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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    354 Vibha Pai
    Intern
    Sol Developments
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    458 Vibha Pai
    Intern
    Sol Developments
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    311 Vibha Pai
    Intern
    Sol Developments
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    267 Vibha Pai
    Intern
    Sol Developments
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    114 Vibha Pai
    Intern
    Sol Developments
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    116 Vibha Pai
    Intern
    Sol Developments
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    290 Vibha Pai
    Intern
    Sol Developments
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    100% irrigation requirement met through treated waste water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    447 Yusuf Turab
    Managing Director
    Y T Enterprises
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    India
    R-438A
    in NC 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    54 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    Different gpm in the same fixtures types
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    743 James Lee
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: Project Building Context - Residence Hall New Jersey
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    237 Anna Lapomme
    Sustainability Consulting
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    United States
    RE: Project Building Activity - Residence Hall
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    279 Anna Lapomme
    Sustainability Consulting
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    United States
    RE: Campus PV dedicated - not connected - to building requires Cx?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    329 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: CxA for Enhanced
    in CI-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    4 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    RE: Solar energy used with previous LEED project credit
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    270 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Jun 24, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Percent of Occupants
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    26 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    RE: Major Change to Who Can Be a CxA!
    in NC-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    308 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    Audio System
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - equipment and appliances
    1 Anna Cogo
    Nativa S.r.l SB
    Fri, Jun 10, 2016
    RE: Red Cross Ready Rating forms
    in NC-2009: Assessment and Planning for Resilience
    6 Mary Ann Lazarus
    Principal
    MALeco
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    Leed Footprint exceeds leed Boundary
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    187 Jorge López de Obeso
    Architect / Environmental adviser
    EA Energia y Arquitectura
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    RE: Credit Still Open?
    in Pilot Credit 12: Reduced Automobile Dependence
    50 Fred Dock
    Director, Department of Transportation
    City of Pasadena, CA
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    RE: Energy Model using ECB Method with Existing AHU
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    539 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    access to medical point and massage point
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    608 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    Poland
    Outdoor air monitoring
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    31 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Thu, Jun 9, 2016
    India
    RE: shuttle to public transportation
    in CS 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    29 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    RE: Are parapets considered roof area?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    319 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    IAQ Testing path option 2
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    333 Nanechka Pagan
    Architect, LEED GA
    Bayside Contractors, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    RE: Clarifying 20 different materials from 5 different manufacturers
    in Schools-NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    2 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    RE: Bicycle Shower Facilities
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    41 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    RE: Multi-attribute optimization
    in CS v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    7 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    RE: LEED CI 2009 _ MR Cr1.1_Tenant Space- Long Term Commitment
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    41 Steve Loppnow
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    RE: Laboratory Classrooms
    in NC-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    296 Andrew Mitchell, P.E.
    Principal
    Mitchell Gulledge Engineering, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    RE: IPM in Place and No Pesticides Used
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    76 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    United States
    VENTILATION WAREHOUSES
    in Warehouses-EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 Helena Garcia
    Bioconstruction
    Green Building Management
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    Spain
    RE: LEED V3 Vs V4
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    54 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Nepal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Pakistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    South and Southeast Asia - 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
    Chile - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Colombia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ecuador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Guyana - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Paraguay - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Peru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Argentina - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bolivia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Denmark - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Estonia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Credit 7.1 and 7.2
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    291 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    LEED Rating System for tenant in existing building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    793 Jennifer Isaac
    Electrical Engineer
    Commissioning Agents Inc.
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    United States
    Required parking lots and LEED boundary Calculations
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    233 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    Malaysia
    RE: Credit 7.1 and 7.2
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    291 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    new ACP featuring Dynamic Plaque
    in USGBC Rolls Out LEED Dynamic Plaque, Amid Debate
    37 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    new Alternative Compliance Path
    in Discuss the LEED Dynamic Plaque
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    View type 1
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Quality views
    1 Sophie Brauer
    Architect MAA
    Gottlieb Paludan Architects
    Fri, May 20, 2016
    Denmark
    Living Wall
    in Retail-NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Accounting Accounting
    Controller
    Light House
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    Canada
    access to medical point and massage point
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    608 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    Poland
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    79 Vibha Pai
    Intern
    Sol Developments
    Thu, May 19, 2016
    United States
    Deadline for Construction Review
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    4 Mandy Bordeaux
    Architect
    MSKTD
    Wed, May 18, 2016
    United States
    CI - applicable when the tennant is the owner?
    in MPR1: Must comply with environmental laws
    1 Tom Kennedy
    Enhanse
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Onsite Recreation Space
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    118 Megan Recher
    Perkins + Will
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    United States
    Renewable Energy in Template EAp2
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    10 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, May 17, 2016
    Spain
    RE: Regularily Occupied or not?
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    441 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, May 16, 2016
    Ergonomics Criteria Feedback
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    41 Erin Ezell
    Fri, May 13, 2016
    Medicinal plants
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    33 Kristi Ennis
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Fri, May 13, 2016
    100% irrigation requirement met through treated waste water
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    447 Yusuf Turab
    Managing Director
    Y T Enterprises
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    India
    75% steel/concrete threshold
    in Healthcare-v2009: Sustainably sourced materials and products
    71 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    United States
    No Mow Grass
    in Schools-NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    1 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Thu, May 12, 2016
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Post Location
    Commissioning required for a CHP?
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    329 André Harms
    Ecolution Consulting
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    2016-06-08 10:02 South Africa
    Elevator lobby as vestibule - ASHRAE Standard 90.1
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,083 Paul Deinhofer
    MSc
    Schöberl & Pöll GmbH
    Wed, Jun 8, 2016
    2016-06-08 03:01 Austria
    Weekend trips frequency
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    16 Lourdes Salinas
    THREE Consultoría Medioambiental
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    2016-06-07 17:25 Mexico
    Clarifying 20 different materials from 5 different manufacturers
    in Schools-NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    2 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    2016-06-07 16:36 United States
    Would an Evaporative Cooler Be Considered a Cooling Tower?
    in EBOM 2009 WEc4: Cooling Tower Water Management
    76 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    2016-06-07 15:32 United States
    Would an Evaporative Cooler Be Considered a Cooling Tower?
    in EBOM 2009 WEc4: Cooling Tower Water Management
    76 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    2016-06-07 15:27 United States
    Does this count for LEED Credits?
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    30 James Goldfield
    Student
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    2016-06-07 12:28 United States
    Service Hot Water & Heat recovery condensers
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,550 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    2016-06-07 07:43 Bulgaria
    Multi-attribute optimization
    in CS v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    7 Tobias Berge
    Department manager
    Sweco
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    2016-06-07 05:29 Sweden
    Possible Points for Europe?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    267 Sebastian Stumvoll
    WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    2016-06-07 04:08 Germany
    Energy Modeling using "HAP"
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,550 Muzamil Rafique
    Tue, Jun 7, 2016
    2016-06-07 01:04 Pakistan
    Requirement to survey students in higher ed bldgs?
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    122 Renee Shirey
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    2016-06-06 16:20 United States
    Bicycle Shower Facilities
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    41 Sarah Sachs
    Buro Happold
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    2016-06-06 15:54 United States
    VENTILATION WAREHOUSES
    in Warehouses-EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    1 Helena Garcia
    Bioconstruction
    Green Building Management
    Mon, Jun 6, 2016
    2016-06-06 05:44 Spain
    CSRs
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - sourcing of raw materials
    58 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Sun, Jun 5, 2016
    2016-06-05 22:00 United States
    v4 Demand Response - typical peak load reduction "systems".
    in NC-v4: Demand response
    12 Paul Baker
    Sat, Jun 4, 2016
    2016-06-04 05:33 United States
    leed ebom- v4: Enhanced indoor air quality strategies
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.2: IAQ Best Management Practices—Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    31 VISHESH AGARWAL
    Sat, Jun 4, 2016
    2016-06-04 03:20 India
    Default Occupancy for a Health Club
    in Calculating FTEs
    208 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    2016-06-03 14:07 Argentina
    IPM in Place and No Pesticides Used
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    76 Ryan Hoffman
    Heapy Engineering
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    2016-06-03 10:32 United States
    n/a
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,550 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    Fri, Jun 3, 2016
    2016-06-03 10:06 Italy

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