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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Future development
    in NC-v4: Open space
    9 Mike Fortier
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    RE: High Rise Residential with mixed mode ventilation
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    51 Nancy Henderson
    Managing Partner
    ArchEcology
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    United States
    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
    Vertically attached - vertical expansion
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    209 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED AP BD+C
    Perkins+Will
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    RE: CHP electricity not used by the building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,698 Santiago Velez
    ASHRAE BEMP HBDP - LEED GA, Building Performance Consultant
    Zonda Engineering
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    EQc5 & Fume Hoods
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    444 Laura Eubanks
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Moseley Architects
    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: Enhanced and Fundamental Comissioning
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    32 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    RE: Combination Shower/Bathtub in Dormitory
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    252 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    RE: Green Product- FSC
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - products and materials
    8 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    66 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    United States
    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: Planned/future Photovolatic installation
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    298 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    RE: shop applied adhesive in a laminate flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    510 Roger Henry
    Thu, Aug 25, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: PC 75 Clean Construction
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    3 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Tue, Aug 2, 2016
    IEQ4.1 Aerosol Adhesives conversion
    in Schools IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    35 Kevin Taterus
    CCCA, FMP, LEED AP BD+C
    Harvard Jolly Architecture
    Tue, Aug 2, 2016
    United States
    RE: Two buildings connected by a bridge
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    14 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Aug 2, 2016
    Green-E Equivalency
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    111 David Ellner
    Mon, Aug 1, 2016
    United States
    Non-LEED-Certifiable Buildings on Site
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    12 Krissy Buck
    Architect
    LRK, Inc.
    Mon, Aug 1, 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, Aug 1, 2016
    One building.
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    20 CT G
    Mon, Aug 1, 2016
    RE: IDp1 Health Mission Statement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Integrated project planning and design
    5 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sun, Jul 31, 2016
    How to Draw line of sight for light fixtures
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    116 SaMI S
    Sun, Jul 31, 2016
    Qatar
    RE: EBOM-2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy & VOCs?
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    39 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: Compliance with WEp1 building that was constructed after 2007 bu
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    282 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: Indoor Water Use Reduction - Impossible to Achieve????
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    6 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: Question for Required Documentation for Option 1 of this credit
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    13 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: APPA Audit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    76 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: Weekly Log
    in EBOM-v4: Water metering
    2 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    ISO versus ASHRAE Option
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    14 Steven Burke
    Sustainability Manager
    SMMA
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: Div 12 Environmental Info
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    34 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: SRI values and roof slope
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    21 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    Disconnect within Pilot Credit Database
    in Pilot Credit 52: Environmentally Preferable Non-Structural Products and Materials—Prescriptive Attributes
    14 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    HGA
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    RE: Calculating Work Surface in a Manufacturing Environment
    in EBOM-v4: Interior lighting
    6 Meier Corporate Account
    Meijer
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Bhutan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Brunei - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Burma - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cambodia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    India - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Indonesia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Laos - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malaysia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    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
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    ECp2 and c1 - Location of this Addendum?
    in Highlights from the LEED-EBOM addenda
    2 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Operable windows & mechanically ventilated space
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,043 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Municipally supplied "purple pipe"
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    130 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    How is an area/square footage assigned to a tree?
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    457 Tricia Loe
    Sustainable Concepts
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    753 Anastasia Makarenko
    EcoStandard
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    753 Anastasia Makarenko
    EcoStandard
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    RE: Option 1 Interior Building Lighting
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    636 Moe Fakih, LEED AP (O+M), BPI, CGBP
    Director of Sustainability
    VCA Green
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: White Membrane Roofs and Dirt
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    322 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Terms and concepts used in the form
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    287 Gabriela Mesquita
    LEED AP BD+C
    ARKÉ
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Paraguay
    RE: Definition of vegetated open space area
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    191 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    272 Anastasia Makarenko
    EcoStandard
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    354 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Occupancy Count for Residential
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    463 GreenShape Expert
    Employee
    Consulting Firm
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: SSc4.1
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    282 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    114 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    116 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    RE: ESC plan
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    295 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    753 Anastasia Makarenko
    EcoStandard
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: Scoreboard as Signage?
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    66 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Facilities and alterations. Outside the building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    50 Mercè Llorca
    DEERNS, S.L.
    Mon, Aug 1, 2016
    2016-08-01 08:04 Spain
    How to Draw line of sight for light fixtures
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    116 SaMI S
    Sun, Jul 31, 2016
    2016-07-31 04:18 Qatar
    Narrative explaining compliance of ESC plan with NPDES guideline
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    295 Madhura Dhayagude
    Sat, Jul 30, 2016
    2016-07-30 15:01 United States
    Can I omit the IP credit since it is stand alone?
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    33 wachira sosaeng
    Sat, Jul 30, 2016
    2016-07-30 00:50 Thailand
    ISO versus ASHRAE Option
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    14 Steven Burke
    Sustainability Manager
    SMMA
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    2016-07-29 15:18 United States
    delivery entrance in a shopping mall
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    444 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    2016-07-29 11:55 Poland
    Recycled content in road underlay material
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    618 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Fri, Jul 29, 2016
    2016-07-29 05:55 Poland
    ULEF documentation and LEED Online form
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    221 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    2016-07-28 21:50 United States
    Dedicated Exhaust Clarification
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    101 Vanderweil Engineers
    R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    2016-07-28 14:32 United States
    Waste Material reused "on-site"
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    453 Adrian Arenas
    Architect, Sustainability Consultant, LEED Green Associate
    IBALCA
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    2016-07-28 14:17 Mexico
    shop applied adhesive in a laminate flooring
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    510 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    2016-07-28 08:30 Vietnam
    Epoxy mortar for anchoring rebar in concrete
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    510 Anna Okviana
    Total Bangun Persada
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    2016-07-28 06:31 Indonesia
    Weekly Log
    in EBOM-v4: Water metering
    2 Kristina Pobre
    Architect
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    2016-07-28 03:31 Philippines
    Using pre-existing conditions as oppposed to existing conditions
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    46 Mei Zhu
    Senior Engineer
    Gewalt Hamilton Associated, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    2016-07-27 15:26 United States
    Thermal Barrier Tape and EPD
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    66 Jennifer Webb
    CEO
    JWAC
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    2016-07-27 12:50 United States
    IEQp1&c2 Documentation
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    160 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    2016-07-27 09:28 United Kingdom
    Building Area Method - highlighting merchandise
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,107 R2M Solution Srl
    R2M Solution Srl
    Wed, Jul 27, 2016
    2016-07-27 06:59 Italy
    Basic resource with many uses...
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    1 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    2016-07-26 16:23 United States
    Reporting through Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    44 Claudia Galvis
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    2016-07-26 11:46 United States
    Exemplary Performance
    in Schools 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    16 Kevin Taterus
    CCCA, FMP, LEED AP BD+C
    Harvard Jolly Architecture
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    2016-07-26 10:24 United States

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