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    in NC-v4: Renewable energy production
    6 Marcus Sheffer
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    7group
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: Lease Duration
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    46 Michelle Rosenberger
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    ArchEcology, LLC
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: adjusted dailyuses for urinal when restroom without urinal exist
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    224 Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow, WELL AP
    Principal
    Ecoworks Studio
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: SS Credit 8 Compliance
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    642 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: Water metering
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    177 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: postponing a construction credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    834 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
    BWBR
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: PVC Welding Cement
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    204 Leanne Conrad
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    noise and emissions controls
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    136 cathy keagle
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: AGi32 -b sDA
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    53 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: Calculating MRc4 - Recycable Material Credits
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    622 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    RE: DOAS
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,047 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional
    JLL
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    appropriate zoning, solar exposure - apartment
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    442 Yuna Chen
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    RE: Energy Model DHW peak flow vs WEp1 peak flow
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,753 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    RE: Metering Requirements
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    125 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    Dorm projects
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    123 Rita Haberman
    Brightworks
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Solar PV Array Ownership
    in NC-v4: Renewable energy production
    6 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: Lease Duration
    in CI 2009 MRc1.1: Tenant Space—Long-Term Commitment
    46 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: adjusted dailyuses for urinal when restroom without urinal exist
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    224 Carlie Bullock-Jones, LEED Fellow, WELL AP
    Principal
    Ecoworks Studio
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: SS Credit 8 Compliance
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    642 Bill Swanson
    PE, LEED AP
    Integrated Architecture
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: Water metering
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    177 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: PVC Welding Cement
    in NC-v4: Low emitting materials
    204 Leanne Conrad
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    noise and emissions controls
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    136 cathy keagle
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: AGi32 -b sDA
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    53 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    RE: Calculating MRc4 - Recycable Material Credits
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    622 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    RE: DOAS
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    1,047 Kathryn West
    LEED AP BD+C, O+M, Green Globes Professional
    JLL
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    appropriate zoning, solar exposure - apartment
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    442 Yuna Chen
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    RE: Energy Model DHW peak flow vs WEp1 peak flow
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,753 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    RE: Metering Requirements
    in CS 2009 EAc5.2: Measurement and Verification—Tenant Submetering
    125 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    Dorm projects
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    123 Rita Haberman
    Brightworks
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    RE: Successful Option 4 with Zipcar?
    in NC 2009 SSc4.3: Alternative Transportation—Low-Emitting and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
    466 Patricia Lloyd
    Sustainability Manager
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    RE: What defines complex occupancy?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    290 Jeannie Rueter
    Green Building Analyst
    Ausonio Incorporated
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    United States
    Tri-gen
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    138 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    RE: Wood pellets as a Renewable energy source
    in NC 2009 EAc2: On-Site Renewable Energy
    305 Ward Miller
    Chief Environmental Officer
    Alpenglow Advisory
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    Different VOC Formats
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    547 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    RE: n/a
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    279 Daniel Hartsig
    Sustainability Analyst
    Transwestern
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: postponing a construction credit
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    834 Sara Curlee
    Project Architect
    BWBR
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    Congratulations 2016 LEED Fellows - by Tristan Roberts
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    RE: v4 BD+C Licensed Professional Exemption
    in Licensed Professional Exemption
    21 Eric Anderson
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    RE: LEED Green Associate Exam!!! Leedv4
    in 10 Tips for Passing the LEED Green Associate Exam
    72 Paula Melton
    Senior Editor
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Sep 6, 2016
    RE: advanced buildings doc
    in Where can I find a copy of "Advanced Buildings: Energy Benchmark for High Performance Buildings (E-Benchmark)”?
    15 Trevor Anderson
    Sustainability Consultant
    Steven Winter Associates
    Fri, Sep 2, 2016
    Can LEED for New Construction be used for Ronald McDonald House
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    795 cathy keagle
    Thu, Sep 1, 2016
    RE: GBES Resources for WELL AP Exam
    in WELL Building Standard Discussion Forum
    38 Brian Salazar
    President, LEED AP, WELL AP
    Entegra Development & Investment, LLC
    Mon, Aug 29, 2016
    United States
    RE: FIT Program vs LEED Points
    in LEED Canada Forum
    56 Fayoke Banjo
    Fri, Aug 26, 2016
    Canada
    RE: Energy Star compliant attic access doors
    in LEED for Homes (LEED-H) Forum
    159 Brett Little
    Executive Director
    GreenHome Institute
    Tue, Aug 2, 2016
    RE: *sensationalism alert*!
    in Does LEED v4 Ban PVC?
    12 joel longstreth
    Marketing Manager
    brentwood plastics
    Mon, Aug 1, 2016
    RE: Adding more projects to a Campus
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    572 deborah lucking
    associate
    fentress architects
    Thu, Jul 28, 2016
    RE: sunset date for projects registered under LEEDv3
    in Time to finish that LEED-NC v2.1 project, or upgrade - sunset date is coming
    2 emily reese
    Sustainability Consultant / Facility Planner
    Jacobs Engineering
    Tue, Jul 26, 2016
    n/a
    in Forum for LEED Volume Program Certification
    12 robert lohr
    Sr. Director of Construction
    DSW, Inc.
    Fri, Jul 22, 2016
    Core & Shell Warehouses in LEED v4 - by Michelle Rosenberger
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Selection of Leed certification
    in 17 critical—and misunderstood—LEED terms
    7 B B
    Mon, Jul 18, 2016
    Trinidad and Tobago
    RE: Deadline for Construction Review
    in Deadline to Submit Construction Submittal - LEED NC (LEED for Schools)
    5 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Senior Sustainability Consultant
    DCarbon
    Sun, Jul 10, 2016
    ECp2 and c1 - Location of this Addendum?
    in Highlights from the LEED-EBOM addenda
    2 Michelle Bracewell-Musson
    Owner, LEED AP
    Green Expectations Sustainability Solutions
    Sun, Jun 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: design vs construction credits
    in A New, More Accessible LEED Online for LEED v4
    16 Emmanuel Pauwels
    Owner
    Green Living Projects s.l.
    Thu, Jun 23, 2016
    RE: DES Rates
    in New District Energy Guidance for LEED Released by USGBC
    73 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Tue, Jun 21, 2016
    RE: parking demand vs 1000sf or vs employees
    in More Money, Less Guesswork: ITE Parking Generation Study and SSc4.4
    37 Erin Holdenried
    Sustainable Design Manager
    AECOM
    Mon, Jun 13, 2016
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    noise and emissions controls
    in EBOM 2009 SSc2: Building Exterior and Hardscape Management Plan
    136 cathy keagle
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    appropriate zoning, solar exposure - apartment
    in CI 2009 EAc1.3: Optimize Energy Performance—HVAC
    442 Yuna Chen
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    Dorm projects
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    123 Rita Haberman
    Brightworks
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    Tri-gen
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    138 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    Different VOC Formats
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    547 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    LEED Basement Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    239 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    Ireland
    Energy Star Portfolio Manager
    in EBOM 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance
    516 Pablo Fortunato Suarez
    Principal ESD Consultant/Architect
    GreenArc Sustainable Building & Architecture
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    Filtration Change Prior to Flush-out
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    339 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    United States
    Self adhesive carpet
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    412 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    Pilot Credit Attempts
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    40 Patricia Lloyd
    Sustainability Manager
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    Signage and Language
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    18 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    Tri-gen
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    138 Victoria Watson
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    62.1 vs 170
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    55 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    United States
    RE: CEE Tier 3A Washer Requirement
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    30 David Hubka
    Director - Operations
    Transwestern Sustainability Services
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    Self adhesive carpet
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    412 Omar ElRawy
    Building Engineer, LEED AP BD+C
    EA Building Consultants
    Sun, Sep 25, 2016
    Air Barrier Testing- Commercial
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    48 Justin Tyrrell
    Residential and Multifamily Project Coordinator
    TSI Energy Solutions
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    United States
    10% exemption for fire suppression systems
    in EBOM 2009 EAc5: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    47 AtSite Inc
    AtSite
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    DES in non-roof measures
    in CS v4: Heat island reduction
    1 Martin Reynaud
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    France
    Do ruderal vegetation areas count as vegetated areas or roof
    in CS 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    54 Paul Deinhofer
    MSc
    Schöberl & Pöll GmbH
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
    Austria
    Medical Equipment Energy Consumption Reporting
    in Healthcare-v2009: Minimum energy performance
    11 MURAT DOĞRU
    GREEN BUILDING EXPERT
    ECOBUILD
    Wed, Sep 21, 2016
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    Sinks in doctor's consulting room
    in CS 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    224 Agata Mozer
    GO4IT SP Z OO SP K
    Thu, Sep 29, 2016
    2016-09-29 11:30 Poland
    Calculating MRc4 - Recycable Material Credits
    in NC 2009 MRc4: Recycled Content
    622 Richard Metts
    CPC, LEED AP BD+C
    Durotech, Inc.
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    2016-09-28 11:25 United States
    Tri-gen
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    138 Victoria Watson
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    2016-09-28 11:16 United States
    SS Credit 8 Compliance
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    642 Nikhil Kumar
    Wed, Sep 28, 2016
    2016-09-28 05:45 India
    Inverted Marking Paint
    in NC 2009 IEQc4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings
    547 Lawrence Lile
    Chief Engineer
    Lile Engineering LLC
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    2016-09-27 17:41 United States
    Lawn acceptance
    in NC 2009 SSc5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Habitat
    279 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    2016-09-27 12:53 Ireland
    LEED Basement Boundary
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    239 Francis McNulty
    OCSC
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    2016-09-27 11:46 Ireland
    Daylight controls / sensors vs Occupancy Sensors or Both?
    in CI 2009 EAc1.2: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Controls
    91 Katie Peterschmidt
    Associate Director, CORE Steward
    Cooper Carry
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    2016-09-27 10:10 United States
    Filtration Change Prior to Flush-out
    in NC 2009 IEQc3.2: Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan—Before Occupancy
    339 Marcia Weekes
    LEED Coordinator
    Ecostrategic Construction Solutions
    Tue, Sep 27, 2016
    2016-09-27 08:17 United States
    Pilot Credit Attempts
    in Using the LEED Pilot Credit Library
    40 Patricia Lloyd
    Sustainability Manager
    Leopardo Companies, Inc.
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    2016-09-26 17:38 United States
    Signage and Language
    in NC-v4: Green vehicles
    18 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    2016-09-26 14:15 United States
    Glare requirement exemption
    in NC-v4: Light pollution reduction
    71 David Makee
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    2016-09-26 14:13 Canada
    100% OA Laboratory System
    in NC-v4: Minimum energy performance
    138 Charles Daze
    Project Engineer
    Burns & McDonnell
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    2016-09-26 12:23 United States
    62.1 vs 170
    in NC-v4: Minimum indoor air quality performance
    55 Dianne Herrin
    Vice President
    Practical Energy Solutions
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
    2016-09-26 10:11 United States
    Watersense Labelled Products - Substitutes Not Available
    in NC-v4: Indoor water use reduction
    30 ABDUL MUTHALIB MOHAMED
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Mon, Sep 26, 2016
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    What defines complex occupancy?
    in PIf3: Occupant and Usage Data
    290 Jeannie Rueter
    Green Building Analyst
    Ausonio Incorporated
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    2016-09-23 17:54 United States
    Air Barrier Testing- Commercial
    in EBOM-v4: Minimum energy performance
    48 Justin Tyrrell
    Residential and Multifamily Project Coordinator
    TSI Energy Solutions
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    2016-09-23 15:01 United States
    Fan power in conditioned space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,753 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    2016-09-23 03:46 Thailand
    LPD for manufacturing space
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    3,753 Panupant Phapant
    SCG Cement - Building Materials Co.,Ltd.
    Fri, Sep 23, 2016
    2016-09-23 03:17 Thailand
    Regulation of commingled recycling facilities
    in NC-v4: Construction and demolition waste management
    41 Keith Winston
    Green Building Code Inspector
    DCRA: DC Government
    Thu, Sep 22, 2016
    2016-09-22 19:36 United States

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