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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: WEp1 - Commercial Kitchen Sinks
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    615 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    RE: Is this strictly for non-profit organizations?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    12 Asa Posner
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: State DEQ-Listed Brownfield Site - credit denied
    in NC 2009 SSc3: Brownfield Redevelopment
    101 Michele Otazua
    CSHQA
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    United States
    RE: Is there a occupancy % under 100% that is still considered 100%?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    4 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    RE: Multiple buildings with common basement
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    504 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    RE: Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    264 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    RE: Snow Melt
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    114 Tracy Smith
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    RE: Floor slab on grade
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,606 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    LED podium box for advertisement
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    889 Katrina Chong
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    Footprint, at grade or below grade?
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    182 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
    Skanska Sweden
    Mon, Jan 26, 2015
    Sweden
    RE: Single-Use Batteries
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    67 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: Ecocert
    in EBOM 2009 MRc5: Sustainable Purchasing—Food
    82 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: Can we write up this plan and use it as the basis for our EBOM?
    in Pilot Credit 64: Site Improvement Plan
    2 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: SS 7.1-4 LEED Online form issues?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Reduction—Nonroof
    54 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    RE: No information of VOC in MSDS
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    92 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Jan 25, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Commercial Kitchen
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    81 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: New wind turbines
    in EBOM 2009 EAc4: On-Site and Off-Site Renewable Energy
    97 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 10, 2014
    RE: Ductwork cleaning
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    20 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    RE: Material SRI
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Reduction—Roof
    68 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    RE: "A minimum of 90% of the
    in Healthcare-v2009: Daylight and views - views
    26 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    RE: Air Quality Testing after completion
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    264 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    Case 2 Option 2C EUI weather normalization tool
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    119 Jorng-ren Chern
    CEO
    Enertek Sustainable Design & Technology
    Tue, Dec 9, 2014
    Reclaimed water VS Recycled water
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    4 Pooja Sannamni
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    Regional Priority credits worldwide
    in NC-v4: Regional priority
    6 Pooja Sannamni
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    RE: Exemption for Labs
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    95 Amit Ahiel
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    RE: Survey Completion
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    20 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    RE: Path 7 - Site Characteristics Outside of Project Footprint.
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    98 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    RE: Can a LEED NC certified building pursue now a LEED EBOM?
    in EBOM-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    7 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    RE: EBOM Project Occupancy Doubt
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    331 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    RE: more information
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    2 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Sun, Dec 7, 2014
    RE: 2-seat Reception Area in Middle School
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    27 Carrie Webster
    Moseley Architects
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    RE: FSC Invoice information for custom woodworking elements
    in NC v2.2 MRc7: Certified Wood
    162 Jason Grant
    Principal
    Jason Grant Consulting
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    RE: Public vs Staff Entries
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    5 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader, LEED Fellow
    HOK
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Air Purifiers? Dehumidifiers?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp3: Green Cleaning Policy
    72 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    RE: Integrative Process (IP) Guide 2.0
    in NC-v4: Integrative process
    11 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Turkmenistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uzbekistan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    East Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Japan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Korea, Republic of - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mongolia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Eastern Europe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belarus - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Bulgaria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Czech Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tuvalu - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Vanuatu - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Central Asia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Armenia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Azerbaijan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Georgia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tonga - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Marshall Islands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Micronesia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Natural ventilation for residential
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    133 mai elly
    Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    no new parking, but how to use local zoning for off-site park?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    297 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    Ventilation design-worst case conditions
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    143 S Nagarajan
    Tue, Nov 11, 2014
    India
    PC14 closed?
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    80 Jens Apel
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    RE: Sunset date for LEED 2009 and incentives for using LEED v4
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    137 Taryn Holowka
    VP, Marketing & Communications, LEED AP
    U.S. Green Building Council
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    ventilation flow rate
    in CI 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    11 ilkyaz ceren güçlü
    civil engineer
    SPC Solutions
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    Turkey
    Natural ventilation requirements for Basement
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    58 S S
    Mon, Nov 10, 2014
    India
    IEQc2 Form Linked Content Source Inquiry
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    10 Sam Stoltze
    Sustainability Consultant
    Chapman Construction / Design
    Fri, Nov 7, 2014
    United States
    energy-saving target during construction
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    49 Dee Yun
    MISS
    Fri, Nov 7, 2014
    China
    Green roof eligibility
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    6 Davis Kantor
    LEED AP BD+C
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    Switzerland
    IEQc2 Form Linked Content Source Inquiry
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    10 Sam Stoltze
    Sustainability Consultant
    Chapman Construction / Design
    Thu, Nov 6, 2014
    United States
    LEED Online Form
    in Healthcare-v4: Indoor air quality assessment
    1 Catherine Blakemore
    Architect, LEED AP BC+D
    HOLT Architects
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    RE: Smoking Area in the Basement
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    279 Heather Holdridge
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Lake/Flato Architects
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    RE: What Rating System to use
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    631 Lauren Wallace
    LEED Project Reviewer, LEED AP BD+C, Senior LEED Specialist
    Certifications Department Manager, Epsten Group, Inc.
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    Fire Station FTE
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    203 Deborah Morgan
    Wed, Nov 5, 2014
    United States
    LEED GA Exam registration
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    59 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Nov 4, 2014
    Singapore
    RE: WEp1 - Commercial Kitchen Sinks
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    615 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    no new parking, but how to use local zoning for off-site park?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    297 Courtney Royal, LEED AP BD+C
    Sr. Sustainability Consultant
    Taitem Engineering
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    Parking spaces
    in Retail–NC-v2009: Alternative transportation
    8 Megan Bove
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    United States
    LEED GA Exam registration
    in Video: LEED AP Credential Maintenance
    59 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Mon, Nov 3, 2014
    Singapore
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Certification RQs for Incomplete Building
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    129 Orçun Özhelvacı
    Quality Engineer - LEED Project Manager
    VEN ESCO
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 11:11 Turkey
    Can a LEED NC certified building pursue now a LEED EBOM?
    in EBOM-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    7 Veronica Reed
    Founder
    SDSARCH CIA. LTDA.
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 09:59 Ecuador
    EBOM Project Occupancy Doubt
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp1: Minimum Indoor Air Quality Performance
    331 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 05:51 Brazil
    Where do I enter residential units in form?
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    305 Maria Porter
    Environmental Certification Engineer
    Skanska Sweden
    Mon, Dec 8, 2014
    2014-12-08 04:09 Sweden
    more information
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    2 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Sun, Dec 7, 2014
    2014-12-07 17:21 United States
    Title 24 Equivalency?
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    21 Renee Azerbegi
    Ambient Energy
    Sun, Dec 7, 2014
    2014-12-07 14:06 United States
    DCV(DEMAND CONTROL VENTILATION)
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    340 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Sat, Dec 6, 2014
    2014-12-06 13:19 India
    VRF & PAC MODELING
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    340 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Sat, Dec 6, 2014
    2014-12-06 13:02 India
    BDC Material & Resource Calculator- Percentage Regional
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    33 Suha Hyderabad
    Project Engineer, LEED AP
    SRC, Inc
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    2014-12-05 15:11 United States
    2-seat Reception Area in Middle School
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    27 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    2014-12-05 10:58 United States
    Choosing between LEED CS and EB for commercial building in India
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    631 Pushkala R
    Environmental Architect
    Fri, Dec 5, 2014
    2014-12-05 02:33 India
    Changing Innovative Design Credits during Review Process
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    635 Ralph Bicknese
    Principal
    Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 17:30 United States
    Rail Station Proximity - On Demand Shuttle
    in Healthcare-v2009: Alternative transportation - public transportation access
    5 James MacMillan
    VP - Director of Sustainability
    Karpinski Engineering
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 15:19 United States
    Dining Hall furniture -- are we eligible?
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    143 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 13:31 United States
    Laboratory 90.1 Modeling
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,133 Victoria Watson
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 11:23 United States
    Shopping mall and Community Connectivity
    in USGBC's New LEED Interpretations Similar to Old Precedent-Setting CIRs
    29 Nadia Azzam
    Thu, Dec 4, 2014
    2014-12-04 04:51 United Arab Emirates
    MERV 8 Filter
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.4: IAQ Best Management Practices—Reduce Particulates in Air Distribution
    34 Crosbey Archery
    Air Conditioner Air Filters
    Unitedfilter
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 23:47 Canada
    Can Ice rink and Ski centre be excluded
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    206 Leanne Niu
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 22:49 China
    Bird Collision Deterrence Monitoring Plan
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    36 Ivan Romero
    Senior Project Manager
    KMD Architects
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 15:54 United States
    Warehouse Office
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.5: Green Cleaning—Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    62 Saul Pichardo
    AOB
    Wed, Dec 3, 2014
    2014-12-03 13:55 United States

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