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    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: ID credit for saltwater pool?
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    520 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Flow Fixture Data table
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    202 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: are mixed use projects allowed?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    88 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Should I include all services and all residential developments?
    in How to Document SSc2 with Map Data
    35 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Is there an Innovation Opportunity?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    335 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Lighting power for apartments
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,248 Ritwik Kakati
    Dagher Engineering, PLLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Clinker
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    420 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C / Construction Specifier
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Pulverized gypsum as landfill cap?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    323 Craig Mahoney
    Waste Services Project Manager
    Guard Contracting Corporation
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: EP - Measure 4
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    70 Dennis Park
    Perkins + Will
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Library and Laboratory Weighting Factors
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    64 Kara Edmonson
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: How to calculate effective operable area for top hung window
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    741 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: FSC High Pressure Laminates
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    353 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Greenguard certification?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    298 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Over-kill duct insulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    293 Steve Tucker
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    L-6 Project Sections/ Elevations
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: ID credit for saltwater pool?
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    520 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Flow Fixture Data table
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    202 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: are mixed use projects allowed?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    88 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Is there an Innovation Opportunity?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    335 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Lighting power for apartments
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,248 Ritwik Kakati
    Dagher Engineering, PLLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Clinker
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    420 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C / Construction Specifier
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Pulverized gypsum as landfill cap?
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    323 Craig Mahoney
    Waste Services Project Manager
    Guard Contracting Corporation
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: EP - Measure 4
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    70 Dennis Park
    Perkins + Will
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Library and Laboratory Weighting Factors
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    64 Kara Edmonson
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: How to calculate effective operable area for top hung window
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    741 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: FSC High Pressure Laminates
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    353 Nadia Ayala
    Architect / LEED AP BD+C
    KILTIK Consultoría
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Greenguard certification?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    298 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Over-kill duct insulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    293 Steve Tucker
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    L-6 Project Sections/ Elevations
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Exemplary performance?
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    1 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Extra PV, how to get credit?
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    194 Keelan Kaiser
    Architect and Educator
    Serena Sturm Architects and Judson University
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: Radiance and Ecotect
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    617 Eddy Santosa
    Lead Building Performance Analyst
    Callison
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    SSc 3.3 Parking Availbility
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    111 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Portland Cement
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    248 Rezkar Abdulmajeed
    Architect/LEED AP
    7D ASSOCIATES
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    RE: IAQ Testing
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    63 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    LEED AP BD+C V4
    in Experience Requirement Loosened for LEED v4 AP Exam
    11 Marie-Pierre Pare
    Sat, Jul 19, 2014
    RE: FTE shifts longer than 8 hrs
    in Calculating FTEs
    181 Scott Adams
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: LEED Volume Program - Submittal Guidance
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    6 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    RE: LEED v4 Green Associate
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    57 Tonima Ferdous
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014
    Mixing Solar PV, LED Lighting and LEED GA Accreditation
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    114 Daniel Valdes
    Solar PV & LED Specialist
    Infinitum Energy
    Tue, Jul 15, 2014
    LEED v4 CIR
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    54 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Mon, Jul 14, 2014
    RE: Shared parking deck
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    490 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014
    RE: Precertification Final Decision
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    541 Tracy Baker
    CTA Inc.
    Thu, Jul 10, 2014
    RE: Excellent
    in GBCI Invites Direct Inquiries—But Do Your Homework First
    17 Elizabeth Thompson
    LEED Specialist
    USGBC
    Wed, Jul 9, 2014
    RE: Large footage residence and threshold adjustment
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    131 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional Exemption (LPE) - outside of USA
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    19 Sylvain laporte
    GASD-Co
    Tue, Jul 8, 2014
    RE: Reusing IO credits for recertification
    in Recertification
    58 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, USGBC LEED Faculty, LEED AP O+M
    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Jul 3, 2014
    LEED Membership Statistics Tool
    in LEED App Store Coming Soon – What's on Your Wish-List?
    4 Spencer Kim
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    RE: Foreign currency - Israel
    in International Projects - alternative compliance path
    152 Jaida Holbrook
    Enivronmental Engineer
    Skanska Sverige AB
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    RE: LEED EBOM current rating system...
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    588 Rehan Siddiqui
    Wed, Jun 25, 2014
    design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    7 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Sat, Jun 21, 2014
    Final review appeal for credit EAc1, new energy model
    in Review Appeal
    30 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Thu, Jun 19, 2014
    RE: Article
    in LEED Fellow Yudelson to Lead Rival Green Globes
    15 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 17, 2014
    RE: Submitting for Review & Terminolgy
    in Living with LEED Online - quirks, bugs and hiccups
    133 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Jun 16, 2014
    Marking credits as Complete
    in Registering Projects
    17 kelly ryan
    Mon, Jun 9, 2014
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Low VOC
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    350 69 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 12, 2009
    Outside of the US
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    340 68 Pia Öhrling
    WSP
    Mon, Sep 21, 2009
    RE: Outside of the US
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    340 68 Gunnar Hubbard, AIA, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Thornton Tomasetti
    Fri, Sep 25, 2009
    RE: Process water for EP point
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    338 51 Dan Ackerstein
    Principal
    Ackerstein Sustainability, LLC
    Wed, Dec 23, 2009
    Low VOC
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    337 69 Rona Easton
    HOK
    Thu, Nov 12, 2009
    RE: Site Master Plan - Recalculations
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    331 21 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    RE: What constitutes a "Master Plan"?
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    331 21 Shannon Gray
    Consultant
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Jan 4, 2010
    Tenant spaces are simple, right?
    in CI 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    330 84 Richard McKay
    Mon, Feb 1, 2010
    RE: 7th ed. Massachusetts Building Code and ASHRAE 62.1-2004
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    328 79 Paul Girello
    Fri, Jan 22, 2010
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    327 111 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    Master Plan:Open Space
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    324 21 Erik Bergstrom
    Green Building Associate
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Question Regarding Requirements
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    322 63 Joshua Radoff
    Principal, LEEDuser Primary Author
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Sep 30, 2009
    RE: Retail space parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    321 111 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    Creating the Floor Plan to show direct access to views
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    320 63 Kim Pomeranz
    Thu, Oct 8, 2009
    RE: Creating the Floor Plan to show direct access to views
    in Schools 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    319 63 Joshua Lloyd
    Phillip Markwood Architects
    Thu, Oct 8, 2009
    Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    318 111 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Nov 17, 2009
    Site Master Plan - Recalculations
    in Schools 2009 SSc9: Site Master Plan
    318 21 Erik Bergstrom
    Green Building Associate
    Mon, Dec 7, 2009
    The Square Footage
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    316 82 Alejandro Alfaro
    Project Director Mexico
    PGAL
    Wed, Dec 9, 2009
    RE: Is this a typo?
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    316 28 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 29, 2009
    RE: Interior renovation within a single tenant building
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    315 111 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Tue, Dec 8, 2009
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Flow Fixture Data table
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    202 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Should I include all services and all residential developments?
    in How to Document SSc2 with Map Data
    35 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Library and Laboratory Weighting Factors
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    64 Kara Edmonson
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Greenguard certification?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    298 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Over-kill duct insulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    293 Steve Tucker
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    L-6 Project Sections/ Elevations
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Exemplary performance?
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    1 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    SSc 3.3 Parking Availbility
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    111 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Correct invoice structure for millwork
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    353 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jul 22, 2014
    Proprietary Ingredients
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    67 Elizabeth Felder
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Beach Cleanup of Trash - credit?
    in EBOM 2009 MRp2: Solid Waste Management Policy
    21 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    CLO level adjustments
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Adam Kingsbury
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    CASE 2 and EAP2 Cumpliance
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    451 João Gaio
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    IEQc7.1, MET and CLO, and Acceptable Alterations
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    189 Adam Kingsbury
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Case 2, Option 2 clarification - years
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve - Building Sustainbility
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Compliance paths for estar eligible buildings with scores <75
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Alexa Stone
    ecoPreserve - Building Sustainbility
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    SSc 3.3 Parking Availbility
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    3 Jaclyn Noga
    Environmental Intern
    EHRA, LLC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    System CRI certified
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.4: Green Cleaning—Sustainable Cleaning Equipment
    43 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Can reusing a parking garage count toward this credit?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    79 Caleb Lesselles
    INTERN ARCHITECT
    COOPER CARRY
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014
    Is it possible for the flush-out start date to vary by floor?
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    63 Akos Brandecker
    Sustainability Manager
    ISG
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014

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