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    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    2 different system in LEED Boundary
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    697 SW LEE
    Project Manager
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED Project boundary and adjacent road.
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    172 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    EP credit
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    66 ethan adams
    UUSC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    template update
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    64 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEEDuser IPM template updated
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    68 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    Greenhouse Program
    in Schools 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    18 Larry Turbes
    Architect
    TKDA
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Dry-Fog coatings
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    416 Jonathan Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    Blackburn Architects
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Do all units have to run at 100% OA for this credit?
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    216 Allison Beer McKenzie
    Architect, Director of Sustainability
    SHP Leading Design
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: RH control with dew point control logic for IEQ 6.2
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    166 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: Control Via Software Platform
    in NC 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    271 Julia Weatherby
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Lindgren & Sharples, P.C.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    RE: USGBC Credit Library Access
    in Start a New LEED Discussion Topic
    93 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEED CS with partially occupied building
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    559 alessandro speccher
    senior developer
    gbc italia
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    AHU system for industrial production
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,010 Renaud Gay
    Shanghai Pacific Energy Center
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: EAc5, Option #3 = MPR #6
    in NC 2009 EAc5: Measurement and Verification
    176 Christopher Schaffner
    Principal & Founder
    The Green Engineer, LLP
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    RE: hotel with cottages
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    468 Eric Anderson
    Thu, Apr 17, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Fundamental commissioning of the base building
    in CS-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    54 Scott Bowman
    Principal - Corporate Sustainability Leader
    KJWW Engineering Consultants
    Tue, Mar 25, 2014
    RE: Late involvement by CxA.
    in CI 2009 EAc2: Enhanced Commissioning
    37 Scott Bowman
    Principal - Corporate Sustainability Leader
    KJWW Engineering Consultants
    Tue, Mar 25, 2014
    RE: M&V plan for cold and dark shell
    in CS 2009 EAc5.1: Measurement and Verification—Base Building
    90 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Mar 25, 2014
    RE: Regional points for EAc1 - Optimize Energy Performance
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    39 Mariah Grife
    Mon, Mar 24, 2014
    RE: Reference for the building annual energy cost
    in CS 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    45 Omar Katanani
    Mon, Mar 24, 2014
    RE: Ambient scenting allowed under green cleaning?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.3: Green Cleaning—Purchase of Sustainable Cleaning Products and Materials
    117 Lucinda Moore
    Director of Regulatory
    Fragrance Delivery Technologies, Ltd.
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    2 separate CI spaces, 1 project?
    in MPR2: Must be a complete, permanent building or space
    1 Charles Nepps
    Sat, Mar 22, 2014
    RockWool MR6
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    48 Al Shadid
    Sat, Mar 22, 2014
    RE: Timing of survey?
    in ND-v2009: Imperiled species and ecological communities conservation
    6 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    RE: MRpc69 - easily achieved, but not always
    in NC-2009: Construction and demolition waste management
    7 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    RE: coca cola
    in EBOM 2009 MRc5: Sustainable Purchasing—Food
    71 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    RE: Data loggers
    in EBOM-v4: Thermal comfort
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    RE: Plenum Return Systems
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.1: Construction IAQ Management Plan—During Construction
    101 Erik Ruoff
    Senior Project Manager
    The Green Engineer, Inc
    Fri, Mar 21, 2014
    Green Cleaning products for norovirus?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.1: Green Cleaning—High Performance Cleaning Program
    25 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Mary Davidge Associates
    Wed, Apr 16, 2014
    RE: C&S base building electricity use
    in CS 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    66 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Mar 20, 2014
    Calculating Hazardous Glass Area
    in Pilot Credit 55: Bird Collision Deterrence
    29 ray keane
    Principal
    Engineering 350 LLC
    Thu, Mar 20, 2014
    RE: ROhS Directive
    in Healthcare-v2009: PBT source reduction - lead, cadmium and copper
    16 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    RE: Pilot Credit Closed
    in Pilot Credit 7: Light Pollution Reduction
    29 Glenn Heinmiller
    IALD, LC, LEED AP, Principal
    Lam Partners
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    RE: Does LEED AP/GA Count?
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    6 Heather DeGrella
    Sustainability Coordinator
    Opsis Architecture
    Wed, Mar 19, 2014
    What qualifies as a laminating adhesive?
    in NC v2.2 EQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    30 Sarah Decker
    Chemical Engineer
    Tue, Mar 18, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Fundamental Commissioning
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Performance (PF) Section
    9 Daniel Forino
    Sustainability Engineering
    Horizon Engineering Associates
    Thu, Apr 19, 2012
    RE: GSF with demolition
    in Demolition of Existing Building
    4 Clint Newton
    Project Manager
    Spillman Farmer Architects
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    RE: Specific Forum
    in The Certification of an Institutional Building
    2 Marco Antonio
    Sustainability Manager
    Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    RE: MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    in Retail Project
    6 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Jasmin,
    in Addition (second construction phase) to LEED certified building
    1 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Integrated Water Budget
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – WE (Water Efficiency) Section
    14 ROBIN KINERK
    Owner
    Kinerk Strategic Marketing
    Mon, Apr 9, 2012
    RE: Low-emitting materials – YIKES
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality) Section
    20 Mara Baum
    Healthcare Sustainable Design Leader
    HOK
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    12,000th Commercial Project has Earned LEED Certification - by Marie Jessup
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: LEEDuser MR forum closed for official comments
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – MR (Materials and Resources) Section
    43 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: EA forum closed for official commenting
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – EA (Energy & Atmosphere) Section
    16 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    RE: official commenting closed here
    in LEED 2012 – 3rd Public Comment – SS (Sustainble Sites) Section
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    Ebie awards
    in Could Your Existing Building Win an EBie Award?
    4 Craig Bloomfield
    Mon, Mar 26, 2012
    RE: LEED certification for factories
    in Certified Industrial projects
    7 jorge torres coto
    Building Systems Commissioning Engineer
    Empirical Engineering, LLC
    Fri, Mar 23, 2012
    RE: Not that so
    in Worker Safety on LEED Projects Questioned
    2 Eric Shamp
    Principal
    Ecotype Consulting
    Tue, Mar 20, 2012
    No. The 1/2 mile radius
    in SS C2 density calculation for site area
    1 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Mar 14, 2012
    RE: Defer Credits
    in Defer Credits
    3 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Wed, Mar 7, 2012
    Hi Luana
    in Domestic hot water
    1 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Mar 5, 2012
    Video – LEED 2012 3rd Public Comment Period and Beyond: The Future of LEED - by Tristan Roberts
    Thu, Mar 22, 2012
    RE: LEED 2012 time-line
    in LEED 2012 – Second Public Comment – Guide and Open Forum
    53 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Mar 1, 2012
    RE: LEED 2012 - ENERGY + ATMOSPHERE PR 2 - 2nd Commenting Period
    in LEED EBOM 2012 Version I Feedback & Comments
    17 Janna Nash
    Thu, Feb 23, 2012
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: Rock Ballasting
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    169 29 Jenny Carney
    Principal
    YR&G
    Mon, Dec 28, 2009
    Rock Ballasting
    in EBOM 2009 MRc9: Solid Waste Management—Facility Alterations and Additions
    168 29 Chris Munn
    Director, National Operations
    Chelsea Group, Ltd.
    Mon, Dec 28, 2009
    RE: Recycling Insulation
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    165 319 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Mary Davidge Associates
    Thu, Jan 28, 2010
    RE: Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    157 64 Drew Johnson
    LEED AP O+M
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    100% recycling rate claims
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    154 319 Yancy Wright
    Director
    Sellen Sustainability / Sellen Construction
    Wed, Jan 13, 2010
    RE: FSC Timber outside of the US
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    150 312 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    RE: Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    146 64 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jan 27, 2010
    Recycling Insulation
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    146 319 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Mary Davidge Associates
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    145 64 Drew Johnson
    LEED AP O+M
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    RE: Where does Interior Plant Maintenance fit into IPM?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc3.6: Green Cleaning—Indoor Integrated Pest Management
    144 64 Shira Norman
    YRG sustainability
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    Exterior lighting - option 3
    in EBOM 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    137 103 Tanmay Tathagat
    Environmental Design Solutions
    Tue, Sep 14, 2010
    RE: Core fixtures included?
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    136 194 Devon Bertram
    Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Fri, Sep 11, 2009
    RE: Waste Hauler sorts off-site
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    132 64 Paul C
    Thu, Sep 23, 2010
    RE: Preferred Parking special parking lots
    in CS 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    130 76 Ryan Gaylord
    Director
    CTG Energetics, Inc.
    Mon, Jun 6, 2011
    Online Template Issue - Upload Time Required for IEQp1
    in CI-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    129 123 Shannon Allison
    Project Engineer
    Integral Group
    Fri, Feb 25, 2011
    RE: "Reasonable Site Boundary"
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Reduction—Nonroof
    129 51 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 18, 2011
    FSC Timber outside of the US
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    127 312 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Mary Davidge Associates
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    RE: MRc5- Regional EXTRACTED
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    127 89 John Albrecht
    Director of LEED Services
    Sieben Energy Assoc.
    Thu, Apr 28, 2011
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    127 68 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 21, 2010
    Registration a project under the LEED v4
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    126 39 Jiri Dobias
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Tough to do with natural ventilation
    in NC 2009 IEQc2: Increased Ventilation
    72 Jean Marais
    b.i.g. Bechtold DesignBuilder Expert
    Mon, Feb 17, 2014
    MPR for LEED 2009 ND
    in PIf1: Development Program and Site Type
    20 Jin Yang
    LEED GA
    ECADI
    Sat, Feb 15, 2014
    Submittals - requirements
    in Pilot Credit 78: Design for active occupants
    16 Lily Li
    Fri, Feb 14, 2014
    Use Ceiling Fans to Increase Ez
    in NC v2.2 EQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    53 Ken Pilcher
    Fri, Feb 14, 2014
    controllability of system
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.2: Controllability of Systems—Thermal Comfort
    28 Yaser Al Sharif
    Thu, Feb 13, 2014
    Renovate an old school
    in Schools-EBOM-v4: Must comply with project size requirements
    1 Davide Filippi
    Wed, Feb 12, 2014
    Exterior covered spaces
    in Schools 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    20 Esmeralda Ward
    osborn architects
    Tue, Feb 11, 2014
    SS7.2 Heat Island Effect Roof - Material with no SRI
    in CS 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    92 Carine Guenand
    Assistant Design Manager
    Skanska Construction UK
    Mon, Feb 10, 2014
    How does the RP credit works?
    in NC 2009 RPc1: Regional Priority
    39 Saud Abdul Rasheed
    LEED Engineer
    Al Yamama Company
    Mon, Feb 10, 2014
    IEQ 6.1 Task Lighting
    in CI 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    50 Samuel Nation
    Thu, Feb 6, 2014
    What certifications are accepted by USGBC for v4 low-emissions?
    in CI-v4: Low emitting materials
    1 Randy Carter
    Manager, Global Codes & Approvals
    Steelcase Inc.
    Thu, Feb 6, 2014
    Which parking spaces should be counted?
    in CI-v4: Reduced parking footprint
    1 MM K
    Thu, Feb 6, 2014
    SSp1 fo contiguous sites
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    468 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Mon, Feb 3, 2014
    LEEDuser waste audit template updated
    in EBOM 2009 MRc6: Solid Waste Management—Waste Stream Audit
    64 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Feb 3, 2014
    Option 3
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,099 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Sat, Feb 1, 2014
    LEED-CS MPR-6 compliance when tenant(s) control meters
    in MPR6: Must commit to sharing whole-building energy and water usage data
    29 Vince Briones
    Sustainable Design Manager
    Atkins
    Sat, Feb 1, 2014
    -
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,099 Alicia Silva
    CEO
    Revitaliza consultores
    Sat, Feb 1, 2014
    Natural Ventilation
    in Got Technical Questions on LEED v4?
    41 Ralf Lehmann
    M.Sc. | Dipl.-Ing. (FH) | LEED AP BD&C
    ALPHA Energy & Environment GmbH
    Tue, Jan 28, 2014
    Ceramic tiles vs FloreScore
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    67 Catharina B-K
    LEED AP BD+C
    Mon, Jan 27, 2014
    Typo in the Bird's eye view: 10 fc - not 25 fc?
    in EBOM 2009 IEQc2.4: Daylight and Views
    66 Diana Nezamutinova
    Consultant
    Self Employed
    Sun, Jan 26, 2014

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