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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Signed Contract with the CxA
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    310 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Structure and enclosure
    in Schools-NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    2 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Option 1: Calculated Water
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    23 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: 2004 Energy Star score applicable?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    25 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Thermal Comfort - Adaptive Method
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    254 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, Inc.
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Current Energystar equipment not available
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    315 CT G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: June 2016 Update posted above to LEED Online Status Updates
    in LEED Online Status Updates
    22 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Do green roofs help to comply this credit? And green walls?
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    11 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Green cleaning products - Saudi Arabia
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    153 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: Scoreboard as Signage?
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    66 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Shared solar array on a campus with separate utility feeds
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    271 Rebecca Bryant
    Managing Principle
    Watershed
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    RE: Untenanted spaces with no lease agreements
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    159 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    RE: WELL AP if you are LEED AP
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    24 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    United States
    producer declaration
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    42 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Mechanical System by Future Tenant
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,088 Andrew Chan
    Ware Malcomb
    Thu, Jun 30, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    EBOMv4 - Streamlined Path option
    in EBOM-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    1 John Beeson
    Green Mystic in Residence
    Catalyst Partners
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Additional Points for Water Reuse
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    8 Soo Choi
    RSA Engineering, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: Enhanced Cx -CxA in an Integrated Project Delivery IFOA format?
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    52 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    RE: Vacuum cleaners - CRI certification alternative for Europe?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    52 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    RE: Preferred parking signage
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    114 cathy keagle
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    RE: Replace All Filtration Media
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    48 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Process Water Reduction
    in Schools 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    4 charles shinneman
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: Fuel-efficient vehicles - EURO 6?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    316 Vivien Fairlamb
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Staggered Vegetated Areas
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    107 Martin Meehan
    Principal
    Meehan Associates
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Integrity of information under Development Density Option
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    283 Eric Bautista
    Managing Consultant, LEED™ AP (BD+C Specialty)
    EB Project Management
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    Water Use Reduction: Base Building with existing fixtures
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Scott Edwards
    Director
    GPDM for Sustainability
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    Indonesia
    RE: EBOM IEQp1-A1 Statement "Would need over 100% OA Intake"
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    365 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater in Training
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    RE: Hospital beds
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    39 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    RE: Exterior lighting classification -
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    106 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    WE Credit 4 requirement question
    in Healthcare-v4: Water metering
    1 Naten Maniktala
    M.E. GROUP
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    United States
    RE: DCV
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    7 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    sDA software
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    45 Praveen Raj
    Sustainability Engineer
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    RE: LEED recertification process
    in PIf5: Building System Control
    7 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Sat, Jun 11, 2016
    Spain
    RE: Defintion of the term "Legal Wood"
    in NC-2009: Legal Wood
    10 James Reinertsen
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting LLC
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    Water Usage for parks and open spaces
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    218 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Outdoor air monitoring
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    31 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    India
    IAQ Testing path option 2
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    333 Nanechka Pagan
    Architect, LEED GA
    Bayside Contractors, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    RE: Would an Evaporative Cooler Be Considered a Cooling Tower?
    in EBOM 2009 WEc4: Cooling Tower Water Management
    76 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    RE: Project Mexico
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    55 Eric Bautista
    Managing Consultant, LEED™ AP (BD+C Specialty)
    EB Project Management
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    VENTILATION WAREHOUSES
    in Warehouses-EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 Helena Garcia
    Bioconstruction
    Green Building Management
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    Spain
    Outdoor air monitoring
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    31 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Sat, Jun 4, 2016
    India
    Default Occupancy for a Health Club
    in Calculating FTEs
    208 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    Argentina
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    458 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Thu, Jun 2, 2016
    United States
    RE: ampus vs project specific credits
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    562 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Thu, Jun 2, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    116 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Thu, Jun 2, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    90 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Water Use Reduction: Base Building with existing fixtures
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Scott Edwards
    Director
    GPDM for Sustainability
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    Indonesia
    RE: Percent of Occupants
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    26 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    Daily Use of sink in Dorm Lobby
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    746 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    Has Homes v2008 Midrise already been phased out?
    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    5 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    79 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Occupancy Counts differ from workstation count significantly
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.2: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    54 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
    United States
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    Curtain Wall Should Be Exterior Wall or Glazing?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    108 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    Recycling estimates from similar projects
    in CS v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
    1 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Tue, May 31, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    GBES Resources for WELL AP Exam
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    24 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Thu, Jun 16, 2016
    2016-06-16 09:37 United States
    Would LEASING a Battery Powered Floor Cleaner Meet Criteria?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    90 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Thu, Jun 16, 2016
    2016-06-16 09:21 United States
    Upgrade from v2.2 to v3
    in Upgrade to LEED 2009? How to Choose for Your Project
    22 Febin Mohamed
    Graduate Engineer
    Thu, Jun 16, 2016
    2016-06-16 06:06 Qatar
    LEED Rating System for tenant in existing building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Jennifer Isaac
    Electrical Engineer
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 22:08 United States
    Local food production
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    33 Lourdes Salinas
    THREE Consultoría Medioambiental
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 19:48 Mexico
    Onsite Recreation Space
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    120 Megan Recher
    Perkins + Will
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 18:44 United States
    Commercial Refrigeration Systems
    in EBOM-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    2 Meier Corporate Account
    Meijer
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 16:51 United States
    CxA for Enhanced
    in CI-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    4 Tony Haschke
    Energy and Mechanical Systems Engineer
    SGM
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 15:26 United States
    commissioning tests
    in Healthcare-v2009: Fundamental commissioning of building energy systems
    1 SAUL HERNANDEZ
    SUPERVISOR LEED
    EXPERIENCIA INMOBILIARIA TOTAL
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 14:47 Mexico
    Regularily Occupied or not?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    441 Alex Barrera
    Assoc. AIA, LEED GA
    Giuliani Associates Archtiects
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 13:32 United States
    Refrigerant Atmospheric Impact
    in EBOM-v4: Enhanced refrigerant management
    2 Meier Corporate Account
    Meijer
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 09:28 United States
    voc for Damp proofing paints under ground
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    524 SOHA YAMANI
    Wed, Jun 15, 2016
    2016-06-15 06:30 Egypt
    Base Case vs Project Case
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,088 Dana Guzman
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 18:19 Mexico
    Additional Points for Water Reuse
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    8 Soo Choi
    RSA Engineering, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 18:05 United States
    O+M: Retail or ID+C: CI
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Yulia Chen
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 16:50 United States
    Enhanced Cx -CxA in an Integrated Project Delivery IFOA format?
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    52 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 14:29 United States
    Process Water Reduction
    in Schools 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    4 charles shinneman
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 12:54 United States
    Campus PV dedicated - not connected - to building requires Cx?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    329 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 10:00 United States
    Replace All Filtration Media
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.5: IAQ Best Management Practices—IAQ Management for Facility Alterations and Additions
    48 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Jun 14, 2016
    2016-06-14 02:36 Japan
    Water Use Reduction: Base Building with existing fixtures
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    5 Scott Edwards
    Director
    GPDM for Sustainability
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    2016-06-13 21:04 Indonesia

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