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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Greenguard
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    204 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    School buses
    in Schools-NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    1 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    United States
    Pilot credit feedback survey
    in Pilot Credit 57: Enhanced Acoustical Performance—Exterior Noise Control
    9 Whitney Smith
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Outdoor Air monitoring devices
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    290 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: street trees requirement
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    122 Qiongwen Kong
    Intern Architect
    COOPER CARRY
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    MRc6 Waste Audit - Weight vs. Volume
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    100 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    United States
    RE: Tenant submetering
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    52 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: CI or NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    787 FRAGISKOS LEVANTIS
    LEED AP BD+C
    SUSTAIN O.E.
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Turf-grass area
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    12 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Open Space: Fence
    in NC-v4: Open space
    8 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: EAc6 baseline and PP?
    in EBOM 2009 EAc6: Emissions Reduction Reporting
    41 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: EAc3 - Enhanced Commissioning, LEED v2009
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    306 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Non-direct Purchase Item
    in EBOM 2009 MRc1: Sustainable Purchasing—Ongoing Consumables
    105 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Baseline Chilled water pumps - G3.1.3.10
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,425 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    RE: Fertilizer and Herbicide Use
    in EBOM-v4: Site management policy
    6 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Mon, May 2, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    SSc1 Path 12: EV Charging Stations
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    222 Alaina Ladner
    Designer
    Huntsman Architectural Group
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    United States
    RE: Discrepancy between credit requirements and credit specifics
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    13 Chloe Bendistis
    Sustainability Project Manager
    The Sheward Partnership, LLC
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: Providing water quality treatment to meet credit requirements
    in CS v4: Rainwater management
    3 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    Credit 7.1 and 7.2
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    285 Alejandro Macias
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    2 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    RE: Density Calc which includes Marinas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    281 Qiongwen Kong
    Intern Architect
    COOPER CARRY
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    RE: Existing Conditions
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    22 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    RE: Case 1 vs Case 2
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    164 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    RE: CUP in group project
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    314 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    RE: Supplemental Documentation
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    30 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    RE: What constitutes a "Master Plan"?
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    22 John Stouffer
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    RE: Transportation Planning Handbook NCv4 LTc7
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    2 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    RE: Tenant metering
    in CS v4: Advanced energy metering
    2 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Apr 19, 2016
    RE: FTE is linked to IEQc6.1 and IEQc6.2 - Healthcare buildings
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    215 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    Spain
    RE: Tenant metering
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    20 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    Energy Star equipment
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    537 mingyu Zhang
    energydesign
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    China
    RE: How to earn AP with specialty?
    in Healthcare-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: LEED Online Form
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: ANY PRESENTATIONS DONE FOR NEW LEED FOR HOSPITALITY?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    RE: Sustainable Site Prereq 2.1 Site Assessment NCv4 SSc1
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Site assessment
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Apr 10, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Maldives - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nepal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Pakistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Paraguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkey - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Arab Emirates - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Yemen - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Northern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Denmark - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Estonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Finland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iceland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ireland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Latvia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    SSc1 Path 12: EV Charging Stations
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    222 Alaina Ladner
    Designer
    Huntsman Architectural Group
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: Historic Bldg Renovation being done in phases, Bldg reuse calcs
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    99 Megan White
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, Mar 11, 2016
    RE: street trees requirement
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    122 Qiongwen Kong
    Intern Architect
    COOPER CARRY
    Fri, Mar 11, 2016
    RE: Surrounding density and Diverse Uses
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    18 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 10, 2016
    MERV 13 filter installing inside air recirculation returns
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.4: IAQ Best Management Practices—Reduce Particulates in Air Distribution
    34 Zhantong Chen
    Thu, Mar 10, 2016
    China
    Controlled Entry
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    111 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Thu, Mar 10, 2016
    RE: Historic Bldg Renovation being done in phases, Bldg reuse calcs
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    99 Megan White
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Mar 9, 2016
    New Performance Periods Table upload
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    5 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Mar 8, 2016
    Option 1 - ASE and the 10% LEED requirement
    in CI-v4: Daylight
    1 Alain Brierley
    Mr
    WSP Canada Inc.
    Tue, Mar 8, 2016
    Canada
    Change of Owner's Name
    in Required Signatories in LEED Online Forms
    72 John Zehren
    Zehren and Associates
    Tue, Mar 8, 2016
    United States
    RE: Baseline Chilled water pumps - G3.1.3.10
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,425 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Mar 7, 2016
    RE: Form v05 & ANSI table C1 vs. v2009 Acoustic Calculator
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    143 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Mon, Mar 7, 2016
    INc2 LEED AP - Does LEED Fellow Count?
    in CI-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    3 Mark Gelfo
    DIrector of Sustainability
    TLC Engineering for Archiecture
    Mon, Mar 7, 2016
    SSc 6.1 & 6.2 Quantity and Quality control
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    41 Victor DaCosta
    Sun, Mar 6, 2016
    RE: street trees requirement
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    122 Qiongwen Kong
    Intern Architect
    COOPER CARRY
    Fri, Mar 4, 2016
    Controlled Entry
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    111 Jon Hall
    GGLO
    Fri, Mar 4, 2016
    Painting/coating in tenant space
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    107 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    Vietnam
    Submitting for a CIR or LEED Interpretation
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    30 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    United States
    ACG Commissioning Certification
    in A Guide to Commissioning and Auditing Credentials
    1 Mike Southworth
    Senior Mechanical Engineer, Commissioning Authority
    GHD
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    United States
    WEc1 - We don't really have a "SITE" outside of the building env
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Water efficient landscaping
    1 Lou Niles
    Sustainability / LEED Specialist
    LPA, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 3, 2016
    United States
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    LEED Lab
    in EBOM-2009: LEED Lab
    1 Stacey White
    Principal
    mode associates
    Sat, Apr 2, 2016
    2016-04-02 21:26 United States
    EAP2 required HAP input summary
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,425 Eric Wright
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016
    2016-04-01 19:26 United States
    Industry benchmark comparison reports
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    505 Omar Delgado
    Mechanical Engineer
    EnerMech
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016
    2016-04-01 13:18 United States
    Pre-Rinse Spray Valves in Laboratories
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    725 Wyatt Suddarth
    Mechanical EIT
    HDR Architecture, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016
    2016-04-01 12:03 United States
    Hourly Data for Rainwater Harvesting Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    725 Christian Kaltreider
    Fri, Apr 1, 2016
    2016-04-01 10:37 United States
    Alternative Compliance for M&V
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    240 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    2016-03-31 19:51 United States
    air-cooled chiller condenser fans modeled separately?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,425 Rob Pinkston
    Mechanical Engineer
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    2016-03-31 17:03 United States
    Simulation. Warehouse. Fixed high racks, occupied.
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    698 Candice Clark, LEED GA
    Business Development Manager- Commercial Div.
    Solatube Global Marketing (SGM) & Solatube Int. Inc.
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    2016-03-31 15:29 Spain
    Is external verification always necessary?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    43 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    2016-03-31 14:40 Brazil
    Suburban achieving SSc2
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    184 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    2016-03-31 08:32 Ireland
    Perimeter induction unit interpretation in 62.1 MZCal
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    40 Chanyang Shin
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    2016-03-31 08:10 United States
    Faucet in cleaning room
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    725 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016
    2016-03-31 07:01 Spain
    LEED EBOM EAP2 Minimum Energy Effiuciency
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    505 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    2016-03-30 23:22 China
    Multiple indentical RTUs combined with plenum ducts
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    40 Chanyang Shin
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    2016-03-30 15:35 United States
    HPD - predicted by process chemistry
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    32 Suzanne Drake
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    2016-03-30 14:05 United States
    Generator details
    in NC-2009: Passive Survivability and Functionality During Emergencies
    1 Matt Luedders
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    2016-03-30 11:24 United States
    LEED ND Review options
    in What’s New in LEED for Neighborhood Development v4
    4 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Mar 30, 2016
    2016-03-30 09:54 Egypt
    Rainfall over landscape areas
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    123 Rubén M. R.
    Codirector
    CIVITA
    Tue, Mar 29, 2016
    2016-03-29 19:43 Mexico
    Enhance Cx, 10 month review of building operation
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    306 Laura Howe
    Tue, Mar 29, 2016
    2016-03-29 15:32 United States
    Combine Natural ventilation & trickle ventilation for Apartment
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,030 Thu Nguyen
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