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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    71 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Aug 27, 2016
    Church+Classrooms = Office?
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    125 charles shinneman
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    United States
    Energy modeling
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    543 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    RE: CHP electricity not used by the building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,700 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    German Energy Saving Law Certificate as Submittal
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,298 Dandan Li
    LEED AP
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Germany
    RE: Signage Language
    in EBOM-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    12 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    RE: FIT Program vs LEED Points
    in LEED Canada Forum
    56 Fayoke Banjo
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Canada
    RE: How to simulate qualified area for IEQc8.1 at both 9 am and 3pm
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    136 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    RE: shop applied adhesive in a laminate flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    511 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    If bare raised floor is covered with carpet - is it reused?
    in CI-v4: Interiors life-cycle impact reduction
    7 Diana Nezamutinova
    Consultant
    Self Employed
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Calculator Points clarification
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    12 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Ireland
    RE: Enhanced and Fundamental Comissioning
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    33 Isabel Santos
    ECOCHOICE SA
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Purchasing- Ongoing
    in EBOM-v4: Purchasing - ongoing
    8 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    India
    RE: IEQp1 online form - potential error
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    168 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Option-3: Irrigation Meter Installed
    in EBOM-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    14 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    India
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: VOC product category
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    532 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    RE: IEQc4.5 Uncertified Furnishings
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    160 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    RE: Epoxy floor coatings
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    110 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    RE: Borrowing credits from other rating systems
    in CI-v4: Innovation
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    RE: 0.5m margin and work-space adjacent to the glassed facade
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    746 Jiri Dobias
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    RE: Water Reduction credit points for for ID +C seem unusually high
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    Multi-occupant Spaces Vs. Patients rooms
    in Healthcare-v2009: Controllability of systems - lighting
    10 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    Spain
    Multi-occupant Spaces Vs. Patients rooms
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    351 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    Spain
    RE: CxA role
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    314 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    RE: ID Credit for Radon Mitigation system
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    613 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    RE: Use energy per unit per year to compare?- how to normalize? Case
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    515 Muzammal Abbas LEED AP (BD+C)
    MEP Engineer
    Pakistan Green Building Council
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    RE: Different space types within one project registration?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    22 Paul Deinhofer
    MSc
    Schöberl & Pöll GmbH
    Tue, Aug 9, 2016
    Austria
    RE: Broken Bricks, Tiles and waste materials
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    94 Susie Spivey-Tilson
    Senior Program Manager, Global Energy & Sustainability
    CBRE
    Mon, Aug 8, 2016
    RE: parking area under cover
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    135 Heather Walters
    Project Director
    Thornton Tomasetti
    Fri, Aug 5, 2016
    RE: Using v4 NPDc5 on LEED ND v2009
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    11 Gwen Corrie
    Sustainability Strategist
    Gensler
    Fri, Aug 5, 2016
    United States
    RE: Are GoO fulfilling EAc6 credit?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    194 Karen Elliott
    LEED AP ID+C & BD+C
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Fri, Aug 5, 2016
    RE: updated tenant guidelines
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    49 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    RE: ID credit Green Cleaning Policy without walk-off mats
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    101 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    RE: Building footprint
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    238 Eric Bautista
    Managing Consultant, LEED™ AP (BD+C Specialty)
    EB Project Management
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    MRpc69 Attainable in the New Construction Project
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    14 Vanessa Cardona
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 3, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Thailand - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Timor-Leste - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vietnam - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Southern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Albania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Andorra - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bosnia and Herzegovina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Croatia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cyprus - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Greece - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Italy - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Macedonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malta - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Montenegro - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Suriname - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uruguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Venezuela - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    South and Southeast Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Afghanistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bangladesh - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    detailed framing plans and cut list examples
    in Homes-v4: Material-efficient framing
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    Core & Shell without HVAC or electrical systems
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    5 Celia Puertas Romero
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    Spain
    v4 BD+C Licensed Professional Exemption
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    20 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    Europe alternative compliance path
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    219 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Tue, Jul 12, 2016
    Copy area in office - acoustical treatment
    in CI-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Leticia SooHoo, AIA, LEED AP+
    Architect,Principal / Sustainability
    AlfaTech
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016
    United States
    RE: ESC plan
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    295 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016
    RE: Rainwater harvesting outside LEED project boundary
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    80 Shannon Allison
    Project Engineer
    Integral Group
    Mon, Jul 11, 2016
    RE: Adding more projects to a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    572 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Sun, Jul 10, 2016
    RE: Multiple Street Frontages
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    131 Jeffrey Binsley
    Designer
    Glave and Holmes Architecture
    Fri, Jul 8, 2016
    RE: Interesting Pilot Credit
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    129 Mandy Bordeaux
    Architect
    MSKTD
    Fri, Jul 8, 2016
    Existing Laboratory Equipment
    in CI 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    40 Michele Helou
    Principal
    Sage Design & Consulting
    Fri, Jul 8, 2016
    RE: shop applied adhesive in a laminate flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    511 John-David Hutchison, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
    Sustainability Consultant
    CSV Architects
    Fri, Jul 8, 2016
    Supermarket in a small neighbourhood
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    292 Heraldo Muñoz
    Thu, Jul 7, 2016
    Paraguay
    Prime farmland evaluation?
    in NC-v4: Site assessment
    7 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Tue, Jul 5, 2016
    Will Sit/Stand desks become standard?
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    42 Ron Finney
    HOK
    Tue, Jul 5, 2016
    United States
    credits gained due to implementation hvac load reduction system
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    99 Sam Alfassy
    CEO
    WAWA
    Mon, Jul 4, 2016
    Israel
    Assessment and Planning for Resilience Workbook
    in NC-2009: Assessment and Planning for Resilience
    7 Valerie Walsh
    Sustainable Design & Construction Consultants
    Walsh Sustainability Group
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    RE: Synthetic grass surfacing
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    409 David Browne
    Architect
    CRA Associates, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    United States
    RE: WELL credits and LEED Innovation points
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    4 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    Toilets for customer use
    in Retail-CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Karen Elliott
    LEED AP ID+C & BD+C
    Ecoteric Ltd
    Fri, Jul 1, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Industrial Normalization
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    47 Aqrab Ali Rana
    Fri, Aug 5, 2016
    2016-08-05 03:38 Pakistan
    Normalizaiton
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    47 Aqrab Ali Rana
    Fri, Aug 5, 2016
    2016-08-05 03:37 Pakistan
    All controls provided using customised mobile app
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    351 Yusuf Turab
    Managing Director
    Y T Enterprises
    Fri, Aug 5, 2016
    2016-08-05 03:33 India
    Determining Site Boundary on Renovations/Additions
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    237 Andrew Buck
    Project Architect
    KOO LLC
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    2016-08-04 17:58 United States
    Using v4 NPDc5 on LEED ND v2009
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    11 Gwen Corrie
    Sustainability Strategist
    Gensler
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    2016-08-04 16:06 United States
    IEQc4.5 Uncertified Furnishings
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    160 Emily Neal
    Quorum Architects
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    2016-08-04 15:39 United States
    SSc6.1 Design Storm Interval
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    287 Curtis Dorosh
    Ministry of Central Services
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    2016-08-04 13:56 Canada
    Construction review unable to fill out and save the new infor
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    59 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    2016-08-04 12:12 France
    Material Cost Aggregate, Base, Topsoil (Div. 32 1000, 32 3000)
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    340 Matthew Martin
    Assistant Site Superintendent
    QBS, Inc.
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    2016-08-04 12:07 United States
    SCS not yet approved?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    71 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    2016-08-04 11:04 United States
    Tenant is installing the entire energy systems at the building
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    115 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    2016-08-04 03:48 Singapore
    ID credit Green Cleaning Policy without walk-off mats
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    101 Rachel Bannon-Godfrey
    Director of Sustainability
    RNL design
    Thu, Aug 4, 2016
    2016-08-04 00:17 United States
    cradle to gate scope?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    71 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Wed, Aug 3, 2016
    2016-08-03 20:21 United States
    MRpc69 Attainable in the New Construction Project
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    14 Vanessa Cardona
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 3, 2016
    2016-08-03 17:09 United States
    Issue with LEED Forms
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    828 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Wed, Aug 3, 2016
    2016-08-03 13:27 United States
    90.1 2010: V4: Baseline Lighting Control
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    130 Adrien Dumolard
    HVAC Engineer
    Artelia
    Wed, Aug 3, 2016
    2016-08-03 11:11 France
    Commissioning of DATA Centers
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    1 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Wed, Aug 3, 2016
    2016-08-03 08:28 Russian Federation
    Broken Bricks, Tiles and waste materials
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    94 Yusuf Turab
    Managing Director
    Y T Enterprises
    Wed, Aug 3, 2016
    2016-08-03 04:15 India
    Walkable Project Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    131 Amber Richane
    Associate Principal
    Callison
    Tue, Aug 2, 2016
    2016-08-02 21:22 United States
    residence scenario emission test
    in Homes-v4: Low-emitting products
    1 Danielle McMahon
    Vermont Energy Investment Corp.
    Tue, Aug 2, 2016
    2016-08-02 17:19 United States

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