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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Green Cleaning in a Semiconductor Fab???
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    32 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    RE: Calculator from USGBC
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - equipment
    5 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Open Space Accessibility
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    177 Justin Southwick
    Tri-Star Homes, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    5 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: LEED NC - v4 MRc3 Wood products
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    38 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Existing and New Construction
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,982 Haojie Wang
    Energy Modeler
    KJWW Engineering
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Prescriptive: Differents visible light transmittances
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    112 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Emissivity Values are Unknown
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    282 ryan kremer
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    Emissivity Values are Unknown
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    77 ryan kremer
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    United States
    Standby Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    130 Lara Cogill
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: SRI of wood?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    267 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    10 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    RE: "Preserve from development activity 40% of the greenfield area"
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    4 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: How are individual guestroom VTACs calculated?
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    13 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
    YRG sustainability
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    RE: Process Energy Savings - Exceptional Calculation - Dry Coolers
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,180 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jul 30, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: SSc4.2 alternative
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    261 Dan Barton
    via Re:Vision Architecture
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    Pick up and Drop Facility
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    48 Priyadarsi Das
    Engineer - Sustainable Design
    LEAD Consultancy & Engineering Services(I) Pvt Ltd
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    India
    Base building system
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    146 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    RE: Building Type
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    218 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Envelop Commissioning
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    United States
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    34 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Jul 2, 2015
    RE: Coating on process equipment applied onsite
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    503 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    RE: How to earn AP with specialty?
    in Healthcare-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    4 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    green cleaning
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    51 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    RE: Scope of the Pre-requisite in C&S Shopping mall
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Tenant Layout in Lease Agreement
    in CS v4: Quality views
    2 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    LEED excluded areas within LEED project boundary
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    8 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Does the 5 days/week requirement apply for the project duration?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    13 Tiffany King
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Compliance for Proposed New Buildings
    in ND-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Gypsum board recycling resource, Saudi Arabia
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    378 Shreepad Bandagi
    LEED Coordinator
    Nesma & Partners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    FTE Calculations for the Train Station (LEED CS 2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    9 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Condensing Gas Boiler options
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    17 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    Meter for Water Use in Laundry
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    13 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    Window Shade Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    33 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    IAQ calculator occupancy designations?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    5 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Norway - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sweden - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Kingdom - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Argentina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bolivia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kuwait - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lebanon - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Oman - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Qatar - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saudi Arabia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Syria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nicaragua - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Panama - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Kitts and Nevis - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Lucia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Assesment rooms at rehabilitation Center
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    319 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    RE: Reserved parking on existingcampus parking area outside building
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    RE: Feature 11 - On-site exercise room
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    63 Librarian Librarian
    Librarian
    Lord, Aeck & Sargent
    Wed, Jun 10, 2015
    RE: CS project without bathrooms and elegible fixtures
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    199 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Tue, Jun 9, 2015
    USGBC management shake up
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    192 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Sun, Jun 7, 2015
    Desktop C02 Monitors
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    254 Diego Garcia
    Architect LEED AP
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    Mexico
    Chilled Water Use for part of a floor
    in CI-v4: Advanced energy metering
    1 Annie Argento
    Principal
    Argento/Graham
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    United States
    "integral to the water-proofing system"
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    82 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    No irrigation for pre-req
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    256 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    Mexico
    Occupancy in the building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    44 Alberto Cardenas
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    VOC content - 11890-2
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    97 Jane Long
    Ms
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    RE: "physical impediments" "valid for remodeled buildings" ???
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    349 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    Open office with Displacement ventilation and Chilled beams
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    219 Zonda E. Team
    Zonda Engineering
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    RE: Regularly Occupied Spaces in Convention Centers (LEED NC v2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    230 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, May 30, 2015
    Legally binding document
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: SSc4.2 alternative
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    261 Dan Barton
    via Re:Vision Architecture
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    90% controls for open office systems furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    55 Brian VanAllen
    Electrical Designer
    Powell and Hinkle Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    United States
    initial fit-out vs alteration?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Medical records room with 7 cubicles.
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    187 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 17:20 United States
    Using microgrid battery storage to achieve demand response credi
    in Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response
    34 Sarah Sachs
    Buro Happold
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 14:52 United States
    Assesment rooms at rehabilitation Center
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    319 CATALINA CABALLERO
    SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 13:54 United States
    Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Mike Zupan
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 12:24 United States
    100 Year Flood Zone for CS projects -Previously Developed
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    17 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 11:15 France
    Policy goals
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    32 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    2015-06-22 04:03 Greece
    LEED for Homes MidRise and Commercial Condo Space
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    144 BKSK Architect
    BKSK Architects
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    2015-06-19 13:15 United States
    Scope of the Pre-requisite in C&S Shopping mall
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 SUMAC Inc.
    SUMAC
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    2015-06-19 12:49 Peru
    Scope in a C&S shopping mall
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    961 SUMAC Inc.
    SUMAC
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    2015-06-19 12:47 Peru
    the documentation language
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    105 ESRA OZKONUKSEVER
    MA. Architect
    ILTAY MIMARLIK
    Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    2015-06-19 02:44 Turkey
    FEV/LEV Signs
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    389 Joann Lee
    Heitman Architects Inc.
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    2015-06-18 17:16 United States
    Parking Garage
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    38 Susann Geithner
    Global Sustainability Manager
    Predictive Service
    Thu, Jun 18, 2015
    2015-06-18 12:18 United States
    Utility sells "Community Solar" in yearly blocks - NOT Green-e
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    169 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 17:02 United States
    3.2 at a Group Project
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    88 Russell Remy
    FOX Architects
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 15:09 United States
    Want to Appeal Denied SSc4.3
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    699 Rachel Manoguerra
    Green Associate
    3QC, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 13:39 United States
    Integrative Process-Value Engineering
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    8 Susan Coy
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 10:51 United States
    2 Buildings in a unique Hotel
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,982 Antonio Marquez
    LEED AP EBOM
    Enginyeria CO2EN SCP
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 09:41 Spain
    Public Agency Sourced Non-Potable Water
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    83 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 09:19 United States
    Take credit for variable temperature setpoints in hotel rooms
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,982 Sandra Holmström
    environmental consultant
    Bengt Dahlgren AB
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 04:57 Sweden
    ASHRAE 55 Compliance in Dubai
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    219 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 17:28 United Arab Emirates

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