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    1 Francisco Sanchez Arroyo
    hexxan
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    Spain
    RE: Do drawings need to have imperial units?
    in PIf4: Schedule and Overview Documents
    63 Gustavo De las Heras Izquierdo
    Arch. Eng. LEED AP BD+C; O+M
    Revitaliza Consultores
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    RE: Energy Cost broken out in Lease
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    129 Marcus Sheffer
    LEED Fellow
    7group
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    RE: Epoxy floor. Testing laboratories
    in CS 2009 IEQc4.3: Low-Emitting Materials—Flooring Systems
    72 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    DCV modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,500 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    Ineligible biofuel energy cost and baseline
    in NC v2.2 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    222 Graham Langton
    Building Services Engineer
    PM-Group
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    Demand Control Ventilation(DCV) & Daylight Sensor
    in NC v2.2 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    315 SENGATHIR SELVAN KARUNANITHI
    INNOWELL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL PVT LTD
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    Bangladesh
    RE: Evapotranspiration Rates
    in Filling out the LEED Online credit form for WEc1 – Option 1
    16 Kevin Sullivan
    Director
    Leap Sustainability Design Consulting
    Fri, Nov 28, 2014
    RE: WC for disables
    in NC 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    604 Jie Xiong
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: Floor Diffusers
    in NC 2009 IEQc7.1: Thermal Comfort—Design
    201 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    Nice
    in NC 2009 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    263 Fanny Ellsworth
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: new files after D&C Preliminary Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    615 Charles Nepps
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    RE: free waste heat from outside of LEED project for heating
    in NC 2009 EAc1: Optimize Energy Performance
    1,118 Scott Bowman
    LEED Fellow
    Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    Option 2 Simulation
    in NC-v4: Daylight
    20 Charalampos Giannikopoulos
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    Extraction system for storage area
    in CS 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    48 Luis Miguel Diazgranados
    Green Factory
    Thu, Nov 27, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Not enclosed meeting room
    in NC 2009 IEQc1: Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring
    240 CT G
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    Sound Transmission
    in NC-v4: Acoustic performance
    1 Mark Zoeteman
    Sr. Mech Engr
    FTC&H, Inc.
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    RE: Calculating Waste
    in NC 2009 MRp1: Storage and Collection of Recyclables
    64 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Thu, Aug 28, 2014
    international projects update
    in Homes-v4: Must be in a permanent location on existing land
    1 Pablo Fortunato Suarez
    Principal ESD Consultant/Architect
    GreenArc Sustainable Building & Architecture
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    RE: Basic Services
    in Healthcare-v2009: Development density and community connectivity
    4 Susan Walter
    Sr Project Architect
    Wilmot/Sanz
    Wed, Aug 27, 2014
    SRI value for concrete
    in NC-v4: Heat island reduction
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Tue, Aug 26, 2014
    Exemplary Performance for Heat Island Reduction
    in Homes-v4: Heat island reduction
    1 Nelca Roco
    Architect
    Thorn Lighting
    Sat, Aug 23, 2014
    Survey Completion
    in CI 2009 IEQc7.2: Thermal Comfort—Verification
    19 Elliot Young
    Fri, Aug 22, 2014
    Building Energy Metering - Third Party Source
    in CS v4: Building-level energy metering
    1 Sean Hogan
    LEED AP
    RKD Architects
    Fri, Aug 22, 2014
    Average Full Flush and Low Flush
    in Retail–CI-v2009: Water use reduction
    3 Geraldine Assmus
    Sustentator
    Thu, Aug 21, 2014
    RE: fire supression gas FM200
    in CS 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    42 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    EAp1
    in NC v2.2 EAp1: Fundamental Commissioning of Building Energy Systems
    46 Donald Green
    Project Manager
    Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014
    RE: ID credit for low-mercury lamps
    in EBOM 2009 MRc4: Sustainable Purchasing—Reduced Mercury in Lamps
    143 Robin Dukelow, LEED AP BD+C
    Sustainability Consultant; Project Manager
    Henderson Engineers, Inc.; Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    RE: IEQc6.1 for an auditorium... are Green Rooms workstations?
    in NC v2.2 EQc6.1: Controllability of Systems—Lighting
    58 Jon Clifford
    LEED-AP BD+C
    GREENSQUARE
    Tue, Aug 19, 2014
    RE: local installation in DC
    in CI 2009 IEQc8.2: Daylight and Views—Views for Seated Spaces
    74 Todd Reed
    Daylight Designer
    7group
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    RE: SSp1 description for CS precertification
    in CS 2009 SSp1: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
    58 Michael DeVuono
    Senior Staff Designer
    T&M Associates
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 9 Episode 18 - KUWTK 9x18
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Jo Ann Wadler
    Sun, Aug 17, 2014
    Reporting and metering frequency
    in NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Fri, Aug 15, 2014
    RE: Large park
    in ND-v2009: Housing and jobs proximity
    12 Eliot Allen
    AICP, LEED AP-ND, CNU-A
    Principal, Criterion Planners LEED Faculty, LP TAG
    Fri, Aug 15, 2014
    Certified IPM Service
    in EBOM-v4: Integrated pest management
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Aug 15, 2014
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Tenant Sales or Lease Agreement
    in CS v3 - Appendix 4 - Tenant Lease or Sales Agreement
    24 Julie Hendricks
    Director of EcoServices
    Kirksey
    Thu, Nov 7, 2013
    RE: Any info that you'd be willing to share on Green Globes?
    in Getting to Know Green Globes
    7 David Eldridge
    Project Manager
    Grumman/Butkus Associates
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: All LEED sample forms
    in Sample LEED Online credit forms
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: MPR 6 Compliance through a different Portfolio manager
    in Video: LEED Energy Reporting Made Easy
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: Sports Facility - 0 FTE's or 0 Transient Users
    in PI Form 3 - Occupant and Usage Data
    78 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: "Confirmation of Agent's Authority" form for a CCD new bldg.
    in New, Friendlier Legal Forms Rolled Out on LEED Online
    9 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    PIf3 forum
    in Occupant and Usage Data
    6 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    rating system selection forum
    in Military Barracks considered LEED for Homes or LEED NC?
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    rating system selection forum
    in Minor Renovation of an Existing LEED Certified Building
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    multiple buildings forum
    in Multiple Buildings - One Registration
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: Construction Documents Creation for Small Commercial Interiors
    in Construction Documents
    4 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: Deadline for final Review (addressing review comments)
    in Deadline to tackle USGBC review
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: Blinds
    in Blinds
    8 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Mon, Nov 4, 2013
    RE: NC 2009 MPR Form 2 - actual vs estimated square footage
    in PI Form 2 Project Summary Details
    64 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Tue, Nov 5, 2013
    RE: LEED v4-Credits MR-USGBC approved program
    in USGBC Engages Chemical Supply Chain with New LEED v4 Option
    38 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 3, 2013
    RE: Gerrymandered site?
    in Multiple buildings
    5 Tristan Roberts
    LEED AP BD+C, Editorial Director – LEEDuser
    BuildingGreen, Inc.
    Sun, Nov 3, 2013
    RE: one project?
    in Multiple Buildings Connected - Campus Approach vs Standard Approach
    7 David Lee
    LEED Coordinator
    Federal Management Solutions
    Mon, Sep 16, 2013
    RE: SSc1: Previously Certified Projects
    in LEED for Existing Buildings Recertification Is Here
    9 Michelle Rosenberger
    Partner
    ArchEcology, LLC
    Wed, Sep 11, 2013
    LEED Scorecard Forms
    in Scorecard
    6 Clara Simon
    Sustainability Manager
    University of Washington - Capital Projects Office
    Fri, Sep 6, 2013
    BREEAM and LEED
    in BREEAM Equivalency for LEED Projects
    1 Emily Rhee
    Fri, Sep 6, 2013
    Title Comments Most Recent Post Location
    RE: Template Rounding for Design Case-Urinal
    in CI 2009 WEc1: Water Use Reduction
    91 William Weaver
    Sustainability Practice Lead
    JLL
    Mon, Aug 18, 2014
    Keeping Up with the Kardashians Season 9 Episode 18 - KUWTK 9x18
    in PIf2: Project Summary Details
    1 Jo Ann Wadler
    Sun, Aug 17, 2014
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Sun, Aug 17, 2014
    Austria
    Reporting and metering frequency
    in NC-v4: Water metering
    1 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Fri, Aug 15, 2014
    Certified IPM Service
    in EBOM-v4: Integrated pest management
    1 LEED Consultant
    Green Building and Alternative Energy
    Fri, Aug 15, 2014
    Option 2 - one time fee or annually
    in NC-v4: Site development - protect or restore habitat
    1 Lorne Mlotek
    LEED AP BD+C
    LeadingGREEN
    Thu, Aug 14, 2014
    Recycled cork can contribute to achieve MRc6?
    in NC 2009 MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials
    50 Pedro Ribeiro
    Director of Sustainability
    Edifícios Saudáveis Consultores
    Thu, Aug 14, 2014
    Portugal
    SSp1 in case of campus projects
    in New LEED Guidance for Campuses and Multiple Buildings
    496 Mónika Egyed
    Thu, Aug 14, 2014
    Classification of handsinks
    in CS 2009 WEc1: Water Efficient Landscaping
    60 Sean Blaevoet
    Junior Designer
    Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
    Thu, Aug 14, 2014
    United States
    wall mounted FCUs
    in NC-2009 IEQp1: Minimum IAQ Performance
    825 Stella Stella
    Thu, Aug 14, 2014
    RE: Weighted Males/Females in FTE calc...
    in NC 2009 WEc3: Water Use Reduction
    110 Jennifer Perdue
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    How to calculate the impact of a heat pump, only used for heatin
    in NC 2009 EAc4: Enhanced Refrigerant Management
    106 Juliane Muench
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    removed
    in NC 2009 SSc5.2: Site Development—Maximize Open Space
    169 Kevin Flynn
    President, AIA, LEED FELLOW (LEED AP BD&C)
    EcoDEEP
    Wed, Aug 13, 2014
    LEED EBOM
    in LEED Rating System Selection Q&A
    619 Srimannarayana NCVK
    ESD Consultant
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    United Arab Emirates
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    Austria
    Number of bus stops and bus lines required
    in NC 2009 SSc4.1: Alternative Transportation—Public Transportation Access
    205 Sarah Lavalliere
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    Canada
    DCV modeling
    in NC 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    2,500 Vassil Vassilev
    Manager
    Termoservice OOD
    Tue, Aug 12, 2014
    Commercial Kitchen
    in EBOM 2009 MRc2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods
    80 Nate Gillette
    Director
    Natura Architectural Consulting LLC
    Sat, Aug 9, 2014
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014
    Austria
    LEED Site boundary – underground parking
    in MPR3: Must use a reasonable site boundary
    200 Ermal Dauti
    EGS-plan International GmbH
    Fri, Aug 8, 2014
    Austria
    Title Comments Post date Most Recent Postsort icon Location
    Mixed feelings about numbering
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Andres Schwarz
    Principal
    NRG-AR
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 13:36 Argentina
    Need for consistent numbering system across all rating systems
    in Poll – Should LEED v4 Credits Have Numbers?
    3 Lyle Axelarris
    Civil/Structural Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, O+M
    Design Alaska
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 13:21 United States
    Line of Site into Multi-Story Dorm & Ceiling Mounted Glazing
    in NC 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    559 Sara Zoumbaris
    Sustainable Design Consulting
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 12:40 United States
    Required Manufacturer Documentation for Option 3
    in NC-v4: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
    8 Randy Van Straaten
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 11:41 United States
    LPD in future spaces for Energy Model
    in LEED Minimum Program Requirements
    442 Catalina Caballero
    Sustainability Coordinator
    JALRW Eng. Group Inc.
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 10:41 United States
    Short-term bicycle
    in NC-v4: Bicycle facilities
    6 Flavia Marques
    Ramboll
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 09:39 Qatar
    Non-default shower use
    in CI 2009 WEp1: Water Use Reduction—20% Reduction
    217 Susannah Goddard
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 03:22 United Kingdom
    Number of transients for FTE calculation
    in Calculating FTEs
    188 Sunanda Swain, LEED Green Associate, PQP
    Environment and Sustainability Consultant
    MAHY Khoory - Creative Solutions
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-25 01:44 United Arab Emirates
    Modeling OA with Demand control ventilation
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    872 Hieu Huynh
    Environmental Engineer
    Thu, Sep 25, 2014
    2014-09-24 23:57 Vietnam
    25ft of entrace located near corner of building
    in EBOM 2009 IEQp2: Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
    94 Mary Grace Wong
    Miss
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    2014-09-24 13:17 Canada
    About interior lights
    in CS 2009 SSc8: Light Pollution Reduction
    148 Maria Isabel Conde
    Owner
    Aqua Terra (Panama) S.A.
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    2014-09-24 10:48 Panama
    Expansion joints-LEED for schools v2009
    in Schools 2009 IEQc9: Enhanced Acoustical Performance
    34 Stephanie Santiago
    Venegas Engineering Management & Construction Inc
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    2014-09-24 09:54 United States
    Baseline Ventilation
    in CS 2009 EAp2: Minimum Energy Performance
    872 Toni Herena Montull
    Project Engineer
    Aiguasol
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    2014-09-24 09:51 Spain
    Providing clarifications to Design Phase Review
    in LEED Reviews: LEED Online, Appeals, Design/Construction Submittals, and more
    615 Susannah Goddard
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    2014-09-24 05:58 United Kingdom
    Non-FSC Invoices
    in NC 2009 MRc7: Certified Wood
    403 Phillip Cook
    WGE
    Wed, Sep 24, 2014
    2014-09-24 02:19 Australia
    Outdoor furnishings made with recycled materials
    in NC v2.2 MRc4: Recycled Content
    159 Robert Caston
    Content Marketing
    The Park Catalog
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    2014-09-23 15:09 United States
    BTU Metering for Existing HVAC
    in CI 2009 EAc3: Measurement and Verification
    129 Jareb Ketay
    GHT Limited
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    2014-09-23 12:41 United States
    Should LPD Area match with Gross Project Square Footage?
    in CI 2009 EAc1.1: Optimize Energy Performance—Lighting Power
    89 Sunayana Jain
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    2014-09-23 10:34 United States
    200 yards from entrance
    in CS 2009 SSc4.2: Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
    88 Gianluca Padula
    architect
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    2014-09-23 07:12 Italy
    SRI of sand
    in NC 2009 SSc7.1: Heat Island Effect—Nonroof
    241 Karim Farah
    Sustainability Manager / USGBC Faculty
    Dar Al-Handasah
    Tue, Sep 23, 2014
    2014-09-23 01:10 Saudi Arabia

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