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    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Compliance documents upload
    in ND-v2009: Recycled content in infrastructure
    19 LEEDme STRATEGIE SRL
    STRATEGIE SRL
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    RE: Chiller IPLV
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,844 Rathnashree Bharadwaj
    Mon, May 25, 2015
    Waste classified
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    375 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    Mexico
    Is this Pilot credit closed?
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    59 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    n/a
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    898 Stella Stella
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    RE: Can I lock the credits not to be touched by other team members ?
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    683 Charles Nepps
    Sun, May 24, 2015
    Core and Shell Scope & Tenant Scope
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    36 Usama Eita
    Sat, May 23, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: Innovation Credit - Health & Safety of Occupants
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    557 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Cleaners
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    443 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: LEED ND registration questions
    in PIf2: Project Timeline
    8 Casey Studhalter
    Project Manager, LEED
    USGBC
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: Transients Again
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    222 Christopher Shaw
    Seeberger Architecture
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Casework - Combination of New and Salvaged/Repurposed Material
    in CI-2009 MRc1.2: Building Reuse—Maintain Existing Interior Nonstructural Elements
    65 Russell Philstrom
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Lead Paint
    in Schools SSp2: Environmental Site Assessment
    55 Adam Musante
    KCBA Architects
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    United States
    RE: Shuttle Service
    in CI 2009 SSc3.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    45 Karin Miller
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    RE: CDPH v1.1-2010 Section 3.8.6.1
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    105 Michelle Halle Stern
    LEED Fellow
    The Green Facilitator
    Fri, May 22, 2015
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Subtraction of utility's renewable energy sources from RECs?
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    163 Cindy Estrada
    LEED AP BD&C
    SDS Architects, Inc.
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: SS Credit 7.1 - Calculating shade
    in NC v2.2 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    45 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: Pressure drop adjustment factor with DOAS System
    in CS 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    265 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    RE: MRpc69 - easily achieved, but not always
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    11 Joanna Switzer
    Thu, Apr 9, 2015
    C&S 2009 Retail tenant space
    in CS 2009 IEQc6: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    35 London Huenefeld
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    United States
    RE: definition "nighttime hours"
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    33 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Wed, Apr 8, 2015
    Dilution Systems for Multi-use building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    29 Haley Duncan
    Project Manager
    Silver Oak Cellars
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Facilities off-site alllowed but cannot be double counted
    in NC-v4: Must use reasonable LEED boundaries
    2 Nate Tsang
    Graduate Energy Engineer
    Arup
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Third Party Data Source
    in PIf1: Minimum Program Requirements
    2 Erin Cubbison
    Regional Sustainable Design Leader
    Gensler
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    RE: Previously Developed or Not
    in CS 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    15 Kristopher Lashley
    INVIRO Engineered Systems Ltd.
    Mon, Apr 6, 2015
    Canada
    RE: MR 5 Regional Materials
    in NC v2.2 MRc5: Regional Materials
    122 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Sun, Apr 5, 2015
    RE: IEQc2
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    94 Omair Awadh
    Sustainability Consultant
    AESG
    Sun, Apr 5, 2015
    Integrative process
    in Pilot Credit 60: Integrative Process
    6 Habitech Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    LEED Services in Europe - Founding Member of GBC Italia
    Habitech-Distretto Tecnologico Trentino
    Fri, Apr 3, 2015
    RE: Minimum Energy Performance Calculator - Receptacle Equipment
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    35 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Private vs. Public
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    13 Trista Little
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    Using EQc4.5 as an ID credit.
    in Schools IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Furniture and Furnishings
    15 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Wed, Apr 1, 2015
    RE: Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    3 Joel Cesare
    Sustainable Building Advisor
    City of Santa Monica
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    United States
    RE: Leased off-street parking spaces
    in NC-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    7 John Beeson
    Green Mystic in Residence
    Catalyst Partners
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    RE: CORE area and SHELL area
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    95 Yodi Danusastro
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    Indonesia
    biochar
    in EBOM 2009 IOc1: Innovation in Operations
    44 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    United States
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    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
    Senegal - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Seychelles - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sierra Leone - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Somalia - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    South Africa - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    South Sudan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Sudan - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Swaziland - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Tanzania - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Togo - by LEEDUser Team
    Thu, Sep 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: What if only 2 of 3 stairwells meet daylighting requirement?
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    56 Christner Inc
    LEED BD+C
    Christner Inc.
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    Core and Shell Scope & Tenant Scope
    in CS 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    36 Usama Eita
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    Saudi Arabia
    RE: What is the acceptable testing standard for runoff coefficient.
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    226 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    Warehouse
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    145 Anke Koch
    Architect LEED AP
    Ingenieurbüro Anke Koch
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015
    Germany
    Tower’s Parking Located in a Non-LEED Podium’s Basement Parking
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    258 Eliel Pugaoan
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    RE: CI: ID+C Project: Innovation in Design Credit
    in CI 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    146 Michael Smithing
    Director - Green Building Advisory
    Colliers International
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Task Lights in Scope
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    317 Jonathan Weiss
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    Water Quality
    in CS-2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    26 Nathan Anderson
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    United States
    Invoice Requirements
    in CS 2009 MRc6: Certified Wood
    33 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Feb 10, 2015
    Romania
    Building core concrete floors as a "reused" material?
    in CI 2009 MRc3.1: Materials Reuse
    25 Alex Silber
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    Campus road
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    209 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    Data center floor area like an unoccupied space
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Paola Moschini
    Architect LEED AP BD+C, ID+C
    MACRO DESIGN STUDIO
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    RE: Default Gravel SRI Values
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    278 Charles Nepps
    Mon, Feb 9, 2015
    evaptransiration calulations
    in NC v2.2 WEc1.1–1.2: Water Efficient Landscaping
    82 Susan M Kaplan
    Director of Specifications and Sustainability
    HLW
    Fri, Feb 6, 2015
    United States
    n/a
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    898 Stella Stella
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    Monitoring Period
    in Pilot Credit 65: Monitoring Based Commissioning
    3 Mari Hamasaki
    Principal
    Hamasaki Consulting Engineering Services LC
    Wed, Feb 4, 2015
    United States
    RE: Exemplary performance for SSc2 in LEED v.2
    in NC 2009 SSc2: Development Density and Community Connectivity
    249 Michelle Robinson
    Re:Vision Architecture
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    RE: LEED for Homes V4 International
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    142 Marija Golubovic
    LEED AP BD+C, Green rater,HERS rater,USGBC faculty
    Energo Energy Efficiency Engineering doo
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    n/a
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    898 Stella Stella
    Tue, Feb 3, 2015
    compliance with IS 7730:2005
    in NC-v4: Thermal comfort
    5 Angelina Ten
    Sun, Feb 1, 2015
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Process Load of a factory applying LEED CS
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    933 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 10:51 Thailand
    Future Expansion
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    175 Joann Lee
    Heitman Architects Inc.
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 10:44 United States
    School project - Group certification
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    527 Ghaith Moufarege
    Tue, Mar 31, 2015
    2015-03-31 08:46 Lebanon
    Light Pollution Reduction
    in EBOM-v4: Light pollution reduction
    4 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 23:28 United States
    LEED Ergonomic Credit
    in Pilot Credit 44: Ergonomics Strategy
    34 Katie Cervenec
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 14:41 United States
    What is included in MR Credit 7
    in EBOM 2009 MRc7: Solid Waste Management—Ongoing Consumables
    80 cathy keagle
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 13:56 United States
    Is LEED for Homes v4 Available?
    in Mid-Rise v4: Minimum energy performance
    3 Joel Cesare
    Sustainable Building Advisor
    City of Santa Monica
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 13:26 United States
    Daylight dimming with manual electric curtain
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,844 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 12:59 Thailand
    Air Curtain in conditioned space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,844 Jatuwat Varodompun
    Dr
    Green Building Soultion
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 12:54 Thailand
    PIf2- Project Summary Details
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    195 Karly Michalowski
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 11:41 United States
    District Cooling
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    121 Mark Daub
    Drees&Sommer
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 11:23 Germany
    Existing Building Demolition
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    186 Andrew McLaughlin
    Junior Architect
    KD2 Architects
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 11:09 United States
    OPR for LEED ND
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    186 Philippa Cameron
    Architect
    CH2M
    Mon, Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-30 07:02 Qatar
    biochar
    in EBOM 2009 IOc1: Innovation in Operations
    44 Patricia Andrasik
    Assistant Professor / Head of Sustainability Outreach
    The Catholic Universtiy of America
    Sun, Mar 29, 2015
    2015-03-29 12:50 United States
    MR1.1 achivable with masonry walls and concrete slabs?
    in Homes-v2008: Material-efficient framing
    1 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Sat, Mar 28, 2015
    2015-03-28 22:13 Argentina
    C&S Individual Project within a Campus Registration
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    527 Nate Steeber
    Project Manager, Sustainability
    Sol design + consulting
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    2015-03-27 15:35 United States
    Reopening one path of LEED-CI SSc1.2 in Construction Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    683 Susan Di Giulio
    Project Manager
    Zinner Consultants
    Fri, Mar 27, 2015
    2015-03-27 14:01 United States
    Bird Collision Deterrence: Summary of Material Threat Factors
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    40 Alysa Hoffmeister
    VP & GM of No America
    Dip-Tech
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 20:26 United States
    Areas passing at one time but not another
    in NC 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    667 Lisa Fabula
    Sustainable Project Manager
    KEMA Services
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 19:01 United States
    Duration for online survey
    in EBOM 2009 SSc4: Alternative Commuting Transportation
    281 Jessica Hawley
    Sustainability Consultant
    EBI Consulting
    Thu, Mar 26, 2015
    2015-03-26 15:45 United States

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