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: EA Optimized Energy Performance
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Energy & Atmosphere (EA) Section
    33 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Feb 16, 2012
    LEED 2012 3rd Public Comment Period Announced - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Feb 15, 2012
    RE: Team Members Blocked from accessing the Project
    in Owner team member and signatories
    12 Mairead Morrissey
    Principal Environmental Consultant
    AWN Consulting Ltd
    Mon, Feb 13, 2012
    RE: project budget
    in Budget and Historic Project Data
    3 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Wed, Jan 25, 2012
    LEED Fellow - by Heather Holdridge
    Wed, Jan 25, 2012
    Cost info on LEED EBOM
    in The Cost of LEED EBOM Re-certification
    3 James Doyle
    Owner
    ConServe
    Fri, Jan 20, 2012
    LEED Project Mechanical Engineer Volunteer Available - by Matthew Lusardi
    Sat, Jan 14, 2012
    Should be good to go
    in Eligibility for LEED AP exam
    2 Candace Small
    Thu, Jan 12, 2012
    re: LEED Project Registration for Sports Facilities
    in LEED Project Registration for Sports Facilities
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Jan 10, 2012
    RE: Dear All, I am new on LEED
    in Existing Building with an outbuilding addition
    3 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Jan 10, 2012
    LEED Certification Project Submittal Tips from GBCI - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Jan 4, 2012
    Credit Specific
    in How to group multiple buildings?
    2 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Jan 3, 2012
    Good Day, Except for EAP2 and
    in List of performance period lengths
    1 Jubilee Daniels, MLA, LEED AP O+M
    Consultant, Sustainable Buildings and Operations
    Jubilee Environmental Consulting
    Tue, Jan 3, 2012
    L-3 form
    in LEED Databases
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 30, 2011
    Re: LEED for Existing Buildings - Tenant Space
    in LEED for Existing Buildings - Tenant Space
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager, SS TAG member
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Dec 20, 2011
    late submission
    in Submission Timeline
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Dec 18, 2011
    RE: Spec Sections vs. LEED Credits checklist?
    in How to "Green" Specs on LEED Projects
    8 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Dec 15, 2011
    RE: LEED certification deadline
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    3 Francis Chua
    Project Architect
    NK Architects
    Tue, Dec 13, 2011
    Consistency, Consistency, Consistency
    in Changes to Recognition Package for Pre-LEED 2009 Certified Projects
    10 Chad Oppenhuizen
    Sustainability Consultant: Senior Project Manager
    Viridian
    Thu, Dec 8, 2011
    RE: Extension
    in Respond Review after 25 business day
    9 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Dec 6, 2011
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Medical gases
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    19 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, May 7, 2014
    RE: Concrete Sediment Control
    in NC v2.2 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    33 michelle bombeck
    Project Assistant
    O'Brien & Company
    Tue, May 6, 2014
    CLO level adjustments
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Adam Kingsbury
    Tue, May 6, 2014
    RE: MR C2: Option 2
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    9 Jessica McNaughton
    Tue, May 6, 2014
    RE: Is Cradle-to-Cradle Certification acceptable?
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    70 Josh Jacobs
    Technical Information & Public Affairs Manager
    UL Environment
    Mon, May 5, 2014
    SSp1 in case of campus projects
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    496 Mónika Egyed
    Mon, May 5, 2014
    RE: Emergency Exits
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    270 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, May 5, 2014
    RE: SSp1 description for CS precertification
    in CS 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    58 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Sat, May 3, 2014
    PC 9 - Open & Connected Community
    in Pilot Credit 9: Street Network
    67 michael kollman
    Thu, May 1, 2014
    RE: Green Cleaning
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    533 Stella Stella
    Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    Philippines
    LEED Boundary
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 CT G
    Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    Pest Control During Construction?
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    1 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Pest Control During Construction
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    7 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: Air Quality Testing after completion
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    254 Mike Stopka
    Director of Sustainability
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    RE: Systems Furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    129 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Choice between LEED NC & LEED HC
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    120 Omar Katanani
    Mon, Apr 28, 2014
    Golf Course Clubhouse Project Advice
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    118 Johanna Hendricks
    Sun, Apr 27, 2014
    United States
    LEED v3 CS Warehouse - MPR Minimum Occupancy Compliance
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    1 Asa Posner
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
    Fri, Apr 25, 2014
    RE: And/Or Inside the Building
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    296 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Fri, Apr 25, 2014
    RE: 0% credit achievement rate?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    81 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Discount for FTE
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    85 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 15:18 Mexico
    IEQc4 uploads
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    34 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 14:33 United States
    Flush-Out Path 2 - Weekend Run-Hours Required?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    65 Charles Marino
    Energy Engineer
    AKF Group, LLC
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 11:42 United States
    Baseline System configuration for mixed use condominium
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 Jason Biondi
    Managing Director
    Energy Cost Solutions Group
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 09:55 United States
    Lighting Building Area method
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    869 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Fri, Oct 31, 2014
    2014-10-31 06:20 Sweden
    Use of greywater
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 21:39 Japan
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    60 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:48 United States
    Requirements for Copy/Printer Rooms
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    88 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:47 United States
    Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 18:37 Mexico
    Using VAV box CFMs as measurement of outside airfow
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    25 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 17:17 United States
    Software model energy
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    869 GABRIEL MORALES
    Architect
    Grupo Syasa
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 16:39 Mexico
    Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    263 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 14:07 United States
    Perimeter Controls
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    219 Gabriela Mesquita
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 13:29 Paraguay
    IEQ4 credit uploads
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    401 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 13:07 United States
    Zone Calculation Ds% for VAV System
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    815 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 08:35 Brazil
    Core performance guide option
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,447 mohammed alshaikhsalama
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    2014-10-30 00:31 United Arab Emirates
    Auto Dealership
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    293 Vince Capogna
    President
    Synergy Green Building Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 18:03 United States
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 14:38 United States
    LEED-H Water Use
    in Homes-v2008: Indoor water use
    1 Robyn Vettraino
    President
    verde
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 12:48 United States
    Option 2 : budget calculation method
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    51 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    2014-10-29 11:18 France

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