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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Gym sinks- Private or Public?
    in EBOM 2009 WEp1: Minimum Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    263 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    RE: Should LPD Area match with Gross Project Square Footage?
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    87 Eamon Geary
    Sustainability Director - Facilities
    Michael Baker Jr, Inc.
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    IEQ4 credit uploads
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    400 Shivani Langer
    Project Architect/LEED administrator
    Stantec
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    CARB 93120
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    177 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Zone Calculation Ds% for VAV System
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    814 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: Changing from LEEDv4 to LEED 2009
    in LEED 2009 Registration Extended to October 2016
    25 Perrilyn Fanfulik
    PE, LEED AP BD+C
    WMATA
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    United States
    RE: Fan power settings of parallel VAV Fan-powered boxes in E+
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,445 Francesco Passerini
    engineer
    leedme.it
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    RE: Design submissions
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    111 Markus Henning
    M.Eng Facility Management LEED AP BD+C
    Alpha Energy & Environment
    Thu, Oct 30, 2014
    Hi all, We pursued Pilot
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    56 Noriko Yasuhara
    Woonerf Inc.
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Japan
    RE: Non-FSC Invoices
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    397 Phillip Cook
    WGE
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Australia
    RE: LEED Canada 2009 Letter Templates (LLT)
    in LEED Canada Forum
    42 Peak Longhorn
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Auto Dealership
    in NC 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    293 Vince Capogna
    President
    Synergy Green Building Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    RE: Weighted Males/Females in FTE calc...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    110 Jennifer Perdue
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    Additional information
    in LEED-EBOM Platinum Project Shares Documentation with LEEDuser
    1 Barry Giles
    Founder & CEO, LEED Fellow
    BuildingWise LLC
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    United States
    RE: Composite wood products
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    51 CAROLINE PIN
    In charge of environmental certification on a jobsite
    EIFFAGE CONSTRUCTION
    Wed, Oct 29, 2014
    France
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Expansion joints-LEED for schools v2009
    in Schools 2009 IEQc9: Enhanced Acoustical Performance
    34 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    RE: Changing RP credits?
    in CI 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    14 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    25ft of entrace located near corner of building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    94 Mary Grace Wong
    Miss
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    Canada
    RE: Re: IEQ4 Group 4 and fiberglass insulation products
    in Healthcare-v2009: Low-emitting materials
    53 Chris Miller
    Owner
    Miller Consulting Group, LLC
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    RE: BTU Metering for Existing HVAC
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    122 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: Diversity of 10 basic services
    in CS 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    39 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    RE: GC Responsible for Implementing Option B?
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    199 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    200 yards from entrance
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    87 Gianluca Padula
    architect
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    Italy
    ITE for elementary school with half day students
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    20 April Brown
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    United States
    Weighted Calculation Spreadsheet verses LEED 2.2 spreadsheet
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    74 Heidi Sentivan
    Project Manager
    Cueto Kearney Design
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    United States
    RE: LEED-CS potential ID credits
    in CS 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    48 Jonathon Matle
    LEED Coordinator
    Powers Brown Architecture
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    RE: Baseline envelope - Existing Buildings (Retrofit)
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    297 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    Athletic Field Definition
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    5 Michelle DiPenti
    Project Coordinator
    HDR, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 22, 2014
    United States
    Public use vs Building occupant use
    in CS 2009 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    33 Dina Ammar
    Sat, Sep 20, 2014
    Jordan
    RE: Pre-existing Campus PV Array - Does commissioning apply?
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    200 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    United States
    Refrigerants outside of the building, but still on site
    in EBOM 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    64 Levi Jimenez
    Project Manager
    BuildingWise
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    United States
    RE: Common Preferred Parking Signage at Car Park Entrance
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    84 Ellen Mitchell
    Sustainable Design Manager
    HKS, Inc.
    Fri, Sep 19, 2014
    RE: Eliminating Multiple Responses From One Person - Survey Changes
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    271 Tatjana Ernst
    LEED AP; Dipl.-Ing.
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    RE: "Performance Period" duration
    in EBOM-v4: Building-level water metering
    3 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Test Date or Certification Start Date
    in Schools IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Furniture and Furnishings
    14 Gabriela G
    Wed, Sep 17, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Nauru - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    New Zealand - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Palau - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Papua New Guinea - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Samoa - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Solomon Islands - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tunisia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Uganda - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Zambia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Zimbabwe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Australia and Oceania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Australia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Fiji - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Kiribati - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Nigeria - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Rwanda - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sao Tome and Principe - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    CS project without bathrooms and elegible fixtures
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    188 Maria Isabel Conde
    Owner
    Aqua Terra (Panama) S.A.
    Fri, Sep 5, 2014
    Panama
    SSp1 in case of campus projects
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    496 Mónika Egyed
    Fri, Sep 5, 2014
    Native species
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    220 Stella Stella
    Thu, Sep 4, 2014
    Calculations for Projects outside USA
    in NC-v4: Outdoor water use reduction
    3 GBC Council CL
    Chile GBC
    Thu, Sep 4, 2014
    RE: Number of transients for FTE calculation
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Thu, Sep 4, 2014
    62MZ calculator in version 4 LEED
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    6 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Wed, Sep 3, 2014
    LEED reviewer comment
    in CS 2009 EAp3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management
    16 Gaston Michaud
    Mechanical Engineer
    CTS
    Wed, Sep 3, 2014
    Pressure flow rates
    in EBOM-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    12 OSCAR DE LA RED
    LEED AP BD+C
    PROMEC
    Wed, Sep 3, 2014
    Regarding LEED Project Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    1 Shelendra Kumar
    Wed, Sep 3, 2014
    Regional Priority on this credit
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    201 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    New Review Comment
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    48 Aaron Luthien
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    Zone Calculation Ds% for VAV System
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    814 Ivan Souza
    Sustainability Consultancy Services
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    RE: Weighted Males/Females in FTE calc...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    110 Jennifer Perdue
    Tue, Sep 2, 2014
    LEED Online Not Displaying Multiple Credit Assignees
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Mon, Sep 1, 2014
    United States
    Native species
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    220 Stella Stella
    Sun, Aug 31, 2014
    LEED Online Not Displaying Multiple Credit Assignees
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    141 Peter Warren
    Principal
    Warren Architecture
    Sat, Aug 30, 2014
    United States
    Qualification for Credit
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    61 Wendy Lao
    LEED Sustainability Intern
    County of Santa Clara
    Fri, Aug 29, 2014
    RE: Weighted Males/Females in FTE calc...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    110 Jennifer Perdue
    Fri, Aug 29, 2014
    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    3 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    Anticipated Tenant Fit Out
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    129 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Fire Department Practice Burn
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    344 Brian Leet
    Freeman French Freeman
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    2014-09-29 16:43 United States
    Site lighting calculations
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    864 charles bell
    principal
    theGreenTeam, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 29, 2014
    2014-09-29 09:33 United States
    FTEs and Total Daily Uses for Showers
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    214 Rodrigo Gomez Junco
    LEED AP BD+C
    SINERGI Integrated Building Sciences, LLC
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    2014-09-26 13:07 Mexico
    Help, my process energy is greater than 25%
    in Completing the LEED Online EAp2 Form – Option 1: Whole Building Energy Simulation
    47 Amy Harmon
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    2014-09-26 09:23 United States
    Typical TSS measures from Sedum roofing
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    164 Andreas Soederberg
    Fri, Sep 26, 2014
    2014-09-26 04:03 Sweden
    WEp1 and c1: Indoor Water Use Reduction
    in CI-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    2 BEE Bisagni Environmental Enterprise
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 23:45 China
    SSc4.3 Option 2: How long must charge stations be installed ?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    354 Kimberlyn Caoagas
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 15:16 United States
    FTE Consistency Pertaining to IEQp1
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    814 Spencer Eldredge
    Associate Engineer
    Weston Solutions, Inc.
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 14:49 United States
    Mixed feelings about numbering
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 14:36 Argentina
    Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 14:21 United States
    Line of Site into Multi-Story Dorm & Ceiling Mounted Glazing
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    558 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 13:40 United States
    Required Manufacturer Documentation for Option 3
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    8 Randy Van Straaten
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 12:41 United States
    LPD in future spaces for Energy Model
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    442 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 11:41 United States
    Short-term bicycle
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    6 Flavia Marques
    Ramboll
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 10:39 Qatar
    Non-default shower use
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    214 Susannah Goddard
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 04:22 United Kingdom
    Number of transients for FTE calculation
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Sunanda Swain, LEED Green Associate, PQP
    Environment and Sustainability Consultant
    MAHY Khoory - Creative Solutions
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 02:44 United Arab Emirates
    Modeling OA with Demand control ventilation
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    864 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 00:57 Vietnam
    25ft of entrace located near corner of building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    94 Mary Grace Wong
    Miss
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    2014-09-24 14:17 Canada
    About interior lights
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    148 Maria Isabel Conde
    Owner
    Aqua Terra (Panama) S.A.
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    2014-09-24 11:48 Panama
    Expansion joints-LEED for schools v2009
    in Schools 2009 IEQc9: Enhanced Acoustical Performance
    34 Stephanie Santiago
    Venegas Engineering Management & Construction Inc
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    2014-09-24 10:54 United States

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