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    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    28 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
    Skanska Sweden
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    RE: Task light process load or lighting load?
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,646 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    Owner installed lighitng
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    467 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Sustainable furniture cost >100% total furniture cost
    in Healthcare-v2009: Furniture and medical furnishings
    35 Catherine Adams
    Architectural Associate
    Astorino|CannonDesign
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Envelope Commissioning for a Major Renovation
    in NC-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    12 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: LEED CI - deadline for submitting documentation
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    644 Charles Nepps
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: (Sample) Lease Agreement
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    898 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Final M&V Report
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    204 Valerie Walsh
    Sustainable Design & Construction Consultants
    Walsh Sustainability Group
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: IEQ 4.4 - does veneer apply ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    187 Hernando Miranda
    Owner
    Soltierra LLC
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Adding carpet to LEED Platinum NC building
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    166 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    195 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    government areas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    233 patricia vasconcellos
    creato consultoria e projetos ltda
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Domestic Hot Water System
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    272 KC Rat
    ESG
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    Sri Lanka
    RE: Captured rainwater for flushing toilets- WE Cr.3
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    15 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    RE: Unrenovated gross square footage
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    189 Sandra Silla
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    MRpc34 Design for Adaptability
    in Homes-v2008: Design for adaptability
    1 Jonathan Lindstrom
    Project Manager
    Kramer Marks Architects
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    United States
    RE: LEED Project Boundary for Renovation Projects
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    115 Kimberly Frith
    Sustainability Consultant
    Alto Sustainability, LLC
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    RE: Energy Star's Portfolio Manager Tool
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    14 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Mon, Jan 19, 2015
    RE: Defining performance goals and seeking an example initiative
    in Pilot Credit 59: Occupant Engagement
    5 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Sun, Jan 18, 2015
    RE: Ongoing Consumables in HC Clinic
    in EBOM-v4: Ongoing purchasing and waste policy
    11 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    RE: no minimum local zoning regulations
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    126 Skotieono Johnson
    The Miller Hull Partnership
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    minimum amount of materials?
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    12 Alfonzo Collins
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    How much of site do you need to manage?
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    19 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Fri, Jan 16, 2015
    following v4 requirements?
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    84 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    Complex projects benefit from turn-key waste mgmt services
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    10 Joanna Switzer
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    GRI Sustainability Reports
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    6 Christine Robbins-Elrod
    Studio Director
    5G Studio Collaborative,llc.
    Thu, Jan 15, 2015
    United States
    LEED O&M on a portion of a building
    in EBOM-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    4 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    Mexico
    Metered energy data
    in EBOM-v4: Optimize energy performance
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    Compressor replacement + R422D refrigerant
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    40 Norbert Szircsak
    Wed, Jan 14, 2015
    Hungary
    IAQ Assessment - Air Testing
    in CI-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    1 Harvard University Green Building Services
    Tue, Jan 13, 2015
    United States
    RE: NC V4: Advanced Energy Metering of Entire Building
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    4 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jan 12, 2015
    RE: EAp1-1 Commissioning Report Upload Location Missing
    in CI-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    69 Sam Stoltze
    Sustainability Consultant
    Chapman Construction / Design
    Mon, Jan 12, 2015
    United States
    RE: Commingled waste as one or multiple material streams?
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    4 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Sun, Jan 11, 2015
    ANY PRESENTATIONS DONE FOR NEW LEED FOR HOSPITALITY?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    3 robert feduik
    Sat, Jan 10, 2015
    Dominican Republic
    Off site signage for Low-Emitting- Hybrid parking spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    45 Vada Kornegay
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Marshall Islands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
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    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
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    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Development Density on a university campus
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    105 Rhonda Franklin
    Interior Designer
    Architectural Vision Group
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    United States
    RE: no new parking, but how to use local zoning for off-site park?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    302 Lewis Hewton
    Cundall
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Automatically earn credit?
    in CI-v4: Integrative process
    1 Ulrika Nobelius
    White Arkitekter AB
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    RE: Licensed Professional
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    467 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Nov 25, 2014
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Not what I would have expected
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Exam
    3 Amy Boyce
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    Daily Occupancy for Cinema
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    225 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    RE: Adding carpet to LEED Platinum NC building
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    166 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014
    long term lease as NC innovation credit
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    37 Maggie Pipek
    Sun, Nov 23, 2014
    United States
    RE: Number and location of bicycle racks
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    250 Amy Van Dam
    Sustainable Design Coordinator
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Daily Occupancy for Cinema
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    225 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
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    Fri, Nov 21, 2014
    RE: High Residential Options
    in CS 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    49 Bassam Kadhiyar
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    France
    RE: International Project Epa CGP
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    245 esra özkonuksever
    architect
    İltay Mimarlık
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Turkey
    NC-v4 LTc2: Sensitive land protection/Wetland Protection
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    3 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
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    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    United States
    Stability and predictablility is needed...
    in USGBC: Restore Confidence in v4 in Four Simple Steps
    19 Robert Andrews
    Partner - Sustainability Department Manager
    AHA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    RE: SRI of wood?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    249 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Thu, Nov 20, 2014
    Not what I would have expected
    in Why I’m About to Fail the New, Harder LEED v4 AP Exam
    3 Amy Boyce
    Wed, Nov 19, 2014
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    Submitting New Design Credits During Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    644 Charlie Haas
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    2015-01-09 15:41 United States
    EAp1-1 Commissioning Report Upload Location Missing
    in CI-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    69 Sam Stoltze
    Sustainability Consultant
    Chapman Construction / Design
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    2015-01-09 14:57 United States
    NC V4: Advanced Energy Metering of Entire Building
    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    4 Erik Gutierrez
    Mechanical Designer
    C&J Technical Solutions and Services, Inc.
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    2015-01-09 13:22 United States
    NC v2.2 Optional Misc. Documents on Project Summary DocumentsTab
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    644 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    2015-01-09 13:03 United States
    Off site signage for Low-Emitting- Hybrid parking spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    45 Vada Kornegay
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    2015-01-09 12:51 United States
    DES Option 2 – CHP with absorption chiller
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,140 Yue Nie
    Fri, Jan 9, 2015
    2015-01-09 04:10 Germany
    The vent calcs indicate a total area significantly lessthan Plf2
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    856 Ahmet D
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    2015-01-08 18:31 United States
    Dormitory Lighting
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    316 Laura Brandt
    Mechanical Engineer
    Luckett & Farley
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    2015-01-08 17:18 United States
    Master site credits
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    93 charles bell
    principal
    theGreenTeam, Inc.
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    2015-01-08 16:49 United States
    Submetering dashboard
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    133 Leticia SooHoo
    Architect, Sustainability Project Manager
    AlfaTech Timmons
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    2015-01-08 16:20 United States
    Option 1 and Option 2?
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    4 Jonathan Weiss
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    2015-01-08 10:50 United States
    VAV boxes
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    898 Rathnashree Bharadwaj
    Thu, Jan 8, 2015
    2015-01-08 05:05 India
    MODEL PROTOCOL
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,646 RICARDO GUEMEZ
    DIRECTOR
    GHEC
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    2015-01-07 19:34 Mexico
    Hello, I am documenting this
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    645 Michael Russo
    Architect in Training / Sustainability Specialist
    Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    2015-01-07 18:47 United States
    Breakdown of HVAC points
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    348 Chilufya Lombe
    Sustainability Consultant
    Solid Green Consulting
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    2015-01-07 13:29 South Africa
    BES 6001 - USGBC approved leadership extraction practice?
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    23 Juliana Moreira
    Engineer
    WSP group
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    2015-01-07 11:42 United Kingdom
    Is IESVE IMPACT an accepted LCA tool?
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    23 Juliana Moreira
    Engineer
    WSP group
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    2015-01-07 11:29 United Kingdom
    Irrigation area
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    382 Alicja Bieszyńska
    Skanska
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    2015-01-07 10:19 Poland
    Walk-off mats
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    81 CAROLINE PIN
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    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015
    2015-01-07 03:13 France
    Mid Review Clarification of LEED Project Boundary
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    644 Nicholas Klever
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    Bailey Edward Architecture
    Tue, Jan 6, 2015
    2015-01-06 17:06 United States

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