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    Director of Sustainability
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    Fri, Aug 1, 2014
    Green Roof Plant overhang
    in NC 2009 SSc7.2: Heat Island Effect—Roof
    257 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: Daylight for CS v2.0
    in CS 2009 IEQc8.1: Daylight and Views—Daylight
    93 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: plaque presentation
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    2 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    Storage for "Peak Visitors"
    in NC 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    236 Ryan McEvoy
    Owner
    Gaia Development
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    hotel with restaurant
    in Calculating FTEs
    183 E H
    Sustainability Architect
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: Special situation
    in EBOM-2009 WEc3: Water Efficient Landscaping
    110 Maximiliano Martinez
    Project Manager
    PowerSeal Pipeline Products Corporation
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: MR4 -vs- MR7 credits
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    378 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    No "new" parking, or "Not any" parking??
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Alternative transportation
    4 Erica Downs
    Sustainability & LEED Consultant
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: Family restrooms?
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    583 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: LOW VOC for vinyl tackboard adhesive
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.1: Low-Emitting Materials—Adhesives and Sealants
    371 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE ∙ Sustainability ∙ Construction ∙ Specifications
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: Schools - Case 1 and 2
    in Schools 2009 IEQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    25 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: Eligibility for case 1 option 2
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    204 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    RE: Water Calculator
    in Mid-Rise v4: Total water use
    2 Batya Metalitz
    Manager, LEED Technical Development
    USGBC
    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    Required Water Heater efficiencies and Standby Losses
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,267 Matt Scott
    Engineer
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    Thu, Jul 31, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    Invasive species removal service project
    in EBOM 2009 SSc5: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat
    84 Andrea Hidalgo
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: Concrete Sediment Control
    in NC v2.2 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    33 michelle bombeck
    Project Assistant
    O'Brien & Company
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: Clarification on "Provide no new parking"
    in NC v2.2 SSc4.4: Alternative Transportation—Parking Capacity
    38 Adam McCaughan
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    Air shaft / light well
    in CS-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    125 Angela Saggin
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: parking rainwater
    in NC 2009 SSc6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control
    153 Noriko Yasuhara
    CSR Design & Landscape Co., Ltd.
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    RE: European Testing - Equivalent Standards ?
    in Schools IEQc4.6: Low-Emitting Materials—Ceiling and Wall Systems
    68 Ian McCall
    Environmental Engineer
    Le Sommer Environnement
    Wed, Jul 2, 2014
    brownfield confusion
    in NC-v4: High priority site
    1 Larry Sims
    Principal
    Studio4, LLC
    Tue, Jul 1, 2014
    RE: Non english version
    in CS 2009 SSc9: Tenant Design and Construction Guidelines
    35 Daniel LeBlanc
    Senior Sustainability Manager
    YR&G
    Tue, Jul 1, 2014
    RE: fitness centre equipment
    in CI 2009 EAc1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances
    256 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Tue, Jul 1, 2014
    RE: Window to Wall ratio Calculation
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    221 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    RE: Commissioning
    in CS-2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    58 Scott Bowman
    Owner - Building Sage
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Mon, Jun 30, 2014
    RE: NAF (GLUE) LETTER
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.4: Low-Emitting Materials—Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
    170 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Jun 29, 2014
    Carbon Offsets
    in NC-v4: Green power and carbon offsets
    1 Sebastian Braeuer
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    RE: Residential grade dishwasher in breakroom
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    10 Webly Bowles
    Associate Principal
    Green Building Services
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    RE: Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA) in lieu of REC
    in NC 2009 EAc6: Green Power
    137 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional, Guiding Principles Compliance Professional
    Energy Ace
    Fri, Jun 27, 2014
    SS 7.1-4 LEED Online form issues?
    in EBOM 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Reduction—Nonroof
    52 Wendy Parker, LEED AP
    Manager of Safety & Environmental
    MetroNational
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    RE: LEED-Healthcare: EAc5 M&V Exemplary Performance
    in Healthcare-v2009: Measurement and verification
    3 Megan Inouye
    Skidmore Owings & Merrill
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    RE: Supplemental Documentation
    in NC-2009: Local food production
    15 Kendal Neitzke
    LEED Administrator, LEED AP O&M, Assoc. AIA
    MSI General Corporation
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    feedback comment
    in Pilot Credit 10: Sustainable Wastewater Management
    54 Mónika Egyed
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    Sewage Conveyance from the site
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Lakshmikanth Kousik Toppe Jeyabalan
    ESD Consultant
    Aurecon
    Thu, Jun 26, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post
    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
    IEQc4.2
    in How does true fresco--painting with natural pigments on wet plaster--fall into LEED categories?
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Feb 21, 2012
    contact GBCI
    in Changing Registration from CS to NC and viceversa
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Feb 17, 2012
    RE: EA Optimized Energy Performance
    in LEED 2012 – 2nd Public Comment – Energy & Atmosphere (EA) Section
    33 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Feb 16, 2012
    LEED 2012 3rd Public Comment Period Announced - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Feb 15, 2012
    RE: Team Members Blocked from accessing the Project
    in Owner team member and signatories
    12 Mairead Morrissey
    Principal Environmental Consultant
    AWN Consulting Ltd
    Mon, Feb 13, 2012
    RE: project budget
    in Budget and Historic Project Data
    3 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Wed, Jan 25, 2012
    LEED Fellow - by Heather Holdridge
    Wed, Jan 25, 2012
    Cost info on LEED EBOM
    in The Cost of LEED EBOM Re-certification
    3 James Doyle
    Owner
    ConServe
    Fri, Jan 20, 2012
    LEED Project Mechanical Engineer Volunteer Available - by Matthew Lusardi
    Sat, Jan 14, 2012
    Should be good to go
    in Eligibility for LEED AP exam
    2 Candace Small
    Thu, Jan 12, 2012
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    in LEED Project Registration for Sports Facilities
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Jan 10, 2012
    RE: Dear All, I am new on LEED
    in Existing Building with an outbuilding addition
    3 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Jan 10, 2012
    LEED Certification Project Submittal Tips from GBCI - by Tristan Roberts
    Wed, Jan 4, 2012
    Credit Specific
    in How to group multiple buildings?
    2 Emily Catacchio
    Sustainability Specialist
    Wight and Company
    Tue, Jan 3, 2012
    Good Day, Except for EAP2 and
    in List of performance period lengths
    1 Jubilee Daniels, MLA, LEED AP O+M
    Consultant, Sustainable Buildings and Operations
    Jubilee Environmental Consulting
    Tue, Jan 3, 2012
    L-3 form
    in LEED Databases
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Dec 30, 2011
    Re: LEED for Existing Buildings - Tenant Space
    in LEED for Existing Buildings - Tenant Space
    1 David Posada
    Sustainability Manager
    GBD Architects
    Tue, Dec 20, 2011
    late submission
    in Submission Timeline
    1 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Dec 18, 2011
    Title Votes Comments Most Recent Post
    RE: MRc5- Regional EXTRACTED
    in CI 2009 MRc5: Regional Materials
    127 92 John Albrecht
    Director of LEED Services
    Sieben Energy Assoc.
    Thu, Apr 28, 2011
    RE: Registration a project under the LEED v4
    in LEED v4 Overwhelmingly Approved by USGBC Members
    127 39 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Dec 4, 2013
    RE: Documents to Upload
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    126 148 Mohamed Ravuthar, LEED AP, BD+C
    LEED Engineer
    Contrack International Inc
    Tue, Dec 13, 2011
    RE: RE: Circulation space, lobbies, reception, corridors?
    in NC v2.2 EQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for 90% of Spaces
    125 65 Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow
    Principal
    Ecoworks Studio
    Sun, Sep 12, 2010
    RE: Grey Water for Flushing
    in EBOM 2009 WEc2: Additional Indoor Plumbing Fixture and Fitting Efficiency
    125 51 Jutta Berns-Mumbi
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    ecocentric cc
    Wed, Aug 11, 2010
    Re-used wood
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    124 378 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Mon, Jan 25, 2010
    Exemplary Process Water Use Reduction
    in NC v2.2 WEc3.1–3.2: Water Use Reduction
    124 73 Lauren Sparandara
    Sustainability Manager
    Google
    Mon, Mar 21, 2011
    RE: I still don't understand how
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    123 101 Ben Stanley
    Sustainability Manager
    YRG sustainability
    Wed, Mar 16, 2011
    RE: 100% recycling rate claims
    in NC 2009 MRc2: Construction Waste Management
    121 323 Valerie Walsh
    Sustainable Design & Construction Consultants
    Walsh Sustainability Group
    Fri, Jan 15, 2010
    100 year flood for project outside US?
    in NC 2009 SSc1: Site Selection
    121 94 Eric JS
    Mon, Sep 13, 2010
    RE: Calculating for Shelled Spaces?
    in NC v2.2 WEc3.1–3.2: Water Use Reduction
    121 73 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Wed, Jun 8, 2011
    RE: calculation of Cr 6.1 Stormwater design-Quantity Control
    in NC 2009 SSc6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control
    120 204 JP Rout
    Wed, Jan 6, 2010
    Is it worth it? Maybe.
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    119 378 Kenley Kyle
    Sen. Sales Engineer
    Sigler Inc.
    Wed, Oct 14, 2009
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    119 72 Jonathan Weiss
    Thu, May 6, 2010
    GIBc8—Stormwater Management
    in LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) Forum
    119 179 Wayne Ding
    Green Building Consultant
    AECOM Beijing Office
    Thu, May 19, 2011
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    118 72 hao zhang
    Sun, May 23, 2010
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    118 72 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 23, 2010
    Local zoning requires no parking
    in CI 2009 SSc3.3: Alternative Transportation—Parking Availability
    117 121 Michael Miller
    Project Architect
    Thu, Sep 9, 2010
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    117 72 Richard Walker
    Sr Vice President
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Thu, Apr 22, 2010
    RE: Cost of LEED report - Internationl projects
    in Understanding the Cost of LEED-NC Project Certification
    117 72 Sherry Bonelli
    LEED Project Manager/Consultant
    BudSprout LLC -- SucceedAtLEED.com
    Mon, Nov 22, 2010
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    EAp2 in campus project
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    489 LEED Consultant
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    Mon, May 5, 2014
    Verification of pressure difference
    in NC 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    248 Francisco Aguirre
    Senior Engineer
    Ove Arup and Partners, S.A.
    Mon, May 5, 2014
    In which construction phase can I certify my building?
    in CS 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    56 Hazem Yusuf
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    Engineering Solutions Flow
    Sat, May 3, 2014
    PC 9 - Open & Connected Community
    in Pilot Credit 9: Street Network
    67 michael kollman
    Thu, May 1, 2014
    SSc10 as an ID strategy in NC
    in NC 2009 IDc1: Innovation in Design
    522 Tiffany Moore
    LEED Documentation Consultant
    Built Kansas City LLC
    Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    LEED Boundary
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    1 CT G
    Wed, Apr 30, 2014
    Pest Control During Construction?
    in NC-2009: Clean construction
    1 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Pest Control During Construction
    in NC-2009: Green training for contractors, trades, operators and service workers
    7 Marian Keeler
    Senior Associate
    Thornton Tomasetti / Sustainability
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Flush Out Path 1 Only During Daytime
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    243 Esteban Martinez
    LEED Consultant
    Green Loop
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Concerning ANSI/BIFMA manufacture date
    in CI 2009 IEQc4.5: Low-Emitting Materials—Systems Furniture and Seating
    129 Jaida Holbrook
    Enivronmental Engineer
    Skanska Sverige AB
    Tue, Apr 29, 2014
    Choice between LEED NC & LEED HC
    in LEED for Healthcare forum - LEED-HC users welcome!
    120 Omar Katanani
    Mon, Apr 28, 2014
    Case 2 Option 2B guidance
    in EBOM 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance
    117 Janna Nash
    Sun, Apr 27, 2014
    LEED v3 CS Warehouse - MPR Minimum Occupancy Compliance
    in MPR5: Must comply with minimum occupancy rates
    1 Asa Posner
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
    Fri, Apr 25, 2014
    Shoe removal and storage space in place of walk off mats
    in NC 2009 IEQc5: Indoor Chemical and Pollutant Source Control
    294 John Covello
    LEED AP BD+C, EBOM, LEED and Sustainability Manager
    Development Management Group
    Fri, Apr 25, 2014
    Must be electricity for FCUs ventilators measured?
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    79 Frantisek Macholda
    Sustainability Consultant
    EkoWATT
    Thu, Apr 24, 2014
    Performance Period Extension, Post-Reviewer's Comments
    in Performance Period
    51 Sara Zoumbaris
    Wed, Apr 23, 2014
    Showers mixed office/retail building
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    84 Charles Nepps
    Tue, Apr 22, 2014
    International Project- 2 yr, 24 hr design storm intensity
    in EBOM 2009 SSc6: Stormwater Quantity Control
    60 Samantha Longshore
    Sustainability Advisor
    Transwestern
    Mon, Apr 21, 2014
    2 different system in LEED Boundary
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    742 SW LEE
    Project Manager
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014
    LEEDuser IPM template updated
    in EBOM 2009 SSc3: Integrated Pest Management, Erosion Control, and Landscape Management Plan
    71 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Fri, Apr 18, 2014

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