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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    168 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Mar 1, 2015
    LEED boundary for a railway station
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
    Qatar
    Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    93 Peter Dishno
    Commissioning Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Baseline Exterior Lighting Power Allowance
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,142 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: G3.1.10 (d) "Heating only System"
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,654 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    Commissioning Documents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    273 Heather Anderson
    Robinson Hill Architecture
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    1 Sara Greenwood
    Green Building Consultant
    Cadmus Group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: 3 glazed panels - LEEDv2009
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    396 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: LEED male/female 50/50 gender ratio
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    632 Perrilyn Fanfulik
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    WMATA
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    Information on denied credits?
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    167 Civil Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: government areas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    234 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Sustainable furniture cost >100% total furniture cost
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    38 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Option 3: Determining HC and NOx emissions
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    3 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: educational/office building project
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    29 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: direct reading instruments
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    269 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: audit of land-fill materials only?
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    90 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Thu, Feb 5, 2015
    RE: Calculation for Design Energy Cost
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    81 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    RE: Sound Transmission - achievable?
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    3 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    Monitoring Period
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    3 Mari Hamasaki
    Principal
    Hamasaki Consulting Engineering Services LC
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    United States
    Documentation for Plan
    in ND Plan-v4: Certified green building
    1 David West
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Natural Materials
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    2 John Mlade
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Parking spaces
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    364 Roberto Meza
    Sustainable Building Consultant
    SPHERA Sustainable Building Consultants
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: No mercury Lights
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    145 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    in Schools 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    14 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: 62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    8 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: Permanent Irrigation System, Temporary Use of Potable Water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    382 Miles Thorne
    Cx Provider
    3QC
    Mon, Feb 2, 2015
    RE: Calculations for Projects outside USA
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    4 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Feb 2, 2015
    RE: Low-temperature chemical dishwashers
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    274 Suzanne Painter-Supplee, LEED AP+ID&C
    Director, Consultant Sales
    Vollrath
    Mon, Feb 2, 2015
    RE: MRpc80 - Salvaged/Reused Furniture
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    21 Joanna Switzer
    Mon, Feb 2, 2015
    RE: University Building - Weekend Trips
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    5 PAWAN DAHIWAL
    Mon, Feb 2, 2015
    Operable windows
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    4 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Sun, Feb 1, 2015
    Operable windows
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    174 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Sat, Jan 31, 2015
    RE: High Residential Options
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    49 Bassam Kadhiyar
    Fri, Feb 13, 2015
    Supplemental Guidance to the MPR for LEED v4
    in NC-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    9 SoYoung Lee
    LEED AP BD+C
    Director, HnC
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    RE: MR Project boundary in multi story building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    6 Charles Nepps
    Fri, Jan 30, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Trinidad and Tobago - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Middle East - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bahrain - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Egypt - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iran - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Iraq - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Israel - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Submetering dashboard
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    133 Leticia SooHoo
    Architect, Sustainability Project Manager
    AlfaTech Timmons
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: Simple LEED boundary question
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    190 Kellin Vellenoweth
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: The parking is Under the building
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    4 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: CS 2009 or CS v4
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    646 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    RE: LEED male/female 50/50 gender ratio
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    632 Perrilyn Fanfulik
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    WMATA
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    LCA and EPDs
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    23 NESLIHAN AKSOY
    architect
    ERKE
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    Turkey
    following v4 requirements?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    84 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    RE: Uploads and deleting uploads - is the webinar posted somewhere?
    in LEED 2009 Projects Getting Upgraded to New LEED Online
    18 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Tue, Jan 6, 2015
    RE: International Project Epa CGP
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    245 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Tue, Jan 6, 2015
    Turkey
    How much of site do you need to manage?
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    19 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Mon, Jan 5, 2015
    RE: The year of metering
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    7 Edward Malesevich
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Jan 5, 2015
    PC14 closed?
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    80 Jens Apel
    Mon, Jan 5, 2015
    RE: CS 2009 or CS v4
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    646 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Fri, Jan 2, 2015
    HET Retrofit
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    114 Matthew Catterall
    Cotera+Reed Architects
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    Application/Performance period
    in Performance Period
    52 Keith Johnson
    Tue, Dec 30, 2014
    United States
    LIFT Lobbies to be included in VRP Calculations
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    144 Preethi Ranjith
    Sr. Project Co-ordinator @ En3
    En3 Sustainability Solutions Pvt Ltd
    Wed, Dec 24, 2014
    India
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    Brazil
    HVAC zone
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.3: Occupant Comfort—Thermal Comfort Monitoring
    28 Gabriel Frasson
    Project Manager
    OTEC
    Mon, Dec 22, 2014
    Brazil
    Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    116 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    Bangladesh
    Acoustic performance
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 neeraj arora
    Fri, Dec 19, 2014
    India
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Floor slab on grade
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,654 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    2015-01-26 09:10 Russian Federation
    Footprint, at grade or below grade?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    190 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
    Skanska Sweden
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    2015-01-26 04:45 Sweden
    Is this strictly for non-profit organizations?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    12 Asa Posner
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    2015-01-25 15:15 United States
    PC 29 Index
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    22 Gary Hansen
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    2015-01-23 17:41 United States
    LIghitng for Security Reasons
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    571 Todd Bundren
    Director of Sustainabilty - Architectural Project Manager
    Lawrence Group
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    2015-01-23 15:08 United States
    Option 1: Zoning and controls
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    348 Diego Pietzsch
    Mechanical Engineer
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    2015-01-23 14:31 Brazil
    Ventilation design-worst case conditions
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    144 S Nagarajan
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    2015-01-23 10:17 India
    International Project Epa CGP
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    245 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Fri, Jan 23, 2015
    2015-01-23 06:33 Turkey
    Energy Modeling Requirements
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 Jeff Halliwell
    Mechanical Designer
    CJTSS
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    2015-01-22 11:54 United States
    Lease Language
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    27 Chris Freeland
    Architect
    Aller Lingle Massey Architects
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    2015-01-22 10:49 United States
    Envelope materials with no provided u-values
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,654 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Jan 22, 2015
    2015-01-22 05:08 Thailand
    Protect or Restore Habitat - 2.5 acre Pond
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    230 Katherine Carlin
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 18:26 United States
    State DEQ-Listed Brownfield Site - credit denied
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    103 Michele Otazua
    CSHQA
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 17:19 United States
    PLF4 was not approved because ..& recommendation for final submi
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    65 Ahmet D
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 14:28 United States
    200 rides per day required for shuttle buses?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    210 Weidong Luo
    Ecotech International
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 12:28 China
    Two new buildings joined by unconditioned walkway
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    130 Perrilyn Fanfulik
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    WMATA
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 09:08 United States
    Entering nonregularrly occuoied spaces in IEQp1 calculator
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    25 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 08:41 Bulgaria
    Entering nonregularily occupied spaces in IEQp1 spread sheet cal
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    8 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 08:39 Russian Federation
    No information of VOC in MSDS
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    92 Yodi Danusastro
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 04:46 Indonesia
    Natural ventilation for residential
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 mai elly
    Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    2015-01-21 03:06 Malaysia

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