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    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    283 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Sat, Sep 24, 2016
    RE: Counting RECs Towards EAc1
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,303 Waleed AlGhamdi
    Energy Analyst
    Karpman Consulting
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    United States
    RECs or Carbon Offsets and prices
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    20 Francis Hernandez
    Design / Build Coordinator
    Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: v4 BD+C Licensed Professional Exemption
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    21 Eric Anderson
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Fan power in conditioned space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,751 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: ISO versus ASHRAE Option
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    18 Steven Burke
    Sustainability Manager
    SMMA
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Definition of main entrance
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    48 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: NC Tenant Guideline Requirement
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    52 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: ECB vs Appendix G
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    441 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Adjacent rooms with chemicals
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    448 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Emergency Power
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    125 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Demand Control Ventilation
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    136 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: Regulation of commingled recycling facilities
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    33 Keith Winston
    Green Building Code Inspector
    DCRA: DC Government
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    United States
    10% exemption for fire suppression systems
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    47 AtSite Inc
    AtSite
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    Reduce Parking Footprint
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    26 Hadar Farjo
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    LEED project with associated Parking Deck
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    12 Ashley Love
    LEED AP BD+C
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: Valuation of Recycled Content
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    4 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    RE: Third-Party Energy Reporting Innovation Credit
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    171 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED AP BD+C
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    RE: Natural ventilated stairs and lift shaft
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    304 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    RE: MEP Materials
    in CI 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    188 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    44 Gregory Martin
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    Institute for Research
    in Healthcare-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    5 Rachel Manoguerra
    Green Associate
    3QC, Inc.
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: USGBC’s residential midrise simulation guidelines
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    7 Asa Foss
    LEED for Homes Techincal Development
    US Green Building Council
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    RE: GRI Sustainability Reports
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    9 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Wed, Aug 24, 2016
    Open Plan office served by 4 AHUs
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    160 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    Singapore
    RE: ULEF documentation and LEED Online form
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    55 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    United States
    RE: Construction and Demolition Waste Management - Credit Calculator
    in CI-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    3 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    RE: Heat Island Reduction
    in EBOM-v4: Heat island reduction
    8 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    Air Barrier Testing- Commercial
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    47 Justin Tyrrell
    Residential and Multifamily Project Coordinator
    TSI Energy Solutions
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    RE: Typical items types for typical office
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    54 Yusuf Turab
    Managing Director
    Y T Enterprises
    Tue, Aug 23, 2016
    RE: Lr value for refrigerant calculations
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    161 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Aug 22, 2016
    How is an area/square footage assigned to a tree?
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    457 Tricia Loe
    Sustainable Concepts
    Mon, Aug 22, 2016
    United States
    Municipally supplied "purple pipe"
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    130 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Sat, Aug 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: Pest management
    in EBOM-v4: Integrated pest management
    12 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Fri, Aug 19, 2016
    decorative allowance
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    110 Ronald Dean
    Sumac Inc.
    Fri, Aug 19, 2016
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    Bhutan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cambodia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    India - 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
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - 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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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Off-site charging station
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    17 Kristina Pobre
    Architect
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    Philippines
    n/a
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    12 robert lohr
    Sr. Director of Construction
    DSW, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Compliance for Existing Site Features
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    132 Vicki Rybl
    Energy Engineer
    RDK Engineers
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    supplier and products UF
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    222 Jose Antonio Kovacevic
    efizity spa
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    Peru
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    6 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    RE: Metered Lav Faucets No More
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    28 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    Lease requirements for this credit
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    13 Troy Glasner
    President
    E3 Eco Group Inc.
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    Lead-free waterproofing floor slabs
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    21 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    Spain
    Selection of Leed certification
    in EBOM-v4: Renewable energy and carbon offsets
    1 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Selection of Leed certification
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    7 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Trinidad and Tobago
    RE: USGBC’s residential midrise simulation guidelines
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    7 Asa Foss
    LEED for Homes Techincal Development
    US Green Building Council
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Use of existing on site tree
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    14 Dustin Davis
    Associate
    Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    United States
    Open Plan office served by 4 AHUs
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    160 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016
    Singapore
    Recycling Rates - Facts and Figures
    in CI 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    58 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016
    United States
    Compliance for Existing Site Features
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    132 Vicki Rybl
    Energy Engineer
    RDK Engineers
    Thu, Jul 14, 2016
    United States
    AHUs unable to meet case 1 or case 2
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    366 Patrick Murisset
    Eng
    Sustentech
    Thu, Jul 14, 2016
    Brazil
    Primer Sealer VOC Content
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    93 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Thu, Jul 14, 2016
    United Kingdom
    How to upload addition documents under MRc1 credit
    in CS 2009 MRc1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    25 Catharina B
    LEED AP BD+C
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
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    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    831 mambo more
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
    detailed framing plans and cut list examples
    in Homes-v4: Material-efficient framing
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Wed, Jul 13, 2016
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    Managing rainwater in clay soil with low permeability
    in CS v4: Rainwater management
    4 Maria Glädt
    White Arkitekter AB
    Wed, Aug 17, 2016
    2016-08-17 09:26 Sweden
    CSI MasterFormat necessary in Europe
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    343 Paul Deinhofer
    MSc
    Schöberl & Pöll GmbH
    Wed, Aug 17, 2016
    2016-08-17 06:04 Austria
    RE: Feeding renewable energy into the project
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    303 Joe Manganelli
    designer/researcher
    Tue, Aug 16, 2016
    2016-08-16 18:41 United States
    RE: LI#10397
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    303 Joe Manganelli
    designer/researcher
    Tue, Aug 16, 2016
    2016-08-16 18:36 United States
    Enhanced Refrigerant Mgmt - Refrigerators & Kitchen Equipment
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    161 Theresa Lehman
    LEED Fellow, LEED Faculty®, LEED® AP-BD&C, ID&C, Provisional WELL AP
    Miron Construction Co., Inc.
    Tue, Aug 16, 2016
    2016-08-16 11:00 United States
    occupation hours for dormitories
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,751 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Tue, Aug 16, 2016
    2016-08-16 07:16 Italy
    Using Chilled Water Pump similar to ASHRAE 90.1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,751 Michael Wahjudi
    ESD Consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Tue, Aug 16, 2016
    2016-08-16 02:33 Singapore
    SSc4.1
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    286 Magda Aghababyan
    CEO
    Co-Energi (Pvt) Ltd.
    Tue, Aug 16, 2016
    2016-08-16 02:10 Sri Lanka
    WELL credits and LEED Innovation points
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    4 Meredith Chambers
    Mon, Aug 15, 2016
    2016-08-15 16:35 United States
    Energy Star Equipment / Appliances
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    550 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Mon, Aug 15, 2016
    2016-08-15 13:38 United States
    >75% M&V Template Requirement
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    121 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Mon, Aug 15, 2016
    2016-08-15 10:27 Ireland
    Approach for documentation with 2 Commissioning Agents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    339 Aishwarya Balagopal
    Research Assistant.
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Mon, Aug 15, 2016
    2016-08-15 10:20 United States
    cottages on poles on water
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    15 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Mon, Aug 15, 2016
    2016-08-15 03:19 Venezuela
    Calculating stored rainwater available
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    130 Yusuf Turab
    Managing Director
    Y T Enterprises
    Sat, Aug 13, 2016
    2016-08-13 07:40 India
    Double Ridership - access to transit station
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    286 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Fri, Aug 12, 2016
    2016-08-12 16:37 United States
    Services on a college campus
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    292 Megan Recher
    Perkins + Will
    Fri, Aug 12, 2016
    2016-08-12 11:12 United States
    A shared storm water tank with other projects
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    46 Francesco Allaix
    Mr
    L Architects Ltd
    Fri, Aug 12, 2016
    2016-08-12 09:43 Finland
    Site adjacent to 5 lane highway - with no On-0ff ramp.
    in Warehouses-NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    3 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Thu, Aug 11, 2016
    2016-08-11 14:56 United States
    LEED CI Modeling Question
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    55 Rita Haberman
    Brightworks
    Thu, Aug 11, 2016
    2016-08-11 11:42 United States
    Existing MultiFamily High Rise-Exclude Occupied Commerical Space
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    238 Laura Steinbrink
    Principal
    HLMS Sustainability Solutions
    Thu, Aug 11, 2016
    2016-08-11 08:29 United States

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