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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    348 Joyce Kelly
    Consultant
    Architectural Fusion
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    EPA CGP 2003/2012
    in NC-v4: Construction activity pollution prevention
    11 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Leed v4- NC of Logistic Center.
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    88 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Cold Climate
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    312 Charles Nepps
    Charles Nepps Consulting
    Fri, May 27, 2016
    RE: Minimum ventilation requirement for UPS/Server Room
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    153 Ciaran McCabe
    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: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    14 Mohammad Kamali
    UBC
    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
    United States
    Option 2- "Waste" reduction
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    21 Whitney Smith
    Thu, May 26, 2016
    RE: No-off street parking
    in ND-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    6 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    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
    Energy Modeling using “HAP”
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,460 Muzamil Rafique
    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
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Implementing all improvements in one renovations phase at a time
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.2: Existing Building Commissioning—Implementation
    36 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: CxA selection
    in EBOM 2009 EAc2.3: Existing Building Commissioning—Ongoing Commissioning
    39 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: CREC purchase
    in CI 2009 EAc4: Green Power
    106 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    RE: credit for renewables on site?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    189 Melissa Merryweather
    Director
    Green Consult-Asia
    Mon, Apr 25, 2016
    Vietnam
    RE: Cooling tower cycles
    in NC-v4: Cooling tower water use
    17 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Sun, Apr 24, 2016
    RE: correction for online reference guide
    in NC-v4: Rainwater management
    73 Theresa Backhus
    Sites Technical Specialist, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    v4
    in Schools-NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    1 Peter Doo
    President
    Doo Consulting, LLC
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    United States
    PIf4 Uploads - Site Plan Required
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    5 Dee Spiro
    Sustainability Director
    Bergmeyer Associates, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    PV Panels
    in CS 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    106 Ciaran McCabe
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    MRP3- minimum square meter for group certification
    in Hospitality-NC-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    1 Giusy Amorusi
    INTERTECNO S.p.A.
    Fri, Apr 22, 2016
    RCI CORR Information
    in NC-2009: Verified Construction & Demolition Recycling Rates
    4 John Danby
    Sustainability Administrator
    UC Davis Health System
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    United States
    RE: ISO 50001 ACP
    in EBOM-v4: Energy efficient best management practices
    2 Rock Ridolfi
    Commissioning Analyst
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    RE: DDA Boundary
    in NC-v4: High priority site
    8 Trevor Anderson
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    United States
    LPG vehicles
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    52 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    RE: Basic Doubts
    in Data Centers-NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    53 Rathnashree Bharadwaj
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016
    India
    Single confirmed Tenant - is a binding lease agreement required?
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    48 Gwen Sheinfeld
    Director, Corporate Sustainability
    Healthy Buildings
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    United States
    RE: Storm Interval and Drawdown
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    281 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    previously developed site
    in NC-v4: Sensitive land protection
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    RE: Option 4 - Transit Services Referenced
    in ND-v2009: Transportation demand management
    7 Eliot Allen
    LEED AP-ND, Principal
    Criterion Planners
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    EAC4 Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    157 Sahar Al-Khairi
    Wed, Apr 20, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Guatemala - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Haiti - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Honduras - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Jamaica - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Mexico - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Hungary - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Moldova - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Campus project - joint ESC plan and measures
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    284 Kristina Bach
    Sustainability Specialist
    Tue, Mar 15, 2016
    Building Envelope Commissioning
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Optimize energy performance - building envelope
    8 Lance Barron
    Project Manager
    Essex Engineering Corporation
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
    United States
    Waste Removal
    in Solid Waste Source Reduction Tips
    1 Sean LaRose
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
    LPG vehicles
    in Schools 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    52 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
    SSc1 Path 12: EV Charging Stations
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    222 Alaina Ladner
    Designer
    Huntsman Architectural Group
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016
    United States
    RE: Historical Building
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    102 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Fri, Mar 11, 2016
    Walkable Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    124 Mike Stopka
    Director of Sustainability
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Fri, Mar 11, 2016
    RE: Using v4 requirements on a v3 project
    in NC-v4: Surrounding density and diverse uses
    20 Denise Bates
    Sr Interior Designer
    Gensler
    Thu, Mar 10, 2016
    MERV 13 filter installing inside air recirculation returns
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc1.4: IAQ Best Management Practices—Reduce Particulates in Air Distribution
    34 Zhantong Chen
    Thu, Mar 10, 2016
    China
    Pilot Credit 101
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    115 Kiyomi Kurooka
    Associate
    DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 10, 2016
    United States
    RE: Historical Building
    in NC-2009 MRc1.1: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Walls, Floors and Roof
    102 FABIO VIERO
    Head of Sustainability
    Manens-Tifs s.p.a.
    Wed, Mar 9, 2016
    New Performance Periods Table upload
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    5 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Mar 8, 2016
    Option 1 - ASE and the 10% LEED requirement
    in CI-v4: Daylight
    1 Alain Brierley
    Mr
    WSP Canada Inc.
    Tue, Mar 8, 2016
    Canada
    Change of Owner's Name
    in Required Signatories in LEED Online Forms
    72 John Zehren
    Zehren and Associates
    Tue, Mar 8, 2016
    United States
    Energy Modeling using “HAP”
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,460 Muzamil Rafique
    Mon, Mar 7, 2016
    RE: Form v05 & ANSI table C1 vs. v2009 Acoustic Calculator
    in Schools 2009 IEQp3: Minimum Acoustical Performance
    143 Daniel Hicks
    Daniel Hicks, E.I., INCE
    Geiler & Associates
    Mon, Mar 7, 2016
    INc2 LEED AP - Does LEED Fellow Count?
    in CI-v4: LEED Accredited Professional
    3 Mark Gelfo
    DIrector of Sustainability
    TLC Engineering for Archiecture
    Mon, Mar 7, 2016
    SSc 6.1 & 6.2 Quantity and Quality control
    in CS 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    41 Victor DaCosta
    Sun, Mar 6, 2016
    Walkable Site
    in Pilot Credit 14: Walkable Streets
    124 Mike Stopka
    Director of Sustainability
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Fri, Mar 4, 2016
    Pilot Credit 101
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    115 Kiyomi Kurooka
    Associate
    DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 4, 2016
    United States
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Reuse of window glass for contstruction fill
    in CS 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    78 Maria Glädt
    White Arkitekter AB
    Fri, Apr 15, 2016
    2016-04-15 06:12 Sweden
    Ventilated Interior Door
    in Homes-v4: Advanced utility tracking
    1 Mitchell Toews
    Lynden Door | VanAir Design
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 14:57 United States
    Service hot water pumps in the baseline
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,460 Ed Healy
    ESD Consultant
    hurleypalmerflatt
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 12:03 United Kingdom
    MPR3 - Hotel in Mixed Use Building
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    3 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 10:24 United States
    MPR2 - LEED-CI Hotel Portion and Shared Mechanical Systems
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    455 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 10:11 United States
    Documenting the Pilot Credit with International Standards
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    41 Angelica Ospina Alvarado
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 08:38 Colombia
    Precertification - Regional credits
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    800 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 02:40 Czech Republic
    Precertification credits online
    in CS 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    20 Jakub Netolicky
    Mr.
    PM Group CZ
    Thu, Apr 14, 2016
    2016-04-14 02:31 Czech Republic
    Sediment trap outside the project boundary
    in NC 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    284 Gabriela Mesquita
    LEED AP BD+C
    ARKÉ
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    2016-04-13 23:22 Paraguay
    SSc1 Path 12: EV Charging Stations
    in CI 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    222 Alaina Ladner
    Designer
    Huntsman Architectural Group
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    2016-04-13 19:16 United States
    Credit 7.1 and 7.2
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    291 Alejandro Macias
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    2016-04-13 13:47 Mexico
    Providing water quality treatment to meet credit requirements
    in CS v4: Rainwater management
    3 Alanna Torres
    EBI Consulting
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    2016-04-13 13:03 United States
    Number of IAQ samples required ?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    332 Michael Boyle
    AESG
    Wed, Apr 13, 2016
    2016-04-13 05:29 Qatar
    Artificial Turf - Considered Hardscape?
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    291 Marina Wrensch
    Landscape Architect
    Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture & Planning
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    2016-04-12 19:27 United States
    Urinals on residencial
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    123 Alejandro Macias
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    2016-04-12 14:36 Mexico
    Can i achieve acoustic performance for part of the building?
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    48 Maria Sammar
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    2016-04-12 12:47 United States
    Mastersite scorecard Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    800 Susannah Goddard
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    2016-04-12 09:37 United Kingdom
    SR Values for Paving
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    18 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Tue, Apr 12, 2016
    2016-04-12 07:34 Ireland
    Energy Rater
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    151 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M; CxA: Green Rater: EDGE Auditor
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    2016-04-11 23:48 Mexico
    Wastewater
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    123 Alejandro Macias
    Mon, Apr 11, 2016
    2016-04-11 17:54 Mexico

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