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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Functional Entry for Addition Project
    in NC-v4: Access to quality transit
    18 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: bus rapid transit stop
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    43 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Bus shuttle Service to previous location
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    284 Marilyn Specht
    Sustainability Consultant
    Integral Group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Glass skylights and existing roof
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    23 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    VOC for fire proofing / intumescent sealants
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    512 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    United States
    RE: Baseline HVAC system modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,709 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Intelligent Glazing
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    747 Renee Azerbegi
    Ambient Energy
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: questions about additional HVAC system in kitchen
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    1,109 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    Parking and Landscape
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    241 SAMY Chamy
    Enginneer
    T&T Green
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Private vegetated terrace vs roof area
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    111 Summer Minchew
    LEED AP ID+C, O+M
    Ecoimpact Consulting
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    RE: Signage Language
    in EBOM-v4: Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control
    13 Julia Perez
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Faucet Flowrate at Actual Water Supply Pressure
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    220 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    China
    Faucet Flowrate at Actual Water Supply Pressure
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    253 Ran Zhang
    Tue, Aug 30, 2016
    China
    RE: The overlap activities between CxA and CM Consultant
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    339 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    RE: MBCx scope for LEED-CI
    in CI-v4: Enhanced commissioning
    6 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Data Centers Modeling Guidelines
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    56 PAULA HERNANDEZ
    MRS.
    INGENIERO MARIO PEDRO HERNANDEZ
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: LEED Boundary for CI and SSc1
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    224 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    RE: Success with LCA option?
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    58 Dirk Kestner
    Principal
    Walter P Moore
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    RE: Diesel Exhaust
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    150 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    RE: CEE Tier III ratings in washers
    in Pilot Credit 18: Appliance & Process Water Use Reduction
    37 Joel Rothenberg
    ads Engineers
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    RE: Documentation Requirements-Access to Quality Transit
    in CI-v4: Access to quality transit
    3 Pam Lynch
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    Off-site charging station
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    17 Kristina Pobre
    Architect
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    Philippines
    RE: Synthetic grass surfacing
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    409 David Browne
    Architect
    CRA Associates, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    United States
    RE: Performance Period and this credit
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    105 MKK LEED
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    6 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    Lease requirements for this credit
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    13 Troy Glasner
    President
    E3 Eco Group Inc.
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    RE: BOD and OPR
    in CI-v4: Fundamental commissioning and verification
    7 GHT Green Team
    Sustainable Programs Studio
    GHT Limited
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    RE: Trane TRACE's 40 plant limit.
    in Schools 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    70 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    Lead-free waterproofing floor slabs
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    21 VICTOR MORENO
    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
    ISOLANA AHORRO ENERGÉTICO SL
    Tue, Jul 19, 2016
    Spain
    Selection of Leed certification
    in EBOM-v4: Renewable energy and carbon offsets
    1 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    RE: Updating credential in LEED Online
    in CI 2009 IDc2: LEED Accredited Professional
    23 Maria Papiez
    Sustainability Lead
    BBH Design
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    RE: Infill Site
    in ND Plan-v4: Smart location
    2 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Recycling Rates - Facts and Figures
    in CI 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    58 Bharati Karmarkar Bhosale
    Operations Manager
    Healthy Buildings
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016
    United States
    RE: Group Project - WEp1 & WEc3
    in Healthcare-v2009: Water use reduction
    27 Susan Walter
    Specifications Director
    Populous
    Fri, Jul 15, 2016
    RE: Number of Trips
    in EBOM-v4: Alternative transportation
    20 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Thu, Jul 14, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Panama - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Kitts and Nevis - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Lucia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Trinidad and Tobago - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Middle East - 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
    Jordan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Barbados - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Belize - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Costa Rica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Cuba - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Dominican Republic - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    El Salvador - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Grenada - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    Medicinal plants
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    33 Kristi Ennis
    Boulder Associates Architects
    Wed, Jun 22, 2016
    Link to pilot credit survey
    in NC-2009: Social equity within the community
    1 Cynthia Kaplan
    Principal
    cmk LEED
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    VOC for fire proofing / intumescent sealants
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    512 Stacey Olson
    Associate, LEED AP, ID+C, BD+C, CID
    Gensler
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    United States
    Lighting University Store transaction area and merchandise area
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    28 Bruce Lee
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    United States
    RE: Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    72 Akos Brandecker
    Arup
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    182 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Mon, Jun 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: Option 2 IAQ Testing - Schedule
    in CI 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction IAQ Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    72 Akos Brandecker
    Arup
    Mon, Jun 20, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Material ingredient reporting
    4 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    MRpc69 Attainable in the New Construction Project
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    14 Vanessa Cardona
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    RE: Commingled waste as one or multiple material streams?
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    32 Michelle Reott
    LEED AP® BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Managing Principal
    Earthly Ideas LLC, a LEED® Proven Provider™
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 63: Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment
    17 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in Pilot Credit 61: Material Disclosure and Assessment
    9 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    RE: GRI Sustainability Reports
    in Pilot Credit 53: Responsible Sourcing of Raw Materials
    9 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC-2009: Material multi-attribute assessment
    1 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    Master's Research Survey
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    483 Vibha Pai
    Student
    University of Cincinnati
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    RE: EPDs covering several product series
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations
    72 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    United States
    RE: Typical items types for typical office
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    54 Yusuf Turab
    Managing Director
    Y T Enterprises
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    RE: CSI MasterFormat necessary in Europe
    in NC 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    340 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    RE: Post- industrial Recycled content in Ceramic Tiles
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    618 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    RE: Broken Bricks, Tiles and waste materials
    in NC 2009 MRc3: Materials Reuse
    94 Susie Spivey-Tilson
    Senior Program Manager, Global Energy & Sustainability
    CBRE
    Sun, Jun 19, 2016
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Exemplary Performance
    in Schools 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    16 Kevin Taterus
    CCCA, FMP, LEED AP BD+C
    Harvard Jolly Architecture
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    2016-07-26 10:24 United States
    Ventilation and filteration for Staircase for Feature 64
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    38 Xinrong Zhao
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    2016-07-25 22:16 China
    Vertical Garden/Green wall
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    80 Carmelito Tatlonghari
    LEED-AP BD+C
    SPCastro, Inc.
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    2016-07-25 18:58 Philippines
    Success with LCA option?
    in NC-v4: Building life-cycle impact reduction
    58 Helene Gotthelf
    Projects Manager
    Institute for the Built Environment
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    2016-07-25 17:45 United States
    Div 12 Environmental Info
    in NC-2009: Environmentally preferable interior finishes and furnishings
    34 Melinda Veregge
    The Austin Company
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    2016-07-25 12:52 United States
    Lighting Levels
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    129 Henry Richardson
    Environmental Designer
    Atelier Ten
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    2016-07-25 12:03 United States
    a question about DES option 1
    in CS-2009 EAc3: Enhanced Commissioning
    49 Shenhao Li
    Atkins
    Mon, Jul 25, 2016
    2016-07-25 07:51 China
    Off-site charging station
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    17 Kristina Pobre
    Architect
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    2016-07-24 20:12 Philippines
    Off-site charging station
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    17 Kristina Pobre
    Architect
    Sun, Jul 24, 2016
    2016-07-24 20:10 Philippines
    sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    2 Gail Napell
    AIA
    Gensler
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    2016-07-22 18:00 United States
    SSc2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    292 Erika Duran
    Sustainability Consultant
    Dagher Engineering
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    2016-07-22 12:26 United States
    APPA Audit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.2: Green Cleaning—Custodial Effectiveness Assessment
    76 Ana Carolina Montecinos Ongini
    Ingeniera
    IRSA S.A
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    2016-07-22 10:33 Argentina
    Alternative Walkability Features
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    131 Emily Loquidis
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    2016-07-22 07:35 United Kingdom
    Construction Waste management
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    453 Piotr Podhajny
    LEED AP BD+C
    Midtconsult
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    2016-07-22 04:21 Denmark
    Ask about light and views Index
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    747 Jose Alfonso Vergara Vasquez
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 23:12 Mexico
    waste generated from new construction
    in Mid-Rise v4: Construction waste management
    4 sue bryant
    Architectural Energy Corporation
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 19:46 United States
    Required Documentation: All Projects for Site Management credit
    in EBOM-v4: Site management
    7 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 18:12 United States
    Question for Required Documentation for Option 1 of this credit
    in EBOM-v4: Site Development- protect or restore habitat
    13 JOHN COOK
    Campus Sustainability Coordinator
    University of California Riverside
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 16:10 United States
    Pilot Credit 87: Verified C&D Recycling Rates
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    6 David Dixon
    President
    Genesis Design Inc
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 15:25 United States
    Lease requirements for this credit
    in CS 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventlilation
    13 Troy Glasner
    President
    E3 Eco Group Inc.
    Thu, Jul 21, 2016
    2016-07-21 13:03 Canada

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