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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Hazardous Gas or Chemical Definition / Resource?
    in CS 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    102 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: demolition of existing facade
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    60 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: Process Energy Exceptional Calculation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: ammonia-based fertilizers
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Site management
    2 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    RE: Pump Room, STP Room & Guard Room Within LEED Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    223 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    India
    RE: Water Heater and Water Coolers
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    308 Shuchita Gupta
    Architect , LEED AP | BD+C
    Space Matrix Architects and Planners
    Fri, Feb 5, 2016
    India
    RE: Fire Extinguisher & Cabinet (MRc4 & MRc5)
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    588 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Guns to Rebar for Innovation Credit
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    597 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    EQpc78
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    99 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Reduced Mercury Content
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    160 Lou Niles
    Sustainability / LEED Specialist
    LPA, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    WEpc10
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    62 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: LEED v4-Credits MR-USGBC approved program
    in CI-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    9 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    RE: Base Build HVAC Plant Requirements
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    381 Ciaran McCabe
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Enhanced Commissioning - Final Upload
    in CS v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    1 John Fingleton
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    Ireland
    Green Globes CIEB Technical Reference Manual?
    in Green Globes Q&A
    10 Welcome !
    Thu, Feb 4, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Combining extraction and shipping distances
    in NC v2.2 MRc5: Regional Materials
    128 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sat, Jan 2, 2016
    RE: COMMISSIONING
    in CI-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    70 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Fri, Jan 1, 2016
    RE: LEED site definition
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    8 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Thu, Dec 31, 2015
    RE: Space usage type - kitchen
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    13 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Thu, Dec 31, 2015
    RE: VOC limits?
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Low-emitting materials - ceiling and wall systems
    6 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Dec 31, 2015
    Basic Amenities Within the Main Building
    in CI 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    121 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Thu, Dec 31, 2015
    India
    Amenities Within Main Building
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    5 Aswin M
    Conserve Consultants Private Limited
    Thu, Dec 31, 2015
    India
    RE: Expected Waste Volume
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    55 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    Mechanical/Sustainability Engineer, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Estidama PQP
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: Existing Blow-out toilets
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    104 Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ecoworks Studio
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: WE Credit in Core and Shell and Commercial Interiors (Synergy)
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    244 Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ecoworks Studio
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Invoice Requirements
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    40 Megan White
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Where is the line again?
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    465 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: Exam room compliance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Controllability of systems - lighting
    8 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Wed, Dec 30, 2015
    RE: LEED certification for part(s) of a hospital--op. rooms v. gar.?
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    RE: Third Party Data Source
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    please post to a SPECIFIC LEEDuser forum
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    please post to a SPECIFIC LEEDuser forum
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    please post to a SPECIFIC LEEDuser forum
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    3 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    please post to a SPECIFIC LEEDuser forum
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    please post to more specific forums
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Jan 19, 2016
    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
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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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    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
    Slovakia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Ukraine - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Determining site area on lot with multiple buidings
    in Mid-Rise v4: Rainwater management
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 13, 2015
    United States
    Determining site area on multi building lot
    in Locating 2-year, 24-hour rainfall intensity values for EBOM SSc6
    9 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 13, 2015
    United States
    RE: Submetering water
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    59 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Thu, Sep 10, 2015
    Spain
    Plants recommended for semi extensive green roof
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    81 Ghazanfar B Ahmed
    Partner
    Technica Building Solutions
    Mon, Sep 7, 2015
    Pakistan
    Map generation for submittals
    in Mid-Rise v4: Site selection
    1 Phil Vanderloo
    President
    Hiline Builders Inc.
    Sun, Sep 6, 2015
    RE: would an aerobics room be considered classroom?
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    205 Melissa Kelly
    Sustainability Coordinator
    YR&G
    Wed, Sep 2, 2015
    Multiple Building or One Building?
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    4 Muge Karasahin
    LEED AP BD+C, Architect
    ALAN Mimarlik ve Proje Yonetimi
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    High Pressure Sodium lamps--interior or exterior?
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - mercury
    10 Maria Unruh
    Electrical Engineer
    Antella Consulting Engineers
    Fri, Aug 28, 2015
    United States
    RE: treat wastewater to teriary standards?
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    119 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015
    RE: Ductless air system
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,001 Judhajit Chakraborty
    Building Performance Specialist
    WSP Built Ecology
    Thu, Aug 27, 2015
    O+M Starter Kit - Green Cleaning/Site Management
    in NC-2009: Indoor air quality procedure - alternative compliance path
    3 Kelsey Jensen
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    RE: AP Certification on v2009
    in CI 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    22 Paul Duva
    Wed, Aug 26, 2015
    United States
    EQpc78
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    99 Mark Meaders
    Sustainable Leader
    HDR, Inc.
    Tue, Aug 25, 2015
    Education & Outreach ID credit for v4?
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Innovation
    1 Karen Heet
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    United States
    What constitutes a building entrance?
    in CI 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    29 Carolyn Day
    Architect | Sustainability Coordinator
    Ellenzweig
    Fri, Aug 21, 2015
    United States
    RE: Process Energy Exceptional Calculation
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Aug 19, 2015
    Kitchen Supply AHU (For Make Up Air)
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    Tue, Aug 18, 2015
    Walking path question
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    50 Chris Miller
    Owner
    Miller Consulting Group, LLC
    Sun, Aug 16, 2015
    United States
    Referenced Standard Link
    in Product Certification and Testing for LEED for Schools IEQc4.1–4.4 and IEQc4.6
    3 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Thu, Aug 13, 2015
    United States
    RE: Calculating Buildable Land (PIf1-2)
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    32 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Thu, Aug 13, 2015
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    Select Fill
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    316 Allen Cornett
    Sustainable Consultant
    INSPEC Sustainability Group LLC
    Tue, Dec 22, 2015
    2015-12-22 13:22 United States
    Credit Form Problems
    in CI 2009 EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
    78 James Keohane, PE LEED BD+C CxA CPMP
    Sustainability and Commissioning Consultant
    Sustainable Engineering Concepts, LLC
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 16:09 United States
    IEQP1 VRP Calculator saying I'm non-compliant
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,001 Joe Sechler
    BNK
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 15:46 United States
    Calculator Password
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    244 Caroline Shannon de Cristo
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 12:20 Brazil
    Global Compliance Paths EN 15251
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,001 Elodie DUMAS
    ALTO Ingénierie
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 10:35 France
    Use of Table fans in Working Desk
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    205 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 08:48 Afghanistan
    Bicycle requirement
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    31 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 08:39 Ecuador
    LEED Online terminology
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    766 Susannah Goddard
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 06:50 United Kingdom
    Major Renovation Building Energy Modelling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,255 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Mon, Dec 21, 2015
    2015-12-21 02:05 Vietnam
    Press to Connect Copper Joining Technology - LEED
    in NC v2.2 EQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    31 Matt McGrath
    Global Channel & Distribution Manager
    Parker Hannifin Corp., Sporlan Division
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015
    2015-12-18 14:24 United States
    Anti Smoking Sign
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    306 Marcelo Maciel de Santa Helena
    Eficiente Gestão de Engenharia e Projetos
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015
    2015-12-18 12:13 Brazil
    Exterior lighting - Baseline Building
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,244 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015
    2015-12-18 10:33 Spain
    Confusing language
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    99 Rosemary Muller
    Architect
    Muller & Caulfield Architects
    Fri, Dec 18, 2015
    2015-12-18 01:55 United States
    IPpc93
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    59 Belén Valladares López
    Mrs
    Valladares Ingenieria
    Thu, Dec 17, 2015
    2015-12-17 11:08 Spain
    EBOM Campus and Performance Periods
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    89 Kath Williams
    LEED Fellow 2011, Principal
    Kath Williams + Associates
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015
    2015-12-16 12:22 United States
    Interior Paints and Coatings
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    160 Reinhard Oppl
    Director VOC Testing
    Eurofins Product Testing A/S
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015
    2015-12-16 08:51 Germany
    Ceramic Wall base
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    367 Neetika Parmar
    Senior Engineer-Sustainable Development
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015
    2015-12-16 08:30 United Arab Emirates
    2 year 24 hour design storm
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    260 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Wed, Dec 16, 2015
    2015-12-16 08:04 Bangladesh
    feedback
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    5 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015
    2015-12-15 19:59 United States
    Eac2 - Photovoltaic Solar Energy - Simulation
    in NC v2.2 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    45 Marcelo Maciel de Santa Helena
    Eficiente Gestão de Engenharia e Projetos
    Tue, Dec 15, 2015
    2015-12-15 15:27 Brazil

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