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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Dish detergent
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    140 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    RE: Do we include Non-certifiable structure in Building gross area?
    in MPR7: Must comply with a minimum building area to site area ratio
    6 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Views for airport
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views
    399 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Must I continue to audit if 50% is reached during PP
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    72 Blair Seibert
    Principal, Architect
    Verde Concepts, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Criteria for Space usage type
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    213 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: C&S Individual Project within a Campus Registration
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    513 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Integrated System - Space heating and water heating
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,716 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    658 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    United States
    RE: Areas passing at one time but not another
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    657 Lisa Fabula
    Sustainable Project Manager
    KEMA Services
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    Parking garage exhaust air rate - LEED CS v3
    in LEED IEQ Space Matrix - Frequently Asked Questions
    32 Daniela Grotenfelt
    Miss
    Larkas& Laine Architects Ltd
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    RE: Minimum Ventilation rates for Production area
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    881 sriram tetali
    Manager -Suatainability Services
    M W Group
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    India
    Bird Collision Deterrence: Summary of Material Threat Factors
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    40 Alysa Hoffmeister
    VP & GM of No America
    Dip-Tech
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Healthcare MRc4.1: rated hours for lamps or ballasts?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury in lamps
    14 Megan Shelby
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    278 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    RE: Is EAc2 affected by the use of the ACP calculation for EAc1?
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    57 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Batteries
    in Healthcare-v2009: Storage and collection of recyclables
    14 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    1 R. Ted Krasnesky
    Manager of Sustainable Construction
    Pepper Construction Company
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    farmers
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    21 Matthew VanSweden
    Community and Environmental Advocate
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Mar 5, 2015
    RE: Warehouse Office
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    63 Saul Pichardo, AIA
    Principal/Director
    AOB
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Breezeway Principal Functional Entry?
    in ND-v2009: Walkable streets
    32 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    RE: District Energy Systems: Confusion
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    349 Diego Pietzsch
    Mechanical Engineer
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    Brazil
    potable water analysis
    in CS v4: Cooling tower water use
    2 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Ventilation rates for manufacturing facilities
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    332 Grace Ming
    Senior ESD Consultant
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    RE: Concrete Tracking Form
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    171 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Wed, Mar 4, 2015
    RE: Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    94 Dylan Connelly
    Mechanical Engineer
    Integral Group
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    RE: ULEF products contributing to IEQc4.4
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    190 Dawn Garcia
    Sustainability Specialist
    Roseburg Forest Products
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    44 Kalyan Nishtala
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    United States
    RE: LI ID #10001 (asbestos for SSc3) applicable to LEED-NC v2.2?
    in NC v2.2 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    10 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    EAp2:Table 1.4 based on ASHRAE 90.1-2010
    in CS v4: Minimum energy performance
    1 CHRISTOPHE MATHIEU
    Sustainable Design And Construction Consultants, Paris, France
    greenaffair
    Tue, Mar 3, 2015
    France
    RE: Water Efficiency Calculation
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    115 Maria Rozatti
    Sustainability Consultant, LEED AP O+M
    Sustentech
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    LEED boundary for a railway station
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
    Qatar
    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: 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
    Wed, Mar 18, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Sweden - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Turkey - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Arab Emirates - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    United Kingdom - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Yemen - 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
    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
    Jordan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Middle East - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nicaragua - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Panama - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Minimum Ventilation rates for Production area
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    881 sriram tetali
    Manager -Suatainability Services
    M W Group
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    India
    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: Residential Units - Retirement Community
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    242 Ellen Mitchell
    Director of Sustainability
    HKS, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Marija Golubovic
    LEED AP BD+C, Green rater,HERS rater,USGBC faculty
    Energo Energy Efficiency Engineering doo
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: Minimum Ventilation rates for Production area
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    881 sriram tetali
    Manager -Suatainability Services
    M W Group
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    India
    Operable windows
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    4 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Founder
    DCarbon
    Sun, Feb 1, 2015
    RE: Floor Coating that Exceeds VOC Limit
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    77 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jan 30, 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
    Leased off-street parking spaces
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    Mexico
    Project Sites within a LEED ND Boundary
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    RE: No file uploads?
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    221 Samuel Sura
    Mr
    e-Dome
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    PPM versus other units of measurement
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    12 Jennifer Berg
    Glumac
    Thu, Jan 29, 2015
    United States
    RE: A site with large building footprint
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    231 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    Minimum exhaust Rates
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    135 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Wed, Jan 28, 2015
    France
    Flush Out Requirements
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    66 Lindsey Walaski
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    MPR 6 & USGBC Energy and Water Data Release form
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    37 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    United States
    Acceptable thermal conditions in naturally conditioned spaces
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    207 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Tue, Jan 27, 2015
    Thailand
    SS7.2 Design review comment
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    3 Michael Stills
    LEED AP BD+C
    Parkhill, Smith & Cooper
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    Site Management Policy
    in NC-2009: LEED O+M Starter Kit
    1 Kelsey Jensen
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Is C&S allowed if you are eligible for NC?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    658 Isolda Strom
    Mon, Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-02 12:38 Netherlands
    LEED boundary for a railway station
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    116 Juan Sergio Simborio
    Sat, Feb 28, 2015
    2015-02-28 10:12 Qatar
    Garage Negative Pressure Requirement
    in NC v2.2 EQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    94 Peter Dishno
    Commissioning Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 18:02 United States
    Commissioning Documents
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    279 Heather Anderson
    Robinson Hill Architecture
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 16:12 United States
    Baseline Exterior Lighting Power Allowance
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,151 Cory Duggin
    Energy Engineer
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 15:52 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
    2015-02-27 15:37 United States
    Information on denied credits?
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Civil Engineer
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 13:43 United States
    Option 3: Determining HC and NOx emissions
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    3 Michelle Cottrell
    President
    Design Management Services
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 11:34 United States
    G3.1.10 (d) "Heating only System"
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,716 Anil Bhari
    Min engineering inc
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015
    2015-02-27 10:37 United States
    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
    2015-02-26 13:58 United States
    government areas
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    242 patricia vasconcellos
    creato consultoria e projetos ltda
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 13:24 Brazil
    Providing carpool spaces within an unreserved parking garage
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    2 Jennifer Rinkus
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 13:05 United States
    IEQ 4.4 - does veneer apply ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    190 Denise Bates
    Sr Interior Designer
    Gensler
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 12:45 United States
    Domestic Hot Water System
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    279 KC Rat
    ESG
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 03:23 Sri Lanka
    Adding carpet to LEED Platinum NC building
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    175 Alireza Anvari
    Thu, Feb 26, 2015
    2015-02-26 01:45 Canada
    Unrenovated gross square footage
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    192 Sandra Silla
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 17:21 United States
    Wall Skirting - or - Baseboards
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    336 Blanca Cespedes
    PROYECTO BANCO DE LA NACION - LIMA, PERU
    COSAPI.SA
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 13:07 Peru
    Parking Area Clarification
    in LEED Certifications for Parking Garages No Longer Allowed
    14 Kristy O'Hagan
    Project Manager
    Vidaris
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 11:29 United States
    New addition to existing vs. MPR#2
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    136 maartje van roosmalen
    senior sustainable design consultant
    Kaer Pte Ltd
    Wed, Feb 25, 2015
    2015-02-25 06:45 Singapore
    CO2 sensors
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    93 Ema S
    Tue, Feb 24, 2015
    2015-02-24 20:45 United States

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