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    2 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
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    500 Randy Weatherly
    Architect/Landscape Architect
    Ambler Architects
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    315 Vibha Pai
    Student
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    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies
    125 Vibha Pai
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,040 Vibha Pai
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    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    124 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    448 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    745 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    631 Vibha Pai
    Student
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    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    320 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    292 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    282 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    188 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sat, Jun 25, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
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    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    348 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: 2 buildings = 100% = 5 points?
    in ND-v4: Certified green buildings
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Single tenant O&M certification on a multitenant building
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    10 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, May 26, 2016
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    RE: No-off street parking
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Eliot Allen
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    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: SLLc6 in v2009 vs v4 - no slopes do/don't qualify?
    in ND-v4: Steep slope protection
    3 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Flat land
    in ND Plan-v4: Steep slope protection
    4 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: Multistorey car park
    in ND Plan-v4: Solar orientation
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    testing by ISO 16000
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - flooring systems
    1 Anna Cogo
    Nativa S.r.l SB
    Thu, May 26, 2016
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    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    10 kerry wang
    Environmental Design Consultant
    Meinhardt
    Wed, May 25, 2016
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    RE: Use of HVAC condensate water
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    76 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Wed, May 25, 2016
    Italy
    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: Bus service in opposite directions
    in Healthcare-v4: Access to quality transit
    2 Tristan Roberts
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    RE: Recommendations for Home Energy Monitoring Systems
    in Mid-Rise v4: Advanced utility tracking
    3 Ann Edminster
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    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: Central Plant - Condenser Loop
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    317 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: prescriptive efficiency requirement for purchased heat
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    404 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, May 24, 2016
    RE: Integrative process
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    12 Glen Phillips
    Director of Sustainable Education
    GreenCE, Inc.
    Mon, May 23, 2016
    RE: confusion in language with scope
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    249 Jake Bebee, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
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    GHT Limited
    Mon, May 23, 2016
    RE: Carpool Requirement
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    25 Marilyn Specht
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    Integral Group
    Mon, May 23, 2016
    RE: Using v4 requirements on a v3 project
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    20 Denise Bates
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    Gensler
    Mon, May 23, 2016
    RE: g/L minus water vs g/L
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    6 Anna Cogo
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    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    154 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Tue, May 10, 2016
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    126 Emily Loquidis
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    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    126 Emily Loquidis
    Mon, May 9, 2016
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    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    118 Megan Recher
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    458 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Fri, May 6, 2016
    United States
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    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    23 Clara Pistoni
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    Fri, May 6, 2016
    Italy
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    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    6 David Hryvniak
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    in CI-2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
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    151 Stephen Redding
    Vice President
    KCI
    Thu, May 5, 2016
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    in NC-v4: Interior lighting
    24 April Wang
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    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    271 Vibha Pai
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    Wed, May 4, 2016
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    88 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
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    188 Vibha Pai
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    100 Gwen Sheinfeld
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    2 Valentin Grimaud
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    Mon, May 2, 2016
    Germany
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,550 SaMI S
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,550 Thu Nguyen
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    2016-06-02 04:57 Vietnam
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    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    26 Amy Ruffino
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    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    745 Muriel Alvarez
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    in Homes-v2008: Integrated project planning
    5 Brian Salazar
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    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    79 Jamie Knoblock
    Construction Solutions Exec.
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    Wed, Jun 1, 2016
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    26 Francis McNulty
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    54 Blair Seibert
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    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    14 Brian Salazar
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    in NC-v4: Advanced energy metering
    23 Megan White
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    106 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
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    Tue, May 31, 2016
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    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    106 Kath Williams
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    Kath Williams + Associates
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    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
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    in CS v4: Storage and collection of recyclables
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    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
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