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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Commercial Interiors 2009 v3 - Documentation Reuse and Boundary
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    711 CHRISTIAN LUTJEN
    ARCHITECT
    SHAW KAWASAKI ARCHITECTS
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    United States
    International Military Bases
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    219 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    Djibouti
    RE: carpool vs fuel efficent vehicle
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    288 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    RE: Ventilated Only Space Simulation
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,206 Anna Foden
    BREEAM Assessor, LEED AP BD+C
    Max Fordham LLP
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    43" partitions block views and negate compliance?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    70 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    United States
    RE: MRc4 vs MRc7
    in Healthcare-v4: Furniture and medical furnishings
    4 Candace Pearson
    Research Associate
    LEEDuser, BuildingGreen Inc.
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    "bus lines" on Military Bases
    in CS 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    23 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    flush out possible by phase
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    288 Sahar Abi-Ziki
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    RE: reference book LEED v4 ND is it mistake?
    in ND-v4: Walkable streets
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    Noise problems?
    in Healthcare-v2009: Connection to the natural world - places of respite
    20 Garrett Ferguson
    ARCH I, LEED Green Associate
    Perkins+Will
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    RE: Carbon Offsets (Green-e Equivalent)
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    101 Fabio Frescia
    PM, LEED AP
    Arcadia (Thailand) Company Limited
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    Thailand
    RE: Several separate baseline HVAC systems on one floor.
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,034 Nina Starynina
    Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    Russian Federation
    RE: Transit Service Tables
    in PIf3: Project Location and Base Mapping
    7 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    RE: HVAC duct insulation adhesive
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    458 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    Canopy to building with wall opening (is it a "complete bldg")?
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    175 John Lee
    Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Other universal design strategies
    in Pilot Credit 34: Design for Adaptability
    11 Christine Robbins-Elrod
    Studio Director
    5G Studio Collaborative,llc.
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Green Cleaning in a Semiconductor Fab???
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    34 David Gibney
    Technical Director for Sustainable Design
    M+W Group
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: Leasable areas fed by the utility
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    93 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    CO2 sensors in tenanted areas
    in CS 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    60 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    Default occupancy counts (ASHRAE 62.1 vs. Reference Guide)
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    143 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    RE: Commissioning Documents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    294 Nina Starynina
    Mon, Aug 3, 2015
    RE: Calculator from USGBC
    in EBOM-v4: Green cleaning - equipment
    5 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    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: "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
    Future Reclaimed Water Service
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    403 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: Existing constructions and non infiltration water tanks
    in ND-v2009: Rainwater management
    5 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Jul 29, 2015
    RE: Recycled Concrete for Temporary Haul Road
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    41 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: post on older LEED for Healthcare forum
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    7 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: fuel source
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    107 Matthew VanSweden
    Community and Environmental Advocate
    Integrated Architecture
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    United States
    Alarm to closed openings
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    16 Vitor Tosetto
    Environmental Engineer
    NewFields
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Heat Recovery Counts?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    78 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    FGI guidelines
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    15 Michael Boyle
    AESG
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Factory Area Classification
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    98 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Finland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Minimum Protected area
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    240 Roberto Meza
    Sustainable Building Consultant
    SPHERA Sustainable Building Consultants
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    Costa Rica
    Injected foam insulation with 0 g/L VOCs
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    73 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    United States
    Roof/Terrace
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    284 Lauren Bellamy
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    United States
    LEED v4 ID&C EAp2 Baseline Envelope
    in Retail-CI-v4: Minimum energy performance
    2 Christopher Jones
    Enersave Logistics
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    Canada
    Case 2
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    129 MM K
    Fri, Jul 10, 2015
    Conveying systems now accepted for this credit
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    9 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    RE: Temporary Materials - Formwork
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    40 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    Conveying systems now accepted for this credit
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    19 Paula Melton
    Managing Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    United States
    RE: Wet Applied Products Volume
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    119 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Thu, Jul 9, 2015
    updated tenant guidelines
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    40 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    RE: Innovation and Design - Green Building Education
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    587 Francisco Infante
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    How FINAL is the Appeal?
    in Review Appeal
    37 Mary Kay
    Project Coordinator
    Gray Construction
    Wed, Jul 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: No mercury Lights
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    147 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    Addressing Only Portions of Credit Requirements
    in EBOM 2009 MRp1: Sustainable Purchasing Policy
    32 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    School Facilities
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    110 Neil Rosen
    Director of Sustainable Development
    North Shore LIJ Health System
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: Adobe Acrobat / Reader DC vs LEED Online
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    194 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jul 7, 2015
    RE: EV charging stations VS energy model
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    395 Mark Zoeteman
    Sr. Mech Engr
    FTC&H, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    shuttle bus to rail station
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    49 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Mon, Jul 6, 2015
    United States
    IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    147 Arslan Faisal
    Fri, Jul 3, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    711 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    2015-07-28 02:06 Vietnam
    Improving thermal comfort for ski center and ice rink
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    226 Chen Jin
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    2015-07-27 23:46 China
    ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    5 sean wang
    i.d.a.international
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    2015-07-27 02:01 China
    ESC plan for major renovation of data center
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    5 sean wang
    i.d.a.international
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    2015-07-27 01:52 China
    Energy Modeling
    in NC v2.2 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    15 Muzammal Abbas
    Electrical Design Engineer
    Pakistan Green Building Council
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    2015-07-27 01:48 Pakistan
    How to deal with a hotel.
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    314 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    2015-07-24 17:20 United States
    NAUF plywood and European E1 plywood
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    191 Dario Matteini
    Technical Services Manager LEED MEP BIM
    Mac Interiors
    Fri, Jul 24, 2015
    2015-07-24 15:48 Ireland
    "physical impediments" "valid for remodeled buildings" ???
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    364 Margaret Manuel
    Tetra Tech
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    2015-07-23 20:09 Djibouti
    Double trouble with ceilings
    in Schools 2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    3 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    2015-07-23 15:00 United States
    Facades not in LEED Project boundary
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    599 Antonio Marquez
    Thu, Jul 23, 2015
    2015-07-23 04:39 Spain
    New to LEED-ND...submitting for certification
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    28 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    2015-07-22 14:08 United States
    Residential high rise with school at the base
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    175 Ilana Judah
    Director of Sustainability
    FXFOWLE
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    2015-07-22 12:55 United States
    VRF Systems - Option 1 of EAc1.3
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    357 Roger Carter
    Principal
    tk1sc
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    2015-07-22 11:44 United States
    Existing Central Plant and New building
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,034 Mital Patel
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    2015-07-22 11:22 United States
    2009 v -Credit SSc5.1 Protect or Restore Habitat purchasing land
    in NC v2.2 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    67 jurij luchanko
    architect
    HDR Inc
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    2015-07-22 09:47 United States
    cardboard and paper
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    96 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Wed, Jul 22, 2015
    2015-07-22 04:14 Peru
    Additions While Project is in Certification Review Process
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Robert Fiala
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    2015-07-21 14:48 United States
    Spray Foam Insulation
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    458 Claire Hardesty
    Senior Architectural Associate
    UCD Design and Construction Management
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    2015-07-21 14:12 United States
    LEED-EBOM credit as ID credit
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    587 Alfonzo Collins
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    2015-07-21 10:26 United States
    is this PC still open?
    in Pilot Credit 29: Housing & Jobs Proximity
    24 Alfonzo Collins
    Tue, Jul 21, 2015
    2015-07-21 10:00 United States

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