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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Recycled Concrete for Temporary Haul Road
    in CS 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    40 Ralph Bicknese
    Principal
    Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    temporary capping of the remaining duct work
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    23 Megan Bove
    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: "incomplete spaces" treatment in LEED NC
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,960 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    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: ASHRAE Compliance Documentation
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    51 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: Zone Floor Area Calculation
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    110 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    218 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Rating system: NC, CI or EBOM?
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    685 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Tue, Jul 28, 2015
    Community Connectivity - Pedestrian Access
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    45 Rachel O'Connor
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: Factory Area Classification
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    98 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    RE: Green Wall
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    402 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Mon, Jul 27, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: How to earn AP with specialty?
    in Healthcare-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    4 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    green cleaning
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    51 Alfonzo Collins
    Wed, Jul 1, 2015
    United States
    RE: Scope of the Pre-requisite in C&S Shopping mall
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    140 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Tenant Layout in Lease Agreement
    in CS v4: Quality views
    2 Jill Dalglish, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Dalglish Daylighting
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    LEED excluded areas within LEED project boundary
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    8 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Does the 5 days/week requirement apply for the project duration?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    13 Tiffany King
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Compliance for Proposed New Buildings
    in ND-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Gypsum board recycling resource, Saudi Arabia
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    378 Shreepad Bandagi
    LEED Coordinator
    Nesma & Partners
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    FTE Calculations for the Train Station (LEED CS 2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    9 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Tue, Jun 30, 2015
    RE: Condensing Gas Boiler options
    in Pilot Credit 66: Community Contaminant Prevention—Airborne Releases
    17 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    Meter for Water Use in Laundry
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction - measurement and verification
    13 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    Window Shade Requirement
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    33 Jon Penndorf
    Mon, Jun 29, 2015
    United States
    IAQ calculator occupancy designations?
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    5 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Submitting this point in v2009
    in EBOM-v4: Integrated pest management
    5 Tracy Smith
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Contact at USGBC regarding LEED ND
    in ND Plan-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    Contact at USGBC for LEED ND
    in ND-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    1 Martine Desbois
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    RE: IEQc5
    in Schools 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    31 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    RE: ULEF/CARB meeting credit criteria?
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    51 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    Excluding materials that you don't know the SRI for
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    76 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    RE: Operable windows
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    12 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Thu, Jun 25, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Latvia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Lithuania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Northern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Norway - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    "integral to the water-proofing system"
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    82 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Jun 5, 2015
    No irrigation for pre-req
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Robyn Dowsey
    Owner
    Eco-Build Strategies LLC
    Thu, Jun 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Reactivating construction with ESC Plan, no ESC Plan before
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    256 Michael E. Edmonds-Bauer
    Edmonds International
    Wed, Jun 3, 2015
    Mexico
    Occupancy in the building
    in EBOM 2009 EAc3.2: Performance Measurement—System Level Metering
    44 Alberto Cardenas
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    VOC content - 11890-2
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    97 Jane Long
    Ms
    Tue, Jun 2, 2015
    RE: "physical impediments" "valid for remodeled buildings" ???
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    349 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    218 Cam Fitzgerald
    Energy Engineer
    7group
    Mon, Jun 1, 2015
    RE: Regularly Occupied Spaces in Convention Centers (LEED NC v2009)
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    230 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, May 30, 2015
    Legally binding document
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    36 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, May 29, 2015
    RE: SSc4.2 alternative
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    261 Dan Barton
    via Re:Vision Architecture
    Thu, May 28, 2015
    Storm dry pond onsite overflows to stormceptor
    in LEED Canada Forum
    45 Marie-France Duthilleul
    Engineer
    exp Services Inc.
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    Canada
    90% controls for open office systems furniture
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    55 Brian VanAllen
    Electrical Designer
    Powell and Hinkle Engineering
    Wed, May 27, 2015
    United States
    initial fit-out vs alteration?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Andrew Bennett
    intern architect
    WSA
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Street frontage and an urban setting
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    95 Jaspreet Pahwa
    Tue, May 26, 2015
    RE: 90" Flat Screen TV
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    283 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Is this Pilot credit closed?
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    59 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    RE: Concrete Formwork
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    38 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    registering a project
    in MPR4: Must comply with minimum floor area requirements
    10 Megan Bove
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Prviate Shuttle System Used Solely
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    215 Shafqat Hussain
    LEED Project Manager
    SIDEworks
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Tan vs white elastomeric roof coating
    in Green Roofs
    22 Stephen Roach
    Thu, May 21, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Utility sells "Community Solar" in yearly blocks - NOT Green-e
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    169 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 17:02 United States
    3.2 at a Group Project
    in CI 2009 SSc3.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    88 Russell Remy
    FOX Architects
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 15:09 United States
    Want to Appeal Denied SSc4.3
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    699 Rachel Manoguerra
    Green Associate
    3QC, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 13:39 United States
    Integrative Process-Value Engineering
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    8 Susan Coy
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 10:51 United States
    2 Buildings in a unique Hotel
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,960 Antonio Marquez
    LEED AP EBOM
    Enginyeria CO2EN SCP
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 09:41 Spain
    Public Agency Sourced Non-Potable Water
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    83 Sheryl Swartzle
    Sustainability Specialist
    TLC Engineering for Architecture
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 09:19 United States
    Take credit for variable temperature setpoints in hotel rooms
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,960 Sandra Holmström
    environmental consultant
    Bengt Dahlgren AB
    Wed, Jun 17, 2015
    2015-06-17 04:57 Sweden
    ASHRAE 55 Compliance in Dubai
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    218 Annalise Reichert
    LEED Project Coordinator
    Environmental Building Strategies
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 17:28 United Arab Emirates
    Upload requirements for EA Cr 4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    129 Kathy Wislocky
    Project Manager
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 14:14 United States
    Waste management pro-rate surface logic for two buildings
    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    76 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 11:48 France
    Existing Conditions
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    7 Craig Graber
    Sr. Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 11:22 United States
    Plastic Sheeting to Protect Raised Technical Floor
    in CS 2009 IEQc3: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    31 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 10:17 France
    OA calculation
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    932 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 06:28 Vietnam
    Lighting control in Tenant space
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    961 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 01:03 Vietnam
    VRV Units Prescriptive Compliance in LEED CI 2009
    in CI 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    493 Himanshu Dehra
    Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    2015-06-16 01:00 India
    Lighting Zones
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    46 Linda Anderson
    Principal
    Lighting Language & Design
    Mon, Jun 15, 2015
    2015-06-15 10:42 United States
    All or the Main street frontages 1:1.5
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    95 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Mon, Jun 15, 2015
    2015-06-15 07:58 France
    Dual Showerheads
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    667 Pia Öhrling
    Piacon
    Mon, Jun 15, 2015
    2015-06-15 07:06 Sweden
    Development Density Calculations
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    45 Amanda Johnson
    Penicaud Green Building
    Mon, Jun 15, 2015
    2015-06-15 05:37 France
    Bike rentals count towards SSc4.2?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    261 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Fri, Jun 12, 2015
    2015-06-12 16:55 United States

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