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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Occupancy Sensors and 9.4.1.1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,279 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    LEED Selection - High Rise Residential
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    752 Curt Pascoe
    P.E., LEED AP BD+C
    Ryan Companies US, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    United States
    RE: Single supply system
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    27 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: Historic Building Cold Dark Shell
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,018 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: Outside Mat
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    370 Waterset CDD
    CDD Manager
    Rizzetta and Co
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    United States
    RE: Off-Site Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    435 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: Water Quality
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    29 Michael D. DeVuono
    Senior Staff Engineer
    T&M Associates
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: dedicated exhaust
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    404 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: Alternative calculation for MRc2
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    414 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: Commingled waste as one or multiple material streams?
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    16 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    RE: MR C5 Regional Materials Multiple components
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    322 Brooke Robbins
    Fri, Feb 12, 2016
    Engineered Natural Ventilation with Ceiling Fan
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,003 James Lee
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: Museum Exhibit Lighting
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,248 Christian Kaltreider
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: Sound transmission for moveable partitions
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    11 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    RE: Attempting to return ceiling tiles from demo
    in CI 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    73 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Thu, Feb 11, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Eligible Intersections: Highway
    in ND-v2009: Street network
    1 Aly Andrews
    Farr Associates
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: HC near Airport
    in Healthcare-v2009: Acoustic environment
    18 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    Linen Area
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    10 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    Mexico
    RE: would an aerobics room be considered classroom?
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    205 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    RE: Supply fixtures to tenants without installation
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    215 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    RE: Duct Insulation to meet ASHRAE 90.1
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    301 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    MERV13 filter replacement to pre-filters / filters
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Jane Long
    Ms
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    RE: µg not µm?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    145 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    Minimum Energy Performance
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    20 Aqrab Ali Rana
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    Pakistan
    RE: Regional Material
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    104 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    RE: Waste rate
    in Homes-v2008: Waste management
    5 Ann Edminster
    founder/principal
    Design AVEnues LLC
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    RE: Pilot Credit 80 success
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    27 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    PC 75 Clean Construction
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    2 Patricia Lloyd
    Sustainability Manager
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    United States
    RE: Bike storage distance
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    31 Kimberly Schlaepfer
    Sustainability Coordinator LEED AP O+M, BD+C
    YR&G
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    RE: 100% Tenant
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    117 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    RE: Participate in LEEDuser Pilot Credit Forum
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    38 Batya Metalitz
    Technical Director, LEED
    USGBC
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    RE: Option 2
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    66 henry nguyen
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: What is legally binding language?
    in CS-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    65 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    Private Green Roof
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    47 Luis Miguel Diazgranados
    Green Factory
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    Colombia
    RE: Broken Link
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    237 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Macedonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Malta - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Montenegro - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Suriname - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uruguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Venezuela - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    South and Southeast Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Afghanistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bangladesh - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    please post to more specific forums
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    PV system on Conference Center
    in Pilot Credit 56: Renewable Energy – Distributed Generation
    15 Patrick Cellie
    Sustainability Consultant
    AECOM
    Mon, Dec 28, 2015
    United States
    Option 3 Guidance Now Available!
    in CS v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    1 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 28, 2015
    LEED Boundary for an Existing Multitenant Building
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    2 Gabriela Crespo
    CxA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    Mexico
    RE: Design Phase Submittals
    in Design Submital - 1batch only ?
    17 Bridget Brock
    Huitt-Zollars Morris
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    United States
    Engineered Natural Ventilation with Ceiling Fan
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,003 James Lee
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    RE: Occupancy Sensors and 9.4.1.1
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,279 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    Future Fit-Out Space & Transients - Table Plf3-3 or Table Pfl3-4
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    256 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015
    feedback
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    5 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015
    United States
    RE: Building Footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    261 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015
    Future Fit-Out Space & Transients - Table Plf3-3 or Table Pfl3-4
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    1 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Mon, Dec 14, 2015
    United States
    Maximum frontage without windows on primary facade
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015
    United States
    RE: LCA Part A4 and A5 – Transport to site and Construction installa
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    39 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015
    RE: LCA Part A4 and A5 – Transport to site and Construction installa
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    39 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 11, 2015
    RE: Floor joists part of interior?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    197 Ralph Bicknese
    Principal
    Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    GBCI clarification
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    483 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Dec 10, 2015
    Tenant Neutral Option
    in CS 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    23 Miriam Ramírez Baumgarten
    ARCH. LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Dec 9, 2015
    LEED Selection - High Rise Residential
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    752 Curt Pascoe
    P.E., LEED AP BD+C
    Ryan Companies US, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 7, 2015
    United States
    LEED Selection - High Rise Residential
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    752 Curt Pascoe
    P.E., LEED AP BD+C
    Ryan Companies US, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 7, 2015
    United States
    parking demand vs 1000sf or vs employees
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    36 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Fri, Dec 4, 2015
    Poland
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Construction Activity and Pollution Prevention
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    279 JP Rout
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    2016-01-22 01:28 India
    Minimum Energy Performance
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    20 Aqrab Ali Rana
    Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    2016-01-22 00:29 Pakistan
    Modeling semi heated space with mechanical ventilation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,279 Ashwin Kumar
    Sustainability Services Consultant
    M+W Group
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    2016-01-21 23:55 Hungary
    Regional Material
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    104 Susan Niemiec
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    2016-01-21 15:58 United States
    PC 75 Clean Construction
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    2 Patricia Lloyd
    Sustainability Manager
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    2016-01-21 13:47 United States
    Inconsistency between BD+C and O+M
    in CS v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    4 Adam Stoker
    Consultant, Sustainability
    University of Calgary
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    2016-01-21 10:49 Canada
    Estimate for Shower Usage with Default Occupancy
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    215 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP BD+C
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    2016-01-21 09:21 United States
    Participate in LEEDuser Pilot Credit Forum
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    38 Viki Too
    Environmental Consultant
    BeeXergy Consulting Limited
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    2016-01-21 08:04 China
    Natural Ventilation
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    383 Chilufya Lombe
    Sustainability Consultant
    Solid Green Consulting
    Thu, Jan 21, 2016
    2016-01-21 05:46 South Africa
    Private Green Roof
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    47 Luis Miguel Diazgranados
    Green Factory
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 19:18 Colombia
    Option 2
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    66 henry nguyen
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 18:16 United States
    Maximum frontage without windows on primary facade
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Margaret Montgomery
    Principal
    NBBJ
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 17:26 United States
    Looks like I’m first to post here so here goes!
    in EBOM-2009: Learning Controls for Thermal Comfort
    1 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 16:20 United States
    EAP2 Minimum Energy Performance -- How to classify building
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    497 cathy keagle
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 14:16 United States
    How to Apply Research Park Guidelines when Zoning is silent
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    47 Maggie Hogan Skaug
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 10:15 United States
    Acrylic Adhesive for Threaded Rod Installed in Solid Concrete
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    483 A Brockelman
    Architect, Director of Sustainable Design
    Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 09:49 United States
    Idle energy rate for energy star equivalency calculations
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    308 Shuchita Gupta
    Architect , LEED AP | BD+C
    Space Matrix Architects and Planners
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 08:30 India
    What is legally binding language?
    in CS-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    65 Pawel Krawczyk
    Rambøll
    Wed, Jan 20, 2016
    2016-01-20 06:49 Denmark
    Zero lot project
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    108 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    2016-01-19 12:00 Spain
    VRP Compliance Calculator or 62MZCalc for projects outside U.S.?
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,003 Geraldo Pithon
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    2016-01-19 06:00 Brazil

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